School administrators in Muncie won’t get a small stipend for extra work they do anymore. They were getting extra money for taking on other duties like overseeing the Kindergarten Fair, Celebrate Excellence. some testing programs, textbook adoption and the Christmas Sling. The school board this week approved a plan to eliminate the stipend, and that […]
More people have been added to a lawsuit in Muncie. Local contractor Stroyer Bros filed a federal suit against Muncie Building Commissioner Craig Nichols and members of the city’s unsafe building board over the demolition projects the Muncie Sanitary District performs. The suit wants that agency included in the lawsuit. The suit also is critical […]
An outbreak of tornadoes across the state left much damage and thousands without power. The strongest of the storms spawned an EF3 tornado that tore through Kokomo, leveling a coffee shop and causing severe damage to homes and businesses. That same line of storms also caused a tornado to touch down briefly at I-69 & […]
Due to the aftermath of yesterday tornadoes, schools in Kokomo are closed today. They include Kokomo School Corporation, Indiana University-Kokomo, Ivy Tech Community College-Kokomo and Taylor Community School Corp. Tri-Central Schools are under a two-hour delay.
Yesterdayâs storms by the numbers: Â There were 27 counties reporting tornado warnings, 8 confirmed tornadoes with three touching down, 15 homes damaged in Howard County along with several local businesses, and 10 to 15 minor injuries are being monitored in that county. The most severe damage occurred in Kokomo, where Governor Pence is scheduled to […]
A Richmond man is facing drunken driving charges after a head-on crash on the Muncie Bypass. 60-year-old Danny Edward Sexton was charged this week with causing serious injury while driving while intoxicated. Police allege Sexton was drunk when driving southbound in the northbound lanes of the Bypass when he collided head-on with a pickup truck.Â […]
Her mother died while in her care. Now a 69-year-old Anderson woman is willing to accept a plea deal. Katherine Harvey is facing 9 years in the case, which is scheduled for a hearing on September 19th. Under terms of the agreement, Harvey would plead guilty to felony neglect of a dependent resulting in serious […]
She says she fed her drug habit by dealing. 40-year-old Tabitha Angelia Webb has been charged with counts of dealing in cocaine and one of maintaining a common nuisance. The Muncie woman was arrested at her apartment after she was part of a drug deal involving an agent for the Delaware County Sheriffâs Drug Task […]
The first draft of a plan to rehabilitate the Muncie Fieldhouse has been unveiled. In addition to foundation work, the Fieldhouse also needs to be brought up to standards, which means potentially adding an elevator and air conditioning. Muncie Community Schools is now teaming up with city leaders to create a plan that could make […]
There’s a lack of teachers in Muncie and surrounding areas. Many teachers switched districts over the summer break, some resigned, and there are fewer applicants coming in to local districts. Teachers say they’re just not paid enough. In 2012, state law began requiring teacher pay to be tied to performance evaluations.