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FBI Searches Another Muncie City Department Property

May 18, 2017
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Muncie officials say the city is cooperating with an FBI investigation that searched a Muncie Sanitary District property Thursday morning.

In a statement on Thursday afternoon, Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler says the city had not been told why the property on Kilgore Avenue across from the former BorgWarner factory is being searched. 

Tyler says the city was only informed of the search from media reports, when reporters from The Star Press newspaper were told to leave the property being searched.

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Three Republican Indiana congressmen who’ve been rumored as possible opponents to Joe Donnelly (D-IN) in next year’s Senate race issued public statements Wednesday on the firing of FBI Director James Comey by President Donald Trump.

But just one – Rep. Todd Rokita (R-4th) – sent three separate e-mails, including one from his campaign which throws cold water on Donnelly for questioning the timing and motivation of Comey’s pink slip.

Post-its at the Delphi United Methodist Church are a testament to a community's grief and disbelief
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The quick thinking of one of two murdered Delphi teens may give law enforcement the necessary clue needed to find the girls’ killer.

The bodies of 14-year-old Liberty German and 13-year-Old Abigail Williams were found on Valentine’s Day, a day after they failed to return from a hike near the Delphi Historic Trail in Carroll County. The deaths quickly were treated as a homicide.

On Wednesday, Indiana State Police released an audio recording found on German’s cell phone—a three-second clip of a male voice saying “down the hill.”

FBI Agents Raid Muncie City Hall

Jan 5, 2017
Tony Sandleben / Indiana Public Broadcasting

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents spent three hours Thursday morning in Muncie, searching an office in City Hall. 

Agents searching the city’s Building Commissioner’s office were part of the Bureau's public corruption unit. 

Muncie city attorney Megan Quirk says city officials did not receive an official copy of the federal search warrant when agents arrived around 9:00 a.m., despite asking for the document. 

Quirk was given an envelope of documents when the FBI finished its search and left the building.

Joe Donnelly

Not long after the arrest last week of a Brownsburg teen accused of trying to join the Islamic State, U-S Senator Joe Donnelly met with FBI officials in Indianapolis Monday.

Donnelly says the FBI is working hard to protect Hoosiers but didn’t give any specifics, saying his meeting with the FBI centered on the bureau’s counterterrorism efforts, coordination with local law enforcement and what it needs from Congress.

But Donnelly provided few details about those efforts or an estimate of the number of homegrown terrorism investigations in Indiana.

FBI Arrests Brownsburg Man They Say Wanted To Join ISIL

Jun 21, 2016
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Indiana

The FBI arrested a Brownsburg, Indiana, man on Tuesday for attempting to join the self-proclaimed Islamic State.

Agents took Akram Musleh, 18, into custody while he was attempting to board a bus from Indianapolis to New York.

The FBI believes Musleh planned to fly to Morocco en route to ISIL-controlled territory where he planned to support the U.S. designated terrorist group and fight for the organization.

Claire McInerny / StateImpact Indiana

Governor Pence says a White House letter seeking to reassure governors about the Syrian refugee program isn't enough to satisfy his concerns.

Pence says he appreciates the outreach from chief of staff Denis McDonough promising breakdowns of refugees by age, gender and nationality.

But he says what's really needed is FBI and Homeland Security involvement to be certain the U.S. isn't admitting terrorists. He notes FBI director James Comey has said the U.S. can't make that guarantee now.

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The Indiana Department of Insurance says health insurance giant Anthem is doing everything it can to mitigate the effects of a recent data breach.

Anthem announced late Wednesday night it had been the target of a cyber attack that left client and employee information at risk. 

Though the insurer says no medical information or credit card data had been stolen, hackers did gain access to personal information including names, birth dates, addresses, and social security numbers. 

The FBI has raised eyebrows in the tech world with a public document that asks for advice on how to harvest information from social networking sites.