Eric Hackley talks with Wayne Township Trustee Richard Stevenson, retired FWCS Educator Velvet Brooks and retired laborer Archie Smith. All three graduated Central High School during the Civil Rights Movement and during the time of the March on Washington and went on to be successful in their respective careers.
At approximately 3:17 a.m., June 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 500 block of Pinegrove Lane reference a domestic disturbance wherein the suspect, an adult male, later identified as 23-year-old Charles R. Seals Jr., refused to surrender himself to police. Inside the home was the female resident and her child, who were believed to be held by the suspect. The Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) responded to the scene to assist with the investigation.
At approximately 10:31 p.m., June 8, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 600 block of W. State Boulevard on a report of an armed disturbance. Preliminary information indicated the armed suspect, an adult male, was making threats to harm others while armed with a knife. When officers arrived, the male was inside a home with several other people. Officers tried calling the occupants out of the home using a loud speaker, but the occupants did not exit.
At approximately 3:11 a.m., June 9, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of E. Lewis Street and S. Hanna Street on a report of a male shot. Officers arrived and located an adult male lying in the parking lot of the American Legion, suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Officers tended to the victim, later identified as 37-year-old Jabron Totton, until relieved by Fort Wayne Fire Department and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority personnel.
In July 1965, a discussion between Past Optimist International President Carl Bowen and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover resulted in the birth of the Respect for Law community activity. This is the fourth most popular Optimist activity with more than 1,500 clubs participating each year. There is a menu of community projects to choose from—from Awards honoring Law Enforcement Officers and Citizens, to Projects to expose youth to the legal process.
News of the recurring illness of Nelson Mandela, South Africa’s much loved leader, informally known as Madiba or “Tata,” set off a new round of prayers for his recovery in the nation and around the world. But, in Qunu in the Eastern Cape, residents there are already grieving the passing of a Mandela—Florence Mandela—a close relative to the country’s former statesman and wife of one of the sons of Madiba’s uncle Solomon. She died two weeks ago at the age of 96.
Indiana will soon be among a handful of states that require clinicians to inform women of whether their breasts are dense when they get their mammogram results. Women with denser breasts—those containing more connective tissue than fatty tissue—have a higher risk of breast cancer compared to women of the same age without dense tissue, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. That is because dense tissue is an independent risk for breast cancer, and dense breast tissue makes it harder for breast cancer to be seen on mammography due to masking by the dense tissue.
“Hello there, Frost Illustrated readers. My name is Terrance Hurd and I’m the owner of Tycoon’s Cabaret and Grill that’s located at 2650 S. Coliseum Blvd., across from the Harvester Tower, here in Fort Wayne, Ind. This is a place were friends gather for good food, good entertainment and live music. Actually, I’ve been working on this project for two years, ever since I first purchased the property because it needed a lot of work and I’m happy to say we’ve been open now for almost two months and I’m loving it.
Officials from the Three Rivers Institute of Afrikan Art & Culture, 501 E. Brackenridge St., recently announced that all upcoming event will go as scheduled while Artistic Director Ketu Oladuwa is on the mend. Brother Oladuwa, was injured in a motorcycle accident June 4, had successful surgery on his broken leg last week, but will be recuperating and undergoing physical therapy for some time.