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NFL case sparks debate on spanking

NFL case sparks debate on spanking

| October 8, 2014

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As the NFL’s 2014 season warms up, Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, prepares to face charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. A week prior, news surfaced that he had spanked his four-year-old son with a switch, resulting in major bruises and lacerations on his legs, […]

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Crime and Safety Report: Oct. 8-14 Edition

| October 8, 2014

Police seek identity of BP station armed robbers FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking the public to assist us in the robbery investigation of the of the Sparky Mart BP Station located at 4935 Bluffton Road. Police officials are hopeful that someone might recognize something unique about the mannerisms, physical shape, or even […]

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Be more vocal about asthma

Be more vocal about asthma

| October 8, 2014

By Gerald W. Deas, M.D. The voice box is located in the center of the neck. Two structures making up this box are the vocal chords, which are two folds of tissue that protrude from the sides of the box to form a narrow slit which allows air to pass through. When air passes between […]

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Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

Obituaries: October 8-14, 2014 Edition

| October 8, 2014

Freda Mae Blanks, of Fort Wayne, passed away Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. A Celebration of Life is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at Parkview Field Lincoln Financial Event Center, 1301 Ewing St., with fellowship time at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Dream Catcher’s Program at Heritage […]

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Community must do better job of supporting its own

| October 7, 2014

My wife and I are very strong supporters of the African American newspapers.  We are aware that one of the most serious issues facing the American people is the lack of respect that we have been trained to practice in interacting with each other. Some of us may have been more fortunate than others in life and […]

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Free student tickets available for A Lesson Before Dying

Free student tickets available for A Lesson Before Dying

| October 7, 2014

FORT WAYNE—First Presbyterian Theater, 300 W. Wayne St., is now accepting reservations for free student tickets to its upcoming performance, A Lesson Before Dying. Written by Romulus Linney and directed by Thom Hofrichter, the play is based on the Oprah Book Club novel by Ernest J. Gaines, author of The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. […]

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An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation

An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation

| October 7, 2014

An officer’s betrayal: Decorated black FWPD officer fights for job, reputation Son defends father’s service to department, community Editor’s note: Over the years, Fort Wayne Police Officer Frederick “Fred” Rogers Sr. has earned a reputation as one of the city’s most well-known law enforcement officials. During his tenure in the Detective Bureau, Rogers compiled a […]

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Fort Wayne’s first Bachelor Auction coming to Legion Post 148

| October 6, 2014

Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Order a special designer drink and a get a paddle (a bidding paddle, get your mind out of the gutter) because the bachelor auction will be open at the American Legion Post 148, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Oct. 10, during the Fall Scholarship Festival. Several men in our […]

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City’s oldest weekly rebuilds after theft (WANE.com)

City’s oldest weekly rebuilds after theft (WANE.com)

| October 6, 2014

By Eryn Rogers Courtesy of WANE-TV FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne’s oldest weekly newspaper is bouncing back after a theft earlier in the summer froze the paper’s account. However, after an outpouring of the community’s help, Frost Illustrated is back in business. Frost Illustrated was founded back in 1968. Earlier this year, an […]

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Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

Justice Department urged to stay focused on police killings

| October 4, 2014

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Officials from the National Action Network, the National Urban League the National Bar Association, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and other civil rights groups have urged the Justice Department to remain focused on the deaths of Michael […]

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