Crime & Safety

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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Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

| October 4, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other civil rights groups have urged the Justice Department to remain focused on the deaths of Michael […]

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Experts push for better oversight of police

Experts push for better oversight of police

| October 2, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Neill Franklin says there is nothing new about friction between law enforcement agencies and Blacks. And he should know–Franklin is a 34-year law enforcement veteran of the Maryland State Police and the Baltimore Police Department. “This is nothing new,” said Franklin, during a panel discussion on the shooting […]

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Crime and Safety Report: Oct. 1-7 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: Oct. 1-7 Edition

| October 1, 2014

Man critically injured in I469/I69 crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:25 p.m., Sept. 19, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of an injury accident near the I-469/I-69 interchange. Officers arrived and located an adult male to be in critical condition. He was taken to a local hospital where he remains in critical condition. […]

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Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

Ferguson Protestors: ‘We will get answers’

| September 26, 2014

Highway shutdown, raucous city council meeting signals the struggle for justice is far from over in Ferguson, Mo. By Dr. J. A. Salaam Special to the NNPA from The Final Call Final Call Full Coverage: Ferguson & Police Brutality BERKLEY, Mo.–Two days after a very heated City Council meeting in nearby Ferguson, Mo., more than […]

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Report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

Report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

| September 25, 2014

(GIN)–On the heels of the Ray Rice scandal in the U.S., a new report by the accounting firm KPMG says that violence against women in South Africa costs the country between $2 and $4 billion yearly. The lost funds could pay wage subsidies for all unemployed youths, build half a million houses, or give healthcare […]

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