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4 hrs ago | Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Bank heist plans have movie feel

It's not totally clear what the six men talked about - or whether they talked at all - but soon after arriving, they were on the road again, taking three different vehicles on the 11-mile trek across the DeKalb-Allen county line to Harlan. The four others would wait outside, acting as either lookouts or decoys.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

Journalgazette.net

Fort Wayne native named United Way CEO

Fort Wayne native David Nicole has been appointed president and CEO of the United Way of Allen County, and will begin his new role in November, the organization said today. Nicole, 38, is currently vice president of resource development at Trident United Way in Charleston, South Carolina.

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WANE-TV Fort Wayne

15 Finds Out: Profile of an accused killer

He's the man accused in the Eby Avenue shooting caught up tape. But Charles Benson, 25, was once a young kid growing up in Fort Wayne.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Life, Hobbies, Genealogy

WANE-TV Fort Wayne

WWE SmackDown returns to Fort Wayne

WWE will present SmackDown at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday, November 25 at 7:00 p.m. This show will be taped for television, airing on Friday, November 28. Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 19 at 10:00 a.m. at the Memorial Coliseum ticket office, online at http://www.ticketmaster.com , or charge by phone at 745-3000. Reserved tickets range in price from $17.00 to $97.00.

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Journal Gazette

Guilty plea in 2012 shooting

After he shot and nearly killed a man at the end of a southeast side driveway one summer night in 2012, Quinn Dontrail James spent the better part of the next two years living on the run.

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WISH-TV Indianapolis

Train derails near Fort Wayne

A train derailed early Monday morning in the New Haven area, which is just east of Fort Wayne in Allen County. The New Haven Fire Department responded to Dawkins Road and Webster Road just before 6 a.m., after several people reported the derailment.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

First 'County Night Out' event in Grabill Sept. 18

The first of three "County Night Out" events for the fall will take place Sept.18 in Grabill Park, 13131 Indiana St., beginning at 6:30 p.m. The town of Grabill is helping with arrangements. "County Night Out" features an open-house format that allows citizens to meet the County Commissioners and other elected officeholders and get information about programs and services offered by various county departments.

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Journalgazette.net

people and places

The Byron Health Center and Breast Diagnostic Center have joined to create a video for the 2014 Pink Glove Dance for Breast Cancer Awareness competition. The video was shot in iconic locations around Fort Wayne.

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Journal Gazette

Time Corners gets $1 million upgrade

One of the more modest shopping plazas on Fort Wayne's southwest side is in the midst of a $1 million renovation that owners hope will give it a modern appearance to match its retail center neighbors.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Journal Gazette

Foiled robbery attempt this morning at Harlan's IAB Bank

FBI agents were in the right place at the right time Friday, foiling a robbery attempt at Harlan's iAB Bank around 9 a.m. By the end of a day's worth of searches and arrests, six men 20 to 25 years old were in custody.

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WANE-TV Fort Wayne

Know the laws for open-burning in Allen County

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. The Safety and Environmental Management Department wants to remind residents of open-burning laws.

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Fort Wayne News-Sentinel

Canal Society of Indiana members in town for tours, annual meeting

Canal Society of Indiana members will be in Fort Wayne from Friday through Sunday for their annual meeting and to tour local historic sites, especially those linked to the Wabash & Erie Canal. Constructed beginning in 1832 in Fort Wayne, the canal eventually would stretch 468 miles and provide a water route connecting Lake Erie near Toledo with the Ohio River near Evansville, the Canal Society reports on its website, www.indcanal.org .

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Women's Health ads stay off bus for now

In a federal case involving bus advertisements and a local women's group, it appears Citilink is coming out ahead. Though a federal judge did not grant Fort Wayne Public Transportation Corp.'s request to have the case pending against it dismissed, Citilink gets to keep Women's Health Link's proposed ad out of its buses.

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Baby, mom struck; father jailed

A Fort Wayne man was arrested Wednesday, accused of hitting a 6-month-old boy in the head while repeatedly punching a woman in the face as she held the child. The injuries to Courtney T. Stroud's hands after the beating were enough that he was taken to a hospital for treatment before police took him to jail, according to a probable cause affidavit.

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Journal Gazette

Local Maker Faire ahead of national trend

This year's Maker Faire at Headwaters Park, which runs Saturday and Sunday, will include an exhibit from the Bicycle Museum of America.

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Related Topix: Fort Wayne, IN, Inventions, Science / Technology

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WFFT-TV Fort Wayne

Motorcycle Fatality by GM Plant

A motorcycle fatality by the GM plant just southwest of Fort Wayne. WFFT's Brooke Welch went to the location of the accident and spoke with neighbors and officials that say motorcycle racing is a big problem in that area.

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WFFT-TV Fort Wayne

Rapidly Expanding Terror Group Recruiting People Using Social Media

The rapidly expanding terror group of the Middle East is using very skillful social media and internet tactics to recruit people from all around the world. "The social media is how the groups communicate around the world outside their physical sphere of influence and it's being very effective."

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Journal Gazette

Allen County SPCA closed this weekend for PetSmart charities Mega Adoption tent event

FORT WAYNE If you've been considering adopting a new four-legged family member, consider doing so at the PetSmart Charities Adoption Tent Event Weekend, September 13 & 14 10 am until 5 p.m. only at PetSmart 10260 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN.

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Related Topix: Life, Charity , Fort Wayne, IN, Blackford County, IN

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Public safety staff in New Haven to get raise if budget OK'd

Most of the city's public safety workers will get a pay raise, pending approval by New Haven City Council. Council members gave a preliminary nod Tuesday to a $13.9 million budget for 2015 slightly less than this year's budget of $14.7 million.

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Fight over drugs led to fatal ambush

It culminated in an ambush Monday night on a Fort Wayne street when a gunman riddled a passing van with bullets, leaving another man dead. The main triggerman that night was Charles A. Benson, 25, according to a probable cause affidavit filed Wednesday in Allen Superior Court.

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