Horrendous I-69 crash kills two truck drivers

Indiana State Police are investigating an accident at the 50-mile marker on I-69 that we first told you about on the air shortly after it happened around 4:15 Tuesday.   One semi crossed the median and  hit the other head-on, triggering a fire.  The northbound lanes were blocked well into the morning as debris was strewn […]

Jury finds Hawkins guilty

A Gas City woman was convicted late Monday night on charges that she killed her ex-husband in March of 2004.  The jury decided that Joyce Hawkins was guilty on accusations that she shot and killed Timmy Ray Hawkins as they sat in his semi tractor-trailer.  Hawkins told police she burned his body and drove the […]

Teen murdered; man held

Anderson police are investigating an apparent homicide.  Damian Hopkins, 18, was found shot once in the head behind the Oaks Apartments along 38th Street in the city’s south-central area.  Police believe Hopkins was shot inside an apartment and then dragged outside in a dispute over a gambling issue.  Police have arrested Perry Thompson, 22 of […]

Two-year prison term for Neal

Accused gambling kingpin John Neal has received a two-year sentence for violating his federal probation.  U.S. District Court Judge John Tinder called Neal a “puppet master” who “thumbed his nose at law enforcement and this court.”  Neal faces more organized gambling charges as a result of a huge raid in Madison, Delaware and Henry counties […]

Plea deal in death

An Anderson man has pleaded guilty to a reckless homicide charge in connection with a woman’s shooting death last summer.  Desmond Edmonds, 18, admitted he fired a shot during a fight in the street, and the bullet struck and killed Lorene “Tami” Love, 43, as she sat on her front porch.  As part of a […]

Plug pulled on ethanol plant

Broin Companies has pulled plans to locate an ethanol plant near Bluffton in Wells County.  Officials cite increased competition in Indiana and will concentrate on other areas.  Broin is also planning or building ethanol plants near Portland in Jay County and Alexandria in Madison County.

Annexation gets primary nod

The Muncie City Council has given preliminary approval to two annexation plans.  The plans included phased-in property taxes for residents of the Saddlebrook addition along Morrison Road and an area near Perdieu and Cornbread roads.  Final council action could come next month.