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Churches urged to engage in non-partisan effort to get out vote

| March 23, 2015 | Reply
Churches urged to engage in non-partisan effort to get out vote

Dear Community Partners: Not just a difference, but we can make the difference. As a city of churches, we, Fort Wayne have the power to make the 2015 elections count—for our children, our community and our church. It is our legacy! We must not waste this opportunity to give voice to our needs and concerns. […]

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Record number of former workers without benefits

| March 23, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–With no federal unemployment insurance and rapidly disappearing state coverage, the percentage of people benefiting from unemployment insurance is at its lowest level in more than three decades, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), a Washington, D.C.-based think tank focused on low- and […]

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Increased black home ownership would slice wealth gap

| March 23, 2015

By Freddie Allen NNPA Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Researchers studying the effects of public policy on the racial wealth gap estimated that the median wealth of black households would rise 451 percent if blacks owned homes at the same rates as whites. “With policies that advance the rate of black and Latino homeownership to the […]

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Jail population overlooked in reform efforts

| March 23, 2015
Jail population overlooked in reform efforts

By Freddie Allen Senior Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–In a system that is often overlooked by the public and misused by law enforcement, blacks account for more than one-third (36 percent) of the jail population, according to a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice, a nonpartisan research and policy group. The report titled, “Incarceration’s […]

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The Rescue Mission to host Sixth Annual Charis House Gala

| March 23, 2015

FORT WAYNE—On May 1, The Rescue Mission is scheduled to host the Sixth Annual Charis House Gala live and silent auction to benefit Charis House, the Mission’s shelter for homeless women and children. This year’s theme is “Real Hope Through Real Change”. The event is scheduled to take place at the Ceruti’s Banquet and Event […]

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Man pronounced dead at scene of traffic incident

| March 21, 2015
Man pronounced dead at scene of traffic incident

FORT WAYNE—A Fort Wayne police officer reported that while on routine patrol driving in the area of Auburn Park Drive and Kelley’s Landing at approximately 9:33 p.m., March 13, he heard a loud noise coming from a vehicle engine and observed a vehicle leaving the roadway and driving through the grass of a nearby business.  The […]

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Man found critically injured at bottom of stairs

| March 21, 2015
Man found critically injured at bottom of stairs

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 6:47 p.m., March 15, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Lynn Avenue reference the report of a male victim that was found unresponsive. Witnesses reported they located the victim inside his apartment lying at the bottom of the stairs.  Officers arrived on scene and found […]

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Six local liquor stores hit by bogus credit card schemer

| March 21, 2015
Six local liquor stores hit by bogus credit card schemer

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the theft suspect captured in surveillance photographs from various Cap N Cork stores in the city. The suspect is alleged to have used stolen or fake credit cards and IDs to make the purchases. According to police reports, the thefts happened […]

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Immediate job opening: Part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard

| March 20, 2015
Immediate job opening: Part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard

FORT WAYNE—Biggs Property Management is looking for a nighttime part-time tenant liaison for The Courtyard, 530 Home Ave., an apartment community targeted to those aged 18 to 25 who are aging out of the foster-care program, homeless or at the risk of becoming homeless. Responsibilities include providing social activities, advisory services, positive engagement, personal growth […]

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North end Walgreen’s pharmacy robbed

| March 20, 2015
North end Walgreen’s pharmacy robbed

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect  captured in surveillance photographs during a robbery at approximately 11:46 a.m., March 18 at the Walgreen’s located at 2410 N. Coliseum Blvd. An officer investigating the robbery said a pharmacy employee said she was at the counter when a […]

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