In total, the Fort Wayne woman was ordered to make restitution in the amount of $394,213.63 to Medicaid and Medicare to repay the money she fraudulently obtained during the course of her scheme.
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Select Indiana state parks, including several in northeast Indiana, will close temporarily for two rounds of controlled deer reduction hunts in the coming weeks.
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The DNR will conduct controlled Canada goose reduction hunts at Ouabache, Shakamak, and Whitewater Memorial state parks in November.
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“Though a deer-vehicle accident can occur at any time of the day during any season, your chances of striking a deer are greatest at low light conditions between October and December."
Update: The highway is now open to all traffic.
"The ongoing investigation has confirmed that the driver of a 1998 Toyota minivan struck a deer in the driving lane shortly before his vehicle was rear ended by a 2006 Freightliner semi pulling a trailer."
From a written release received Friday morning: The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a reported building fire at the Regency Inn, 1004 Coliseum Blvd. W, shortly after midnight.
"Memorial Park Middle School will host a dinner theater Friday, Oct. 28, to raise money for the school’s show choirs to take a trip to perform at Carnegie Hall."
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"Hon. David J. Avery’s respect and professionalism in the courtroom was recognized at the Indiana State Bar Association’s annual meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20, where he received the 2011 Civility Award."
“Congratulations to the Town of Angola and the Go Angola Downtown Alliance on this well-deserved award."
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"Halloween may be a fun holiday for children, but for parents the holiday can be a little tricky."
The Department of Health will be offering free risk assessments for lead to the first five callers on Tuesday, Oct. 25.
"The employees were engaged in activities related to the supply of truck body engineering and design services."
"The new program will create opportunity for challenged, hardworking Fort Wayne residents by allowing them to open free or no-cost accounts at local financial institutions."
"The meetings are open to the public and will include a presentation on the needs of the district’s aging buildings as well as opportunities to hear from community members."
"The evening is designed to raise funds for technology initiatives and highlight the value of Christian education."
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"Over the next two months, our troops in Iraq – tens of thousands of them – will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home."
Interstate 69 was closed at the 126 mile marker due to a fatal accident in the median. Restrictions are likely to remain until noon, INDOT said.
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"More than 6,000 students are expected to attend the liturgy."
"The Fort Wayne location will be adding 10,800 square feet to its current building for warehousing and will invest $850,000 over the span of a year."
Furniture accessory manufacturer No-Sag Products of Kendallville has been honored with a 2011 Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence during a presentation held today at the Lilly Conference Center in Indianapolis.
"With the new title “Howl O’Ween,” in honor of the summer’s new arrival of three wolves, the annual event is soon to take place."
"The simulation lab, located on Ivy Tech’s Coliseum Campus, is set up to imitate a hospital nursing unit and patient room."
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"Often meth cooks will hide these items and come back for them at a later time or date."
“This is a great partnership that will assist us in our efforts to educate the community about the dangers of texting while driving."
"According to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards, homes in Allen County have a 'high potential' for elevated radon levels."
Kathryn Densborn, the executive director of the Hoosier Lottery, has advised Governor Mitch Daniels that today will be her last day with the organization.
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“Mitch Daniels has appointed two Lottery Directors. Both cost taxpayers a lot of money and wound up resigning under clouds of scandal."
Steel Dynamics Inc. announced Friday that its board of directors has appointed Mark D. Millett to the position of president and Chief Executive Officer of the company, effective Jan. 1.
“These programs are vital to the safety and well-being of individuals and families across our service area, especially to low-income, elderly and disabled customers, as well as those hit hardest by the economy."
"Designed by some of Fort Wayne’s most talented design and landscape professionals, this extraordinary layout, crossing Jefferson Boulevard and Harrison Street will challenge even the most skilled golfer!"
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"Allen County residents can now access County government news, maps, events and services from their Android-powered devices."
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“The last three seasons have been brutal on the roses."
