Indiana Health Commissioner Jerome Adams says needle exchange programs have saved lives and money as public health officials try to combat the state’s opioid crisis. Eight Indiana counties currently have exchanges in place that allow drug users to swap dirty needles for clean ones. Adams said Thursday that the exchanges “aren’t pretty.” But he adds […]
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A makeover for Muncie’s Westside Park. Work is underway to replace the playground equipment there. Slides and swings and other attractions are being removed and replaced with new equipment. City Parks officials say it should take a few days to complete. Also, four canopies are being up at Tuhey Pool.
An Indiana judge has sentenced a Fort Wayne man to 87 years in prison in the death of a Wisconsin woman whose body was found buried in a basement in 2015. Franklin Dent on Thursday received 65 years for murder in the death of 34-year-old Jessica Fecht. He also received more than two years for […]
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The combination of high humidity, remnants of tropical storm Cindy and an approaching cold front will bring drenching downpours today. Some very heavy rainfall is to be expected at times. Flash Flood Watches are in effect in some areas.
Charges have been dropped against a former Ball State University student accused of threatening shoppers at a Muncie Goodwill store unless they converted to Islam. The prosecutor this week filed a motion to dismiss after 24-year-old Khalid Sulaiman Bilal was deported to his native country, Saudi Arabia.
Embattled Anderson attorney Stephen Schuyler has been sentenced to eight years in prison for defrauding clients. Schuyler was facing 15 felony counts of theft, check deception and corrupt business influence for allegedly misappropriating funds from six estates totaling more than $700,000.
Police say they arrested a Muncie man after he called 911, time and time again. 35-year-old Jonothon Fyffe of the 800 block of West 11th Street made the calls after being cited for playing loud music late Wednesday night. Now he’s charged with misuse of a 911 system and was being held in lieu of […]
A Randolph County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. 36-year-old Shanta E. Debouse, most recently of Lynn, was arrested last July after a woman told investigators Debouse had forced her to have sex with men he had met online. Debouse reportedly admitted he had arranged for paid sexual encounters involving the woman, […]
He was on in-home detention, but that didnât stop an Anderson man from earning a little side money. Members of the Madison County Drug Task Force arrested 37-year-old Elliott Scott Stapleton on suspicion of dealing marijuana at his Lindberg Road home. Also arrested was 33-year-old Lucas James Williams. Authorities took him into custody on the […]
Madison County Commissioners continue to try and find a way to pay for bridge maintenance work. The commissioners briefly discussed creating a new “major bridge fund” but quickly dismissed it due to property tax caps. The commissioners still need to find 3 to 4 million dollars annually to maintain and repair Madison Countyâs 217 […]