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Verizon confirms 200 percent wireless data usage increase at Indianapolis 500

| June 9, 2015
Verizon confirms 200 percent wireless data usage increase at Indianapolis 500

Courtesy of Verizon Wireless News Center INDIANAPOLIS—Verizon Wireless, a technology leader with the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network, confirmed that data usage by fans at the 2015 Indianapolis 500 saw a 200 percent increase on Race Day. Between social media, calls and texts, Verizon engineers confirmed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. […]

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Nigerian journalist shows mettle in unexpected face to face with Mugabe

Nigerian journalist shows mettle in unexpected face to face with Mugabe

(GIN)–A popular TV journalist caught visiting President Robert Mugabe of guard with a line of tough questioning at the recent inauguration of Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari. President Mugabe, looking frail and under the weather, had been surrounded by bodyguards in a convoy caught in traffic while approaching the inauguration ceremonies. In one unguarded moment, the […]

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Cascade of crises to occupy delegates at African Union summit

Cascade of crises to occupy delegates at African Union summit

(GIN)–Conflicts in Burundi and Libya, xenophobia, migration and terrorism will be high on the agenda at the upcoming African Union summit taking place this week in Johannesburg’s Sandton Convention Center, South Africa. Crisis hotspots in South Sudan, Mali, Kenya, Somalia and Nigeria are also expected to be taken up at the gathering of national leaders […]

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Zimbabwe health activist joins 500 in U.S. for Obama’s flagship Africa program

Zimbabwe health activist joins 500 in U.S. for Obama’s flagship Africa program

(GIN)–Where some business school graduates nurse dreams of wealth and glory, Vimbiso Mashumba has been building health care systems to help women and children in Zimbabwe. The young entrepreneur runs a rural clinic that combats high levels of mother to child transmission of HIV and other HIV related issues. She also co-founded a school-building program–Love […]

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Convicted South African ‘Blade Runner’ to be granted early release

Convicted South African ‘Blade Runner’ to be granted early release

(GIN)–Oscar Pistorius, an Olympic and Paralympic champion convicted of killing his girlfriend during a sleepover, is scheduled for release 10 months into his five=year prison sentence, local media is reporting. News of the early release was first shared with the family of Reeva Steenkamp, Pistorius’ model girlfriend who he claimed to have mistaken for an […]

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What’s behind your smile?

| June 9, 2015
What’s behind your smile?

By the Rev. Lakeya Stewart In many cultures, including American culture, a smile can say a lot.  I have seen angry individuals, and I mean angry, melt down and begin to cry in response to a genuine smile from someone who had once been classified as an enemy to them. I wonder what that was […]

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Young men display commitment to children with Father’s Day picnic

| June 8, 2015
Young men display commitment to children with Father’s Day picnic

FORT WAYNE—Don’t believe the negative hype. While much of the outside media seems fond of publishing stories about the plight of black children and the supposed  lack of fathers in their lives, some in the city want to set the record straight. From 12 noon to 5 p.m., June 13, a group of  young black […]

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Urban League site of two monthly grief support group sessions

| June 7, 2015
Urban League site of two monthly grief support group sessions

FORT WAYNE—Visiting Nurses hosts a Community Grief Support Group from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30  p.m., the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at the Fort Wayne Urban League, 2135 S. Hanna St. The group offers support to adults suffering from grief due to a loss from death. The facilitators for the group sessions are […]

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Man busted for taking infant to cocaine buy, leaving toddlers alone at home

| June 7, 2015
Man busted for taking infant to cocaine buy, leaving toddlers alone at home

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:19 a.m., June 5, detectives with the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit conducted a traffic stop near the intersection of Lafayette Street and McKinnie Avenue.  During the stop, officers observed a two-month old infant in the backseat with her father, 26 year old Michael Johnson. Johnson eventually told detectives that he had […]

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Man arrested after police find meth lab in warrant search

| June 7, 2015
Man arrested after police find meth lab in warrant search

FORT WAYNE—Just before 9 p.m., June 4,  members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Emergency Services Team and Detectives of the Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant in the 1100 block of Lake Pointe Cove in connection with the manufacturing of methamphetamines. Detectives discovered an active meth lab inside of the residence.  This […]

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