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Rep. Jim Banks seeks wounded warrior for Fort Wayne office

Local News

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks is seeking a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for his Fort Wayne district office. Through the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, the person chosen will work with the service member and veteran constituents to handle veteran-related casework and facilitate ...

City Parks Department is looking for public feedback

Local News

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a Community Needs Assessment Survey to gather crucial feedback about parks, facilities and programs offered to Fort Wayne citizens. A randomly selected group of citizens will receive or have already received a questionnaire in the ...

New Rescue Mission expected to open this summer

Local News

After breaking ground in September 2017, the new $23.1 million Rescue Mission at 404 E. Washington Blvd. is expected to open this summer. The Rescue Mission has raised $19.1 million so far and is in the process of raising the final $4 million, which will go toward an expansion of its ...

Two men face federal drug-distribution charges

Local News

Two Fort Wayne men face federal drug charges. Steven Hecke, 44, and Samuel Battell, 34, were charged in a criminal complaint filed Jan. 15 with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl, along with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. ...

Program aims to ‘tie’ professionals to minority males

Local News

A new program will connect professional men and women with minority men and boys through neckties and professional attire. New Haven High School will be the first school to participate in the Fort Wayne UNITED Tie Day Program on Fridays. Students participating in the program attend the school ...

Fort Wayne UNITED director honored by the state

Local News

Fort Wayne UNITED Director Iric Headley has received the Freedom Award from the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. The award was given by Gov. Eric Holcomb at the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration Thursday in Indianapolis. Under Headley's leadership, Fort Wayne ...

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks to seek re-election

Local News

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks has filed to run for re-election to represent Indiana’s Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Banks has been congressman since Jan. 3, 2017, serving on the House Armed Services Committee, Veteran Affairs Committee and Education and Labor Committee. In a ...

Allen Superior Judge Nancy Eshcoff Boyer to retire June 15

Local News

Judge Nancy Eshcoff Boyer, the first woman ever to serve as an Allen County judge, will retire effective June 15. Boyer officially communicated her intent to retire to Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush Thursday after spending several days informing colleagues of her plans. ...

Police seek teen who may be danger to himself

Local News

Police are seeking a 16-year-old boy who has made threats to harm himself. Thomas McClain is 5-3 and weighs 110 pounds. Police believe he is in the northeast area of Fort Wayne and have no clothing description because he has been missing (runaway) for a while. Anyone with information is asked ...

Man who is Indiana’s oldest state employee retiring at 102

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 102-year-old man who is Indiana’s oldest state employee is retiring after nearly six decades on the job, saying that “your body tells you when it’s time to go.” Bob Vollmer plans to report to work for the last time Feb. 6 as a surveyor for the Indiana Department ...

UPDATED: Apparent shooting leaves 19-year-old man dead, arrest made

Local News

A man is dead following a shooting Tuesday afternoon, and a woman has been arrested in the crime. Fort Wayne Police responded to Roseview Road in response to a report of a shooting the caller said had happened on Abbott Street at an unknown address. The 19-year-old victim was pronounced dead ...

City, county offices closed Monday for MLK Day; no trash delay

Local News

Governmental offices of the city of Fort Wayne and Allen County will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. City garbage and recycling collection will not be affected and will remain on schedule. City and county offices will resume regular business ...

News-Sentinel.com offering digital subscriptions

Local News

Fort Wayne Newspapers announced Wednesday that it now offers paid subscriptions to its news websites including news-sentinel.com. Daily newspaper subscribers to the Journal Gazette will retain access to news-sentinel.com and journalgazette.net at no cost. All others will be able to read a ...

Indiana governor says again wait a year on teacher pay boost

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s governor on Tuesday outlined to state legislators how to free up tens of millions of dollars to boost teacher pay but said he didn’t want them to act on it until next year. Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb told lawmakers in his State of the State speech that he ...