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‘Fantasy of Lights’ returns to Franke Park Nov. 26

Larger displays, more interactivity and some special touches will greet visitors to Blue Jacket's Fantasy of Lights, which will be from Nov. 26 through New Year's Eve at Franke Park. This year's event is open from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and ...

Coliseum to host Pearl Harbor Day ceremony Dec. 7

The Army Navy Union No. 57, the Allen County Council of Veterans and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will host a Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony in Memorial Hall on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. to mark the 78th anniversary of the attack on the Hawiian naval base. The public is ...

Allen County Homeland Security Director Bernie Beier honored

Bernie Beier, director of Homeland Security for Allen County, is being recognized nationally for his work by the Government Technology & Services Coalition. Beier has been chosen to receive a 2019 Mission Award from the coalition’s publication, Homeland Security Today. The award honors ...

FWCS students to serve public Thanksgiving meal Tuesday

The FWCS Career Academy Culinary Arts program will celebrate Thanksgiving by offering a free meal from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Bill C. Anthis Center, 1200 S. Barr St. The event is open to everyone. Students will prepare and serve turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green ...

Fill ‘Backpacks of Hope’ at Kelley Automotive

Kelley Automotive Group will again partner with Backpacks of Hope to help provide a little extra comfort to homeless people during the harsh winter season. Kelley employees and the public are encouraged to donate essential items to fill the backpacks that will be distributed to the needy in our ...

Part of Pufferbelly Trail to close Monday and Tuesday

A portion of the Pufferbelly Trail will be closed next Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26, so the Allen County Highway Department can conduct repair work. The section to be closed is north of the Dupont Road overpass from the city limits to the trailhead near the Life Bridge Church. The ...

Home-improvement grant program targets Oxford neighborhood

Home improvements are coming to the Oxford neighborhood thanks to a new city program. Mayor Tom Henry Thursday joined representatives of Fort Wayne UNITED, the TenPoint Coalition, the Oxford Community Association and the local construction community to kick off of the TenPoint Façade Program. ...

City Council honored Anthony Wayne; now Native Americans recognized too

Fort Wayne's namesake got his day. Now the area's original inhabitants will get their month. City Council made certain of that Tuesday in a resolution passed Tuesday that honors Native American Heritage Month and the contributions they have made to the community but also acknowledges its ...

More security fencing coming to the Memorial Coliseum

The Memorial Coliseum is being surrounded. A $200,000 project that will install 4,000 feet of decorative fencing around the complex is set to enter its second phase soon, according to General Manager Randy Brown. As The News-Sentinel first reported last year, the 6-foot steel fencing is ...

$16M SDI La Farga expansion to create up to 30 new jobs in New Haven

SDI La Farga LLC plans to add up to 30 new jobs by the end of 2021 thanks to a $16 million expansion at its facility east of New Haven. Founded in 2010, the copper reclamation and production company is a joint venture between Steel Dynamics and the Barcelona, Spain-based La Farga Group. The ...

Man detained after gunfire on Charlotte Avenue

A man firing a gun out of a house in the 900 block of Charlotte Avenue was detained by Fort Wayne Police Tuesday morning. At approximately 1:20 a.m. police to the residence after receiving reports of gunfire. Officers heard gunshots upon arrival and while maintaining a perimeter around the ...

Illegal immigrant sentenced on drug distribution charges

Jose Razo, 46, of Fort Wayne, has been sentenced to 262 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, 50 grams of methamphetamine and a 1 kilogram of heroin, ...

‘Christmas in the Park’ returns Nov. 30-Dec. 1

"Christmas in the Park,” sponsored by Christ Child Festival of Fort Wayne Inc., will be Saturday, Nov. 30 and Sunday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Franke Park, 3411 Sherman Blvd. Outdoor activities will include: • Horse-drawn wagon ride, Nov. 30, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Dec. 1 from 10 ...

FWCS to close Tuesday for ‘Red for Ed’ Rally

Fort Wayne Community Schools have decided to close on Tuesday, Nov. 19, due to the overwhelming number of teachers who plan to attend the Red for Ed Rally in Indianapolis. The district will remain open, as will school offices. Students and staff will make up the day on Friday, March 13, which ...

Police seeking robbery suspect

The Fort Wayne Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a person of interest in several recent robberies throughout Fort Wayne over the last week. Justin David Walls is to considered armed and dangerous, and police warn the public to not try and apprehend him but to instead call ...