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USF names softball diamond “Westendorf Field”

The architect of the St. Francis softball program was immortalized on Friday afternoon as the school dedicated the diamond to former coach Larry Westendorf by naming it Westerndorf Field.

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IPFW splits doubleheader with Omaha

Redshirt-senior Greg Kaiser and senior Brandon Soat each collected three hits on the day to lead IPFW to a Summit League baseball doubleheader split against Omaha Friday afternoon at Mastodon Field in Fort Wayne.

FILE - In this April 28, 2016 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the Brady Press Briefing Room in Washington. President Barack Obama is announcing new steps to reduce gun violence, mainly by helping manufacturers understand what law enforcement agencies need from so-called smart guns. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama announces new steps to curb gun violence

The president also called for more attention to be paid to the mentally ill. The Social Security Administration will publish a proposed rule to help ensure that mental health records about people who are prohibited from buying a gun are reported to the background check system.

Three Rivers Distilling Co. opened at 224 E. Wallace St. on Friday, April 29, 2016.

Area’s only distillery opens in Fort Wayne

Three Rivers Distilling Co. opened at 224 E. Wallace St. in Fort Wayne with a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Friday. It will produce vodka, gin, and white rum, along with aged spirits such as whiskey and dark rum later.

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Purdue-based national steel consortium aims to help industry

Purdue University Northwest’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation is partnering with steelmakers, including U.S. Steel, and major suppliers to form the Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium.

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz has gained the support of Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

Pence endorses Cruz ahead of Tuesday primary

Ted Cruz is desperately seeking momentum in his fight to block Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from claiming the delegate majority before the GOP’s national convention in July.