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Dec 18, 2014 |
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Post 19 helps homeless veterans at Muncie Mission By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  For 29 years, American Legion Post 19 commander Jose Gaitan has served in an honor guard that provides military services to passing veterans. "These guys give up their lives every day for the service," said legion member Kevin Davidson. Fifteen veterans make up the honor guard from Post 19 locally, and some of them were on...
Dec 18, 2014 |
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Delaware County imposes $25 surtax on motor driven cycles By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  That new scooter law on Jan. 1 requires a license and registration for the popular vehicle of youth and adults. And the motor driven cycle is subject to a $25 surtax imposed Monday by Delaware County Council just like cars, trucks and trailers. The Indiana General Assembly imposed new rules for...
Dec 15, 2014 |
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Winter commencement also installs new president By Rick Yencer MUNCIE, INDIANA (NEWS) -  For Omar Salem Cherry, it seemed the only life he had was being a college student. Studying in the Midwest, Cherry, a musician, came to Ball State University in 2011 and majored in music composition and theory. He played in local jazz and blues bands and also taught undergraduates as he worked on the...
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...

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