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Indiana father charged with neglect in sons’ drownings

Indiana State News

HAMMOND (AP) — The father of two Indiana boys who drowned in a river has been charged with felony neglect in their deaths after allegedly telling police he had used heroin before taking his sons to the waterway. Eric J. Patillo, 34, was indicted Thursday on two counts of neglect of a ...

Indiana woman charged with aiding Islamic State militants

Indiana State News

HAMMOND (AP) — An Indiana woman who says she was tricked into traveling to Syria where she and her four children were held in a Kurdish detention camp after her husband died while fighting for the Islamic State movement is accused of providing material support to the group. The U.S. ...

Indianapolis art institute among 18 campuses set for closure

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Art Institute of Indianapolis is set to close by the year's end, months after school officials had halted new enrollment. Dream Center Education Holdings says the Indianapolis campus will close in December and that it's among 18 of its campuses nationwide slated for ...

Indiana had record number of drug overdose deaths in 2017

Indiana State News

SOUTH BEND (AP) — A preliminary federal report finds that Indiana had a record number of drug overdose deaths last year as more than 1,800 people succumbed to overdoses. The data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 1,840 people died of an overdose in ...

Two in critical condition following shooting near Broadway bar

Local News

Two men are in critical condition following a shooting early Friday morning near the Rock Tavern, 1900 Broadway. Fort Wayne police located one adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the parking lot of the gas station across the street and located the second adult male suffering ...

NACS bus catches fire, no one injured

Local News

No one was injured as the result of a fire on a Northwest Allen County Schools bus Thursday afternoon. According to a NACS statement, the driver pulled over at the first bus stop in the Lakes of Carroll Creek subdivision and helped approximately 35 students evacuate the bus. The Huntertown Fire ...

Need part-time work? Memorial Coliseum job fair will be Wednesday

Local News

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will accept applications for part-time, seasonal employment at its annual job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 29, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Conference Center. The Coliseum, Aramark, Leaders Staffing and ESG Security are seeking applicants to fill their ...

Citilink’s free ‘Cougar Express’ shuttle resumes Monday

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The University of Saint Francis and Citilink have joined forces to offer an express route from the USF main campus on Spring Street into downtown. The free "Cougar Express" resumes Monday, Aug., and is available to everyone. The route runs every 30 minutes during the school year between USF ...

Fort Wayne to hire 25 firefighters with help of $1.4M federal grant

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Fort Wayne plans to hire 25 new firefighters to fill vacancies created through retirements and 10 the hires are a result of the city receiving a $1.4 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Grant from the federal government. SAFER grants were created to provide ...

Kroger to replace plastic with reusable bags

Local News

The nation's largest grocery chain says it will stop using plastic bags at its nearly 2,800 stores within seven years. Cincinnati-based Kroger Co., which uses about 6 billion bags each year, serves almost 9 million people daily through two dozen different grocery chains in 35 states and the ...

Sears at Glenbrook Square among the latest 46 targeted for closure

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The Sears store in Glenbrook Square is among 46 locations slated for closure in November by the once-powerful retailer that saw the value of its stock tumble to an all-time low this month. The move affects 33 Sears stores and 13 Kmart locations. In a statement, the company said it continues ...

Terry McDonald endorses Steve McMichael for New Haven mayor

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As one long-expected candidate for New Haven mayor prepared to make it official Thursday evening, the man who has the job now announced his support for the opponent. Incumbent Republican Terry McDonald, who will not seek re-election this year, said in a statement he is endorsing businessman ...

Indianapolis archbishop issues letter on suspended counselor

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis archbishop has addressed the controversy over a Catholic high school guidance counselor suspended after her same-sex marriage became known, saying she's a minister of the church called to share in its mission. The Indianapolis Archdiocese posted online ...