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Crime Stoppers celebrates 35th birthday

Mayor Tom Henry and local law enforcement representatives Thursday to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers, a program geared toward public involvement in the fight against crime. During its 35 years of service, Crime Stoppers' anonymous tips have assisted in ...

Fort Wayne animal shelter to host open house Saturday

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control on Saturday will host "Paws for Progress," an open house highlighting the shelter’s growth and upcoming projects aimed at saving more lives. The public will be able to tour every area of the shelter, learn about the remodel currently under construction, ...

Victim of house explosion identified

The man killed in a house explosion Tuesday morning has been identified by the Allen County Coroner's office as Nathan L. Sliger, 55. The explosion in the 5200 block of West Wallen Road was investigated by the Allen County FAST team, the Allen County Sheriff’s office and the Coroner’s ...

City accepting 2019 facade grant applications

The city is now accepting applications for its 2019 Commercial Façade Grant program, which provides local businesses the opportunity to apply for matching grants to improve the exteriors of their buildings. Applications are available at www.fwcommunitydevelopment.org/facade and are being ...

Victim of Fort Wayne’s latest homicide identified

The man killed in a shooting at the Kroger store at 1125 W. State Blvd. Monday afternoon has been identified by the Allen County Coroner's office as Brinden R. Hall Fletcher, 25, of Fort Wayne. He was transported in a private vehicle to a local hospital suffering from gunshot wound(s) and was ...

FWCS, teachers, approve new contracts

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday approved contracts with the Fort Wayne Education Association (FWEA), which represents teachers, and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), which represents FWCS secretaries, media clerks, ...

Headwaters Park skating rink to reopen Nov. 17

The Headwaters Park Outdoor Ice Skating Rink will open its 16th season at 11 a.m. Saturday Nov. 17. Admission fees will remain the same, thanks to corporate and foundation support. The Lincoln Financial Group is again the corporate sponsor for the season, which lasts through March 3, ...

Shopping center shooting leaves one dead, one wounded

One man was killed and another critically wounded Monday afternoon in a shooting in the parking lot of West State Plaza, 1125 W. State Blvd. reference a shooting. Preliminary information indicates there was some type of altercation that took place on the parking lot prior to the shooting. ...

DeKalb traffic stop yields lots of pot

A traffic stop in DeKalb County Monday night yielded more than six pounds of marijuana. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, a grey Honda Civic was observed traveling south on Interstate 69 near the 334 mile marker. A traffic stop was conducted near the 333 mile marker and ...

Sweetwater Sound seeking $13M local tax break on $83M, 1,000-job expansion

Sweetwater Sound is seeking more than $13 million in tax savings on the planned 1,000-job expansion of its 163-acre campus just west of town. The application for a 10-year abatement, to be considered by City Council Tuesday, also sheds new light on the project announced last month — including ...

Truvarus Giddens county’s 39th homicide of 2018

Allen County's 39th homicide of 2018 has been identified as Truvarus L. Giddens Jr. Giddens, 22, was found suffering from gunshot wound(s) in the 2500 block of Barr Street Monday afternoon. Giddens was transported from the scene to a local hospital, where he died. The incident remains under ...

New ap can help those in need, fight food waste in Allen County

The Allen County Department of Environmental Management is partnering with Food Rescue US, the Connecticut-based food rescue organization, to rescue and deliver meals to those in need and prevent food waste in Allen County. One in seven Hoosiers faces food insecurity, including 300,000 ...

Police offer tips for safe shopping on ‘Black Friday’

The Fort Wayne Police Department has issued tips for safe shopping on "Black Friday": Preplan your outing. Let someone know where you will be shopping, your intended route and your return time. Also make sure they know the make, model, color and license plate number your vehicle. Know the ...