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Mother to serve 4 years in frostbite neglect case

Courtesy Allen County Sheriff's Department "He's a beautiful boy, ma'am, and you don't deserve him," Judge Fran Gull told Marquisha Whitten.

Turner owns 38% of nursing home company

INDIANAPOLIS - House Speaker Pro Tem Eric Turner earned nearly $8 million selling nursing homes in the last two years and stands to earn between $1 million and $2 million on projects now being developed, thanks in part to legislation he helped block this year.

2 anglers found dead in Lake Erie; 2 missing

TOLEDO, Ohio - The bodies of two of four missing boaters were recovered in western Lake Erie on Thursday, a day after the group left for an afternoon of fishing.

Dates set in Aqua Indiana takeover deal

Residents in southwest Fort Wayne wondering when City Utilities will take over Aqua Indiana's southwest water system now have actual dates to look forward to.

Northeast Indiana students, teacher earn All-Star honors

Several northeast Indiana students and one teacher were honored this week in the 2014 Indiana Academic All-Stars program of the Indiana Association of School Principals.

Fort Wayne Trails, developer reach agreement

Kara Hackett | The Journal Gazette FORT WAYNE - Pufferbelly Trail supporters and businessman Mike Thomas reached a compromise that won't alter his subdivision plans, while still making room for the pathway.

Grandson gets 17 years in beating death of 90-year-old woman

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A central Ohio man who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of his 90-year-old grandmother has been sentenced to 17 years in prison. John Spindler of Columbus was sentenced Thursday.

Engle Road to be restricted for trail work

A section of Engle Road is to be restricted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday to continue with trail construction, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

No replacement car for coroner's office, council says

Five of the seven County Council members voted no to a request for a new $23,134 vehicle to replace a 2001 Jeep Cherokee with 129,000 miles on the odometer.

Kendallville crossings update

The Main Street railroad crossing in Kendallville is now closed for repairs, Kendallville announced today.

Culvert work closes section of Aboite Road

Aboite Road is closed between Lafayette Center Road and Hamilton Road, according to a statement issued Thursday by the Allen County Highway Department. It said the closure is expected to end about 7 p.m. Friday.

Health care's ills worry leaders

  The short-term prognosis for health care providers is gloom and doom.

Pair arrested in 582-pound marijuana bust

Allen County Sheriff's Department Two Fort Wayne men are charged with dealing marijuana after police said they found 582 pounds of the drug at a home on the city's north side.

Bogus listings invade real estate sites

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette Brad Krueger moved to Fort Wayne from Chicago about six months ago, and he's been looking to rent or buy a house in the southwest part of town. One way he's been shopping around is by going to real estate websites, and he's run into something surprising. He keeps stumbling across bogus listings.

Charges in tobacco shop slaying

  A man police say is responsible for the recent robbery and shooting death of a local tobacco shop owner was arrested as he exited a bus in Indianapolis.

Indiana reading test results inch higher

INDIANAPOLIS - New test results show the reading levels among Indiana's third graders made slight progress from last year.

Indiana Tech honors students for achievements

JG photo Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne celebrated the accomplishments of a number of students at its annual Honors Luncheon on April 12.

FWCS grad rates surge to over 90%

Indiana's high school graduation rate saw little change last school year, while Fort Wayne Community Schools reported a marked increase, according to figures released by the Indiana Department of Education on Wednesday.

Fatal cabin blaze under investigation

SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. - The state fire marshal's office has taken over the investigation of a fatal blaze at a rental cabin in Sevierville that killed a child and his relative from Indiana.

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, April 17, 2014

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

1 of 2 pleads guilty to harming toddler

Courtesy Allen County Sheriff's Department One of two people charged with seriously injuring a toddler pleaded guilty Wednesday in Allen Superior Court. Gregory R. Higgins II, 27, pleaded guilty to neglect of a dependent causing serious bodily injury, as well as an unrelated charge of burglary.

