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Police and fire

  • Mobile home fire sends 1 to hospital
    A fire at a mobile home this afternoon sent one person to the hospital.  Fort Wayne firefighters were called to the home, 5716 Kelso Lane, just before 1:30 p.
  • Help sought in identifying robbery suspects
    The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for help in identifying two people who are suspected of robbing the Sparky Mart BP station, 4935 Bluffton Road.
  • Stun gun used as mom flees police
    With her young children yelling “Stop, mommy,” police chasing Paris Laramore eventually had to use a stun gun against her, they said.
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Fire roars through downtown Bluffton apartments

BLUFTTON, Ind. – A fire has roared through four apartments in a northeastern Indiana city’s downtown district but all of the occupants who were home at the time were able to get out safely.

The Bluffton News-Banner and WANE-TV report multiple fire departments needed more than two hours to extinguish the fire Wednesday afternoon in downtown Bluffton.

Tenant Lawrence Dishong says he grabbed his dog “Tiny Man” and ran out of his apartment but fears he lost all of his belongings.

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