Attempted robbery caught on tape

A Spiceland man accused of breaking into a storage shed was allegedly caught on video tape.  Police say 49-year-old Tony Gosser has a long arrest record and was arrested march 27 when another spice land resident saw Gosser in the act of breaking into a neighbor’s shed.  Gosser has nine prior convictions in Henry County […]

Schools adjust end-of-year calendar

Several local schools will be ending the school year much later than expected due to inclement weather in February.  The Muncie Community Schools are adding three days to their calendar and will now end the school year on June 4.  Other school districts making changes include New Castle Shools, Blackford County Schools.  Mount Pleasant Township […]

Stray bullet kills Indianapolis mother inside apartment

A stray bullet killed an Indianapolis mother of three outside her eastside apartment.  Authorities say 22-year-old Jamrita Mitchell was sitting inside her apartment with her children Saturday when she was shot and killed shortly before 10 p.m.  Reports claim two groups of men were fighting outside when one group chased the other group from a […]

Indianapolis man faces murder charge in death of four-year-old

An Indianapolis man is facing murder charges in relation to the death of a four-year-old boy.  Police say Elijah Simpson suffered a skull fracture at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend.  His mother, 24-year-old Courtney Simpson was arrested and charged with neglect of a dependent, while her boyfriend, 23-year-old Christopher Montgomery was charged with murder.  […]

Cost of milk on the rise

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the cost of milk is going up.  The average cost of one gallon of milk could go up almost 30 cents by October to $3.35.  Corinne Alexander of Purdue University’s Agricultural Economics Department says the price increase is due to the increase in the cost of corn used to […]

Missing man found dead in mobile home

A missing Hartford City man was found dead on Friday.  Police say 52-year-old Ronald Kravis was found dead in an abandoned mobile home near Lake Mohee early Friday afternoon.  Kravis had not been seen since March 18 when his truck was discovered near the lake with a flat tire.  Blackford County Sheriff John Lancaster says […]

Full-day kindergarten offered at Mt. Plesant Schools

Mount Pleasant Township Community Schools Superintendent Marry Ann Irwin says the response to full day kindergarten in the 2007-08 school year has exceeded expectations.  The school district will offer optional full-day kindergarten for sixteen-hundred dollars for the entire year until the state funds the program.  157 students are currently enrolled in full day kindergarten.  Applications […]

Ball State announces strategic plan

Ball State University officials are finalizing a new strategic plan that will be the centerpiece of the university’s agenda over the next five years.  Ball state provost Terry King says departments are working on action plans to address how to implement the university’s key strategies.  Some of the plans include improving the quality of the […]

Toyota dealership moving across Muncie

A CAR DEALERSHIP IS MOVING ACROSS TOWN.  THE OWNERS OF TOYOTA OF MUNCIE WILL MOVE FROM THEIR CURRENT EAST MCGALLIARD LOCATION TO A FIVE-MILLION-DOLLAR FACILITY AT WEST MCGALLIARD AND NEBO ROAD.  TOYOTA PARTNER AND GENERAL MANAGER JEFF DANIELS SAYS THE FORM USED CAR LOT IS A SIZEABLE INVESTMENT AND PLANS ON BREAKING GROUND AT THEIR […]

Marion Police: Man was drunk when he crashed into home

MARION POLICE SAY A MAN WHO DROVE THROUGH A HOUSE EARLY THURSDAY MORNING WAS DRUNK.  37-YEAR-OLD ERRICK WATKINS DROVE THROUGH THE HOME OF BONNIE MUSALL ON WEST SECOND STREET IN MARION AT ABOUT 3:30 THURSDAY MORNING.  A POLICE REPORT SAYS WATKINS WAS WESTBOUND ON SECOND STREET WHEN HE SWERVED TO MISS AN ON-COMING CAR AND […]