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Some folks working to cure the plague of violence in the community

Some folks working to cure the plague of violence in the community

| May 12, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report In recent weeks, Frost Illustrated has devoted significant attention to the rash of police killings of unarmed black men around the nation and protests aimed at holding rogue police officers and out of control police departments accountable for their actions. We also took the time to point out that black on […]

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Body of missing young woman found behind abandoned house

Body of missing young woman found behind abandoned house

| May 12, 2015

Fort Wayne police are investigating a body that was discovered inside a curbside trash bin Saturday afternoon in the rear of 2210 Eckart Street at approximately 2:50 p.m., May 2. A neighbor working in his yard adjacent to 2210 Eckart Street observed the trash bin and went to retrieve it to dispose of his yard waste when the discovery was made.

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Verizon, INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Launch Indiana HopeLine Drive

Verizon, INDYCAR, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Launch Indiana HopeLine Drive

| May 12, 2015

Racing fans invited to donate devices in May; $50,000 HopeLine grant going to immediate aid INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon, INDYCAR and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway recently announced joint participation in a HopeLine drive throughout May to raise critical funds and awareness of domestic violence prevention.  The drive invites racing fans to bring their no-longer-used wireless phones and accessories from […]

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‘Why are they more important than we are?’ asked Mr. 40ish

‘Why are they more important than we are?’ asked Mr. 40ish

| May 12, 2015

By DL Russell Stay with me on this one… The McDonald’s was crowded. I mean really crowded; I’d have to estimate more than 30 people stood on the customer side of the counter, all waiting on the food they had ordered and paid for. It was in the evening and because I didn’t have anything […]

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Woman arrested on meth charges

Woman arrested on meth charges

| May 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Shortly before 10 a.m., May 1, officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and detectives of the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant the 2600 block of Scotswolde Drive as part of an investigation into the manufacturing of methamphetamines. As a result of the search, […]

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Lafayette Marathon robbed; suspects caught on video

Lafayette Marathon robbed; suspects caught on video

| May 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking the public’s assistance in identifying suspects captured in  surveillance photos during a recent robbery. According to a report, police officers responded to 4226 S. Lafayette St. in reference to an initially unknown problem. Upon arrival, officers were told that an armed robbery had occurred at the Marathon […]

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New AG meets with Baltimore leaders, police, activists

New AG meets with Baltimore leaders, police, activists

| May 7, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent [Compiled from Pool Reports] WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Keeping her promise to ensure, “both strength and fairness, for the protection of both the needs of victims and the rights of all” in the criminal justice system, Attorney General Loretta Lynch traveled to Baltimore May 5, to meet with city officials, law […]

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Day care, Second Chance shelter founder, entrepreneur, community advocate Lydia Early crosses over at 80

Day care, Second Chance shelter founder, entrepreneur, community advocate Lydia Early crosses over at 80

| May 7, 2015

God’s got a blessing, waiting for you, if you do all the things, that He told you to, be honest, faithful, kind-hearted and true, God’s got a blessing, waiting for you.—-God’s Got A Blessing, by Lee Williams and the Spiritual QC’s FORT WAYNE—Surrounded by her loving family, Lydia Mae Early went home to claim her […]

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Police violence coverage takes mental toll

Police violence coverage takes mental toll

| May 7, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 black Americans–28 percent–making up a disproportionate number of the victims, according to Ferguson protester project Mapping Police Violence. But a growing number of medical experts say the damage inflicted extends far beyond […]

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Jury awards $8 million to family of black man who died after altercation with deputies

Jury awards $8 million to family of black man who died after altercation with deputies

| May 7, 2015

By Corey Arvin Special to the NNPA from BlackVoiceNews A Long Beach jury has awarded $8 million to the family of Daren Dwaine Burley, a 29-year-old father who died several days after an altercation with two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies in August 2012. On Dec. 31, a jury consisting of eight women and four men […]

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