Man shoots himself in butt, he sheepishly tells Fort Wayne Police

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A man laughed as he told a Fort Wayne Police officer that he accidentally shot himself in the butt Sunday. The 22-year-old man, who appeared to be in good condition in a hospital emergency room, told an officer at around 7:23 p.m. Sunday that he sat on a gun, discharging it and injuring his ...

Trina Riecke is Allen County’s ’employee of the year’

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Trina Riecke, a six-year veteran of the Allen County Department of Health, has been named county "employee of the year" by the The Allen County Board of Commissioners. Riecke was recognized for her commitment to ensuring positive outcomes for children with symptoms of lead poisoning. Along ...

Fort Wayne Parks department golf courses open Monday

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Foster Park, McMillen Park and Shoaff Park golf courses will open for the season Monday, the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department announced Tuesday. The courses may close for a short time or for the day, based on the severity of the weather, the announcement said. To check on course ...

Intergenerational component one part of Indiana preschool

Indiana State News

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Wrinkled hands reached across the table for paper and markers. Right beside them, tiny hands with sticky fingers scribbled happily across homemade cards. Sharing tables and supplies, elderly residents of Jill's House and a gaggle of preschool children made ...

County in northern Indiana considers wind farm restrictions

Indiana State News

PERU, Ind. (AP) — A county in northern Indiana is considering new restrictions that could hinder a proposed wind farm that would bring 75 power generating turbines to the area. The Kokomo Tribune reports that hundreds of local residents packed into hearings held on the matter last Wednesday ...

Appeals court puts convicted killer’s release on hold

Indiana State News

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has temporarily blocked a man's release from prison in a brutal 1991 slaying. A Delaware County judge had re-sentenced 44-year-old Matthew W. Stidham last Thursday to consecutive terms of 60, 50 and 20 years for his murder, robbery and ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: March 20 in photos

Local News 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.

Crimestoppers for the week of March 19

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Call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 436-STOP (436-7867) or 1-800-237-7867. All sources of information are kept confidential. Crime Stoppers pays as much as $1,000 in rewards for information that leads to the arrest of felons or the capture of fugitives. Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit ...

Indiana governor Holcomb calling special legislative session

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's governor says he'll be calling state lawmakers back for a special session in May after the Republican-controlled House and Senate reached last week's adjournment deadline without taking up a number of key bills. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb said Monday he ...