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“We were able to settle ten years of appeals by retaining nearly 90% of the 23 million dollars in dispute, all of which had been collected over the years and distributed to the tax units."
"On May 13th, 2013, former Master Sergeant Kenneth W. Hayden will be recognized as having lost his life in the line of duty and his name will be inscribed at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial in Washington D.C."
"Motorists should drive with caution on roads that receive an application of the black dust control material."
“Bob's professionalism, character, humility, and his love for his family and the Komets are all attributes that make him a unique and special man in our community.”
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Properties hosting family-friendly events include Lakeside Park in Fort Wayne.
“Ticks are carriers of a number of diseases and all ticks should be considered infectious and capable of transmitting diseases, even though some are not.”
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"A long-range view of education and its intersection with partnerships leading to careers will coincide with the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech on social justice at the historic Scottish Rite, now the USF Performing Arts Center."
"Parents needing to get their children these vaccinations should ask their doctor or visit the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health or a Super Shot location."
The Journal Gazette celebrated its 150th anniversary on May 2, and it's offering a CD of 150 key pages from its history..
"Based upon assurances made by CTB McGraw-Hill, the Indiana Department of Education will continue ISTEP+ testing for Hoosier schools on Monday, May 6 at their regular testing levels."
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"Homes and businesses are being assessed to evaluate damage caused by severe weather and flooding that began April 17."
"I want to reassure the citizens of Fort Wayne that public safety is a top priority of my administration."
"There were no physical injuries to the responding officers, and there were no injuries reported to any bystanders or residents in the neighborhood."
"Schools have reported minimal interruptions throughout the day and as of 3:45 PM, over 300,000 testing sessions were completed statewide Wednesday."
"The contractor will be removing concrete on the Covington Road bridge deck over I-69."
CRST International Inc. of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, issued this news release today:
“We’re making steady progress on creating an environment where people can enjoy walking and all our City has to offer.”
"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."
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“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."