AND the beginning of Fort Wayne's famous Three Rivers Festival.
That starts today and goes for the next 10 days (thereabouts).
We'll be getting into THAT and some other stuff in just a bit.
The Hoosierland weather today will be a close carbon copy of yesterday, the only exception being warmer temps, reaching INTO the low 80s.
An increasing chance of rain is coming as well, so the humidity will start to tick up a bit.
All in all, a great day to be somewhere...and ALIVE, right?
So, get that morning cup of whatever filled or REfilled and let's see what's been going on elsewhere...
*** First out of the litter pan today is an update to the dead man found in another person's car in that apartment parking lot.
Here's the story link:
Now, the coroner has yet to rule on the CAUSE of death, but it's "believed:" that it was NOT "foul play".So, we might NOT be at 9 homicides...yet (perhaps this weekend?)
OTHER PEOPLES VEHICLES?
That alone sends up a red flag...unless (if) someone left it unlocked, the guy had a heart attack or worse, and found it SO convenient to plop down on the seat and croak the hell out.
Just doesn't make sense, unless someone placed him there?
This town is so FULL of secrets...make no mistake.
*** Nailed two meth labs in the city (NOT on the SE side...that's where we have ALL the OTHER CRIMES).
Here's this story link:
The first was located at 1036 1/2 St. Mary's and Mason Arnold, age 60 was busted.
The second took place at a known meth house located at 830 St, Mary's Ave, where FWPD arrested Amanda Lee, 26.
In both cases, active "one-pots" were found along with other related paraphernalia.
Two more houses off the "market''.
Crime comes to the near NW side...who could have known?
*** Next up, absolutely NO followup on the home invasion by FOUR (obviously black) males a block away from our "Fortress",
(told you those in City Hall don't give a damn)
THOUGHT there would be something...like they got ONE of the perps (at least).
It's like I've said all the time - WAY too easy to "disappear" down here, with all the board-ups, overgrown foliage and those willing to take in the crims and hide them for a spell.
Don't tell me these people don't "look out" for one another...in the wrong way.
*** Next, we have some early-morning juveniles who love to break into SCHOOLS.
Here's this story link:
It was the Harrison Hill Elementary School that got hit by these juvey-thugs.
When police arrived after the alarm company had notified an employee.
Motion sensors detected at least ONE person inside the building.
A swarm of officers canvassed the area and took two into custody. A third juvey remains at large.
Naturally, that's about ALL the information that's come along...no details on vandalism or items taken from the school building (which was undergoing renovation).
Sure makes you wonder about the PARENTS of these teens who allow them to roam about LONG after midnight.
(welcome to ghetto-life 101)
*** And, speaking of GHETTOS...we have our own counterpart to the TRF...called the THREE GHETTO FESTIVAL.
|Always too loud .|
Here are some pictures to show you what ALL you're missing down here.
((For PAST year events, see archive posts 16 July 2012 / 2013 and 10 July 2011))
|Plenty to drink...|
|Plenty of "security...(Big Bubba)|
|Plenty of "food"...|
|Plenty of "souvenirs"...|
|Plenty of "parking"...|
|Games for people of ALL ages...|
|"Free" rides to our beautiful downtown...|
|And not to be left out...PLENTY of civic spirit!|
(c'mon...you know it does)
*** Last back to the riverbank today...life provides us with some marvelous opportunities, not the least of which is being able to be a "people-watcher", or, as I like to call it, "An observer of human nature".
And what better place to see such things than at some public venue, like the TRF?
Or, the junk food alley, replete with those who you can tell that their arteries are hardening...you can almost HEAR it happening.
And there are those who treat being in PUBLIC just like being behind their closed doors, and that tells you SO much about how their LIVES are, good OR bad.
Others go to events like this to HONESTLY have some fun.
I shy from events like this not due to not wanting to have fun, but rather not to have MY fun "spoiled" by some idiot's pretentious and obnoxious behavior.
I don't have to attend anything I have to DRIVE to see...because when I want to view some morons...I just look out any of our windows...got plenty outside.
But, I do miss those times when everyone DID have fun...no one was rowdy or acting like an asshole, and people of all ages truly enjoyed the time, wherever it took place.
Today's world offers so many new and enticing things, and yet takes away all the others that we used to have...they call that progress.
I call it...a SHAME.
DO have yourselves a great weekend.
Be well, make a difference to someone today, and as always...
Stay SAFE out there, America.