Crime & Safety

Shooting victim dies at hospital

Shooting victim dies at hospital

| July 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:41 p.m., July 9, medics with TRAA were flagged down in the area of Winter Street and Rudisill Boulevard in regards to a shooting victim.  The victim was a male and was in serious condition at the scene.  Medics transported the victim to a local hospital where he was downgraded to critical […]

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Rider dies after moped accident on Dupont

Rider dies after moped accident on Dupont

| July 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:03 a.m., July 11 officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of W. Dupont Road and Oak Trail Road on a report of an injury accident involving a moped. Officers arrived and located an adult male in critical condition. Officers used their department-issued automated external defibrillator (AED) to […]

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Abortion rights issue regains momentum

Abortion rights issue regains momentum

| July 12, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–When she was five months pregnant, past the point where she could obtain a legal abortion, 23-year-old Kenlissia Jones of Albany, Ga. ordered prescription abortion pills from a Canadian website. When Jones started feeling pain, she was rushed to the hospital. En route, she delivered the fetus in […]

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Hill honored for volunteer service to FWPD

Hill honored for volunteer service to FWPD

| July 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On July 2, Fort Wayne Police officials held a special ceremony honor George Hill for his service to the department. According to officials, Hill, who has volunteered 21-years, was honored for his work as an integral part of the Fort Wayne Police Lab’s fingerprint section.

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Without addressing disability, we’ll never make meaningful progress in ending police violence

Without addressing disability, we’ll never make meaningful progress in ending police violence

| July 10, 2015

By Rebecca Cokley and Lawrence Carter-Long Freddie Gray, Eric Garner, Kajieme Powell, James Boyd and Ethan Saylor were all killed in controversial and ultimately tragic interactions with law enforcement. Odds are the first four names are more familiar to most people, but what these individuals share in addition to the troubling ways they died might […]

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Who’s burning black churches?

Who’s burning black churches?

| July 9, 2015

Arsonists hit at possibly five, six southern congregations in recent weeks By Bethania Palma Markus Special to the NNPA from The Westside Gazette At least five black churches burned overnight recently and three have been attributed to arson. The recent shooting at Charleston’s Emanuel AME was perhaps the deadliest attack on a black church since […]

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One child abuse, neglect case is one too many

One child abuse, neglect case is one too many

| July 8, 2015

By Mary Beth Bonaventure  At the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS), we believe that any instance of child abuse or neglect is one case too many. That’s why it’s so heartbreaking to read statistics showing child abuse and neglect cases rising across the United States. Unfortunately, Indiana is not immune from such trends. Here […]

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One arrested in Sanford Lane drug bust

One arrested in Sanford Lane drug bust

| July 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At 7:17 a.m., June 29, members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division along with members of the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 4421 Sanford Lane.  Detectives received information that someone at this residence was dealing heroin and obtained a search warrant after a lengthy investigation. While serving […]

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Generators stolen in burglary

Generators stolen in burglary

| July 7, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department needs the public’s assistance in identifying the individuals captured in surveillance photographs taken during a break in sometime between June 22 and June 29 at Evapar, 3810 Concept Court. According to a police report, an officer responded to a call of a discovery of a burglary at the location. […]

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Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

Churches discussing security after massacre at Emanuel

| July 7, 2015

By Barney Blakeney Special to the NNPA from The Charleston Chronicle Dylann Storm Roof on June 17 walked into Emanuel AME Church through a side door without facing any resistance or questions. He sat with members of the congregation about an hour as they conducted a weekly Bible study session then pulled out a .45 […]

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