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Fatal crash in downtown Fort Wayne

JG photo A motorcyclist was killed this morning after a semi struck him, Fort Wayne police say.

Veterans give medical staff piece of their mind in forum

Not long into Wednesday night's Listening Post for military veterans, an audience member complained about another person's lengthy gripe that had interrupted a speaker.

Former Saint Francis College president dies

JG photo The former president of Saint Francis College, now the University of Saint Francis, died Tuesday, according to a statement from the University of Saint Francis.

Eagle Marsh project gets 1 bid

JG photo The Indiana Department of Natural Resources received a single bid Wednesday for a construction project aimed at preventing Asian carp from migrating through Fort Wayne and reaching the Great Lakes.

Body found along US 30

GROVERTOWN, Ind. – Police in northern Indiana said a man was found dead after being hit by a vehicle about a mile from where he left his wrecked truck.

New mobile voter registration app

Voter registration has now gone hi-tech.

122nd base deploying 300 airmen to Mideast

File photo More than 300 members of Fort Wayne's Air National Guard base will head to the Mideast for six months beginning in October.

Stabbing suspect arrested in Ohio

  A man on the run Tuesday after he was accused of attacking his wife with a knife was arrested in Ohio later that night.

State's infant death statistics grim

The statistics that flooded the Indiana Commission on Improving the Status of Children on Wednesday got more depressing each minute.The group is studying Indiana's dismal infant mortality rate, which is the number of children out of each 1,000 live births who don't reach their first birthday. Some figures:

Domestic violence budget cuts assailed

The Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence is crying foul over cuts in funding to shelters and victims implemented by Gov. Mike Pence's administration.

Driver critical after hitting pole

One person was in critical condition Wednesday after a crash on Adams Center Road.

4 physicians face licensing actions

INDIANAPOLIS - The state attorney general's office filed licensing complaints Wednesday against four physicians - including one who used to perform abortions in Fort Wayne - for violations of abortion record-keeping and advice and consent laws.

Riding the independence bandwagon

The people of Scotland are voting today on whether they will become independent from the United Kingdom, and even though I'm perhaps a quarter Scottish, I don't have any feelings about the issue one way or the other.

State files suitover nonprofit'salleged vet scam

They used the name of a legitimate and well-known veterans organization and promised their money was going to help area veterans.

EACS estimates tax rate, budget decrease

East Allen County Schools officials are estimating that next year's school tax rate will dip by about a penny per $100 assessed value, while the general budget will decrease by about 1.4 percent.

Passenger accused of pulling gun after crash

Instead of exchanging insurance information after a fender bender Tuesday afternoon in a restaurant parking lot, a woman is instead accused of pulling a gun and threatening to shoot people in one of the cars involved.

Toll Road firm handed deadline

The state agency that oversees the Indiana Toll Road has given the highway's debt-saddled private operator until late November to prove that it's meeting its debt obligations amid reports that the company is considering filing for bankruptcy and selling off its multibillion-dollar Toll Road lease.

Requests for Kops for Kids

The Fraternal Order of Police, Wayne Lodge No. 14, is seeking requests from families wanting to take part in the Kops for Kids Christmas shopping program.Only written requests will be considered. Submit them to: Indiana Wayne Lodge No. 14, FOP, Attention: Kops for Kids Program, 2125 Olladale Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46808.

Judge restores part of state gay marriage suit

A federal judge has reinstated four same-sex couples' claim against Indiana Gov. Mike Pence over the state's refusal to recognize gay marriages performed out of state.

Road restrictions for Sept. 18

HOMESTEAD ROAD Closed between Branning Road and U.S. 24 from Sept. 22 through Sept. 25 to reconstruct railroad crossing. BROBST ROAD Closed between Edgerton and Dawkins roads through Sept. 26.

Bitting, Robert A.

Air Force Airman 1st Class Robert A. Bitting graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Judge restores part of Indiana gay marriage suit

FILE - The Journal Gazette A federal judge has reinstated four same-sex couples' claim that Indiana's refusal to recognize out-of-state gay marriages is unconstitutional.

Driver badly injured in New Haven crash

NEW HAVEN - One person was in critical condition Wednesday after a crash on Adams Center Road.

Homestead Road section restricted for paving work

Homestead Road is to be restricted Thursday and Friday between Aboite Center and Covington roads for asphalt paving work, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

St. Joe River Drive section to close

St. Joe River Drive is to close east of North Anthony Boulevard for about three weeks, beginning Thursday, for underground storm line placement, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

Meijer agrees to pay $2 million civil penalty

PRNewswire-USNewswire The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that Meijer, Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich., has agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty for distributing recalled consumer products.

Wawaka railroad crossing closed

The railroad crossing on Noble County Road 300 West in Wawaka is closed until Friday, according to Noble County Emergency Management. A reason wasn’t given for the closure.

Dog's former owner charged with cruelty

Courtesy Animal Care & Control As Loki, the dog lived a horrible life. Unable to escape his urine-soaked cage, he was starving, caked in feces and barely able to stand when Animal Care Control found him in late March.

Old Lower Huntington section to close

Old Lower Huntington Road will be closed during the day Thursday and Friday between Lower Huntington Road and Interstate 69, the Allen County Highway Department said today.

Quarrel ends in stabbing, husband arrested

Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department A woman was hospitalized Tuesday night after police said a quarrel with her husband at their home near Warsaw ended with her suffering several stab wounds.

Company invests $15 million on ex-Target

A dead retail location has been given a lifeline.

Council pares request for Legacy funds

Mayor Tom Henry's administration won't get everything it asked for from the Legacy Fund.

