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Passing of Eric Hackley represents irreplaceable loss for community

Passing of Eric Hackley represents irreplaceable loss for community

| June 19, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Every time someone leaves this world, there is a loss felt in some quarter. But, the recent passing of one local community icon has left nearly everyone stunned across the Summit City. On June 7, word started circulating that Eric D. Hackley had passed away. All throughout the community, people were in disbelief. For […]

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Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

| June 19, 2017

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”—Old English proverb Editor’s note and warning: The following story contains explicit language that can be deemed unsuitable for younger readers. Also, several juvenile names have been shielded to comply with privacy laws dealing with reporting on juveniles who might be involved in a criminal justice proceeding. NEW […]

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New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

New Haven police chief responds to questions, issues surrounding Gardner assault case

| June 19, 2017

NEW HAVEN, Ind.—New Haven Chief Henry D. McKinnon said that despite the impression that is circulating on social media regarding the recent assault on 15-year-old Jason Gardner, his department has been working continuously and diligently on the case. But, as he explained, the department is proceeding cautiously to ensure that justice is served on the […]

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Obituaries: June 14-20, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: June 14-20, 2017 Edition

| June 14, 2017

Mrs. Nettie Ruth (Lewis) Ditaway was born on February 26, 1936 in Moundville, Alabama to Jessie James and Addie Lena (Hall) Lewis. Nettie Ruth departed this life on Saturday June 3, 2017 at 10:30 p.m. Nettie Ruth confessed her hope in Christ at an early age and joined Fairview A.M.E Church in Moundville, Alabama. The […]

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Woman killed in traffic accident

Woman killed in traffic accident

| June 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:35 a.m., June 2, Fort Wayne police responded to the intersection of Lafayette Street and Pontiac Street on the reported motor vehicle accident with injury. Once on scene officers observed two vehicles, a passenger car and a pickup truck in the intersection. The passenger contained three individuals, the driver who was trapped […]

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Man shot dead, another wounded in car shooting

Man shot dead, another wounded in car shooting

| June 7, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:01 a.m., April 24, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4900 block of Mount Vernon Park Drive on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds. Paramedics pronounced one man, later identified as 52-year-old Michael Joseph Pitchford Jr., deceased, and took the other […]

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Obituaries: June 7-13 Edition

Obituaries: June 7-13 Edition

| June 7, 2017

FRED COX, 74, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Monday, May 29, 2017, at Visiting Nurse Hospice Home, surrounded by his loving family after struggling with kidney disease. Funeral service was 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2017, at Imani Baptist Temple, 2920 Indiana Ave. Arrangements were by Carmichael Funeral Service. BENJAMIN “BEN” ARINZECHUKWU NDUBUISI, 60, […]

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Man critical after apparent Kenwood Avenue shooting

Man critical after apparent Kenwood Avenue shooting

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:19 p.m., May 30, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2200 Randallia Drive, Parkview Hospital, in reference to a shooting investigation. Hospital staff informed dispatch that a shooting victim had just arrived at their emergency room. The adult male victim was alert and conscious when he arrived at the […]

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Man critical after alleged domestic shooting

Man critical after alleged domestic shooting

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:38, May 29, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 9600 block of St. Joe Center Road on a report of a shooting. Officers arrived and located an adult male inside the home, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was initially determined to be […]

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South Bend couple visits Fort Wayne for anniversary suprises and fun

South Bend couple visits Fort Wayne for anniversary suprises and fun

| June 6, 2017

FORT WAYNE—While some celebrated by barbecuing with family and friends, watching an NBA game on television or following the world famous Indianapolis 500, Memorial Day weekend took on an extra special glow of love for a South Bend couple visiting the Summit City. On May 27, Lee and Amy Smith celebrated their 23rd Wedding Anniversary. […]

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