BORGWARNER TO CLOSE MUNCIE PLANT

Officials from BorgWarner Automotive announced Thursday that the Muncie transfer case plant will close, leaving 780 people out of work. Many factors are playing a part in the closure, including Ford’s economic troubles. The United Auto Workers Local 287 rejected a company request last fall to reopen the collecting bargaining contract and accept some new […]

Woman charged with abusing infant

Fishers police accuse the operator of an unlicensed day care with two counts of battery causing serious bodily injury.  Melanie Ford called the parents of a four-month-old boy and told them they needed to pick him up because he was sick.  The boy’s father immediately took the baby to the hospital when he was unrsponsive.  […]

Man recovers from wound

A Gas City man shot in the back early Wednesday morning in Marion is now in fair condition at a Fort Wayne hospital.  Kyle Wineinger, 22, was at a gathering at 1515 S. Miller Avenue, Lot 25 when a fight broke out.  No arrests have been made in the case.

Plea deal for former officer

A former 25-year veteran of the Alexandria Police Department has entered into a plea agreement on allegations that he tried to seduce a teenager while on duty.  Richard Santos, 55, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of official misconduct.  Two other charges will be dismissed.  Sentencing was left at the discretion of the judge.  Santos […]

Animal clinic needs new home

A spay-neuter clinic for animals adopted from the Marion-Grant County Humane Society needs a new home.  The building that was being used was sold, leaving the program without a home.  Officials say they need about 500 to 700 square feet of space.

Another leadership group

The Leadership Academy of Madison County graduated its 25th class Thursday night.  The academy is a leadership seminar that spans nine sessions and 54 hours, beginning in September, with graduation in February.

Two men admit to abduction

Two Illinois men have pleaded guilty to kidnapping a restaurant manager in Champaign, Illinois and then holding him captive in a Portland motel room.  Adrian Lopez, 32, and Terence Merritt, 18, pleaded guilty to federal charges of kidnapping and use of a firearm in a violent crime.  They’ll be sentenced in federal court on March […]

Man formally accused

A formal murder charge has been filed against an Anderson man in the shooting death of a teenager late last Sunday night.  Officials say Jerell Owens, 21, shot Damian Hopkins, 18, after a prolonged losing streak during a dice game.  Two other people face a charge of assisting a criminal in the incident.

Trio charged with entering home

Three young Anderson women are under arrest on residential entry charges after police say they were conducting their own investigation into the shooting death of Damian Hopkins last Sunday night.  Diedra Heard, 19, Lareisha Miles, 24, and Latoya Johnson, 21, allegedly barged into an apartment at the Oaks Apartments and said they were there to […]