Church thefts yield 30 months in prison

She approached the podium with her hands clasped together while a man who came to court with her wiped tears from his eyes with his jacket sleeves.

New Tech Showcase scheduled for IPFW

Community members are invited to attend the second annual New Tech Showcase hosted by IPFW from 9:15 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday in the Walb Student Union International Ballroom.

Coliseum’s ticket sales rank high globally

Memorial Coliseum was ranked among the top arenas in the world for concert ticket sales of similar-sized venues during the past two months, according to a trade industry publication. In Venues Today's Top Spot list for February-March - a set of rankings set to be released this month - the Coliseum ranked No. 14.

Reading program expands partnership

The Fort Wayne TinCaps, Longe Optical and WFWA-TV PBS39 on Wednesday announced a multiyear partnership to expand the TinCaps Reading Program.

Canterbury hosts spring student-for-a-day event

Area students in kindergarten through 11th grade are invited to be a student for the day at Canterbury Schools, 5601 Covington Road and 3210 Smith Road, on April 24.

Works board approves sale of 2 properties

Fort Wayne Board of Public Works members on Wednesday approved the sale of two properties.

Pence's German trip lures jobs, goodwill

Gov. Mike Pence is bringing more than jobs back home to Indiana from his trade mission to Germany - he's got German chocolate Easter bunnies, too.

Part-time city resident could face deportation

A part-time Fort Wayne resident has been stuck for weeks in the Mideast without a passport and could be at risk of being deported and giving up his business interests there, according to an online report.

Husband accused of arson

A Fort Wayne man faces preliminary charges of arson and criminal mischief, accused of setting several fires in his wife's apartment after an argument.

Road restrictions for April 17

FERGUSON ROAD Lane restrictions between Muldoon and Winchester roads through Friday.

'Hoosier Millionaire’ at Coliseum tonight

The Hoosier Millionaire show will be held at Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne this evening. The show is one of six that will take place around the state this year, and the winners of those shows will appear in a televised finale at the Indiana State Fair, where the top prize will be $1 million.

Night set to meet primary candidates

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana are inviting their investors and members to Meet the Primary Candidates Night. The event is 5 to 7 p.m. April 23 at Greater Fort Wayne Inc., 200 E. Main Street, Suite 800.

Sex offender faces 3rd no-register count

A Fort Wayne man with two convictions for not registering as a sex offender is now facing a third charge for the same offense.

Indiana faces deadline on new education standards

Associated Press As the first state to drop the national Common Core learning standards, Indiana is rushing to approve new state-crafted benchmarks in time for teachers to use them this fall, and education leaders from across the nation are closely watching.

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.

Purdue researcher seeks to record 1 million sounds

A Purdue University researcher is on a mission to capture up to 1 million natural sounds around the globe next week for an Earth Day project.

Ohio same-sex ruling made, stayed

Associated Press Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while putting on hold the broader effects of his ruling to avoid "premature celebration and confusion" in case it's overturned.

Bicyclist shot dead in South Bend

Police say an 18-year-old suffered a deadly head wound while riding a bicycle on a South Bend street. The St. Joseph County Metro Homicide unit has identified the victim of the shooting as Nathan Hall.

Signs of the times

It's spring, when the roadways are lined with flowers, wildlife and political signs. The Indiana Department of Transportation, however, wants to remind you that campaign signs are prohibited from federal and state highway rights-of-way by state law.

Valmassoi, James

James Valmassoi of Fort Wayne has been named to the fall Dean's List at Biola University, the university has announced.

Tips lead to suspect in fatal store shooting

Courtesy Allen County Sheriff's Department FORT WAYNE - Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting of Antonio L. Nio, who was killed during an armed robbery April 7 at the tobacco shop he owned.

582 pounds of pot seized at north-side house

Courtesy Allen County Sheriff's Department FORT WAYNE - Two men are in custody after police converged on a north-side house Tuesday, seizing about 582 pounds of marijuana, according to a statement issued Wednesday by Cpl. Jeremy Tinkel, spokesman for the Allen County Sheriff's Department.

