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Fort Wayne roundup: The News-Sentinel's top 7 stories for Wednesday

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 7:06 pm

Fort Wayne man gets 60 years for shooting up ambulance

A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to 60 years in prison for spraying bullets at an ambulance and car, injuring four people, in September after a fight at a northeast-side nightclub. Traneilous L. Jackson, 24, pleaded guilty last month to four counts of attempted murder for opening fire on the ambulance – as well as a car following it – Sept. 9 as it transported a stabbing victim from the Piere's nightclub complex. READ MORE

Community Harvest Farm Wagon program brings fresh produce to needy

On a recent Friday afternoon 60 people stood in line in the parking lot of St. Peter Catholic Church on Fort Wayne's near south side. They were holding empty boxes and bags, shifting from foot to foot and stamping their feet. A truck from the Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana was parked in front of them. Every Friday at 2 p.m. the truck arrives, opens its back door, and distributes fresh produce, bread and juice to the waiting lines of hungry people. READ MORE

Fort Wayne Burmese center is evolving to embrace other immigrants

The Burmese Advocacy Center is evolving as it embraces other immigrants in the Fort Wayne area. The number of Burmese coming to the Fort Wayne area from overseas has dropped over the past few years. This year Catholic Charities can take up to 170 new Burmese, but Holly Chaille, director of the Catherine Kasper Place, said last year Catholic Charities was approved for a similar number and only about half actually came. READ MORE

FWCS students removed from bus with 'lookalike gun'

Two Fort Wayne Community Schools students were removed from a school bus early Wednesday after police received a report of a student armed with a weapon. The weapon was actually a lookalike gun, and the students at Lakeside Middle School, 2100 Lake Ave., were removed from the bus before it arrived at the school and driven to the school by another FWCS employee. READ MORE

Fort Wayne man conquers Mount Kilimanjaro

Fort Wayne native Mike Marker has climbed one mountain. Now he hopes, with the help of people's generosity, to climb another. Earlier this month, Marker was part of a group that climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa. His goal was to raise a dollar for each foot of the mountain's 19,340-foot-high peak, which would allow his Climb for Kids project to send 100 children to United Methodist Church summer camps this year. READ MORE

Gallery: The News-Sentinel's top photos for February

Komets hockey. Wintry weather. High school sports. The funeral of a beloved bishop. Here's a look at some of the best photos published in The News-Sentinel during February. READ MORE

Coming Thursday: Submit your questions for a live chat with food bank director

Jane Avery, executive director of Community Harvest Food Bank, will be available Thursday afternoon to answer your questions via The News-Sentinel live chat. The chat will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday. SUBMIT QUESTIONS HERE