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Victim identified after boat sinks at lake

LAKEVIEW, Ohio – Authorities have identified a man who died after a boat carrying nine people sank in a western Ohio lake.

Meth suspected in house explosion

RICHMOND, Ind. – Police investigators believe a house explosion in Richmond might be related to methamphetamine production.

Burned body found in back yard

INDIANAPOLIS – Police said an Indianapolis homeowner found the body of a badly burned woman in his back yard.

Boy finds body in pond

GARY, Ind. – Authorities said a boy out fishing found a man’s body in a northwest Indiana pond.

Wage gap persists locally

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette The U.S. Department of Labor says today is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. In essence, it's a national tribute to their contributions to the nation's prosperity and well-being.

Tandem rally tours city for first time

Photos by Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette It was only natural that Dave and Mary Pakledinaz would meet each other the way they did.

5 injured in Noble as car strikes tree

Five Noble County people were injured when their vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree early Sunday.

Harding teacher gets icy boost

Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette The Ice Bucket Challenge has pulled in millions of dollars for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

Hit-and-run driver injures bicyclist

A hit-and-run driver left a bicyclist seriously injured Sunday morning in Williams County, Ohio. According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol Troy Presnell, 50, of Montpelier, Ohio, was hit from behind as he rode his bike east on State Route 107 near State Route 15 at approximately 1:10 a.m. The other vehicle then left the scene.

Chairman of Joint Chiefs to speak at Notre Dame

The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will speak about national security during a visit to the University of Notre Dame this month.

County hospitals chafe at posting doctors’ pay

Indiana county hospitals say a state law that requires them to make the salaries of doctors and staff public is putting them at a disadvantage.

New film on Ball brothers premieres Sept. 25

A new documentary that explores the lives of five brothers whose glass-making empire helped turn Muncie into an industrial powerhouse will premiere this month in the central Indiana city.

seniors

COMMUNITY CENTER: Activities for ages 50 and older; 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 233 W. Main St.; $1 drop-in fee; call for program information, 427-6460.•Tuesday Afternoon at the Movies, "Dreamer," 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, free.•Diabetic screening, 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday.

Road restrictions for Sept. 1

COVERDALE ROAD Closed between Winters Road and Airport Expressway through Sept. 12. HALE AVENUE Closed between Brooklyn Avenue and the St. Marys River through Oct. 1.

Grace gets innovative to recruit students

Kristen Bellinger, an 18-year-old senior from Columbus, Indiana, wasn't sure where she wanted to go to school before she visited the campus of Grace College in Winona Lake.

Five injured in early morning crash in Noble County

Five Noble County people were injured when their vehicle left the roadway and hit a tree early Sunday.

Living with car-buying fever

Photos by Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Joe Favazzo just wanted to look, not buy. But ... you know how it is.

Commerce brisk at ACD Festival

Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Daniel Stutzman isn't what you'd call a car guy. Not by a long stretch.Even so, this was his 10th consecutive year attending the annual Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, an extravaganza that literally places classic cars on pedestals.

Local halfway house breaks cycle

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette Nestled in the middle of the West Central neighborhood, The Thirteen Step House may be easily confused as just another house on a residential block of West Washington Boulevard. That's on purpose.

Big rigs wreak havoc at shopping center, making tenants mad

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette About two years ago, the president of International Business College, Steve Kinzer, arrived at the school's campus at the Village of Coventry to find two car-carriers parked in the area normally reserved for student parking.

Ohio bicyclist seriously injured by hit, skip driver

A hit and run driver left a bicyclist seriously injured Sunday morning in Williams County, Ohio.

Excise officers arrest 25 at Luke Bryan concerts

Indiana State Excise Police officers arrested 25 minors during two Luke Bryan concerts at Klipsch Music Center in Noblesville Friday and Saturday for illegal possession or consumption of alcohol. Four were less than 18 years of age.

Budget belies Pence office moves

  Since taking office in January 2013, Gov. Mike Pence has added positions to his staff and is finishing a pricey renovation of some work space.

Liz Brown's Senate bid in spotlight

The Republican State Leadership Committee's "Right Women, Right Now" initiative last week recognized Liz Brown's run for Senate District 15 as one of 14 races to watch in 2014.

Coliseum to host its seasonal hiring event

Part-time seasonal help will soon be hired at Memorial Coliseum.This year's annual hiring event will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 inside the Exposition Center at the Coliseum.The Coliseum and groups located there or affiliated with it are all hiring.

Indianapolis police: No new searches for baby

Indianapolis police say they plan no additional searches for a missing infant whose father told officers a couple knocked him out and abducted the 6-week-old.

Exchange to increase health plans in state

Indiana residents will have more than triple the number of health insurance plans to choose from when the federal insurance exchange enrollment period starts in November, according to a state official.

Road restrictions for Aug. 31

COVERDALE ROAD Closed between Winters Road and Airport Expressway through Sept. 12. HALE AVENUE Closed between Brooklyn Avenue and the St. Marys River through Oct. 1.

Exotic dancer sues club for performance injury

On April 16, Amy Andrade-Luna was working as an exotic dancer at The Harem.

Ind. Gov. Pence discusses presidency in Texas stop

File DALLAS - Indiana Gov. Mike Pence jokes that he's heard the argument that the next president of the United States should be a governor - and that he's sympathetic to it.

1 of 3 alleged bar gunmen to serve 3-year sentence

A 26-year-old man was given a three-year sentence Friday for participating in a fight and shooting at a north-side bar earlier this year.

Lawmaker punished for lapse

  House Speaker Brian Bosma on Friday said he is removing state Rep. Eric Turner from the House Republican leadership team and chastised him for not staying out of a legislative debate he had a major financial stake in.

