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‘God’s Drummer’ Jamont Simmons crosses over at 29

‘God’s Drummer’ Jamont Simmons crosses over at 29

| February 22, 2017

FORT WAYNE—The city’s arts community was shocked with the recent and unexpected passing of one of the Summit City’s brightest young musical stars. Jamont T. Simmons, went to his heavenly home on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Born on April 8, 1987, Simmons accepted Christ at Faith Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of his grandfather, […]

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Spotlight on Dr. Alan McGee

Spotlight on Dr. Alan McGee

| February 22, 2017

By Jeanie Summerville  What’s up, babies? It pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because he’s a very well known and loved person in the community and I thought, it was be nice for him to share with you about himself from the personal side such as, how he was as a child, […]

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Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

Obituaries: February 22-28, 2017 Edition

| February 22, 2017

Willie Mae “Willa” Hooks, transitioned from this earth on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Fort Wayne after a short illness. She was born on Jan. 13, 1951, in Akron, Ohio. She leaves to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 36 years, Richard Hooks of Fort Wayne; daughter, Shannon Hooks of Fort Wayne; grandchildren, […]

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2017 debutantes readying for Cotillion Scholarship Ball

2017 debutantes readying for Cotillion Scholarship Ball

| February 21, 2017

By Anita Dortch A Power Angel on assignment Fifteen young ladies who are juniors and seniors are scheduled to participate in the 15th Cotillion Scholarship Ball at 6 p.m., March 25 at IPFW International Ballroom. The are: (Standing) Shaneah Williams, 11th grader Horizon Academy; Jasmine Newsome, 12th grader at Luers; Maiyah Farrow, 12th at Cornerstone […]

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Caretaker sought in battery against man

Caretaker sought in battery against man

| February 21, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 8:34 a.m., Feb. 4, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an apartment in the 6300 block of Nina Drive regarding a battery in progress. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male inside an apartment suffering from head wounds. He was determined to be in serious condition and taken to […]

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Man arrested for battering woman in parking lot

Man arrested for battering woman in parking lot

| February 21, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:22 a.m., Feb. 15, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of 1500 West Main Street in reference to a disturbance.  A citizen called the police to report he could hear a female screaming for help in the area. Officers arrived on scene and located a male and […]

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Woman allegedly stabs girlfriend, girlfriend’s child

Woman allegedly stabs girlfriend, girlfriend’s child

| February 21, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:22 p.m., Feb. 10, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing at a home in the 2600 block of Oxford Street. Officers arrived and located an adult female and infant male who were both suffering from stab wounds. Both were taken to a local hospital, where the […]

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Man shot during alleged robbery; described perpetrator also shooting victim

Man shot during alleged robbery; described perpetrator also shooting victim

| February 21, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:25 p.m., Feb. 11, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Indiana State Police responded to a shooting at 4700 Jason Drive. The complainant party called police and advised that he had been shot in the head and robbed.  Upon police arrival officers located black suffering from a gunshot wound […]

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Sixteen-year-old dead from gunshot

Sixteen-year-old dead from gunshot

| February 21, 2017

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:20 a.m, Feb. 9, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of Diplomat Drive and Wayne Trace Avenue on the report of a man down. Once on scene, officers found an adult male down along the curb line in the 3200 block of Diplomat Drive. The unresponsive male, […]

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Marshall White honored with Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award

Marshall White honored with Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award

| February 15, 2017

FORT WAYNE—Visionary youth advocate, life coach and artist Marshall White was recently awarded the the prestigious Ian Rolland Courageous Leadership Award. White, founder and CEO of Unity Performing Arts Foundations, the umbrella organization of the world-renowned and world championship Voices of Unity youth choir, was recognized for his contributions to the youth of and people […]

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