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‘State of the 6th District’ speech will be March 17

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City Councilman Glynn Hines, D-6th, will give his annual State of the 6th District speech on Saturday, March 17, at Link’s Wonderland, 1711 E. Creighton Ave. The 2018 briefing will begin at 9 a.m. with breakfast, followed by the speech at 10 a.m. The address will focus on the improvements ...

You can now view trails in Fort Wayne and Indiana on Google Maps

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Now you can view images of your favorite Indiana parks and trails on Google Maps. The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has collected images of local trails and pathways in partnership with Google Maps. In 2016, the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) partnered with Google ...

Documents: Plan to get $10,000 purse ended with 2 dead

Indiana State News

LIGONIER, Ind. (AP) — Court documents say a man told investigators he fatally shot two people in northern Indiana while trying to retrieve a Prada purse worth nearly $10,000. The (Kendallville) News-Sun reports 35-year-old Michael Johnson of Fort Wayne told investigators that he shot ...

Police: Man brandishing guns fatally shot at tax business

Indiana State News

LAWRENCE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a man who walked into a suburban Indianapolis tax preparation shop with a gun in each hand was fatally shot by a company employee. Police in Lawrence say 25-year-old Antonio Bertram, of Indianapolis, said "What's up?" before he was shot around midday ...

Indiana city settles excessive force lawsuit for $15K

Indiana State News

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The city of South Bend has agreed to pay a man $15,000 to end a federal lawsuit alleging that a police officer used excessive force while arresting him during a 2014 traffic stop. The lawsuit filed on behalf of Thomas Stevens alleges that Stevens became concerned of ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: March 9 in photos

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News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

New program will promote and pay for public art in Fort Wayne

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There could soon be a lot more artwork of all sorts scattered throughout town thanks to a new program unveiled Thursday. An ordinance will be introduced at Tuesday's City Council meeting calling for the creation of the Public Art Program to be overseen by a 13-member volunteer commission made ...

ACLU of Indiana sues county over ‘not my mayor’ sign

Indiana State News

WINCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana has filed a lawsuit against a county after a resident was ordered to remove a sign from her yard expressing opposition of an elected official. Betty Ashley of Winchester has had a sign in her front yard for the past ...

Bill aims to remedy Indiana’s teacher shortage

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new bill aims to remedy Indiana's teaching shortage by allowing public schools to fill up to 10 percent of their teaching staff with unlicensed teachers. The bill passed the Senate on a 35-12 vote and cleared the House 66-29. It was modified since it passed the Senate. ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: March 8 in photos

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News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

2017 BBB data: Online purchase scams are the riskiest type of fraud

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Online purchase scams are now the riskiest form of consumer fraud, according to a new report from the Better Business Bureau. In 2017, consumers reported more than 47,000 scams to BBB Scam Tracker BBB analyzed this information using its unique BBB Scam Risk Index to determine the riskiest scams ...

Byron Health Center seeks approval for move to Lake Avenue

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Confirming a story first reported by The News-Sentinel in January, the Byron Health Center has asked the city's Board of Zoning Appeals to move from its 12101 Lima Road site to 15 acres at Lake Avenue and Beacon Street it plans to buy from Crossroad Child & Family Services. Byron serves ...