Muncie Man Charged With Holding A Woman Against Her Will

A Muncie man whom police say held a woman against her will is charged with criminal confinement, domestic battery with a deadly weapon, strangulation and interference with the reporting of a crime. 22 year old Michael Bedel is charged in connection with an incident that happened at his home on North Duane Road early Tuesday.

OD Death Leads To Charges Against Portland Man

The overdose death of a Portland man leads to charges against the individual police say sold him the drugs. 31 year old
Luis Junior Perez is charged with dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death. The Muncie paper reports the charge stems from the overdose death, last Sept. 6, of 53-year-old David Richard Riley.

Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022 Woof Boom Radio morning news

Ball State University and Daleville Community Schools announced an all-new partnership with its Esports programs; creating what their press release calls an opportunity to participate in a “tremendous educational and extracurricular experience.”  Ball State will provide coaching and instruction in part by Dan Marino, who serves as both director of the Esports program and the University’s varsity head coach, and their Esport athletes.

An upcoming lecture by Monica Lewinsky at Purdue University Fort Wayne is being postponed due to coronavirus.  Lewinsky was set to speak on Jan. 25, she was a White House intern in the 1990s when she drew nationwide attention for her affair with then-President Bill Clinton. She is now a social activist campaigning against online harassment.

Monday, the 42nd Anderson citywide celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is at the Paramount Ballroom from 12 – 1:30 p.m.

Cardinal hoops.  BSU Men’s basketball suffered a tough loss last night on the road…  But have a quick turnaround, with a Home Friday night game to play, according to coach James Whitford… There’s Radio coverage, too!  96-7, 102-9, 104-9 and WLBC HD2 as well as the free streams.

Councilwoman Anitra Davis announced her resignation from Muncie City Council this week after accepting a new job that will not allow her enough time to serve on the council. Her resignation was effective January 11th.   Davis’ replacement on council will be chosen by a caucus, in the next several days.  We have some Council replay audio planned for this weekends This Week in Delaware County with Steve Lindell.

The Community Foundation of Muncie & Delaware Co. shared yesterday that K-12 Teachers in Muncie and Delaware County are eligible to apply for grants to support creative and innovative classroom projects, up to $600.  The next deadline is February 1.  The link to apply is on our Local News page this morning.

This week in Indiana history – in 1864,  Alvah C. Roebuck was born in Lafayette.  He became a watchmaker who lived in Hammond.  He joined Richard Warren Sears to open the Sears and Roebuck Department Stores across the country.


Anderson Schools Return To E-Learning Tuesday

Anderson Community Schools went back to e-learning today because of the high number of employee absences due to COVID-19 The district plans to evaluate the situation on a day to day basis and the latest update came through the district’s Facebook page. Officals say ACS will communicate any schedule changes to families as soon as possible.

Teen Sentenced In Shooting Cases

A Muncie teen has been handed twenty years in prison in connection with two cases against him. 18 year old Gavin Ford was accused of firing two gunshots in a Dollar General store last year and an incident in February this year when a woman said Gavin pointed a gun at her head and fired a shot into her floorboard as she was giving him a ride.

Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 Woof Boom Radio morning news

Madison County food today.  Free food plans today from Second Harvest Food Bank – the tailgate scheduled for today in Elwood  is CANCELLED.  The tailgate scheduled for today in Anderson will PROCEED AS PLANNED.  10 AM at 2811 W Nichol Ave.

An update to a story you heard first with Kim Morris yesterday – a fire Monday morning at the R & L Carriers truck depot in northwestern Delaware County just after 10 a.m. was a big one – they needed help from firefighters from  Gaston, Eaton, Albany, Daleville, Yorktown, Hamilton Township, Pipe Creek Township, Alexandria and Fairmount.  The Delaware County Emergency Management Agency,  the local hazardous materials team and Delaware County sheriff’s deputies were also at the scene.

It is the season for sign-up’s – for the Primary election:  Secretary of State Holli Sullivan today filed to seek the Republican Party’s nomination for Secretary of State – she became Indiana’s 62nd when she was appointed by Governor Eric Holcomb following the retirement of Secretary Connie Lawson.   The Indiana Republican State Convention will take place in Indianapolis on June 18.

Here’s a note for Teachers in WLBCland:  bring your interests and build collaborations with other educators, gain access to new tools and equipment and get the support you need to help students think like a maker.  The Educator Maker in Residence program at Muncie Madjax is a pilot program that is focused on creating a “learning community” of educators, students, and workforce partners.  The program will start in March, meeting twice monthly for a couple of hours during the evening for training and planning.  Applications will close on Jan. 31. We’ve placed the link for info on our Local News page this morning.

In 1825 this week in Indiana history, the first session of the Indiana General Assembly convened in the new state capital of Indianapolis.  The Marion County Courthouse served as the home for the state legislature until the new Statehouse opened in 1834.

The Ball State Cardinals men’s basketball team is at the Akron Zips tonight at 7 p.m.  On Woof Boom Radio’s 96.7, 102.9, 104.9, WLBC HD2, and the free streams.  Today is Sell-A-Thon, with tickets and offers all day – check

One of the state’s largest school districts is staying open, but some classrooms may still be empty. Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Aleesia Johnson told CNN this weekend that the district has to roll with the punches while dealing with the current surge of COVID-19.  Johnson said that even though community transmission is high, the district’s community transmission among students has been low.

Nearly two years into the COVID-19 pandemic, almost 9 in 10 registered voters believe there’s a “mental health crisis” in the nation, according to a recent poll in USA Today.

Last week, filing season began for the upcoming Primary election-  some notes:  Democrat Eric Hoffman seeking a second term as Delaware County prosecutor, according to the Muncie paper.  Sheriff Tony Skinner, and Commissioner Shannon Henry filed to run in May GOP primary.  And Muncie City Court Judge Democrat Amanda Dunnuck has launched her campaign for judge of Delaware Circuit Court 1, to replace Marianne Vorhees who is retiring at the end of the year.

Monday is MLK Day, and the City of Carmel has a program at 6 p.m. that day at the Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts.  The City of Fishers has a full list of ways to get involved, visit  WLBC reached out to Andy Klotz at Muncie Community Schools, and the Communications Director said a virtual Youth Citizen Awards program is coming together, but no release was available.

The Delaware County basketball tourney starts tonight:  for the first time, you can watch every game of the tournament on Woof Boom Radio TV!  The link’s posted on our Local News page this morning.  Girls: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – Boys: Wednesday, Friday, Saturday – 10 games in 5 days.

Muncie Man Faces Animal Cruelty Counts

Animal cruelty counts face a Muncie man after a dozen dogs were seized from his southside home last July. 64-year-old Douglas J. Woodring had the dogs in a house in the 2100 block of East 19th Street. Animal Control had left numerous notices at the house about the poor conditions they found for the animals prior to Woodring being charged.

Muncie Couple Busted On Drug Dealing Counts

A Muncie couple awaiting trial on heroin-dealing charges were arrested again Friday — for allegedly trafficking in heroin. According to the Muncie paper, 32 year old Mitchell Bozarth and 28 year old Jessica Lee Lutton are charged with dealing in heroin, possession of meth and maintaining a common nuisance. They were cuffed after a home search.