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Former Lutheran Health head Brian Bauer to lead IU Health in Fort Wayne

Indiana University Health has named Brian Bauer president of its expanding Fort Wayne operations. Bauer had been serving IU Health in a consulting role since the inception of the organization’s services in Fort Wayne in 2017. Bauer’s healthcare executive leadership spans more than a ...

Laura Larkin, found dead in November, was strangled: coroner

The Allen County Coroner’s office has determined that Laura Elizabeth Larkin, 33, who was found dead inside a home in the 2400 block of Cass Street Nov. 26, was strangled -- thereby becoming the county's 45th homicide of 2018. The incident remains under investigation.

Three Rivers Music Theatre latest tenant for Electric Works

Fort Wayne-based Three Rivers Music Theatre has signed a letter of intent to locate its expanding operations at Electric Works. The organization, which focuses on developing locally cast musical theater performance and education, has experienced steady growth since its founding in 2016, ...

Police seeking public’s help to locate suspect in sex-crime cases

Fort Wayne Police detectives working on three sexual assault investigations that occurred between September 2015 and May 2017 in southeast Fort Wayne are asking for the public’s help to identify the composite rendering of the suspect. Using the DNA technology that assisted with the ...

Encore Sotheby’s acquires Reecer Properties

Encore Sotheby’s International Realty has acquired Reecer Properties Inc. of Fort Wayne, which will now operate as Encore Sotheby's International Realty. The acquisition expands the firm’s presence in the Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana. Mark Zukerman, founding principal of Encore ...

Raid on gang hangout nets four arrests, drugs

A raid Wednesday afternoon by the Fort Wayne Police Department's Gang & Violent Crimes Unit resulted in four arrests at 4216 Plaza Drive as the result of an investigation regarding tips, surveillance, traffic stops and complaints revealing that the address was used as a hangout and for ...

New Chick-fil-A opens; longtime McDonald’s reopens after facelift

Two Fort Wayne fast food restaurants celebrated milestones Thursday with the opening of a new Chick-fil-A at 182 W. Coliseum Blvd. and the reopening of a remodeled McDonald's at 1333 W. Washington Center Road. Local Chick-fil-A franchise owner and operator Jeff Hoffman is seeking people to ...

No shortage of candidates for Fort Wayne City Council

Joseph Townsend this week announced his candidacy for one of three City Council at-large seats in the May Republican primary, saying his campaign will revolve around five basic ideas: that life begins at conception and ends at natural death; non-profits and the private sector can do a better ...

Fort Wayne Museum of Art gets $1 million grant to boost collections

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art has received a $1 million grant from the June E. Enoch Foundation to establish the June E. Enoch Collection Fund. The gift will be used to create a fund to acquire and care for works of art for its collections. “The Museum of Art has maintained an active ...

Sweetwater Sound celebrates another record year, looks for more in 2019

Fort Wayne-based Sweetwater Sound, a leading retailer of music instruments and pro audio gear, experienced another record-setting year in terms of sales growth and job creation in 2018, the comany announced Wednesday. Total sales were $725 million, up 17 percent from $619 million in 2017, ...

One arrested after McKinnie Avenue raid finds guns, gangs, drugs and kids

One man was arrested as the result of a Tuesday police raid on a house at 3302 McKinnie Ave. Around 8 p.m. detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department's Gang & Violent Crimes Unit executed a search warrant at the address, a known criminal street gang (Mafia & MOB) home. This ...

Geoff Paddock to seek third term on City Council

City Councilman Geoff Paddock, D-5th, will seek a third term this year. "It has been an honor to work with Mayor Tom Henry and my colleagues on the City Council for the past seven years," Paddock said in a statement. "Thanks to the leadership and guidance of Mayor Henry, Fort Wayne is poised ...

Mayor Tom Henry proclaims ‘Intestinal Malrotation Day’ in Fort Wayne

Mayor Tom Henry has proclaimed Tuesday "Intestinal Malrotation Awareness Day" in Fort Wayne. Henry made the proclamation at Westview Alliance Church in southwest Fort Wayne and was joined by Mary Rasor and Andy Brown, who lost their infant daughter, Mya Nicole Brown, last year to intestinal ...

Climbing gym and adventure park planned for Electric Works

The organization behind the Fort Wayne Adventure Games will use a new permanent location at Electric Works to bring adventure to northeast Indiana year-round. Sport Wayne Inc. has signed a letter of intent to design and open a sizable, state-of-the-art climbing gym and adventure park, named ...

Suspect in bank robbery sought

The Fort Wayne Police are seeking the public's help in locating suspects connected to a Jan. 11 robbery at the Flagstar Bank in the 900 block of West State Boulevard. Initial information indicated a male black subject had produced a note and handed it to the teller, then had fled out of the ...

Suspect’s death closes book on 2003 homicide

The Fort Wayne Police Departmengt and Allen County Prosecutors office have closed the 2003 homicide case of Joshua Salyer, which occurred on Nov. 24 of that year. The suspect in this case, Lawton Carter Jr, died in 2017 before he could be charged in the murder. Detectives received new ...

Fort Wayne Police K9 Bullet dies

Fort Wayne Police officer Gary Griffith's retired K9 partner Bullet has died. Born July 3, 2006, she joined the K9 Unit May 4, 2009 and retired Feb. 1, 2017 after spending her entire career with Griffith. "She was a fantastic police work dog and a loyal partner to Gary," Sgt. Bob Theurer of ...