Crime & Safety

Names of officer, suspect released in police action shooting

Names of officer, suspect released in police action shooting

| January 13, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police Department officials recently released the name of the names of the officer and suspect involved in a police action shooting in the wake of a reported robbery at the Marathon gas station at 422 Spring St. Police Officer Jean P. Gigli, a 13-year Fort Wayne Police Department veteran, shot         37 year […]

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Suicidal subject talked out of home, sent to hospital for evaluation

Suicidal subject talked out of home, sent to hospital for evaluation

| January 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:26 a.m., Jan. 9, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence located in the 2200 block of Cedarwood Way in reference to a subject making suicide threats. Officers on the scene advised that the subject was inside the residence and refused to come outside. It was unknown if […]

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Man dead after Bunt Drive shooting

Man dead after Bunt Drive shooting

| January 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At 6:15 p.m., Jan. 5, Fort Wayne police responded to a reported shooting in the 6000 block of Bunt Drive. Once on scene, officers found an unresponsive adult male in the driver’s seat of a running passenger car which was parked directly in front of an apartment. Medics pronounced the victim, later identified as […]

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Raid results in six arrests

Raid results in six arrests

| January 11, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Shortly after 8:30 p.m. on Jan. 8, officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice & Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant in the 2100 block of Warsaw Street in Fort Wayne in connection with the dealing of synthetic marijuana, commonly referred to as “Spice.” During the raid, detectives located […]

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Open carry: Is that law really for ‘us?’

Open carry: Is that law really for ‘us?’

| January 7, 2016

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times At the stroke of midnight, beginning Jan. 1, 2016, any individual who holds a Texas Concealed Handgun License (CHL) will be allowed to openly carry their handgun in the Lone Star State. The law, passed by the 84th Texas Legislature […]

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Wells Fargo robbed; suspect uses similar MO to Fifth Third robber

Wells Fargo robbed; suspect uses similar MO to Fifth Third robber

| January 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:26 p.m., Dec. 31, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the report of an armed robbery at the Wells Fargo Bank on the 900 block of W. State Blvd. While police were en route to the report of an armed robbery, Fort Wayne Dispatch advised officers that the suspect […]

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Fifth Third Bank robbed

Fifth Third Bank robbed

| January 4, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 4;54 P.M., Dec. 30, 2015, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a bank robbery at Fifth Third Bank at 6100 Rothman Road. Bank employees advised that the suspect was a male white, 5’9”, with a tan hat that covered his ears, between the ages of 25 […]

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More than just a hashtag: The ongoing fight to get justice for Sandra Bland        

More than just a hashtag: The ongoing fight to get justice for Sandra Bland        

| December 31, 2015

By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times The Houston Forward Times (HFT) has been covering the latest developments in the case of Sandra Bland. In July 2015, the HFT wrote an article entitled “Wrongful Death: What Happened to Sandra Bland?” in which it was still unknown whether […]

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Why are children less valuable than guns in America?

Why are children less valuable than guns in America?

| December 30, 2015

By Marian Wright Edelman NNPA News Wire Columnist Three years after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., where a lone 20-year-old gunman wielding an assault weapon snuffed out 26 child and teacher lives, our nation has done shamefully little to protect children instead of guns. This week more than ten thousand people […]

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Woman found critically injured in road

Woman found critically injured in road

| December 28, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:45 a.m., Dec. 27, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a call of a person down in the roadway off 3700 Paulding Road in the Waterloo Gardens apartment complex. Multiple callers called city Dispatch advising that there was a body lying in the middle of the roadway.  Upon arrival […]

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