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Ghana picks new leader who promises jobs, jobs, jobs

| December 14, 2016
Ghana picks new leader who promises jobs, jobs, jobs

(GIN)—In a surprise upset for incumbent President John Dramani Mahama, voters turned out strongly for opposition candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, whose campaign for the presidency gave hope to thousands of jobless Ghanaians. Mr. Akufo-Addo earned 54 percent of the vote, while Mr Mahama took 44%. It was the first time in Ghana that an opposition candidate […]

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South Sudanese activists warn of nation’s ‘catastrophic collapse’

| December 14, 2016
South Sudanese activists warn of nation’s ‘catastrophic collapse’

(GIN)—South Sudanese human rights activists are turning to open letters and opinion pieces to plead for intervention in the newly-independent east African nation that appears in danger of imminent collapse due to a brutal and endless war, the activists warn. “Ending the conflict will require more political courage than simply adopting a UN resolution,” wrote […]

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Beloved musician Thomas O. Brigham passes away at 63

| December 13, 2016
Beloved musician Thomas O. Brigham passes away at 63

FORT WAYNE—The sounds of silence sadly have replaced the voice of one of the community’s beloved musicians. Thomas O. Brigham, 63, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. A native of Indianapolis, Brigham retired from Norfolk Southern Railroad but continued to serve the community as an employee of Audiences Unlimited for […]

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If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

| December 13, 2016
If Donald Trump is serious about fighting terrorism, he should try rgistering white nationalists

By Bill Fletcher Jr. (NNPA Newswire Columnist) I have been trying to figure out how there can be any discussion of registering Muslims due to alleged national security concerns, when it is documented that the major source of terrorism in the United States since 9/11 has been white supremacists groups. The Southern Poverty Law Center […]

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Suicidal man safely brought out of home

| December 13, 2016
Suicidal man safely brought out of home

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:10 a.m., Dec. 9, Fort Wayne police responded to 4922 Stony Run Court on the report of a male subject threatening suicide. Officers arrived and were met by family members who indicated that the subject was in the home threatening to commit suicide by unknown means. Officers attempted to establish contact with […]

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One dead, one serious after shooting

| December 13, 2016
One dead, one serious after shooting

FORT WAYNE—On Sunday Dec. 11, at approximately 5:30 a.m. officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 3200 block of Diplomat Drive in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located two male victims outside in the parking lot suffering from an apparent […]

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Battle of the Badges of underway

| December 13, 2016
Battle of the Badges of underway

FORT WAYNE—The 22nd annual Battle of the Badges competition returns to Fort Wayne this December and the community is invited to help save lives in honor of local police, fire and EMS personnel by giving blood with the American Red Cross. Battle of the Badges is the longest-running local blood donation competition in Fort Wayne, […]

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Marathon robber’s identity sought

| December 13, 2016
Marathon robber’s identity sought

FORT WAYNE—The Fort Wayne Police Department is seeking the publics assistance and identifying a robbery suspect whose image was captured in surveillance photographs captured during a robbery at the Eddie’s Marathon, 4233 N. Clinton St., on Dec. 4. According to a police report, an officer responded to the business at approximately 10:56 p.m., in response to a […]

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Southeast Fort Wayne determines southeast Fort Wayne’s destiny

| December 13, 2016
Southeast Fort Wayne determines southeast Fort Wayne’s destiny

“One of best ways to take your power is to convince you that you don’t have any.” Public meetings were held with the community regarding the GE Campus future, but there was no public meeting to discuss southeast Fort Wayne community desired future for the Bowser Pump buildings. We, southeast Fort Wayne, are undervalued, underestimated […]

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One dead, another possibly shot in State Street incident

| December 13, 2016
One dead, another possibly shot in State Street incident

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:03 p.m., Dec. 6, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 1200 block of East State Boulevard in reference to a report of gunshots. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located a male outside near an alley suffering from an apparent gunshot wound. […]

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