• New “Rights & Responsibilities” Policy For BSU Students

    Ball State University is creating a new hearing panel to deter sexual assault, many of the victims of which are incapacitated by alcohol or drugs. The university’s board of trustees has approved a new, 32-page “Code of Student Rights and Responsibilities Sexual Harassment and Misconduct Policy” and approved the creation of a new Sexual Misconduct […]

  • Alleged Bank Robber Apprehended

    A man accused of robbing two men at gunpoint has been arrested by Anderson police. 20 year-old Damarcus D. Wright of Anderson was arrested for armed robbery after the alleged victim told police Wright approached him and a friend at Second and Madison streets where Wright allegedly offered to sell drugs to the men. When […]

  • Request For Sentence Modification Denied

    Randolph County prosecutors have denied a request for a sentence modification from a man who caused a fatal traffic accident. 54-year-old Dennis L. Geisler of Wayne County was sentenced to two years in the Randolph County jail in April after he pleaded guilty to causing a fatal traffic accident with methamphetamine in his system. Geisler […]

  • SEE What Mounds Lake Could Look Like

    Supporters of the Mounds Lake project proposed for Madison and Delaware County have announced a series of “interactive visioning” sessions in August. It’s an opportunity for residents to provide feedback on the project, learn more about the Phase II Feasibility Study finding and experience a visual picture of what Mounds Lake could look like and […]

  • Accused Bank Robber To Stand Trial August 5th

    Legal teams had their final hearing last week in preparation for the trial of the alleged mastermind of an October bank robbery in Anderson. 34-year-old Ashonta Kenya Jackson is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 5 on three counts of armed robbery and one count of corrupt business influence. Jackson is believed to have planned […]

  • BSU Police Chief To Retire

    After working for Ball State University for 34 years, Gene Burton, BSU’s police chief and director of public safety, will retire July 31. A “national search” for Burton’s successor is underway. BSU officials have also announced the hiring of James Duckham as the new associate director of public safety and assistant chief of the BSU […]

  • Anderson Councilman Cleared Of Wrongdoing

    Anderson City Councilman Rodney Chamberlain has been cleared of criminal wrongdoing involving the reported use of a checking account for a now-defunct basketball league. Anderson Mayor Kevin Smith’s administration says a complaint from a citizen prompted the probe. But a former superintendent of the Anderson Parks and Recreation Department and the bookkeeper for the league […]

  • Heekin Dog Park Grand Opening

    About 25 dogs and their owners Saturday officially opened Muncie’s second dog park. The city opened Heekin Dog Park to the public for the grand opening Saturday. Muncie opened its first dog park last fall at Emerson Dog Park at Ashland and Pauline avenues. Access to the parks is available by purchasing an annual $25 […]

  • Madison County 4-H Fair Underway

    The 72nd Annual Madison County 4-H Fair is underway at the 4-H Fairgrounds in Alexandria. The fair officially kicked off with a parade Sunday, along with prizes from the sky for little ones and the queen contest. Highlights today include the midway, the championship Swine Show and a concert featuring The Bulldogs. An expanded version […]

  • Rail/Trail Bike Tour This Saturday

    Registration continues for this Saturday’s 14th annual Great Greenway Tour. The rail/ trail bicycling event — from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – will cost $35 for adults and $25 for teenagers. Any child, 12 and younger, accompanying an adult is free. Lunch will be provided at Wysor Street Depot and at sites in Marion […]

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