Former police chief passes

Ralph McGairk, the first African American to serve as the chief of police in Muncie, has died. McGairk was appointed as the top cop in the Muncie Police Department by Mayor David Dominick in 1995. McGarik’s term as chief lasted for the duration of Dominick’s mayoral term, as part of a 25 year career on […]

City of Muncie facing potential lawsuit

A Muncie man claims that he expects on out-of-court settlement with the city, after he threatened a lawsuit stemming from a police grenade incident in 2005. Shane Weatherly allegedly lost some of his hearing when a concussion grenade was detonated at his neighbor’s apartment on June 2nd, 2005. A tort claim has been filed, the […]

Muncie a model city

The city of Muncie will be one of a dozen cities across the nation to serve as a training model for other communities in working to overcome poverty. The local TEAMwork for Quality Living and the Move the Mountain Leadership Center signed an agreement to utilize the Circles Model, which includes dinners and pairings of […]

Foot chase

A Daleville man led police on a short chase on foot before being arrested for a DUI. Ernie Garrett led police on a chase near Hackley and 22nd streets on Muncie’s south side. Garrett has a previous arrest for DUI from October 2005.

Wireless Internet Scam

AAA Hoosier Motor Club warns business travelers about the danger of a scam involving areas in airports labeled “Free Wi-Fi.” These hotspots aren’t really free; as hackers maybe nearby waiting to steal personal information.

General Motors Reports Fourth-Quarter Profit of $950 Million

General Motors Corp. Wednesday credited on-target cost-cutting and improved automotive results with boosting its fourth-quarter profit to $950 million. In the fourth quarter a year earlier, GM lost $6.6 billion.  Revenue for the final quarter of 2006 was $51.2 billion, down from $51.7 billion a year earlier. GM said the decline was more than accounted […]

Hearing Thursday Night on Commerce Connector Road Proposal

Indiana House Roads and Transportation Committee will conduct the first in a series of public hearings on Gov. Mitch Daniels’ Commerce Connector road proposal on Thursday in Pendleton.  The hearing, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. at Pendleton Heights High School, will be one of five meetings planned for the central Indiana counties where the […]

Anderson Installs Two New Tornado Sirens

On Wednesday, the Anderson Emergency Management Agency installed two tornado sirens that will reach “dead spots” around the city. The sirens were mounted on 50-foot poles with one near Mounds Mall and the other at the corner of Cross Street and Scatterfield Road. Jerry Parker, public information officer for Anderson EMA, said the sirens cost […]