The State of Indiana is suing Purdue Pharma, a major manufacturer of opioids. The company is accused of encouraging over-prescribing and using misleading tactics in order to get doctors to prescribe its drugs. The State claims Purdue Pharma violated state law by underselling the risks of addiction and overstating the benefits of opioids for chronic pain.
In its fourth year, Old National Bank’s 100 Men Who Cook event raised a mountain of money for the Community Champions Fund. $90,000 will head to the fund to help support not-for-profits, civic, business, and government groups aimed to making the community a safer place to live, work and play.
For the eighth time in four years, Muncie Community Schools has a new CFO. Bradley T. DeRome was approved for the hire by the school board Tuesday night. He has been business manager and treasurer of Jay School Corporation in Portland, which has an enrollment of 3,130, since 2000.
The head of the Muncie animal shelter is out of a job after a recent run-in with the law. Phil Peckinpaugh had been appointed by Mayor Dennis Tyler in 2012. Peckinpaugh was arrested last month for invasion of privacy concerning a woman from Yorktown. He was cuffed on a similar charge in May. The county prosecutor is considering Peckinpaugh’s case.
In its fourth year, Old National Bank’s 100 Men Who Cook event raised a mountain of money for the Community Champions Fund. $90,000 will head to the fund to help support not-for-profits, civic, business, and government groups aimed to making the community a safer place to live, work and play. The event has raised more than $320,000 since its inception.
It started as a traffic stop, became a police chase and now the manhunt continues. Muncie Police tracked the suspect to Yorktown, where police there helped in the search after the subject exited his vehicle and fled on foot. It was reported that he was picked up and driven back to Muncie where police continue to search for the suspect.
The Grant County Health Department confirmed Tuesday that evidence of bed bugs had been found at the AMC Classic Theater in Marion. According to the Health Department, evidence of bed bugs was found in theaters 5 and 9. Inspectors believe the bugs were brought into the theater by someone with an infestation at home.
Two Anderson women continue to recuperate after a head-on crash in Brown County that took the life of former Madison County Auditor Jane Lyons on Friday. The Herald Bulletin reports that Joy Watson was flown to IU Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and Baylee Bell was transported to Columbus. The accident remains under investigation.
A Daleville woman who authorities say had been drinking and was taking a nap when her 2-year-old son crawled into a hot car and later died will not get her bond reduced ahead of trial. The judge denied the request by 29-year-old Britany Nicole Wihebrink. Her trial is scheduled for January 14.
One million dollars from the Ball Brothers Foundation will assist Ball State University and Muncie Community Schools in their work together moving forward. The funding will support liaisons between BSU and teachers and will also fund research for new methods of teaching and learning.