A Muncie man was killed Thursday evening in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 35 in southeastern Delaware County. The accident, involving a semi and a car, was reported about 7:40 p.m. near Mount Pleasant. The Star Press reports that 51-year-old Thomas Bennie Pinkston died in the crash that shut down the highway for several hours.
Burglar Caught Selling Goods On Facebook
Authorities say a Muncie man who burglarized a maintenance building at the Academy of Model Aeronautics taking a van & tools was caught when he tried to sell them on Facebook. The Star Press reports 23-year-old Antonio Austin Riviera-Manship is charged with burglary, auto theft and criminal mischief. He’s being held under an 11-thousand-dollar bond.
15 Years Federal Imprisonment For Former Fire Chief
A former Ingalls fire chief, accused of sexual exploitation, has accepted a plea deal. When Brian Cushman is sentenced January 28, he will receive a minimum of 15-years federal imprisonment. Cushman submitted a guilty plea to one count of sexual exploitation to avoid multiple charges that involved a 17-year-old girl who was involved in a […]
BSU President Calls Incident “Unwarranted Overreaction”
Ball State University President Geoffrey S. Mearns says a marketing professor committed a “gross error” and had an “unwarranted overreaction” when a student declined to move seats in a classroom. The Star Press reports a faculty member called police after the student refused to change seats. Two officers did respond but the professor has issued […]
Shot At Police; Crashed Into Three Cop Cars
A Swayzee man has been arrested after Marion police say he fired at officers and crashed into three police cars while he tried to elude them. According to a release from the Marion Police Department, 31-year-old Cori Gentry led officers on a high speed chase through the streets of Marion with a woman and baby […]
State Dems Push For Pot Decriminalization
State Senate Democrats are pushing to decriminalize simple marijuana possession in Indiana. Senate Bill 114 would reduce the penalty for the possession of less than one ounce of marijuana to an infraction for the first offense. It is authored by State Sen. Karen Tallian.
Red Gold Partners With The Folds of Honor Foundation
Elwood-based tomato processor Red Gold Inc. is continuing its legacy of helping America’s military personnel. The company announced it is partnering with national nonprofit The Folds of Honor Foundation to raise awareness and financial support. The foundation provides educational scholarships to the children and spouses of those fallen or disabled while serving our nation.
Lucas Oil Stadium Now Sensory-Inclusive
Lucas Oil Stadium is officially a sensory-inclusive venue. The stadium is now equipped with sensory bags containing noise-canceling headphones, fidget tools, verbal cue cards and weighted lap pads. The kits are expected to help visitors who are sensitive to overstimulation and noise.
United Way of Delaware & Henry Counties Announces Big Numbers
The United Way of Delaware and Henry Counties has announced they were able to raise more than 1-million-500-thousand dollars in their annual campaign. You can watch the entire presentation on the Facebook page at Muncie Journal dot com.
College Goal Sunday Coming February 23
Indiana’s largest, free FAFSA filing event is now just 1 month away. On February 23rd, at 37 sites across Indiana, financial aid experts will once again help Hoosier families file the most important form for free money for college. This is the 31st year for College Goal Sunday in Indiana, an event that has helped […]