Six Years For Church Firestarter

A Portland man who set fire to a local Catholic church and the parsonage where its priest lived was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison. According to the Star Press, 36 year old Chad George Allen Wells had pleaded guilty — but mentally ill — to arson. He was arrested last Dec. 13 after […]

Wednesday, 5/18/2022 WBR Morning News

The City of Fishers received nearly $26k of nearly $470 in grants from IDEM Community Recycling Grant Program.  These provide funding for projects that increase education and promotion of recycling, waste reduction, and more.   Grants are funded through IDEM’s Solid Waste Management Fund –  none of the funding comes from tax dollars. William Clark is […]

Madison County Council Candidate Looks For Recount

The election for the Republican Party nomination for the 2nd District seat on the Madison County Council has gotten tighter. According to the Herald Bulletin, the certified numbers from the Madison County Clerk’s office shows incumbent Diana Likens with a three-vote margin over Devin Norrick. The preliminary results on election day indicated Likens had won […]

Inflation Pushes Delaware County Paving Plan To The Brink

Delaware County’s five year paving plan is being pushed to the brink by inflation and officials say the current budget for it won’t cut it. Highway Superintendent Tommie Humbert tells the Star Press, for instance, that last May the price of asphalt for the county was $55 a ton. This May it costs $73.50 a […]

Explore Interactive Receives Grant For AR STEM App

Explore Interactive, a West Lafayette-based ed-tech company, has received $1 million in Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) funding. reports the company uses augmented reality to teach science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts to elementary students and is working with students at Yorktown Elementary Schools for future iterations of its Mindlabs Augmented Reality (AR) […]

WLBC Hometown Hero Grant Application HERE

The WLBC Hometown Heroes Grant Program application-period is open.  Each month we provide an investment of our resources that represents over $10,000 of promotional and commercial support to one deserving organization.   WLBC Hometown Heroes Grant Application 2022 and return via email by May 31, 2022,  to

Tuesday, 5/17/2022 WBR Morning News

Muncie schools get biggest grant in state.   MCS is one of just eight districts in the state to receive the Next Generation grant, topping the list of amount of funds awarded, according to Dr. Lee Ann Kwiatkowski… The IDOE received nearly 40 applications representing 55 eligible schools seeking program funding. Four-hundred-fifty-six students are expected […]

Muncie Woman Killed In Motorcycle Crash

A Muncie woman died in a weekend motorcycle crash on the Muncie Bypass that involved a deer. Police say it happened early in the morning when a deer ran into the path of a motorcyclist. The Star Press reports the female passenger, 38 year old Jamie Ann Griffith, was ejected from the motorcycle, landed in […]