• DelCo Treasurer Faces Friday Hearing

    Delaware County Treasurer John Dorer faces an initial hearing Friday morning on more than 40 felony charges accusing him of repeatedly failing to deposit county money on time. Dorer faces a single theft charge accusing him of taking money from a cash drawer. But most of the charges accuse him of violating the law requiring […]

  • Investigation Into Discovered Body Continues

    Authorities continue to investigate the discovery of a body Sunday evening in western Henry County. Sheriff Butch Baker says the body, reportedly that of a man, was found in Montgomery Creek, near the 4000 block of South Grant City Road by a passerby. Information has not been released concerning any apparent cause of death. Henry […]

  • Local Motel Declared Unfit For Human Habitation

    The city of Muncie is again declaring the Budget Inn motel at 2000 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive unfit for human habitation. Building Commissioner Craig Nichols declared the motel a dangerous structure and ordered it to be vacated within 10 days and then demolished. The order will displace the residents of about 15 rooms […]

  • Murder Charges Dropped Against Pendleton Inmate

    The Madison County prosecutor has dropped a charge of murder against a Pendleton prison inmate. Investigators determined there was no evidence to link 28yo Paul Rayle to the April 6, 2007, beating death of fellow inmate Kent McDonald. Clay Howard, a 31-year-old Tippecanoe County man, was convicted of the murder in a February trial in […]

  • Renovated Fairgrounds Coliseum To Open Early

    The revamped Indiana State Fairgrounds Coliseum is about to open to the public. Indiana State Fair Spokesman Andy Klotz says after the highly-touted $63 million renovation, the building is opening three months ahead of schedule. The revamped coliseum includes a bigger lobby, a second and third floor main concourse, double-tiered seating and big screen monitors. […]

  • Final Draft Of Education Standards Released

    The final draft of the education standards that will replace Common Core has been released. The state released the standards for K-through-12 schools that will be considered next Monday by the Education Roundtable, which is co-chaired by Governor Pence and State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz. If the Roundtable endorses the standards, the State Board of […]

  • New Library Addition To Inspire Creativity

    Maring-Hunt Library is adding a new area with technology intended inspire creativity. This Wednesday at 4 p.m., the library is launching a new area on the first floor, called UDo @ Maring-Hunt, outfitted with creativity-inspiring new technology such as 3-D printers, programs for design work, a color copier/scanner and tablets. The grand opening is part […]

  • EMA Adapting To New Technology

    Since the 1950s most communities relied on the old air raid sirens to warn residents of threatening weather, but Madison County is in the process of adapting new technology. Residents can sign up at the Madison County Emergency Management Agency website to receive messages on their cellular telephones, computers or home telephones of threatening weather […]

  • Long Time MadCo Leader To Step Down

    After more than 22 years at the helm of Madison County’s incubator for community leaders, Bobbette Snyder announced that effective June 30, 2014 she will retire as executive director of The Leadership Academy of Madison County. While she may not be at LAMC’s helm, Snyder stressed that she will remain an active member of the […]

  • Indy Home Day Care Owner Faces New Charges

    Two new charges have been filed against the woman accused of drugging children at her Indianapolis in-home daycare center. Stephanie Gribble, 37, now faces a total of eight felony charges in the case following a hearing on Tuesday. The charges were filed after four children who had been in her care were taken to hospitals […]