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Man barricaded in Fort Wayne house faces charges

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A man who refused to come out of a house for Fort Wayne Police on Saturday night faces felony charges, according to Fort Wayne Police. Trumarkis C. Alexander, 27, of Fort Wayne faces charges of neglect of a dependent, a Level 3 felony; criminal recklessness, a Level 5 felony; and resisting law ...

NIPSCO receiving record $900,000 fine for pipeline safety violations

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The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission said Wednesday it has approved a settlement agreement between its Pipeline Safety Division and Northern Indiana Public Service Co. for the natural gas and electricity utility to pay $900,000 in a case in which the commission said it sees a lack of ...

Pedestrian killed in northwest Allen County crash is identified

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The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified a pedestrian struck and killed by a vehicle early Wednesday morning on U.S. 33 north of O’Day Road in the county. Tyler James Riddle, 22, of Fort Wayne, was struck at 12:39 a.m. He died as a result of blunt-force trauma and his death has ...

Fort Wayne begins work on sidewalks funded through tax increase

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The first neighborhood sidewalk improvement project funded through City Council’s recent passage of an increase to the local income tax has begun along Bluffton Road from south of Reservation Drive to Dunkelberg Road. Additional projects are planned for 2018, including Hessen Cassel Road ...

Public warned of nationwide jury duty scam

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Chief U.S. District Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson and U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler on Tuesday warned the public of a nationwide jury duty scam in which the callers pose as U.S. Marshals or other government officials. The scammers claim that the victim is about to be arrested for not appearing for ...

Allen County’s Memorial Coliseum ranked third-best in the world

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The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has again been named as one of the best venues in the world. Venues Today ranked the Coliseum at No. 3 in the world among similar-sized venues for the reporting period of Aug. 16-Sept. 15. The ranking represents a total of two shows with more than 18,000 ...

Bishop Dwenger coach Chris Svarczkopf announces retirement

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For Chris Svarczkopf, the decision to step aside as Bishop Dwenger's head football coach came down to two things: time and energy. Or, more succinctly, the lack thereof. "When you're 62 (years old) it's a lot different than when I first started," he said Sunday night in an exclusive phone ...

WWII LEGACIES: Fort Wayne’s Wilbert Reinking- Navy

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Wilbert Reinking was at Great Lakes Naval Training Center near Chicago as a new recruit on December 7, 1941, when the alarming news arrived that the American naval base at Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese Imperial Navy. According to Reinking, one question was on everyone’s mind. ...

Fremont man thrown from vehicle in DeKalb County near-deer crash

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A Fremont man has cuts after he swerved his vehicle to avoid hitting a deer on a Hamilton road Sunday evening and was ejected in a crash with a pole. Mark Firestine, 62, was treated for cuts to his back, neck and head, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department ...