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Patrick J. Davis, 30, of the 5200 block of Winter Street, was sentenced to 74 months in prison after he was found guilty of sex trafficking a 14-year-old girl. (Photo courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff's Department)

Fort Wayne man gets prison in sex trafficking case

A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to 74 months in prison for trying to sex traffic a 14-year-old runaway. Patrick J. Davis, 30, of the 5200 block of Winter Street was sentenced in federal court Friday on a charge of sex trafficking of children by Chief District Court Judge Theresa L. Springmann, ...

The first phase of the "Electric Works" is expected to cost more than $213 million. (Courtesy image)

State approves $50 million tax credit for Fort Wayne’s GE project

RELATED: KEVIN LEININGER: State could help bring another headquarters to downtown Fort Wayne, boost GE project and hotel Efforts to redevelop Fort Wayne's General Electric campus received a huge boost Thursday when the Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) board of directors yesterday ...

Wells and Adams County police Breaking Family Traditions

Wells and Adams County police agencies are looking to stop several families' alleged traditions of dealing in methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin and other illegal drugs. At 6 a.m. Thursday, officers from the Wells County Sheriff’s Office and the Bluffton Police Department served warrants on ...

The David Hefner Pavilion in the new Franklin School Park is the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department's newest pavilion and one of several available for rental use year-round. (By Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com)

Fort Wayne Parks department sets new fees for pavilion, facilities rentals

You can start reserving the new Franklin School Park's David Hefner Pavilion as of Monday now that the Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department's board of park commissioners has approved pavilion rental rates for next year. The new rates reflect a 5 percent increase from past rates, which ...

4 escape Fort Wayne house fire

Four people got out safely from an overnight fire in a home on Till Road. The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded at 12:52 a.m. Thursday to the 400 block of Till Road East. Firefighters found heavy fire going through the roof, according to a news release. They were met outside of the home by ...

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Men in Fort Wayne homicide-suicide are identified

The Allen County Coroner's Office has released the names of two men found shot to death Tuesday in a homicide-suicide on South Calhoun Street. Roger Edward Shubert, 57, of Fort Wayne, committed suicide and Joseph Shah Hurley III, 56, of Fort Wayne, was a homicide victim, according to the ...

From left, New Tech Academy Director Any Oberlin, Leslie Alter, Reagan Swinford and Kara Gerber presented a check to the Ronald McDonald House at Parkview Regional Medical Center on Thursday. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Friends’ support for ill Wayne High School student means more for others

She always knew she had very good friends, but Reagan Swinford never knew how many until she showed up for school Thursday at Wayne High School's New Tech Academy. Then she saw hundreds of students wearing light blue and red "Fight Like a Girl" T-shirts to commemorate her fourth fight against ...

Heritage junior Katie Graham is speaking out about the abuse she suffered, hoping it will help other potential victims. (By Blake Sebring of News-Sentinel.com)

Heritage basketball player Katie Graham taking the fight to her abusive past

When Melissa Connor was a first-year head coach and Katie Graham was a freshman player in the Heritage girls basketball program, they were waiting for rides after a game one night. The coach asked if the player's father ever came to watch her play. "She shared that she doesn't see her dad ...