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Police and fire

  • Man dies after flipping pickup truck on Interstate 469
    A man died Wednesday afternoon after his pickup truck crashed through a guard rail on a dead-end road and flipped on its top in the southbound lane of Interstate 469, according to a statement from the
  • Crash closes southbound I-469 near New Haven
    State and county police are at the scene of a crash on Interstate 469 that has closed the southbound lanes at the 22.4 mile marker, north of U.S. 24 near New Haven, state police said today.
  • Adams County sobriety checkpoint set
    Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Adams County during the late evening hours on Friday, police said today.

Stepdad charged in boy’s beating

A Fort Wayne man accused of beating his 7-year-old stepson with an extension cord has been charged with felony battery.

Winston Pearson Jr., 33, of the 1600 block of East Washington Boulevard, had not been arrested late Thursday.

On March 23, Pearson hit the boy with the cord after he got in trouble at school and a note was sent home, according to court papers.

The beating left numerous welts on the boy’s legs and left arm, court papers said.