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

Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 5:57 pm

Massive federal indictment filed against 2 men in aftermath of December raids

Two men charged in a federal indictment with multiple counts related to drugs and money laundering have made their initial appearances in court and will have another set of hearings Tuesday. Michael A. Fabini and Marshall Butler are the subjects of a 44-count indictment that was filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of Indiana's Fort Wayne division. READ MORE

Woman charged with 4 felonies in Roanoke fatal overdose

A Huntington County woman faces four felony charges related to the drug-overdose death of a woman in Roanoke last year. The arrest of Christy Oden, 40, who lives southeast of Huntington, came after a three-month investigation into the death of Annette Veach, 39, of Roanoke. READ MORE

2 charged with murder in shooting death of Fort Wayne man

Two men have been arrested and charged with murder in connection with the shooting death of a Fort Wayne man less than a week ago. According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, 27-year-old Augustus Marshall and 23-year-old Jose J. Lopez are currently in Allen County Jail. The two men are charged in the Feb. 23 death of Antonio Galvan III. READ MORE

Carpe Diem charter school conditionally approved, could open in August

Fort Wayne could have a new charter school as early as this fall – if all conditions set by the state's charter board are met. The Indiana Charter Schools Board during a Wednesday afternoon meeting approved the charter expansion of Carpe Diem Indiana by a vote of 5-1. READ MORE

Allen Superior Magistrate Linsky resigns after 14 years

An Allen Superior Court Magistrate has resigned after 14 years on the bench. Marcia Linsky submitted her resignation Tuesday, and her traffic and criminal misdemeanor caseload will be handled by other judges until the court's Criminal Division judges can appoint a successor, Court Executive Jerry Noble said. Although magistrates have authority similar to judges, they are appointed and are not subject to retention by the public. READ MORE

Fort Wayne's Cinema Center faces a choice: Go digital or go dark

They're still called “films,” but like almost everything else the movie business is quickly going digital. And the imminent demise of an old medium is causing big problems for small operators. “Fox (studio) phased out its 35mm prints in January and by the end of the year most of the studios will do it, too,” said Jonah Crismore, executive director of the Cinema Center at 437 E. Berry St. The Cinema Center's relatively modest annual budget of about $260,000 will be challenged to find the $60,000 or more a digital projector will cost – not that Crismore has a choice. Without the new technology, he knows, the Cinema Center risks going dark in the not-too-distant future or will have to resort to cheaper and less-detailed digital options. READ MORE FROM KEVIN LEININGER'S COLUMN

Chaulk surprises Komets with 1,000th career point

As equipment manager Shawn Dundon applies the masking tape and then the black marker to the game puck to commemorate the moment, several of Colin Chaulk's teammates are shaking their heads in the locker room. The veteran Komets center and team captain scored his 1,000th career point during Wednesday night's 5-4 overtime win over Toledo. "He didn't even tell anyone about it," left wing and linemate Matt Syroczynski said. "We had to find about it in the pre-game notes." READ MORE FROM BLAKE SEBRING'S COLUMN