13-year-old Wisconsin teenager Jayme Closs missing since October 15th – when her parents were found shot and killed inside the family home – has been found alive about an hour north of where she had been last seen before going missing. Investigators say they do have someone in custody.
Filing for the May 8 municipal primary is underway. So far, in Madison County Mayoral races, Incumbents Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr. and Elwood Mayor Todd Jones have filed their declarations of candidacy. Penny Stevens has filed for Alexandria mayor and Republican Rick Gardner has filed as a candidate for Anderson mayor.
In Muncie, Democrat Andrew Dale and Republican Nate Jones have filed for the mayor’s race. Current Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler has not yet publicly announced his intentions, although the mayor has scheduled a press conference regarding the subject for later this afternoon.
A Muncie man who used a shoe store in Castleton Square Mall as a front for his drug-dealing operations has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Star Press reports, 34-year-old Danny Dewayne Terry II had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit dealing in meth and conspiracy to commit dealing in a narcotic drug.
Ontario Systems has announced the opening of a talent incubator at Anderson University. The Cube, short for Talent Incubator, is a tech training center that will provide students with real-life, hands-on software engineering projects. The Cube will officially open with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 23rd in Decker Hall.
Due to the partial government shutdown, the SNAP benefits normally distributed in February will be distributed on January 20th, which will have to last until March. Second Harvest Food Bank will continue functioning normally, and invites you to continue coming to Food Pantries and Tailgates.
Madison County health officials are investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A. Since September, the Madison County Health Department has confirmed 35 cases of hepatitis A. The average in previous years was just two cases.
Governor Eric Holcomb’s office has unveiled the state budget proposal, which will fund state agencies for the next two years. Among the notable items included in the budget proposal are more money for DCS, added funds for school safety, and money to increase teacher pay.
Anderson Police are questioning two men in connection to a shooting last night at a Marathon gas station on East 38th Street. One suspect is in police custody, the other is being treated for a gunshot wound at an area hospital.
Ball State University faculty and staff donated approximately $182,000 to support the United Way of Delaware County in 2018. With matching grants from the Ball Brothers Foundation and Indiana United Ways, the campaign’s impact is more than $267,000.
They call it “The Wall” Samsung has unveiled a massive 219-inch TV, that’s more than 18 feet, at the CES technology show in Las Vegas. It uses a technology called micro LED, which creates a brighter image using less energy than current televisions. If that’s too much TV for you, a 75-inch modular version is also coming out.