"The free evening of entertainment will include a display of talent by local teens -- including live bands, dance groups, acoustic musicians and singers and other inspired performers."
"Because of current 'school reform efforts' Hoosier public school educators are under enough stress, without the added pressure of testing problems created by McGraw Hill, an out-of-state testing company."
"The prayer event will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at the downtown Performing Arts Center of the University of Saint Francis (the former Scottish Rite Auditorium); 431 W. Berry St."
A written report received Tuesday morning: Noble County Prosecutor Steven T. Clouse has announced that criminal charges have been filed against James L. Gaylord, Age 60, of Bause Lake Drive, Cromwell, Indiana.
“Dr. Emberton is a highly-gifted leader with extensive higher education administrative experience, including positions at public, private and faith-based institutions."
“Thanks to Republican Statehouse leadership, Indiana will continue to be a jobs magnet."
“It was particularly important to see some K-12 funding restored (cut during the last budget process) and more dollars targeted for our highways and infrastructure system."
Courtesy Indiana Landmarks
“Our mission is to save meaningful places, and this is a list of ten important places in greatest danger of being lost."
"The agreement reached between our administration and legislative leaders will be the largest state tax cut in Indiana history."
"My legislation would guarantee that law-abiding gun owners who legally carry a concealed weapon in their home state may do so in any other state that also allows concealed carry."
"This marks the second consecutive year that Fort Wayne’s call center has ranked in the Top 100 Small Call Center category, which includes private and municipal centers staffed by less than 100 employees."
Report received Monday morning from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement: Multiple agencies responded to a call of an overturned canoe in the Wabash River on Sunday night.
"To report suspicious activity, contact on-site security, local law enforcement’s non-emergency line or the Indiana Intelligence Fusion Center at 1-877-226-1026. If violence is imminent, call 9-1-1."
The National Weather Service in northern Indiana has issued a flood warning for the Saint Joseph River Ohio near St. Joe River Fort Wayne
City Utility, Street Department and Flood Control staff members worked through the night combating flash flooding that hit the area due to more than 3 inches of rain that fell overnight.
The Pro Football Mini Camp issued this news release today:
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"And this time next year, on the third Monday in April, the world will return to this great American city to run harder than ever, and to cheer even louder, for the 118th Boston Marathon. Bet on it."
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"Stay away from exterior walls, windows, and doors."
“Although we are nearing the end of flu season, it’s not over yet and there’s still a very real risk of becoming ill with influenza."
"Pioneer Water, an investor-owned utility providing service to more than 400 customers in Allen County, is seeking a base rate increase for the first time since 1998, along with IURC authority to issue up to $185,000 in debt to pay for improvements to its water tower."
"The National Weather Service says these storms may bring widespread damaging winds, large hail, dangerous lightning, tornadoes, and torrential rainfall producing flash flooding."
The White House issued this transcript from President Obama's remarks in the Rose Garden tonight:
“Today, the US Senate ignored the will of the American people and failed to pass a bi-partisan, commonsense, moderate solution for keeping deadly weapons out of the hands of dangerous people and making our communities safer."
Statement as issued Wednesday by the FBI:
"Ricin works by getting inside the cells of a person’s body and preventing the cells from making the proteins they need."
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"What we don’t yet know, however, is who carried out this attack, or why; whether it was planned and executed by a terrorist organization, foreign or domestic, or was the act of a malevolent individual."
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The Indiana Department of Homeland Security issued this statement tonight:
“The decision made by the Supreme Court is about the procedure of review, not the value of the Aqua North Utility."
"It assures citizens have a voice in such a powerful use of government authority."
“I am working with my colleagues on proposals to improve our current background check system and the enforcement of current laws."
"ENS Group is seeking to fill six new positions to add to its current workforce of 47 information technology specialists and market development managers."
"The Topeka, Ind.-headquartered company will invest $12.7 million to equip its 150,000 square-foot facility located at 501 High Road in Bremen."
The Allen County Commissioners and the Allen County Council have sent this letter to Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and members of Fort Wayne City Council:
Update: Hail measured at 0.88 inch was reported at 1:45 in South Warren in Huntington County by fire department officials.
"As has been true in the past, the Spring and Fall payment coupons are included on the same bill."
"The sad truth is that no background check would have prevented the tragedies in Newtown, Aurora or Tucson."
"Following a thorough analysis and benchmarking of other cities that have experienced successful transitions, the decision was made to move forward with an integrated organization."
"Forty percent of the guns sold in the United States each year – including many used to commit crimes – are sold legally at gun shows or through private sales, without even the most basic background check."
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"The SBA declared businesses and non-profits in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells and Whitley counties were eligible for low interest disaster loans because of severe storms and high winds on June 29 and July 3, 2012."
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"Americans owe a great debt of gratitude to the Iron Lady for her friendship, loyalty to principle and determination to make Great Britain and the world a better place.”
"The City of Fort Wayne today announced that two meetings have been scheduled in an effort for citizens and business leaders to gain a better understanding of a framework of ideas that have been outlined to save the community money and bring additional revenue to the City."
"The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a report made on 4/5/2013 by a female stating she was pulled over by a police impersonator."
“Making emergency contraception more accessible is a positive step forward in reproductive health care policy."
" ... I oppose amending either Indiana’s or our nation’s constitution to enshrine in those documents an ‘us’ and a ‘them,’ instead of a ‘we.’ "
“We believe a prescription requirement for girls under the age of 17 provides critical oversight."
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"The City of Fort Wayne's downtown metered parking rates will increase from 25 cents an hour to 50 cents an hour beginning Monday, April 8."
"The project is expected to support the creation of at least 3 new jobs paying at least $22.93/hour in addition to the retention of their 25 current employees."
"Jones ran several stop signs and traffic signals before she crashed her 2012 Dodge truck into a concrete median barrier near the intersection of Dupont Road and Coldwater Road."
With a Decree of Miracle issued on March 27 by newly elected Pope Francis, Sisters of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration foundress Mother Maria Theresia Bonzel continues the process toward beatification on Nov. 10 in Paderborn, Germany.