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Police and fire

  • Fire burns two apartments
    A fire in two apartments Wednesday afternoon forced the residents to find somewhere else to stay this Thanksgiving.The Fort Wayne Fire Department was called about 4:10 p.m.
  • 7 women arrested in prostitution sweep
    A Fort Wayne woman has been arrested on a felony charge of promoting prostitution, and six other women were arrested on misdemeanor prostitution charges, in a Web sweep conducted this week, city police said today.
  • Cause unclear as fire guts home
    A two story home went up in flames this morning and it took firefighters 18 minutes to get the fire under control, said Fort Wayne Fire Department Public Information Officer Stacy Fleming.

9-year-old hurts leg in dirt-bike accident

A 9-year-old Montpelier, Indiana, boy was seriously injured today in a dirt-bike accident on the Wells-Blackford county line, Indiana conservation officers said.

The boy, who was not identified, was riding a dirt bike at a friend's house in the 1500 block of West Wells County Road 1200 South, conservation officers said in a statement.

He was wearing a helmet with a faulty visor, the statement said. It said the visor came loose, falling in front of his eyes and obstructing his vision.

The bike struck a utility trailer, the statement said. It said the boy was taken to Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie and will require surgery, but the injury is not life-threatening.