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Bogus jury duty calls surface In Allen County

| June 12, 2016
Bogus jury duty calls surface In Allen County

Court does not make phone calls, demand payments for missed jury duty ALLEN COUNTY—A persistent scam involving phone calls claiming that the recipient has missed jury duty and owes a fine have surfaced again in Allen County. The calls have been reported this week and originate from a 260 area code telephone number. An individual […]

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Several injured, one critically, in Anthony crash

| June 12, 2016
Several injured, one critically, in Anthony crash

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 12 a.m., June 12, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 6900 block of South Anthony Boulevard in reference to a vehicle crash with injuries. Officers arrived on scene and observed the crash involved a two vehicle rollover crash.  A Ford Mustang and a Dodge Caliber were the vehicles […]

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Child killed when father backs up car

| June 12, 2016
Child killed when father backs up car

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:50 p.m., June 8, Fort Wayne police responded to the report of a child being struck in the 300 block of Darrow Avenue. Once on scene along with fire and medic personnel the victim was quickly determined to be in critical condition and was rushed to a local hospital where she was […]

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Juvenile shot in Winter Street area

| June 12, 2016
Juvenile shot in Winter Street area

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:54 p.m., June 4, officers with the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to multiple reports of gun shots in the area of 3200 Winter Street. Several callers reported hearing multiple gun shots, and then reported a vehicle had struck a house in the block. Officers arrived and located shell casings […]

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Gospel singer Kathy Taylor ministers to world through music

| June 12, 2016
Gospel singer Kathy Taylor ministers to world through music

By Jeffrey L. Boney (Houston Forward Times, NNPA Member) When you think of the best in the world of art, names such as John Biggers, Augusta Ossawa Tanner, Michelangelo, Rembrant, Vincent van Gogh and Leonardo da Vinci come to mind. Now when you think of the best artists in the world of gospel music, there […]

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Black men returned to job market in April

| June 12, 2016
Black men returned to job market in April

By Freddie Allen (NNPA News Wire National News Editor) The black unemployment rate ticked down from 8.9 percent in March to 8.8 percent in April and black men showed gains in the labor market, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department. The national unemployment rate was stagnant at five percent and the […]

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Turner Chapel Jazz Night explores gospel roots of contemporary music

| June 12, 2016
Turner Chapel Jazz Night explores gospel roots of contemporary music

Music fellowship gathering to feature performance of Coltrane’s ‘A Love Supreme FORT WAYNE—Local audience will get a glimpse of that gospel foundation to a number of classic types of American music during Turner Chapel AME Church Jazz Nite, scheduled for 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., June 25, in the basement hall of that the church, […]

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Killing Dylann Roof won’t kill white supremacy

| June 12, 2016
Killing Dylann Roof won’t kill white supremacy

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA News Wire Columnist) Dylann Roof, the unrepentant racist who killed nine people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. is, without question, a monster. He prayed with people before reciting racist cants and annihilating people. After his heinous acts, it was discovered that he was a rabid racist who […]

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Ask Carla: Is my ringback tone hurting my job search?

| June 12, 2016
Ask Carla: Is my ringback tone hurting my job search?

By Carla Lane (Houston Forward Times, NNPA Member) Dear Carla, I am currently in the market for a new job. I haven’t had much luck in getting interviews. It seems like all is well when I initially call, but then things don’t move forward. I also am getting a lot of missed calls from unavailable, […]

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Former Detroit gang member now gang peacemaker

| June 12, 2016
Former Detroit gang member now gang peacemaker

By Michael H. Cottman, Urban News Service Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit—one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while encouraging young black men to end their lives of crime […]

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