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Driver sought in fatal car accident

| February 23, 2017
Driver sought in fatal car accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:04 p.m., the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1800 block of West Jefferson Boulevard in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries. Witnesses reported three vehicles were involved in the crash and one of the vehicles was on fire. The Fort Wayne Fire Department arrived on scene and […]

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Two women arrested for Salin Bank robbery

| February 23, 2017
Two women arrested for Salin Bank robbery

FORT WAYNE—Uniform officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department patrolling the area of the 4400 block of Bluffton Road at approximately 5 p.m., Feb. 21, observed a vehicle matching the description of the one used as the getaway car in the Salin Bank robbery on Lima Road that had occurred several hours earlier that day. […]

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Officer fires weapon—two armed suspects apprehended, one still at large

| February 23, 2017
Officer fires weapon—two armed suspects apprehended, one still at large

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:05 p.m., Feb. 22, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting three armed individuals with handguns in the 3000 block of Alexander Street. As officers were coming into the area they were being updated to the reported location of the three armed suspects. A uniformed officer […]

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Members exhibition set for Garrett Museum of Art

| February 23, 2017
Members exhibition set for Garrett Museum of Art

GARRETT—The little art  museum in Garrett….Garrett Museum of Art…small only in size…is scheduled to hold its annual Members Show opening from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., March 10 at the museum, 100 South Randolph St. According to muesum officials, the membership’s work  has grown over the past four years to actually fill every wall in […]

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Jesus versus the cross

| February 23, 2017
Jesus versus the cross

By Pastor Samuel Bellamy  Though many cherish the “old rugged cross,” it has no more significance than the guillotine, electric chair, firing squad, or lethal injection.  These are only a few means of capital punishment used to execute criminals.  These persons are cursed for committing crimes worthy of death.  The cross has been depicted as […]

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Building movement to fight extremism

| February 23, 2017
Building movement to fight extremism

By the Reverend Dr. William J. Barber II On Friday, Jan. 27, 2017, President Trump wrapped up his first week of executive orders with a temporary ban on refugees and travelers from several Muslim countries. Effective immediately, this order impacted tens of thousands of people, leading to the detention of travelers in airports across the […]

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Trump, Black Caucus plan to meet for first time

| February 22, 2017
Trump, Black Caucus plan to meet for first time

By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Following a bizarre exchange with American Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan, the Congressional Black Caucus is in talks with President Donald Trump to set up a meeting. Trump asked Ryan, a veteran black journalist, if she could set up a meeting with him and the […]

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The value of white privilege and the American Dream

| February 22, 2017
The value of white privilege and the American Dream

Racial wealth gap could close with systemic public policy reforms, says new research By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) As 2017’s Black History observances unfold in communities across the country, new research on racial wealth gaps refutes the age-old advice for people of color to pull themselves up by their proverbial bootstraps. According to researchers […]

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Will Trump do a better job than Obama with HBCUs?

| February 22, 2017
Will Trump do a better job than Obama with HBCUs?

Trump White House working on executive order for HBCUs By Lauren Victoria Burke (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Despite a cavalcade of political distractions and a legal battle over immigration, President Trump appears to be focused on funding Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Less than three weeks in office the Trump administration is in the process […]

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Chuck, Lisa Surack, Sweetwater give funds to renovate Embassy Theatre dressing rooms

| February 22, 2017
Chuck, Lisa Surack, Sweetwater give funds to renovate Embassy Theatre dressing rooms

FORT WAYNE—The Embassy Theatre received a gift from Chuck and Lisa Surack and Sweetwater to renovate the historic theater’s backstage dressing rooms. The gift was announced at the opening of Down the Line, an Embassy concert on Feb. 11. The renovation project will commence later in 2017. “The Embassy welcomes world-class artists year-round. This generous […]

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