• Muncie applies for school busing waiver

    Busing for students in Muncie would continue under a waiver for which the district has applied. It would mean about 2.3 million dollars in the transportation fund and without it the district would receive only 350 thousand dollars, reports the Start Press. The waiver was created to help districts with budgets that are hurt by […]

  • Westfield HS Stage Collapses; 12 Injured

    Students at Westfield High School arrived for classes Friday morning, after a stage collapsed in the school’s auditorium Thurday night. Students were performing when the stage gave way during the show’s finale as over two-dozen students dropped straight into the orchestra pit below. More than 12 people were injured. One was listed as critical condition, […]

  • Local NAACP President/MITS Official Facing Drug Charges

    Cocaine peddling counts face the president of the local chapter of the NAACP. The Star Press reports 49 year old Timothy Miles allegedly sold cocaine to an undercover agent in a vehicle owned by MITS, where he also serves as assistant director of transportation. Police say it’s the third such deal they’ve tracked to Miles, […]

  • New Anderson Manufacturer Expects To Be Operational In Fall

    Sirmax has broken ground at its first North American production facility and headquarters at Anderson’s former GM Guide site. The thermoplastic polymer company is investing more than 25 million dollars into the operation. Sirmax says it will begin hiring in September of this year and expects to be operational by October.

  • MadCo Democratic Primary To Be Investigated

    Republican and Democratic representatives of the Madison County Voter Registration Office have asked Prosecutor Rodney Cummings to conduct an investigation into ballots cast in the upcoming Democratic Party primary election. Cummings says the office has concerns about signatures and names, but declined to discuss specifics of the allegations until after the primary takes place. He […]

  • Former Muncie YOC Worker Faces Charges

    A former worker at the Youth Opportunity Center faces child seduction counts. Police say 25 year old Michael Christopher Allen Brown was charged this week in connection with an incident last September 6th. Prosecutors say Brown touched the leg of a 17 year old boy and made inappropriate comments to him while transporting the teen […]

  • Lawmakers Study Cuts To Increase School Funding

    As legislators put the finishing touches on a new state budget, the centerpiece remains a big funding increase for schools. Both the House and Senate proposed a nearly five-percent increase for schools over two years. An updated economic forecast last week left negotiators 200-million dollars less to work with, but Senate President David Long says […]

  • 300 Welcomed Back After Deployment In Middle East

    About 300 Airmen from Fort Wayne‘s 122nd Fighter Wing are back home from a 6-month deployment to the Middle East. Wing Commander, Colonel Patrick Renwick says the A-10 Warthogs sent from the Ft. Wayne base participated in 19 percent of the sorties flown during the operations. He says his pilots were praised by the Military‘s […]

  • Lawmakers Want To Expand Education Bill

    Legislative leaders are looking at broadening the Republican-backed proposal that would replace Democratic schools Superintendent Glenda Ritz as leader of the State Board of Education. Top Senate and House Republicans say provisions could be added to the bill specifying information that Ritz’s Department of Education must provide to the state board. Senate Democratic Leader Tim […]

  • Three Charged In $2 Million Lottery Scam

    Three people with ties to a former Hoosier Lottery retailer have been charged with stealing more than $2 million in lottery prize money. An investigation of a Plainfield liquor store began when the estate executor of the owner of the store reported suspicious activity to the Hoosier Lottery office. The son of the late owner […]

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