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

Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 6:05 pm

Seen a truck like this? Police looking for its match in death of a motorcyclist

Fort Wayne Police have released a photo they say matches the description of a vehicle that might have been involved in an accident that killed a motorcyclist in downtown Fort Wayne April 14. The suspect vehicle is a 1997-1998 Teal and Tan Ford Expedition, police said. The suspect vehicle will have damage on the front passenger side. It is missing the front headlight lens and the turn signal is completely broken, according to their description. READ MORE

Costlier and later than planned, unique downtown business prepares to open

If “Rudy's” does indeed open as planned in an old Victorian house at 409 W. Brackenridge St. in August, you'll be able to enjoy fine cigars, DeBrand's chocolates and a selection of Indiana beer and wine just a couple of blocks from Parkview Field. And owner Rudy Mahara couldn't be happier, except for one thing: It will have happened more than a year later than expected – testimony that opening a small business in Fort Wayne can be both challenging and frustrating despite local governments' $1.4 million effort to improve the process. READ MORE FROM KEVIN LEININGER'S COLUMN

Burmese Sister City in future for Fort Wayne?

In the not-so-distant future, Fort Wayne could have a new Sister City in Burma. Tom Herr, president of Fort Wayne Sister Cities International, and Minn Myint Nan Tin, executive director of the Burmese Advocacy Center, began talking about the possibility shortly after Burmese democracy leader and former political prisoner Aung San Suu Kyi's visit to Fort Wayne in September. READ MORE

Franciscan Center to open thrift store in former Goodwill at Coliseum and Parnell

Thrift store shoppers used to visiting the former Goodwill store on Coliseum Boulevard at Parnell Avenue soon can look for bargains there again. The Franciscan Center plans to open a thrift store by June 1 in the same location, 925 Coliseum Blvd. E., said Tony Ley, the ministry's executive director. READ MORE

Tickets on sale Friday for Steely Dan concert July 30 at Embassy Theatre

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for Steely Dan's concert at 7:30 p.m. July 30 at the Embassy Theatre, 121 W. Jefferson Blvd. The legendary jazz-rock group created by Walter Becker and Donald Fagen will stop at the Embassy as part of its "Mood Swing: 8 Miles To Pancake Day" concert tour, an Embassy news release said. READ MORE

Indiana-bound Fischer expecting more from himself

Luke Fischer has set a rising bar for himself. This is crucial. The Indiana-bound center has a huge college basketball opportunity if he can meet the challenge. The Hoosiers, you see, have an inside need. READ MORE

Komets achieved first Turner Cup 50 years ago

What would be the most-prized piece of Komets memorabilia a fan could have? Would it be the stick George Drysdale used to score the first goal in franchise history? Would it be the first jersey Mr. Komet Eddie Long wore? How about the puck from the final game of the 1993 playoff sweep? READ MORE