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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.

Police: IRS doesn't collect on phone

The Internal Revenue Service doesn't collect back taxes on the phone, and laws exist to prohibit such threats, Indiana State Police and the Better Business Bureau in Northern Indiana said today.

According to the BBB, consumers are receiving menacing calls from people saying they are with the IRS, threatening arrest and jail time if immediate payment isn't made, state police at Fort Wayne said in a statement.

If someone actually owed money in back taxes, the IRS would send out notification by mail, the statement said.