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Two held after Best Buy robbery - Star-Press
Two suspects were quickly apprehended Tuesday after a bid to shoplift a video game system turned into a robbery at Muncie’s Best Buy store, city police said. Vincent James Michael, 20, was being held in the Delaware County jail on Tuesday evening ...
Man accused of sexual assault - Star-Press
A Muncie man is accused of sexually assaulting a guest at his home. Dustin Lee Jeffers, 20, 1324 S. Jefferson St., was arrested Sunday morning on a preliminary charge of rape. His accuser said she and two friends were visiting Jeffers, and at some point ...
County council votes to oppose Mounds Lake - Star-Press
MUNCIE – Delaware County Council made it official on Tuesday, voting unanimously in opposition to the proposed Mounds Lake reservoir project. “We don’t take this action lightly and without consideration,” council member Mike Jones said. “If we ...
College athletics finance report: Non-Power 5 schools face huge money pressure - Star-Press
The rich are different from you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald once observed, to which Ernest Hemingway famously added: Yes, they have more money. The so-called Power Five conferences are different from the American Athletic and Mountain West conferences.
Woman faces neglect, DWI allegations - Star-Press
A witness told police a mother was drunk and nude while driving with her child in the car. Daisha Clark, 24, was charged with neglect of a dependent and driving while intoxicated. An officer reported he saw Clark back into a parked car. Her child by then ...
Larry Riley: Muncie’s ash trees going the way of elm - Star-Press
The invasive, exotic Asian beetle, the emerald ash borer, continues to devastate the Midwest, turning ash trees into the next American elm tree, nearly wiped out by disease in the 20th century. Or worse, the American chestnut tree, all but wiped out by a ...
911 dispatch staffing ‘nightmare’ continues - Star-Press
MUNCIE – The city-county 911 dispatch center is a staffing “nightmare” that sometimes results in poor service for callers, the center’s director said Tuesday. Joe Winkle, director of the 911 dispatch center, asked Delaware County Council members to ...
Barbecue dispute ends with fork in eye - Star-Press
Barbecue dispute ends with fork in eye A dispute at a family barbecue ended with a Muncie woman stabbed in the eye with a fork. Check out this story on thestarpress.com: http://tspne.ws/1HIZMFv
Letters, May 27: Sheriff’s passing; wolf-dogs - Star-Press
Mike Scroggins’ death was tragic for his family, friends, and the citizens of Delaware County. I didn’t know Mike well, but he was one of us (Team Democrat), and I think I know something of the man. Before our PAC endorses a candidate, we meet ...
Cutting the cord: 5 alternatives to cable - Star-Press
As Charter Communications Inc. and Time Warner Cable go about their merger, it's time to think outside the box. And there are more options than ever for people who want to cut the cord. Nationwide, there are some 100 million pay-TV homes, according to ...
Retired teacher won’t let Ebola stop her African school - Star-Press
MUNCIE – Just a couple months after Denise Millben arrived back in the United States from West Africa, Ebola seemed to be everywhere, making headlines in America. She had been in Liberia, falling in love with the country, when the virus began to spread.
Venus Williams to face fine for skipping French Open press conference - Star-Press
PARIS — Venus Williams will face a fine from the French Open for skipping a mandatory post-match press conference Monday, following her loss to countrywoman Sloane Stephens. A committee of Grand Slam supervisors will assess Williams, 34, a fine, the ...
Bruce Ippel: Pain medicine and book covers - Star-Press
The word “can’t” in the catchphrase “you can’t tell a book by its cover” not only can mean beyond difficult but also illegal or nearly so. At least here in these Newnited States where it’s now called profiling and is prohibited. For example ...
Dos and don’ts for perfect planting this spring - Star-Press
Dos and don’ts for perfect planting this spring It’s time to plant! Take some advice from Minnetrista Horticulture and Grounds staffers. Check out this story on thestarpress.com: http://tspne.ws/1HIqKNp
Randall: Away but present in grandkids’ hearts - Star-Press
The photo took my breath away: A little boy with a big grin, waving at the camera (hello or goodbye?) all dressed up in his first cap and gown. Randy, my oldest grandchild, graduated from preschool last week. I couldn’t be in California for the ceremony ...