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Harry Privett and his son, Avon, talks about community engagement
Dec 15, 2014 |
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Talking circle intends bring calm amid national protests over police brutality, racial profiling By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Myna Robertson's voice was heard Friday when she told about a 70-year-old man in the community that was stopped and handcuffed by police. Robertson, daughter of activist Vivian Conley, told a group of people talking about racism how the police were looking a youthful suspect that...
Dec 15, 2014 |
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Talking circle intends bring calm amid national protests over police brutality, racial profiling By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Myna Robertson's voice was heard Friday when she told about a 70-year-old man in the community that was stopped and handcuffed by police. Robertson, daughter of activist Vivian Conley, told a group of people talking about racism how the police were looking a...
Dec 13, 2014 |
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Expungement petitions in the thousands By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) - Kevin Carter is like thousands of Hoosiers who could not get a job because he has a criminal record. Under Indiana's new second chance law, Carter got his criminal record expunged and found work. Indiana Legal Services began a re-entry project to provide help to those with criminal records. The law allows most arrests...
Dec 13, 2014 |
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 Building Better Communities program impacts local, state efforts By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  From a log jam on the Mississinewa River to an outdoor learning center for local Head Start, Ball State students and faculty are making a big impact on the community and state. The Building Better Communities Fellows showcased more than a dozen projects as fall semester winds down...
Dec 06, 2014 |
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America's Hometown Band showcase holiday favorites MUNCIE, INDIANA (ENTERTAINMENT) -  Holiday classics abound with some of the community's finest musicians and singers with America's Hometown Band redition of a Hometown Family Christmas. That event at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Emens Auditorium attracts hundreds of concert goers given the variety of music from professional musicians and professors at...
Dec 05, 2014 |
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Animal control takes dogs for medical treatment By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  A possible case of animal abuse that caught the attention of neighbors and animal control ended in the arrest this week of a Delaware County corrections officer. Laverne S. Thomas Jr., 38, was initially charged with neglect of a vertebrate animal, a Class A misdemeanor.  Police went to Thomas's residence in...
Dec 05, 2014 |
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Double header on Saturday offers free admission to veterans, public safety By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) -  Ball State Basketball Coach James Whitford offered a grim preview of his young team struggling to compete in the Mid American Conference this season. It might be a year before freshmen, Sean Sellers, and Jeremie Tyler and sophomores Zavier Turner and Franko House have enough...
Dec 05, 2014 |
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Ball State economist cites population loss, lower consumption of durable goods By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  Indiana economic growth will continue in 2015 in gross domestic product and personal income, says Ball State University economist Michael Hicks. Hicks, who directs the Center for Business and Economic Research, gave hundreds of Muncie business and community leaders his annual...
Dec 05, 2014 |
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Many kindergarten students not ready for school, study finds By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  A birth to kindergarden initiative locally will get attention at the Indiana Statehouse  in 2015, says Gov. Mike Pence. Pence was in town Thursday talking about the economy and education as he announced steps to do away with his education agency at odds with state school superintendent Glenda...
Dec 02, 2014 |
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Former Ball State trustee gives family collection for public view By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  A northern view of the Civil War came to life Monday as Ball State University unveiled former trustee Frank A. Bracken's private collection of books, photos, weapons and other artifacts of the war between the states.  Indiana did not have great battles like Gettysburg or Vicksburg, but...
Nov 28, 2014 |
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Injuries, inexperience result in first losing season for coach By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (SPORTS) - Pete Lembo was thoughtful when comparing the current Ball State football season now at 4-7 to his last three with the Cardinals this week.. While injuries have plagued this year's team, Lembo, among the highest paid coaches in the Mid American Conference, also pointed to inexperience with many...

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