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1 dead, 1 wounded in shooting on East Rudisill

Michelle Davies/The Journal Gazette An adult male died from gunshot wounds early Sunday, according to Fort Wayne police spokesman Jason Anthony.Officers responded to a shooting about 12:55 a.m. in the 600 block of East Rudisill Boulevard.

Missing Mount Etna teen found in Fort Wayne

JG photo 17-year-old Brandon Smith who had been missing since Friday, was found safe in downtown Fort Wayne Sunday morning, the Huntington County Sheriff's Department said.

Red heels stamp path for women

Photos by Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Of the many odd sights at Fort Wayne's Headwaters Park on Saturday morning, Brad Klein had to be one of the oddest. The 52-year-old Fort Wayne man had hair falling well below his shoulders.

State spending, Pence's style

The state's next two-year budget won't be passed until the end of April, after lawmakers battle over priorities for several months.But the work preparing it has already started behind the scenes. And this time, it will have a distinct new style.

No excuses, Fort Wayne: You need to get moving

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette Google "Fort Wayne gyms," and 50 options pop up in a split-second.

2011's drug ring bust: Where are they now?

More than three years after the members of the drug trafficking ring were rousted from their homes, cuffed and taken into federal custody, nearly all now know their fate.

Deliveryman cycles past expectations

JG photo Eddie Ramos has been working as a bicycle deliveryman for the Jimmy John's restaurant downtown for about two years now, and though it's not exactly a prestigious position, he's thrilled to have the job.

Great day' for Indiana Tech

Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Indiana Tech President Arthur Snyder might be forgiven if he's lost count of all the new buildings that have risen in the past few years on the university's Fort Wayne campus at 1600 E. Washington Blvd.

Ohio casinos checking for overdue child support

Gamblers who hit jackpots in Ohio won't be the only winners if they owe back child support.

Ohio service to help match employers with veterans

State officials say a new online service is now available to help match employers with Ohio veterans looking for jobs.

State issues app for voter registration

Voter registration has now gone high-tech.Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson on Thursday announced a new mobile voter registration app in conjunction with National Voter Registration Day.

Suspect in bank robbery arrested

  The man police arrested in connection with a recent North Webster bank robbery is also accused of making a phone call to a local school to distract police before the robbery.

Sagamore award for area banker

A Columbia City banker was recently named a Sagamore of the Wabash by Gov. Mike Pence.

Gun application forms going online

A new electronic firearms application process will soon be available in Indiana. The Indiana State Police announced that the paper application will be removed effective Oct. 1, at which point an electronic application will be used.

County office gets Trailblazer Award

The Allen County Recorder's Office was among four across the country chosen for the national Trailblazer Award from Corporation Service Co. for its leadership in the electronic recording industry.

NIPSCO lowers estimated gas, electric rate hikes

MERRILLVILLE - Northern Indiana Public Service Co. has lowered its estimates of how much electricity and natural gas bills will go up under its seven-year modernization plans, documents recently filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission show.

2 killed in southwestern Ohio small plane crash

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio - Authorities in southwest Ohio said both people aboard a small plane died Saturday morning when it crashed into a suburban neighborhood, damaging two homes while a family eating breakfast close to the fiery crash escaped injury.

Ohio Supreme Court orders city vote on cameras

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered a Cleveland suburb to let voters have their say on a proposed ban on traffic cameras.

Ohio makes training money available to businesses

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Businesses seeking to provide employee training opportunities can soon apply for a financial help through an Ohio program.

Bankruptcy calls for Toll Road transfer

The debt-ridden private company running the Indiana Toll Road intends to transfer its operations to a new entity under a bankruptcy filing planned for Monday, but a spokeswoman stressed Saturday that tolls, motorists and employees won't be affected.

Road restrictions for Sept. 21

WASHINGTON BOULEVARD Closures from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. today, Sept. 21, through Sept. 24 near Fairfield Avenue, Broadway and Fulton Street. ST. JOE RIVER DRIVE Closed just east of North Anthony Boulevard through Oct. 10.

$12.5 million gift given to the University of Dayton

The University of Dayton says it has received a $12.5 million gift aimed at making it a national leader in sustainability education.