New wave of BMV overcharges

The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is once again fessing up to overcharging thousands of Hoosiers - this time $29 million plus interest.The news comes on the heels of a separate $30 million legal settlement for Hoosiers that overpaid for driver's licenses.

Norfolk Southern tackles wreckage

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette Norfolk Southern workers had the rail line along Dawkins Road in New Haven open by 3 a.m. Tuesday after a 31-car derailment tore up about 400 feet of track and left several cars in a crumpled pile about 6 a.m. Monday.

20 years in prison for gunman in '13 shooting

JG photo Between 1999 and 2013, Tazz Langston racked up five juvenile arrests, 16 misdemeanor arrests and five felony counts.

St. Francis set to extend campus

With Tuesday's closing on real estate contained in a square-block area on West Berry, Main and Ewing streets, the University of Saint Francis is ready to begin the next phase of construction toward building a downtown university campus.

SACS shows1% growth inenrollment

The Southwest Allen County Schools district saw another predictable enrollment increase this year, adding steam to a decade-long trend upward, according to preliminary figures released Tuesday.

Hicksville hospital cuts formal ties to Lutheran

Citing a need for total independence, an Ohio hospital has ended its 11-year formal affiliation with Lutheran Health Network. But it was a friendly breakup, officials said.

5 charged in tool thefts at Lowe's

Five people were charged Tuesday in what investigators say was an ongoing theft ring that targeted local Lowe's stores.

Donnelly joins push to speed energy projects

Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., was among four senators who introduced legislation Tuesday designed to speed construction of energy infrastructure projects that cross U.S. borders.

Coats staffer in Geneva on Friday

A member of the staff for Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., will visit Geneva in Adams County on Friday to meet with residents and help people experiencing problems with federal agencies.

Residents urged to follow burn rules

With fall setting in, the Allen County Safety and Environmental Management Department wants to remind residents of the county's open-burning rules.

County Night Out Thursday in Grabill

The first of three County Night Out events will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Grabill Park, 13131 Indiana St., Grabill.

South Bend mayor completes service in Afghanistan

SOUTH BEND - A northern Indiana mayor who has been serving as a lieutenant in the Naval Reserve in Afghanistan since April is headed back home.

Purdue set to dedicate new $39 million Wang Hall

WEST LAFAYETTE - Purdue University is set to dedicate a new $39 million engineering building the school hopes can help meet the nation's growing demand for engineers.

State residents can turn in old, unwanted drugs

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana residents can get rid of their expired or unwanted prescription drugs at dozens of locations around the state next week.

Road restrictions for Sept. 17, 2014

BROBST ROAD Closed between Edgerton and Dawkins roads through Sept. 26. ROUSSEY ROAD Closed between Edgerton and Dawkins roads through Oct. 1.

Indiana GOP drumming up interest in Fall Dinner

The Indiana Republican Party is trying to drum up interest in its Fall Dinner by being a bit cagey.

State files suitover nonprofit'salleged vet scam

They used the name of a legitimate and well-known veterans organization and promised their money was going to help area veterans.

Veterans give medical staff piece of their mind in forum

Not long into Wednesday night’s Listening Post for military veterans, an audience member complained about another person’s lengthy gripe that had interrupted a speaker.

EACS estimates tax rate, budget decrease

East Allen County Schools officials are estimating that next year’s school tax rate will dip by about a penny per $100 assessed value, while the general budget will decrease by about 1.4 percent.

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.

Wis. Court Reinstates Voter ID Law, Causes Chaos Before Election

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

Ads Get Creative, Even Seductive, To Attract Voters

Voting might not be the sexiest thing in the world, but at least one ad campaign encouraging Americans to register is pretty provocative.

House Passes Bill That Authorizes Arming Syrian Rebels

Even though it was backed by both party leaders, the vote split politicians within their own ranks. The final tally on the narrow military measure was 273 to 156.

Obama Renews Pledge To Keep Combat Forces Out Of Iraq, Syria

President Obama's remarks came as Congress votes to approve more military trainers in the region to aide the fight against the group that calls itself the Islamic State.

A New Campaign Ad Sport: Billionaire Bashing

It's open season on the wealthy political donors. Democratic campaign ads tie Republican candidates to the Koch brothers, while GOP ads paint sinister images of George Soros and Tom Steyer.

Iran's Foreign Minister: U.S. 'Not Serious' About Defeating Islamic State

In an interview with NPR, Mohammad Javad Zarif says the U.S. has been hesitant and contradictory in its approach to defeating the Islamist insurgency.

House Poised To Vote On Arming, Training Syrian Rebels

The expected vote on whether to authorize the Obama administration's plan to arm and train moderate fighters comes as the president meets with military officials at U.S. Central Command.

Congress Thrust Into Election-Year Debate Over ISIS Plan

The House of Representatives is scheduled to vote Wednesday on whether to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting against the self-described Islamic State militant group.

Congressional Panels Chastise NHTSA Over GM Ignition Problems

Committees are looking at the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration after questions arose about how it handles recalls, including General Motors' recall over faulty ignition switches.

Sen. Kaine's Bill Would Limit Obama's Options Against ISIS

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is introducing legislation that would authorize use of military force against the Islamic State including language that strictly limits the deployment of U.S. ground forces.

Rep. Gowdy To Lead New Benghazi Committee In First Public Hearing

House lawmakers will give the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya two years ago a fresh look. Wednesday's hearing will be the first public one since Gowdy, R-S.C., became head of a special Benghazi committee.

Obama Gives New Details On America's Effort To Fight Ebola

The president announced a "major increase" in the U.S. response to the outbreak, including a new military command center in Liberia, and sending medical professionals from the U.S. to field hospitals.

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