Muncie man arrested for selling fake heroin to cops

Muncie police have arrested a man for selling them heroin, though it turned out not to be. 21-year-old John Swafford, Jr. is being held in Delaware County jail under a $5,000 bond. He’s charged with dealing in a lookalike substance, a level five felony that could get him six years in prison. The man has […]

GOP lawmakers propose college plan for teachers

An Indiana lawmaker is proposing students get a near-full ride to college if they graduate in the top 20 percent of their class and agree to become teachers. The GOP house bill is a key piece of legislation for the new session. Speaker Brian Bosma says students would get $30,000 for college if they agree […]

Man selling tools attacked by trio

Police are looking for three men who robbed a man from Elwood who was trying to sell tools. The 41-year-old victim met the trio in a remote location with the tools. That’s when they attacked him with a club and stole the tools and a cellphone. The tools are valued at $1,000. The victim was […]

Screwdriver assault suspect now in jail

A follow up to the story of a man who threatened an eight-year-old boy with a screwdriver at a local grocery store last month. William Rothel is now in jail, after his probation was revoked today following a hearing in Madison Circuit Court. His attorney is asking for psychiatrists to evaluate the man and has […]

Felon with gun arrested in Muncie

A convicted felon from rural Muncie was arrested for having a gun. 40-year-old David Shoemaker was arrested and remained in Delaware County jail yesterday with a $5,000 bond. He was arrested during a traffic stop after this girlfriend was pulled over for speeding. He told police he had a gun and it belonged to his […]

Muncie man arrested for beating girlfriend

Police arrested a Muncie man after his girlfriend said he beat her, threatened and spit on her. The man is 34-year-old Cainman Lopilato, now charged with strangulation, domestic battery and interference with the reporting of a crime. Lopilato’s alleged victim described a violent altercation and officers report the woman had visibile signs of being beaten. […]

Anderson man to claim self defense in fatal stabbing

An Anderson man will go on trial next month for fatally stabbing a man he allegedly found having sex with the man’s ex-wife, then kidnapped his family and headed to Minnesota las summer. The man is 25-year-old Mark Emerson. He’s reportedly planning to argue self-defense, according to a notice filed this week in Madison Circuit […]

Ball State former QB comes back as head coach

Former Ball State Quarterback Mike Neu has been named the Cardinals’ 17th head football coach. The Indianapolis native spent the last two seasons as quarterbacks coach with the New Orleans Saints. Neu was a four-year starter for Ball State and led the team to a Mid-American Conference Championship in 1993. He was named the league’s […]

Proposed bill gives police discretion to release videos

The latest turn in the police body controversy is a new Indiana bill, backed by former sheriff of Blackford County and now State Representative Kevin Mahan. He wants to give police departments the right to either release or not release police body camera videos to the public. He said he wants the police to have […]