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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: March 22 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.

City Council OKs plan to boost public art in Fort Wayne

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It appears a plan to increase art in public spaces will pass despite an effort to strip mandatory funding from the proposal. By a 6-3 preliminary vote City Council Tuesday passed an ordinance establishing a Public Art Commission and fund that would be created by a requirement businesses return ...

Fort Wayne driver faces drug charges after Noble County incident

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A 22-year-old Fort Wayne man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on alcohol- and drug-related charges after being stopped for moving violations near Wolf Lake, according to Indiana State Police. At around 1:50 p.m., Trooper Justin Snyder saw a 2007 Toyota Camry Solara traveling southbound on U.S. ...

Leaders in southwestern Indiana city turn down term limits

Indiana State News

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Leaders in a southwestern Indiana city are saying no to the idea of self-imposed term limits. The Evansville Courier & Press reports the Evansville City Council rejected the measure for term limits Monday night by a vote of 5-4. City council, the mayor and city ...

Replacement of high school ISTEP exam delayed another year

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's high school sophomores likely will take the much-maligned ISTEP standardized exams for two more years even as it's being replaced for younger students. State education officials are preparing a new test starting in spring 2019 for elementary and middle-school ...

Indiana education official against plan to arm teachers

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A top education official in Indiana is opposing President Donald Trump's suggestion that arming teachers would be an effective way to prevent mass shootings in schools. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jennifer McCormick said Monday she believes "there are more ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: March 21 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.

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 ...