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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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Man, 60, accused of molesting girl

A Fort Wayne man was charged Wednesday with child molesting after a young girl accused him of inappropriately touching her.

The girl, whose age was not disclosed but who was younger than 14 at the time, told police that Dennis W. Nidlinger, 60, of the 2400 block of Gump Road, had her remove her pants and then touched her.

The girl’s mother told investigators they had known Nidlinger for years and said she felt sorry for him because he is a paraplegic.

On the advice of his attorney, Nidlinger did not give a statement to police.

Nidlinger was not yet in custody Wednesday evening.

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