He says his mom’s boyfriend was abusing her, so he jumped on the man’s back and stabbed him with scissors. That’s the claim from a 16 year old suspect in a fatal incident at a Muncie home in the 700 block of South Brotherton Street. Police say the mother is backing up the boy’s story. […]
1-year-old Levi Hoyt is recovering at a hospital in Muncie, after he ingested heroin. His mother however is being charged with neglect. Levi’s cousin Cody Young brought the 1-year-old in after he saw he was overdosing. Young told police at the hospital that the boy’s mother, 26-year-old Daisha Clark, tried to stop him from bringing […]
A Portland man has been charged with attempted murder. 24-year-old Zachary Douglas DeVega is accused of repeatedly stabbing 34-year-old Christopher A. Loden. The victim was eventually flown to Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne. DeVega is being held in the Jay County jail under a $100,000 bond.
State Police are investigating the death of an inmate from the Huntington County Jail. 19-year-old Dakota Pratt was found on the floor of his cell, struggling to breathe. He was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital, where he later died. The cause of his death has not been determined, but police don’t suspect foul play.
The drug problem in Madison County is leading to burglaries and other crimes. Sheriff Scott Mellinger says it’s the worst he’s seen in his 35-year law enforcement career. Mellinger says that one drug and robbery suspect told deputies that he would either steal to buy drugs or police would have to shoot him, and that […]
Supporters of establishing a hate crimes law in Indiana say they hope the Legislature will take action following the deadly violence in Charlottesville. Indiana is one of just five states without laws allowing increased penalties for crimes motivated by biases. Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says it might be time to make it clear that […]
The Madison County Alcoholic Beverage Commission approved a new three-way permit for a proposed music venue in Elwood. Gig Hall has been approved for the sale of beer, wine and liquor. The commission voted 4-0 to allow the new permit, following upcoming state approval and a tour of the completed space.
If you’re planning on going to a viewing party for the solar eclipse Monday, plan on either having glasses, or making a pin-hole projector, or not looking at all. Thatâs according to Dr. Andrew Gavrin, physics professor at IUPUI. He says the sun is such a bright object that even if only 10 percent of […]
Tomorrow and Sunday, they will be racing through the streets of downtown Alexandria. The Kleenco/Alexandria Grand Prix returns this weekend. 10 different Kart classes race at speeds of to 75 miles per hour. It’s called the “largest go-kart street racing event in Indiana” – bringing in over 4000 spectators to Alexandria.
The Academy of Model Aeronautics will host the Indiana Warbird Campaign at the International Aeromodeling Center August 31 â September 2.Â The event will begin with open flying on Thursday. Both Friday and Saturday will include a noon-time air show. More details at Muncie Journal dot com.