Public meeting this week for sewer rate hikes

Muncie Sanitary District customers will likely see their bills go up with a rate hike that the officials will vote on soon. Residents who want to weigh in on the proposed price hike can attend a public meeting this Thursday at Muncie City Hall at 10:30 a.m. The planned increase is up to $5 a […]

Local woman sues store after fall

A Muncie woman is suing Fisher Meats after she fell in their store following a snowstorm hit the area last February and she slipped in a puddle inside the front door. Cheryl Toomey says she was permanently and severely injured, lost wages and wants unspecified damages for what she calls “carelessness, recklessness and negligence.”

Corrections officer charged with teen’s rape

A corrections officer at the Madison County Correction Complex in downtown Anderson has been charged with rape. 20-year-old Chase Arbuckle was arrested on Wednesday for an alleged attack of a 17-year-girl in a Jeep outside the girl’s home. He’s facing criminal confinement, sexual battery, felony battery and rape chages, and has bonded out of jail.

Alcohol sales, other law changes

It’s July first, and the Star Press has a list of the new laws going into effect this month. Alcohol sales are changing. Local distilleries, breweries and wineries can now sell alcohol on Sundays, and farm wineries can fill growlers. Carry-outs are still prohibited. Pharmacy customers who have prescriptions on file can buy pseudoephedrine without […]

Fight ends with neighbor’s ear in man’s stomach

Police arrested a Muncie man for a fight on Wednesday that ended with his neighbor’s ear bit off then swallowed. Donald Wilson the second said he was worked up during the fight, and is being held on a $10,000 bond. The unnamed neighbor was taken to IU Health Ball Memorial for treatment of his wound. […]

Son charged with shooting mother on southside

The Muncie man who called 911 to report his girlfriend shot his mother Thursday morning has been charged with firing the shotgun. The Sheriff’s department says 42-year-old Richard Franks took meth in the hours before 73-year-old Bonnie Lou Franks was killed in her home on the southside of Muncie about 4:30 a.m. Thursday. Detectives say […]

Muncie man jailed over molestation accusation

In New Castle, a Muncie man is facing molestation charges for allegedly abusing a child under 13. 58-year-old William Culler was arrested by Henry County and facing 8 charges that if convicted could put him in prison for decades. He’s in jail with a high bond and is scheduled to go to trial in October.

New Indiana abortion ban halted for now

Indiana’s new abortion law to prohibit abortions sought solely because a fetus has a genetic disability will not go into effect on July 1st. A Federal Judge granted a preliminary injunction against the state brought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. Opponents say the new ban infringes on a woman’s right to seek an […]