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UPDATED: 15-year-old boy shot, killed; victim identified

Local News

A 15-year-old boy is dead following a shooting Wednesday night. At approximately 7:07 p.m. Fort Wayne Police responded to the 2800 block of Euclid Avenue reference a shooting. Officers arrived and located the victim lying in the alley between Euclid and Central Drive. The victim was ...

Girl surrendered at New Haven Baby Box

Local News

A healthy newborn baby was safely, legally and anonymously surrendered in a Safe Haven baby box at a fire station in New Haven Wednesday. The box was dedicated Dec. 31. The infant was then transported to a local hospital. “We are proud to have this resource available for the residents of New ...

Northern Tool to open first Fort Wayne store Feb. 27

Local News

Northern Tool + Equipment will expand its Indiana presence by opening its first store in Fort Wayne on Feb. 27 at 1033 W. Washington Center Road. The company, which provides brand-name tools and equipment and will offer a complete parts, service and repair department, has more than 100 retail ...

Longtime Indiana amusement park closes gates after 94 years

Indiana State News

MONTICELLO, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana amusement park that entertained generations of visitors with rides, midway attractions and lakeside concerts for nearly a century has closed, park officials said Wednesday, citing the park’s disappointing performance. Indiana Beach, which opened ...

Two face federal sentences for distribution of drugs in Fort Wayne

Local News

Two men face prison time on drug charges after being sentenced by U.S. District Judge Holly A. Brady. Gregory Huddleston, 39, of Fort Wayne, had pleaded guilty plea to distribution of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by five years of supervised ...

Franklin Electric reports fourth quarter earnings

Local News

(AP) Fort Wayne-based Franklin Electric Co. (FELE) has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $19.8 million. The company said it had net income of 42 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, came to 43 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The ...

BSU professor suspended for calling police on black student

Indiana State News

MUNCIE (AP) — A white Ball State University professor who called police to his classroom after a black student refused to change seats will not be teaching for the remainder of the semester, the school said in a written statement. No formal charges or disciplinary action was immediately ...

Purdue president says tuition freeze will continue for 2021

Indiana State News

WEST LAFAYETTE (AP) — Purdue University’s tuition freeze will continue for a ninth year, the Indiana school’s president told alumni this weekend. President Mitch Daniels announced Saturday that Purdue’s tuition and fees will remain at current levels into the 2021 school year. The ...

AWS Foundation announces $667,755 in grants

Local News

The AWS Foundation recently awarded $667,755 in grants to17 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in northeast Indiana. These organizations include: All for One Productions: $2,500 for a sensory-friendly performance. Arc ...

60-day law license suspension suggested for Indiana AG

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 60-day law license suspension is being recommended for Indiana’s attorney general after allegations that he grabbed the buttocks of a female state legislator and inappropriately touched three other women during a party. The recommendation filed Friday with the state ...

County Commissioners give final OK to Electric Works extension

Local News

In a vote that was as anticlimactic as it was important, the Allen County Commissioners Friday became the last of three governmental entities to approve a crucial deadline extension for the developers of Electric Works. In a unanimous 3-0 vote, the commissioners joined the city's Redevelopment ...

Man gets 78 months on drug, firearm charges

Local News

Lafayette L. Carr, 29, of Fort Wayne, has been sentenced to 78 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The sentence will be followed by two years of supervised release. According to documents in this ...

Feds give county $6.6 million to help replace five bridges

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Allen County’s plans to replace five bridges over the next five to seven years will be receiving federal dollars to cover construction costs. The Indiana Department of Transportation informed the Allen County Highway Department this week that more than $6.6 million in federal funding has ...

Audit: 2 Indiana online schools misspent nearly $86 million

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two Indiana online charter schools that have been under federal investigation over allegations of padding their enrollments inappropriately paid nearly $86 million to companies linked to the schools’ founder or his associates, according to a new state audit report. The ...