Good Friday Holiday Closings

04.18.14

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Today is Good Friday. All federal offices will be open. All state offices will be closed. Muncie City offices and county offices and courts in Delaware and Madison counties and town offices in Yorktown, Daleville and Chesterfield will be closed today. The bank will be open, but the license branch will be closed. The post office will be open and mail will run as usual.

Tyler Delivers Muncie State Of The City Address

04.18.14

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With a capacity crowd looking on, Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler delivered the State of the City address at the Horizon Convention Center. He spoke of triumphs and challenges facing his city, in his more than one hour presentation. Tyler also noted the incredible increase in costs for snow removal, pothole repair and road de-icing material. At one point, he dispatched crews to travel to Michigan to pick up thousands of pounds of salt, because supply was so low and public safety was Tyler’s first priority.

Baby Autumn Released From Hospital

04.18.14

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A baby girl – born the same day a deadly accident claimed her father’s life – has been released from the hospital. Autumn Marie Sperry, who was born the night of April 6, spent the past week at Riley Hospital for Children receiving specialized care. The infant’s mother, Rebecca Sperry, faces physical therapy after suffering multiple injuries in the crash that killed her 23-year-old husband Jesse Sperry. Rebecca gave birth to Autumn by emergency C-section after being airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital. Baby Autumn has been released to the care of her grandparents.

MadCo To End Personell Board

04.18.14

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Madison County commissioners have decided to end the county’s Personnel Board.
Commissioner John Richwine says at one time the Personnel Board had a function, but that has now changed. The commissioners have directed Jim Wilson, county attorney, to draft an ordinance for the next meeting to eliminate the Personnel Board. Richwine says there’s no need for the board since a Human Resources Department now handles tasks that involve a request for a salary increase or a change in job description.

Fishers Police Dog Shot & Killed

04.18.14

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A Fishers police dog has been shot and killed by a Hamilton County Sheriff‘s Deputy who felt compelled to act because the animal refused to release its hold on the arm of a Fisher‘s officer. That officer was not the dog‘s usual handler, but was caring for the K-9 at her home Wednesday when a car pulled into her driveway, the dog reacted by going into a defensive stance and biting the officer‘s arm. She was treated at a hospital for puncture wounds.

IDOC Has Plan To Reduce Prison Overcrowding

04.18.14

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The Indiana Department of Corrections has a plan to reduce overcrowding in prisons. It will stop accepting some people who would serve 90 days in prison…if they commit a crime after July first of this year…these used to be labeled D-felonies, now I-DOC will call them level 6 felonies. They include assaults, drug violations, and property claims.

Police Find Nearly 600 Pounds Of Pot

04.18.14

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A drug raid in northeast Indiana has led to two arrests and the seizure of nearly 600 pounds of Marijuana. The Allen County SWAT team raided a home and found 550 pounds of marijuana that had been delivered and another 32 pounds that had been packaged and ready to sell. 49-year-old Luis Perez and 23-year-old Alvaro Rivera face charges.

Chrysler CEO To Attend Tipton Grand Opening

04.18.14

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A ceremony is planned next month to mark the opening of Chrysler‘s new transmission plant in Tipton. Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to take part in the May 13th grand-opening event. The automaker anticipates shipping transmissions from the plant by mid-May.

Delaware County 911 Salutes Dispatchers

04.18.14

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This week is dedicated to the men and women who serve as public safety telecommunications operators-more commonly referred to as dispatchers. They’re the ones who answer the phone when you dial 911; the same who send crews to the site of an emergency. Today, Delaware County 911 salutes Lorrie Wiggins as outstanding Officer In Charge.

Easter Egg Hunt Goes To Dogs

04.18.14

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McCulloch Park will be going to the dogs on Saturday. Residents are invited to join in for the Easter egg hunt specifically for canines and their human companions. Dogs of all, breeds and sizes are welcome and the kiddos can search for eggs in the kid-zone. Activities take place from noon to 4 p.m. with the hunt starting at 3 p.m. Admission is $3 per person over 13 years old. Each participant is requested to bring one bag of dog or cat food to donate to Action for Animals and Muncie Animal Shelter. All participants should pre-register at Muncie pet sitter dot com.

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