Teen suspect faints during alleged robbery

A Muncie teenager who allegedly broke into a northside home last night armed with a gun, either blacked out or fainted during the intrusion. Police say 18-year-old Jaron Johnson is charged with burglary with a deadly weapon. They say he was one of two men who broke down a door on East Dunn Ave. about […]

Muncie man gets speedy trial in murder case

A Muncie man accused of killing another has asked for a speedy trial and got it. Martize Kirkland is charged in the killing of Jeremy Johnson of Delaware County. His trial is set to begin on March 28th in Marion Superior Court. Prosecutors say Kirkland killed Johnson in an abandoned Indy house because the victim […]

Babcock Library marks 10th anniversary

A northwest Licking County Library is celebrating a milestone in the community. The Mary E. Babcock Library in Johnstown is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a reception Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the library at 320 North Main Street. Visitors to the celebration can decorate bookmarks, look over photos from library events […]

Babcock Library marks 10th anniversary

A northwest Licking County Library is celebrating a milestone in the community. The Mary E. Babcock Library in Johnstown is celebrating their 10th anniversary with a reception Monday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the library at 320 North Main Street. Visitors to the celebration can decorate bookmarks, look over photos from library events […]

Centerburg surveys residents on schools

Centerburg district leaders got an inside look at a recent survey conducted by the Ohio School Boards Association. The OSBA mailed more than 2500 surveys to Centerburg households to get feedback on how the Centerburg school district is doing in the eyes of residents. Most of the 546 surveys returned have no children in the […]

Muncie council to address anti-Muslim sentiment

Muncie city officials say they plan to support a resolution declaring support for Muslim citizens and condemning anti-Muslim hate speech and violence. The resolution was proposed by Mayor Dennis Tyler. The Muncie City Council will consider the resolution at an upcoming council meeting. The move was prompted by perceived increased anti-Muslim sentiment after a group […]

Man arrested for strangling wife

A Muncie man is charged with felony strangulation after police say he was intoxicated and choked his wife when she took his car keys away. 44-year-old Jeremy Wilson was arrested Sunday night and is facing strangulation and misdemeanor domestic battery charges.

Walk for homeless is Saturday

Muncie’s annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes fundraiser is this Saturday at the Fieldhouse on Walnut Street. The event to raise money to help the homeless raised $84,000 last year with more than 2,600 participants. Walkers are encouraged to raise cash contributions, and there is no registration fee. Registration is open now at WalkForMuncieMission.com.

Ball State faculty asking questions

The question why Ball State’s president abruptly resigned is not going away. The college’s Faculty Council has named a committee that will look at the way the university contracts with educators and propose changes. The college’s written agreement to pay the President nearly a half-a-million dollars to leave and not explaining why is troubling to […]

Muncie man jailed for criticism of judge files lawsuit

Muncie resident Curtis Westbrook has filed a lawsuit against Muncie City Court and the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department for an case that landed the judge out of a job last year. Muncie City Court Judge Dianna Bennington resigned from that job as part of an “agreement for discipline” approved by the Indiana Supreme Court after […]