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.
A Muncie convenience store owner is accused of dumping gasoline into the local sewer system more than two years ago. 57 year old Balwinder Singh, owner of the Philips 66 station at Wheeling and Centennial avenue, faces a charge of improper operation of underground storage tanks, a felony carrying up to 30 months in prison.
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.
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.
Formal charges have been filed against 45-year-old Corey Garrett the man accused with twice attacking a Yorktown woman who has since died. An investigation continues into whether the Sept. 11 death of 43-year-old Sharika Taylor was the result of injuries suffered during earlier beatings by Garrett.
Tax abatements for two new businesses have been approved by the Anderson City Council. The city council has approved tax abatements for Forged Alliance to locate in the former PayLess store on Broadway and for Elusive Disc to open in the former Wall Furniture store.
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.
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.
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.
Solarize Indiana will host informational meetings on how to add solar panels on homes and businesses to offset electric bills. The first meeting will be at Yorktown United Methodist Church on Thursday, Sept. 19 with the second on Monday, Sept. 23, at Ball State University in the College of Architecture.