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A mother continues son's legacy through backpacks

Courtesy Shelley Septer's son, Zach, could never hold a job. He suffered from what she called an impulsive disorder. He would do things without thinking, dangerous things, things that would get him into trouble.

Driver rescued from burning SUV

DeKalb County Sheriff's Department A man was in serious but stable condition after he lost control of his SUV, it struck several trees and then caught fire, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department.

Keeping roads from falling through cracks

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette For crews battling potholes on city streets, spring can feel like a monster-sized game of Whac-A-Mole.

Ohio hog farms hit by disease that kills baby pigs

TOLEDO, Ohio - A relatively new virus that kills newborn pigs has been found on hog farms around Ohio.

Sniffing out some doggone eggs for charity

Rachel Von | The Journal Gazette Four-year-old Pabst didn't seem motivated as he strolled among 9,000 neon plastic eggs scattered across the grass in Franke Park. Perhaps it's because the English bulldog has participated in the Easter Bone Hunt every year with his owner, Andrew Teel.

Fewer help requests for townships

When it comes to hard-luck stories, township trustees have heard them all: •Single mothers who can't afford to feed their children; •Senior citizens who are about to have their gas or electricity shut off because they can't afford to pay the bills; •Families facing eviction from their home because they can't pay the rent.

Doctors say Medicare report only half of story

Jeff Wiehe | The Journal Gazette It took more than a decade of full-time training after medical school for Dr. Gohar Salam to be able to perform the complex eye surgeries he specializes in at his private practice on Diebold Road.

Easter egg hunt at First Presbyterian Church

This was a familiar sight around town on Sunday morning as little ones looked for eggs. Here's a video of the egg hunt at First Presbyterian Church.

$1 million reimbursed to troubled doctor

After months of investigating what they described as numerous drug overdoses because of his treatment, state officials moved to seek the suspension of one prominent Fort Wayne pain doctor.

Senate race field puts focus on taxes, schools

  The ground war is heating up in the Republican primary for the open Senate District 15 seat. Three well-known politicos and one businessman are knocking on doors, running radio ads and sending mailers in the quest to replace retiring Sen. Tom Wyss, R-Fort Wayne.

3rd man charged in bar shooting at Peanuts arrested

A third man charged in a shooting three weeks ago at a north-side bar was arrested Saturday.

State GOP convention guests leaked

A couple of cats were let out of the Republican Party bag in Angola.

Lecture looks at lost landmarks

Keiara Carr | The Journal Gazette The 1940s Greyhound Bus terminal disappeared from Jefferson Boulevard more than 20 years ago, but it still made quite an impression Saturday.

Classmates donate to fallen student's family

Many Highland Middle School students and staff never met Suncerria Uditsky.

Dozens see assault on 4-year-old

A northern Indiana man faces battery and intimidation charges for allegedly attacking a 4-year-old boy who was shopping at a grocery store with his father.

After 70 years of marriage, Ohio couple die 15 hours apart

Associated Press photos A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

Brown County seeks tax hike for courthouse fixes

Brown County officials struggling to solve space and accessibility issues at the county's outdated 130-year-old courthouse are taking another run at residents in hopes they'll support a tax increase for an expansion.

Road restrictions for April 20

ENGLE ROAD Lane restrictions to one lane in each direction 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 to 23 between Jefferson Boulevard and Stateman Way to continue trail construction.

3rd man arrested in north-side bar shooting

A third man charged in a shooting three weeks ago at a north-side bar was arrested, police announced late Saturday.

Jail needs 'scary’; fixes to be pricey, officials say

File | The Journal Gazette Allen County officials will consider increasing jail space and expanding alternative programs such as work release, probation and home detention in light of a new state law that becomes effective July 1.

Activists aim to replace carriage horses

Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette Those who offer rides in Fort Wayne say their horses spend much of their time in the pasture or in a barn, and enjoy having a job to do.

Pediatric doctor seeks shorter sentence for child porn

COLUMBUS, Ohio - A pediatric doctor who pleaded guilty to accessing child pornography is citing a troubled childhood and his own sexual abuse as a boy as he seeks a lower prison sentence.

Mission gearing up for 1,500 Easter diners

File “For those who may not have anyone or anywhere to go, we know that hope can begin with a hot meal."

Tea party views enter race in House districts

  Two northeast Indiana veteran female legislators face similar primary challenges in the Indiana House this May as each seeks to serve a third term. Their opponents have tea party leanings and question numerous recent votes by Rep. Kathy Heuer, R-Columbia City, and Rep. Rebecca Kubacki, R-Syracuse.

Focus on rights, UN official says

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette The United Nations should stop pushing the rule of law on fragile nations and stress humans rights instead, according to a U.N. official.

5 things of interest to area readers – Saturday, April 19, 2014

Michelle Davies | The Journal Gazette A look at some things Fort Wayne area readers will want to know. 1. Local stories you'll want to read

Motorcycle hits van; rider in critical condition

A man was in critical condition early Friday after his motorcycle hit a parked van.

Officers doubt tale of woman's injuries

When police arrived at a Fort Wayne home and found a woman unconscious, the story from a man there didn't add up, they said.

City sets pickup of bagged leaves

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

Gunfire at complex; bullet strikes toilet

A Fort Wayne woman awoke early Friday when a bullet struck a toilet and narrowly missed her bedroom, police said.


