Anderson PD Hiring Two More Officers

The Anderson Police Department gets the go ahead to hire two new officers which will bring the department’s ranks to 103. They already are hiring the officers, both with previous law enforcement experience. The department is budgeted for a full staff of 110.

Man Formally Charged In Grandfather’s Murder

Formal charges now face a Daleville man connected to the slaying of his grandfather. The Star Press reports 26 year old
Trent David Kreegar allegedly killed 67-year-old Robert Huffman Jr. on Sept. 5 at a home in the 9100 block of South Walnut Street in Daleville. He’s charged with murder which can carry a maximum 65 year prison term.

Open Door Health Launching Drive Thru COVID Testing

Open Door Health Services has launched a new no-cost COVID-19 testing program in Muncie. Testing takes place drive-through style on the site of Open Door Urgent Care, located at 1651 E. 29th St. Both rapid and PCR tests are available. PCR tests generally take 2-5 days for results. Appointments are required and can be scheduled at

BSU Alum, Grammy And Oscar Winner Returning For Appearance

Grammy and Oscar award-winning singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas, a 2012 Ball State University graduate, is returning to Ball State as the next guest in the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series. The Muncie Journal reports “A Conversation with Tiara Thomas” will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 at Sursa Performance Hall on Ball State’s campus.

Tuesday, 9/14/2021 Woof Boom Radio morning news

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Photo by Mike Rhodes

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. Photo by Mike Rhodes

Another all-time high at IUBMH.  As of 2 p.m. yesterday, 98 COVID inpatients are at Muncie’s hospital – that breaks the previous all-time high number set on Saturday – when 90% of those admitted were not vaccinated.  24 of those are in intensive care.

The body of 22 year old U.S. Marine Corporal Humberto A. Sanchez will be laid to rest today at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport after a ceremony at Life Gate Church that begins at 11 a.m.

There could be a ruling later this month  – Governor Holcomb’s lawsuit against the General Assembly over whether legislators can call themselves into session is finally before a judge.  Holcomb sued five months ago after legislators passed the bill over his veto.

When the Muncie Community School Board meets today at 5 p.m. in regular session, Tonight’s meeting is available on the district’s YouTube page as well as in person – please follow masking requirements.

DAV & RecruitMilitary will host the Indianapolis Veterans Job Fair on Thursday September 16th at Lucas Oil Stadium from 11am to 3pm.  Registration is free and available online to all transitioning military, veterans, military spouses and dependents.

On a hot day, how about a Christmas Countdown.   According to a study by, more than a quarter of all American adults say they’ve either started their shopping for the holidays or plan on doing it by the end of this month. Christmas is 102 days away.

Ball State University will celebrate the Constitution of the United States, as well as the rights and responsibilities of student journalists, at 9 a.m. on Constitution Day, Friday, Sept. 17, at Sursa Performance Hall on Ball State’s campus, and livestreamed at  It’s hosted by the soon to be renamed College of Communication, Information, and Media (CCIM).

People are still talking in town about last Thursday, when, Six months after being named chairman of the Madison County Democrat Party, Thomas Newman Jr. resigned.  Amie Hood, who was elected in March as vice party chairwoman, told the Herald Bulletin that an election has been tentatively set for Oct. 3 at the Mill Creek Civic Center in Chesterfield.

Freshman enrollment is down at Ball State, and President Mearns told us last week in the WLBC Radio News zoom room there were several factors – including other Indiana schools, who found a need to seek some of BSU’s in-state potential students — he called it “poaching” in-state students.   The other schools joined BSU in lowering entry  admission requirements by going standard test optional.

Man Charged After Teen OD’s

When Muncie Police arrived at 22 year old Dylan Moody’s East 29th Street apartment Friday, they had an overdose to deal with. A 17 year old was found unconscious and taken to the hospital. Moody, reports the Star Press, had a blue substance over his nostril and white crust on sides of his mouth. He was also found with drugs in his possession and was charged with dealing in a controlled substance.

Gaston Woman Killed, Husband Injured In Crash

Police say a Delaware County woman died in a two-vehicle collision on Interstate 69 in Madison County Sunday. 42 year old
Mendy Church of Gaston was killed when the pick up her husband was driving was struck by another vehicle and crashed into a guardrail. Both occupants were ejected. 30 year old Jacob Church was critically injured in the crash.

BSU Achieves Strongest Period Of Philanthropic Support In School History

Ball State University raised $36 million in philanthropic gifts and commitments in the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2021, marking the third consecutive year of more than $30 million in new private, philanthropic gifts to the University. Among the highlights, the University generated $4.6 million in commitments for 54 new scholarships and opened the doors to its brand new Scheumann Family Indoor Practice Facility. This $15 million, 84,000 square-foot structure was funded by private donations.

MSO Brings Out The Billy Joel Catalogue

On Sept. 18, Muncie Symphony Orchestra will give audiences an evening of Billy Joel music. The Muncie Journal reports
MSO will be joined by Michael Cavanaugh, a renowned performer and musician who was hand-selected by Billy Joel to star in the Broadway musical “Movin’ Out.” “The Music of Billy Joel” will be at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 at Emens Auditorium.

Funeral Information for Fallen Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez

Logansport – Tuesday, the body of Marine Corporal Humberto Sanchez, 22, Logansport, will be laid to rest at the Mt. Hope Cemetery in Logansport after a ceremony at the Life Gate Church. Sanchez was killed on August 26, 2021, while serving on active duty in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The funeral is scheduled to start at 11:00 am.

The procession route to Mt Hope Cemetery is as follows: 

– Life Gate Church (831 Burlington Ave, Logansport),

– North or left on Burlington to Garrison Flag at Cliff Street., continue north to Market Street,

– East or right on Market Street, to 6th Street.,

– North or left on 6th Street. to Hanna Street.,

– East or right on Hanna to Pleasant Hill,

– North or left on Pleasant Hill to Grant Street (Mt. Hope cemetery).

There will be a garrison flag positioned at Burlington and Cliff Street.  The procession will stop there for approximately 30 seconds.

Those wishing to honor Corporal Sanchez’s ultimate sacrifice to our country are encouraged to line the procession route.

Link to procession route: