Finding the dogs a home

Muncie Animal Shelter officials say a number of dogs seized during a December 20 drug raid will be put up for adoption.  Most of the dogs are pit bulls.  The Unconditional Love Foundation, a rescue organization for animals, is helping with the adoption process.

Status quo for MSD board

The Muncie Sanitary District Board of Directors decided to keep the same officers during a reorganization meeting Tuesday.  Bill Smith will continue to serve as president while Mark Miller will serve as vice-president and Teresa Ford as secretary.

City of Anderson seeks grants

A total of over $1.4 million in grants is being sought by Anderson officials for brownfield cleanups of abandoned industrial sites.  $1.2 million from the Environmental Protection Agency would be used to create a revolving loan fund program that would fund the assessment, cleanup and demolition of brownfield sites.  Meanwhile $230,000 from the Indiana Finance Authority would go toward assessing the cleanup of petroleum-related brownfield sites like abandoned gas stations and fuel supply depots.

Man hurt in auto accident

A Yorktown man was seriously injured in a Muncie crash Monday night.  Shawn Wilson, 25, crashed his pickup truck head-on into a tree near the intersection of Centennial Avenue and Bennett Street.  Police believe alcohol and excessive speed were factors in the crash.

Airport eatery shut down

A Muncie restaurant surprisingly closed over the weekend.  Muncie Aviation officials found the keys to Vince’s Restaurant in an envelope outside the door to their office when they arrived for work yesterday.  They’re now looking for a new tenant for the restaurant.  It’s also likely gift cards from the restaurant won’t be honored by the new owners.

Duo charged in break-in, attempted theft

Noblesville police have charged two men with breaking into a laundromat and trying to steal a coin machine.  Mikel Faith, 35, and Earl Smith, 52, were apprehended after an officer saw them inside the Sunshine Center while on patrol.  Both men were caught after a short pursuit.

School science labs to see makeover

Mississinewa school officials are planning to renovate the science labs at Mississinewa High School. The school board took several steps last night to begin the construction process, which includes a new classroom. A January 15 public hearing is also planned.

Woman accused with embezzling money

A 19-year-old Noblesville woman is charged with taking money from her employer.  Lindsay Tutusko faces nine theft counts for allegedly writing up bogus purchases of used clothing from customers at a Fishers store and then keeping the money for herself.