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 […]

Tyler releases campaign finance numbers

It’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler has just under 85-thousand-dollars in his campaign warchest, yet has no opponent at this point in time. He was among the political candidates required, under law, to file thos numbers. He tells the Star Press […]

Cursive writing push on in measure before legislature

An Indiana lawmaker is renewing her push to require schools to teach cursive writing. The idea is added to the measure to an education bill that would replace the ISTEP+ exam on Wednesday after a cursive bill sponsored earlier in the session failed. The Indiana State Board of Education eliminated cursive as a requirement for […]

No body in car pulled from retention pond

Police say there was no body in a car pulled from the retention pond off North Wheeling Avenue Friday afternoon. The Star Press reprots the vehicle had been spotted about three hours earlier and a passenger door on it was open. Police say the car had been stolen from Albany back in January.

Muncie’s uniqueness to be celebrated at community event

A celebration like no other happening in Muncie at the Delaware County Fairgrounds later this month. On April 27th, from 5 to 7 pm, the ALL-IN Block Party is happening at Heartland Hall to celebrate Muncie’s uniqueness. It’s free and will feature a variety of fun Muncie-related challenges and is funded by a grant from […]