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  • The mayor of Muncie, Indiana, was arrested by the FBI in a corruption probe

    11/18/2019 8:43:23 AM PST · by TomServo · 22 replies
    CNN ^ | 11/18/2019 | Chuck Johnston and Eric Levenson
    (CNN)Dennis Tyler, the Democratic mayor of Muncie, Indiana, was arrested at his home on Monday morning, according to the FBI. An arrest warrant was executed at Tyler's home at 7:30 a.m., according to Chris Bavender, spokeswoman with the FBI in Indianapolis. Tyler is currently in FBI custody, Bavender said.
  • Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” says “I’m going to kill everyone in here,” tries to strangle clerk

    03/30/2017 12:56:34 PM PDT · by detective · 42 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | March 29, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    Shortened title. Full title: Indiana: Muslim screaming “Allahu akbar” says “I’m going to kill everyone in here,” tries to strangle clerk, breaks cop’s hand “It is believed that Bilal had beaten a female worker at the store and grabbed her by the throat prior to officers’ arrival. Bilal reportedly had become upset while attempting to convert the employee to Islam.” Well, if she didn’t immediately see the light of Islam, you can see why he was upset. “According to reports, Bilal then went on to break an officer’s hand after an attempt to place Bilal into custody….He faces preliminary charges...
  • 'Hate Cops?' billboard causes uproar in Indiana

    A billboard in Indiana has caused some controversy in the wake of the high-profile police killings and officer-involved shooting deaths of African-American men. The electronic billboard in Muncie caught the eyes of plenty of people around the town Saturday and one person described it as “vulgar” and “discriminatory.” It read “Hate cops? The next time you need help call a crackhead.” Megan Thomas told The Star Press on Sunday that she noticed the sign while walking with her niece. She said she was offended by the message, which she alleged was "vulgar, discriminatory to many different classes of people in...
  • Fight over last rib at barbecue results in victim being stabbed with fork

    05/28/2015 10:47:00 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 56 replies
    Fox59 ^ | 5/27/15 | JILL GLAVAN
    One woman was hospitalized and another arrested after a fight over the last rib at a backyard barbecue turned violent. The fight broke out on North Turner Street in Muncie on Sunday night. Officers got a call about a stabbing around 7 p.m., in the midst of a large family barbecue. According to a police report obtained by the Muncie Star Press, a woman told police she had been stabbed in the eye with a fork by Sabrina Davis, a family friend. “She was upset that Davis was taking the last rib from the kitchen,” an officer said in the...
  • Father & Son Cut In Line At Walmart, Go To Jail

    01/13/2009 11:01:53 AM PST · by Michael.SF. · 68 replies · 3,118+ views
    Consumerist (w/nod to Drudge) ^ | Jan. 13, 2009 | Chris Walters
    When 26-year-old Edward Pluhar Jr. decided to walk past the people waiting in line at Walmart's customer service desk over the weekend, he probably didn't expect one of the men he dissed to confront him over it. What he and his father really didn't expect, however, was for the guy to be an off-duty police officer who doesn't appreciate being threatened. The police officer [Chris Kirby] told Pluhar Jr. he needed to wait his turn, but the Frankfort man purportedly refused. [His father, 61-year-old Edward R. Pluhar Sr.,] then allegedly approached the off-duty officer, told him to mind his own...
  • Delaware County Poll Books Found In Dumpster Behind Democrat HQ in Muncie

    11/09/2008 7:38:05 PM PST · by Sir Hailstone · 15 replies · 526+ views
    Hoosier Access ^ | 11/09/2008 | Michael Jezierski
    Official Voter Registration Poll Books were found in a dumpster behind the Democrat HQ in Muncie, Indiana. The spouse of an incoming judge was picking up and disposing of yard signs when he found the poll books in the dumpster. Click for the Article
  • Parrot imitates fire alarm, saves family

