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.

Convicted murderer asks for early release

A man convicted when he was 17 of an Eaton man’s murder is asking for release after serving 31 years of a 114 year sentence. Matthew Stidham is now 42, serving time at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City. In his petition, he says he is reformed, and questions the fairness of his sentence, which […]

Muncie man arrested on weapons charge

Another Muncie man faces charges after a drug raid at a home on South Franklin St. last week. 41-year-old Marcus Johnson is charged with a gun charge and visiting a common nuisance. The drug sweep was intended to arrest a suspected heroin dealer. 28-year-old Alvarese Isom Senior was arrested for selling drugs to a narcotics […]

Crash into semi on U.S. 36 drags, traps driver

A Muncie man who crashed his car into the back of a semi on U.S. 36 was dragged 850 feet before the trucker was able to stop. 22-year-old Gabriel Smith was pinned in his Charger and suffered “multiple injuries” according to emergency personnel. He was taken to Reid Hospital in Richmond. The crash in southwestern […]

MSD draws criticism over recent purchase

The purchase of an eastside flea market property by the Muncie Sanitary District is drawing criticism, after they paid more than three times its assessed value. The area in the 1700 block of East Main St. is needed for work on White River. The Star Press is reporting today that previous owners of the property […]

Man who passed out during robbery has been charged

Police are looking for a second man involved in a home invasion where one of the suspects passed out during the attempted robbery. That’s Jaron Johnson, and 18-year-old who allegedly brandished a gun and intended to rob a woman and her two children on East Dunn Ave. on Tuesday. His alleged accomplice left before police […]