HARRISON STREET Closed at the Baker Street intersection through April 25. BROADWAY STREET Closed between Hartzell Street and Middle Street in New Haven through April 21.

Victim shot while taking trash out

A man was shot late Thursday, apparently while taking out the trash. Officers said they were told the man walked into a hospital for treatment.

2 arrested after New Haven robbery

JG photo Two men were arrested late Thursday after a robbery at a New Haven gas station.

Home raid leads to cocaine charges

A Fort Wayne man was arrested Friday on three counts of dealing cocaine after police said they found a little more than half an ounce of the drug in his home.

Hoosier strikes building, later hit by train

MICHIGAN CITY Police in northwest Indiana say a man who drove into a building in the morning was hit by a train later that night.

Return of old school standards urged

A State Board of Education member formally requested Friday that an education panel abandon a proposed overhaul of Indiana's education standards and instead recommend that the state's previous benchmarks be reinstated in classrooms this fall.

Indianapolis officer slays ex-wife, then self

The Indianapolis police chief says a sergeant on administrative leave used someone else's car to break through police surveillance and fatally shoot his ex-wife and himself.

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.

Badders graduates from basic training

Air Force Airman Thomas J. Badders graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Badders is the son of Keith and Wendy Badders of Huntertown.

Olaguez graduates from basic training

JG photo Air Force Airman Joshua D. Olaguez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Huckabee, Priebus coming to state GOP convention

JG photo Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and national GOP Chairman Reince Priebus will speak at the state party’s convention in Fort Wayne.

Developer, group compromise on trail

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette Whisper Rock generated a lot of discussion - and not exactly in hushed tones.

Dropped cigarette blamed in fatal fire

SANTA CLAUS, Ind. - State police say a fatal house fire in a southern Indiana town began after a woman with a disability dropped a cigarette.

Board member: Old Indiana school standards better than flawed plan

INDIANAPOLIS - A State Board of Education member formally requested Friday that an education panel abandon a proposed overhaul of Indiana's education standards and instead recommend that the state's previous benchmarks be reinstated in classrooms this fall.

Dates change for Engle Road restrictions

FORT WAYNE – A section of Engle Road is to be restricted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday to continue with trail construction, the Fort Wayne Traffic Engineering Department said Friday.

Obama Adds Malaysia To His Asia Itinerary

Obama travels to Malaysia next week, where the government is under fire for the handling of a missing airliner. NPR's Wade Goodwyn talks to Joshua Kurlantzick of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Are Democrats Trying To Energize The Base With The Race Card?

Top Democrats have said recently that some GOP opposition to President Obama and his agenda is based on race. It's an explosive message that might drive Democratic voters to the polls.

In Virginia, Politicians Fish For Support At Old-Fashioned Event

Even as technology and social media transform politics, some traditions still live on — like the annual Shad Planking festival in Wakefield. It's a must-attend event on Virginia's political calendar.

Obama: Your Question, Ms. Keith?

I had been NPR's White House correspondent for four months. On Thursday, I asked my first question at a presidential press conference. This is how it happened.

Week In Politics: A Deal On Ukraine And Health Care Numbers

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss the breakthrough Ukraine deal and the new health care enrollment numbers.

Pipeline Put Off, As Keystone Review Is Indefinitely Extended

It looks as though the "comment period" for the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project will be extended, delaying a decision past the November elections.

Hey, Superheroes On The National Mall: Any Advice For Congress?

Gathered in Washington for a comic book convention, these costumed enthusiasts shared how their favorite characters would run the country.

Why Scott Walker Is Looking Beyond His Fan Base

Governors in both parties routinely run for re-election while keeping coy about the White House. But there's no question what's on the Wisconsin governor's mind, long term.

Should College Dropouts Be Honored By Their Alma Maters?

From a Top Gun sequel starring drones to Howard University's pick of Puff Daddy as its commencement speaker, the Barbershop guys weigh in on the week's news.

New York's Muslims Push For Public Schools To Close For Eid Holidays

President of the Muslim Democratic Club of New York Linda Sarsour discusses why she wants the city's public schools to close on holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.

To Fight Extremism, Don't Alienate Troublemakers At The Mosque

In the fight against Islamic extremism, the president of the Muslim Public Affairs Council says that intervention within the community is more effective than external surveillance and secrecy.

15 Years After Columbine, Are Schools Any Safer?

The mass shooting at Columbine High School spurred schools to adopt "zero tolerance" policies. Do they work? NPR Education Correspondent Claudio Sanchez and former principal Bill Bond discuss.

Obama Wants To Sell Exports To Asia, But Critics Aren't Buying

As the president prepares to travel to Asia, the White House says a trade deal would boost U.S. exports. But opponents say the Trans-Pacific Partnership would hurt the environment and U.S. jobs.

Chelsea Clinton Announces She's Pregnant

Chelsea's parents — Bill and Hillary — sent out tweets confirming the news. The former president wrote that he's excited to add a new line to his Twitter bio: grandfather to be.

Updated Obamacare Enrollment Exceeds Estimates

President Obama said enrollment under the Affordable Care Act reached 8 million after the deadline was extended by 2 weeks. The figure represents a turnaround from the disastrous debut of the website.

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