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Police and fire

  • 582 pounds of pot seized at north-side house
    FORT WAYNE – Two men are in custody after police converged on a north-side house Tuesday, seizing about 582 pounds of marijuana, according to a statement issued Wednesday by Cpl.
  • Sexual offender nabbed in Steuben
    Just one day after the Steuben County Sheriff’s Department put the word out it was looking for a registered sex offender, the department made an arrest in the case. Police were looking for Corey A.
  • Vacant house sees heavy fire damage
    Fire heavily damaged a vacant house early Tuesday.Shortly before 1 a.m., the Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to 1920 Hoagland Ave., south of downtown.
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Gunshot death ruled accidental

Thomas E. Minton, 48, died Sunday of an accidental gunshot wound to his chest, according to the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

Minton was reportedly selling a handgun to a family member when the gun, which he believed was unloaded, fired into his chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The death remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Coroner’s Office.

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