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

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Friday, March 08, 2013 05:16 pm
Michael Fabini drug-trafficking trial set for April 30A jury will begin hearing the government's case against Michael Fabini, a Fort Wayne man charged with a litany of drug trafficking and money laundering crimes, on April 30 unless he pleads guilty. Fabini, who entered an initial plea of not guilty Tuesday on 44 charges, is scheduled for a two-week trial. He has a deadline of April 16 if he wishes to plead guilty. READ MORE

Imagine Schools find out appeal dates for charter revocation

Two local charter schools have been notified when their appeals will be heard by Ball State University regarding the potential revocation of their charters. Imagine MASTer Academy will have its appeal heard April 4, while Imagine Schools on Broadway will have its appeal heard April 16, according to Rachel Cirullo, a spokeswoman for Imagine Schools. READ MORE

Officer cleared in February shooting death of robbery suspect

An officer with the Fort Wayne Police Department will not face charges in the shooting death of a man suspected in the robbery of a pharmacy who then reportedly pointed a weapon at pursuing officers. According to a news release issued Friday by the Allen County Prosecutor's Office, the officer – identified shortly after the shooting by the police department as Officer Jeffery E. Burkholder Sr. – was justified in using deadly force against Stephen O'Neal Wattley II. READ MORE

Man receives 56 years in fatal 2012 shooting

A man convicted in February of shooting another man to death in 2012 was sentenced Friday to 56 years in prison. Allen Superior Judge John Surbeck sentenced AC James Jr. to 55 years for a murder conviction and 1 year to be served consecutively for a conviction on a count of criminal recklessness. READ MORE

Fort Wayne Snow Removal says it's giving customers refunds

More than two dozen customers of Fort Wayne Snow Removal have filed complaints with the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana. Still other unhappy customers are taking complaints to social media and even to the Indiana Attorney General's Office. They say their driveways and sidewalks haven't been shoveled and that the company's phones and emails don't appear to be functioning, and that they don't hear back when they do get messages through. READ MORE

Careers together winding down for Northrop's Scott twins

Brenton and Bryson Scott have a wealth of childhood memories of playing sports together. From preschool to Upward League to playing at Maple Creek Middle School, the twins never faced off against each other in game competition. Sure, the two would play pick-up and one-on-one against one another, but never, not even in other sports, such as football or baseball, would the two be separated. READ MORE

In his words: Colts quarterback Chandler Harnish

Chandler Harnish enters his second NFL season with the Indianapolis Colts, and plans to be more prepared and competitive than he was as a wide-eyed rookie. He took time out from training to speak to the Norwell Football Club banquet Thursday at Lighted Gardens, renewing old friendships with fans who remember him well as a standout Norwell quarterback. READ MORE


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