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Facial tattoo helps lead police to robbery suspect

Facial tattoo helps lead police to robbery suspect

| June 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:50 p.m., June 9, officers and detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an armed robbery at Arby’s, 408 E. Rudisill Blvd. The victims reported to the police that the perpetrator partially displayed a handgun which was in his sweatshirt pocket.  They said he pointed it at them through his […]

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Two arrested after warrant served on Kinsmoor

Two arrested after warrant served on Kinsmoor

| June 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 7:39 a.m., June 12, the Fort Wayne Vice/Narcotics Division and the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team served a narcotics search warrant at 711 Kinsmoor Ave. Detectives recovered large amounts of various illegal drugs, including: cocaine, Schedule II opiates, marijuana, synthetic drugs and three firearms resulting in criminal charges being leveled […]

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Armed man killed in police action shooting

Armed man killed in police action shooting

| June 17, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:46 p.m., June 13, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a residence located in the 2400 block of St. Mary’s Avenue in reference to a disturbance. As officers arrived on the scene, they received information that a male was at this residence in some type of disturbance prior to […]

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Obituaries: June 17-23 Edition

Obituaries: June 17-23 Edition

| June 17, 2015

  La’Mari Nathaniel Williams, infant son of Kiaira Monique Pratcher and Lionell Cordellro Williams Sr., was stillborn on Saturday, May 30, 2015.  

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Flag Day personal for veterans, families, all of us

Flag Day personal for veterans, families, all of us

| June 11, 2015

On 6 June 2015, I had the honor of attending the Memorial Services of Chief Master Sergeant (CMS) Dean A. DuVall, United States Air Force (USAF). My trip to Buffalo, Ind., near Monticello, was to represent U.S. Congressman Marlin Stutzman, as well as, in my position as chairman of the 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee of […]

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Time for young people to stop the violence

Time for young people to stop the violence

| June 10, 2015

By Julianne Malveaux NNPA Columnist I only recently embraced my status as an “elder.” Actually, I describe myself as an “episodic elder,” eager enough to take one of those lovely “senior” discounts when it serves my purpose, yet reluctant to turn in my party card. Elder status hit me upside the head, though, when a […]

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Death of black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse, cries for justice

Death of black woman after police encounter sheds light on mental health, police abuse, cries for justice

| June 10, 2015

By Charlene Muhammad Special to the NNPA from The Final Call LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com)–Alesia Thomas, a black mother with mental health challenges, ended up arrested, punched, kicked and dead after an encounter involving five white LAPD officers, but only one of them Mary O’Callaghan currently stands trial. Ofc. O’Callaghan could only serve a maximum of […]

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Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

Spotlight on poet author Malcolm Byers

| June 10, 2015

By Jeanie Summerville What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind.  On that note, it pleases me to bring to you this week’s spotlight because it’s […]

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Profile: Anthony J. Ridley: Retired Fort Wayne firefighter

Profile: Anthony J. Ridley: Retired Fort Wayne firefighter

| June 10, 2015

1.)  Describe the service that you offered? We were there for medical and fire runs, auto accidents, good intent calls (for example) you call us up because you’re concerned about your neighbor across the street.  Since she’s elderly and you haven’t seen her in a couple of days.  But first, the police will go by […]

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Obituaries: June 10-16 Edition

Obituaries: June 10-16 Edition

| June 10, 2015

Marc Duane Washington Sr., 64, of Fort Wayne, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015. Charles A. Suggs, 60, of Lancaster, CA (formerly of Fort Wayne) passed away Saturday May 29, 2015 at Antelope Hospital in Lancaster.

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