Questions arise about safety of Alex street

The Alexandria City Council is looking to convert a section of Church Street into one-way traffic.  Councilman John Dockrey says some residents have expressed concern that the current two-way configuration is unsafe due to how narrow it is.  The affected section is only a block long between Lincoln and Walnut streets.

Armed and blogged

The number of “Armed and Famous” entries on the Internet continues to grow.  There are now at least three web sites related to the show, including, and  The latter two also have several discussion boards.

Man gets jail time

An Anderson man has been sentenced to four years in prison for taking inappropriate pictures of young girls.  Stephen Scott, 45, also received four years on probation as part of his sentence.  He admitted to the charges last month as part of a plea deal.

BBB issues warning

The Indiana Better Business Bureau says you need to be careful with your money as the holiday season winds down.  President Linda Carmody says that if you get a call from an organization calling itself the Paralyzed Hoosier Veterans selling light bulbs or American flags, don’t buy!  Carmody says it’s unclear where the money is […]

Two held in purse snatchings

Anderson police have charged two people in a string of strong-arm robberies.  Justin Lockridge and Blythe Batie, both 19, are charged in a string of robberies that began early last month and ended with a robbery in front of the Harvest Market at 3205 Columbus Avenue last Friday.

Finding the dogs a home

Muncie Animal Shelter officials say a number of dogs seized during a December 20 drug raid will be put up for adoption.  Most of the dogs are pit bulls.  The Unconditional Love Foundation, a rescue organization for animals, is helping with the adoption process.

Status quo for MSD board

The Muncie Sanitary District Board of Directors decided to keep the same officers during a reorganization meeting Tuesday.  Bill Smith will continue to serve as president while Mark Miller will serve as vice-president and Teresa Ford as secretary.

City of Anderson seeks grants

A total of over $1.4 million in grants is being sought by Anderson officials for brownfield cleanups of abandoned industrial sites.  $1.2 million from the Environmental Protection Agency would be used to create a revolving loan fund program that would fund the assessment, cleanup and demolition of brownfield sites.  Meanwhile $230,000 from the Indiana Finance […]