    10/23/2007 7:41:13 AM PDT · by NYer · 25 replies · 96+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | October 23, 2007
    MUNCIE, Ind. - A noisy parrot that likes to imitate sounds helped save a man and his son from a house fire by mocking a smoke alarm, the bird's owner says. ADVERTISEMENT Shannon Conwell, 33, said he and his 9-year-old son fell asleep on the couch while watching a movie. They awoke about 3 a.m. Friday to find their home on fire after hearing the family's Amazon parrot, Peanut, imitating a fire alarm."He was really screaming his head off," Conwell said.The smoke alarm had activated, but it was the bird's call that caught Conwell's attention."I grabbed my son and my...
  • Parrot sounds fire alarm, saves family, owner says (IN)

    10/21/2007 7:25:38 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 11 replies · 66+ views
    WTHR ^ | 10/21/07 | Emily Longnecker
    Muncie - A family's new pet likely saved their lives Friday night. Shannon Conwell and his 9-year-old son fell asleep on the couch while watching a movie. Around 3 a.m., they were awakened to find their home on fire after hearing the family's parrot, Peanut, imitating a smoke alarm. "The bird just started squawking, and he mocks everything he hears," Conwell said. "He was really screaming his head off." While the smoke alarm was going off, it was the bird's call that caught Conwell's attention. "I sit up, smoke everywhere and then I get up and I see fire starting....
  • "Get Published!" - Or Don't. Gannett decides.

    01/09/2007 1:01:40 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 201+ views
    ePluribus Media ^ | 01.09.07 | wanderindiana
    "Get Published!" - Or Don't. Gannett decides. by wanderindianaTue Jan 09, 2007 at 03:38:11 PM EST K. Paul Mallasch recently did a Question and Answer interview with us on his role as a pioneering citizen journalist with his Muncie Free Press. In the Q&A, Mallasch mentions that his greatest frustration was the refusal of the local Gannett paper, The Star Press (who, for the sake of transparency, also happen to be his former employer), to run a story on either MFP or his new venture, Indiana Free Press. Today, he wrote an editorial expressing his frustration. After signing up...
  • Newspaper to Local Blogs: Drop Dead

    01/09/2007 12:56:18 PM PST · by Dr. Marten · 246+ views
    Placeblogger ^ | 01.09.07 | Lisa Williams
    Newspaper to Local Blogs: Drop Dead Submitted by Lisa Williams on Tue, 01/09/2007 - 15:07. Independent placeblogs like the Muncie Free Press of Muncie, IN, are headed directly into head-to-head competition with newspapers who are starting to wrap placeblog-like community features around their traditional product. That's what's happening in Muncie between the Muncie Free Press and the Star-Press of Muncie, a Gannett paper. But while some papers who are testing the waters on internet community initiatives understand the value of linking to all local blogs, others don't. That seems to be what's happening in Muncie, where links to the...
  • Kegs an endangered species in Muncie, Ind. (Profit drives move by liquor stores)

    08/26/2005 8:49:25 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 356+ views
    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) - Beer drinkers in this college town will have to settle for bottles or cans, as more than a dozen liquor stores have quit selling kegs. The stores are hoping to ditch low profits from kegs, compared with beer sold by the case. Some say they also hope the move will help cut down on alcohol-related violence and accidents. "The majority of students are very angry because they don't get why we're doing this," said Chris Johnson, manager of Muncie Liquor. All six of the chain's stores have been no-keg zones since last weekend. At one store,...
  • Editorial: School funding cuts frame needed reform (Serious taxpayer waste alert)

    03/17/2005 7:54:55 AM PST · by andie74 · 237+ views
    Self | 3/13/05 | andie74
    http://www.thestarpress.com/articles/9/036160-9709-009.html I have to quote the article because of copyright issues, but this is an important Indiana ping! Reductions, he has said, should be phased in for districts like Muncie that are losing enrollment yet must educate a higher proportion of at-risk students. Interestingly, the Muncie Community School System has decided to close Morrison-Mock elementary school, the building that is most readily equipped and most recently renovated, to handle such at-risk students. They are selling the recently renovated building (to the tune of several million dollars) for a pittance and looking at renovating more schools that will house a number...
  • Muncie mayor extends ban to include U.S. flag

