Allen County Democratic Party Jefferson Jackson Dinner
Friday, September 26th, 2014
Ceruti's Diamond Room - 6601 Innovation Blvd., Fort Wayne
News Feed:
Standoff suspect bolts, recaptured

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette A man arrested early Thursday after allegedly barricading himself in an apartment and escaping from police while at a hospital and was eventually caught after he jumped into the St. Marys River and found himself floating on a log surrounded by police.

Parkview name attached to Arts United's ArtsLab

JG photo The new ArtsLab downtown has been renamed in recognition of Parkview Physician Group's $500,000 donation for the expansion of the Arts Campus, Arts United President Susan Mendenhall announced Thursday.

Civic leader Gil Haynie dies

JG photo Gilmore S. Haynie Jr., a local attorney who was active in numerous civic efforts and remembered as a steadying influence, died Thursday. He was 67.

No money for appeal of budgets, auditor says

Allen County officials have learned that estimated income tax revenues next year are $1 million less than predicted, leaving no extra money for budget appeals.

Noble County man pinned by equipment dies

A 72-year-old man died in Noble County on Thursday night after being pinned between a pan scraper excavator and a trailer, the Noble County sheriff's department said today.

Interstate 69 reopen after Grant County flooding

Interstate 69 is fully reopen in Grant County after flooding closed the road near the Indiana 18 exit in Marion, Indiana State Police said today.

Main Street section to close for Taste of the Arts

Main Street between Clinton and Lafayette streets is to close at 6 p.m. today for crews to set up for the Taste of the Arts Festival, festival organizers said today.

5 things of interest to area readers - Friday, August 22

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette 1. FOR YOUR INFORMATION ... * Main Street will close at 6 p.m. Friday, between Clinton and Lafayette Streets, to set up for the Taste of the Arts Festival.

State alleges fraud in Warsaw

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit Thursday in Kosciusko County against a former Warsaw city official and a pipe contractor, seeking repayment of $334,000 in public funds allegedly defrauded from the city.

Auditor who quit set for re-election

Even though Whitley County's auditor stepped down from her post this week amid a criminal investigation, she'll still likely win re-election in November.

1st permit OK'd for sewer plant

Huntertown has received preliminary state approval to build a $14.2 million wastewater treatment plant on Hathaway Road.

Meth lab leads to 4 arrests

Four people were arrested Tuesday and two young children were taken into state custody after a meth lab was found at a Winona Lake home.

Suspect charged in baseball bat attack

A Fort Wayne man told police he never hit anyone with a baseball bat in mid-June and that he was instead the one who was hit.

Man charged in abuse of boy, 10

A Fort Wayne man was charged Thursday with picking up a 10-year-old boy by the neck and later throwing him into a cabinet. Chad L. Harber, 34, of the 5500 block of Old Dover Road, is charged with felony battery.

Video leads to molesting charges

A Fort Wayne man was charged Wednesday with two counts of child molesting after he was accused of video recording two young boys and inappropriately touching them.

Man found dead in DeKalb field

With no witnesses available, investigators worked throughout Thursday to figure out how a man in DeKalb County was killed in an apparent farm equipment accident.

Rural, volunteer fire agencies receiving $194,000

Rural and volunteer fire departments from 29 counties throughout Indiana have been awarded more than $194,000 in grants.

2 towns get state facade grants

Woodburn and Churubusco will each receive $400,000 in state grants to help with downtown facade improvements. The grants are part of the Main Street Revitalization Program managed by the Office of Community and Rural Affairs.

Local counties get state grants

New grants for the care of Indiana's bodies of water totaling $994,300 have been awarded through the Lake and River Enhancement program in the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife.

Bluffton installs beach for luau

Bluffton's Beach Party Luau will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday in front of City Hall. Eighty tons of sand will be delivered and spread on the street to provide a beach for the event.

Saint Francis to help in food drive

Incoming students to the University of Saint Francis will participate in a food drive for Associated Churches of Fort Wayne and Allen County's Neighborhood Food Network.

Sure sign of campus life

JG photo Sure sign of campus life

Firefighters collect cash for MDA

JG photo

Road restrictions for Aug. 22, 2014

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.

