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Afghan refugees at Indiana’s Camp Atterbury will need a permanent home in the US, and Muncie is hoping to become an attractive place to settle.  As IPR’s Eric Jacobs reports, the city has convened a committee to help the effort.

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For the month of September, we're bringing you stories of workers across Indiana, about what they do and how they find meaning in their jobs. This week, Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Justin Hicks profiles Jamie Beck, a housekeeper at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. She’s an alumni of the Erskine Green Training Institute, a program that provides job training for people with disabilities.

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Former Indiana state legislator and civil rights trailblazer Hurley Goodall died recently at his Muncie home at age 93.

Muncie To Buy Former GM Factory Land To Build Solar Farm

Jan 26, 2021
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The city of Muncie is buying the former GM factory property on the city’s Southside.  Officials want to turn it into a solar panel farm to generate power.

The former General Motors factory was closed in 2006 and the property has sat largely vacant since the buildings were demolished. Muncie will purchase 53 acres from the trust that owns the land. Muncie Mayor Dan Ridenour says solar panels will be added to generate more than 24 million kWh of energy.


GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (AP) — A man who sued his parents for getting rid of his pornography collection has won a lawsuit in western Michigan and can seek compensation. Federal Judge Paul Maloney ruled in favor of David Werking. Werking lived at his parents' Grand Haven home for 10 months after a divorce before moving to Muncie, Indiana. Boxes of films and magazines worth an estimated $29,000 were missing. The judge says “there is no question” that the property belonged to Werking and his parents had no right to destroy it, even if they didn't like it.


Ball State University President Geoff Mearns sent an email to the campus community Saturday afternoon noting a number of incidents on and near campus involving a Friday night caravan of dozens of vehicles displaying signs and flags in support of President Trump.  Trump’s Democratic challenger Joe Biden was declared the winner of the 2020 election this (Sat.) afternoon by The Associated Press and other news agencies, as a result of absentee and mail-in vote counts in Pennsylvania, in favor of the former vice president.  Trump has threatened lawsuits challenging the legitimacy of voting, making unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud.

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MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana university says a white professor accused of discrimination after he called university police to his classroom because a black student refused to change seats won't teach for the remainder of the semester.

The Star Press reports that Ball State University didn't provide specifics in its statement Thursday.

No formal charges or disciplinary action were immediately taken against Shaheen Borna in the wake of the Jan. 21 classroom incident.

FBI Arrests Muncie Mayor Amid City Investigation

Nov 18, 2019

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Muncie mayor has been arrested by FBI agents amid an ongoing federal investigation that's resulted in the city's former building commissioner pleading guilty to money laundering and wire fraud.

An FBI spokeswoman says Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler was arrested at his home Monday morning and was in custody. FBI spokeswoman Chris Bavender referred questions to the U.S. attorney’s office in Indianapolis, which said it would release information about charges against Tyler later Monday.

Body Found In Muncie Wastewater Treatment Plant

May 20, 2019

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man's body has been found inside an eastern Indiana wastewater treatment plant.

Muncie Police Capt. Joe Todd said the body was discovered Monday morning on a conveyor belt inside the Muncie Sanitary District wastewater treatment plant.

Delaware County Coroner Rick Howell said an autopsy would be conducted. Todd says there's no immediate indications the man met with foul play.

Muncie Vending Machines Helping Homeless

Mar 28, 2019

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities have condemned an Indiana school after inspectors found students wrapped in blankets and huddled around a kerosene heater in a chilly classroom.

Fire and building inspectors say they spotted six students last week at Delaware Christian Academy, a private school in Muncie that's part of the state's school voucher program.

The school's superintendent, Mike Baur, acknowledged Thursday that the building has flaws. But he denied that the children were cold. He says the plan is to reopen the building, which is 28,282 square feet.