Man Charged With Stealing Ex-Girlfriend’s Parents Ashes

A 53-year-old man is with burglary and theft after the cremated remains of his ex-girlfriend’s parents were stolen from her apartment in Anderson. Urns containing the remains were taken Oct. 9 after a man was seen forcing his way into the apartment in Anderson, northeast of Indianapolis, according to the Star Press. Police had been called there earlier in the day when the 50-year-old woman reported the tires on her vehicle were slashed.

Thursday, 12/3/2020 Woof Boom Radio News

NOT Red for Delaware County – NO change for the center of WLBCland with yesterday’s noon updated map for the weekly COVID score. 16 counties are in that color-code, including Grant, Blackford and Jay counties for the second week in a row.

Yesterday, sporting an out-of-quarantine beard, Gov. Eric Holcomb held his weekly press briefing.  He started by thanking the security detail personnel that were by his side…. He also thanked Hoosiers, citing a 30% reduction in traffic for a typical Thanksgiving day, as they were asked to reduce their gatherings.  Tomorrow in our news, additional coverage from a National Guardsman deployed to Morrison Woods in Muncie.

https://soundcloud.com/wlbcwakeupcrew/gov-briefing-12022020

 

Tuesday night a vehicle pursuit led to a 17-year-old South Bend boy being taken into custody to face charges for resisting law enforcement with a vehicle and operating a vehicle without ever having been licensed. Further investigation revealed the boy had also been reported as a runaway from Saint Joseph’s County, IN.

The Anderson Community Schools Board of Trustees is soliciting input from stakeholders in terms of what they would like to see in a new permanent superintendent.  But critics of the superintendent search as reported in the Herald Bulletin, say the district should have used an outside professional to develop the questions, and using the Survey Monkey online platform also disenfranchises stakeholders, such as parents, students, teachers and taxpayers, who don’t have internet access.

The 2021 Ford Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, originally scheduled for Feb. 19 – 28, 2021, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, is being pushed to 2022

You may have heard by now that the CDC has adjusted the quarantine guidelines, and Dr. Box from the Indiana State Department of Health explained during yesterday’s COVID briefing… She went on to say that volunteers and retirees from the health community are still requested to step forward, to help at extremely busy testing sites, and hospitals.

Outgoing Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill held a press conference yesterday, to remind Hoosiers about the upcoming deadline for Equifax data-breach claims.  Indiana did not join the National effort, choosing to go it alone…   Time is running out, according to Hill…  It is believed 3.9 million state residents were impacted.  The entire press conference is on our Local News Page now.  https://soundcloud.com/wlbcwakeupcrew/ag-hill-equifax

The Indiana Court of Appeals rejected the argument that a trial court abused its discretion by admitting security footage and by not replacing the lead prosecutor in the murder trial of an Anderson man.  The Herald Bulletin says the court affirmed the conviction of James Henry Stewart Jr.  He was sentenced to 57 years in prison for the May 2017 gunshot death of Montez D. McCloud, 24, after the pair got into a four-way altercation that included their girlfriends.

Businessman’s Fraud Trial Pushed Back To April

The trial of a Delaware County businessman on corruption counts has been pushed back to April. Jeffrey Burke is charged with bank fraud, making false statements to an FBI agent and obstruction of grand jury proceedings stemming from a federal investigation of corruption in and near then-Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler’s administration. The trial had been slated to start next Monday.

Protesters Rally Against YMCA Tuhey Park Plans

About 30 community members gathered outside Muncie City Hall Tuesday evening to protest the proposed YMCA development at Tuhey Park, just before Muncie City Council’s Land and Traffic Committee meeting. The Star Press reports the meeting was the first opportunity for community members and stakeholders to come together and express their plans and opinions about the proposal. Tuhey Park has been proposed as the location for a new YMCA as the organization works to consolidate its current facilities.

Zoom Meeting On Going Solar

Ever thought about going solar? Solarize Indiana, a grassroots community group, will sponsor a Zoom meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 10, During the meeting, area residents and business owners will learn how they can plan now to add solar panels on their houses or businesses before there is no longer a federal tax credit, which ends in 2021. The Zoom meeting will involve a 30-minute presentation followed by an hour for questions and answers. There is no charge to attend the Zoom meeting. Prior registration is required.

Golden Corral In Anderson Becomes COVID Business Victim

The coronavirus has claimed the Golden Corral restaurant in Anderson. The past few months have been difficult on the industry as a whole, but especially on buffet style establishments that allow customers to serve themselves from a common supply of food. A notice posted on the door at Golden Corral, 6315 S. Scatterfield Road, says the buffet-style restaurant has closed “due to the business impact of COVID-19.”

Community Foundation Awards MCS $235K

The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County awarded $235,126 to Muncie Community Schools through the Successful Schools Fund in 2019 and 2020. Teachers and administrators across the school system accessed various professional development through this funding, including direct training in specialized teaching methods and access to online subscription training services.

Workshop Looks At Impact Of Factory Farms

The Hoosier Environmental Council, Keep Delaware County Clean, League of Women Voters of Muncie-Delaware County and local concerned citizens are partnering to host a free online public workshop for people concerned about the impacts of factory farms. The workshop, which focuses on education, action, and expanding the emerging local and statewide movement for a more sustainable food production system, will take place online on Saturday, December 5, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Tuesday, 12/1/2020 Woof Boom Radio Morning news

Today is Giving Tuesday, and there are so many requests and offers in the interest of Charities, we suggest you search for your favorite organization, and give generously.  We’ve heard from Hillcroft Service, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Boys and Girls Club, and many others.

Three Muncie police officers facing federal criminal charges over allegations of excessive force have won a seven-month delay in their case.  Among the three includes Chase Winkle, son of the former Muncie Police Chief appointed by Dennis Tyler – who is awaiting his own trial date for charges for his own alleged offense.  The Feb. 22 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis for the former cops has been delayed due to concerns related to COVID-19 — and rescheduled the three officers’ trial for Sept. 21.

Muncie City Council’s Land and Traffic Committee will have a meeting today, at 6 p.m. in the city hall auditorium, and livestreamed on the City’s Facebook page, about comments regarding the YMCA proposal of using Tuhey Park property for a new facility.  Questions and comments from members of the public who are for or against the project can be emailed to district2@cityofmuncie.com.

With the season’s first snow, the Indianapolis State Police are asking you to take a little extra time this morning.  We will likely have larger snow events, but the first ones of the year are always notable – and sometimes extra tricky.

Last week, State Rep. Christy Stutzman stunned Hoosiers she represents in northern Indiana by announcing her decision to step down from her seat in the Indiana House, only weeks after having been re-elected. Stutzman said her business, had been doing somewhat well despite the pandemic but when the State rolled things back and took a more targeted approach on restrictions based on how bad the spread is in each particular county, she felt Gov. Holcomb overstepped his executive authority and that lawmakers need to be included in the decision-making process from here on out.

Three Muncie police officers facing federal criminal charges over allegations of excessive force have won a seven-month delay in their case.  The Feb. 22 in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis for the former cops has been delayed due to concerns related to COVID-19 — and rescheduled the three officers’ trial for Sept. 21.

Second Harvest Food Bank remind you that most counties are now running on a bi-weekly schedule for Tailgate food distributions, and will also be affected by holiday closures, so please be sure to double check schedules while they move to a new rotation.  Grant County today 10:00 AM  at Five Points Mall.  Jay County Wednesday  10:00 AM at the Fairgrounds.  Delaware County Thursday 10:00 AM  at Muncie Mall.