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First homicide victim of year identified

Allen County's first homicide victim of the year has been identified. According to the Allen County Coroner's office, Tywan Norton Carter, 31, was located on the street in the 1000 block of Senate Avenue on February 2, around 8:30 p.m. after sustaining multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of ...

Honor Flight seeking applications from Korea-era vets

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana is encouraging all veterans from the Korean conflict to apply for a future Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. In a statement, HFNEI President Dennis Covert said “There are countless veterans from this era who are refraining from completing their applications. ...

Late-night basketball league resumes Feb. 16

The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League will return Feb. 16. The program will run from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. each Saturday evening through May 4 at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. Sponsors are the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, city of Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne Police ...

GM workers to receive profit-sharing payment

Based on the 2018 full-year results for the company’s North America business, General Motors has announced that more than 46,500 eligible U.S. hourly employees will receive a profit sharing payment of up to $10,750. “When GM delivers good business results, our eligible hourly ...

Bass-Hadley intersection reopening delayed until March 29

Allen County transportation officials have announced that the closure of Bass Road at Hadley Road will be extended until Friday, March 29. The road has been closed since July for construction of a new roundabout at the intersection. Officials had hoped to reopen the roadway this week, but say ...

First piece of massive tunnel-boring machine lowered Monday

Construction crews at the working shaft of Fort Wayne’s deep rock sewer tunnel lowered the first piece of MamaJo, the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), into the ground Monday. The cutterhead was hoisted down the 220-foot working shaft. At 200 tons and 16 feet long, the cutterhead is one of the ...

Weather-postponed ‘Crime Summit’ rescheduled for Tuesday

Tuesday was supposed to be a night off for members of Fort Wayne City Council, but that was before extremely cold weather forced the postponement of last week's "Crime Summit." As a result, the special meeting called by Council President John Crawford, R-at large, to explore various facets of ...

Aging & In-Home Services to conduct hearing on plan

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (AIHS) is hosting a public hearing at its corporate headquarters, located at 2927 Lake Ave., at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 14, to discuss the proposed FY 2020-2021 Area Plan. The plan describes activities and programs conducted under the ...

Allen County juvenile program gets $217,000 grant

The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) has awarded a $217,333 grant to the Allen County Superior Court Juvenile Center’s “Check and Connect” program, an effort to mentor students in grades K-12. “This is the largest grant we have ever received for Check and Connect,” ...

Safe Haven Baby Boxes establishes Ataya Kaser scholarship

Ataya Kaser was 14 when she was killed in a car accident on Oct. 7, 2018, in Leo. A freshman at Leo JR/SR High School, she carried a 4.0 GPA, was in the process of signing up for some college classes and was a supporter of Safe Haven Baby Boxes. Now Safe Haven Baby Boxes is recognizing Kaser ...

Commission to unveil St. Marys River assessment Thursday; public invited

The Maumee River Basin Commission Board of Directors will meet Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in the Omni Room of Citizens Square to unveil its St. Marys River Stream Assessment Study Report. The public is welcome to attend. Created in 1986, the MRBC works to mitigate flooding and improve stream health ...

Zacher Co. of Fort Wayne to help lease Electric Works

The development team behind Electric Works has selected brokerage teams from two firms for its national and local/ regional commercial leasing. RTM Ventures has selected the Indianapolis office of global commercial real estate services firm JLL as its national leasing partner, effective ...

Victim of fatal work accident identified

The victim in a work-related death Tuesday has been identified as Kenyon Disbrow, 57, of Ossian. According to the Allen County Coroner's office, Disbrow suffered accidental blunt-force injuries while working in the 4400 block of Altitude Drive. A scene investigation was conducted with ...