The state says Indiana’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in July and is below the national rate of 4.3 percent last month. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said Friday the state’s July jobless rate compared with one of 3 percent in June. Indiana’s total labor force is more than 3.3 million and […]
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Officials in Indianapolis are considering whether to move from a city park a monument commemorating the deaths of Confederate soldiers at a Civil War prisoner camp in Indiana. The tower was moved to Garfield Park in 1928 from its original site marking the mass grave of those who died at Camp Morton. Cities nationwide are […]
A prosecutor says a 16-year-old Muncie youth likely won’t face charges after fatally stabbing a man who was abusing his mother. Chief Deputy Delaware County Prosecutor Zach Craig said Thursday that evidence in the case and interviews point toward “a valid case of self-defense.” Muncie police Capt. Joe Todd tells The Star Press the teen […]
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.