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Police follow trail of Easter morning stabbing to Ohio

  A missing woman, a bloodstained apartment and a frantic 911 call from someone who said she was stabbed and held captive in a car.

4 area counties get storm aid

Parts of northeast Indiana - but not Allen County - will receive federal assistance to cover damage from winter storms in early January.

City Council OKs 5 street projects

Fort Wayne City Council members fast-tracked approval for five projects that will kick-start a record construction season all over the city.

Zoo reimagining Australian exhibit

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette For more than a quarter of a century, a little slice of the Outback has been nestled within the city where kangaroos and dingoes found a home.

5 local things of interest to area readers - Wed., April 23, 2014

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

Adams Center Road section to close

Adams Center Road is scheduled to close between Tillman and Paulding roads.

US 24 to be named for former Rep. Phyllis Pond

A portion of Indiana's U.S. 24 will be named after the longest-serving female representative in state history.

Traffic stop yields meth bust

DeKalb County Police Department A DeKalb County deputy arrested two Garrett men Tuesday evening after they were pulled over for speeding, according to a DeKalb County news release.

Local man gets 80 years on molest charges

A 55-year-old man was sentenced Tuesday to 80 years in prison on child molesting charges. John Newman, of the 800 block of Wilt Street, was accused of molesting two girls who were known to him.

Ex-AWS worker admits abuse

A 54-year-old former staff member at Anthony Wayne Services pleaded guilty Tuesday to a felony, admitting to neglecting a patient.

Winona Lake resident held in sexual assault of girl, 17

JG photo A Winona Lake man was arrested Tuesday on a rape charge after a teenager told police he sexually assaulted her this month.

Raid yields drugs, guns, one arrest

A Fort Wayne man faces several felony charges after police said they raided a home and found cocaine, heroin and guns.

Parking changes made at Fort Wayne airport

Due to construction expected to last through the summer, visitors to Fort Wayne International Airport will encounter changes in parking lot accommodations.

New Haven council OKs 42% increase in sewer rates

New Haven residents are expected to see new sewer rates by July.

14 train cars derail in St. Joe

More than a dozen train coal cars derailed about 12:15 p.m. Tuesday in DeKalb County. No injuries were reported when the 14 cars derailed in St. Joe, according to Carla Groleau, a representative for CSX Corp.

Ferndale-area flood project gets underway

The Journal Gazette Work on a long-awaited flood project kicked off Tuesday in the Waynedale neighborhood of Ferndale. Mayor Tom Henry joined neighbors for a groundbreaking ceremony for work that will protect the area against the most common floods.

Road restrictions for April 23

ENGLE ROAD Lane restrictions to one lane in each direction 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, April 23, between Jefferson Boulevard and Stateman Way.

Culinary school proposed for former hall of fame

The South Bend Redevelopment Commission will consider a request to take the former College Football Hall of Fame building off the market for six months to give Ivy Tech Community College time to determine whether to place its culinary program there.

Indiana visitors can touch a moon rock

Visitors will get at least two chances to touch a moon rock within the next two weeks.

Colts mascot inspires pride, joy for Croninger students

Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Video: Even before beloved Blue took the floor, fist pumping, hand clapping and foot stomping echoed through the gym.

Requests by missing girl's parents too broad

Two men who were with a 20-year-old Indiana University student before she vanished in 2011 say in court documents that her parents are on a "fishing expedition" in their efforts to obtain evidence to use in a lawsuit against them.

Officer in shooting faced charges

Prosecutors said they were preparing to file stalking charges against an Indianapolis police officer who authorities said fatally shot his ex-wife and then killed himself.

Local woman wins $250,000 in Lucky 7

Hoosier Lottery Laura Keller of Fort Wayne claimed a $250,000 prize last week at Hoosier Lottery headquarters in Indianapolis.

Hamilton Road to close at Indiana 14

Hamilton Road is scheduled to be closed on the north side of Indiana 14 today, weather permitting.