    08/24/2004 9:22:08 AM PDT · by robowombat · 24 replies · 789+ views
    WIPB, Muncie ^ | Aug 24, 2004
    Muncie mayor extends ban to include U.S. flag MUNCIE, Ind. Flags aren't allowed to be flown any longer at a city-run campground at Muncie -- including the U-S flag. W-I-P-B-T-V in Muncie reports that police today passed out notices at Prairie Creek Reservoir campground saying that all flags must come down. The U-S flag wasn't included in the city's original ban when it was imposed earlier this year. The city had banned Confederate flags and all others except U-S and P-O-W flags. The Indiana Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against Muncie Mayor Dan Canan over the ban. Friday,...
  • Muncie Indiana mayor extends ban to include U.S. flag

    08/23/2004 4:58:21 PM PDT · by shuckmaster · 57 replies · 2,752+ views
    WIPD - News channel 15 | 8/23/04
    MUNCIE, Ind. Flags aren't allowed to be flown any longer at a city-run campground at Muncie -- including the U-S flag. W-I-P-D-T-V in Muncie reports that police today passed out notices at Prairie Creek Reservoir campground saying that all flags must come down. The U-S flag wasn't included in the city's original ban when it was imposed earlier this year. The city had banned Confederate flags and all others except U-S and P-O-W flags. The Indiana Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit against Muncie Mayor Dan Canan over the ban. Friday, Canan broadened the ban to include all flags....
  • Campers forced to remove Confederate Flags at Indiana campground

    05/26/2004 6:36:39 AM PDT · by Rebeleye · 92 replies · 621+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 25 May 2004
    MUNCIE, Ind. — Confederate battle flags have been banned from a city-run campground, prompting a fight between city officials and some campers.
  • Inclusion an Illusion on National Prayer Day in Muncie (their headline)

    04/30/2003 8:14:57 PM PDT · by hemogoblin · 3 replies · 196+ views
    LA Times newswire | 4/30/03
    <p>MUNCIE, Ind. — For the past decade, the Rev. William Keller has stood on the broad steps of City Hall on the first Thursday in May — with city officials, local judges and a police chaplain at his side — to pray in the name of Jesus Christ.</p> <p>He planned to mark the National Day of Prayer the same way this year: A welcome from the mayor, a fervent plea that God guide civic leaders to act wisely, an echoing choir of “Amen” from the crowd of several hundred gathered in the noon sun.</p>
  • Iraq crisis brings out supporters of troops, those opposed to war (Muncie, Indiana)

    03/02/2003 1:16:43 PM PST · by Enemy Of The State · 3 replies · 277+ views
    Muncie Star ^ | 3.2.03
    <p>Members of Indiana Rolling Thunder Chapter 5 walk to their cars Saturday after a military support rally at the Delaware County building. Indiana Rolling Thunder is a group dedicated to POW and MIA accountability.</p> <p>MUNCIE - Two groups had rallies Saturday morning to express their opposing views on the war with Iraq.</p>
  • *REMINDER* Muncie, Indiana Support Our Troops Rally!

    03/01/2003 7:34:03 AM PST · by Enemy Of The State · 4 replies · 245+ views
    3.1.03
    Just a reminder, today @ 11:00 am, in Muncie, Indiana there will be a support rally for our troops in front of the Delaware County Govt. Center (100 W. Main St) Hope to see many of you there!
  • Support our troops March 1, 2003 (Muncie, Indiana)

    02/25/2003 1:47:52 PM PST · by Enemy Of The State · 22 replies · 286+ views
    2.25.03
    Students from Ball State University will be kicking off a Support Rally for our Troops on March 1st @ 11:am at the Delaware County Government Center ( 100 W. Main ) Please come out and join us if you can. More details to come......