Delaware County Council members approved requiring motorized scooters to be subject to wheel tax after splitting their vote yesterday along party lines. The three Republican council members attempted to cut the charge or stop the scooter addition completely but were outvoted by four council Democrats. The tax provides about a million dollars each for the […]
The state’s disciplinary panel for lawyers and judges is seeking the immediate suspension of Muncie’s City Court judge. The Judicial Qualifications Commission filed 13 misconduct charges last week against Dianna Bennington, including using a racial slur against the girlfriend of her children’s father. Delaware County Prosecutor Jeff Arnold says he can’t in good conscience file […]
In Blackford County, races to watch, a tense battle for County Auditor between Judith A. Confer, Republican and Jennifer K. Henderson, Democrat, and for Blackford County Sheriff Jeffrey C. Sones, Republican and Rikki R. Rhodes, Democrat Worth mentioning, Blackford Community School Board Member, District 1 Thomas I. High = Jesse E. Huggins Jr. = Brett […]
It’s being called the world’s most-expensive burger! The “Glamburger” contains the obligatory Kobe beef patty from Japan and black truffle, however, this one throws in lobster, beluga caviar, venison, a duck egg and edible gold leaf. Chris Large, head chef at Honky Tonk in London, created the monstrosity that will set you back $1,768.
A Mt. Summit man has been arrested as the result of a three month long investigation. 45-year-old Bruce Shoaf has been charged with Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of Precursors and Possession of a Schedule II Substance, all three Class “D” Felonies. When arrested, Shoaf was also found to be in possession of pills and marijuana, […]
Mayors from around Indiana are trying to curb violence, starting at the preschool level. Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard says he‘s been in conversations with mayors from around Indiana, and the country about a “needs-based” preschool initiative. Ballard is reaching out to part of Indiana‘s congressional delegation, asking Susan Brooks, and Andre Carson for help with […]
More than 300 jobs are coming to northeast Indiana. Shared Services Center Fort Wayne announced plans to expand. The Lutheran Health Network affiliate provides services, including processing insurance claims, billing and customer service for hospitals in the region. The company is moving to a new Fort Wayne location as part of the expansion. The center […]
A convicted sex offender has been accused of forging checks he stole from senior citizens he did odd jobs for. Matthew Landon Bowling, of Yorktown, went to the police department on Monday and confessed to the crimes. An officer reported that he admitted to stealing one of the victim’s checks while feeding her dog. Bowling’s […]
Ft. Wayne native and star of ‘The Office’ Jenna Fischer is calling on the Indiana State Fair to stop offering elephant rides. Fischer joined PETA and others in asking for an end to the practice. Fischer wrote a letter to State Fair officials to point out that forcing elephants to give rides and to perform […]
AT&T has expanded its 4G LTE network in Delaware County to Albany, bringing more customers its latest generation of wireless network technology. AT&T launched 4G LTE in Muncie in April 2012, and the expanded coverage is part of its ongoing rollout across the market.