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Ivy Tech opens path to better life for refugees

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette A mother and teenage daughter from Haiti. Cousins from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. An eager, young woman from Burma.

Security worker absolved in slaying

  Wielding a broken beer bottle outside a north-side bar, Damian J. Miller II was shot dead by a bar security officer Jan. 19.

County renews lease for Byron Health

Officials at Byron Health Center on Lima Road are hoping to build a new facility on the north side of the campus in northwest Allen County.

70 years in cruel holdup-beating

  For all intents and purposes, Zach Doan ended the life of his 80-year-old victim when he bloodied her face with his closed fists, robbing her of her eyesight, independence and security.

Whitley auditor office under investigation

The Whitley County Auditor's Office is the subject of a police investigation after the county's commissioners found discrepancies in some accounts.

Decatur finalist for $39 million upgrade

Decatur is hoping to spur $39 million in public and private investment by using art and education to inspire economic growth and job creation.

2 escape south-side blaze

The residents of a south-side home escaped a house fire early Friday that caused significant damage, firefighters said.

Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

Associated Press Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band director accused of ignoring a sexualized culture of rituals among band members.

4 doctors arrested after Indiana clinic raids

Four doctors who supposedly ran a system of clinics aimed at helping addicts kick painkillers were illegally selling a drug that's supposed to aid in rehabilitation, authorities said Friday.

Indianapolis pulls future support for Amtrak line

Indianapolis city officials have decided not to provide any additional money to subsidize an Amtrak passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago, casting its future into question.

Measles case diagnosed in central Indiana

State health officials say a case of measles has been diagnosed in central Indiana and people who visited three clinics and a restaurant may have been exposed to the virus.

Lifetime Sports Academy wraps

Fort Wayne's Parks Department just wrapped up thousands of swim, golf and tennis lessons as part of its annual Lifetime Sports Academy.

Voices of Unity medals in Latvia

The Voices of Unity Youth Choir returned to Fort Wayne this week after taking part in the eighth World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia.

Ex-Ohio officer returned to jail in murder case

A former Akron police captain will spend the next 30 days in jail while he awaits a decision about whether he should receive a new trial in the 1998 slaying of his ex-wife, a judge ruled Friday.

Road restrictions for July 26

WAYNE TRACE Closed on the bridge over Interstate 469 through Aug. 1. COVERDALE ROAD Closed between Winters Road and Airport Expressway through Sept. 12.

70-year sentence in attack on 80-year-old

A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to 70 years in prison Friday for a home invasion in which he attacked an 80-year-old woman, leaving her blind and in hospice care.

'Mad Anthony’ stoic as he awaits tuneup

Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette The General is getting a facelift.

Volunteer offers succor amid disaster

  Julia Bauer is at a picnic table somewhere in the Cascade Mountains, a few hours east of Seattle.

Broadway lanes to close next week

Lanes on Broadway at West Jefferson Boulevard will be closed Monday through Wednesday next week, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

Washington Center Road lane limited Monday

Washington Center Road's eastbound lanes will be limited east of Coldwater Road on Monday for manhole repair, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

Fairfield Avenue intersection to be restricted

There will be either northbound or southbound lane restrictions Monday on Fairfield Avenue at its intersection with Fairfax Avenue, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

Parnell Avenue section restricted for milling

Parnell Avenue will be restricted Monday and Tuesday between Vance Avenue and St. Joe River Drive for asphalt milling work, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

St. Joe Boulevard lane to close for week

A southbound lane of St. Joe Boulevard, south of Tennessee Avenue, will close next week for manhole repair and replacement, the city of Fort Wayne said today.

OSU band marches on after director's firing

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director: A day after he was fired, the band is performing with the Columbus Symphony in what is often considered its unofficial season kickoff.

Indianapolis pulls future support for Amtrak line

INDIANAPOLIS – City officials in Indianapolis have cast the future of an Amtrak passenger line between Indianapolis and Chicago into doubt after deciding not to provide any additional money to subsidize that line.

North Webster woman qualifies for 'Hoosier Millionaire' final

LuAnn Kissinger of North Webster won $9,000 Thursday night and qualified for the "Hoosier Millionaire" championship show Aug. 16 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the Hoosier Lottery said today.

Campers solve real-life problems

Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette Local business men and women got help this week solving workplace problems with solutions offered by some of northeast Indiana's best and brightest - gifted and talented teenagers.

Banks' wife wants to fill senator's job temporarily

Amanda Banks, wife of Sen. Jim Banks, R-Columbia City, announced Thursday she will run to fill her husband’s vacancy in the Indiana Senate while he is deployed to Afghanistan during the 2015 legislative session.

Steuben head-on crash claims Wawaka man

A Noble County man injured last week in a violent head-on crash succumbed to his injuries Wednesday night.

7 stories of interest to area readers

Ben Mikesell | The Journal Gazette Your time is valuable. Here are 7 local stories you might find worth reading.

Residents escape house fire on Fairfield

Funding limit stops HIP sign-ups

Indiana's Healthy Indiana Plan for the working poor Thursday stopped enrolling new Hoosiers because of the insurance program hitting its financial maximum.

Ellspermann touts $10.8 million for blighted homes

Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has announced grants she hopes will help prevent foreclosures and stabilize housing markets around the state.

Documents to be shredded for free

The Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana, the Indiana State Police and U.S. Postal Service have partnered to host Shred Day from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Aug. 16.

Saint Francis gets nurse training grant

The University of Saint Francis has received $700,000 in an Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship grant over two years from the The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Human Resources and Services Administration.

