City of Muncie

Repair plan in works for landmark Muncie Fieldhouse

Inspections of the nearly 90-year-old Muncie Fieldhouse found settlement causing structural problems to the bleachers and some interior walls, along with needed plumbing and electrical work.

Image of explosion suspect on stretcher taken on Monday, September 19, 2016

Police capture immigrant sought in New York-area bombings

An Afghan immigrant wanted for questioning in the bombings that rocked a New York City neighborhood and a New Jersey shore town was taken into custody Monday after a shootout with police in New Jersey, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press.

Trust Women's founder and CEO Julie Burkhart stands in a consultation room at the Trust Women South Wind Women's Center in Oklahoma City, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Trust Women opened its first clinic in Wichita, Kansas, in 2013 following the shooting death of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, with whom Burkhart worked for seven years. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Oklahoma’s first new abortion clinic in 40 years opens doors

The Trust Women South Wind Women’s Center welcomed the first patients last week to its clinic on the city’s south side. Six licensed physicians are providing services there, including abortions, OB-GYN care, family planning, adoption and emergency contraception.

In this Sept. 12, 2016, photo, Democratic Public Utilities Commission candidate Henry Red Cloud speaks at a gathering of Democrats in Fort Pierre, S.D. Red Cloud is campaigning on a green energy platform against Republican Chris Nelson, who has served on the commission since 2011. (AP Photo/James Nord)

Native American candidates hope for pipeline protest boost

The 56-year-old Oglala Sioux green energy entrepreneur hopes the vigor focused on defeating the $3.8 billion, four-state Dakota Access pipeline will help win his longshot bid for election to the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, which regulates oil pipelines.

Is "vaping" a viable alternative to smoking?

Lawmaker lands job with company at center of vaping law

He said he doesn’t believe voting in favor of the vaping legislation two years in a row and then taking a job with a division of the company that clearly benefited from those laws constitutes a conflict of interest.

In this Monday, Sept. 28, 2015 file photo, United States President Barack Obama addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters. World leaders meeting at the United Nations starting Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, will be trying to make progress on two intractable problems at the top of the global agenda — the biggest refugee crisis since World War II and the Syrian conflict now in its sixth year which has claimed over 300,000 lives. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

World Leaders to focus on refugee crisis and Syria at UN

Against a backdrop of rising ethnic and religious tension, fighting elsewhere in the Mideast and Africa, extremist attacks across the world and a warming planet, there are plenty of other issues for the 135 heads of state and government and more than 50 ministers expected to attend to try to tackle.