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

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 5:43 pm

Flood of the Century

This week marks the 100-year anniversary of the 1913 Flood that is still considered one of the worst floods in Fort Wayne history. Check out part one of The News-Sentinel's two-part multimedia presentation of the flood and how it changed Fort Wayne. READ MORE

Woman shot to death on Fort Wayne street

Police say a woman was pulled off a Citilink bus Wednesday morning by an attacker, then shot to death. Hours later, police surrounded a home on Holton Avenue where police believe a suspect in her death is holed up – reportedly with a 3-year-old hostage. READ MORE

School board member to seek Pence's help against statewide school standards

Opponents of new federal education reforms – including at least one Fort Wayne Community Schools board member – Thursday are expected to ask Gov. Mike Pence to support legislation that would delay Indiana's adoption of the “Common Core” academic standards. READ MORE

Fort Wayne council digs into details of proposed tax increases

The Fort Wayne City Council is considering a proposed 0.50 percent increase to local income taxes. The proposal was among the options a special fiscal policy group suggested to help address the city's tight financial situation. READ MORE

Bishop Luers welcomes 20 students from Japan

Bishop Luers High School students are hosting 20 students from Fort Wayne's sister city of Takaoka, Japan. CLICK HERE, to check out this News-Sentinel video about how Bishop Luers students are learning more about Japanese culture as a result of this exchange program.

Harding great entering Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame

Former Harding player and the 1980 Mr. Basketball Jim Masters will be inducted into the Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame on Wednesday in Indianapolis. READ MORE

Kiel officially 'no longer part of the program' at Notre Dame

Brian Kelly had a lot of time invested in Gunner Kiel. But for the third – and without question this is the final time - the young quarterback has spurned the Notre Dame football coach. Kelly announced that the former Indiana Mr. Football winner has left Notre Dame. READ MORE