A former Muncie development official told a judge last week hes not guilty in connection with five counts of child exploitation. Morris Windhorst, 45, was first arrested a year ago in Indianapolis.
Muncie Mayor Dan Canan says Erber and Milligan of Charlestown has been awarded the contract to construct a new traffic roundabout at Walnut and Seymour streets. Canan says the bids came in under estimates. The city recently paid its 20% match toward the project’s cost. Work could begin within the next month or two.
An Anderson man will be sentenced sometime next month for an armed robbery that occurred on Halloween. Joseph Kerr, 20, pleaded guilty last week to robbing the Village Pantry at 117 W. Fifth Street. He could face a ten-year prison sentence.
31 tenants at the Madison Garden Apartments in Anderson had to be evacuated Sunday after flooding caused by a backed up, broken sewage pump at the private lift station serving the complex. City building officials say the complex lacked a backup pump, which is not a violation of building codes.
An Anderson man facing several charges relating to a rash of purse snatching incidents before Christmas now faces more charges. Justin Lockridge, 19, now faces two additional felony robbery counts and a felony theft charge. The new accusations include the theft of a womans wallet at the Anderson IHOP December 9. Lockridge now has seven felony charges against him.
A $1.2 million project to upgrade Uplands sewage system is planned by July. A lift station and 6,200 feet of force main are part of the project designed to allow for more growth on the north side of the town. The new project will come as work wraps up on a new $2.5 million water treatment plant.
A reward is being offered for information leading police to two men who robbed a Lawrence Village Pantry early last Thursday morning. The men entered the store around 1 a.m.
The Muncie City Council has a 5 p.m. meeting Monday to consider a shortfall appeal to the state. Errors in local property values shorted the city $1.6 million this year, and the city wants the state to reimburse the city in that amount.
Georgia police arrested a Kokomo man last week on an outstanding warrant from Howard County. Allen Walker, 28, was apprehended during a routine traffic stop last Wednesday. Hell soon be returned to Indiana to face drug dealing charges.
A New Castle man faces several charges in an attack on his mother. Curtis Johnson, 23, is accused with strangulation and battery in the February 15 incident that apparently unfolded after Johnsons mother complained about noise both Johnson and a teenage friend were making. Johnson will stand trial on May 23.