The Indiana Department of Education was in Muncie last night to ask questions of the school board and listen to public comments regarding the status of bus transportation for Muncie Community Schools students. The DOE panel questioned the board for about 30 minutes and then turned to public comments which ranged from a lack of […]
A local businessman arrested last December on an intimidation charge has filed a federal lawsuit against the Muncie Police Department and several of its officers. Scott Alan Winingear, of rural Anderson, filed the lawsuit that claims âboth active and retired Muncie police officers engaged in a conspiracy to arrest and maliciously prosecute Winingearâ because of […]
A Muncie man charged with operating a methamphetamine lab in his home has been sentenced to six years in prison. 30-year-old Jason Michael Smithers was arrested in January after police reported finding material used in the production of meth in his house, in the 400 block of South Proud Street. Smithers recently pleaded guilty to […]
A contract has been awarded for the proposed replacement of the Eisenhower Bridge in downtown Anderson. The engineering firm of Beam, Longest & Neff has been hired to do the design and environmental impact study for the project. The preliminary design is to remove the âhumpâ in the bridge with a slight realignment of Eighth […]
A long-promised facility to replace the former South Madison Community Center isnât open yet, but itâs getting closer. The Star Press reports the community center portion of the Unity Center, located in the former Garfield Elementary School building, now has a board overseeing plans for it. Judi Calhoun, Delaware County chief deputy prosecutor, is chairman […]
State Police have re-started a 32-year old murder case in southeastern Indiana. State Police say the death of 65-year old Donald Elmo Quinlan was re-opened on Monday. Quinlan was found dead in 1981 in his home in Cedar Grove. Investigators say advances in forensic technology and new witness information prompted them to re-open the case.
A 7th-grade boy died Monday morning after being found lying unresponsive in the snow. Indianapolis Police say a fire crew on its way to a call saw the boy face down in the snow on the cityâs south side. Firefighters performed CPR and took him to a hospital, where he later died. The boyâs parents […]
In Indiana, 40,000 senior citizens are the victims of elder abuse. Because physical pain is most associated in peopleâs minds with abuse, verbal, emotional and financial abuse often goes unnoticed. LifeStream Services, the local nonprofit that serves senior citizens, has organized workshops to educate residents about all forms of abuse and how to assist seniors […]
Red Goldâs second annual Run to Crush Hunger, held Oct. 12 in Elwood, raised more than $10,000 to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. The donation came just in time for the holiday season. Tim Kean, President & CEO of Second Harvest says the funds are needed all year to help many in need, and Red […]
Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana will provide food for families in need at its monthly Tailgate Program 10 a.m.-noon Friday at the Blackford County Fairgrounds on East Park Avenue, Hartford City. Distribution will be while supplies last. There is a limit of three families per vehicle.