Riot at New Castle prison

New Castle, Indiana – (April 24, 2007) At approximately 2:01pm, a disturbance broke out among offenders at the New Castle Correctional Facility in Henry County, Indiana. This medium-security prison holds adult males from both Indiana and Arizona. It appears that offenders from both states were involved in the disturbance. Offenders engaged in recreation, and others […]

Weekend, late-night services wanted by Muncie residents

A summit on public transportation Monday had Muncie residents voicing requests for weekend and late night bus services.  However, little funding from local government and human service providers is available.  Jason Casteel of the Indiana department of transportation says new funding is limited to about $3.4 million state wide to provide additional services to disabled […]

'Unity in the Community' to be held at Muncie Central tonight

The first ever “Unity in the Community” event will take place today from 5-7 p.m. at Muncie Central High School’s auditorium.  Delaware County Building Commissioner Marwin Strong says the event is aimed at bringing people together in order to change Muncie for the positive.  The event is sponsored by the United Way, Partners for Community […]

Yorktown votes for funding on sports complex

A $1.9 million bond is likely to fund a sports complex in Yorktown.  The town council voted 4-1 Monday night to fast-track funding for a new park and public works facilities. The possible site would be located on county road 600 west.  Comments from residents supporting the facility encouraged the board to go ahead with […]

On-line schools could lose funding

Parents and board members of the two possible online charter schools are begging legislators not to back out on funding.  The Indiana virtual charter school and the Indiana connections academy are scheduled to open this fall, with start-up funding in the senate version of the budget.  However, house democrats did not include funding in their […]

Daughter saves mother, brother from disaster on highway

A former Muncie resident was saved by her daughter when she became ill behind the wheel of her van. Indiana state police say 11-year-old Abigail Parker took control of the vehicle and possibly saved the lives of her mom and her brother.  Senior Trooper Joe Swisher says 36-year-old Deborah Parker suffers from diabetes and was […]

ACLU files complaint against specialty plate

The Indiana American Civil Liberties Union has filed a complaint against the constitutionality of a specialty license plate. They say the law that created the “In God We Trust” plate, allows supporters preferential treatment that is not available to those with other specialty plates.  Mark Studer of the Indiana ACLU says a fifteen dollar fee […]

Logistics contract largest ever from Pepsi-Co.

Langham Logistics Inc. has landed the largest contract ever from Pepsi-Co.  Langham sales director Patrick Woods says the contract will handle the national transportation needs of Pepsi, Gatorade and Frito-Lay and is worth six to nine million dollars.  However, the contract will not lead to the creation of more jobs at Langham, due to the […]

Poaching sting 'nets' 12 in Southern Indiana

Twelve people were arrested in a poaching sting Monday.  The Indiana department of natural resources says an 18-month investigation led to suspects who have been poaching paddlefish in the Ohio River.  Sergeant Dean Shadley says the collecting and selling of the eggs laid by the fish is a huge business.  The eggs, also known as […]