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

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 - 5:31 pm

IPFW to cut 15.5 jobs to meet budget

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 MORE

Fundraiser to help Luers, Dwenger students teach in Ghana

Students 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 MORE

'They're making murder trendy' – and Fort Wayne woman is fighting back

The 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 MORE

Fort Wayne Police arrest 1 in 'critical' shooting

Fort 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 MORE

Fort Wayne man arrested after marijuana found in underwear

A 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 MORE

More waiting for Harnish as Colts sign Hasselbeck

The 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 MORE

Indiana's Remy is very Abell off the bench

With 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