Crime & Safety

Woman robbed outside gas station after marijuana purchase; robber apologizes for ‘hard times’

Woman robbed outside gas station after marijuana purchase; robber apologizes for ‘hard times’

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects captured in surveillance photographs in regard to a robbery that took place at approximately 1:25 a.m., Feb. 11 outside the Marathon gas station on Spring Street. According to a police report, the victim said she went to the Marathon […]

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Man shot outside Piere’s dies; another injured

Man shot outside Piere’s dies; another injured

| March 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:03 a.m., March 15, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were working security outside of Pierre’s nightclub and had just finished clearing out a small fight in the parking lot as the club closed. Moments later, officers heard numerous gunshots erupt in the crowd, and made their way through hundreds of people, […]

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Missing Alzheimer’s sufferer sought

Missing Alzheimer’s sufferer sought

| March 19, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in  locating Dwayne Trim, an Alzheimer’s sufferer who, who was reported missing from the 9400 block of Camerwell Drive since 6:40 p.m., March 19. Mr. Trim is described as a white male, age 71. Officials said with falling temperatures coming, he is considered to […]

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Crime and Safety Report: March 18-24 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: March 18-24 Edition

| March 18, 2015

Six arrested in separate meth lab raids FORT WAYNE—Shortly after 3 p.m., March 5, officers of the FWPD Vice and Narcotics Division were called to a meth lab at the Quality Inn at 1734 W. Washington Center Road. The meth lab was neutralized by the FWPD Meth Suppression Unit. The following people were arrested in […]

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Ferguson police say community aided in arrest of shooting suspect

Ferguson police say community aided in arrest of shooting suspect

| March 15, 2015

Let us simply say that there seems to be some hope in Ferguson, and perhaps the nation. According to this story, the community played a role in the break in this case, demonstrating that most folks are not looking for an “us versus them” situation but rather want fair and just solutions. Again, there will […]

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Was Jimmy Breslin tipped off about Malcolm X’s assassination 50 years ago?

Was Jimmy Breslin tipped off about Malcolm X’s assassination 50 years ago?

| March 13, 2015

Did NYPD, FBI have prior knowledge of the murder? By Milton Allimadi and Colin Benjamin Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News Was the NYPD involved or did they merely know about the impending murder of Malcolm X and allow it to happen 50 years ago? Were some reporters, including famed scribe […]

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Two police officers shot in Ferguson  – CNN.com

Two police officers shot in Ferguson – CNN.com

| March 12, 2015

This type of “retaliation” will not help solve problems between the police and the community. A big question arises around this shooting: If the shots came from the hill as a number of witnesses report, it could indicate that some expert shooter was involved, given the seeming accuracy of the shooter. Anyone who has handled a […]

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Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

Gun Ownership And Racist Attitudes Are Linked, Study Finds

| March 6, 2015

Wow! Talk about courting serious controversy before the upcoming elections. While we understand there are probably some seriously misleading conclusions that can be taken from this study, we can’t help but anecdotally note some of the folks we’ve seen proudly packing over the years—particularly members of openly white supremacist movements. As the study does seem […]

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Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

| March 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent THIRD IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved Scripture, loved preaching, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: March 4-10 Edition

Crime and Safety Report: March 4-10 Edition

| March 4, 2015

19-year-old critically injured in crash FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:30 a.m., Feb. 24, Fort Wayne Police responded to the report of a vehicle crashing into a tree in the 2600 block of Belle Vista Boulevard. Once on scene police, fire and medics found a single vehicle occupied by the driver, 19-year-old Patrick Alan Payton III, which […]

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