Police seek help finding Mount Etna boy

  A teenage boy with special needs is still missing from Huntington County, and police hope the public can offer some tips.The Huntington County Sheriff's Department has been looking for 17-year-old Brandon Smith since Friday.

Fort Wayne walks a mile in her shoes

By Rachel Von Did you know Indiana ranks No. 2 nationally for sexual assaults on girls in grades 9 through 12.

Huntington County teen missing

JG photo A teenage boy with special needs is still missing from Huntington County and police hope the public can offer some tips. The Huntington County Sheriff's Department has been looking for 17-year-old Brandon Smith since Friday.

Arrest made in North Webster bank robbery

File A Warsaw man has been arrested in connection with last week's North Webster bank robbery, according to the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department.

Family-run service station shuts its doors

Photos by Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette Check your oil, ma'am?Motorists aren't likely to hear that at today's gasoline stations.Not so at Barto's.

Felony report

The following people were charged with felonies in Allen Circuit and Superior courts. Misdemeanor charges are also listed if the person is charged with a felony.

Can't pay property tax bills at banks

Taxpayers will no longer be able to make property tax payments at local banks, beginning with the fall payment, which is due in November.

Path to student success

JG photo Freshman Corey Powers found The Bridge at IPFW after he and a couple of buddies went looking for it. The inviting study area connecting the Helmke Library to the Walb Student Union and the Gates Athletics Center overlooks the campus from large glass windows on both sides of the pedestrian walkway.

DeKalb district planning rebuild

JG photo The DeKalb Central United School District is moving forward with a $16.6 million plan to partially tear down, reconstruct and remodel one of its elementary schools.

Observatory to be built in New Haven park

JG photo For visitors to Jefferson Township Park just east of New Haven, the stars are about to get a little brighter. That’s because the park is going to house the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society’s new Star*Quest Observatory.

Young dad gets 6 years for infant's brain injury

He described it as bouncing. Doctors called it shaking. Derek S. Hultz did something that left his 3-month-old son in critical condition at a local hospital suffering from life-threatening bleeding on the boy's brain.

State released $1.9 million in grants

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute released $1.9 million in domestic violence grants Friday but left more than a $1.1 million on the table while shelters are turning away victims.

4 years given for beating with beer mug

When he awoke, he saw his family surrounding him.

Fifth man handed 10 years for nabbing, beating teen

The fifth of six then-teenagers who beat and held hostage another teen before dumping him in a park with bleeding on his brain and a fractured sternum was sentenced to prison Friday.

6 years given for machete attack

She struck him with a machete, severing an artery in his wrist. Then she smacked him in the head with a board while her boyfriend held him down on a sofa. When the man awoke, he had the smell of gasoline in his nose and saw her with a lighter.

Worker charged in forging checks

A home health care worker was charged Friday with writing herself more than $3,000 worth of checks from a couple who hired her.

State lawmaker to resign after elections

Embattled state Rep. Eric Turner announced Friday he will resign from his seat after the November election to take a job with a Christian megachurch training group in Atlanta.

65 years given to Purdue shooter

An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after telling a judge he lied about being mentally ill.

Prison inmate charged in 2 Indianapolis double homicides

INDIANAPOLIS - Police say they've served an Indiana prison inmate with four murder warrants stemming from two double homicides in Indianapolis earlier this year.

Picassos among pieces going on public view at Ohio State

Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio - When retail mogul Leslie Wexner peers at one of the Picassos, Dubuffets or Giacomettis in the personal art collection he and his wife Abigail have amassed over the years, he feels a range of emotions that often include gratitude, defeat and exhilaration.

Layoffs postponed for Ohio uranium plant cleanup

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A funding measure approved this week by Congress would at least postpone hundreds of layoffs for workers handling decontamination and decommissioning of a Cold War-era uranium plant in southern Ohio.

Ohioan detained in North Korea loses job with city

Associated Press DAYTON - An American detained in North Korea since May and charged with anti-state crimes in that country has lost his job in Ohio.

Ohio military, overseas voters to get fall ballots

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Elections officials in Ohio will start mailing absentee ballots Saturday to registered military and overseas voters who have requested one.

