If you were too busy eating hot dogs and watching fireworks this week, it's okay.
Take a look at some of the biggest headlines from the Daily News this past week.
UPDATED: Anderson Amber Alert cleared, children found unharmed - July 2, 2017
The three children who were abducted by their father in Anderson were found unharmed in Illinois.
According to the Indianapolis Star, Blake Rindhal, 28, was taken into custody along with his three children by Illinois State Police a little more than five hours after they were last seen. ... Read more.
Meet Ball State's new student trustee - Marlee Jacocks - July 3, 2017
Marlee Jacocks wasn’t expecting a call from the governor’s office telling her she was appointed to a two-year term as the Ball State student trustee. But when she got it, she was excited to say the least.
“I was very surprised,” Jacocks said. “I knew a lot of people who were applying for the position and I thought they were all incredibly qualified for it so I really didn’t want to get my hopes up. I was not expecting it at all but when I got the call I was full of emotions.” ... Read more.
10 Ball State students compete in Miss America pageants - July 5, 2017
On June 17, 10 Ball State Students competed in the second stage of being crowned Miss America.
To compete in the Miss America pageant, women from ages 17 to 24 must start in at the local level - In Indiana, there are 34 local pageants held. ... Read more.
Fourth of July 2017 - July 5, 2017
Muncie locals filled Minnetrista's grounds for the annual Fourth of July firework show.
Minnetrista also had food trucks and America's Hometown Band performed before the sun went down.
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11 things to do at Minnetrista in July - July 6, 2017
Have some free time on your hands but don't want to leave Muncie?
Minnetrista is offering multiple exhibits and events for community members to check out this month. ... Read more.
New Indiana laws that you need to know - July 6, 2017
More than 200 new laws were enacted by the Indiana General Assembly and Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Many of the new laws, including an increase in state fuel taxes, took effect July 1. Here is what you need to know about some of the new laws Hoosier are now expected to follow. ... Read more.