On his final night, a clip showed him back in Fort Wayne, jogging faster than the cart that used to help him get around at football practice.
The victim, a male adult, was determined to be in serious condition by paramedics at the scene, and he was transported to a local hospital where his condition was downgraded to critical.
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"Landowners experiencing deer damage to crops, forest regeneration or landscaping can get help from hunters in protecting their property through the DNR’s Hunters Helping Farmers program."
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“She believes all students –regardless of their life circumstances – can learn, and she is an effective and inspirational teacher that her students will always remember.”
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Construction activities that required lower river levels have been completed, so river levels can be brought back up to their normal higher summer level to accommodate several more weeks of recreational activities on the rivers.
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"The INLHA will also continue to work with other organizations in planning special projects (such as LH interpretive kiosks, exhibits, community murals, and an annual BUYWAY yard sale held each August), tours, road rallies, museum exhibits, etc."
"The AIB judges, Darlene Blake and Linda Cromer, noted that in Shipshewana, tidiness is a way of life and that the entire community contributes in one way or another to keep the town tidy."
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While many county offices will be closed on Columbus Day, Monday October 10, the Allen County Election Board will be open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM for the first day of walk in early voting.
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"Dust off the calls and decoys, Indiana’s waterfowl hunting season begins Saturday, Oct. 15 in the North Zone; Oct. 22 in the South Zone; and Oct. 29 in the Ohio River Zone."
Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department:
Verbatim: Written statement released Monday morning by the Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department: The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department is currently investigating the death of a pedestrian that was struck by a train Sunday afternoon.
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"I&M’s request would increase average rates for its Indiana residential customers by at least 22 percent."
"Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades has announced that the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend is partnering with Catholics Come Home to launch a media campaign this winter inviting inactive or under-active Catholics to 'come home' to the Catholic Church."
Written statement received Friday morning from the Fort Wayne Police Department: At 3:00 a.m. this morning Officers were dispatched to St. Joe Rd. and Ashland on a party pinned crash.
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To make the work possible, water service to several streets will be shut down beginning at noon (Friday).
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The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health is now offering flu vaccine for children and teens at its Immunization Clinic.
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“On November 11th, our community will be afforded an extraordinary opportunity to recognize and honor the veterans from Allen and surrounding counties while enjoying a free night of high-quality music performed by a first-class band at our region’s premiere entertainment center."
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Statement issued Thursday by Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation:
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) announces that SR 101 will be periodically closed throughout the month of October.
Written statement released Thursday morning by the Indiana State Police: Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, Indiana State Police Trooper Dave Caswell responded to a two vehicle crash in Albion at the intersection of CR 100 east and CR 400 south that claimed the life of one man.
"The Welcome/Reception Area and the Reading Nook of the new Ronald McDonald House will be named for Steel Dynamics in honor of their generous donation."
"The contest invites young artists from around the state to submit artwork reflective of the calendar month for which their grade level is assigned."
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The Embassy Theatre offers a series of Halloween-inspired events in conjunction with Fright Night Downtown on Saturday, Oct. 22.
Snider High School teacher and assistant football coach Mike Danley remains on "The Biggest Loser," winning Super Bowl tickets for having the highest percentage of weight loss of the evening.
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"We have the ability to help and felt compelled to take action."
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"They will open again on Memorial Day, 2012."
The carp were hot and had herpes ...
"Drivers should be mindful of children walking to and from school and bus stops in the morning and afternoon."
“The Knights are very pleased to be partnering with Redeemer Radio to bring Catholic radio to Northwest Ohio and Northeast Indiana."
"Volunteers of America of Indiana is proud to announce the opening of Liberty Landing, a 49-bed transitional housing facility, serving honorably-discharged homeless veterans from the Fort Wayne and surrounding area."
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"It’s like two shows in one as the Oak Ridge Boys kick off this big show with their world famous four-part harmonies and string of hits that spans three decades. "