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This alley at 927 S. Harrison St. will get a $7,000 facelift to cover the cinder block and painted brick, but the natural brick won't be covered. (Photo by Kevin Leininger of The News-Sentinel)

Three downtown Fort Wayne alleys will become works of art

Three downtown alleys will be getting artistic makeovers thanks to a project designed to improve Fort Wayne's "walkability." The first sites to be beautified under the "Art This Way Alley Activation Program" include an exterior wall of the Midtowne Crossing condominiums at 112 W. Washington ...

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IPFW to hold emergency drill Thursday

You might see lots of emergency vehicles at Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne on Thursday, but it's only a drill. IPFW's Crisis Planning Committee will conduct a campuswide emergency response drill Thursday. The drill will involve several public safety agencies, including the ...

Woman reports armed robbery in Fort Wayne apartment

A woman told Fort Wayne Police that she was robbed Monday afternoon by a gunman inside her Eden Street apartment. An officer responded at 3:24 p.m. and met the woman in her apartment's leasing office, in the 2100 block of Eden Street, according to a police report. The woman appeared shaken and ...

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Fort Wayne shooting victim identified; death ruled homicide

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified a man shot to death early Monday morning. James Jarreau Williams, 31, of Fort Wayne and a woman were shot at around 3:01 a.m. outside Foster’s Sports Pub, 4226 S. Clinton St., according to the coroner's office. Williams was taken in critical ...

From  left to right. Ben Duvall, Kevan Chandler carried by Philip Keller, Tom Troyer, Robbie Barnes during the group's visit to London last summer. Prince Albert Hall is behind them. (Courtesy photo)

Friends and faith help Kevan Chandler live life

Because of spinal muscular atrophy, Fort Wayne's Kevan Chandler may be confined to a wheelchair, but thanks to his friends he is certainly not limited to one. Though the messages from his brain to his spinal cord are garbled and cause his limbs to atrophy, Chandler, 31, has an amazing core of ...

Pat Ehle poses for a photo with Hiroshi Iseki, who came all the way from Japan to attend a recent Ehle family reunion including some of the many foreign exchange students and student visitors the family hosted over the years. (Courtesy photo)

Hosting foreign students has brought Fort Wayne-area family lasting joy

Pat Ehle describes the finished basement of her home as the "international" room. "These walls hold a lot of memories," Ehle, 88, said after reaching the bottom of the stairs. Small banners from Lions Clubs around the world hang along one long wall, all places Ehle and her late husband, Ross, ...

Clinton Street narrowed due to water main break

Two lanes of South Clinton from Fourth Street, across the Dr. Martin Luther King Bridge, to just north of Superior Street are closed due to a water main break. Crews are working to repair a 24-inch pipe, and city officials estimate repairs will continue through Monday night.

Traffic alert for Coldwater Road Monday afternoon

Traffic delays are expected Monday afternoon as crews switch traffic from the inside to the outside lanes on Coldwater Road between Essex Drive and Washington Center Road, allowing crews to begin work on the inside lanes. Motorists should allow additional time for travel or take an alternate ...

News-Sentinel columnist Kevin Leininger.

The Fort Report: WOWO’s Pat Miller

This week’s show will feature WOWO talk radio host Pay Miller. All episodes of The Fort Report premiere at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on Comcast Channel 57 and FiOS Channel 27 and later at www.news-sentinel.com.