Jackson Street Bridge Rebuild Completed

It’s been two years in the making. Muncie’s East Jackson Street bridge project is wrapping up. In 2017, INDOT began replacing the aging span that carries Jackson Street over the White River. Although the structural work has been completed, you may still see contractors finishing up the details.

Elwood Man Dead After Duplex Fire

An Elwood man is the victim of a house fire. 60-year-old Jacob Dial was found inside his burning duplex, but the cause of the flames has yet to be determined. The Herald Bulletin reports the state fire marshal is investigating the cause of the blaze. Dial’s death marks the fourth fire fatality in Elwood in 20 years.

Prosecutors Seek Life Without Parole For Ramirez

Madison County prosecutors are seeking life without parole for 30-year-old Ryan Ramirez if he is convicted of killing 23-month-old Paisley Hudson. The Chesterfield man was charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend’s daughter on July 28, 2018. Ramirez was also charged with neglect of a dependent causing serious injury to 3-year-old Riley Hudson. The Chesterfield man is scheduled for jury trial on Sept. 9.

Witness Watched Him Burgle

A Muncie man could see 12 years in prison after he was arrested on a preliminary count of burglary. A witness told authorities she saw 24-year-old Mark Serf Jr. leap over a backyard fence and break into a home in the 3900 block of North Everett Road. The Star Press reports Serf Jr. has been convicted of residential entry, theft and several other charges.

Anderson Woman Stabbed In The Stomach

An Anderson woman told police she was stabbed in the stomach and cut on the face while she was walking home in the 700 block of Columbus Avenue. She described her attacker as a black male wearing a hooded sweatshirt and dark clothes. Anderson police were unable to locate the man, and they are investigating the apparent stabbing.

A New Acquisition And A New Headquarters

Muncie-based Accutech Systems has acquired Money Tree Software. The move comes on the heels of Accutech’s announcement of plans to invest more than $5.5 million to redevelop a 40,000 square foot building in downtown Muncie. The new location will serve as Accutech’s headquarters.

Fluhler Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Ball State University alum Hannah Fluhler of Yorktown, who recently completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing and pre-dance/movement therapy along with a minor in dance performance, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Melbourne, Australia. There she will help conduct research at St. Vincent’s Institute, as part of a 12-person Genome Stability Lab team.

BSU Alum Hannah Fluhler Awarded Fulbright Scholarship

Ball State University alum Hannah Fluhler of Yorktown, who recently completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing and pre-dance/movement therapy , has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Melbourne, Australia. There she will help conduct research on Fanconi anemia (FA) at St. Vincent’s Institute, as part of a 12-person Genome Stability Lab team, under the supervision of a leading FA researcher.

Accutech Systems Acquiring Money Tree Software

Muncie-based Accutech Systems, a leading software company for the trust and investment industry, announced the acquisition of Money Tree Software, a premier financial planning solutions provider. This announcement comes on the heels of Accutech’s announcement of plans to invest more than $5.5 million to redevelop a 40,000 square foot building in downtown Muncie. The new location will serve as Accutech’s headquarters.