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Business Profile: Herbert Coats: Pastor, family man, entreprenuer

| May 28, 2015
Business Profile: Herbert Coats: Pastor, family man, entreprenuer

By Jeanie Summerville Herbert Coats is the owner of Coats & Coats Insurance Inc.  He can be reached via telephone (260) 705-1308 and email hcoats1@icloud.com.  His hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 noon Saturdays and by appointment. 1.)  What is your profession and how long have you […]

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Tom Brady deserves to be punished

| May 28, 2015
Tom Brady deserves to be punished

By Omar Tyree NNPA Columnist I woke up recently to another bomb of sports news dropped on the NFL: “Four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback, Tom Brady, has been suspended for the first four games of the 2015 season. The New England Patriots will lose a first round draft pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and […]

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Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

| May 27, 2015
Life legacy of Malcolm X—‘our shining black prince’ celebrated at Weisser Park

  FORT WAYNE—Members of the community celebrated the legacy and message of liberation and pride taught by the late Malcolm X—el-Hajj Malik el-Shabazz—at a commemorative event, May 19, at Weisser Park Community Center, on what would have been the visionary leader’s 90th birthday. People of all ages marked the important date in history in a […]

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Obituaries: May 27-June 2 Edition

| May 27, 2015
Obituaries: May 27-June 2 Edition

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Area middle, high school scholars inducted into National Achievers Society

| May 27, 2015
Area middle, high school scholars inducted into National Achievers Society

FORT WAYNE—Scholarship has its rewards, including a bright pathway to the future. Just ask the 70 students recently inducted into the National Urban League’s National Achievers Society. Each year, various Urban League affiliates—including the Fort Wayne Urban League—honors “minority” middle and high school students working toward academic excellence. Students who maintain a GPA of 2.7 […]

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Former Urban League Director Cheryl Richard-Townsend crosses over at 65

| May 26, 2015
Former Urban League Director Cheryl Richard-Townsend crosses over at 65

FORT WAYNE—The community lost one of its stalwart civil rights champions earlier this month with the passing of a former Urban League executive. Cheryl Lavon Richard-Townsend, 65, of Fort Wayne, passed away on May 9, 2015. Born, Jan. 12, 1950, in Fort Wayne, Richard-Townsend was a retired consultant for Achieve Global International based out of […]

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Police defuse potential suicide suspect after man’s breakup with girlfriend

| May 26, 2015
Police defuse potential suicide suspect after man’s breakup with girlfriend

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:05 p.m., May 18, Fort Wayne police responded to the 500 block of W. Essex Drive on the report of a domestic disturbance with a male armed with a firearm. Once on scene, officers learned that the male had threaten to kill himself as a result of a recent breakup with his […]

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Eldridge speaks to ‘Little People’ about starting your own business

| May 26, 2015
Eldridge speaks to ‘Little People’ about starting your own business

By Roxanne Charlton Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Graphic designer George L. Eldridge Jr. visits Christ Church of Faith’s “Little People’s Church” class to speak on his achievements and the joys and challenges of starting your own business. The “Little People’s Church” is under the leadership of Bishop Clarence and Pastor Margie Eldridge, Moderator Garfield […]

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Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

| May 26, 2015
Pedestrian killed in traffic accident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:55 p.m., May 16, Fort Wayne police responded to the 7200 block of Knightswood Drive in reference to a report of a motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian. On scene, officers found the victim down in the street suffering an apparent head injury. He was transported to a local hospital where he […]

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Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

| May 26, 2015
Police investigate suspected heroin overdoses on north side of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department and Allen County Coroner’s office are presently investigating three deaths that have occurred in less than 24-hours as a result of suspected heroin overdose. The deaths have all occurred in the northwest central area of the city. The potency of the heroin being sold on the streets is such […]

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