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One dead, one serious after shooting

One dead, one serious after shooting

| December 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On Sunday Dec. 11, at approximately 5:30 a.m. officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 3200 block of Diplomat Drive in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located two male victims outside in the parking lot suffering from an apparent […]

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Battle of the Badges of underway

Battle of the Badges of underway

| December 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The 22nd annual Battle of the Badges competition returns to Fort Wayne this December and the community is invited to help save lives in honor of local police, fire and EMS personnel by giving blood with the American Red Cross. Battle of the Badges is the longest-running local blood donation competition in Fort Wayne, […]

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Marathon robber’s identity sought

Marathon robber’s identity sought

| December 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is seeking the publics assistance and identifying a robbery suspect whose image was captured in surveillance photographs captured during a robbery at the Eddie’s Marathon, 4233 N. Clinton St., on Dec. 4. According to a police report, an officer responded to the business at approximately 10:56 p.m., in response to a […]

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Southeast Fort Wayne determines southeast Fort Wayne’s destiny

Southeast Fort Wayne determines southeast Fort Wayne’s destiny

| December 13, 2016

“One of best ways to take your power is to convince you that you don’t have any.” Public meetings were held with the community regarding the GE Campus future, but there was no public meeting to discuss southeast Fort Wayne community desired future for the Bowser Pump buildings. We, southeast Fort Wayne, are undervalued, underestimated […]

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One dead, another possibly shot in State Street incident

One dead, another possibly shot in State Street incident

| December 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:03 p.m., Dec. 6, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 1200 block of East State Boulevard in reference to a report of gunshots. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located a male outside near an alley suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. […]

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Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

Former pro baseball player Omar Washington training black youth for big leagues

| December 11, 2016

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Omar Washington, a former professional baseball player with the Philadelphia Phillies and the Boston Red Sox, is on a mission to increase minority participation in Major League Baseball. It wasn’t long ago that comedian and actor Chris Rock referred to African American baseball fans as an endangered species, […]

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Former Prince band member, local favorite Mikki White to perform at IPFW

Former Prince band member, local favorite Mikki White to perform at IPFW

| December 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—One of the the city’s native daughters and a true musical superstar is set to bring her unique talents to the stage with a major concert this week. Mikki White, former background singer to the late, great legendary Prince, is scheduled to grace the stage at Rhinehart Recital Hall on the campus of Indiana […]

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Ask Alma: Instead of spending quality time with kids, my son drops them off at my house

Ask Alma: Instead of spending quality time with kids, my son drops them off at my house

| December 11, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I need your advice. I love my son with all my heart. He’s been a good son and never gave us any problems. He and his girlfriend have lived together for the past five years and they have two children together. They just recently separated and […]

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New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

New York AG, CFPB join forces to fight illegal national debt collection scheme

| December 10, 2016

By Charlene Crowell (NNPA Newswire Columnist) A new federal lawsuit alleges that since at least 2009, two major players in the debt collection industry have illegally operated, harassed, threatened and deceived millions of consumers across the country—often for debts that were either inflated or not even owed. The scheme based in Buffalo, New York, also […]

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Ask Alma: My family treats me like trash and I’m ready to cut them off

Ask Alma: My family treats me like trash and I’m ready to cut them off

| December 10, 2016

By Alma Gill (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dear Alma, I am 40 years old and have finally decided to cut my mother, father, sister and oldest niece out of my life. I’m tired of being lied to, deceived and treated like the black sheep of the family. My mom and I never had a mother-daughter […]

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