A Muncie woman – shot and killed Thursday morning â has been identified as 73-year-old Bonnie Franks. Her body was discovered by sheriff’s deputies after the victim’s son called 911 and reported that his girlfriend did it. Police didnât buy his story; theyâve arrested Richard Franks and charged him with the murder of his mother. […]
Indiana’s new law to prohibit abortions due to genetic disability will not go into effect today. A federal judge granted an injunction against the state brought by Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky. Opponents say the new ban infringes on a woman’s right to seek an abortion. Supporters of the law say it protects against […]
It was a power outage that affected nearly 4,000 Anderson residents. A malfunctioning lightning arrester is being blamed for the outage that left the west side and parts of downtown Anderson without juice. Director of Anderson Light and Power, Tony Pochard says a lightning arrester is similar to a surge protector.
Police and fire crews in Elwood were kept busy Thursday after a natural gas leak. A homeowner near 19th and South D streets reported the smell of gas and crews taking readings confirmed it. The homeowner was evacuated and streets were blocked off from traffic while repairs were made. No injuries were reported
After being closed for 15 years, the bridge over Killbuck Creek along County Road 450 North is open again. Madison County built a steel bridge over the creek in 1910 as a one-lane road. It was closed to traffic in 2001 amid safety concerns. After securing $1.4 million in federal funds, the county decided to […]
In New Castle, a Muncie man is facing molestation charges for allegedly abusing a child under the age of 13. 58-year-old William Culler was arrested by Henry County and facing 8 charges that if convicted could put him in prison for decades. He’s in jail with a high bond and is scheduled to go to […]
Your right to view âpolice body cam footageâ is part of a new state law that goes into effect today. The law means everyone can look at police body cam footage unless it would hurt an investigation, would not serve the public interest, or interfere with a trial. Law enforcement could also blur the video […]
A quick reminder about fireworks: The State Fire Marshal’s office reminds you that if your fireworks damage someone else’s property, you could face a $5,000 fine, a year in jail, and restitution may be required. Be careful with those firecrackers: More than half of reported injuries this time of year involve malfunctioning or mishandled fireworks. […]
Today is Friday and a reminder about closings for the 4th of July holiday on Monday. Federal and state offices will be closed, Muncie and Anderson city offices will be closed, along with Winchester, New Castle, Portland and Hartford City – all county courts and offices, too. Banks, the BMV and the post office will […]
In New Castle, a Muncie man is facing molestation charges for allegedly abusing a child under 13. 58-year-old William Culler was arrested by Henry County and facing 8 charges that if convicted could put him in prison for decades. He’s in jail with a high bond and is scheduled to go to trial in October.