Road restrictions for Sept. 20

ST. JOE RIVER DRIVE Closed just east of North Anthony Boulevard through Oct. 10 for storm sewer placement.

’15 budget to let city 'invest in the future’

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette Mayor Tom Henry's administration is asking the City Council to approve its $150 million city budget for 2015.

Motorcyclist badly injured in crash

A man was in critical condition Friday afternoon after a motorcycle crash on the interstate in northeast Fort Wayne.

Rep. Eric Turner to resign after elections

INDIANAPOLIS – The state lawmaker at the center of a legislative ethics scandal says he will resign his seat after the November elections.

2 new solar farms planned in state

INDIANAPOLIS – Two new solar farms are being planned in Indiana, including a second large one on the grounds of Indianapolis International Airport.

Jobless rate down slightly to 5.8%

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate declined for the first time in four months during August, dropping slightly to 5.8 percent.

Man Caught At White House Is An Army Veteran

Omar J. Gonzales, the 42-year-old man who the Secret Service says ran onto the White House grounds and entered a door Friday night, is an Army veteran who served in Iraq.

Texas Gubernatorial Candidates Go To The Border To Court Voters

Republicans have won every statewide office in Texas for 20 years, but the growing Hispanic population tends to vote Democrat, and the GOP's survival may depend on recruiting Hispanic supporters.

What Happens In A 50-50 Senate? Even More Joe Biden

With polling suggesting there's a decent chance of a tied Senate next year, the gaffe-prone vice president could cut an even higher profile.

Man Who Jumped Fence, Entered White House Had A Knife

The Secret Service is looking into how a Texas man was able to breach the White House's security Friday. The man scaled a fence and opened a door to the residence before being arrested.

Anticipating Attacks, GOP Campaigns Focus On Courting Women Voters

National Republican Party officials encouraged 2014 candidates to launch positive ads targeting women. One for a House candidate from Minnesota touts an annual charity walk he does in pink heels.

Should The U.S. Pay Ransom For ISIS Hostages?

Videotaped murders by Islamic State have sparked outrage around the world. But while some European countries have paid ransom to retrieve victims taken by ISIS, Britain and the U.S. have not.

To Foil Russia's Food Ban, Imported Ingredients Go Incognito

Russia's ban on imported foods hasn't stopped its trendiest restaurants from sourcing top-quality ingredients like Italian cheese and Norwegian fish. How? Just slap on a "made in Belarus" label.

War Votes Bring Back Complex Risks For Members Of Congress

Polls showed that two-thirds of the country thought the U.S. should do something about Islamic State. Congress had to balance politics of the moment with those of the near future and down the road.

Congress Quietly Extends The Budget — Past Election Day, Anyway

Since the GOP retook the House, the chamber once brought the country to the brink of a debt default and once shut down the government. But in election years, including this one, there's no such drama.

Billionaire GOP Donor Finally Opens Checkbook For 2014

Sheldon Adelson, the Las Vegas casino magnate, is giving $20 million to GOP-oriented "social welfare" groups for use in midterm campaigns.

Will Bridge Scandal Jam Gov. Christie's Road Show?

It seems every time you turn around in the early primary states, you bump into another potential — let's say likely — candidate for president. New Jersey's Chris Christie is one of them.

Ukrainian President Thanks Congress For Supporting Freedom

Petro Poroshenko called Russia's annexation of Crimea a "cynical act of treachery." He is in the U.S. meeting with President Obama and others to lobby for increased aid to fight insurgents.

Islamic State Seizes Villages; Australia Says It Foiled Beheading Plot

The Islamist rebels also known as ISIS or ISIL reportedly captured 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major push for territory. The move has prompted fears of a massacre of civilians.

Senate To Vote On Bill To Authorize Arming Syrian Rebels

The House voted Wednesday to authorize the training and equipping of Syrian rebels to fight militants in the group called Islamic State also known as ISIS. The vote didn't split down party lines.

Court Reinstates Wisconsin Voter ID Law, Causes Chaos Before Election

Last week, a federal appeals court in Chicago reinstated the photo identification requirement. It had been blocked in a lawsuit brought by voter advocacy groups.

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