Riverboat captains might be out of work

Indiana riverboat captains may be looking for new jobs.  Legislation is being debated in the General Assembly that would make riverboat captains obsolete.  The bill would allow slot machines at the state’s two horse tracks and also include an amendment that would no longer require the state’s nine casino riverboats to have a propulsion system.  […]

Marion teen arrested in teen dance shooting

A Marion man was arrested Saturday during a traffic stop in connection with a shooting at a teen dance at the Clarence Faulkner Community Center in Marion.  Police say 18-year-old William White was arrested in connection to the March 18 shooting of Fort Wayne resident Terrence Glenn.  Marion Deputy Polic Chief Cliff Sessoms says White […]

Governor withdraws toll road proposals in Indy

Governor Mitch Daniels has withdrawn his toll road proposals around Indianapolis, saying the plans were too unpopular with the public.  The announcement comes after the proposals faced strong public opposition earlier this month.  However, Daniels still wants lawmakers to consider a 10-mile section of the proposed Illiana Expressway in northwestern Indiana.  Daniels’ Press Secretary Jane […]

Railroad study is up and running…again

A study to see if moving railroad tracks by the Muncie Mall has new life.  The study has been stagnant since 2000, but City-County Engineer Michael Denton says the current county commissioners have rededicated themselves to having the study completed, where as previous administration offices didn’t want to bother with it.  The study will determine […]

Winchester man faces wrongful death lawsuit

A WHINCHESTER MAN IS FACING A LAWSUIT AFTER HE ALLEGEDLY KILLED A HARTFORD CITY WOMAN LAST DECEMBER IN MUNCIE. THE ESTATE OF 28-YEAR-OLD BONNIE VALLAD OF HARTFORD CITY IS SUING 26-YEAR-OLD ROGER HALE, JR. OF WHINCHESTER AS WELL AS THOSE WHO ALLEGEDLY SERVED HIM ALCOHOL, KNOWING HE WAS DRUNK. VALLAD’S PERSONAL REPRSENTATIVE FILED THE WRONGFUL […]

Marion companies await ruling on fines

TWO MARION BASED COMPANIES ARE AWAITING A FINAL DECISION IN A CASE INVOLVING THE FORMER THOMSON BUILDING.  MARION T LLC AND MKT INCORPORATED OF SHELBYVILLE WERE FINED A TOTAL OF FOURTEEN-THOUSAND FIVE-HUNDRED DOLLARS AFTER TWO WORKERS DIED ON THE JOB IN 2005.  THE COMPANIES WERE FINED BY IN JANUARY OF 2006 WHEN THE STATE FOUND […]

Two Muncie stores to see big changes

TWO OF MUNCIE’S BIGGEST RETAIL STORES ARE GETTING A FACE LIFT.  THE NORTH SIDE WAL-MART IS DOING A $2 MILLION FLOOR-TO-CEILING RENOVATION AND TARGET WILL INCREASE THEIR GROCERY SECTION.  THE WAL-MART WAS TURNED INTO A SUPERCENTER IN 2001 AND WILL BEGIN REMODELING APRIL SECOND.  WHILE THE STORE IS OPEN 24 HOURS, MOST OF THE WORK […]