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Residents Forced From Homes

A gas leak chases several Napoleon residents from their homes. It happened over at the Pineview Apartments on Sheffield Ave. Crews were able to safely close off the gas line. The building, which has 12 apartments, was evacuated as a precaution. Both gas and water lines are now closed off …

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Deadly Housefire In Edgerton

One person dies in a house fire in Edgerton. The blaze, on W. Vine St., was reported by one of Edgerton’s own firefighters who lived next door. Crews found their first hydrant frozen shut. And the second. The home was a total loss. Two others survived with severe burns. The …

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Injury Accident On 20A

A serious crash on Highway 20A in Swancreek Township, leaves one badly hurt. Officials say Damian Barr of LaSalle, Ill. was eastbound when he hit a car driven by Juan Gutierrez of Delta. Gutierrez’s vehicle was forced off the roadway into a ditch. Barr’s vehicle left the right side of …

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Woman Shot In Swanton

A shooting victim is found in the Paigelynn Place development in Swanton. The woman was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment. She has not been identified. An infant was taken into custody by protective services. The suspect is identified by police as Marcus Penn. He is currently in …

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Car Chase And Arrest In DKC

Indiana State Police arrest a Fort Wayne man after a pursuit through DeKalb County. Christopher Davis is facing multiple charges after leading police on the 7 mile chase. Officers were called to South Wayne Street in Auburn for a man threatening a woman. As an officer drove to the home, …

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Bridge Work Pushed Back

Due to extreme cold, the Clinton Street bridge over the Maumee River in Defiance is now tentatively scheduled to close Feb. 18 for that big project.

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Suspected Counterfeiters Caught

A weeks-long investigation into the spread of counterfeit bills around Auburn leads to the arrest of three people. It was New Year’s Eve when Auburn Police first released a photo of a man who used counterfeit money at a West Seventh Street business and asked for the public’s help to …

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Area Job Numbers

Over in Williams County, the unemployment rate for December was 3.8 percent, up from 3.2 in November, and higher still than the 3.5 percent rate from October. 18,000 of Williams County’s 18,700 strong workforce were employed during the month of December. Defiance County’s unemployment rate for December was at 4.7 …

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Solar Vision In Montpelier

The village of Montpelier will soon join a growing list of towns, villages and cities that are going green. The village purchased ten acres on the west side of County Road 13, just south of East Main Street. Village officials say the plan is to use the area for the …

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Civics Bill Clears Hurdle

A bill under consideration in the Indiana Statehouse would require Hoosier students to pass a civics test in order to graduate high school. Senate Bill 132, authored by State Sen. Dennis Kruse of Auburn, would require the state to administer an exam to students in grades eight through 12 that …

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