Man to admit killing 5-week-old baby

A Jay County man has agreed to plead guilty to brutally killing his girlfriends newborn. 22-year-old Dalton Davis is charged with the murder of the 5-week-old daughter of his girlfriend because he was upset with the woman. Davis told the sheriff’s investigator he forcefully hit the child’s head on the concrete and the autopsy said […]

Muncie Fieldhouse needs structural work, upgrades

The Muncie Fieldhouse, an icon in basketball history since 1928, needs a lot of work to be deemed structurally safe. The building has settled in many places, which affects the flooring, the interior men’s restroom walls and bleacher seating. Superintendent Steven Baule says an estimate just received is significantly lower than previous estimates, about a […]

IU Health Ball Memorial wins gold seal accreditation

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its healthcare quality and safety. The hospital has received accreditation since the Joint Commission began recognizing health care organizations as a symbol of quality 65 years ago. IU Health Ball Memorial underwent a […]

World Changers fixing up two local elementary schools

This week, 100 young people and adults are in Muncie to help change the world. It’s a chuch initiative that will bring 9 crews of hardworking people to Grissom Elementary and Sutton Elementary where they will provide manual labor to fix up the schools. At Grissom they are replacing the cafeteria floor and at Sutton, […]

Muncie Planned Parenthood is closing

Muncie’s Planned Parenthood location is closing tomorrow. The CEO Betty Cockrum made the announcement to its current patients in an email that said the reason is due to reduced patient traffic. She said the clinic saw a 7,000 person drop at all sites after emergency contraception was made available over the counter for those 18 […]

EMA requests photos of storm damage

If you have any damage to report or have home owners reporting damages from the weather event yesterday, report it to the Emergency Management Agency by using the link: Anyone can open the link and fill out the information and attach pictures. The EMA asseessment team was already out last night checking the hardest […]

Bayh officially returns to Senate race

Democrat Evan Bayh has made it official. He is in the running for his old Senate seat in Congress. He said yesterday he can no longer sit on the sidelines and watch as partisan bickering grinds Washington to a halt. Bayh had two terms in the Senate and served as Governor twice. His opponent, Republican […]

Second Harvest food distribution is Thursday

Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide free food for families in need at the monthly Tailgate distribution tomorrow. It begins at 9 am at the parking lot across Kilgore Avenue from the former BorgWarner plant. The lot will open at 6 a.m. The distribution will be while supplies last, and there […]

Pence at the fair today for roundtable

Governor Mike Pence is in Muncie today. He’s scheduled to be at a roundtable discussion with “community leaders” about agriculture at 4 p.m. at Heartland Hall at the Delaware County Fairgrounds, according to a release from his re-election campaign. Pence is also planning on meeting “fairgoers” after the roundtable.

Muncie Animal Shelter uses Pokemon Go to benefit shelter dogs

The Muncie Animal Shelter Superintendent is combining the Pokemon Go! craze with the needs of the animals under his care. Phil Peckinpaugh is encouraging players to come to the shelter and walk one of their dogs while playing the virtual game. The program was already in place. He just likes the Pokemon angle. Volunteers should […]