Man Charged After Girlfriend Found Bloodied

A Muncie man whose girlfriend showed up at a neighbor’s home covered in blood is now charged with battery. 39 year old Jeffery Hopkins was arrested after the victim was found knocking on the door of a home on the 3500 block of West 26th Street at 2am. Monday. She was reluctant at first but eventually told police Hopkins beat her.

WLBC To Broadcast Political Candidate Forums In October

WLBC is broadcasting two political candidate forums next month. On October 10th, it’s the Muncie Mayoral Forum, at Church of the Living God, 1120 E Washington St, Muncie, hosted by the Muncie Delaware County NAACP. On October 17th, the Muncie City Council candidate Forum takes place at Northside Middle School, sponsored by the Muncie League of Women Voters.

UAW GM Employees Remain On Strike

They remain on the picket lines this morning. The United Auto Workers union, which totals approximately 49,000 workers at 33 General Motors plants nationwide, went on strike at midnight Sunday. The strike affects workers at GM plants in Marion, Kokomo, Fort Wayne and Bedford. In all, about 7,000 UAW members work at the four Indiana plants.

Muncie Man Gets 10 Years In Federal Prison

A 20-year-old Muncie man has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison after being linked to pharmacy robberies in Minnesota, Nebraska and Kansas. The Star Press reports that Michael Iman White was sentenced in U.S. District Court in St. Paul, Minn., after pleading guilty to one of four robbery-related charges filed against him.

Selma Rail Crossing Closed This Week

A road reminder: The Delaware County Engineering Department says the Selma railroad crossing is closed this week while crews will resurface the CSX crossing. The closure will remain in effect through Saturday on Delaware County Road 550-E between East Jackson Street and County Road 25-S.

Muncie Town Hall Forums Scheduled

A series of town hall forums with Muncie political candidates has been scheduled. The first is a mayoral forum on October 10th at Church of the Living God and is hosted by the Muncie Delaware County NAACP. The second for city council candidates is on October 17th to be held at Northside Middle School and is sponsored by the Muncie League of Women’s Voters. WLBC will broadcast the first segment of each with the second segment streamed on social media.