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Police and fire

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    A Grabill woman faces criminal charges after police said she was recorded on video punching her 14-year-old son in the face and stomach and unleashing a tirade of vulgarities at him.Meagen T.
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    A Fort Wayne mother was charged with a felony after accusations she hit her child hard enough with her hand to leave significant bruising, including fingerprint impressionsLindsay Olson, 28, of the 2700 block of Witchwood Drive, was
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    She was targeted and robbed because she walked alone at night.One man grabbed her, held something against her back and told her to shut up while another man rifled through her pockets and stole her cellphone.

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.