Restaurant donating 696 smoke detectors

Hundreds of smoke detectors will be available to area residents after a large donation today to the Fort Wayne Fire Department.

Zoo announces $7 million campaign

Cathie Brown | The Journal Gazette After more than a quarter of a century, a little slice of the Outback in Fort Wayne is getting a facelift. Provided the public is willing to help.

FEMA grants state's winter-storm appeal

5 northeast counties to get funds; Allen, 3 others denied assistance

City Council approves construction projects

Fort Wayne City Council members fast-tracked approval for five projects that will kick-start a record construction season all over the city.

1 charged in narcotics investigation

A Fort Wayne man faces cocaine charges after a drug-related search warrant was served at a city address, police said.

Car fleeing shooting hits Indy school bus

INDIANAPOLIS - A car has struck a school bus in Indianapolis, injuring about a half-dozen children. A 16-year-old girl told police that someone shot at her car Tuesday and as she fled her car spun out of control and she struck the side of the school bus.

Suspect, 50, accused of raping 17-year-old

JG photo A 50-year-old Winona Lake man was arrested Tuesday, accused of raping a 17-year-old girl on April 6. Michael J. Elliott forced himself on the girl at her Warsaw residence, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the Warsaw Police Department.

Medication to be accepted in Wiliams County

The Williams County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration will accept unwanted prescription pills and patches Saturday.

Unwanted Medication Disposal Day sites set

Those who wish to dispose of expired or unwanted medication have a number of options Friday.

Football coach sentenced in Ohio rape case

AP STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - A volunteer football coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party that preceded the rape of a girl by two high school football players in 2012 pleaded no contest to two charges on Tuesday, the Ohio attorney general's office said.

Fort Wayne woman claims $250,000 prize

Courtesy Hoosier Lottery Laura Keller of Fort Wayne is a faithful Hoosier Lottery player, picking up her Mega Millions and Powerball tickets each Friday for the weekend drawings.

Estranged wife stabbed multiple times, abducted

A Fort Wayne man has been arrested in Ohio and faces charges in Allen County in connection with an attack on his estranged wife in which she was stabbed and abducted on Easter Sunday, Fort Wayne police said Tuesday.

Work to close West Hamilton at Indiana 14

The West Hamilton Road northern approach to Indiana 14 (Illinois Road) is scheduled to close until the fall.

Area jobless rate dips to 5.7%

The Journal Gazette Full-time mom and part-time non-profit worker Margaret Williams of Fort Wayne believes the job picture is improving, especially when she doesn't see her husband around the house.

A grand time in store for the GOP

Courtesy Local Republican Party leaders believe that all work and no play would make a political convention a dull place - and reflect poorly on Fort Wayne.

Restaurant grading system looked at

Reading a local food inspection-violation chart could eventually be as easy as checking a child's school grades, officials said Monday.

Protecting Polish Jews in WWII gets honor

  For decades, the tales that Jan Szubiac heard from his mother and grandmother stirred little interest outside his household in Poland.

5 local things of interest to area readers - Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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

Group OKs new academic standards

The Indiana Education Roundtable on Monday overwhelmingly approved new English and math academic standards, sending the final decision to the State Board of Education next week.

Youths get primer on tough calls in Congress

  A high school student asked U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman about Stutzman's $17 trillion national debt Monday.

Huntertown raises sewer rate

About 60 people crowded into the Huntertown town hall Monday for a public hearing on a proposed sewer rate hike, which the Town Council later unanimously approved.

Indiana stash of guns, ammo draws 10-year sentence

INDIANAPOLIS - A central Indiana man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison on federal charges stemming from the seizure of more than 30 machine guns and ammunition from his home.

2 molestation counts for sex with girl, 13

JG photo A 20-year-old man faces two counts of child molesting, accused of having sexual intercourse with a then-13-year-old girl he met while working at Weisser Park Center.

