INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State health officials have confirmed a case of measles in northeastern Indiana.
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ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Presidential daughter/granddaughter Barbara Pierce Bush will be delivering the May commencement address at northeastern Indiana's Trine University.
Wilson Eduardo's decision to switch allegiance from Portugal to Angola paid off instantly when he scored a debut winner to take his adopted country to the African Cup of Nations.
NBA, FIBA announce plans for pro league in Africa
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The NBA is bringing a pro league to Africa.
The Basketball Africa League, a new collaboration between the NBA and the sport's global governing body FIBA, was announced Saturday. The initial plan is for the 12-team league to begin play in January, and former President Barack Obama is among those who are expected to have direct involvement with the league's plan to keep growing the game in Africa through the league and other initiatives.
Angola decriminalizes same-sex conduct, rights group says
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Human Rights Watch says the southern African nation of Angola has decriminalized same-sex activity and banned discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The rights group says the changes came on Wednesday when Angola's parliament adopted the new first penal code since independence from Portugal in 1975.
IMF approves $3.7 billion loan for oil-rich Angola
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Monetary Fund says it has approved a three-year loan of about $3.7 billion for Angola, which seeks to diversify its economy and curb corruption after a new president took office last year.
The IMF said Friday that the loan aims to help the southern African country restructure state-owned enterprises and take other measures to improve economic governance.
Angolan activist talks human rights with country’s president
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An Angolan human rights activist says the country's president plans to investigate a case of alleged torture by police officials.
Angolan president talks to some of nation’s toughest critics
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angolan President Joao Lourenco has met longtime critics of the government, generating some goodwill from activists who struggled to have their voices heard during the long rule of former leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos.
UN concerned about Angola’s expulsion of 200,000 Congolese
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency is expressing concern over Angolan authorities' expulsion of some 200,000 Congolese in the past two weeks, saying it could create a humanitarian crisis.
The U.N. agency says the order to leave targeted Congolese migrants working in the informal mining sector. It is not clear what prompted the order.
Remains of Angolan rebel commander are repatriated
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The remains of a former Angolan rebel commander were repatriated from South Africa on Thursday in an effort by Angolan President Joao Lourenco to reconcile with the opposition.
South African and Angolan officials presided over a ceremony at the Waterkloof air force base for Arlindo Chenda Pena, who died of an illness in South Africa in 1998.
Dos Santos steps down as leader of Angola’s ruling party
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The former president of Angola on Saturday said he made mistakes during his long rule but was holding his "head high" as he stepped down as leader of the ruling MPLA party.
The political exit of Jose Eduardo dos Santos comes as President Joao Lourenco, a former defense minister, pledges to dismantle corruption that flourished under his predecessor, who took power in 1979.
Botswana, long an elephant refuge, faces poaching threat
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Botswana, long viewed as a rare refuge for African elephants, is coming under increasing threat from poachers.
Poachers are killing elephants in the southern African country in growing numbers after wiping out large numbers of elephants in nearby Zambia and Angola, a conservation group said.
Police seek tips in Indiana town marshal’s 1988 slaying
ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — State Police are hoping the public can help them solve the only unsolved killing of a northeast Indiana police officer.
Fremont Town Marshal Bobby Moore was gunned down on July 26, 1988, outside his home in the town that's just south of the Michigan state line.
State Police Detective Commander Kevin Smith believes someone knows something about Moore's killing 30 years later.
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Fort Wayne woman gets home detention for boat accident
ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne woman who caused a boat accident that injured several people on a northeastern Indiana lake has been sentenced to 180 days of home detention.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A journalist and human rights activist in Angola says he has been acquitted of charges that he insulted the state for reporting on alleged corruption involving a former attorney general.
Rafael Marques de Morais announced the news Friday on Twitter.
He and another journalist, Mariano Bras Lourenco, had been indicted for the publication of a report two years ago on an allegedly unethical real estate deal linked to the attorney general at the time.
ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne woman who caused a boating accident that injured several people on a northeastern Indiana lake has pleaded guilty to criminal recklessness.
Twenty-one-year-old Dominique M. Effinger pleaded guilty Monday to one count of criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon.
