At about 8 Saturday morning, a bullet ripped through the front door of a home on the 1600 block of Brown Street in Anderson, striking a man insdie. The man was hit in the forearm and treated for a non-life threatening injury but police are still looking for whomever fired the bullet. Police say they are seeking out one person of interest in connection to the incident.
A 20 year old Yorktown gets six years in federal prison for drug-dealing and firearms-related convictions. The Star Press reports Ali Samir El-Ghit was a student at Ivy Tech Community College when federal agents raided his family’s Finnlandia Court home in August 2019. They found prescription drugs along with about 20 firearms, including 10 automatic rifles, nearly 1,000 rounds of ammunition and $8,498 in cash.
A Muncie man serving time for conspiracy to commit fraud on a financial institution has been granted an appeal for early release. The Star Press reports 52 year old Kenneth Wayne Herbert had been sentenced to six years in prison in March 2019 after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit fraud on a financial institution. A judge granted his request in November but his release was held up for a time after prosecutors filed a motion to correct error.
The Delaware County commissioners have issued a joint statement condemning the incident at the US Capitol Wednesday. It reads, in part, “The commissioners strongly condemn violence as a solution or method for public discourse. The actions of those individuals that stormed the Capitol and went inside to ransack, steal items or just pose to promote their lawlessness can never be viewed as ‘patriotic.”
Forward Visions, Incorporated in partnership with the American Electric Power Foundation on behalf of Indiana Michigan Power and the Muncie NAACP Branch will host a Virtual Expungement Workshop on Tuesday, January 19, 2021, from 6:00pm-8:00pm. The workshop will provide information to individuals with criminal records who may have been denied employment or other services because of their record. Participants will learn the expungement process, eligibility, and learn how to proceed.
Pacers in person, soon. As WLBC’s Kim Morris told you first on Friday, you’ll soon be able to go to a Pacers game. Rob Connett reports
The Madison County Health Department is expecting more COVID-19 vaccination doses today and plans to begin administering them this week. Stephenie Grimes, Health Department administrator told the Herald Bulletin doses will continue to be delivered each Monday but the Health Department doesn’t know how many to expect beyond the first week right now. Up to this point, Community Hospital Anderson is vaccinating health care workers and first responders in the county.
Friday, we shared some of the Democrats priorities, now info on the House Republicans who have a string of spending proposals among their priorities for this year’s legislative session
Another example of a powerful, positive resource in our area: the Shafer Leadership Academy recently hosted Ethics Training for City of Muncie. Read all about it today in our free MuncieJournal.com.
This Wednesday, the Hamilton Southeastern School District will consider a possible return to classrooms as soon as Jan. 19th. With the county’s Red status, it seems unlikely for a change from virtual learning, so parents and guardians should plan accordingly.
He thought he left the meth at home.
The Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC) and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Commission will be hosting the State of Indiana’s 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration on Thursday, January 14, at 12:00pm EST. This year’s celebration will be held online. Register with the link we have on our Local News page right now. https://www.in.gov/mlkihc/2385.htm
This week, Second Harvest Food Bank of ECI will have Tailgate Food Distribution Events in New Castle Tuesday, North Manchester on Wednesday, Muncie Mall and Blackford County Fairgrounds on Thursday, and Winchester on Friday. Volunteers are always needed, at the events as well as at the warehouse.
“An Evening With Michael Bublé”, scheduled for March 18 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, has been called off. Those who purchased through the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office may bring tickets for in-person refunds, Monday through Friday, 12 p.m. – 5.pm.
Pandemic or not, Muncie has a lot of great ideas, and the Muncie Mayor shared this last week
Over the weekend, BSU men and women’s basketball teams lost. Men have a road game Tuesday, and women have a road game Wednesday.
A lot of people want the vaccine. Hoosiers 80 and older are now eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine, but there are some things you should know first. John Herrick reports
A total of 33,500 Hoosiers age 80 or older registered for free COVID-19 vaccines between 9 and 11:30 a.m. Friday, the first day of eligibility for this age group. Among those registering, 21,000 people scheduled appointments in the first 90 minutes after registration opened.
The Indiana State Police Fort Wayne Post received a complaint last week from a local citizen reporting a phone scam. The scammer called asking this citizen for the phone number of the local Indiana State Police Department, saying they were the victim of ID theft and needed the phone number so that he could alert the police. A short time after that call, this same citizen received another phone call, with the Caller ID showing “Indiana State Police” with the “260-432-8661” phone number. The easiest way to protect yourself from being scammed over the phone, is either to ignore unsolicited calls from unknown callers, or just hang up when something doesn’t seem right. You should NEVER provide any information over the phone to an unknown caller.
Today is #WearBlueDay and National Human Trafficking Awareness Day.
The Indiana General Assembly is now back in session. The Muncie Delaware County Chamber is offering members the opportunity to hear from and talk to our legislators at their Legislative Update. Friday, January 22, a Zoom Virtual Event from 11:30am-1:00pm $10 per person. Members only. Reservation deadline is Thursday, January 21st. Contact Erin Ailstock to make your reservation.
It was a bit too much marijuana to hide.
President Donald Trump could face legal trouble over his rhetoric stoking his supporters before a group of them attacked the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, said Anderson University President John Pistole in an article in the Herald Bulletin. Pistole said any decision to prosecute President Trump would be a policy decision, and one he’s glad he doesn’t have to make. Before coming to AU, Pistole was the former deputy director of the FBI and administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.
Police say he attacked her with a hammer, and now he’s headed to jail. Donnie Burgess reports
The city of Muncie will provide free masks to those in need through use of the CARES-ACT. If you manage/own a business, non-profit group, or organization in Muncie that need masks for your staff or for the community that you serve, please contact Dustin Clark, Director of Special Projects.
Police say an off-road vehicle accident Thursday morning left a 32-year-old Anderson man dead. Philippe Curtis died in the accident. A passenger, Jared Hudson, 25, of Anderson, was not injured. It happened just before 2am on private property near the 4800 block of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. The vehicle flipped several times in a turn and Curtis was pinned underneath.
A big pot haul in Delaware County. Police Thursday seized 240 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $250,000. Authorities got a tip about a large shipment of marijuana coming here from Las Vegas. Investigators tracked it down at a local shipping company and got a warrant to search the contents. No arrests as yet.
A local man whom police say tried to take his girlfriend’s life has been 36 years behind bars. 46 year old Corey Antwan Garrett was found guilty of attempted murder. The Star Press reports he was arrested for an incident in September 2019 in which he attacked 43-year-old Sharika L. Taylor with a hammer in her home along West Jackson Street. The victim suffered multiple injuries.
Main Street America and The Hartford announced the second-round recipients of the HartBeat of Main Street Grant Program. Grants of $5,000 – $15,000 have been awarded to 31 brick-and-mortar small businesses across the country. Funds will help these businesses respond and adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic and help to revitalize historic downtown commercial districts.
Muncie Community Market LLC/ Common Market in Muncie was awarded $15,000. The Common Market is located at 900 W 8th Street