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Coroner: Boy found dead in apartment was 12, shot in head

Jun. 3, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A boy found dead in a Fort Wayne apartment was shot in the head, authorities said Wednesday. The Allen County coroner's office identified him as 12-year-old Naryous Wilson. The shooting occurred Monday. The manner of death hasn't been determined, the coroner's office said. The boy...

A women addresses the crowd as protesters take a knee at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, June 1, 2020 during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd, a black man who was in police custody in Minneapolis. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on Memorial Day.(AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Indianapolis mayor extends curfew for 3rd night after unrest

Jun. 2, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis’ mayor extended an overnight curfew into a third night Tuesday following a weekend of sometimes violent protests over the killing of George Floyd who died after a Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck. Mayor Joe Hogsett's office said officers would...

Protestors rally in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, May 30, 2020. Protests were held in U.S. cities over the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers on May 25.  (Mykal McEldowney/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Holcomb: National Guard remains on duty amid violence threat

Jun. 1, 2020 11:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis' mayor extended an overnight curfew into a second night Monday following violent weekend protests over the death of George Floyd and police treatment of African Americans that left behind widespread damage, including shattered downtown storefronts in Indiana's capital....

People protest the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man in police custody on Memorial Day in Minneapolis, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Indianapolis. The protest comes after a series of prominent black deaths that have inflamed racial tensions across the United States.(Kelly Wilkinson/The Indianapolis Star via AP)

Indianapolis imposes curfew after 2 nights of violence

May. 31, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis mayor imposed an overnight curfew Sunday after two nights of violent protest over police mistreatment of African Americans that caused widespread damage downtown and included several shootings. Two people died in shootings, though it wasn't clear their deaths were...

Indiana court upholds ex-youth coach's 15-year rape sentence

May. 14, 2020 9:32 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a former youth football coach's 15-year prison sentence for raping the sister of one of his players after luring her to his Fort Wayne home with the promise of a cheerleading coaching position. An Allen County jury found Marvin Davis, 34,...

Hunger nonprofit seeks donations for meat processing costs

May. 10, 2020 10:55 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana nonprofit organization that provides meat to food banks is seeking the public’s help because some processing plants have been shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry in Garrett has an abundance of pigs sent to it from...

Indiana county to hire outside lawyers for sheriff's suit

May. 10, 2020 9:54 AM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northeastern Indiana county will hire outside attorneys to defend its sheriff in a lawsuit stemming from his altercation last year with a teenage boy during a festival. Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux is being sued by the parents of a 15-year-old boy who was a volunteer during...

Infant grazed by bullet in Fort Wayne drive-by shooting

May. 7, 2020 4:35 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A 3-month-old baby riding in a car was grazed by a shot in a drive-by shooting in Fort Wayne, police said. The infant suffered non-life-threatening injuries after two to four shots were fired into the vehicle from an SUV, Sgt. C. Taylor of the Fort Wayne Police Department said. A...

Indiana man gets his seized SUV back after a 7-year battle

May. 3, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man got his seized SUV back after a seven-year battle with the Grant County courtroom and U.S. Supreme Court. Tyson Timbs' Land Rover was returned on Monday after an order was issued by a Grant County judge, according to The Journal Gazette. The case had drawn national...

Indiana Air National Guard to do flyovers this week

Apr. 27, 2020 4:49 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Air National Guard's 122nd Fighter Wing will conduct a series of flyovers in several Indiana cities this week to salute hospitals during the coronavirus outbreak, officials said Monday. The flyovers by four A-10 Thunderbolts also are intended to lift morale during the...