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Mobile users in 461 cities today get 50 percent faster peak speeds at no extra cost—introducing Verizon LTE Advanced

Mobile users in 461 cities today get 50 percent faster peak speeds at no extra cost—introducing Verizon LTE Advanced

| August 30, 2016

Courtesy of Verizon Online News Center FORT WAYNE—Verizon announced today it has launched LTE Advanced technology to bring 50 percent faster peak wireless data speeds to more than 288 million people in 461 cities from coast to coast. Verizon LTE Advanced hits all the major cities, and covers loads of less-served places including highways, interstates, […]

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Area AME elder elected bishop

Area AME elder elected bishop

| August 30, 2016

The Rt. Rev. Anne Henning Byfield to head up 16th District covering Caribbean FORT WAYNE—The Summit City played host to one of the region’s history making women this past Sunday when newly-elected African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Anne Henning Byfield delivered the message during Sunday morning service at Turner Chapel AME Church on Aug. 28. […]

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FWPD takes on nine lateral transfers

FWPD takes on nine lateral transfers

| August 30, 2016

FORT WAYNE—On Aug. 22, Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed and Mayor Tom Henry welcomed nine lateral officers to the Fort Wayne Police Department. The nine officers, seven males and two females will begin their abbreviated training at the Public Safety Academy. Eight of these officers come from departments within the State of Indiana. The other […]

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Pastor Bennie York crosses over at 88

Pastor Bennie York crosses over at 88

| August 30, 2016

Hardworking servant pastor founded ministry for homeless FORT WAYNE—The city lost one of its most revered spiritual leadeers recently. Pastor Bennie York, 88, entered the presence of the Lord while surrounded by loved ones on Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Premier Health & Rehabilitation Center. Throughout his career in the ministry, the Rev. York, who […]

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New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

New tech device gives parents of teen drivers peace of mind

| August 26, 2016

By Jay Curry, Solutions Specialist, Verizon Wireless Back to school can be a scary time for parents of teen drivers. There are more cars on the road, more distractions and more chances for teens to sneak away where you maybe don’t want them to go. But, technology has the answer and it’s as simple as […]

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Friends of Bethany offers students grand send-off, scholarships, prayer

Friends of Bethany offers students grand send-off, scholarships, prayer

| August 24, 2016

Special to Frost Illustrated Courtesy of Friends of Bethany FORT WAYNE—Friends of Bethany recently gave a special send-off to two participants and junior volunteers. Angel Johnson, daughter of Phillip and Flora Johnson, will enter her second year at Howard University in Washington, D.C.  Angel is in an accelerated program as she pursues a Biology Bachelor […]

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Spotlight on  Soothin’ the Blues (with love) through The Cancer Club

Spotlight on  Soothin’ the Blues (with love) through The Cancer Club

| August 24, 2016

What’s up, babies? As always, I hope all is well with you and yours and that, you’re still taking time out of your days to bring yourselves some well deserved joy, beauty, happiness and some form of peace of mind. as we travel together, on our journey of love, to get to know one another […]

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Obituaries: August 24-30, 2016 Edition

Obituaries: August 24-30, 2016 Edition

| August 24, 2016

Dominique Williams, 23, of Fort Wayne and Ft. Myers, Fla., died Friday, Aug. 5, 2016. He was born Aug. 4, 1993, in Fort Wayne. Surviving are his mother, Kathleen Graham Smith and Rosston Smith; father, Willie Williams; siblings, Donovan and Alexandria Smith; grandparents, Lena Collett and George Miller, Willie Jones Williams and Gloristeen Shaw; and […]

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Saudi Temple #50 Saudi Court #121 post busy summer, fall schedule

Saudi Temple #50 Saudi Court #121 post busy summer, fall schedule

| August 22, 2016

By Regina Moore Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—A local masonic organization has been spending the summer offering support to various community endeavors and events. In May, Saudi Temple #50 Saudi Court #121 provided snacks for Waynedale Elementary School for a field trip. On June 4, the Temple gave away two bicycles—one boy’s and one […]

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A dream fulfilled: Meet Dr. Emmary Butler

A dream fulfilled: Meet Dr. Emmary Butler

| August 22, 2016

By Anita J. Dortch A Power Angel on Assignment I met Emmary when she entered 6th grade at Lakeside Middle School where I was the learning reader. During her tenure there, Emmary excelled academically and athletically.  She was a straight A student and played volleyball, basketball and ran track.  Her mother, Debra Butler was an […]

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