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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 ...

Fort Wayne sewage-treatment plant tours available Saturday

Free guided tours of the city's P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant, which provides sewage treatment for more than 315,000 area residents in Fort Wayne, New Haven, Leo-Cedarville, Maysville, Grabill, Zanesville, Huntertown, Arcola and many homes and businesses in unincorporated areas of ...

Crimestoppers for week of Nov. 13

If you can help Call the Crime Stoppers tip line at 436-STOP (436-7867) or 1-800-237-7867. All sources of information are kept confidential. Crime Stoppers pays as much as $1,000 in rewards for information that leads to the arrest of felons or the capture of fugitives. Crime Stoppers is a ...

The multi-purpose event center/arena plan for downtown Fort Wayne has been shelved by Mayor Tom Henry. (File illustration)

UPDATED: Mayor Tom Henry delays plans for arena in downtown Fort Wayne

Results of a $49,000 study have convinced Mayor Tom Henry to put plans for a new $105 million downtown arena and "event center" on indefinite hold. "After much debate, study and deliberation, I've made the decision to delay further action by the City of Fort Wayne on the downtown event ...

Jeffery D. Jones, who was shot during a fight with Fort Wayne Police earlier this month, has died. (Photo courtesy of the Allen County Sheriff's Department)

Man shot during fight with Fort Wayne Police last month has died

A man who was shot during a confrontation with officers, according to Fort Wayne Police, has died, the Allen County Coroner’s Office has reported. Jeffery D. Jones, 53, of Fort Wayne was shot at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 27 after police responded to a report of an armed domestic disturbance at a home ...

(Courtesy of IPFW)

IPFW joins with Community Harvest to create campus food bank

Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne will hold a grand opening for the new IPFW Food Bank 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 215 of Walb Student Union. Several faculty members knew of students who were struggling with food needs, said Alison Rynearson, associate director of ...

Laycoff’s, 3530 N. Clinton St., improved its exterior last year with the help of a $20,000 city facade grant. (Courtesy photo)

Fort Wayne seeking applications for 2018 facade grants

The city of Fort Wayne is accepting applications for its 2018 Commercial Façade Grant program, which was introduced 10 years ago by Mayor Tom Henry to provide local businesses the opportunity to apply for matching grants to improve the exteriors of their buildings. Applications are available ...

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Fort Wayne Councilman Michael Barranda may try to delay big downtown land deal

A City Council member says he will try to delay the proposed schedule for buying 29 prime acres just north of downtown unless the administration of Mayor Tom Henry clarifies the liability for removing any industrial contamination — the seriousness of which remains unknown despite an earlier ...