Meth bust

Police in Elwood have busted a methamphetamine lab and arrested a Frankton man on drug charges.  James McCord, 39, was charged with dealing meth and unlawful sale of a meth precursor after officers searched a garage he allegedly turned into a meth lab.

Suspect nabbed after attempted heist

A Marion man is under arrest after allegedly trying to rob the Circle K convenience store at 702 S. Washington Street in Marion early Sunday morning.  Robert Colburn Jr., 25, allegedly gave the clerk a note demanding money.  He left the store after the clerk stepped away from the cash register.  Police tracked him to his home.  Colburn is being held in the Grant County Jail on a $27,000 bond.

Teen in mayoral race

A Muncie teenager has thrown his hat into the ring to become Muncie’s next mayor.  Kristopher Shroyer, 18, also registered to vote at the same time he entered the Republican race.  The Cowan High School senior lives in Muncie.

City leaders happy with blizzard response

Muncie Mayor Dan Canan says he’s proud of the job done by Muncie street crews in handling the Blizzard of ’07.  The crews did a good job of keeping the main streets and secondary roads clear.  Neighborhood cleanup efforts were under way late in the week.

Meanwhile Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith was also happy with his city’s response.  Vehicles representing almost every city department join the street department for plowing efforts during extreme heavy snow events.  More than 40 vehicles were on the streets during the height of the storm and in the days afterward.

Muncie Gras ready to party the night away

Walnut Street in downtown Muncie will be the place to be Saturday night for “Muncie Gras.”  Thousands are expected to attend.  Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gates for the biggest fundraising event for Downtown Muncie Development during the course of the year.  Two outdoor entertainment stages and many indoor musical events are on tap.

"A&F" vehicles put to use

One of the Hummers donated to Muncie by producers of “Armed and Famous” got a special use early Wednesday morning. Police used it to transport the husband of an expecting mother to a birthing center where she was entering emergency child birth. The youngster was born at the Expectations birthing center on White River Boulevard.

Snow damage closes school

Muncie’s South View Elementary School will remain closed Friday.  Superintendent Marlin Creasy says the building suffered roof and structural damage possibly due to the weight of the snow.  The extent of the damage has yet to be determined.