Crime & Safety

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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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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