Crime & Safety

FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

FWFD making push to diversify department to reflect changing community

| August 25, 2015

Chief Eric Lahey spearheads effort to recruit from all segments of city FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Fire Department is looking for a few good men, and women—and men and women of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Fort Wayne Fire Chief Eric Lahey said he is firmly devoted to building a more diverse department but not […]

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Maumee Avenue shooting victim identified

Maumee Avenue shooting victim identified

| August 24, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The adult male seriously injured in a shooting that took place in the 3000 block of Maumee Avenue Aug. 15, has has been identified as 32 year old Javon L. Thomas. At last report, Thomas remained hospitalized in serious condition.

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Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

Atlanta teen convicted of murder when ‘gay panic’ defense doesn’t work

| August 20, 2015

By Terry Shropshire Special to the NNPA from Atlanta Daily World A Fulton County jury rejected an Atlanta teenager’s attempts to cop the “gay panic” card in killing of another man and hiding his body in the trunk of his car for two months. Marquavyian Gude, 19, was convicted of murder despite the fact that […]

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Feds seize 147 pounds of cocaine from shipping container at Baltimore Port

Feds seize 147 pounds of cocaine from shipping container at Baltimore Port

| August 20, 2015

Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper Federal authorities seized 147 pounds of cocaine from a shipping container at the Port of Baltimore earlier this month. Customs and Border Protections officers found the drugs using non-intrusive techniques to scan a shipment of lumber from Brazil, the agency said, according to Baltimore CBS affiliate WJZ. […]

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Black lives should matter to black killers, too

Black lives should matter to black killers, too

| August 18, 2015

By Lekan Oguntoyinbo NNPA Columnist I applaud the Black Lives Matter Movement for renewing attention on police violence against blacks, an issue that is old as the republic—for black lives do matter. And black lives should always matter—even when the killers are not hyper-aggressive cops, white supremacists or other emblems of oppression. In 2011, the […]

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FWCS truck involved in head-on collision

FWCS truck involved in head-on collision

| August 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:26 a.m., Aug. 14, Fort Wayne police responded to the 6300 block of Bluffton Road in reference to a 911 call reporting a head-on collision involving a Fort Wayne Community Schools box truck and a passenger vehicle. On arrival, officers observed that the driver of the passenger vehicle, an adult male, was […]

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Crossing guards still needed

Crossing guards still needed

| August 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The City of Fort Wayne is looking to fill openings that have come available for the position of “Adult Guard.” Anyone interested is asked apply online by visiting the City’s website at Cityoffortwayne.org and refer to the  “Employment” section for the following listing: Adult Guard Working under the direction of the Sergeant of Crime […]

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Woman killed at local ‘afterhours’ club

Woman killed at local ‘afterhours’ club

| August 18, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:18 a.m., Aug. 15, Fort Wayne police responded to the 3000 block of Maumee Avenue after a 911 call reported a shooting at an “afterhours” club. Officers arrived to find a woman, the apparent victim of the shooting, down outside of the establishment. The victim, later identified as 25 year old Fashionee […]

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Prison Entrepreneurship Program gives second chance to individuals seeking better life

Prison Entrepreneurship Program gives second chance to individuals seeking better life

| August 18, 2015

By Randall Weeks Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward Times Who really believes in giving second chances to someone who is already considered a failure? Many people wonder about today’s society. Most do not think someone in an unfortunate circumstance could make the most of a chance they are given. Is opportunity only […]

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Belmar says county detectives shot man on fringes of protest after he opened fire first

Belmar says county detectives shot man on fringes of protest after he opened fire first

| August 11, 2015

By Chris King Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American A young man is in “critical, unstable” condition in a St. Louis hospital after going down in gunfire from four St. Louis County plainclothes detectives after he opened fire on them first after 11:10 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 9, St. Louis County Police Chief […]

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