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Renaissance Pointe block party photo gallery

Renaissance Pointe block party photo gallery

| July 15, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Renaissance Pointe Neighborhood hosted its First Annual Family & Community Block Party on July 11 on Hurd St. (Photos by Erma Belt) Read more about the event here.

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African Food Festival schedule for July 25 at St. Augustine

African Food Festival schedule for July 25 at St. Augustine

| July 14, 2015

FORT WAYNE—If you’re looking for a way to visit far off places and savor the flavor different cultures without breaking the bank don’t miss the Annual African Food Festival schedule for 12 noon to 5 p.m., July 25 at St. Augustine Lutheran Church, 3425 Crescent Avenue at the Holy Cross Lutheran campus. According to Fey […]

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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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Southeast city suffers from being ignored

Southeast city suffers from being ignored

| July 13, 2015

In reference to “Retail vacancy rate on the rise in the city” (a June 26 article in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette), I have lived on the southeast side of Fort Wayne for 53 years. This is the worst it has ever been. As if it isn’t sad enough we are not involved in any […]

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Access television icon Chief ‘Bob’ Ihrie transitions at 68

Access television icon Chief ‘Bob’ Ihrie transitions at 68

| July 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its pioneering media figures recently, shocking many supporters of public access television in the region. Chief James Robert “Bob” Ihrie passed away July 1. Born June 23, 1947, many in the community knew his work as public access coordinator for Access Fort Wayne—the Allen County Public Library’s public access […]

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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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Barricaded batter suspect escapes initial capture attempt

Barricaded batter suspect escapes initial capture attempt

| July 13, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 5:27 a.m., July 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2900 block of Cutter Cove in reference to a domestic battery investigation. Initial reports indicated the suspect was inside the residence with the victim and two children.  In addition, dispatch received information there were possibly firearms inside the […]

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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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