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City Council to revisit sexually oriented business bills next week

Members of Fort Wayne City Council will have sex on their minds next week. Confirming previous News-Sentinel reports, two ordinances are scheduled for introduction that would regulate and license sexually oriented businesses and prohibit "live sex act businesses" such as swingers clubs. The ...

Special prosecutor to investigate allegations against Allen County sheriff

A special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate an incident allegedly involving Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux at the Three Rivers Festival this week. The incident on July 16 is being investigated by the Indiana State Police and on Thursday, July 18, the Allen County Prosecutor’s ...

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. set to boost youth trade-career program

Seeking to promote career opportunities in the skilled trades, Greater Fort Wayne Inc. has assumed leadership of the Gateway Coalition, an alliance of Allen County educators and businesses committed to developing gateways to skilled-trades careers for young people. Going forward, the group ...

Police seeking to ID suspect in bank-machine heist

Fort Wayne Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect. This man is suspected in connection with the July 9 robbery of an automated teller machine at 3902 S. Clinton St. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers 260-436-7867 or the Detective Bureau ...

Statue of Johnny Appleseed dedicated at new downtown hotel

Fort Wayne’s latest public art display pays homage to one of the city's most famous historical residents: John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. The “Making Children Smile” statue unveiled Thursday during the grand opening of the Hampton Inn & Suites in downtown Fort Wayne ...

Jeffrey McCracken is New Haven’s new police chief

New Haven will have a new police chief, effective this Sunday. Mayor Terry McDonald has appointed Jeffrey McCracken as chief following the retirement of Chief Henry McKinnon on July 12. In a statement, Mayor McDonald said “Chief McKinnon served the city of New Haven for nearly 24 years with ...

Lutheran Cancer Center to host breast cancer peer counselor training July 30

The breast cancer treatment journey from initial diagnosis through medical care and beyond can be overwhelming, but patients don’t have to face it alone. That’s why the Lutheran Cancer Center and Pink Ribbon Connection are collaborating to give breast cancer patients the support they need ...

Mad Anthonys present $115,000 to Children’s Hope House

Leaders from the Mad Anthonys Children’s Foundation on Thursday presented Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House with a check for $115,000 raised through the 2019 Red Coat Dinner and Charity Golf Classic held last month. “It’s an honor to continue our support of Hope House. At Mad ...

Ground broken on Lutheran Downtown Hospital; opening in 2022

"Welcome to the future of health care in downtown Fort Wayne. Lives will be saved here." With that, Lutheran Health Network CEO Mark Medley welcomes the large crowd of employees. dignitaries and others who gathered at West Main and Van Buren streets Wednesday afternoon to witness the ...

Fort Wayne officer shoots, wounds man during foot pursuit

Authorities say an officer shot and wounded an armed man who was fleeing police on foot Monday in the 1500 block of Goshen Road. Fort Wayne Police responded to a report about a suspicious person with a gun. Police say the man ran when officers approached him. Fort Wayne police Sgt. Chris ...

Allen County neighborhoods group to meet July 25

The Allen County Neighborhoods Association will hold its quarterly meeting July 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Omni Room on the lower level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. The will feature a panel of homeowners association leaders who will discuss various topics, ...

Botanical conservatory will be a cooling station starting Thursday

The lobby of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory will serve as a cooling station due to high temperatures and heat indices forecast for our area. The cooling station will be available from noon-6 p.m. beginning Thursday and running through Sunday. The conservatory is at 1100 S. ...

Trash collection to begin an hour early starting Tuesday due to heat

Due to forecasts of high temperatures and potentially dangerous heat indexes, city garbage and recycling will begin one hour earlier than usual, effective Tuesday, July 16. Until further notice, neighborhood collection will begin at 5 a.m. instead of 6 a.m.