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Former Muncie mayor faces bribery sentencing next month

Oct. 06, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana mayor is set to find out his punishment next month on federal charges of taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for steering city projects to a contractor. Former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler reached an agreement with federal prosecutors in...

Hall scores on 99-yard return, Ball State beats Army 28-16

Oct. 02, 2021 20:53 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Justin Hall returned the opening kickoff 99 yards for a touchdown, Drew Plitt threw two TD passes and Ball State beat Army 28-16 on Saturday to snap a three-game losing streak. Plitt was 17-of-28 passing for 233 yards with no interceptions and Hall...

Police find 400 pounds of pot after Indiana traffic stop

Sep. 30, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — Police have seized about 400 pounds (181 kilograms) of marijuana following a traffic stop on a central Indiana freeway. A van was stopped about 1:35 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 70 near New Castle for following another vehicle too closely, The...

Rockets ride big plays for early TDs, top Ball St. 22-12

Sep. 25, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Dequan Finn rushed for 106 yards, including a 70-yard burst on a draw play, and Toledo edged away from Ball State 22-12 in a Mid-America Conference opener for both teams on Saturday. The Rockets (2-2, 1-0) grabbed control with two big-play early...

Beverage can company building new Indiana factory

Sep. 25, 2021 09:18 AM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A beverage can company has started work on a new factory in eastern Indiana where it expects to produce about 3.6 billion cans a year. A groundbreaking ceremony was held this past week for the new aluminum can factory in Muncie that will be operated...

Republican control of Indiana Senate likely set with new map

Sep. 21, 2021 15:37 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans appear set for another decade of controlling Indiana’s Senate under a GOP-drawn redistricting plan released Tuesday. The proposal for the new Senate election districts comes as the Republican-dominated Legislature intends to give final...

Indiana governor solicits donations for Afghan refugees

Sep. 18, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is asking Hoosiers to donate new clothing, powdered baby formula and other items for thousands of Afghan evacuees temporarily housed at Camp Atterbury. Nine Indiana National Guard armories will serve as regional collection...

Indiana Democrats bracing for Republican redistricting plan

Sep. 13, 2021 14:43 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s significant population shifts over the past decade mean rural areas will lose seats in the state Legislature while Indianapolis and its surrounding suburbs will gain influence. Republicans, however, can be expected to use their iron-clad...

Ball State pulls away for 31-21 win over Western Illinois

Sep. 02, 2021 23:48 PM EDT

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Drew Plitt threw two long touchdown passes to Justin Hall and Ball State pulled away in the second half for a 31-21 victory over Western Illinois in a nonconference season opener on Thursday night. Plitt connected with Hall for a 49-yard score midway...

Parents must pay $30,441 for getting rid of son's porn cache

Aug. 27, 2021 11:50 AM EDT

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered a western Michigan couple to pay $30,441 to their son for getting rid of his pornography collection. U.S. District Judge Paul Maloney's decision this week came eight months after David Werking, 43, won a lawsuit against his...