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Area middle, high school scholars inducted into National Achievers Society

Area middle, high school scholars inducted into National Achievers Society

| May 27, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Scholarship has its rewards, including a bright pathway to the future. Just ask the 70 students recently inducted into the National Urban League’s National Achievers Society. Each year, various Urban League affiliates—including the Fort Wayne Urban League—honors “minority” middle and high school students working toward academic excellence. Students who maintain a GPA of 2.7 […]

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Police defuse potential suicide suspect after man’s breakup with girlfriend

Police defuse potential suicide suspect after man’s breakup with girlfriend

| May 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:05 p.m., May 18, Fort Wayne police responded to the 500 block of W. Essex Drive on the report of a domestic disturbance with a male armed with a firearm. Once on scene, officers learned that the male had threaten to kill himself as a result of a recent breakup with his […]

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Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

| May 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:55 p.m., May 16, Fort Wayne police responded to the 7200 block of Knightswood Drive in reference to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. On scene, officers found the victim down in the street suffering an apparent head injury. He was transported to a local hospital where he […]

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Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

| May 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Coroner’s office are presently investigating three deaths that have occurred in less than 24-hours as a result of suspected heroin overdose. The deaths have all occurred in the northwest central area of the city. The potency of the heroin being sold on the streets is such […]

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A good hair day: Debra Brown memorial wig drive for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana set

A good hair day: Debra Brown memorial wig drive for Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana set

| May 26, 2015

By Sheila Curry Campbell Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—We all know how irritating it is when we’re having a bad hair day, but can you imagine how it must feel to be losing your hair and possibly even your hope? My sister, Debra Brown, never lost hope but gave hope to others. When Debra […]

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Staton to be installed as pastor at Destiny Life Center

Staton to be installed as pastor at Destiny Life Center

| May 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The public is invited to the installation and ordination of Pastor Karen Staton at 4 p.m., Saturday, June 13 at Destiny Life Center Church, 3601 Warsaw St. Bishop Gideon A. Thompson of Boston is scheduled to officiate. Dinner will follow the installation and ordination service on Saturday afternoon. An Appreciation Service is scheduled during […]

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Associated Churches sponsors 5K to honor community fathers

Associated Churches sponsors 5K to honor community fathers

| May 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Associated Church of Fort Wayne & Allen County is scheduled to hold a Father’s Day 5K race at 9 a.m., June 20. The Father’s Day 5K is a family-friendly race designed to celebrate responsible fatherhood in our community. The race has two running options: family-friendly 5K and an Extreme Ruck 5K. Runners of the […]

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 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

 IDAAC Fort Wayne Chapter to host State 2nd Quarterly Meeting

| May 22, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana Democrat African American Caucus (IDAAC) is scheduled to host its State 2nd Quarterly Meeting at 2 p.m., May 23 at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave. The scheduled guest speaker is Indiana Senator Lonnie M. Randolph, District 2. Randolph was first elected to the Indiana Senate Democratic Caucus in 1994. After the […]

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Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

Blacks becoming more comfortable discussing mental health

| May 22, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use. But mental health treatment goes far beyond diagnoses and prescriptions. “You don’t have to be what we know as mentally […]

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Ayers Communications accepting scholarship applications

Ayers Communications accepting scholarship applications

| May 19, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Ayers Communications Inc. currently is accepting applications for its 2015 scholarship awards. The scholarship was established in honor of Dr. Alan McGee and family. Ayers Communications plans to award three $500 scholarships to students during the Fifth Annual Amnesty Festival, scheduled for Aug. 22 at McMillen Park. Applications are available at ayerscommunicationsinc.weebly.com at the […]

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