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Trouble ahead for Nigeria as oil profits plummet

| February 2, 2016
Trouble ahead for Nigeria as oil profits plummet

(GIN)—Tumbling oil prices have been a gift to some but they’ve blown a huge hole in Nigeria’s balance sheet which some fear may set the once promising African economy into a tail spin. What could be worse than finding you have a trillion dollar budget gap and an insurgent group that threatens to hit whatever […]

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Gushing pipelines bombed by militants foul water, farms, fishing grounds

| February 2, 2016
Gushing pipelines bombed by militants foul water, farms, fishing grounds

(GIN)—Oil is spewing unchecked into delicate ecological systems in southern Bayelsa state,  Nigeria, after multiple bombings by militants in the area. Community leader Eke-Spiff Erempagamo told AP news that the spill was “massive—the biggest in years.” Fishermen said oil had flowed unchecked for two days. A spokesman for the Nigeria Agip Oil Company estimated a […]

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Walgreens robber caught on video

| February 1, 2016
Walgreens robber caught on video

FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Police detectives are asking the public’s help in identifying the robbery suspect captured in surveillance video footage during a robbery at a local pharmacy. At approximately 9:35 p.m., Jan. 14, a Fort Wayne police officer was dispatched to 222 E. Pettit, the site of Walgreens in reference to an armed robbery by a […]

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Pedestrian fatally injured in hit and run

| February 1, 2016
Pedestrian fatally injured in hit and run

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12:20 a.m., Jan. 31, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to pedestrian struck near the intersection of South Anthony Boulevard and East Hollis Lane. Officers arrived and located an adult male down in the roadway on South Anthony Boulevard. Officers immediately began performing CPR until medics arrived, who determined the […]

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Police officer, suspect exchange gunfire; neither injured

| February 1, 2016
Police officer, suspect exchange gunfire; neither injured

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:52 p.m., Jan. 30 an officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the area of Lewis Street and Hanna Street.  During the course of the traffic stop, the passenger of a stopped vehicle fled the scene on foot.  The officer pursued the suspect on foot eastbound on […]

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A conversation with a ‘super’ dad, student leader daughter

| January 28, 2016
A conversation with a ‘super’ dad, student leader daughter

Editor’s note: The following is the second part of a two-part presentation of an interview Eric Hackley conducted with Rodney Clark along with an interview with Clark’s daughter, Dymani, a third grade student leader. ERIC HACKLEY: I know from interviewing with your daughter one on one, that she has your same fire and enthusiasm. How […]

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Verizon supporting active military, veterans with easy-to-understand discounts

| January 28, 2016
Verizon supporting active military, veterans with easy-to-understand discounts

From Verizon News Service  We’re committed to serving those who serve our country, and are making it easier for active duty servicemembers and veterans to do business with Verizon. Starting today, the company is providing active, former and retired members of the military a 15% discount on postpaid monthly wireless service and eliminating the minimum […]

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African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

| January 28, 2016
African Americans and the ACA: Much accomplished, more to do

By Patricia Maryland NNPA News Wire Guest Columnist The passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) promised to improve the delivery of healthcare services in America—especially for historically disadvantaged communities that suffer high rates of chronic illness. The ACA has begun to deliver on that promise, but work still remains to ensure all who need […]

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Finding love in life’s broken chapters

| January 28, 2016
Finding love in life’s broken chapters

By Tony Rossi, Director of Communications, The Christophers St. Valentine’s Day tends to be filled with hearts and flowers, emphasizing the fun, romantic side of love. Hopefully, those gestures also reflect a deeper commitment, the kind that grounds relationships through good times and bad, in sickness and in health. Award-winning singer-songwriter Laura Story and her […]

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Obituaries: January 27-February 2, 2016

| January 27, 2016
Obituaries: January 27-February 2, 2016

Patricia Brabson was recently laid to rest.

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