New CFO for MCS

Muncie Community Schools have a new CFO at the helm. Deborah Williams was unanimously voted into the position during last night’s board meeting. The Star Press reports she had been the main director of finance at Somerset CPA’s in Indianapolis, and replaces Mark Burkhart, who has worked for the district for more than 40 years.

Woman accused of killing young mother extradited to Indiana

A 36-year-old Gary woman accused of killing the mother of a newborn is back in Indiana. Geraldine Jones is charged with murder, kidnapping and criminal confinement. She is accused of posing as a state child welfare worker and luring 23-year-old Samantha Fleming to Lake County last month under the pretense that Fleming had a court […]

Papa John’s founder to give BSU commencement address

None other than Papa John himself, John Schnatter, founder and CEO of Papa John’s Pizza, will be giving the spring commencent address at Ball State University tomorrow. The outdoor ceremony begins at 10am. Schnatter is a Ball State alumnus, having graduated with a major in business administration in 1983.

Baule takes MCS superintendent’s post

New Muncie Community Schools superintendent Steven Baule is meeting the public today after being unanimously approved for the district’s top job Tuesday night. He’s been hired as the 19th superintendent of MCS, reports the Star Press. He was introduced as the lead candidate ten days ago.

Muncie applies for school busing waiver

Busing for students in Muncie would continue under a waiver for which the district has applied. It would mean about 2.3 million dollars in the transportation fund and without it the district would receive only 350 thousand dollars, reports the Start Press. The waiver was created to help districts with budgets that are hurt by […]

MadCo Democratic Primary To Be Investigated

Republican and Democratic representatives of the Madison County Voter Registration Office have asked Prosecutor Rodney Cummings to conduct an investigation into ballots cast in the upcoming Democratic Party primary election. Cummings says the office has concerns about signatures and names, but declined to discuss specifics of the allegations until after the primary takes place. He […]

Ex-CYO worker faces seduction charges

A former worker at the Youth Opportunity Center faces child seduction counts. Police say 25 year old Michael Christopher Allen Brown was charged this week in connection with an incident last September 6th. Prosecutors say Brown touched the leg of a 17 year old boy and made inappropriate comments to him while transporting the teen […]

Local NAACP official charged with dealing cocaine

Cocaine peddling counts face the president of the local chapter of the NAACP. The Star Press reports 49 year old Timothy Miles and according to police he sold cocaine to an undercover agent on a bus owned by MITS, where he also serves as assistant director of transportaiton. Police say it’s the third such deal […]