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Police and fire

  • Drowning victim identified
    A 37-year-old Fort Wayne man has been identified as the victim of an accidental drowning in the St. Marys River Tuesday night, the Allen County coroner's office said today.
  • Fire heavily damages Pittsburg Street home
    Fort Wayne firefighters brought an accidental Pittsburg Street house fire under control within seven minutes of arrival this morning, but the home sustained heavy smoke damage.
  • 86 pot plants found in area barn
    A rural Noble County resident was arrested Wednesday after police said they found 86 marijuana plants at the man’s house. Thomas D.

Williams residents warned of scams

The Williams County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio issued a warning Wednesday about a variety of phone scammers that have targeted area residents.

In recent months, the sheriff’s department has received reports from residents about scams, including calls asking residents to send money or post bond for relatives or to send information to collect prize winnings.

Anyone who receives such calls should not send any money or give information to the callers and should contact the sheriff’s department at 419-636-3151.