Day 20 and the partial government shutdown will soon be the longest-ever (the previous record was 21 days). Friday is the first day government workers expecting checks won’t get one. Wednesday’s third White House meeting between Congressional leadership and the president lasted just 14 minutes – Democrats say President Trump walked out when Nancy Pelosi refused to discuss the border wall
Heritage Environmental & Mexico-based Zinc Nacional will establish a Waelz Kiln Facility in Muncie, creating up to 90 jobs over the next several years. The company plans to break ground early this year on the former Borg Warner campus and be in operational mode by late 2020.
Anderson officials are investigating the death of a man whose body was found on the city’s west side. The body of 66-year-old Willie Lee Jones Jr. was discovered by a group of people in the 2100 block of West 19th Street Wednesday morning. Investigators say they do not suspect foul play.
If you have an active, qualifying bench warrant issued out of Delaware County, Surrender to Freedom will take place January 14th from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at the Muncie Mission. The person will not be arrested. Rather, they will be given a date and time to appear before a Judge to formally vacate the warrant and set new dates in the case. Additionally, if the person is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, there will be advisors and treatment providers on site to help.
The Indiana Tax Court has denied a request for the injunction from Wigwam Holdings concerning the 2015 assessed value of the iconic gym. According to the Herald Bulletin, Wigwam Holdings owes more than 222-thousand dollars in past due property taxes. The president of the group says they plan to pay the taxes and move forward.
It looks as if the position of transportation director at Muncie Community Schools is open again. The Star Press reports that Jeremy Patterson resigned in December of 2018, after being hired the month before to replace Tamera Dodd who left after just six months.
Police have arrested an Indianapolis man after they say he drove under the influence on a Lime scooter. 21-year-old Cole Dillon failed to stop at a red light and was nearly hit by an IMPD officer on patrol. Dillon was arrested on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated with a blood alcohol content of .15% or greater.
He has edited motion picture trailers such as “A Star Is Born,” “La La Land,” and “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Film editor and artist Travis Abels will speak at 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, in the Ballroom of the Student Center at Ball State University. The title of his presentation is “Throw Away Process and Just Play.” The presentation is free and open to the public. His visit is sponsored by the university’s Department of Journalism and the Ball State student chapter of the American Advertising Federation.
On Monday, Jan. 21, Anderson University will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a day of service projects and opportunities for reflection and hands-on learning. Classes will be suspended for the day as the university participates in the city-wide MLK Jr. Day celebration at the Paramount Theatre. The citywide celebration will conclude with the annual Peace and Justice March from Paramount to Reardon Auditorium.
Today is day 19 of the partial government shutdown. After House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called a border wall “an immorality,” Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said “Wall and barriers are not immoral.” Sources say President Trump and Vice President Pence will attend today’s conference lunch with Senate Republicans. A source says the President will be describing more fully the message from his Tuesday night address to the nation on border security.