• Money Handed Out To Combat Infant Mortality

    Indiana health officials say the state has awarded nearly $13 million to programs aimed at reducing the state’s infant mortality rate. The Indiana State Department of Health announced the grant money Wednesday. Officials say ten grants will be given out through the state’s Safety PIN, or Protecting Indiana’s Newborns, program. Recipients include hospitals, health care […]

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  • Gov. Pence, “Treat Addiction As A Health Issue”

    A drug task force convened by Gov. Mike Pence says the state of Indiana should treat addiction as a public health issue, rather than a criminal one. The task force itself was authorized in 2014 by the Indiana General Assembly and is comprised of 50 members from the law enforcement, public health, legislative and faith […]

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  • Indiana Teachers Could Grade ISTEPs

    An Indiana lawmaker has proposed having teachers grade the state’s new standardized test as major decisions loom for the replacement of the current ISTEP exams. Republican state Rep. Robert Behning tells the Indianapolis Star the state would compensate teachers for scoring the exams and would make participation optional. The ISTEP exam is currently graded by […]

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  • Semi Truck Lands In Retention Pond

    Police say a semi-truck crashed into a pond Wednesday in Henry County. The incident resulted in an eastbound I-70 ramp being blocked near mile 123. Indiana State Police say the driver was heading eastbound and blew a tire, causing the truck to go off the road and into a pond. The driver was not injured. […]

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  • Crash Results In Meth Bust

    A traffic accident south of the Tillotson Avenue overpass led to a Muncie man’s arrest on meth-related charges. 53-year-old Mark Dewayne Rosinski told police that he fell asleep while driving home from work, crashing into a guardrail. Authorities found meth, several pipes and tablets of prescription medications in his vehicle. He was charged and released […]

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  • Board Scrambles To Find New Director

    They’re scrambling for a replacement for the Boys and Girls Club of Muncie after the director suddenly resigned this week. Micah Maxwell cited personal reasons for his departure. As the search continues, the facility remains open and will receive guidance from the national office. A search committee consisting of both board and community members will […]

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  • APC Chickens Out On Proposal

    It’s a decision that’s sure to ruffle a lot of feathers: the Anderson Plan Commission has chickened out on a new proposal to allow hens to be kept inside city limits. City ordinance says it’s illegal to have livestock–including chickens–on your property. If you want own chickens, you have to get special permission. The tabled […]

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  • City Offers Reward Over 59 Slashed Tires

    The City of Montpelier is offering a cash reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of suspects that slashed the tires of more than 40 vehicles over the weekend. Montpelier police Chief Chris Snyder says the city is offering the cash reward of up to $500 for the arrest and conviction of […]

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  • Joey + Rory Get Grammy Nod

    About eight months after Joey Martin Feek’s death, the country singing act Joey+Rory has been nominated for a Grammy award. The duo was nominated in the Best Roots Gospel Album category for “Hymns That Are Important To Us,” which was released in February. Rory Feek, Joey’s husband, will find out if the duo won the […]

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  • Good News If You’re Heading South

    If you’re heading south for the holidays, we have some good news for your travels. The new East End Crossing will open to traffic on Sunday, Dec. 18. Eight-and-a-half new miles of road will connect Utica, Ind. just east of Jeffersonville to the eastern edge of suburban Louisville. The centerpiece is a 2,500-foot cable-stay bridge […]

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