He’s Accused Of Choking His Pregnant Wife

Battery and strangulation counts face a Muncie man accused of choking his pregnant wife. Police say 28 year old Kody Tyler Mathis was arrested after grabbing the victim by the throat til she couldn’t breathe. Police say Mathis’ blood alcohol content at the time was more than twice the legal limit. He’s been convicted of pervious battery, disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges.

Council Considers New Fireworks Ordinance

The Alexandria City Council is considering an ordinance that would limit the dates and times fireworks can be set off. The Herald Bulletin reports the issue was brought before the council by Alexandria residents, and the ordinance presented is similar to Anderson’s. Currently in Anderson, residents are allowed to light off fireworks from 5 p.m. to two hours after sunset from June 29 through July 3rd and from July 5th through July 9th.

Apollo 11 Program At Brown Planetarium

It Was One Of Mankind’s Greatest Achievements: The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission will be marked this weekend at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium on the campus of Ball State University. It happens Saturday, July 20th at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Hands-on activities will start at 2pm in the Brown Planetarium Lobby. Recommended for all ages 8 and up. Programs are free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Final APD Block Parties This Weekend

The final two Anderson Police Department block parties of the summer happen this weekend. The first is Saturday, at East Side Church of God – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then Sunday, July 21st at Jackson Nazarene Church. There will be free food, bounce houses, activities, public safety equipment, demonstrations and more.

Howell Named Merrill Greene Award Winner

Matt Howell, member of the Muncie Rotary Club, has received the Merrill Greene Award for 2019. The award recognizes a member for their outstanding volunteer efforts for the Club and the community. Howell is Vice President of Farmhouse Creative and active in Rotary projects.

A Unique Hot Weather Marketing Strategy

It’s hot. A boy is standing on a Utah street corner with a big sign that says ICE COLD BEER. His marketing strategy has resulted in several calls to the local police department, but apparently it’s paid off as business has been good. Of course the young man is selling ROOT BEER.

APD Hosts Two Block Parties This Weekend

The final two Anderson Police Department block parties of the summer happen this weekend in Anderson. The first is Saturday, at East Side Church of God – 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and then Sunday, July 21st at Jackson Nazarene Church. There will be free food, bounce houses, activities, public safety equipment, demonstrations and more.

Man Accused Of Choking Pregnant Wife

Battery and strangulation counts face a Muncie man accused of choking his pregnant wife. Police say 28 year old Kody Tyler Mathis was arrested after grabbing the victim by the throat til she couldn’t breathe. Police say Mathis’ blood alcohol content at the time was more than twice the legal limit. He’s been convicted of pervious battery, disorderly conduct and public intoxication charges.

Apollo 11 Mission To Be Marked In Muncie

The 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission will be marked this weekend at the Charles W. Brown Planetarium on the campus of Ball State University. It happens Saturday, July 20th at 2:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Hands-on activities will start at 2pm in the Brown Planetarium Lobby. Recommended for all ages 8 and up.
Programs are free. No tickets or reservations are required/permitted. Seating is done on a first-come, first-served basis.

Two Indicted In Muncie Government FBI Probe

Search warrants were served in City Hall, the offices of the Muncie Sanitary District and its Kilgore offices, even at a private residence when the FBI visited Muncie again Tuesday. Indictments have been handed up against Nicole Grigsby, the District Administrator for the Muncie Sanitary District, and Tony Franklin, the owner of Franklin Building, and Design. According to the U.S. Attorneys’ Office, they’ve been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, making false statements, and falsification of documents in a federal investigation. The 44 year old Grigsby, of Muncie, and 60 year old Franklin, of Yorktown, were arrested Tuesday morning. Grigsby and Franklin face up to 20 years’ imprisonment if convicted of all charges.