BBB warns of fun run scams

Some fun run organizers have been running away with the registration money, the Better Business Bureau serving northern Indiana warned Thursday.

Road restrictions for July 25, 2014

HADLEY ROAD Closed between Bass and Illinois roads through today, July 25. WAYNE TRACE Closed on the bridge over Interstate 469 through Aug. 1.

Greeno, Christopher A.

Air Force Airman Christopher A. Greeno graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Clark, Larissa

Larissa Clark of Huntington has been named to the spring Dean's List at Hillsdale College, the Hillsdale, Michigan, college has announced.

State closes Healthy Indiana Plan enrollment

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's Healthy Indiana Plan for the working poor on Thursday stopped enrolling new Hoosiers because the insurance program hit its financial maximum.

Backers tour loft projects

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette Downtown boosters previewed a pair of rental projects totaling at least $21.5 million that officials say will continue momentum in Fort Wayne's urban core.Officials from the Downtown Improvement District and RealAmerica Development Management in Fishers conducted a tour of the loft apartment sites Wednesday.

RediMed to open clinic downtown

Chad Ryan | The Journal Gazette Lutheran Health Network officials could see the writing on the prescription pad: More people living and working downtown add up to more potential patients.

Paulding reports big-cat sightings

File It's not necessarily a case of who's hunting whom, but over in Paulding County, Ohio, there have been reports of a big cat - a really big cat - lurking in the woods and fields a few miles southeast of the county seat.

Local officials warn of bad fruit

The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is warning people who have bought fresh fruit the past few weeks of a potential contamination that could cause serious food-borne illnesses.

Hamilton honored by ex-Congress group

Lee Hamilton recently received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress.

Old Lower Huntington Road to be restricted

Old Lower Huntington Road will be restricted at Ernst Road from 8 a.m. Monday through 4 p.m. Wednesday for culvert replacement, the Allen County Highway Department said today.

US 30 in Columbia City to be restricted

U.S. 30 in Columbia City will be restricted beginning Friday for at least two weeks, and drivers are encouraged to find alternate routes, Whitley County officials said today.

Ohio State fires marching band director

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State University fired the director of its celebrated marching band on Thursday amid allegations he knew about and ignored “serious cultural issues” including sexual harassment.

Congress Leaves Town Next Week, But Will Anyone Notice?

Next week is Congress's last before summer recess, which is often when a flurry of bills are pushed through Congress. This year, not so much, NPR's Ron Elving tells NPR's Scott Simon.

Former CIA Officials Denied Chance To Preview 'Torture' Report

The report, along with a CIA rebuttal, is the most detailed accounting of a set of controversial interrogation, rendition and detention practices the CIA carried out after the Sept. 11 attacks.

'I Love Your Country,' New House Member Tells U.S. Officials

Rep. Curt Clawson, a Republican from Florida, tells subcommittee witnesses from two U.S. agencies, "I'm familiar with your country; I love your country."

As Political Disenchantment Soars, Lines At The Polls Grow Shorter

There has been record low turnout among voters in the 2014 primaries so far. Is it political dysfunction that's made voters lose interest? And what might this mean for November's general elections?

Week In Politics: Violence In Gaza And Paul Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan

Regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and David Brooks of The New York Times, discuss U.S. policy options in the Gaza Strip and Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty plan.

Central American Leaders Stop By White House To Talk Border Crisis

Central American presidents met with President Obama, discussing the influx of unaccompanied children crossing the border. So far, Obama has not seen eye to eye with Congress on possible solutions.

Army War College Opens A Probe Into Sen. Walsh's Alleged Plagiarism

The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.

In A Luxury Apartment, Is A Separate 'Poor Door' Segregation?

New York City officials approved a plan for a separate entrance for low-income residents in a luxury building. Is the decision smart economics or discrimination? The Barbershop guys weigh in.

The GOP's New Plan To Tackle Poverty: Helpful Or Hurtful?

Republican Congressman Paul Ryan has a new plan to address poverty. Host Michel Martin talks with commentators Corey Ealons and Ron Christie about it and other political stories of the week.

Conservative Rep. DesJarlais Faces Primary Challenge In Tennessee

One of the most conservative members of Congress, U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, is defending his seat against state Sen. Jim Tracy, who is making the most of the incumbent's personal scandals.

Montana Senator Comes Under Fire For Plagiarism Allegations

Sen. John Walsh of Montana was appointed to his seat, and he's preparing to face voters for the first time. The Democrat's bid will be complicated by plagiarism allegations.

Rep. Ryan Unveils His Anti-Poverty Plan, A Rebuke To LBJ Programs

The Wisconsin Republican is rolling out a plan that he says will fight poverty more effectively than the programs launched by former President Johnson's War on Poverty, but progressives are skeptical.

Montana Sen. Walsh Says PTSD May Have Played A Role In His Plagiarism

Sen. John Walsh lifted at least a quarter of his United States Army War College master's thesis, according to a report in The New York Times. Walsh was appointed to the Senate in February.

A Strange Political Dustup Clouds Kansas Governor's Future

An open revolt among moderate Kansas Republicans has clouded Gov. Sam Brownback's re-election hopes and focused national attention on the tax-cutting experiment at the heart of his "red-state model."

Democrats Make New Bid To Require Donor Transparency

The latest version of the DISCLOSE Act, which would force donor disclosure on outside organizations that engage in election politics, is facing now-familiar opposition from Republican lawmakers.

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