An autopsy is scheduled today for a 60-year-old Fort Wayne man who was killed Sunday in a motorcycle accident at the Muncie Dragway. Kevin Lynn Williams was pronounced dead after he lost control of the motorcycle near the starting line and struck a guardrail.
Two people were injured — one critically — when the Trailblazer they were riding in struck a utility pole. According to the Herald Bulletin, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department says it happened near Summitville at the intersection of County Roads 1750 North and 150 East.
An investigation has resulted in the arrest of an Anderson man accused of having a relationship with a 14-year-old boy. 35-year-old Jay Robert Layton is accused of several felonies including child solicitation, child exploitation and dissemination of matter harmful to minors.
Thousands of fetal remains were found at the home of a former South Bend abortion doctor. Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, who passed away on Sept. 3, used to practice at the Women’s Pavilion in South Bend. His medical license was suspended in 2015 after he was accused of failing to report an abortion on a 13-year-old girl.
$1 million in wind farm funds are being requested for the development of a robotics training program through the Hinds Career Center in Elwood. Madison County Council is being asked to provide the funding that would be used to obtain a $3.5 million federal grant to build the new facility.
Muncie Public Library will host a Town Hall Forum this evening featuring the candidates for Muncie mayor. Terry Whitt Bailey, Dan Ridenour and Steve Smith are scheduled to attend. The forum is free and open to the public. It starts at 7 p.m. at Kennedy Library, 1700 W. McGalliard Road.
Muncie’s Ross Community Center is celebrating the local and global community with an International Festival fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 4-7 p.m., rain or shine. Read more at Muncie Journal dot com.
Muncie’s fourth annual Bridge Dinner is set for this Thursday. Hundreds are expected to attend the event along Washington Street Bridge where there will be food trucks, vendors and musical entertainment during the annual Bridge Dinner.
Entertainers, singers, musicians, dancers, choral groups and more are invited to submit a digital video as an audition to perform at the 57th annual Downtown Indy, Inc. Circle of Lights® presented by IBEW 481, which takes place on Monument Circle in Downtown Indianapolis Friday, Nov. 29. Two-minute, holiday-themed video submissions will be accepted.
There will be no regional jail constructed by Madison and Henry counties. According to the Herald Bulletin the Madison County Council has voted to end discussions with Henry County on exploring the possibility of a regional facility to house inmates from both counties.