Two-year-old Marion boy amputates finger

A Marion mother is being investigated in a case of neglect.  Marion police say her two-year-old son amputated his fingers when they were caught in a bike chain Monday night.  Police say the mother left her children, ages nine, seven and two, at home while she went to the grocery store.  The case has been […]

Operating permit granted for ethanol refinery

A draft operating permit was issued by the state yesterday for the proposed $160 million Muncie ethanol refinery.  A public meeting has been scheduled for next Monday at 5:30 p.m. At city hall auditorium.  A New York City-based investment banker revealed plans last fall to build the refinery in the Ag Bio Vision Park.

Anderson Police find body in vintage car

An Anderson man’s body was found Monday.  Anderson police say they found the decomposed body of a 62-year-old man inside a vintage 1970’S Lincoln on west 10TH street.  Detective Joel Sandefur says the man’s death does not appear to be the result of a homicide, but it will be treated as a normal procedure.  The […]

South View re-opens north end of building

South View Elementary School partially re-opened Monday.  The north end of the building that houses the cafeteria and gymnasium are now open, however classes are still being held at other buildings.  The south end of the building is still closed after the roof collapsed due to heavy snow from February’s blizzard.

Hydrant fee proposal withdrawn before vote

A proposed fire hydrant fee in Muncie was defeated before it ever took a vote.  City Council member Charles Leonard says he knew he did not have the votes for the proposal and withdrew the utility fee.  The hydrant fee would have added about $1.75 per month to the average residential water bill.  Other board […]

Nine-year-old trapped in stone hopper in Tipton

A Tipton boy trapped for almost an hour in a stone hopper at a concrete-mixing facility was rescued alive and alert Monday afternoon.  Police say nine-year-old Justin Harshman was playing with two friends in the Irving materials incorporated property in Tipton.  Indiana state police believe harsh man either fell or climbed into the top of […]

New bill allows eight days to shoot fireworks

The Indiana House is cutting back on the number of days people can shoot off fireworks…significantly.  In a 69-27 vote Monday, a new law will now only allow people to shoot off fireworks only eight days a year, including new year’s eve and day, the fourth of July and the days surrounding independence day.  The […]

Supreme Court rules against Duke Energy

The Supreme Court ruled against Duke Energy Corporation Monday in an effort to boost a federal clean air initiative.  The Clinton administration brought a lawsuit against Duke Energy as part of a massive enforcement effort to force utilities to install pollution control equipment on aging coal-fired power plants.  If the lower courts uphold the Supreme […]

Downtown City Center's fate in Marion undecided

A downtown Marion building’s fate remains up in the air as Marion officials and the building’s owner are in the middle of a lawsuit.  Some Marion residents call the Downtown City Center an eyesore and want to see the building destroyed. However, those plans changed when Downtown City Center LLC filed a lawsuit last spring […]