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Police and fire

  • Fatal crash near State & Coliseum
    A motorcyclist was speeding and doing a wheelie when he collided with a left-turning pickup truck on State Boulevard this afternoon, according to police.
  • Motorcyclist hurt in crash with car
    A male motorcyclist suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition Monday afternoon after his Suzuki collided with a Buick at a west-central intersection.
  • iAB Financial Bank in Grabill robbed
    A man robbed the iAB Financial Bank in Grabill this morning, making off with an undisclosed amount of money and fleeing in a two-door car driven by another man, Allen County police said today.

Kitchen fire damages home

A kitchen fire heavily damaged a two-story home at 606 W. Packard Ave., west of Fairfield Avenue, according to the Fort Wayne Fire Department.

Firefighters were called to the residence about 10 p.m. Sunday after a pan of grease caught fire. The blaze was brought under control in about 20 minutes, the fire department said.

The fire heavily damaged the kitchen and resulted in smoke damage throughout the house. An adult and two children were able to exit the home before firefighters arrived.