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Trump delivers Indiana knockout blow to Cruz, Kasich; Sanders plays rope-a-dope to survive another round against Hillary

Trump delivers Indiana knockout blow to Cruz, Kasich; Sanders plays rope-a-dope to survive another round against Hillary

| May 9, 2016

Ballot set for Nov. 8 Allen County elections Stutzman defeated in U.S. Senate primary; unorthodox candidate wins for Democrats in 3rd District House race   INDIANA—As expected, Indiana’s May 3 Primary Election proved crucial for some in this year’s heated presidential contest. For Senator Ted Cruz, the Hoosier contest was a do or die affair […]

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The Great Migration was triumph of the Black Press

The Great Migration was triumph of the Black Press

| May 9, 2016

FBI, lawsuits could not stop effort to create largest migration in American history By Erick Johnson (From The Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) There were more than six hundred black families applying for 53 apartment units in just one day in Chicago in 1917. In two years, more than 100 storefront churches would dot the South […]

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Man killed in car crash

Man killed in car crash

| May 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:45 a.m., May 2, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of E. Coliseum Boulevard and Parnell Avenue on a report of a traffic crash with a party pinned in a vehicle. Officers arrived and located an adult male in the driver’s seat of a black car. The […]

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Woman found dead in apartment

Woman found dead in apartment

| May 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:57 p.m., May 1, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to Southbridge Apartments on a report of an unconscious woman found inside an apartment. Officers arrived with paramedics, who pronounced the woman, later identified as 49-year-old Robin R. Nevarez, dead. This death is being considered suspicious, so the investigation is ongoing. […]

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Man found shot in alley

Man found shot in alley

| May 8, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:48 p.m., May 1, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a person shot in the 2800 block of Weisser Park Avenue. Officers arrived and located an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound). The male was found near the north/south alley between Weisser Park Avenue […]

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‘Click It or Ticket’ seeks to keep travellers safe

‘Click It or Ticket’ seeks to keep travellers safe

| May 8, 2016

By Lieutenant Tony Maze Fort Wayne Police Department Beginning on Friday, May 6, officers of the Allen County Traffic Safety Partnership (which is made up of the Fort Wayne, Allen County and New Haven Police Departments) began patrolling their respective jurisdictions looking for drivers and passengers who are in violation of the state’s Passenger and […]

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Thousands of rich Americans live in taxpayer-subsidized public housing

Thousands of rich Americans live in taxpayer-subsidized public housing

| May 6, 2016

By Drew Johnson (Urban News Service) Tens of thousands of high-income Americans live in low-income housing, according to a federal audit. More than 25,000 families inhabit federally subsidized housing, even though their incomes exceed limits for public-housing eligibility, according to a probe by the inspector general for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development […]

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Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

Black comedians react to Larry Wilmore’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner jokes

| May 5, 2016

Obama, Out: The commander-in-chief proves once again he’s best to ever do it By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA News Wire Contributing Writer) President Barack Obama dropped his microphone at the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner, acknowledging what everyone had already concluded: he slayed it! Larry Wilmore didn’t do so bad as host, either, at least […]

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Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: May 4-10, 2016 Edition

| May 4, 2016

Ellen J. Burnett, 76, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016, in Fort Wayne. Born in Columbia, Mo., Ellen worked as a supervisor with the State Developmental Center for 35 years. Surviving are her daughter, Sheila (Floyd) Davis of Fort Wayne; four grandchildren, Tahitia, DeShawn, Marquay, and Kiara; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; her siblings, George (Deborah) […]

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Former first lady has message for Ghanaians—‘Deal Me In!’

Former first lady has message for Ghanaians—‘Deal Me In!’

| May 3, 2016

(GIN)—Those ringing words–‘Deal Me In!”—that thrilled fans of presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton in the U.S.  could be sending a similar message of hope and change to voters here in Ghana. Although Africa has done better promoting women to the presidency, few Ghanaians were expecting to see the wife of former President Jerry Rawlings toss her […]

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