NEWS


People protest the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, May 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. The protest comes after a series of prominent black deaths that have inflamed racial tensions across the United States. (Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

People protest the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, May 29, 2020, in Indianapolis. The protest comes after a series of prominent black deaths that have inflamed racial tensions across the United States. (Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

News Last Updated 10 hours ago

Indianapolis imposes curfew after 2 nights of violence

The Indianapolis mayor imposed an overnight curfew Sunday after two nights of violent protest over police mistreatment of African Americans that caused widespread damage downtown and included several shootings.


News 5/30/2020, 4:00pm

SpaceX rocket ship blasts off into orbit with 2 Americans

A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era of commercial space travel and putting NASA back in the business of launching astronauts from U.S. soil for the first time in nearly a decade.


News 5/29/2020, 1:00pm

Protesters torch Minneapolis police station in violent night

Thick smoke hovered over Minneapolis on Friday, hours after cheering protesters torched a police station that officers abandoned as a third night of violent protests flared over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer knelt on his neck.


News 5/27/2020, 5:27pm

Ball State students to return to campus in the fall

Ball State's Board of Trustees voted unanimously Wednesday to approve plans for face-to-face instruction to begin on Aug. 24, as scheduled for the fall 2020 semester, according to a university press release and Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns' campus-wide email.


News 5/26/2020, 3:00pm

5 national stories of the week

The reopening of the New York Stock Exchange, disregard for social distancing rules during the Memorial Day weekend, White House failing to meet its testing goals in nursing homes, the death of black man in Minneapolis and SpaceX’s first-ever launch of NASA astronauts make up this week’s five national stories.


News 5/25/2020, 3:00pm

5 international stories of the week

Eid al-Fitr celebrations, the new travel restrictions on Brazil, protests in Hong Kong, the Israeli prime minister’s corruption trial and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on work to keep alive a nearly extinct subspecies of rhino make up this week’s five international stories.


News 5/25/2020, 12:00pm

Community donations keep Muncie business open

After closing dine-in services for more than a month in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Queer Chocolatier co-owner Morgan Roddy shared concerns online May 4 about the business' financial situation. In response, community members raised more than $10,000 in donations for the store.


News 5/20/2020, 3:00pm

Ball State professors adjust to online classes

Regular on-campus professors began operating solely online after Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns announced early March the university would forgo in-person classes for the rest of semester to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Many professors handled the transition differently.