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Police and fire

  • Area near I-469, Auburn Road reopens after gas leak
    The roads around Interstate 469 and Auburn Road have been cleared and reopened after a construction crew hit a gas line this morning, requiring patients and staff from two medical buildings to be evacuated for a time, Fort Wayne firefighters said.
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    Two people were hurt Tuesday evening when their vehicles collided in rural Noble County.
  • Wheelie leads to collision
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Officer in police-action fatal shooting is identified

FORT WAYNE – The name of a city police officer involved in a fatal shooting of a robbery suspect Wednesday has released by the Fort Wayne Police Department.

Jeffery E. Burkholder Sr., who was commissioned Sept. 25, 1981, with the department remains on administrative leave, according to a written statement issued by the department Thursday morning.

Stephen O’Neal Wattley II, 21, of Fort Wayne was shot and killed early Wednesday.

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