At North Side, industrial gear cranking out job-ready grads

Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Take a stroll through Phil Springer's Hire Technology workshop at North Side High School and you'll see sandblasters, band saws, lathes and laser engravers. In this place, kids can get their hands dirty, and it's OK. That's what they're supposed to do.

Trooper, 2 others injured in crash that closes southbound I-69

Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Southbound Interstate 69 was briefly closed Friday when a box truck barrelled into stopped traffic, hitting three vehicles, including a state police car, and injuring three people just a few miles from where an earlier crash snarled traffic.

Dad charged over squalid home

A 4-year-old girl on the couch played with a hypodermic needle next to her. Another needle floated in a nearby jug of juice.

Purdue rebuffed on points of lawsuit

JG photo In its request to have a judge reconsider whether it has to provide a copy of a report to former IPFW Chancellor Mike Wartell, Purdue University asked the court to review documents it hadn't made available before.

Body found in river ID'd as local man

A Fort Wayne man was identified as the person whose body was pulled from a river Thursday morning.

Violent attacker committed to mental hospital

A Fort Wayne man found not guilty by reason of insanity last month was committed Friday to a state mental hospital.

Holiday closings

All local, state and federal government offices will be closed Monday in observance of Labor Day.

Prep football game halted after fights

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio - Police say fights on the field and in the stands forced the stoppage of a season-opening high school football matchup in Ohio.

Securing Old Fort’s new shop

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette Securing Old Fort's new shop

Train no longer blocking the railroad crossings in Albion

A train that was blocking the railroad crossings at York Street, Orange Street and 7th Street in Albion has moved, according to a statement from the Noble County EMA 911 Center.

Trooper, 2 others injured in crash that closes southbound I-69

Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Southbound Interstate 69 was briefly closed Friday when a box truck barrelled into stopped traffic, hitting three vehicles, including a state police car, and injuring three people just a few miles from where an earlier crash snarled traffic.

Turner removed from state House GOP leadership

JG photo INDIANAPOLIS - House Speaker Brian Bosma on Friday said he is removing Rep. Eric Turner from the House Republican leadership team, and chastised him for not staying out of a legislative debate in which he had a major financial stake.

Cruising around the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival today

By Cathie Rowand We were cruising around the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival today near the DeKalb County Courthouse.

Drowning victim identified

A 37-year-old Fort Wayne man has been identified as the victim of an accidental drowning in the St. Marys River Tuesday night, the Allen County coroner's office said today.

Ewing Street restricted for week at West Washington

Ewing Street will be restricted north and south of the West Washington Boulevard intersection for about a week for storm-line installation, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

Fire heavily damages Pittsburg Street home

Fort Wayne firefighters brought an accidental Pittsburg Street house fire under control within seven minutes of arrival this morning, but the home sustained heavy smoke damage.

Toledo ups spending on chemicals to treat water

TOLEDO, Ohio – Making sure drinking water is safe in Toledo will cost nearly $2 million more than the city expected.

Guns Boom In 2014 Campaign Ads

Ads with candidates shooting guns are proliferating this year, and it can all be traced back to Sen. Joe Manchin's famed 2010 spot titled "Dead Aim."

151 Years Later, Pickett's Charge Hero Gets Medal Of Honor

Wisconsin native Lt. Alonzo Cushing's award caps a nearly three-decade campaign to get the Civil War battle honor through Congress.

It Might Sound Stupid, But Maybe It Isn't The Economy This Time

An oft-repeated bit of campaign advice held that, "It's the economy, stupid." But maybe in this mid-term election cycle, that's not quite right.

A Political Family, Funding And Running On Both Sides Of The Aisle

The wealthy Ricketts family includes conservatives and a liberal, activists and a candidate. Between them, they raise and spend a lot of political money — and exemplify how the system has changed.

Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked'

One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."

Obama Faces Hard Decisions On Syria, Immigration

Immigration remains one of the most challenging issues for President Obama. Political correspondent Mara Liasson discusses the political cost of the choices before him with Linda Wertheimer.

Rick Perry's Legal Trouble: The Line Between Influence And Coercion

The Texas governor is charged with abuse of office and coercing a public official, but he claims he was just doing what governors do: Vetoing a budget item.

Federal Judge Blocks Texas Restriction On Abortion Clinics

Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.

McConnell's Campaign Manager Resigns To Avoid Being 'Distraction'

There's an investigation into a payoff scheme before the 2012 presidential caucuses in Iowa. Jesse Benton says suggestions of his involvement are inaccurate and politically motivated.

Legal Questions Loom As Obama Weighs Military Action In Syria

The Obama administration is considering whether to broaden its air campaign against the extremist group the Islamic State by striking targets in Syria.

Week In Politics: Ukraine And The Islamic State

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the latest in Ukraine and the actions of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Climate Policy Takes The Stage In Florida Governor's Race

Rick Scott, Florida's GOP governor, has come under criticism for his record on the environment. Now, he's rolling out his own proposals for safeguarding the state's water and wildlife preserves.

Texas Voter ID Law Goes To Trial

A federal court will hear a challenge to the controversial law next week. It's an important and closely watched voting rights case that could end up before the Supreme Court.

The Most Bizarre Bits To Come Out Of The Trial Of Virginia's Ex-Governor

At issue are serious allegations of corruption, but the trial has also unveiled some unfortunate details of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's personal life.

Rep. Ryan Calls For 'Culture Of Inclusion' To Tackle Poverty

Congressman and former Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan discusses his new book, The Way Forward: Renewing the American Idea.

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