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Police and fire

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    FORT WAYNE – Police searched a house northeast of downtown on Friday morning and one man was charged with multiple cocaine-related charges.
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    A witness to an armed robbery is being credited with spotting the suspects and keeping watch on them until police arrived.
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    FORT WAYNE – A window on a bus was shattered while parked on Tuesday, waiting for school to be dismissed at South Wayne Elementary School, according to a report released Friday by the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Florida trucker dies on Indiana Toll Road

A Florida truck driver died while driving on the Indiana Toll Road on Saturday morning after suffering what police described as a medical emergency.

Indiana State Police responded to a report of a semi stuck in the median of the Toll Road in LaGrange County. The truck was running and in gear when the trooper arrived. The driver, Juian J. Oses, 59, of New Port Richey, Fla., was found unresponsive and without a pulse. Troopers performed CPR but could not revive him. He was pronounced dead by the LaGrange County coroner, and an autopsy will be performed.

Police said the rain and melting snow made the median so muddy that the truck stopped there and did not reach oncoming traffic, which possibly prevented an accident.