Continental Local Super to leave

The superintendent of Continental Local Schools has resigned his job to take another position at Elida Local Schools. Joel Mengerink, who also worked as high school principal, gave his resignation Tuesday night at the Continental Local Board of Education meeting. His resignation is effective July 31.

Ball State student center evacuated

Ball State put the college on partial lockdown this afternoon after a suspicious package was delivered to the parking services office. Students are being told to stay away from the Student Union while it’s investigated. The Delaware County Bomb Squad was called in to assist.

Muncie woman attacked by former roommate

A Muncie woman was attacked by her former roommate, according to police, and suffered cuts to her face, neck and arms yesterday. She was taken by ambulance to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. The woman police say who attacked her with a knife was 65-year-old Betty Brooks, who lived with the woman for an extended […]

Step-mom gets probation in daughter’s beating

Muncie woman who beat her boyfriend’s daughter with the belt two years ago has been placed on probation. 39-year-old Elgenia Bennett pleaded guilty last October to bodily injury to a person under the age of 14. She could’ve spent 18 months in prison. The judge told the woman in court that he made his decision […]

“Most boring Indiana cities” list meant to provoke

A former Indiana resident now working at an online website has listed the 10 most boring places in Indiana. Nick James, the co-creator of, said he chose the controversial topic to get people talking and get page views. After some not-so-scientific study of census data, they determined that Yorktown is the most boring city […]

Muncie man sentenced to 22 years for sex crimes against boys

A Muncie man is going to prison for 22 years for sexually exploiting teenage boys. 57-year-old Darryl Hughes was sentenced today in Indianapolis. He worked as a special services counselor for New Castle schools and Henry County Community Corrections. According to the court, Hughes took nude photos of his victims with cameras hidden in his […]

Farmland man arrested 1 day after release

A 21-year-old man from Farmland was arrested just a day after being released on six months probation after he pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges after a traffic accident in Muncie City Court. Jacob Crisler was arrested in Winchester after allegedly striking his girlfriend. He was taken into jail and posted a $250 bond, then […]

Purdue employee resigns over rape comments

A Purdue employee has resigned after a firestorm of protests arose after his comments on social media about rape. A spokeswoman says Jamie Newman, an accompanist in the Division of Dance, made comments on a national pro-life news site about rape and abortion, and were linked with comments he’d made earlier on a Facebook group.