Crime & Safety

Analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males

| October 21, 2014

By Ryan Gabrielson, Ryann Grochowski Jones and Eric Sagara Special to the NNPA from ProPublica Young black males in recent years were at a far greater risk of being shot dead by police than their white counterparts–21 times greater—according to a ProPublica analysis of federally collected data on fatal police shootings. The 1,217 deadly police […]

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Feds end ‘corruption-fueled spending spree’ by West African leader’s son

Feds end ‘corruption-fueled spending spree’ by West African leader’s son

| October 19, 2014

(GIN)–In its pursuit of so-called foreign kleptocrats who drain billions of dollars a year from impoverished countries for lives of luxury abroad, the U.S. Dept of Justice this week enjoyed one small victory in court. Teodorin Nguema Obiang, second vice president of Equatorial Guinea and son of the President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, finally lost […]

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‘Blade Runner’s’ fate on manslaughter charge to be decided soon

‘Blade Runner’s’ fate on manslaughter charge to be decided soon

| October 19, 2014

(GIN)–Prosecution lawyers in the case of South Africa Paralympian Oscar Pistorius are said to be seeking a 15 year jail sentence for the famed athlete who was acquitted of murder but convicted of culpable homicide or negligent killing in the death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Motor accident cases involving negligence and multiple deaths have […]

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Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

Jordan Davis’ killer to be jailed for life

| October 16, 2014

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist Justice for 17-year-old Jordan Davis, who was murdered by Michael Dunn in Jacksonville, Fla. on Nov. 23, 2012 in a dispute over loud music has not come without a struggle. A jury in the Duval County Court recently found Michael Dunn guilty of first-degree murder in the tragic, […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic violence finally front-page story

THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic violence finally front-page story

| October 15, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Though Ray Rice is guilty of disrespecting his fiancée, this time, it wasn’t a “big secret;” instead, it turned out to be the “big story.” Cameras spy on us everywhere these days. This public display of brutality toward the mother of his child, a […]

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Multiple drug raids aimed at ‘spice’ suppliers

Multiple drug raids aimed at ‘spice’ suppliers

| October 15, 2014

ALLEN COUNTY—On Oct. 6, multiple law enforcement agencies conducted a series of drug raids that targeted the illegal sales and manufacturing of “synthetic marijuana” also known as “spice” at locations in both the northeast and northwest portions of the city. Raids were carried out at: ● 1210 Marion St. ● 1218 Marion St. ● 1220 […]

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Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

| October 8, 2014

Collection proceeds pledged to YWCA Northeast Indiana FORT WAYNE—Some might call it a hotline but for many, it’s a lifeline that lives to its name—a HopeLine. And, thanks to a partnership between a visionary human service agency, community-minded business and a caring political leader, that program will be able to spread even more hope. On Oct. […]

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Crime and Safety Report: Oct. 8-14 Edition

| October 8, 2014

Police seek identity of BP station armed robbers FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking the public to assist us in the robbery investigation of the of the Sparky Mart BP Station located at 4935 Bluffton Road. Police officials are hopeful that someone might recognize something unique about the mannerisms, physical shape, or even […]

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Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

| October 8, 2014

Freda Mae Blanks, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St., with fellowship time at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Dream Catcher’s Program at Heritage […]

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An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation

An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation

| October 7, 2014

An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation Son defends father’s service to department, community Editor’s note: Over the years, Fort Wayne Police Officer Frederick “Fred” Rogers Sr. has earned a reputation as one of the city’s most well-known law enforcement officials. During his tenure in the Detective Bureau, Rogers compiled a […]

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