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Panda cub gets name

Courtesy Fort Wayne Children's Zoo The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo's 6-week-old red panda cub has been given a name that means "strong and beautiful" in a Nepalese language, the zoo said today.

Blood supplies in slump

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette The American Red Cross, including local chapters, is facing a looming blood and platelet shortage, and officials are asking new and regular donors to roll up a sleeve and give the gift of life.

Brooklyn Avenue section to close for 3 weeks

Brooklyn Avenue will be closed between Ontario Street and Hale Avenue for about three weeks for a sewer project, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

1 misdemeanor, 3 citations at festival

One misdemeanor charge and three animal-related citations were made in connection with the Three Rivers Festival, Fort Wayne police said today.

Body found after house fire reported

MIDDLEBURY – A 69-year-old woman was found dead inside her home after a fire was reported there, police said.

Michael Jackson’s hometown to name school for him

GARY, Ind. - Plans are in the works to name a school after Michael Jackson in the late pop star's Indiana hometown.

Six escape burning quadplex

Six people escaped a burning quadplex without injuries early Wednesday morning, according to a Fort Wayne Fire Department statement.

SACS to allow Internet schooling

Southwest Allen County Schools students will have the opportunity to attend school from home - through online classes - during staff training days and snow days this year.

Boy hit, killed on bicycle in Kosciusko

A young boy on a bicycle died after he was struck by a pickup truck in Kosciusko County on Monday night.

County, 4 others get pilot pre-K run

The United Way of Allen County will lead a communitywide pre-kindergarten effort after Gov. Mike Pence announced Tuesday that Allen was among five counties tapped for the early-learning pilot program.

Council upholds police, fire right-to-work

For the second time in less than a month, the City Council has decided to override a mayoral veto affecting government unions.

5 things of interest to area readers - Wed., July 23

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette A look at some things Fort Wayne area readers will want to know.

Free walk-in clinic today on Anthony

No health insurance? No problem. A free walk-in clinic is being offered today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Wayne Medical Clinic, 3537 N. Anthony Blvd., Suite C. The office is about one block south of Coliseum Boulevard.

Multiple felonies filed in sex case

A man arrested last week after a girl said he pinned her to a wall and touched her against her will now faces several felonies in the case.

Accused shooter faces new charges

A Fort Wayne man arrested this month in a late-night shooting was hit with an additional charge after formal charges were filed Tuesday.

Kentucky suspect arrested in Noble

A man wanted for several sex charges out of Kentucky was in custody Tuesday night in Noble County.

Purdue offering veterinary camps at State Fair

The Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine says it will host two camps for students in grades 6-12 at the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis.

New rocket fuel to launch Purdue spacecraft

A group of Purdue University students is moving ahead with a project to design and build a spacecraft that will be launched by a new, more environmentally friendly rocket propellant.

Indiana Veterans Hall of Fame seeks nominations

A new hall of fame for Indiana military veterans is seeking nominations for its first class of inductees.

Trial starts in break-in, theft, hit-and-run

Accused of trying to break into a house, then stealing a car and running over its owner, a 30-year-old man is on trial this week in Allen Superior Court.

Man admits guilt in child molesting

A New Haven man admitted Tuesday to child molesting in exchange for a 10-year cap on his prison sentence.

Leesburg driver charged in crash

A semi-truck driver from Leesburg involved in a crash that killed four people southwest of Chicago was driving too fast and falsified entries in a logbook tracking the number of hours he spent behind the wheel, authorities said Tuesday.

Angola robbery sparks chase, standoff

Authorities say a 38-year-old man suspected of a robbery in Indiana fled to Michigan, where he took a person hostage inside an adult novelty store. Branch County sheriff's officials tell WOOD-TV that the man was arrested after a standoff Tuesday at the Lion's Den Adult Superstore near Coldwater. No one was hurt.

Gay couples want 3-judge review

Attorneys on either side of a lawsuit over Wisconsin and Indiana's overthrown gay marriage bans are wrangling over how many federal judges should hear the states' appeal, a technical issue that could make a big difference.

Lawmakers OK 2 special license plates

A panel of state lawmakers Tuesday approved license plates recognizing the Indy 500 and Abraham Lincoln under a new system clamping down on the number of special license plates on the road.

Euell Wilson Center gets $5,000

Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently donated $5,000 to the Euell A. Wilson Center. The donation will support the academic enrichment program Academic Excellence, which provides educational opportunities to at-risk youths in the inner city of Fort Wayne, according to a release from the center.

USF’s Jesters receives $250,000

AWS Foundation of Fort Wayne has awarded $250,000 to the University of Saint Francis-sponsored Jesters program, according to the school.

Southwest plane makes emergency landing in Ohio

A Southwest Airlines plane made an emergency landing at Port Columbus International Airport because a fire-indicator light came on.

Biden among Urban League meeting speakers in Ohio

National Urban League leaders will focus on jobs and pay in U.S. cities during a conference this week that will draw some top Democratic and Republican politicians courting minority support.

Road restrictions for July 23

HADLEY ROAD Closed between Bass and Illinois roads through July 25. SMITH ROAD Closed July 24 south of the Covington Road intersection.

Bowers, Nathan A.

JG photo U.S. Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Nathan A. Bowers graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

2 Allen County residents named to state boards

INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence recently named dozens of Hoosiers from around the state to various boards and commissions.

Council overrides mayor's right-to-work veto

For the second time in less than a month, the City Council has decided to override a mayoral veto affecting government unions.

Allen picked for pre-kindergarten pilot program

Michelle Davies/The Journal Gazette INDIANAPOLIS - Allen County is one of five tapped Tuesday to be part of a state-supported pre-kindergarten pilot program.

