Hoosier Park Announces 2008 Schedule

Rick Moore, president and general manager of Hoosier Park, presented a 2008 schedule that features 71 days of standardbred racing and 63 days of thoroughbred racing. Standardbred racing at Hoosier Park will begin April 5 and last through July 6, with live racing every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Thoroughbred racing begins Aug. 29 […]

Murder Charges Filed in Teen's Death

The Madison County Prosecutor’s Office filed a formal charge of murder against Jesse Lee Pitts on Wednesday for allegedly killing 14-year-old Amanda Brinker last week.  Her body was found in Anderson’s Edgewater Park.  Investigators have said Pitts and Brinker had known each other for several months.   Pitts could face up to 65 years in prison […]

Bond Reduction Denied in Child Death Case

Madison Superior Court 1 Judge Dennis Carroll will not lower the bond for a man accused of fatally injuring a 17-month-old boy in August.  Cody D. Marling had asked Carroll to lower his $50,000 full-cash bond during a Monday hearing. On Wednesday, the judge denied that request. Marling is accused of severely shaking 17-month-old Noah […]

Bridge Painting to Affect Section of I-69

Beginning at 7 a.m. Monday, Oct.1, Interstate 69 will be restricted to single lanes in each direction for bridge painting two miles north of State Road 18.  Crews will be painting the CR 200N bridge over I-69. Weather permitting, the project should be complete by mid-October.  INDOT encourages motorists to be aware of the restrictions […]

Problems Continue at Walnut Manor Apartments

Problems continue for residents of the Walnut Manor apartments.   Hit by a major fire a few weeks ago, and another blaze previously, the complex now has no water, since the owners have not paid the water bill.   Indiana American Water cut the water supply to much of Walnut Manor Apartments on Tuesday morning after the […]

Muncie Ranks Low in Commerce Department Study

Muncie’s economy continues to suffer.  The U.S. Department of Commerce report released Wednesday ranked the city 336th among 363 metropolitan areas in Gross Domestic Product.  Indiana cities didn’t fare very well in the rankings, which noted most of the growth in the market value of goods was in western and southern states. Anderson ranked 361st, […]