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Obituaries: April 1-7 Edition

Obituaries: April 1-7 Edition

| April 1, 2015 | Reply

Dawn Renae King-Hambrick, 56, departed this life peacefully on Thursday, March 19, 2015, 7:40 p.m., at St. Joseph Hospital. Born Feb. 18, 1959, in Fort Wayne, she was a 1977 graduate of Northrop High School. She leaves behind to live on through memory: her loving husband, Alvin Hambrick Jr.; son, Joshua Hambrick; mother, Judith King; […]

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‘Come join our gang’

‘Come join our gang’

| April 1, 2015 | Reply

Community groups make appeal to end violence, offer alternatives and support to young people FORT WAYNE—There’s a powerful new gang combing the streets of Fort Wayne. But, unlike the classic definition of a gang, this organization is not out to cause mayhem but to stop it. This past Friday, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of […]

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Inclusiveness: Good for business, good for racial healing

Inclusiveness: Good for business, good for racial healing

| March 31, 2015 | Reply

Editor’s note: The following analysis by journalist, television producer and writer Eric Hackley is a followup to a previous interview Mr. Hackley conducted with Courtney Tritch, vice president of marketing for the NE Indiana Regional Partnership. Here, Mr. Hackley makes a case for making the partnership’s business plan more historically accurate and inclusive: Again, I […]

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HRC to Governor Mike Pence:  No phony ‘clarifications’ of S.B. 101

HRC to Governor Mike Pence:  No phony ‘clarifications’ of S.B. 101

| March 30, 2015 | Reply

Courtesy of the Human Rights campaign WASHINGTON—In light of Indiana Governor Mike Pence’s appearance on ABC’s This Week to tamp down a national outcry over his decision to sign viciously anti-LGBT S.B. 101 last week, the Human Rights Campaign issued the following statement from HRC President Chad Griffin: “Governor Pence’s calls for a ‘clarification’ of […]

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Dead body found in bedroom closet

Dead body found in bedroom closet

| March 30, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:08 p.m., March 28, Fort Wayne police officers responded to 216 W. Woodland Avenue to assist a Community Corrections officer who was at that location to conduct a home inspection. The Community Corrections officer said that, during his inspection of the residence, he detected a foul odor in the home and inquired […]

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Car break in, attempted breakins reported on north side of town

Car break in, attempted breakins reported on north side of town

| March 30, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspects captured in surveillance clips during recent attempts to break into parked cars. The suspects were seen here attempting to gain entry into several parked vehicles on the lot of the Dawson Creek YMCA at approximately 2:30 p.m., March […]

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Victim found shot dead on Fayette Drive

Victim found shot dead on Fayette Drive

| March 27, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4:19 p.m., March 25, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting at 1100 Fayette Drive. Upon arrival at the scene, officers found an adult male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound in the driver’s seat of a red Dodge pickup truck in the parking lot of the apartment […]

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Man shot to death near in Holton area

Man shot to death near in Holton area

| March 27, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:15 a.m., March 25, Fort Wayne police responded to a reported man down call in the 2900 block of Holton Avenue. Once on scene, officers discovered the unresponsive victim in the rear of 2949 Holton Ave., a vacant property. Medics and fire personnel pronounced the male dead on the scene. Detectives and […]

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Shooting occurs on Bowser just days after Oliver Street shooting

Shooting occurs on Bowser just days after Oliver Street shooting

| March 27, 2015 | Reply

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:37 p.m., March 24, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a shooting in the 2900 block of Bowser Avenue. According to reports, multiple people called police after hearing numerous gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, police officers located a male victim, later identified as 19 year old Charley Allen […]

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Blacks engage with local news more than whites

Blacks engage with local news more than whites

| March 27, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–A growing body of research indicates that black people pay more attention to local news and digital media than other groups. The Pew Research Center revisited this trend with its study titled, “Local News in a Digital Age.” The research surveys residents of Denver, Macon, Ga., and Sioux […]

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