Jr. threatens dad with knife, gets a jail cell

A 30-year-old Muncie man is in jail after threatening to kill his dad. Sam Becktell II was arrested Saturday night on West Main St. and charged with intimidation and criminal mischief after his father told police his son threatened to kill him with a knife. Becktell Jr. is in Delaware County jail with a $6,000 […]

Hernandez trial starts in love triangle slaying

The murder trial of Juan Hernandez got underway this afternoon in Delaware Circuit Court. He is accused of stabbing and killing his lover’s husband in January of last year. The prosecutor said in court that the man was angry that his lover and her husband had reconciled and killed the man in the parking lot […]

Man admits helping dispose of victim’s body

A final update on the death of a Muncie woman in 2011, Tonia Ingram. A man who helped her killer move her body to a car has admitted he did so. 38-year-old Antowyn Warren faces four years in prison. According to court records, the woman was killed by Terry Rutledge, her body placed in a […]

Jared Fogle asks for new prison sentence

Subway pitchman Jared Fogle has asked the court to shorten his 15-year prison sentence for paying for sex with underage girls and child porn. His attorney says the judge abused her authority when she gave Fogle a prison sentence that is three years longer than the prosecutors agreed to. They’re asking the 7th Circuit Court […]

Police: Drunk driver killed 3 int’l students

A tragic story over the weekend, where a suspected drunk driver killed three college students and injured another when they were stopped on the interstate to fix a flat tire in their van. The students were from Manchester University and had visited Ball State and Taylor University. They were headed back to school in North […]

Daughter sent to prison for Mom’s overdose death

A Muncie woman who gave her mother an injection of a powerful painkiller has been sentenced to four years in prison today. The woman, 32-year-old Amanda Kay Pratt pleaded guilty last December to reckless homicide. Her mother, Penny Kerr died last February of an overdose of Diluadid. Pratt said she was trying to help her […]

Muncie Central HS student missing

Police and family members are looking for a teenager who has not been seen for over 10 days. The 15-year-old, Jaseland Falconbury, is a student at Muncie Central High School. The boy has run away from home before, according to a family member, but has never been gone for such a long time and they […]