Craigslist encounter ends with shooting

A man told city police he was shot in the knee early Sunday morning by a man who came to his house with a woman he met on Craigslist. Shortly before 1:30 a.m., police responded to a house in the 5600 block of Albany Court on a call about a shooting, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Meeting set on Bluffton road work

The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a public information meeting Thursday in Bluffton on proposed intersection improvements on Indiana 1 south of the city.

Call 311 by Friday for spring leaf pickup

Because heavy December snow prevented the completion of bagged-leaf pickups, the Fort Wayne Street Department will collect leaves next week if they have been placed in biodegradable bags.

Neglect charged in toddler case

A Fort Wayne man who left two toddlers outside and his infant in an apartment alone was charged Monday with neglect of a dependent. According to court documents, a woman called police about 8 p.m. Nov. 28 and said she found two toddlers out in the cold crying in front of a home.

3 students hurt when car hits bus

Three students were injured Monday morning in Williams County, Ohio, after a car failed to stop behind a Millcreek-West Unity Local school bus, according to a statement from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

2 masked men rob gas station

Two men armed with silver handguns robbed a gas station early Monday, according to police reports.

U.S. Clears Egypt For Some Military Assistance

The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

Green GOP Group Caught Between 'Rock And A Hard Place'

On Earth Day 2014, it wasn't easy being an environmental organization in the Republican Party. The big donors who write checks aren't much interested in the environment.

One Month From Mudslide, Wash. Governor Takes Stock Of Damage

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee offers an update on the deadly mudslides near the town of Oso in March. President Obama is visiting Oso on Tuesday.

Longtime D.C. Lawyer Is White House's Next Top Counsel

The White House named Neil Eggleston its new top lawyer. He'll have to muster his legal and political skills to deal with a divided Congress and multiple investigations of the Obama's administration.

Out Of Clout: Some States Brace For Washington Power Outage

A handful of states are about to lose decades of clout and seniority in Congress. Which one will be hardest hit of all? Michigan.

In TV Ad, GOP Senate Candidate Mocks 'War On Women' Rhetoric

Terri Lynn Land, a Republican running for Senate in Michigan, says she knows more about being a woman than the male Democratic congressman who's attacking her.

Louisiana Lawmaker Pulls Bill To Make Bible State's Official Book

The lawmaker who sponsored the bill to make the Holy Bible the state's official book said it had become a distraction and that there were "much more important" priorities.

What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool?

Many educators tout the benefits of preschool, but there's no clear standard for what qualifies as a quality program. Researchers say that when it comes to pre-K, Tulsa, Okla., gets it right.

Supreme Court Will Hear Challenge To Ohio Ban On Campaign Lies

The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday testing whether states can make it a crime to lie about candidates during an election campaign.

Georgia Bill Loosens Restrictions On Guns In Public Places

Allowing guns into government buildings that have no security is part of a bill waiting the governor's approval. Municipalities worry their budgets will grow as they forced to hire security.

High Court To Consider Political Lies, Future Of Broadcasting

The Supreme Court on Tuesday hears arguments in two high-profile cases that could affect video sharing on the Internet, and the telling of untruths in the political marketplace.

'Ready For Hillary': Clinton's Campaign-In-Waiting

A shadow campaign is underway, raising small donations by selling T-shirts and baby onesies and holding fundraisers, all just waiting for Clinton to say that, yes, she is running for president.

Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a top 2016 GOP presidential prospect, is stirring curiosity among black leaders for his outreach efforts and activism in reforming mandatory sentencing laws.

Obama Seeks Wider Authority To Release Drug Offenders

Attorney General Eric Holder announced Monday that the administration expects to broaden criteria under which federal prisoners convicted of drug offenses can apply for pardons or reduced sentences.

President Obama Will Skip China, But Asia Trip Sends A Message

President Obama visits several Asian countries this week. Guest host Celeste Headlee speaks with business journalists Sudeep Reddy and Roben Farzad about what the trip could mean for the U.S. economy.

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