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President Obama commemorates lives of those lost in 9/11 terrorist attacks

| September 12, 2016
President Obama commemorates lives of those lost in 9/11 terrorist attacks

ARLINGTON, Virgina—At 9:43 a.m., Sept. 11, 2016, President Barack Obama issued the following statement during a public at the Pentagon to commerated those whose lives were lost during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon: Good morning.  Scripture tells us, “Let not steadfast love and […]

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Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

| September 12, 2016
Black unemployment rate falls to 8.1 percent in August

By Freddie Allen (NNPA Newswire Managing Editor) The unemployment rate for black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. Even though the black jobless rate has decreased more than a percentage point since last year (9.4 percent in August 2015), […]

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Three dead, one critical after incident at Holton Avenue house

| September 11, 2016
Three dead, one critical after incident at Holton Avenue house

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:55 a.m., Sept. 11, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 3000 block of Holton Avenue on a report of an unknown problem. Officers arrived and located four victims inside the residence: two women and one man who were pronounced deceased on the scene; and one […]

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Arrest made in Lewis Street triple homicide

| September 11, 2016
Arrest made in Lewis Street triple homicide

Two teens held as murder suspects FORT WAYNE—Local police officials have arrested two suspects in a triple-murder case that rocked the city and made national headlines earlier this year. On Sept. 10, officials from the Fort Wayne Police Department announced that they had arrested two 19-year-old men in connection with the murders of three members […]

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Film Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

| September 9, 2016
Film Review: ‘Hell or High Water’

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “I been poor my whole life. It’s like a disease.” And with that thought in mind, two brothers, Toby (Chris Pine, Star Trek’s Captain Kirk) a divorced dad and Tanner Howard (Ben Foster, “Lone Survivor”) an ex-con, go on a bank-robbing spree in rural, arid West Texas where […]

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Dr. Mary Wilger joins Visiting Nurse

| September 9, 2016
Dr. Mary Wilger joins Visiting Nurse

FORT WAYNE—Visiting Nurse recently announced that Dr. Mary Wilger has joined the medical team of Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road in Fort Wayne. Dr. Wilger, a Milwaukee native, has been hired as the associate medical director of the 128-year-old hospice. She is an emergency medicine physician and has been practicing in Fort Wayne since 1999. […]

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Film review: ‘Southside With You’

| September 9, 2016
Film review: ‘Southside With You’

By Dwight Brown (NNPA Newswire Film Critic) “Thought he was just another smooth talking brother?” says an inquisitive Chicago mom. She’s repeating the words her daughter used to describe a colleague she’s meeting for a first date. Never have eight words been so inaccurate. That “he,” is a twenty-something Barack Obama. The daughter is Michelle […]

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Indiana Wesleyan University may accept ITT transfer credits IWU has more than 80 online and onsite degree programs for adults

| September 9, 2016
Indiana Wesleyan University may accept ITT transfer credits IWU has more than 80 online and onsite degree programs for adults

MARION, Ind.—Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), which has a generous transfer policy for adult and online students, has announced that it may accept up to 62 credit hours from ITT Technical Institute students who are left searching for options after ITT announced on Tuesday that it was shutting down its academic operations. IWU—a nonprofit, regionally accredited […]

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Former sheriff’s deputy, city supervisor Eddie Singleton crosses over at 87

| September 9, 2016
Former sheriff’s deputy, city supervisor Eddie Singleton crosses over at 87

HAZLEHURST, Miss.—Eddie Lee Singleton, 87, formerly of Fort Wayne, passed on to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016, in Hazlehurst, Miss. Singleton a member of the Allen County Sheriff’s Department, and St. Mary’s Catholic Church and its choir. A long-time employee of the City of Fort Wayne, who worked in various supervisory […]

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Pilgrim Baptist to host special worship service for Back to Church Sunday

| September 9, 2016
Pilgrim Baptist to host special worship service for Back to Church Sunday

FORT WAYNE—“Back to Church Sunday,” part of a national movement of churches across America, is scheduled to be held at Pilgrim Baptist Church at 11 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 18. Everyone is welcome to attend. National Back to Church Sunday, (www.backtochurch.com) is an initiative that is “Inviting America Back to Church.” It seeks to reach the […]

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