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Dead woman found wrapped in carpet

| November 28, 2016
Dead woman found wrapped in carpet

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 9:50 a.m., Nov. 26, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an alley located in the 3300 block of Wayne Trace in reference to a body that was lying in an alley. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they discovered what appeared to be a deceased female lying […]

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Eight arrested in gang unit raid

| November 28, 2016
Eight arrested in gang unit raid

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:17 p.m., Nov. 26, detectives with the Gang & Violent Crimes Unit of the Fort Wayne Police Department were conducting active surveillance on 6016 Guild Drive after receiving tips that this was an active gang house for the “150” gang. While conducting this surveillance, Detectives observed a lot of foot and vehicle […]

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Obituaries: November 23-29, 2016 Edition

| November 23, 2016
Obituaries: November 23-29, 2016 Edition

David A. Carnes was honored with a memorial service Thursday, Nov. 17 at Carmichael Funeral Service Inc. Mary M. Gaston, she answered the Lord’s call on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016. Born Sept. 21, 1931, in Clarks dale, Miss., she was the only child of the late Lewis and Sarah Williams. She was a homemaker for many […]

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Noted educator, education advocate Dr. Ernest K. Starks transitions at 57

| November 23, 2016
Noted educator, education advocate Dr. Ernest K. Starks transitions at 57

FORT WAYNE—The nation lost a revered educator and community figure when Fort Wayne native son Dr. Ernest Kent Starks made his transition on Nov. 4. He was 57. Affectionately known as “Ernie,” was a loving son, devoted father, brother, realize and friend. Born Jan. 1, 1959, Starks made his mark on the history books early […]

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Catholic bishops in Rwanda apologize for role in genocide

| November 22, 2016
Catholic bishops in Rwanda apologize for role in genocide

(GIN)—Twenty-two years after the genocide in Rwanda which took the lives of over 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus, the Catholic Church in Rwanda apologized this week for the church’s role in the slaughter. According to a report by the Associated Press, the prelates said they regretted the actions of those who participated in the […]

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Obama urged to squash sale of attack aircraft to Nigeria

| November 22, 2016
Obama urged to squash sale of attack aircraft to Nigeria

(GIN)—A former State Department official is warning against a drive by President Barack Obama to sell “as many as 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria” – a move which would pull the U.S. into more dangerous excursions on the continent. U.S. officials call the sale “a vote of confidence in Nigerian President […]

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FIFA weighs expulsion of Israeli clubs in occupied Palestinian land

| November 22, 2016
FIFA weighs expulsion of Israeli clubs in occupied Palestinian land

(GIN)—Rights organizations are pushing the international soccer association—FIFA—to crack down on Israeli soccer clubs who have settled in occupied Palestinian lands in violation of specific FIFA rules. Rights groups say that according to FIFA policy, teams can only play on the territory of another FIFA member with that member’s permission. The Israel Soccer Association  organizes […]

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Malian air force buys pricey French chopper to fight local jihadists

| November 22, 2016
Malian air force buys pricey French chopper to fight local jihadists

(GIN)—A fully-loaded “Super Puma” military helicopter is the latest addition to Mali’s beleaguered air force which has been struggling to defeat rebels in the country’s central and northern region. The Super Puma, a twin-engine, heavy lift helicopter, had been returned to the French Airbus company in October by a Texas-based operator that went bankrupt. The […]

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What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

| November 22, 2016
What you need to know about the NAACP’s war on charter schools

By James Clingman (NNPA Newswire Columnist) The call for a moratorium on charter schools by the NAACP is a case of “Throwing the baby out with the bath water.” While most black folks are concentrating on Hillary and Donald, the largest and oldest “Colored” organization approved an internal resolution calling for a halt to the […]

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Spiritually Speaking: If you woke up this morning, you need to read this

| November 22, 2016
Spiritually Speaking: If you woke up this morning, you need to read this

By James Washington (The Dallas Weekly, NNPA Member) The closest person in the world is responsible for this one. It’s all about praying and meditating in the morning. I have watched a personal transformation right before my very eyes. I’ve watched as the quest for the habitual has become the reality of ritual, so much […]

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