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‘We Are Family’ singer Joni Sledge dies of natural causes

| March 23, 2017
‘We Are Family’ singer Joni Sledge dies of natural causes

By Stacy M. Brown (The Washington Informer/NNPA Member) Joni Sledge, the second eldest sister in the hit pop group Sister Sledge, died of a preexisting medical condition, according to TMZ. Sledge passed away at home in Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday, March 11. She was 60 years old. On March 14, the gossip website reported that […]

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Pastor Sleet to celebrate 12th pastoral anniversary

| March 23, 2017
Pastor Sleet to celebrate 12th pastoral anniversary

FORT WAYNE—St. John Missionary Baptist Church, 2421 S. Hanna St., is scheduled to celebrate the 12 year pastoral anniversary  of Pastor Frederick Alexander Sleet at 9 a.m., March 26. For more information, call the church at (260) 456-8395.

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Man threatens suicide behind barricade

| March 23, 2017
Man threatens suicide behind barricade

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:27 a.m., March 18, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department  responded to a residence located in the 6800 block of Raintree Road in reference to a subject that had posted messages on social media threatening suicide. Officers on the scene attempted to make contact with the subject by telephone and knocking […]

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The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

| March 22, 2017
The Comey hearing: In defense of the devil—the movement to defend liars, possible traitors

A Frost Illustrated Commentary Are we missing something or are some of the folks who questioned FBI Director James B. Comey about President Donald Trump’s allegations that he was wiretapped by former President Barack Obama’s administration losing it? Or, has the U.S. electorate chosen representatives who are, at best, myopic, at worst, totally incompetent? Case […]

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Adopting a puppy? Track your new pet with helpful tech

| March 22, 2017
Adopting a puppy? Track your new pet with helpful tech

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless On National Puppy Day—March 23—puppy lovers across the country will celebrate. There’s no better way to keep track of that new pet and their daily activities than with some tech. The Nest Cam Security Camera is the perfect device for new puppy owners – allowing you to keep your eye on […]

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Two shot in Lafayette Street alley

| March 22, 2017
Two shot in Lafayette Street alley

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:10p.m., March 13, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a shooting in the rear alley of the 2500 block of S. Lafayette Street. Officers arrived and located an adult male in the alley suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, who was determined to be in critical condition. While […]

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South Africa seeks legal change to allow taking white-owned land

| March 22, 2017
South Africa seeks legal change to allow taking white-owned land

(GIN)—President Jacob Zuma finally addressed the long-unresolved matter of land reform, a demand of thousands of black landless people whose properties were confiscated in the Apartheid era. In his State of the Nation address, President Zuma pledged to break up white ownership of business and land to reduce inequality. He called on parliament to change […]

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Angolan women potest harsh bill criminalizing abortion

| March 22, 2017
Angolan women potest harsh bill criminalizing abortion

(GIN)—Under heavy police surveillance, Angolan women rallied in the capital city Luanda to protest a draft bill that would criminalize all abortions and punish anyone who has an abortion or performs one, without exception, with up to 10 years in jail. Among those objecting to the bill was the president’s daughter, Isabel dos Santos, who […]

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Nigerians put brakes on superhighway cutting through rainforest

| March 22, 2017
Nigerians put brakes on superhighway cutting through rainforest

(GIN)—Bulldozers approaching the communities of the southern state of Cross River, with orders to raze up to a million homes and cut down an ancient tropical rainforest, were stopped in their tracks as an environmental impact statement for a proposed superhighway was rejected by officials. As conceived, the roadway would link northern Nigeria to a […]

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Obituaries: March 22-28, 2017 Edition

| March 22, 2017
Obituaries: March 22-28, 2017 Edition

Dr. Laliene Baker, departed this life on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Covington Manor Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born on March 7, 1929 in Fort Wayne. Dr. Baker served the Fort Wayne community as a podiatrist until her health began to decline. She was a faithful member of Turner Chapel AME Church where […]

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