Man faces rape charge for alleged forced sex act

Rape charges face a 69-year-old Randolph County man. Police say James Wilson of North Randolph County Road 700-E, is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in his home near Union City. The charges indicate Wilson forced a 40 year old woman to perform a sex act at his home. She was there with a muutal […]

MCS board considers limits on travel spending for members

The Muncie Community Schools board considering capping the travel expenses of board members while traveling. Back in April, a board member and board secretrary charged about a thousand dollars each to district credit cards during a two day conference in Boston, and that wasn’t counting the $915 registration fee and airfare. Other expense records obtained […]

Teens charged in pharmacy holdup

It was all about the drugs, say police, when a Muncie teen held up a pharmacist with a note threatening to kill everybody. 18 year old Anthony Bush of the 1600 block of East Weber Drive is charged with possession of a controlled substance and auto theft. The robbery happened at the CVS at 415 […]

Man, 86, shoots woman, 56, in Muncie

Charges are being considered against an 86-year-old Muncie man in a wheelchair shot a female acquaintance in his southeastside home. The Star Press reports it happened in a home on the 3100 block of East Muse Street. The woman, 56 years old, was hit in the thigh and treated at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. […]

State inspectors cite area day cares

Recent inspections turned up some issues at area child care centers and other facilities. Among those cited, reports the Star Press, was Huffer Memorial Children’s Center, which carries a strong reputation. It was cited for 13 violations at its location on 2000 North Elgin Street where 172 children are served. Also, Kidz Korner on North […]

Prosecutor says time for a holster

A prosecutor says he plans to buy a holster after accidentally firing a handgun in his pocket, sending a round into the floor of a restaurant. No one was injured when Madison County Prosecutor Rodney Cummings discharged the weapon inside the Texas Roadhouse in Anderson late Saturday night. The former police officer says he believes […]

Analyzing the state’s voter ID law

Indiana’s voter identification law differs from recently overturned laws in other states that legal experts say have caused disenfranchisement among minorities. The Bloomington Herald-Times reports that the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s law in a 2008 decision, inspiring more strict laws that federal courts have struck down. An Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of […]

Man killed, wife and infant injured in car crash

A one-car crash early Thursday killed a Parker City man and seriously injured his wife and three-month-old child. Police say 30 year old Stephen Anderson was the front seat passenger in the car his wife was driving which left Indiana 32 near Randolph County Road, hit a cement culvert and flipped on its roof. He […]

Step forward for ex Indiana Steel and Wire site

A preliminary blueprint for the former Indiana Steel and Wire site has gotten the okay from the Muncie-Delaware County Metropolitan Plan Commission. Five members pushed for more information about the Kitselman Pure Energy Park plan, and three voted against plats for the property. The site can now be divided into five plats including commercial, industrial […]