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Police and fire

  • Body found in river ID'd as local man
    A Fort Wayne man was identified as the person whose body was pulled from a river Thursday morning. When Robert J. Webb, 37, jumped into the St.
  • Dad charged over squalid home
    A 4-year-old girl on the couch played with a hypodermic needle next to her. Another needle floated in a nearby jug of juice.
  • Trooper, 2 others injured in crash that closes southbound I-69
    Southbound Interstate 69 was briefly closed Friday when a box truck barrelled into stopped traffic, hitting three vehicles, including a state police car, and injuring three people just a few miles from where an earlier crash snarled
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Apartment fire ruled accidental

Sunday's fire at Baldwin Creek Apartments was accidentally caused by a malfunctioning light fixture, the Fort Wayne Fire Department said today.

One resident at 1920 Hobson Road, Building F, was taken to a hospital following the 8 a.m. fire. About 40 residents were evacuated from the two-story building, which has 24 apartments. Some had to be rescued from their balconies.

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