Parhm, Martez

Army Pvt. Martez Parhm has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Kuhnle open house set for Sunday

Congressional candidate Justin Kuhnle will have an open house Sunday at his campaign office in Albion.

State alleges fraud in Warsaw

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller filed a lawsuit Thursday in Kosciusko County against a former Warsaw city official and a pipe contractor, seeking repayment of $334,000 in public funds allegedly defrauded from the city.

Man arrested today escapes, jumps in St. Mary's River before recaptured

By Samuel Hoffman A Fort Wayne man who was arrested early Thursday after barricading himself in an apartment on Lakeside Drive escaped from police while at St. Joseph Hospital and was eventually caught after he jumped into the St. Mary's River and found himself floating on a log in the river surrounded by police.

Superior Court judge apologizes for extremely tasteless' remarks

  Allen Superior Court Judge Stanley Levine finds himself in hot water with his colleagues and staff after a string of sexually charged comments at a public retirement reception Friday.

Estimated income tax revenues in Allen County are $1 million less than predicted

Allen County officials have learned that the estimated income tax revenues next year are $1 million less than predicted, leaving zero dollars in the general fund for budget appeals.

Human rights advocate dies at 76

  C. Lockwood Marine, a longtime member of the Fort Wayne Metropolitan Human Relations Commission who championed fairness, died at home Tuesday.

Beating death suspect linked to bank card use

JG photo The woman found dead in her northwest Fort Wayne home this month was beaten to death with a fire poker and her bank card was used in a shopping spree, according to new details made available Wednesday in court filings.

Huntertown gets construction approval for wastewater treatment plant

Huntertown has received state approval to build a wastewater treatment plant on Hathaway Road.

E. State Boulevard will be temporarily closed on Monday

E. State Boulevard will be temporarily closed to traffic on Monday between Westbrook Drive and Cass Street, according to a statement from the Traffic Engineering Department.

Allen County recycling drop off locations closed on Labor Day

The following statement was issued Thursday by Republic Services of Indiana: The Allen County Recycling Drop off locations will be closed for Labor Day on Sept. 1.

Teacher accused of sex with teen

  A 29-year-old former teacher at Woodlan Junior-Senior High School is charged with child seduction, accused of having sex with a 17-year-old student at the school.

Berry Street closed until 5 p.m. Friday

Berry Street will remain closed between Harrison Street and Maiden Lane until 5 p.m. on Friday, according to a statement from the Traffic Engineering Department.

No trash, recycling services on Labor Day

There will be no trash and recycling collections on September 1 due to the Labor Day holiday, according to a statement from Republic Services.

Gump Road section to close Saturday

Gump Road is scheduled to close between Coldwater and Lima roads. The Allen County Highway Department announced Thursday that the closure will be from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, August 23.

River Road east of Bluffton closed next week

River Road east of Bluffton will be closed next week from 7 a.m. Monday until 6 p.m. Wednesday for replacement of a culvert pipe under the roadway, according to a statement from Mayor Ted Ellis.

Fatal farming incident in Dekalb County

A man at a Dekalb County farm died this morning after being pinned between a tractor and metal beam, according to a statement from the Dekalb County Sheriff's Department.

Woman's tormentor sought in beatings

A New Haven man is accused of choking a woman into unconsciousness before beating her again and trying to rape her after she was released from a hospital.

Grant aims to get kids school-ready

A $4,000 grant will help area preschoolers and child care teachers continue toward the goal of United Way of Allen County Women United: to have all children be kindergarten-ready and succeed in school, officials said.

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, August 21

Chad Ryan The Journal Gazette 1. FYI * The man barricaded in an apartment on the 8400 block of Lakeside Dr. has surrendered and an assault rifle was recovered.

Work release for dog's owner

A man accused of starving his dog to death was sentenced this week in Allen Superior Court and will be placed in work release today to serve the executed portion of his sentence.

Pence draws fire in same-sex case

INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Mike Pence contradicted himself on same-sex marriage, telling the court he had no power to enforce Indiana's gay marriage ban, then directing executive agencies about how to proceed after court rulings on the subject, a federal judge says.

Materials sought for vet's home

Earlier this summer, UPSTAR, a Realtors association, announced plans to build a home for an Afghanistan veteran who had come home with major injuries and put out a plea for monetary or in-kind donations.

