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

Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 6:17 pm

Man killed after gunbattle with Fort Wayne Police

“I watched it all.” That sentence was said by a woman who, as could be expected, seemed slightly dazed by the fatal police-action shooting she witnessed Thursday morning in a northeast-side neighborhood. Police Chief Rusty York said a 22-year-old man was killed after an early-morning gunbattle with officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department. READ MORE

No more gardens for Burmese at Fort Wayne apartment complex

Burmese residents living in Autumn Woods will no longer be able to grow their own vegetables behind their apartments. Due to a large number of citations from the city in 2012 to the management company, residents were told no more gardens were allowed and their plots were removed last fall. READ MORE

Couple left with no warning, no way to fight I&M substation near their home

When it comes to development, Indiana utilities have all the power in more ways than one, says Kevin Leininger in his Thursday column. READ MORE

Here's what it takes to design a giant basketball tourney at Spiece

Sure, the Bill Hensley Memorial Run-N-Slam All-Star Classic runs this weekend at Spiece Fieldhouse. It will bring in more than 2,200 top-quality players and countless college coaches hoping to find the next great star for their programs. Yes, that's important, but really, who cares? The cool thing is watching Tournament Director Chris Ponce stress out while putting the whole thing together. READ MORE

Canterbury-Homestead rivalry produces for worthy cause

Usually when the Canterbury and Homestead tennis teams play, the players push each other to their best performances. It's Fort Wayne high school sport's best rivalry as both schools are almost always ranked, and the sectional winner regularly advances to state. The play is always intense and very good. However, Homestead's 3-2 win in Wednesday's match doesn't matter as much as what the girls and their coaches accomplished before the first ball was served. READ MORE

New Haven's Monaghan retiring ... sort of

On Friday, Pat Monaghan will likely coach his final Northeast Hoosier Conference championships as a head coach. He is retiring as a social studies teacher and has asked the administration to look for a head boys track and field coach, a post he's held since 1972. Asked if he is retiring from coaching, Monaghan will only say that he needs time this a summer to step back and enjoy some time off. READ MORE

'Price is Right' games take center stage in live show at Embassy

“Come on down!” The popular TV game show — “The Price Is Right” — that made those three words famous stops here Sunday at Embassy Theatre. Well, yes and no. Yes, people picked from the audience will have a chance to play pricing games to win prizes, and, no, Drew Carey will not emcee Sunday's event. READ MORE