Crime & Safety

Woman found severely beaten at Villages of Hanna

Woman found severely beaten at Villages of Hanna

| November 3, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:46 a.m., Oct. 19, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 2100 Eden Street, Villages of Hanna Apartments, reference an unconscious female. A citizen called police to report a woman was bleeding and lying in the common hallway of the apartment building.  Officers arrived on scene and located the adult/female […]

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Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

Out of shadows: Overt racism flourishes in American South in Trump era

| October 27, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) Race relations in the United States, especially in the South, are plagued by troubling examples of the challenges that face the nation, as Americans work toward achieving the dream that Martin Luther King Jr. spoke of, more than 50 years ago. Forty-two percent of Americans said that they […]

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Fake invoice sent by scammers impersonating Office of Attorney General

Fake invoice sent by scammers impersonating Office of Attorney General

| October 25, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS—Starting around 12:30 p.m., Oct. 25, Office of Attorney General staff members began receiving dozens of calls from people nationwide asking about an invoice emailed to them that appeared to come from the Office of Attorney General. In awkward wording, the email stated: “Kindly find the enclosed invoice and advice ASAP. Thank you.” The email […]

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One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

One dead, another serious in parking lot shooting

| October 16, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:01 a.m., Oct. 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were in the area of Lafayette Street and McKinnie Avenue when they heard gunshots coming from a parking lot on the west side of the 4200 block of S. Clinton Street. Officers checked the lot and located an adult male and […]

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Two wounded in apparent shooting

Two wounded in apparent shooting

| October 16, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:04 p.m., Oct. 15, the Fort Wayne Police Department was notified that two males had arrived at a local hospital suffering from gunshot wounds. Hospital staff indicated that one of the males was initially in critical condition, but was later upgraded to serious condition. The other male remains in good condition. Detectives […]

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Missing vehicle investigatino ends in barricade incident

Missing vehicle investigatino ends in barricade incident

| October 16, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:30 a.m., Oct. 14, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were dispatched to a residence located in the 1200 block of Ferguson Avenue to try and locate a vehicle that a woman had reported missing. The woman told officers that her boyfriend had taken her vehicle without permission and had returned the […]

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NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

NNPA PRESS ROOM: NAACP calls out FBI’s latest report on ‘black extremists’ as déjà vu

| October 12, 2017

BALTIMORE (NNPA Newswire)—According to a journalistic investigation by the news outlet Foreign Policy (FP) the FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a new threat—black identity extremists (BIE). The FBI’s assessment is that BIE’s “perception of police brutality against African Americans have spurred retaliatory lethal violence against law enforcement”. In response to this report, the interim NAACP […]

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Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

Portland lawmakers pass racial profiling bill

| October 12, 2017

By Stacy M. Brown (NNPA Newswire Contributor) In an effort to improve the relationship between law enforcement and the black community, state lawmakers in Oregon recently passed a bill to combat racial profiling by police. The Statesman Journal reported that the “bill requires law enforcement agencies to collect and submit data on the age, race, […]

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NNPA Chair: Gun control ‘forbidden subject”’ when mass shooters are white, male

NNPA Chair: Gun control ‘forbidden subject”’ when mass shooters are white, male

| October 8, 2017

‘Glaring double standard’ CHICAGO—The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) Chairman Dorothy R. Leavell said that the issue of gun control escapes vigorous debate when the perpetrators of mass shooters are white males. The leader of the association, comprised of more than 200 black-owned publications, also noted that cries for reform gain the most traction when […]

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More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

More than 50 dead, nearly 500 injured in Las Vegas mass shooting

| October 8, 2017

By Freddie Allen (Editor-In-Chief, NNPA Newswire) Las Vegas authorities have identified Stephen Paddock, a 64 year-old white man from Mesquite, Nevada, as the gunmen in one of the deadliest mass shootings in United States history. During a brief press conference Monday morning, Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo told reporters that more than 50 people were […]

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