Fort Wayne man guilty of drug trafficking

A federal jury convicted a Fort Wayne man this week of three counts related to drug trafficking and ordered the forfeiture of the firearm seized at the time of his arrest.

Crash ejects, kills driver

A Texas man was killed in DeKalb County early Wednesday when he lost control, crashed into a ditch embankment and was thrown from his vehicle, police said.

Local man gets no jail time for computer tampering

A Fort Wayne man was handed a suspended prison sentence Tuesday after he pleaded guilty in Allen Superior Court to computer tampering.

Cadavers, a teen, and a med school dream

Associated Press A 17-year-old Indiana high school student stands among the group of medical students, doctors and nurses working with a scalpel on a cadaver donor. His status isn't obvious in the crowd, and his confidence seems to work as camouflage.

Shepard to be honored for promoting citizenship

Former Indiana Chief Justice Randall Shepard has received recognition for encouraging citizen participation in government.

New stretch of US 31 set to open Thursday

State highway officials are telling motorists to expect delays as they open a new stretch of U.S. 31 between South Bend and Plymouth.

Outside Group Mirrors Successful Strategies Of Political Parties

A U.S. Senate seat is up for grabs in Iowa, and the GOP has opened 11 field offices statewide. But there's also a new team working the state, the Virginia-based group Americans for Prosperity.

GAO: Bergdahl Exchange Violated Law

Congressional investigators say the Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, held prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders.

Perry Says Ground Troops Must Be An Option Against Iraq Militants

The Texas governor exploring a 2016 presidential bid says the Islamic State is too big of a threat to take direct intervention off the table.

Senate Control May Swing On North Carolina's Unpopularity Contest

Democratic incumbent Kay Hagan wants voters to punish her GOP challenger Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, for unpopular laws. Tillis wants to aim anger toward the president at Hagan.

McDonnell Takes The Stand, Founding Defense On Marital Dysfunction

In the corruption trial of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, McDonnell took the stand as a witness. Jeff E. Schapiro, politics columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, discusses the testimony with Robert Siegel.

Lawyers, Ready Your Pens: November Elections Could Mean Recounts

With the electorate as polarized as ever and the promise of plenty of close House and Senate elections this November, lawyers are already preparing for the recounts that are almost certain to follow.

With Ferguson, Obama Forced To Confront Race Yet Again

President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.

Obama Suspends Summer Vacation To Debrief On Issues At Home And Abroad

President Obama returned to Washington to hold White House meetings on the latest developments in Iraq and in Ferguson, Mo.

Former Vermont Sen. Jeffords, Who Once Tipped Senate Scale, Dies

James Jeffords' decision to leave the GOP and become an independent handed power to Democrats for 18 months. In his career of more than 30 years, Jeffords focused on education and the environment.

4 More Things NBC Must Do To Save 'Meet The Press'

NPR TV critic Eric Deggans offers four suggestions beyond replacing host David Gregory for revitalizing NBC's Sunday politics show, based on his own experience as a CNN guest host.

An Unprecedented Transfer Of Power Marked Ford's Presidency

In the wake of President Nixon's resignation, Gerald Ford assumed the presidency inheriting a nation divided over Watergate and distracted from pressing domestic and international events.

Obama Breaks Up Vacation With Brief Return To Washington

In a rare move for him, Obama took a break from his vacation to return to Washington for meetings on the U.S. military campaign in Iraq and tensions between police and protesters in Ferguson, Mo.

Sen. McCaskill On Ferguson: 'We're Going To Get All The Facts'

Tess Vigeland speaks with Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill about the week of violence and tension in Ferguson, discussing the way forward for the community.

Perry Pushes Back Against Allegations He Overstepped His Authority

Tess Vigeland talks to Ben Philpott of member station KUT about the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry on charges of abuse of power. The governor spoke for the first time since the charges, saying he acted within his power.

Gov. Perry: Indictment 'Amounts To Nothing'

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says the felony abuse-of-power charges against him are politically motivated, calling it a "farce of a prosecution."

Featured Sponsor
Featured Sponsor: Phil GiaQuinta
Elected Officials

The Allen County Democratic Party
7301 Decatur Road Fort Wayne, IN 46816
Phone: (260) 478-8239

Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3pm to 5pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 2pm

© 2014 Allen County Democratic Party. All rights reserved