Highway patrol plans sobriety checkpoint

The Ohio State Highway Patrol, in conjunction with Paulding County sheriff's office and the Scott Police Department, said today it plans to operate a sobriety checkpoint this week.

SACS allows internet learning

Southwest Allen County Schools students will have the opportunity to attend school from home - through online classes - during staff training days and snow days this year.

Kentucky rape suspect arrested in Noble

JG photo A man wanted for several sex charges out of Kentucky was in custody Tuesday night in Noble County.

Ohio fair's butter cows named Scarlet and Grayce

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Scarlet and Grayce are the names of the traditional butter sculptures of a cow and calf at this year’s Ohio State Fair.

Smith Road section to close for day

A section of Smith Road will be closed Thursday to install a new water line, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

Hadley Road closure extended

Hadley Road will remain closed to through traffic through Friday between Bass and Illinois roads, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

Lowe's plans 1,000-worker call center

INDIANAPOLIS – Home-improvement retailer Lowe’s said it will open a new call center in Indianapolis that could have up to 1,000 employees in the next couple of years.

State improving in educating kids

File Indiana has made strides in educating its children, though many of them remain in the grips of poverty.

Rx overdose numbers concerning'

Allen County, along with the rest of Indiana, has a dangerous problem with prescription drugs.

Never give up' is warrior's way

Courtesy Travis Mills was a staff sergeant on his third tour in Afghanistan on April 10, 2012, when he stepped on an improvised explosive device.

Local anti-war activist dies at 79

  When he wasn't organizing a protest, speaking at a peace rally, or poring over magazines and books and bringing himself up to date on all the happenings in the world - especially when it came to war - Dave Lambert loved jazz and a good joke.

5 things of interest to area readers - Tuesday, July 22

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette A look at some things Fort Wayne area readers will want to know.

Husband pursues wife in car chase, dies in rollover

A domestic disturbance led to a car chase, a crash and, ultimately, one Fort Wayne man's death Sunday night. George Collins, 54, was killed when he wrecked a van at Paulding and Minnich roads near Interstate 469 around 10:30 p.m.

County exec switch set for ballot

Members of the Allen County Election Board certified a public question Monday that will ask fall election voters whether they are in favor of a single county executive.

Fight over sewage gets new lawyers

In a meeting that lasted less than five minutes, Huntertown officials hired a new Indianapolis law firm for its fight against Fort Wayne City Utilities to establish exclusive water and sewer territory boundaries.

Fatal wrecks dot weekend in 3 area counties

It was a deadly few days on area roads, with law enforcement and emergency responders dealing with fatal crashes in three northeast Indiana counties.

Indiana governor’s residence gets honey bee hive

Indiana's Governor's Residence is getting a bee hive to call its own.

6 Indiana projects get national humanities grants

Three universities in Indiana have been awarded a total of $1.25 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Insurance For Fake Identities The Latest Skirmish Over Obamacare

Republicans say a sting in which false identities were used to sign up for health care has revealed a major problem. Democrats question the premise that people would try to steal insurance.

Glenn Beck Takes His Campaign Against Common Core To The Big Screen

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common Core itself, could continue to play a role in the 2014 midterm campaigns.

Faced With Undocumented Minors, Iowa Is Wrenched By Stark Divide

The governor of Iowa says that unaccompanied minors from Central America should not find shelter in his state. But the mayor of Des Moines and many religious leaders are at odds with the governor.

To Cope With Child Immigrants, Competing Plans Emerge From Congress

The House and Senate have unveiled competing bills to deal with the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. Neither would give Obama all the funds he's asked for to deal with the crisis.

Rubio Interview Sparks Heated Comments On Immigration, Economy

Steve Inskeep talks to Amy Walter of Cook Political Report about the social media response to his two-part interview with Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.

Congress And Biden Aim For Job Training That Actually Leads To Jobs

The vice president has been traveling the country to learn about the best ways to train workers. He announced the results Tuesday as the president signed a workforce training bill into law.

Long GOP Primary Season Gives Democrats Time To Fill Campaign Coffers

If Democrats lose control of the Senate this fall, it likely won't be for lack of campaign money. The prominent female candidates in particular have healthy campaign accounts.

California Nurses Union Braces For Contract Battle

The largest union of nurses in California starts contract negotiations Thursday with Kaiser Permanente's hospitals. Talks went smoothly four years ago, but this round will likely be more contentious.

Former CEO David Perdue Wins Georgia's GOP Senate Runoff

Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate

On Immigration, America's Concerns Are Fiery But Fleeting

In a recent Gallup poll, most named immigration the biggest problem confronting the nation. But past periods of heightened worries have been brief — and haven't brought about solutions.

VA Nominee Steps Before Senate Committee

Robert McDonald, President Obama's nominee to run the Department of Veterans Affairs, is appearing before the Senate for his confirmation hearing. He faces the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee.

Deal In Detroit Could Signal Cuts To Pensions Elsewhere

Pensions have long enjoyed strong legal protections, but recent bankruptcy cases suggest this might be changing. As a result, cities and states might ask more workers to accept a little less.

U.S. Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Decisions On Obamacare Subsidies

One panel threw out subsidies in the 36 states that did not set up their own insurance exchanges. Another said the IRS rule that set them up was legal.

Rubio: U.S. Cannot Admit All Children Seeking Asylum

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio tells NPR the nation can't "absorb" all migrants fleeing violence and must secure its own border first. He dismissed potential 2016 rival Hillary Clinton as old news.

Sen. Alexander Outpaces Tea Party, But Remains In Its Cross Hairs

Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, like other GOP incumbents, is facing competition from his right as he runs for a third term. But his Tea Party challenger, Joe Carr, is having trouble gaining traction.

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