A new name for a familiar building: Madison County Historical Society has decided to rename the Madison County History Center, at the intersection of 11th and Meridian streets, at the Museum of Madison County History. They’re hoping it more accurately describes their facility and that the name change will bring in more visitors.
Hurricane Florence’s wrath left catastrophic damage behind and also took a toll on blood and platelet donations. Nearly 200 Red Cross blood drives in the Southeast were forced to cancel, resulting in more than 5,200 uncollected blood and platelet donations. Donors in Indiana can help by making an appointment to give blood or platelets.
BY5 research estimates that as many as 25-hundred 0–3-year-olds in Delaware County need diapers. In an effort to reduce this number, BY5 Early Childhood Initiative is launching a diaper drive during National Diaper Need Awareness Week, which runs from Sept. 24–30. Read all about it at Muncie Journal dot com.
It’s BSU Family Weekend. On tap tonight are free screenings of the movie The Incredibles 2 at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. in Pruis Hall. America’s Favorite Tribute to Journey – DSB is considered one of the greatest Journey tribute shows in the world. Tickets information is on Ball State’s website.
It’s paid leave for a Muncie Sanitary District official arrested by the FBI on Tuesday. Tracy Barton is facing federal criminal charges which claim he steered contracts to preferred contractors, and that Barton and other city employees solicited and accepted kickbacks in the form of cash, cash equivalents and check contributions. He’ll remain on leave until the outcome of the criminal case against him or until his accrued vacation time runs out.
BY5 research estimates that, in Delaware County, between 1,610 and 2,440 0–3-year-olds in lower-income families suffer from diaper need. In an effort to reduce this number, BY5 Early Childhood Initiative is launching a diaper drive during National Diaper Need Awareness Week, which runs from Sept. 24–30, to support all the diaper banks in the Diaper Bank Network, which will open later this fall. Diapers can cost between $1,000 and $1,500 per year per child.
An Anderson inmate has been sentenced to 35 additional years behind bars for an attack that seriously injured a prison counselor. A jury convicted 30-year-old Josiah Boyd in August of attempted murder in the June 2016 attack on Jerry Hooley at the Pendleton Correctional Facility. A Madison County judge sentenced Boyd on Wednesday after the victim’s wife, Janine Hooley, testified that her husband hasn’t been the same since the attack left him hospitalized.
He was the target of an extensive manhunt. This morning, accused killer Brady Turner is in police custody. He was able to elude authorities for days, putting schools under modified lockdowns and setting residents nerves on edge. Turner was reportedly arrested near 7th Street and Scatterfield Road in Anderson Wednesday after leading police on a foot chase. Investigators believe the 25-year-old Turner fatally stabbed Christopher Burgess Jr. during a dispute in Muncie Monday evening.
More details now on the two men indicted on fraud-related charges connected to an FBI probe of the city’s Sanitary District. They say 49-year-old Tracy Barton of Selma, Muncie’s superintendent of sewer maintenance and engineering, is charged in connection with accepting kickbacks for steering contracts to preferred contractors. 57-year-old Jeffrey Burke is charged stemming from his purchase of a Muncie flea market and selling it soon afterward to the Sanitary District for a significant profit.
35 years. That’s the sentence handed down for 30-year-old Josiah Boyd, convicted in August on charges of attempted murder, aggravated battery and battery. Boyd was found guilty of seriously injuring prison counselor Jerry Hooley in 2016. At the time of the attack, Boyd was serving a 20-year sentence from Lake County on a charge of attempted murder