Stabbing victim upgraded to fair

A man taken to a hospital in critical condition after being stabbed was upgraded to fair condition Tuesday, according to police.

Officers responded to the report of a stabbing at 5:30 p.m. Monday at a home in the 600 block of Putnam Street, according to police spokesman Michael Joyner. Officers found the victim, Richard A. Moore, 41, outside the home and suffering from a stab wound to his neck.

His son Richard A. Moore II, 20, was charged with attempted murder in connection with the crime, according to police.

Man arrested on criminal recklessness charges with weapon

Fort Wayne Police responded to a call of shots fired at 8:20 p.m. Monday in the 1300 block of Wabash Avenue, where a police officer saw a man run out of the rear of a residence, throw his arms up in the air, shout and run back into the residence, according to a police report.

Police tried to coax the man back outside but he refused. After hearing a shot fired inside the residence, the Emergency Services Team and Crisis Response Team responded to the barricaded subject situation. After their arrival, the man, Brijido Nieto Jr., 40, walked out of the house.

Police then cleared the residence, which included Nieto’s girlfriend and her daughter. Police found blood throughout the residence and several shotgun shells and casings, but did not elaborate on whose blood was found, according to the report.

Nieto was arrested on preliminary charges of criminal recklessness committed with a deadly weapon, Level 6 felony.

Genealogy Center offers workshops at library

The Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library, 900 Library Plaza, offers workshops to help improve genealogy research skills:

* Skeletons in the Closet: Discovering a Difficult Past – 1 p.m. Sunday, Genealogy Center’s Discovery Center.

* What Doesn’t Kill Us: Historical Illnesses and Causes of Death – 6:30 p.m. Monday, Genealogy Center’s Discovery Center.

* An Ancestor’s Death – A Time for Reaping – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Genealogy Center’s Discovery Center.

* Using the Genealogical Proof Standard and DNA as Power Tools and Problem Solvers – 2:30 p.m. March 8, Genealogy Center’s Discovery Center.

* Genealogy of Beer and Beer Styles with Chapman’s Brewing Co. – 6:30 p.m. March 9, Chapman’s Brewery Taproom, 819 S. Calhoun St.

* Out of the Box Questions and the Methodology to Answering Them – 2:30 p.m. March 10, Genealogy Center’s Discovery Center.

* Moody, Tearful Night Come Alive – 10 a.m. March 11, Allen County Public Library’s theater.

Visit for more details.

Drug, alcohol treatment center to open

Hickory House, Indiana’s newest and most comprehensive drug rehabilitation and alcohol addiction treatment center will open Friday in Greenfield.

The rehab center will treat adult men and women and offers private rooms for up to 15 patients. <br>