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Former Fort Wayne Police officer guilty of battery

A battery investigation by officers from the Indiana State Police has resulted in a guilty plea by former Fort Wayne Police Officer Charles Smith. Smith, 28, appeared in Allen Superior Court Thursday and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of battery. In March 2018, the State Police started ...

City’s pools, ‘spraygrounds’ will begin opening Saturday

The Fort Wayne Parks Department's pools ad spraygrounds are preparing to open for the season, starting with Northside Pool, which will be open for Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27. The rest of the summer schedule is as follows: * Saturday/Sunday, June 1-2 – Northside ...

Megan McClellan new director of Fort Wayne Trails

Megan McClellan has been named executive director for Fort Wayne Trails. McClellan previously served nearly five years as executive director for Trails at the Syracuse-Wawasee Park Foundation. She will join Fort Wayne Trails on June 3. "Thanks to our staff and volunteers, Fort Wayne Trails ...

Jeff Moore is Allen County’s ‘Employee of the Year’

The Allen County Board of Commissioners has presented its “Employee of the Year” award for 2018 to a worker at the county’s Youth Services Center for regularly going “above and beyond his job description.” Jeff Moore received the award Thursday during a ceremony at the YSC facility ...

Eight nonprofits receive $170,000 in city grants

Eight local nonprofits will receive funding from the city’s federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds. Approximately $170,000 will be available to help low- and moderate-income residents with shelter, employment skills, domestic violence support and youth development. This ...

Franke Park plan available to the public

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has released the final version of the Franke Park Master Plan for public view. It can be viewed now at frankeparkplan.com or at fortwayneparks.org. Established in 1921, Franke Park has served the recreational needs of the community and the region ...

Shots fired into home in New Haven

In the early hours of Tuesday, May 21, gun shots were fired into a home in the 3000 Block of White Pine Drive in New Haven. Officers responded to the scene and spoke to the homeowner. No one inside the home was injured. Officers collected shell casings and New Haven detectives are submitting ...

Wednesday shooting victim identified

The man shot and killed following a police chase early Wednesday morning has been identified by the Allen County Coroner's office. Shaquille I. Kelly, 26, of Fort Wayne, was involved in a police pursuit which resulted in his vehicle crashing into a house located in the 3600 block of Oliver ...

Parkview joins renowned MD Anderson Cancer Network

Parkview Cancer Institute has become a certified member of MD Anderson Cancer Network®, a program of MD Anderson Cancer Center, to bring the nation’s leading cancer expertise to patients in our region. As a certified member, Parkview Cancer Institute met rigorous standards to participate in ...

County spending $2 million to chip-and-seal 27 miles of gravel roads

The Allen County Board of Commissioners will spend $2 million to accelerate the conversion of 27 miles of gravel roads to chip-and-seal hard surfaces this year. This first round of conversions is part of a plan put together by GAI Consulting for the county highway department. Over the next ...

Suspect dead following police chase Wednesday morning

A suspect was dead following a police chase shortly after 2 a.m. Wednesday. According to a statement from the Fort Wayne Police Department, officers were patrolling the area near Reed and Baxter streets when they heard shots fired. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle that ...

City begins seasonal enforcement of weed ordinance

Enforcement of the city of Fort Wayne’s Tall Grass/Weed Program, which calls for weeds or grass to be no taller than nine inches, has begun. Neighborhood Code Compliance is responsible for enforcement. To report a violation, the public should call 311 or 260-427-8311. Online reports may be ...

AWS Foundation breaks ground on new headquarters

AWS Foundation, which supports people with enduring intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities, broke ground Tuesday for its new office building at 5323 W. Jefferson Blvd. Featuring a universal design model for people of all abilities, the new building is expected to open in ...

Enjoy rivers during ‘Sweet Breeze Fest’ June 8

You don’t have to own a boat to get on the water if you attend Friends of the Rivers' Sweet Breeze Fest 2019 on Saturday, June 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Headwaters Park West. Thanks to support from SDI, canal boat tours are discounted, allowing more people to celebrate our rivers and get ...

City’s neighborhood improvement grant program now open

The 2019 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program is now open. This is the second year for the program, which is designed to support neighborhood projects that beautify public spaces and strengthen community involvement. Information and guidelines about the program can be found at ...

It’s ‘Emergency Medical Services Week’ in Fort Wayne

Mayor Tom Henry has proclaimed this to be Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in Fort Wayne. “EMS professionals are unsung heroes and deserve to be recognized,” Henry stated. “I’m honored to present a mayoral proclamation as we take time to think about and celebrate the significant ...

Three fire departments to split $524,000 grant for breathing equipment

The New Haven-Adams Township Fire Department, Huntertown Fire Department and the Washington Township Fire Department have been awarded a regional grant for the Fiscal Year 2017 Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $524,481. The grant has allowed all three departments to update ...

Memorial Day events scheduled

The annual Memorial Day Parade on Parnell Avenue, sponsored by the Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations, will be held Monday, May 27 at 11 a.m., with a ceremony immediately following the parade. The parade line up will start at 10 a.m. at the corner of State Boulevard and Parnell ...