A local couple has won a regional Emmy Award for their TV show Cook & Belle’s Playhouse. The show’s producer, Ben Yonker, accepted the award at a Sandusky awards ceremony on June 18th. The program was produced by a group of Ball State students through a grant from the University. That grant has run out, […]
An alarming numbers coming the state showing 66 children died by abuse and neglect in 2014. The causes of death ranged from gunshot wounds, overdoses, beatings and drownings. The report says 54 of the deaths occurred from neglect, and 12 children were abused. The majority of them were from head trauma.
Five children living in squalor were removed from a Muncie home and their mother is being charged with neglect. The home on S. Franklin St. was in horrible condition, according to Muncie police. Only one bed, no food in the refrigerator, no air conditioning, and the plumbing doesn’t work and there was only one fan. […]
Fisher Meats in Portland suffered extensive damage on Saturday night. The late night fire at 300 W. Walnut Street caused structural damage to one part of the facility but did not damage the front of the store or a house nearby. The cause of the fire has not been determined.
Facebook is so impressed with the Muncie Animal Shelter’s idea for residents to walk their shelter dogs while playing Pokemon that CEO Mark Zuckerburg sent a film crew to Muncie to get some video footage. Zuckerburg said he’ll share the completed video on Facebook this Friday. Hundreds of people responded to the shelter’s suggestion on […]
Ball State has settled a lawsuit claiming use of excessive force and paid the complainant $10,000 to end the proceedings. The local bar patron was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication three years ago outside a Dill Street bar. The University settled the case saying they believed they would prevail but the costs to […]
A man called in a bomb threat this morning to the Madison County Prosecutor’s Office, saying there was a bomb in the Courthouse. The Government Center was evacuated about 9 a.m. while Sheriff’s deputies, Anderson police and fire crews and K-9’s searched for any possible explosives. The Sheriff said they’re working to pinpoint the phone […]
The Delaware County prosecutor’s office will not file charges against a Muncie man who killed another man in April at an eastside intersection. The man’s name has not been made public. The man killed, Vincent Wolfe, was found wounded in a car on Ebright Street just before 6 p.m on April 14th. The shooter had […]
Mike Pence did get the nod to be Donald Trump’s Vice Presidential pick, though the announcement was unceremoniously made on Twitter. Trump announced a news conference till be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. He claims he canceled the news conference today because of the bus attack in France that killed at least 84. Pence is […]
Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky says it’s closing six Indiana health centers over the next five months. Yesterday it announced its center in Muncie will close Friday and one in Terre Haute will close on Wednesday. Planned Parenthood also says its Valparaiso center will merge with one in Merrillville on July 21, its Fishers […]