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The buzz: this week’s hot topics
1 more tweet, 1 more major policy change

Do you suppose President Trump will one day declare war on some other nation by announcing it on Twitter? He seems to have done everything else that way.The latest was to tweet this week that, from this day forward, transgendered people would be banned from the military. That was news to ...

As soon as you see a school bus, be prepared to stop

School opens in Fort Wayne on Aug. 15 and even earlier in some other cases. So be prepared for school buses on the roads on your way to work in the mornings and after school as well.We published a story in Friday's News-Sentinel about the Indiana State Police reminding motorists to stop for ...

Boaters rescued from dam

The Fort Wayne Fire Department rescued two people trapped in a boat that got stuck on the St. Joseph River dam early today.Firefighters arrived at 1 a.m. and found a boat with two people inside that was stuck at the dam at 3801 Anthony Blvd. N., according to a news release. A third person ...

Men sentenced in burglary witnessed by a neighbor

Two men were sentenced for their part in a burglary last October.Andria K. Mekki, 19, of the 2500 block of Oakridge Road, and Nabil K. Mekki, 24, of the 6500 block of St. Joe Road, each received a three-year executed sentence for an Oct. 28 burglary of a man's house. Andria Mekki also was ...

ISP warns motorists to stop for school buses

The Indiana State Police want to remind motorists to stop for school buses as school corporations begin a new year.ISP reports receiving numerous complaints about school bus stop arm violations from school corporations around the state. There are more than 16,000 school buses on the road in ...

Local man charged with rape for April incident

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man who in April allegedly raped a woman he knew.Timothy D. Osborne, 31, of the 500 block of Prospect Avenue, was charged Wednesday in Allen Superior Court with rape, a Level 3 felony; sexual battery, a Level 6 felony; and a misdemeanor count of ...

Friends of the Parks meeting

Friends of the Parks of Allen County will celebrate its 16th year with a member mixer for the annual Great Tree Canopy Comeback event 6-8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Memorial Park pavilion, 2301 Maumee Ave.Tom Cain will speak about the park, while officers of the organization will discuss the impending ...

Lutheran Health parent still open to buyers as losses continue

The parent company of Lutheran Health Network - which in May rejected a buyout bid from a group led by local physicians - said this week it remains willing to sell some of its assets even as financial losses continued for the fifth consecutive quarter.According to preliminary figures, ...

Japanese beetles wreaking havoc on local gardens

Q. I am finding Japanese beetles making lace curtains out of my cabbage. What is the best way to rid my garden of these pests?A. Lots of these critters are being seen this year. They aren't very picky and will go after a large number of plants and as you said, can make lace curtains and ...