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United Negro College Fund scholarship program to host reception for recipients

United Negro College Fund scholarship program to host reception for recipients

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The United Negro College Fund Fort Wayne Leadership Council is scheduled to hold its 2015 Annual Scholarship Program Reception from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Aug. 27, at Indiana Tech Law School, 1600 Washington Blvd. The scholarship program reception will recognize and celebrate this year’s UNCF Fort Wayne Scholarship recipients. The Fort Wayne Scholarship […]

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City works to make walking, biking to school safer

City works to make walking, biking to school safer

| August 10, 2015

More than 300 improvements made at crosswalks this summer, four additional crossing guards ready for first day of school FORT WAYNE—With Fort Wayne Community Schools students returning to class this week, the City of Fort Wayne has been working this summer to make the transition for students walking or biking to school safer through improvements […]

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Two critically injured in single-car crash

Two critically injured in single-car crash

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:17 a.m., Aug. 2, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3300 block of South Clinton Street in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and determined the crash involved a single vehicle. The driver and a front seat passenger were both unconscious and trapped […]

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Man critically injured in shooting

Man critically injured in shooting

| August 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:22 p.m., Aug. 2, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 6000 Block of Bunt Drive, Waterloo Gardens Apartments, in reference to a shooting investigation. Officers arrived on scene and located a conscious, alert, adult male victim inside an apartment who appeared to be suffering from a single gunshot […]

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Cincinnati police officer charged with murder of black man

Cincinnati police officer charged with murder of black man

| August 10, 2015

Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The white University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man during a traffic stop has been charged with murder, prosecutors announced recently. Officer Ray Tensing, 25, was indicted in the July 19 shooting death of Samuel DuBose, whom he’d pulled over for not […]

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Refreshing

Refreshing

| August 3, 2015

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart A time to rest and refresh I recently spent a few days in New Albany, Ohio for a chaplain’s meeting with the company that I work for. To be honest, the thought of being out of my normal routine made me nervous! The thought of missing my nightly responsibilities made […]

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E. Christine Stanley honored by Christ Church of Faith

E. Christine Stanley honored by Christ Church of Faith

| July 30, 2015

(Photo by James Redmond) FORT WAYNE—Christ Church of Faith “Little People’s Class” honors yet another person. The Little People’s Class honored E. Christine Stanley, one of the founding members of Christ Church of Faith and currently a resident at Kingston Care Center, for her longevity as a faithful member of the church and good standing […]

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Mary L. Morris Memorial Way dedication photos

Mary L. Morris Memorial Way dedication photos

| July 29, 2015

Photos by Erma Belt FORT WAYNE—Jalen Morris, grandson of the late community activist Mary L. Morris, proudly displays a sign that will commemorate his grandmother. Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry made a presentation dedicating a section of an area street to Morris at a July 25 meeting of the Indiana Democrat African American Caucus at […]

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Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt reunion comes to Fort Wayne

Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt reunion comes to Fort Wayne

| July 29, 2015

By Brigitte Hopkins Hill Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—The Sims Baskerville Bates Barnes Whitt family reunion gathers every two years. This year it was held in Fort Wayne.  We had family travel to the reunion this year from as far as New York and California. At this reunion, we had more than 200 attend; […]

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A tale of two local cities

A tale of two local cities

| July 29, 2015

I consider myself to be an analytical, balanced and honest thinking person. I mention this to give perceptive as I look at Fort Wayne in totality. The exit of some businesses from the south side of Fort Wayne leaves no room for debate or discussion. Ponderosa closed on South Anthony; Ponderosa closed on Coldwater Road. […]

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