7.4 quake apparently spares lives in Mexico

MEXICO CITY - A powerful earthquake that shook Mexico from its massive capital to its resort-studded southern coast damaged hundreds of homes and sent thousands of panicked people fleeing from swaying office buildings, yet apparently didn't cause a single death.


Time to party

Muncie's annual Mardi Gras festival is adding a few new attractions this year - including a zipline and wedding chapel that are expected to attract a shoulder-to-shoulder crowd of at least 11,000 throughout the night.


DN | Breakdown: Gas prices

On Wednesday afternoon, gas prices ranged from $3.95 at a Marathon about five miles out of town to $4.19 at stations closer to campus. This exceeds both the state and national averages.


State senate eyes drinking laws

The death of an Indiana University student on Ball State's campus last year shocked the student body. Jarrod Polston was visiting friends for a weekend of partying when it was cut short by his death.


New SGA leadership chooses cabinet members

Only a third of the members of this year's Student Government Association executive cabinet were a part of the organization before accepting their leadership roles, making this year's SGA executive leadership one of the youngest in terms of SGA seniority.


Ball State EIL program connects with Muncie library

The Excellence in Leadership program and the Muncie Public Libraries are working as partners on a project that will help both students and the Muncie community learn about globalization and its effect on small towns and cities in the Midwest.


Wife: 'Kony 2012' director suffers from psychosis

SAN DIEGO - The director of a wildly popular video about brutal African warlord Joseph Kony has been diagnosed with brief psychosis and is expected to stay in the hospital for weeks, his wife said Wednesday.


Gov. Daniels signs bill on residents resisting police

INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mitch Daniels said Wednesday that he shares police groups' concerns that some people might misinterpret a new law that lays out when residents could be legally justified in using force against police officers.


Stage rigging builder seeks Sugarland depositions

INDIANAPOLIS - The company that built stage rigging involved in August's Indiana State Fair stage collapse wants a judge to order members of country band Sugarland to provide depositions in lawsuits filed over the deadly accident.


Ball State dedicates Phase 1

A packed auditorium at Sursa Performance Hall helped dedicate Ball State's geothermal project today - a new venture that will save the school $2 million annually and has also led to an estimated 2,300 jobs.


Mild winter gives Indiana streets a pothole break

INDIANAPOLIS - Drivers are dodging fewer potholes on Indiana roadways after the mild winter, which also has meant a break for street departments that aren't spending as much money as usual patching the craters that typically appear with winter's retreat.


Digging for funds

With funding opportunities nearly exhausted, Ball State will soon be at a slight standstill with its landmark geothermal project.

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