More stories by Rod Hissong

Arts United presents annual awards, first-ever Mayor’s Arts Awards

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry presented a keynote speech during the event, offering support for the concept of a Public Art Commission and the development of the downtown Arts Campus as a regional destination for arts and culture. Mayor Henry presented the inaugural Mayor’s Arts Awards to two recipients.

Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

Shell casings, DNA, stolen jewelry and a cellphone taken from a victim were among the pieces of evidence that investigators used to tie Cleophus Cooksey Jr., 35, to the killings, according to court documents.

‘Tourniquet Killer’ executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

Texas carried out the nation’s first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of his signature murder technique on four female victims.

Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for students

One of the nation’s largest online charter schools is closing abruptly, leaving families of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow scrambling to find other schooling options halfway through the academic year.

House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

The House voted by a near party-line 230-197 vote to approve the legislation, which would keep agency doors open and hundreds of thousands of federal employees at work through Feb. 16. The measure is designed to give White House and congressional bargainers more time to work through disputes on immigration and the budget that they’ve tangled over for months.

Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000

Apple plans to take advantage of that provision to bring back most of its roughly $252 billion in offshore cash, generating a tax bill of about $38 billion. That anticipated tax bill implies Apple intends to bring back about $245 billion of its overseas cash, based on the temporary tax rate of 15.5 percent on foreign profits.