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Man dead after shooting, auto crash

Man dead after shooting, auto crash

| July 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:35 a.m., July 6, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3400 block of Mckinnie Street in reference to a personal injury automobile accident. As officers arrived on the scene, they located a male adult inside the vehicle suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived on the scene and […]

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Victim critically injured in possible accidental shooting

Victim critically injured in possible accidental shooting

| July 19, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:27 a.m., July 7, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a local hospital in reference to an individual who arrived suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The individual was transported to the hospital by private means and was initially listed in serious condition but was later downgraded to critical […]

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Man dead in suspicious fire

Man dead in suspicious fire

| July 19, 2016

nueAt approximately 2:10 a.m., personnel from the Fort Wayne Fire Department and Fort Wayne Police Department responded to what was originally called in as a trash can on fire in the alley in rear of the 1000 block of Kinsmoor Ave. The caller then notified dispatch that there was also a person on fire. The […]

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Renowned poet, writer, genealogist Gladys Ophelia Mitchell Wilson crosses over

Renowned poet, writer, genealogist Gladys Ophelia Mitchell Wilson crosses over

| July 18, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City is lost one of its most colorful voices with the passing of Gladys Ophelia Mitchell Wilson, July 13, at age 85. Wilson was born May 25, 1931 to Scott and Alberta (Fletcher) Mitchell in West Bend, Kentucky. Raised in the A.M.E. tradition, her earliest years were shaped by joining the Pine […]

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Police seek identity of robbery suspects

Police seek identity of robbery suspects

| July 18, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Department officials are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects whose images were captured during an armed robbery at approximately 11:48 p.m., July 26 at the Sunoco station at 624 E. Lewis St. The suspects reportedly left the scene in a dark green Chevy Trailblazer. Anyone with information that could lead […]

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A prayer for those in law enforcement

A prayer for those in law enforcement

| July 18, 2016

A prayer offering from the Rev. Bill McGill: O god we come tonight because we are in desperate need of your might. We are here united in prayer because we care, and want our nation released from this violent snare. We know it is the enemy who has an assignment to kill, steal and destroy; […]

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Three police officers shot dead, three wounded in Baton Rouge gun battle

Three police officers shot dead, three wounded in Baton Rouge gun battle

| July 18, 2016

Slain shooter had expressed anger over bullying, police shootings of blacks From various sources BATON ROUGE, Louisiana—Less than two weeks after the fatal shooting of five police officers in Dallas, American streets once again have erupted in deadly violence directed at law enforcement officials. According to various news reports, at about 8:40 a.m., Sunday morning, […]

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Human rights campaing shows support for ‘common sense’ gun control

Human rights campaing shows support for ‘common sense’ gun control

| July 18, 2016

By Victoria Jones (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellow, The Washington Informer) The Human Rights Campaign (HRC), a civil rights advocacy group and political lobbying organization for the LGBTQ community, showed support for the victims of the Orlando massacre by posting photos of the victims with their names and ages in each window of their downtown Washington, D.C. […]

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African hair braiders fight for ‘economic liberty’

African hair braiders fight for ‘economic liberty’

| July 18, 2016

By Avis Thomas-Lester, Urban News Service Kune Gueye came from Senegal to Nashville for a better life, but she had to overcome yards of red tape to earn her American dream. To make a living, she turned to a skill she had honed over years of practice in her homeland—braiding hair. With a strong back […]

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Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

Four things you should know before you sign that car loan

| July 18, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA News Wire Columnist) It’s that time of year again when days are longer, temperatures are higher and auto dealers advertise some of the most tempting deals. And while there’s nothing new about new car fever or the annual ad blitz, there’s a good deal of news on how consumers are choosing […]

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