Daleville Receives Grant For Police Body Cams

The Daleville Police Department has received a grant it is using for new body cameras. According to the Herald Bulletin, the money can be used for updating technology, such as body cams or laptops. The grant is for $5,600 to pay for 12 Wolfcom Halo Body Cameras with the money, giving the department 30 body cams total.

Group Gifts Nearly 6,000 Books To Area Schools

Muncie Altrusa Club members have completed the distribution of over 5,800 books to every pre-kindergarten through fifth grade student in the Muncie Community Schools, Burris, St. Michael Catholic School, and Inspire Academy. MuncieJournal.com reports the project was funded in part from a $4000.00 grant from the Altrusa International Foundation and the Muncie Altrusa Club. Classroom Connections of East Central Indiana was also a partner in helping to obtain, store and distribute the books.

Teen Charged With Brandishing Gun In Convenience Store Rip Off

An 18 year old Muncie resident is under arrest, accused of drawing a gun and stealing tobacco products from the Village Pantry at 1524 W. University Ave. Police say Brayden Robben was initially denied when he tried to buy the products because he didn’t have ID. He then produced te weapon and took the items and left the store, and was caught shortly thereafter.

Club Distributes Close To 6,000 Books To Area Schools

Muncie Altrusa Club members have completed the distribution of over 5,800 books to every pre-kindergarten through fifth grade student in the Muncie Community Schools, Burris, St. Michael Catholic School, and Inspire Academy. MuncieJournal.com reports the project was funded in part from a $4000.00 grant from the Altrusa International Foundation and the Muncie Altrusa Club. Classroom Connections of East Central Indiana was also a partner in helping to obtain, store and distribute the books.

Update: Status of AT&T Broadband Upgrade in Delaware County

More on the December announcement of more rural broadband coming to Delaware County – here’s Steve Rogers from AT&T on yesterday’s 765BusinessJournal.com Radio show

The status of this very large project

Hear the entire interview on the Audiocast Button of 765BusinessJournal.com.

More of today’s news, below…


WLBC News Bits:

FBI issues national public safety alert: Increase in sextortion.

Study shows 4.2% of Muncie households are multigenerational – FilterBuy.com had that.


Marta Moody passed away over the weekend.  The Muncie Action Plan Executive Board will gather to discuss how to best celebrate her memory at their Annual Report to the Community meeting next week.


WLBC News Bits:

Referee shortage being blamed on parent abuse.

Eastern Indiana Works is having a Full Board Meeting next Tuesday, January 24th at 9:00 am.

Purdue University is mourning the passing of Bruce White on Jan. 19, 2023. The 70 year old, was founder and chairman of White Lodging, and longtime benefactor of the university.


Save the date for February 2nd “First Thursday” in downtown Muncie – Debra Gindhart Dragoo will feature her Green Glam Studio jewelry at Cornerstone Center for the Arts LOVE BAUBLES – Meet the artist that night on the second floor, Great Hall.


More than just cookies  – It’s far more than a fundraiser

Dawn Fluhler, Communications Director for Girl Scouts of Central Indiana on yesterday’s Delaware County Today Radio show.  You can buy them for yourself, or share with someone you don’t even know

First Responders, and even Military get those boxes – for thanks, and a little piece of home.


The return of random locker checks at Muncie Central School is noting to be alarmed about

Principal Chris Walker, from a recent Delaware County Today Radio Show on WMUN.


WLBC News Bit:

Indiana history – this week in 1934, John Dillinger, bank robber born in Indiana, was captured in Tucson, Arizona.


The annual Reds Caravan is back starting yesterday, and thought the press release said it “has been expanded to travel through Reds Country over the course of six days through this Saturday, January 28, there are no stops in Muncie, or Indianapolis – in fact only one in all of Indiana – at Batesville.


Written and compiled by Steve Lindell, Dir. of News Operations

Muncie Man Charged In OD Death

A Muncie man is charged with murder in the overdose death of a woman he said he got fentanyl for to help alleviate her pain. 44 year old Erick Eugene Smith was also charged Friday in Delaware Circuit Court 1 with dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death, a Level 1 felony carrying up to 40 years in prison, in the death of 41-year-old Laura Fowler.

GoFundMe Link for a Local Family

Community coming together to help a family  – Supporters of an area family have created a GoFundMe account — https://bit.ly/3HjihnZ — to assist with medical and funeral expenses – here’s the story from last week


What’s the next step for the new Miss BSU, Kalyn Melham

She was on WMUN’s Delaware County Today Radio show last week, and shared what her experience was like last weekend at Ball State

At that pageant, they asked her where she saw herself in 20 years

If she wins Miss Indiana, it’s a December date at Miss America.


WLBC News Bits:

American space legend Buzz Aldrin marries 63-year-old girlfriend on his 93rd birthday.

The Notre Dame men’s basketball coach Mike Brey will step down at the end of the 2022-23 basketball season.

MCS announces the first annual Black History Concert at Northside Middle school on February 10, 2023 at 2 p.m.


It’s not a new law, but people break it all the time – your hands must be free when you drive your car in Indiana, Delaware County Sheriff Tony Skinner

That from Delaware County Today Radio show on WMUN.


Noon this Thursday: the Alexandria-Monroe Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors invites  members to meet us at the Curve in Alexandria. This will be an informal meet and greet lunch – pay your own way, but re-connect with community.


The Indiana Pacers invite fans to celebrate their alumni pride with upcoming University Hat Nights – each ticket gets a co-branded New Era hat featuring fans’ alma mater and the Indiana Pacers.  Ball State University – February 15, Pacers vs. Bulls at 7PM, and Indiana University – April 5, Pacers vs. Knicks at 7PM.

Jurors Will Come From Other Counties For Allen Murder Trial

Twelve jurors and an unnamed number of alternative jurors from either St. Joseph or Allen counties likely will be brought to Delphi to try Libby German and Abby Williams’ accused killer. The Star Press reports Judge Frances Gull will have the final say from which county jurors will be picked for 50 year old Richard Allen’s murder trial.

Indiana American Water Accepting Grant Applications

Indiana American Water is now accepting applications for its 2023 Environmental Grant Program. In 2023, the company will be awarding several grants for a combined total of approximately $10,000. To qualify, proposed projects must address address a source water or watershed protection need in the community, be new or innovative and be completed between May 1, 2023 and November 30, 2023.