Crime & Safety

Motorcyclist killed in accident on McKinnie

Motorcyclist killed in accident on McKinnie

| July 30, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:45 p.m., July 27, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded this afternoon to the intersection of McKinnie Avenue and McMillen Park Drive on multiple 911 calls reporting an injury accident involving a motorcycle and a pickup truck. Officers arrived to find the motorcyclist down in the intersection unresponsive. Medics and […]

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Spotlight on Patrol Officer Kyra Woods

Spotlight on Patrol Officer Kyra Woods

| July 29, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that you’re still taking time out of your day to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind as we travel, on our journey of love, to get to know […]

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Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse, neglect in criminal justice system

Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse, neglect in criminal justice system

| July 27, 2015

By Shantella Y. Sherman Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently held a panel of juvenile court judges and young women to discuss how Congress should address the specific needs of women and girls in the judicial system. The panel, on June 26, focused on issues impacting women […]

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Put down the guns: Boxing, mixed martial arts alternatives to solving conflict

Put down the guns: Boxing, mixed martial arts alternatives to solving conflict

| July 26, 2015

According to the Center for Disease Control, there were 16,121 homicides in the United States in 2013. More than 11,000 of those killings were caused by firearms. What better way is there to teach our children that all lives matter? Now is the time for peace. Violent crime inflicts a heavy economic and emotional burden on […]

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Man busted for heroin sales

Man busted for heroin sales

| July 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:31 a.m., July 17, the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division, along with members of the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 436 West Williams St.  Narcotics detectives had investigated heroin and fentanyl sales at this location, and obtained a search warrant for this address. During the service […]

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Men serve up vigilante justice to avert attempted rape attempt; alleged perpetrator left battered

Men serve up vigilante justice to avert attempted rape attempt; alleged perpetrator left battered

| July 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:35 a.m., July 20, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 1400 block of Greene Street in reference to a possible attempted rape investigation. As officers and  paramedics arrived on the scene, they observed a male adult laying on the ground unresponsive. Paramedics provided medical attention to the […]

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Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

Black Christians, Muslims unite around burned churches

| July 17, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In the last week of June, as the nation was still mourning and mulling over the massacre at Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., seven other black churches across the South went up in flames. Solidarity came out of the ashes. Since July 2, the Respond With Love […]

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‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

‘Attacking the churches is just unforgiveable’

| July 16, 2015

By Askia Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call WASHINGTON—Black churches, the symbol of sanctuary for tortured black souls, especially in the Southern United States; once the headquarters of the black liberation movement; are once again under attack in the South. And as in decades past when similar rashes of mysterious fires torched […]

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Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

Blackonomics: Blacks are today’s putty people

| July 14, 2015

By James Clingman NNPA Columnist Incidents over just the past two months have taken black folks on the psychological ride of our lives. The white woman in Spokane, Wash., who passed as black caught and held our attention; then there was the McKinney, Texas pool party incident; and then the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare, […]

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Police seek Dairy Queen robbery suspects

Police seek Dairy Queen robbery suspects

| July 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The attached surveillance photographs were taken during a robbery at the Dairy Queen , 1818 N, Coliseum Blvd. that occurred AT 9:25 p.m., June 29. The suspects are described as two black males, 6’ tall,  thin build. One subject was wearing a distinctive hooded sweatshirt, cream colored with thin stripes, cream cuffs, two buttons […]

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