Taste of Muncie draws over 500

The 21st annual A Taste of Muncie was held yesterday at the Cornerstone Center for the Arts.  More than 500 people attended this year’s event to support programs and events that take place at the building.  Winners from this year’s event include Vera Mae’s, Scotty’s Brewhouse, MCL and Pete’s Duck Inn.

Developer to fund Muncie wetland preserve

A Hendricks County developer has agreed to fund 15 acres of a wetland preserve in Muncie.  Heritage hills LLC, of Plainfield will spend $170 thousand to renew a portion of the John Craddock wetland nature preserve. The company is funding the Muncie preserve in order to compensate for filling in two-and-a-half acres of state and […]

Experts say uninsured Hoosiers affect insured residents

The growing number of Hoosiers who don’t have health insurance may also pose problems for people who are covered.  State director of covering kids and families David Roos says the increasing number of un-insured Hoosiers affects the whole state by increasing insurance premiums, as well as emergency care and eventually loss of job opportunities.  A […]

Marion County judge relases man to home detention

A man convicted of killing a truck driver by tossing concrete from a highway overpass will spend less time in prison.  Marion Superior Court Judge Grant Hawkins initially sentenced 20-year-old Robert K. Roberts to 10 years in prison in December of 2005 for overpass mischief. On Friday, however, Hawkins ordered Roberts’ release to home detention […]

Man falls off bridge, rescued from White River

An Indianapolis man was saved by rescue crews from the white river after he fell from a bridge.  Authorities say the man fell from the bridge at 10th Street and White River Parkway.  Indianapolis Fire Captain Gregg Harris says the man was walking along a train trestle and fell off into the river.  Rescue crews […]

Two infants die in unrelated incidents

Authorities in Marion County are investigating two separate deaths of two-month-old infants on Friday.  They say the babies may have suffocated due to sleeping arrangements.  Avery Joseph Harmon was pronounced dead at community east hospital after he was brought from his home by rescue workers.  The mother, 27-year-old Kristin Harmon says she fed her son […]

Mansfield rethinks decision, will participate in debate

Democratic mayoral candidate James Mansfield, Jr. says he will participate in a debate hosted by the mayor’s youth council.  Mansfield originally said he would not participate in the debate, saying primary elections are more about “party politics.” The Executive Director of the Muncie Visitors Bureau says he was obligated as a public servant to be […]

Baker Pool to hold groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday

A ground breaking ceremony will take place this Wednesday in New Castle for a new public swimming pool.  City officials will meet at the Baker Pool bathhouse to break ground on a new pool at 11:30 a.m., despite controversy over the $1.9 million cost of the project.  New Castle City Park Board President Connie Trout […]