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Society voluntarily changing ‘associations’

Society voluntarily changing ‘associations’

| June 13, 2016

By Rex Bell I started a construction business 42 years ago, and I’m still running it today. A couple of years ago, a woman called us about having some work done on her house. It was an extensive job, so I set up an appointment and met her one evening to discuss the project. About […]

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Message of universal brotherhood, sisterhood centerstage at Ali homegoing

Message of universal brotherhood, sisterhood centerstage at Ali homegoing

| June 13, 2016

By the Rev. Bill McGill Special Frost Illustrated Correspondent In an effort to make these observations authentic, I must greet all of you as Muhammad Ali would in the Arabic: “As-Salaam-Alaikum!”  Now for the uninformed it simply means “peace be unto you”, and it is certainly something our world needs to bring more abundantly into […]

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FWPD asking assistance in identifying robbery suspect

FWPD asking assistance in identifying robbery suspect

| June 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—Officials with the Fort Wayne Police Department are asking the public’s assistance and identifying a suspect captured in surveillance photos during a recent robbery attempt which occurred May 31, 2016. According to police reports, at approximately 12:17 a.m., May 31, an officer responded to the Phillips 66 located at 249 E. Rudisill Blvd. regarding […]

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Bogus jury duty calls surface In Allen County

Bogus jury duty calls surface In Allen County

| June 12, 2016

Court does not make phone calls, demand payments for missed jury duty ALLEN COUNTY—A persistent scam involving phone calls claiming that the recipient has missed jury duty and owes a fine have surfaced again in Allen County. The calls have been reported this week and originate from a 260 area code telephone number. An individual […]

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Several injured, one critically, in Anthony crash

Several injured, one critically, in Anthony crash

| June 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12 a.m., June 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 6900 block of South Anthony Boulevard in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and observed the crash involved a two vehicle rollover crash.  A Ford Mustang and a Dodge Caliber were the vehicles […]

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Child killed when father backs up car

Child killed when father backs up car

| June 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:50 p.m., June 8, Fort Wayne police responded to the report of a child being struck in the 300 block of Darrow Avenue. Once on scene along with fire and medic personnel the victim was quickly determined to be in critical condition and was rushed to a local hospital where she was […]

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Juvenile shot in Winter Street area

Juvenile shot in Winter Street area

| June 12, 2016

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:54 p.m., June 4, officers with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to multiple reports of gun shots in the area of 3200 Winter Street. Several callers reported hearing multiple gun shots, and then reported a vehicle had struck a house in the block. Officers arrived and located shell casings […]

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Turner Chapel Jazz Night explores gospel roots of contemporary music

Turner Chapel Jazz Night explores gospel roots of contemporary music

| June 12, 2016

Music fellowship gathering to feature performance of Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme FORT WAYNE—Local audience will get a glimpse of that gospel foundation to a number of classic types of American music during Turner Chapel AME Church Jazz Nite, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 25, in the basement hall of that the church, […]

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Killing Dylann Roof won’t kill white supremacy

Killing Dylann Roof won’t kill white supremacy

| June 12, 2016

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dylann Roof, the unrepentant racist who killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. is, without question, a monster. He prayed with people before reciting racist cants and annihilating people. After his heinous acts, it was discovered that he was a rabid racist who […]

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Former Detroit gang member now gang peacemaker

Former Detroit gang member now gang peacemaker

| June 12, 2016

By Michael H. Cottman, Urban News Service Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit—one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while encouraging young black men to end their lives of crime […]

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