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Muncie sewer system dumps raw sewage into White River during heavy rain

Because of Muncie’s outdated sewage system, when flood waters flow into the White River — and people’s yards and streets — it is often contaminated with raw sewage. Twice in as many weeks Muncie residents have been issued flash flood warnings by the National Weather Service, leading to backed up water and a backed up sewer system which carries rain water and sewage in the same piping, the same as it has for 130 years, said Rick Conrad, director of bureau of water quality of the city of Muncie.


Bill Bryant spent 26 years teaching and promoting Ball State as a university media services production manager. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in April 2013 and died Sunday. PHOTO COURTESY OF BILL BRYANT’S FACEBOOK
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Former faculty member put Ball State second only to family

Second only to his family, Bill Bryant loved Ball State. After graduating in 1986 with a degree in telecommunications, he returned to spend 26 more years teaching and promoting the university. The University Media Services Production Manager spent his time at Ball State not only leading students and faculty in creating video products for the university, but also working to enhance the lives of everyone he interacted with, said Alan Gordon, director of university media services.


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NFA bringing National Tournament back to Ball State after pulling event

The National Forensics Association has decided to host its National Tournament at Ball State after pulling the event from campus when state legislators passed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act last March. The 2016 event will bring around 1,200 students and faculty members from across the country to campus and rake in anywhere between $1 and $2 million for the Muncie community, Director of Individual Events, Mary Moore, said.


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Body Language Tattoo is scheduled to open at the end of July above The Cup in the Village. Co-owner Tom Crawford focuses on piercings, while the other co-owner Bill Wilburn focuses on tattoos. DN PHOTO CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS
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Body Language Tattoo is scheduled to open at the end of July above The Cup in the Village. Co-owner Tom Crawford focuses on piercings, while the other co-owner Bill Wilburn focuses on tattoos. DN PHOTO CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS


Indiana is currently the only state that allows restaurants and bars to sell alcohol, but prohibits carryout from any establishment. Due to this Blue Law, places like Muncie Liquors cannot operate on Sundays. DN FILE PHOTO CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS
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Indiana is currently the only state that allows restaurants and bars to sell alcohol, but prohibits carryout from any establishment. Due to this Blue Law, places like Muncie Liquors cannot operate on Sundays. DN FILE PHOTO CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS


More than 30 students have participated in the Lunch with a Cop program. The program is to help form a partnership with the student body and police. DN PHOTO CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS
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More than 30 students have participated in the Lunch with a Cop program. The program is to help form a partnership with the student body and police. DN PHOTO CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS


State police stop cars on New York Ave. near campus looking for drunk drivers. The checkpoint was part of the state's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that ends after Labor Day weekend. DN PHOTO CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS
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State police stop cars on New York Ave. near campus looking for drunk drivers. The checkpoint was part of the state's Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that ends after Labor Day weekend. DN PHOTO CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS

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