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Fort Wayne roundup: The News-Sentinel's top 7 stories for Tuesday

Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 6:59 pm

Fort Wayne man reportedly shot at his home in attempted robbery

Fort Wayne Police say a man reported being shot Monday during an attempted robbery at his home. Officers responded sometime between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday to a house in the 2700 block of Plaza Drive, on the city's southeast side, according to police reports. Police said they found the shooting victim lying on couch in the front room, wearing a blood-soaked white T-shirt. READ MORE

County Council approves nearly $1 million for 911 move

The city-county emergency communications office's move to a new address got a boost Tuesday from Allen County Council – and news that its new phone system will cost far less than expected. Council approved $950,000 to buy the system and to move the 911 center from the basement of the former City-County Building – now the Rousseau Centre – to the 6th floor. The new digital phone system was expected to cost more than $1 million but will cost about $600,000, center Director Tim Lee told council. READ MORE

City dodges worst of wintry weather

As of 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, freezing rain had draped trees in Fort Wayne with fledgling icicles but had caused little damage. Indiana Michigan Power Co. said only 207 customers in Allen County had their power knocked out. The toll appeared significantly worse to the south. READ MORE

Public meeting to discuss potential charter at former Taylor site

A public meeting will be held Tuesday evening to hear comments from the community about a potential charter school on the former Rudisill Boulevard campus of Taylor University. The school would be the Carpe Diem Summit Campus, with the organizer, Carpe Diem Indiana, already operating one school in Indianapolis, Carpe Diem Meridian Campus. READ MORE

Dozens attend open house on State Boulevard widening project

Dozens of people attended an open house Monday on the proposed widening of State Boulevard – but few of them seemed to have changed their minds after seeing the plans up close. About 70 concerned Fort Wayne residents, both for and against the project, packed a Franke Park pavilion for about two hours to look at design drawings and voice their opinions to city traffic planners. READ MORE

Tournament time begins tonight with boys basketball sectionals

•Pairings for Fort Wayne-area teams. READ MORE

•Photo gallery: 20 years of memorable sectional moments. READ MORE

•Sectional night live blog and chat. READ MORE

Meet the ECHL official in charge of suspending hockey players

When he was blowing a whistle on the ice, Joe Ernst was known as a referee every player knew what to expect from. He was consistent shift to shift, period to period and game to game. Now, he's gotten the same reputation as the ECHL's vice president of hockey operations. As the dean of discipline, his rulings on suspensions are consistent and fair. READ MORE