Muncie Community Schools began their school year yesterday, and new superintendent Dr. Eric King was visible on this important day. He visited several schools during opening day. The week began for Muncie teachers this past Monday. There were two days of professional development for teachers and students.
A Gas City man was flown to Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne after he was shot Thursday. Darrell Hollins,as shot twice — once in the chest and once in the abdomen, with exit wounds in the back, according to police. The victim was shot at Greentree West Apartments. Witnesses saw a vehicle leaving the scene of the shooting. Two men who were in the vehicle — Ralph Jones and Joey Bolden, both from Marion — were taken into custody for questioning.
The Anderson City Council has approved an increase in the county’s income tax. The COIT was increased by one quarter of one percent during the meeting last night. The city’s financial consultant says the increase is needed to offset the estimate $6 million loss of revenue anticipated. That revenue loss is due to property tax reform. The money from the tax goes into the general fund for the city. Now that the tax has been passed by the city of Anderson, at least one other Madison County municipality must pass the tax for it to be enacted.
A serious accident overnight is Muncie has left a road closed at this hour. Burlington Drive north of Memorial to Biltmore is closed as the accident investigation continues. A car crashed into a house in that area….the same house that was hit in a similar accident about two months ago. At least one person was injured. No names or condition report is available as of this time.
A New Castle man tried to assume the identity of his brother when pulled over by the police. Jeremiah Logston is charged with driving while suspended and false informing in that case. According to police reports, Logston claimed to be his brother — who is serving in the military in Iraq — when he was pulled over on south 14th Street on the afternoon of Aug. 7.
A Muncie woman is charged with neglect for leaving her three children alone. Sabrina Dawn Clay is accused of leaving her children alone in an apartment at Muncie’s YWCA. The children were ages 3, 6, and 8. The incident happened on August 8th. The charge is a Class D felony and carries a standard 18-month sentence.
Home sales went up in Madison County last month, but the year to date figure is below last year. The home sales rate was up 12 percent for July. However, the year to date total shows the county’s sale rate down about 13 percent from last year.
MTV is in Anderson filming scenes for an upcoming reality show. The crews were filming one of the five individuals selected for the upcoming series. The show is tentatively titled “16 and Pregnant.” The scene was being filmed at Anderson’s Wal-Mart store, where employees were told not to speak to the news media regarding the project.
An Indianapolis man suffered serious injuries in a motorcycle crash on Indiana 28. According to the Madison County Sheriff’s department, Robert L. Sosbe was westbound along Ind. 28 shortly before 6 p.m. when he lost control of his motorcycle. The accident occurred near County Road 450 West. Sosbe was airlifted to Indianapolis Methodist Hospital after the accident.
A Muncie man is facing drug charges after allegedly selling drugs two different times to a confidential informant. Chris Jefferson is charged in that case. The sales allegedly happened on July 22nd.