You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Police and fire

  • 1 misdemeanor, 3 citations at festival
    One misdemeanor charge and three animal-related citations were made in connection with the Three Rivers Festival, Fort Wayne police said today.
  • Six escape burning quadplex
    Six people escaped a burning quadplex without injuries early Wednesday morning, according to a Fort Wayne Fire Department statement. When firefighters arrived at 928 Rivermet at 1:43 a.m.
  • Kentucky suspect arrested in Noble
    A man wanted for several sex charges out of Kentucky was in custody Tuesday night in Noble County.The sheriff’s department put out notice earlier in the day that it sought the public’s help in finding Sylvester R.

Young woman slashed outside Fort Wayne bar

FORT WAYNE – A young woman was seriously injured early Tuesday outside a south-side bar.

Officers were called to Clinton Street and McKinnie Avenue shortly before 3:15 a.m. When they arrived, they found the woman in the parking lot of Foster’s Sports Pub, 4226 S. Clinton St.

According to a police officer’s report, the woman was found with 10 cuts on her upper body. She was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, officers’ reports said.

Her name has not been released, but a report indicated the victim was 18 to 20 years old.

The victim had been inside the bar and when she was backing out of a parking space to leave, the report said, a woman accused the driver of trying to hit her.

A woman who was with the victim told police the woman in the parking lot began attacking her friend and then someone went after her as well. At one point, a male kicked her in the head, according to reports.

Witnesses who live nearby told police a number of people were involved. The police said that any attackers left before they arrived.

The victim’s phone and keys were taken, according to officers’ reports.