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Burglary suspect refuses to leave home, forced out by Fort Wayne Police

A burglary suspect is in custody after holding Fort Wayne Police at bay for several hours. Lovell Hamlet, 43, is charged with burglary, a Level 4 felony, and invasion of privacy, a misdemeanor. Fort Wayne Police Department officers were investigating a burglary that had taken place at 5:20 ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: April 15 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.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: April 14 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.

Rico’s Barber Shop a welcome throwback to a forgotten style

Rico Talamantes has long wanted to be a barber. As far as dream jobs go, that has to be one of the rare ones in the year 2018. But barbers, he will tell you from his throwback of a shop, can make as much of a difference in the lives of others as anyone else. Probably even more. “I'm an ...

Number of former employees charged in BAE tuition-fraud case hits 25

A 25th former BAE Systems employee is now facing charges in connection with a tuition-reimbursement scam that allegedly bilked the local aerospace company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Terrell Ward-Thomas, who worked for BAE from 2006 until she and about 45 other suspected ...

NS Series: Turnstone helped Jeff Butler find new purpose after accident

Last in a series: As Turnstone celebrates its 75th anniversary, News-Sentinel.com examines the organization's past, present and future while also introducing it to citizens who may not know what it stands for or tries to accomplish. A 2009 Homestead High School graduate, Jeff Butler won a ...

Crimestoppers for the week of April 9

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 nonprofit ...

No War on Syria rally planned this evening at Allen County Courthouse green

Fort Wayne for Peace will host a No War on Syria Rally 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, April 13, to call for restraint and peace in Syria, an announcement said. The rally will take place at the Allen County Courthouse green, Main and Clinton streets. People are invited to bring their own protest sign or ...

Harrison-Superior intersection to close Monday

Installation of two 60-inch-diameter pipes will begin Monday at Harrison and Superior streets, resulting in the closure of the intersection through late June. One of the pipes will be for storm water and the other will be for combined sewage. The sewage pipe will connect to City Utilities’ ...

Sign up for notification of sewage discharge into rivers

City Utilities reminds Fort Wayne residents they can receive an email notification when the city’s combined sewer system is discharging into area rivers. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) requires communities with combined sewers to provide such notice when combined ...

Allen County neighborhood group to meet April 26

The Allen County Neighborhoods Association will hold its quarterly meeting April 26 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Omni Room on the Garden Level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. Local attorney Robert Eherenman will answer legal questions pertaining to homeowners associations, and a ...

Fort Wayne looking for volunteers to assess use of public spaces

The city's Community Development Division is looking for volunteers willing to spend four hours observing how people use downtown public spaces. Volunteers are needed to take part in a Public Space/Public Life Survey, which will document how people use spaces like Freimann Square, the Indiana ...

Fort Wayne UNITED resumes late-night basketball

The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League is back for its spring session. The program runs from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. each Saturday evening through May 5. The league is held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. Sponsors are the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne, city of Fort Wayne, ...

Fort Wayne Police raid nets marijuana and cash; two arrested

Two people face charges after the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant Friday morning in the 900 block of Columbia Avenue. Detectives had received a tip that the Columbia address was dealing marijuana, according to ...