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Rescue group brings 37 dogs to city from Texas

This dog had just given birth to her litter of puppies two hours before being picked up by Fort Wayne-based 260 Disaster Relief Team, which rescued 37 dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Laredo, Texas. (Photo by Sheryl Krieg of The News-Sentinel) This dog had just given birth to her ...

Fort Wayne’s Ruoff Home Mortgage now title sponsor of Noblesville music center

A Fort Wayne-based mortgage company that sponsored the winning Indianapolis 500 car this year will now have its name on an open-air music venue. Ruoff Home Mortgage is the new, exclusive title sponsor of the Noblesville venue formerly known as Klipsch Music Center, according to a news release. ...

Allen County Public Library board approves 2018 budget

The budget includes an increase of 3.93 percent over this year. by Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel Friday, September 29, 2017 12:01 am The Allen County Public Library's board of trustees approved a 2018 budget Thursday calling for a 3.93 percent increase over this year's budget. The ...

Man arrested in Colorado could be suspect in killings of Delphi teens

ABC News is reporting that a man arrested in Colorado on Monday could be connected to the unsolved murders of two Indiana teenagers. Authorities are investigating a possible connection between Daniel Nations, 31, of Indianapolis, and the murders of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, ...

Missouri men arrested on card skimming charges

Indiana State Police arrested three men from Kansas City, Mo., for allegedly possessing an illegal card skimming device and fraudulent credit cards, according to a report. Omar C. Sosa, 19, Adrian M. Boza, 19, and Alejandro A. Martinez, 27, were arrested at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 20 on Interstate ...

Harris to lead city’s 311 call center

Eric Harris has been appointed as director of the city of Fort Wayne’s 311 Call Center and Citizen Services Department. Harris previously served with City Utilities: from 1992-2012 as an audit specialist and from 2012-2017 as assistant manager of data control. Fort Wayne launched its 311 ...

Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend joining in pope’s Share the Journey campaign

The Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend will join in Pope Francis' Share the Journey campaign to raise awareness about the struggles faced by people worldwide who are migrants and refugees. The pope launched the two-year initiative Wednesday. About 65 million people around the world have ...

Capital Board will pay up to $1.3 million toward new hotel

The Allen County Capital Improvement Board this morning agreed to pay up to $1.3 million of the cost of a new downtown hotel.On another front in downtown development, the same board learned that a projection of the revenue and expenses likely from a proposed downtown arena won’t be ready for ...

Man arrested for threatening judges

A Steuben County man is in custody after he allegedly made threats to two DeKalb County judges and a Butler police officer. Alan D. Krontz, 57, of rural Angola, was arrested on preliminary accounts of intimidation following an investigation by the Indiana State Police, the report said. On ...

Woman charged with attempted murder of infant

An arrest warrant was issued for a woman who allegedly filled an infant's milk bottle with enough drugs to kill the child last January had it not been for the life-saving efforts of the baby's grandmother. Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, 19, of the 400 block of East Taber Street, was charged Monday ...

Woman charged with attempted arson

A woman who apparently was angry her friend did not call 911 allegedly tried to set a fire in her bedroom to get authorities to come to the house last week. Lenamarie C. Pace, 52, of the 200 block of West Creighton Avenue, was charged Monday in Allen Superior Court with attempted arson, a ...

Man charged with robbery of Family Dollar

A homeless man has been charged with the robbery of a Family Dollar store last week. Harold W. Jackson, 39, was charged Monday in Allen Superior Court with one count of robbery, a Level 3 felony, according to court documents. Jackson allegedly entered a Family Dollar store on Sept. 20, ...

I-69 bridge work begins Monday

Weather permitting, a maintenance project will begin Monday, Oct. 2, on the Interstate 69 southbound bridge over Hadley Road. The work will require the closure of the right lane of southbound I-69 between mile markers 302 and 305. Drivers should watch for lane shifts and stopped traffic ...

French voyageur re-enactors paddle off on journey to West Lafayette

Nine re-enactors portraying early French voyageurs paddled away from the Old Fort this morning to begin a 3 1/2-day, 140-mile journey re-tracing a trip taken in 1717 to found Fort Ouiatenon near what is now West Lafayette in west-central Indiana. They plan to follow the St. Marys River to near ...

’40 Days for Life’ begins Wednesday

40 Days for Life, a prayer vigil that takes place outside of abortion facilities around the world, begins Wednesday and runs through Nov. 5. Locally, participants will gather in the public right-of-way outside of Planned Parenthood at 3914 W Jefferson Blvd. Planned Parenthood is Indiana's ...