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Floodwaters moving into some Fort Wayne-area roads

As of 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, the Allen County Highway Department reports the following roads affected by high water due to heavy rain: • South River Road from Madge Avenue to Prize Street (new) • Maples Road from Fackler Road to Wilson Road • Paulding Road from Moore Road to State ...

2007 - Former Fort Wayne city councilman Tom Henry, left, applauds as Mayor Grahm Richard is introduced, prior to Henry's announing his candidacy for Mayor, Wednesday morning at Bergstaff Place, 2020 E. Washington Boulevard.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: February 21 in photos

News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

Fort Wayne Police responded to a report of a shooting at 4917 Northcrest Drive on Tuesday afternoon.  Medics declared a man there dead. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)

Fatal shooting reported behind Northcrest Shopping Center in Fort Wayne

One person is dead after a possible shooting at the Northcrest Apartments behind Northcrest Shopping Center in Fort Wayne on Tuesday afternoon. Fort Wayne Police received a call a little after 4 p.m. Tuesday from a man who said he found his friend bleeding in an apartment at 4917 Northcrest ...

1997 - Kindergardener Jessica Goodpaster and first-grader Jason Reynolds read books paid for by Project READS, at Franke Park Elementary School.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: February 20 in photos

News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

The city of Fort Wayne has put out pumps, including this one in Vesey Park, to control street flooding. (Photo by Lisa M. Esquivel Long of News-Sentinel.com)

Fort Wayne putting out pumps as rain keeps coming

Rain, rain won't go away, so the city is putting out pumps Monday. City Utilities crews remained active late Monday afternoon to protect neighborhoods from the potential of street flooding and backups, according to Frank Suarez, City Utilities spokesman. Earlier on Monday, as a precaution, ...

A runner plows through a snow drift during the 2000 running of the HUFF 50K Trail Race. The annual December event at Chain O'Lakes State Park near Albion is known for its challenging conditions, which in 2016 included snow and freezing rain and in 2017 took place during a below-zero windchill.  (courtesy image)

ADVENTURES IN FOOD AND FITNESS: The rewards of winter running

Heater blasting, I’m trying to stretch one leg at a time against the dash of my car so I can limber up without freezing while I wait for my sister to arrive for a run. Eyeing the frost outside, I wonder if I’m wearing enough layers. But when I finally hop out and mention the cold to my ...

Autopsy results awaited after skeletal remains found in Auburn

An autopsy planned for Monday could provide clues on the identity of a body and how the person died after skeletal remains were found Saturday in DeKalb County. Indiana State Police officers are investigating after the remains were found 1:30-2 p.m. Saturday by someone walking in a wooded ...

Police: Speed a factor in fatal Interstate 69 crash

A man operating a motorcycle on the Interstate 69 South ramp to Interstate 469 West was killed Saturday morning in a crash, and police believe speed was a factor. Fort Wayne Police responded to the reported motorcycle accident at 3 p.m., according to a news release. The victim, whose identity ...

This 2008 Nissan Altima was totaled after it went down an embankment and rolled several times Sunday night in the 3200 block of County Road 47 in DeKalb County. ( Courtesy of  DeKalb County Sheriff's Department)

Butler driver swerves to avoid animal, ends up with injuries, totaled vehicle

A driver traveling Sunday night southbound in the 3200 block of County Road 47 in DeKalb County swerved to avoid hitting an animal in the road and ended up with injuries to himself and his passenger. According to investigator Deputy Ben Browand of the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, the ...

Fort Wayne firefighters rescue woman from burning home

A woman was taken in serious condition to a hospital after Fort Wayne Fire Department firefighters pulled her out of a burning home Saturday morning. Firefighters were called at 9:21 a.m. to 2816 Barnhart Ave. to a reported house fire. Dispatchers had been talking to the women on the phone ...