Her plea agreement calls for a 1 ½-year executed sentence. A Steuben County judge is set to sentence Effinger on Aug. 3.
ANGLOA, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three police officers were hurt while trying to rescue a 3-year-old boy from a burning house in northeastern Indiana.
Angola Fire Department spokesman TR Hagerty tells WANE-TV that firefighters found the boy in a bedroom early Thursday. The boy was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital, but Hagerty didn't immediately know the boy's condition.
2 weak tornadoes hit northeast Indiana; no injuries
ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — Officials say at least two weak tornadoes hit northeast Indiana over the weekend.
The National Weather Service says the thunderstorms moved Saturday over northern Indiana and Michigan's southern Lower Peninsula, producing flooding. The weather service says two weak tornadoes were confirmed, knocking down trees and damaging some roofs.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angola's ruling party says new President Joao Lourenco is set to take over as party leader from former longtime President Jose Eduardo dos Santos in September.
The Portuguese news agency Lusa cites a statement from the ruling MPLA party on Friday saying it has agreed to Lourenco's candidature for the post.
Dos Santos led the oil-rich southern African nation for nearly 38 years before deciding not to run again in last year's elections.
Courtney Tritch's congressional campaign announced last week that she has been endorsed by Angola Mayor Richard Hickman.
Tritch seeks the Democratic nomination in northeast Indiana's 3rd Congressional District. She faces John Roberson and Tommy Schrader in the May 8 primary election.
An Angola woman was killed Tuesday in a four-vehicle crash in Steuben County.
The crash occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 20 at County Road 360 West, the Steuben County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.
Cindy Mirkle, 55, of Angola was pronounced dead at the scene by Steuben County Coroner Bill Harter.
According to the sheriff's office, Mirkle was a passenger in a 2000 Ford Explorer that was westbound on U.S. 20 and was stopping at the intersection with County Road 260 West.
An Angola woman died in a multi-vehicle crash in Steuben County Tuesday afternoon, according to the Steuben County Sheriff's Office.
The crash occurred shortly after 3 p.m. on U.S. 20 at County Road 360 West. Bruce A. Coney, 58, Angola, was stopped in a 2008 Dodge truck waiting to turn south onto County Road 360 West. A 2000 Ford Explorer driven by Tedd J. Moss, 54, Angola, was also traveling west on U.S. 20 and attempted to stop for the Dodge, according to a news release.
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The Steuben County sheriff's department said today it is seeking a wanted fugitive registered sex offender.
It said Mitchell Wayne Hephner, 27, of Angola, was charged Thursday with two counts of failure to register as a sex or violent offender and one count of failure to register as a sex or violent offender with a previous conviction.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The son of Angola's former leader has been accused of embezzlement and fraud and prevented from leaving the oil-rich southern African nation, a new report said Monday.
Jose Filomeno dos Santos has been accused along with the former governor of the National Bank of Angola, Valter Filipe, over an "irregular" transfer of $500 million to a British bank, the Portuguese news agency Lusa reported.
ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A U.S. Senate candidate from Indiana is discontinuing a television ad featuring an Uber driver and an Indianapolis Colts player who were killed in a suspected drunken-driving crash by a person in the country illegally.
Republican Mike Braun told The (Angola) Herald Republican on Saturday he didn't expect the negative reaction it received.
A man on parole from a three-year sexual misconduct with a minor sentence is accused of violating its terms and was arrested at an Angola residence early today, the Indiana Department of Correction said.
Christopher Fugate removed his GPS monitor and absconded from parole supervision on Monday, the department said in a statement. It said members of the department's Fort Wayne Parole Field Team, assisted by Angola police, located him and made the arrest.
University of Indianapolis: Dozens of area students receive 1st-semester academic honors
Dozens of northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio students received first-semester academic honors at the University of Indianapolis, the university has announced.
Students named to the Dean's List completed at least 12 credit hours and earned a grade-point average of 3.7 or higher on a 4.0 scale, the university said in a statement. It said students named to the Honor Roll completed at least 12 credit hours and earned a grade-point average of 3.4 but less than 3.7.
Angola ex-vice president misses corruption trial in Portugal
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Angola's former vice president has failed to appear at a Portuguese court where he was scheduled to stand trial for corruption.