Stoppages to continue at Dupont, I-69

Traffic on Thursday will be intermittently stopped on Dupont Road (Indiana 1) to switch stoplights to temporary spans, the Indiana Department of Transportation's Fort Wayne district announced.

Griffin Road closure scheduled

Griffin Road is scheduled to close between Chapman and North County Line roads.

Klopfenstein Road closure set

Klopfenstein Road is scheduled to close between Springfield Center and Page roads.

Schedule of Kendallville track closures updated

Kendallville officials have sent out updated information from Norfolk Southern about crossing closures Wednesday.

Repairs scheduled on Wells Street

Drivers might see lane restrictions on Wells Street at Russell Avenue during repairs on a broken water line.

Harrison Street to close at Baker Street

Harrison Street is scheduled to close at Baker Street for a week.

18-year-old bicyclist shot dead in South Bend

SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Police say an 18-year-old was fatally shot in the head while riding a bicycle on a South Bend street.

Driver shortage causes backlog of RV deliveries

ELKHART – Recreation vehicle officials say a shortage of drivers to deliver RVs is the reason for growing backlog on manufacturers’ lots in northern Indiana.

Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

CINCINNATI - Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid premature celebration and confusion in case it's overturned on appeal.

Kansas suspect's hatred hard to forget, area businessman says

  Thirty-three years ago, Shep Moyle, a cub reporter, spent more than two hours surrounded by people in Nazi garb and armed with guns as he interviewed a man he knew as Glenn Miller.

Obama's Favorite County — At Least When It Comes To Giving Speeches

The president has visited Prince George's County, Md., four times this year. It is the most affluent county with an African-American majority. It also happens to be very close to the White House.

Chelsea Clinton Says She's Pregnant

The 34-year-old daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says she and husband Marc Mezvinsky are "very excited."

Following Enrollment Deadline, Health Care Focus Turns To States

President Obama met Thursday with insurance company executives and a separate group of insurance regulators from the states, discussing their mutual interest in administering the new health care law.

Obama: Affordable Care Act Enrollment Hits 8 Million

At a White House briefing, the president referred to the Affordable Care Act, saying "this thing is working," and urged Republicans to stop trying to repeal the law.

Hillary Clinton's Presidential Chess Board

Much of what will happen in the 2016 presidential race — in both political parties — hinges on whether Clinton decides to run. She has said she'll announce by the end of the year.

Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

Do America's Deportation Policies Work?

Guest Host Celeste Headlee learns more about the United States' deportation policies from Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute.

Deported For An Old Crime, Jamaican Loses His American Dream

Howard Dean Bailey made a good life for himself in the U.S. But then, a decades-old run-in with the law led to his deportation. Does his story show the system failing or working?

John Edwards Resumes Career As Trial Attorney

The former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful is one of three attorneys representing a boy in a medical malpractice case in North Carolina.

Bloomberg Seeks To Alter Gun Debate With $50 Million, And Moms

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is committing more of his considerable fortune to getting gun safety laws passed. The initiative will support a grass-roots effort that seeks to enlist women.

Holy Bible Could Become Louisiana's Official Book

Lawmakers have proposed a bill that would make the Bible the state's official book, but critics say it is unconstitutional and would open Louisiana up to legal challenges.

Is Obamacare A Success? We Might Not Know For A While

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.

Obama's Tax Rate Rose — And He Can't Blame Anyone But Himself

President Obama, like many wealthy Americans, is paying more of his income to the IRS. He and the first lady paid $98,169 in taxes for 2013 on income of $481,098.

Gingrich 2012 Campaign Still Owes $4.7 Million

Topping the list of the former GOP presidential candidate's creditors is an air charter company called Moby Dick Airways. The second biggest creditor? Newt Gingrich himself.

Backlash Over State Party's Progressive Agenda May Hobble Udall

When Democrats took control of Colorado's statehouse, they pushed through gun control, civil unions and environmental bills. Then voters pushed back, and Sen. Mark Udall is feeling the fallout.

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