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Capt. Kevin Hunter of the Fort Wayne Police Department's Vice/Narcotics Division, shows a bag of "spice," a drug that is stronger than just merely being a synthetic marijuana because makers are now adding opioids such as Fentanyl. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of The News-Sentinel)

5 takeaways from Fort Wayne health, police discussion on opiates

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Fort Wayne and Allen County police and health officials gathered Wednesday at Three Rivers Ambulance Authority to discuss the opioids problem in the community. Opioids are painkillers that include heroin as well as brand-name prescription drugs Vicodin and Percocet. That's what can make them so ...

Fort Wayne rally to demand hate crime laws

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A rally called Fort Wayne Demands Hate Crime Laws will be held 2:30-3:30 p.m. Saturday at Allen County Courthouse Green. The rally is connected to the June beating of a 15-year-old black boy in New Haven. The boy's mothers attended an August peace rally in Fort Wayne and said they had moved the ...

A billboard displays a phone number for the National Human Trafficking Hotline in Las Vegas.  (Associated Press file photo)

FBI sex trafficking operation impacts Fort Wayne, official says

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The FBI, along with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, announced Wednesday that 84 minors were recovered and 120 traffickers were arrested during a nationwide operation focused on stopping underage human trafficking. Several traffickers were identified and/or arrested in ...

Man shot, brought to Fort Wayne hospital, police say

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A man who was shot was brought by two Huntington friends to a Fort Wayne hospital for treatment early Tuesday morning, police say. A Fort Wayne Police officer working part time at the hospital was alerted at around 2 a.m. to a car with two men standing outside it and a passenger who had a ...

Williams (Photo courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff's Department)

Fort Wayne man accused of dealing heroin

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A Fort Wayne man was arrested after the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant Wednesday in the 7400 block of Hickory Creek Drive. Narcotics detectives received information that someone at the address was dealing ...

Interstate traffic to slow beginning Monday

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Motorists can expect rolling slow-downs and ramp closures on Interstates 69 and 469 beginning on or after Monday, Oct. 23, weather permitting, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation. The slow-downs will allow contractors for American Electric Power to remove and replace cables ...

Child found safe, police say. (Photo courtesy of Indiana State Police)

Early morning Amber Alert canceled for missing Auburn child

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An Amber Alert issued early Wednesday morning has been canceled after the child and suspect were found outside Auburn, according to the Indiana State Police. Two-year-old Kevin "Chub" Wayne Craig was considered abducted, but the Amber Alert in his name was canceled shortly after it was first ...

This alley at 927 S. Harrison St. will get a $7,000 facelift to cover the cinder block and painted brick, but the natural brick won't be covered. (Photo by Kevin Leininger of The News-Sentinel)

Three downtown Fort Wayne alleys will become works of art

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Three downtown alleys will be getting artistic makeovers thanks to a project designed to improve Fort Wayne's "walkability." The first sites to be beautified under the "Art This Way Alley Activation Program" include an exterior wall of the Midtowne Crossing condominiums at 112 W. Washington ...