Crime & Safety

FWPD takes on nine lateral transfers

FWPD takes on nine lateral transfers

| August 30, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 22, Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed and Mayor Tom Henry welcomed nine lateral officers to the Fort Wayne Police Department. The nine officers, seven males and two females will begin their abbreviated training at the Public Safety Academy. Eight of these officers come from departments within the State of Indiana. The other […]

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New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

| August 26, 2016

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless Back to school can be a scary time for parents of teen drivers. There are more cars on the road, more distractions and more chances for teens to sneak away where you maybe don’t want them to go. But, technology has the answer and it’s as simple as […]

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Man found dead in backyard

Man found dead in backyard

| August 22, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:56 a.m., Aug. 21, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1400 block of Schilling Avenue in reference to a report of an unconscious subject. A homeowner had called the police to report she located an unresponsive male victim lying in her backyard and said it appeared the victim […]

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Woman fatally shot on Gay Street

Woman fatally shot on Gay Street

| August 16, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:52 p.m., Aug. 10, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a woman shot in the 2400 block of Gay Street. Officers arrived and located a woman, later identified as 21 year old Dominique Mitchell, in the street suffering from a gunshot wound. Paramedics determined her to […]

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Man shot in parking lot on River Run Trail

Man shot in parking lot on River Run Trail

| August 16, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:58 p.m., Aug. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a male shot in the parking lot of 1900 River Run Trail. Officers arrived and located a male suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. The male was determined to be in critical condition, and was taken […]

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Man fatally shot in steakhouse parking lot

Man fatally shot in steakhouse parking lot

| August 16, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:38 p.m., Aug. 14,officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a male shot in the parking lot of 710 W. Washington Center Road, the site of Texas Roadhouse steakhouse. Officers arrived and located an adult male, later identified as 28-year-old Jeff Lute, who was pronounced deceased by […]

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Civil rights leaders express outrage over FBI student profiling program

Civil rights leaders express outrage over FBI student profiling program

| August 12, 2016

WASHINGTON—On Wednesday, the American Federation of Teachers, civil and human rights organizations, faith leaders and community groups came together to issue a letter to the FBI condemning its Don’t Be a Puppet program. In an attempt to educate students and their families about violent extremism, this program does the opposite; it promotes bigotry and hatred, […]

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Intellectual honesty about race, criminal justice reform

Intellectual honesty about race, criminal justice reform

| August 9, 2016

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. (NNPA President and CEO) There is an old adage that posits “The more things appear to change, the more they stay the same.” Once again, millions of Americans are engulfed in what has become a reluctant national debate and dialogue concerning race and the urgency to reform the nation’s criminal […]

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Man killed durring robbery attempt at apartment complex

Man killed durring robbery attempt at apartment complex

| August 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6 a.m., Aug. 5, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a 911 call regarding a shooting at 7934 Winston Lane. Once on scene, officers discovered an unresponsive male in an upstairs apartment. Fire and medic personnel determined the man, later identified as 23 year old Dominique Williams, to be deceased. […]

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Steve Reed named new police chief

Steve Reed named new police chief

| August 9, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The Summit City has a new police chiel. On Aug. 1, 23-year veteran Steve Reed was sworn in as Fort Wayne Police Department chief of police. Reed replaces Garry Hamilton, who decided to leave the job  after a little more than two years in the post. Mayor Tom Henry, Public Safety Director Rusty York, […]

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