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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.
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Snowmobile rider injured in lake crash

A snowmobile struck a mound of hardened snow Wednesday on Big Cedar Lake, sending it into the air. When it came down, it flipped end over end, throwing the rider onto the ice, officials said.

The Whitley County Sheriff’s Department received a call at 3:08 p.m. from a resident who saw the crash and then the rider lying motionless on the ice, according to Indiana conservation officers.

When conservation officers arrived, they found Paul Bennett, 55, of Columbia City, on the ice, being tended to by lake residents. Officers said he was alert but had a number of injuries, none life-threatening.

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