Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit Puerto Rico pummeled the island Wednesday as officials warned it would decimate the power company’s crumbling infrastructure and force the government to rebuild dozens of communities.

City outlines sidewalks, alleyways eyed for improvement

The .13 percent adjustment in the local income tax will generate $8.7 million per year to add new sidewalks to address areas of Fort Wayne Community Schools that lack sidewalks for children, improve alleys and move forward with phases II and III of riverfront development.

Mexicans dig through collapsed buildings as quake kills 217

Dozens of buildings tumbled into mounds of rubble or were severely damaged in densely populated parts of Mexico City and nearby states. Mayor Miguel Angel Mancera said buildings fell at 44 places in the capital alone as high-rises across the city swayed sickeningly.

Public safety command staff benefits to stay unchanged

An amendment to an ordinance that could have affected some firefighter and police officer pay failed at City Council Tuesday night. Councilman Jason Arp (R-District 4) proposed an amendment to the personnel ordinance.

Doppler 15 Fury Forecast

The September heat wave will resume today as temperatures will approach 90 by the end of the week.

Dog with two limbs has full life ahead of her

When she showed up at a veterinary clinic in LaGrange her injuries were so bad, they thought they’d have to put her down. There was something about Lucy, a little dog, with a big heart, that led the vet to believe she could beat the odds and live.

Retail chains filing for bankruptcy protection in 2017

Toys R Us has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, joining a growing list of companies struggling to navigate a retail landscape altered by technology and changing consumer tastes. . Overall, 35 retailers have filed for bankruptcy so far this year, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.

White man arrested in slayings of 2 black men in Louisiana

A law enforcement official said authorities found a handwritten copy of an Adolf Hitler speech at Kenneth James Gleason’s home, and investigators said surveillance footage and DNA on a shell casing link him to the crimes.

The big question: Will cancer immune therapy work for me?

Cancer was ravaging his liver, lungs, bones and brain, and tests showed so many tumor mutations that drugs targeting one or two wouldn’t do much good. It seemed like very bad news, yet his doctors were encouraged.
The reason: People with the most messed-up genes often are the ones who do best on treatments that enlist the immune system.

Ohio State: Dismiss ex-player’s lawsuit over image use

At issue is an antitrust complaint filed by Spielman in July that targeted Ohio State marketing programs and contracts that promote the university using likenesses of athletes. One example is a Honda-sponsored program of 64 banners hung around Ohio Stadium featuring photos of former players.