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30-plus treated after opioid exposure at Fort Wayne jail

Authorities say 30 guards and a nurse at the Allen County Jail in downtown Fort Wayne have gone to hospitals for medical evaluation after being exposed to an undetermined opioid substance in the jail. Allen County Sheriff's Department spokesman Capt. Steve Stone said the guards had entered the ...

Broadway glows with Christmas tree, fireworks, Electric Works

The crowd waiting for the lighting of the tree at Christmas on Broadway on Friday evening happily belted out José Feliciano's "Feliz Navidad" before the grand event. As the tree exploded with light, the thunder of fireworks sounded. Smiles erupted across Broadway Plaza as everyone looked ...

Alley improvements coming in Fort Wayne neighborhoods

Improvements to alleys in Fort Wayne are underway, thanks to City Council’s recent passage of an increase to the local income tax. Killea and West Leith streets from South Calhoun Street to Hoagland Avenue is the first of many projects to occur, folllowed in 2018 by: Spatz Avenue and Gaywood ...

Allen County pledges $2 million, land to downtown ’boutique’ hotel

For the third time this week, a local governmental body has thrown its support behind a new $27 million "boutique" hotel in downtown Fort Wayne. The Allen County Commissioners completed the "hat trick" Friday when they agreed to provide land and $2 million in local economic development income ...

Fort Wayne to host ‘fair housing’ meeting Dec. 5

The city of Fort Wayne will conduct a meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5 to receive public comment about a draft report examining access to affordable and safe housing in the community. The meeting will in the Omni Room on the lower level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St The draft ...