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Police and fire

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    A home health care worker was charged Friday with writing herself more than $3,000 worth of checks from a couple who hired her.Lamesha C.
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    A man was in critical condition Friday afternoon after a motorcycle crash on the interstate in northeast Fort Wayne.
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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.

Smoke inhalation killed fire victim

An 81-year-old Angola man killed in a house fire Monday died from smoke inhalation, the Steuben County Coroner’s Office said Wednesday.

Herbert Sanders was inside his house at 809 Growth Parkway when the fire erupted, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office said.

The blaze began about 3 p.m. Monday; the Angola Fire Department has ruled the fire accidental.