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Fort Wayne roundup: The News-Sentinel's top 7 stories from Tuesday

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013 05:31 pm
IPFW chancellor Vicky L. Carwein informed university employees Monday that the school will lay off 15.5 positions and not fill 24.5 current vacant positions in an attempt to deal with its budget deficit. The Fort Wayne college is facing a $8.5 million budget deficit entering next school year. READ MOREStudents from rival high schools Bishop Dwenger and Bishop Luers will come together this weekend in an effort to raise money for 15 high school students to travel to teach in Ghana during the summer. The Taste of Fort Wayne event will take place Saturday night and proceeds will go to financing students participating in the non-profit Teach on the Beach program. READ MOREThe News-Sentinel columnist Kevin Leininger examines how a Fort Wayne woman is battling the negative messages in rap music that she blames for violence in the black community. Check out what Linda Wade is doing to counter-act this problem and push for more positive messages for children in the Fort Wayne area. READ MOREFort Wayne Police had one person in custody after a shooting that left a man in critical condition Tuesday afternoon on the city's south side. Police found a man with at least one gunshot wound lying at the southwest corner of the intersection but have not yet released details about the person they arrested. READ MOREA Fort Wayne man faces a drug charge after police alleged he tried to hide drugs in his underwear during a traffic stop. Tremaine Barnett Jr., 29, of the 5400 block of Winter Street, has been charged with a Class D felony for possession of marijuana, hash oil, hashish, salvia, or a synthetic drug. READ MOREThe News-Sentinel columnist and Colts beat reporter Reggie Hayes examines what the Indianapolis Colts' signing of veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck means for current backup quarterback and Norwell graduate Chandler Harnish. READ MOREWith Indiana University set to open the NCAA Tournament and make its run at national championship, one of Hoosiers under-rated players needed for the team to make a deep run could be guard Remy Abell. READ MORE

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