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Bishop Kevin Rhoades at a recent press conference in Fort Wayne regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
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Rhoades To Release Names Of Credibly Accused Priests In Fort Wayne-South Bend Diocese

Bishop Kevin Rhoades is expected to release the names of priests and deacons within the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse tomorrow via the diocesan website. Rhoades promised to release names last month during a press conference in Fort Way  ne, days after a Pennsylvania grand jury report detailed decades of child abuse within the Roman Catholic Church. Rhodes served in Harrisburg before Indiana.   Bishop Rhoades was cleared last Thursday of...

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Arts and Culture

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Downtown Alleyways Crawling With Public Art

Thanks to the public art program, Art This Way, Fort Wayne's outdoor mural population is blossoming.

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State News

Few School Districts Applying For Safety Loans Through New State Program

School safety has been a hot issue after highly publicized shootings – including one in Indiana – this year. But so far, only a few school corporations have sought out loans through a new state program to fund safety improvements. School corporations can apply for loans of up to $500,000 out of the state’s Common School Fund (CSF), after lawmakers approved legislation creating a safety loan program in May and set aside $35 million for it. State Department of Homeland Security’s David Hosick...

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WBOI Presents

WBOI Presents: An Evening With Ron Elving

How Deep Is Our Commitment to Democracy? That is the central question of this week's episode of WBOI Presents. NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving visited Fort Wayne last month.

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Indiana Uninsured Rates Unchanged

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New federal insurance numbers show the rate of uninsured Hoosiers remains unchanged.  

A map of articles reporting algal blooms across the country by the Environmental Working Group reveals a widespread problem. But that algae doesn’t seem to be contaminating Indiana’s drinking water as much as it is in other states. 

The CDC lists hundreds of counties across the country as vulnerable for similar outbreaks.Credit WFIU/WTIU News FileEdit | Remove

The HIV outbreak that exploded in Scott County in 2015 could have been prevented, according to a new study from the Yale School of Public Health. Researchers hope it illustrates a valuable lesson for communities in the future.

Bishop Kevin Rhoades at a recent press conference in Fort Wayne regarding the Pennsylvania grand jury report on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
Rebecca Green / WBOI

Bishop Kevin Rhoades is expected to release the names of priests and deacons within the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse tomorrow via the diocesan website.

School safety has been a hot issue after highly publicized shootings – including one in Indiana – this year. But so far, only a few school corporations have sought out loans through a new state program to fund safety improvements.

WFIU/WTIU news file, NPR

Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) says sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are "serious and merit further review," and says Thursday's vote should be delayed.

The Senate Judiciary Committee may be forced to postpone the vote as others call for a delay. 

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Services for Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 917 West Jefferson Boulevard.

Viewings will be held at the church from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday and again from 10 a.m. until the start of the service Sunday.

Tinsley, a 16-year-veteran of the Fort Wayne Police Department, died late Monday night, collapsing after assisting in the pursuit of a suspect fleeing police after crashing stolen vehicle.

Report Ranks Indiana Near Bottom For Gender Pay Gap

Sep 14, 2018
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Lauren Chapman

The American Association of University Women’s 2018 gender pay gap report ranks Indiana 49th out of the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

3rd District Debate Scheduled

Sep 14, 2018

  

Third District Rep. Jim Banks (R-Columbia City) and his Democratic challenger Courtney Tritch, of Fort Wayne, have scheduled a debate, four days before the Nov. 6 midterm election.

A few Indiana school corporations will divvy up $9 million to improve mental health support, and while the number of schools receiving the money may be small, officials say they’ll influence efforts across the state.

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