Portuguese prosecutors accuse Manuel Vicente, the African country's former deputy leader and one-time head of national oil company Sonangol, of corruption, money-laundering and forgery. They allege he paid a Portuguese magistrate to drop two investigations into alleged money-laundering and Angolan investments in Portugal.
Zimbabwe’s new leader describes risky escape after firing
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's new president says he risked gunfire and an hours-long walk amid land mines while escaping a plot to "eliminate" him after Robert Mugabe fired him as his deputy last year.
A state-run Zimbabwe Herald report on Saturday said President Emmerson Mnangagwa revealed the details in remarks to Zimbabweans during an official visit to Angola.
Two Angola men were taken to the LaGrange County Jail on drug-related charges after the car they were in broke down along the Indiana Toll Road around 2:40 a.m. Dec. 28, Indiana State Police said today.
A trooper went to check on the car at mile marker 132, between the Howe and Angola exits, state police at Fort Wayne said in a statement.
Russian space experts regain control of 1st Angola satellite
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian space experts have managed to regain control of Angola's first satellite, which was launched earlier this week, officials said Friday.
The Russian-built satellite successfully entered a designated orbit after Tuesday's launch from the Baikonur pad in Kazakhstan, but experts couldn't immediately establish contact.
Failed space launches haunt Russia; Kremlin eyes probe
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's latest space launch failures have prompted authorities to take a closer look into the nation's struggling space industry, the Kremlin said Thursday.
Indiana conservation officers are investigating a Christmas Day snowmobile crash that left two Angola residents hospitalized.
At 12:39 p.m., emergency crews responded to a report of a snowmobile crash at a home on Steuben County Road 600 West in Angola. Chad Straw, 40, told emergency dispatchers that a passenger on his snowmobile, Kyrie E. Kopf, 31, was injured and unresponsive.
An Angola woman was seriously injured in a snowmobile accident on Christmas day.
Kyrie E. Kopf, 31, was a passenger on a snowmobile driven by Chad Straw, 40, also of Angola, a statement from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources said today.
At 12:39 p.m., Straw called 911 and told dispatchers that there had been an accident at County Road 600 West in Angola and Kopf was unresponsive.
Congo forces backed deadly militia violence, report says
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A militia backed by Congolese forces rampaged through a hospital and killed more than 100 patients, including pregnant women, a new report by an international rights group says, accusing security forces of crimes against humanity in trying to destroy populations associating with opponents of President Joseph Kabila's government.
Drilling-gear company will pay $238 million in bribery case
HOUSTON (AP) — Federal officials say a Netherlands-based maker of equipment for offshore oil drilling will pay $238 million to settle charges of paying bribes to officials in five oil-producing countries.
Justice Department officials said Thursday that SBM Offshore N.V.'s U.S. subsidiary pleaded guilty in federal court as part of the settlement.
Angola’s new leader shakes up old order after dos Santos
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents.
Joao Lourenco's visit to South Africa on Thursday and Friday is giving the world a closer look at the man who stepped in after Jose Eduardo dos Santos ruled the oil-rich but largely impoverished nation for nearly 38 years.
Angola’s new leader shakes up old order, visits South Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angola's new leader is making surprising moves to shake himself free of the legacy of one of Africa's longest-serving presidents, and is seeking closer relations with South Africa.
Joao Lourenco is to visit South Africa Thursday and Friday, after having already met with President Jacob Zuma in Angola earlier this week.
A nearly yearlong investigation resulted Friday in the arrest of two Angola residents and seizure of firearms and crystal methamphetamine, among other drugs, authorities said in a news release.
The Steuben County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Team served a search warrant about 9:15 p.m. in the 200 block of North Darling Street in Angola.
Authorities seized two handguns, a rifle, a shotgun and about 50 grams of crystal methamphetamine, marijuana and prescription medication, the release said.
Angola leader removes dos Santos daughter as oil firm chair
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Angola's new leader has removed the daughter of former President Jose Eduardo dos Santos as chair of the state-owned oil company, the government announced Wednesday, in a surprise move that appeared to assert independence from one of Africa's longest-ruling families.