A Fort Wayne man who was arrested early Thursday after barricading himself in an apartment on Lakeside Drive escaped from police while at St. Joseph Hospital and was eventually caught after he jumped into the St. Mary's River and found himself floating on a log in the river surrounded by police.
The woman found dead in her northwest Fort Wayne home this month was beaten to death with a fire poker and her bank card was used in a shopping spree, according to new details made available Wednesday in court filings.
A man at a Dekalb County farm died this morning after being pinned between a tractor and metal beam, according to a statement from the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department.

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