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Huntertown electronics firm to add 24 jobs in $2.8 million expansion

A $2.8 million expansion is expected to create 24 jobs at Huntertown manufacturer of wiring harnesses and other electronic devices primarily used in military and commercial vehicles. Riverside Manufacturing, 14510 Lima Road, plans to add $2.75 million in manufacturing equipment and $50,000 in ...

Two State Police troopers to retire after being elected county sheriffs

Two sergeants from the Indiana State Police Post in Fort Wayne have announced their retirements from the department and at the beginning of the 2019 will become elected county sheriffs. Sgt. Max C. Weber, a 30 year-veteran of the State Police, is a native of Albion, Indiana and a 1983 ...

Jan. 10 public meeting will explore next phases of riverfront development

Residents are invited to learn about what’s next for Riverfront Fort Wayne during a public meeting set for Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Grand Wayne Center's Anthony Wayne Ballroom. The meeting will focus on progress being made on phases II and III of Riverfront Fort ...

New Haven City Court Judge Robison to retire

New Haven City Court Judge Geoff Robison has announced his retirement from the bench, effective Dec. 26. The court was created in 1998 and Robinson, who is not an attorney, has been judge since 2000. But Robinson's performance has come under fire from state officials, and New Haven's City ...

Tuesday-Friday garbage collection delayed one day this week

The city of Fort Wayne's offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 in observance of Christmas. Residential garbage and recycling will be collected on Monday, but . Tuesday - Friday collection will be one day later. City offices will resume regular business hours on ...

Security concerns will bring 4,000 feet of fence to the Memorial Coliseum

Allen County's Memorial Coliseum is in business to attract people, and has hosted more than 1 million visitors for 27 consecutive years. Pretty soon, however, much of it will be surrounded by 4,000 feet of six-foot wrought-iron fencing — all in the name of security. "It's been encouraged by ...

Suspect arrested in connection to Kroger shooting

An arrest has been made in connection with the Wednesday shooting at the Kroger store on North Clinton Street that left James Michael Walker Jr., 46, in critical condition. Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department, with assistance from the U.S. Marshal’s Service, Thursday night ...

NACS breaks ground on new elementary

Northwest Allen County Schools broke ground Wednesday for its eighth elementary school, a 100,000-square-foot facility to be located on 90 acres at 2650 Hathaway Road. “We are so thankful to our community for supporting the referendum and for investing in the future of our kids so they grow ...

UPDATED: Kroger shooting leaves victim in critical condition

A shooting at the Kroger store in the 4100 block of North Clinton St. Wednesday left James Michael Walker Jr., 46, in critical condition. At approximately 6:30 p.m. Fort Wayne Police officers responded to reports of shots fired inside the store. Prior to their arrival reports had been ...

Fort Wayne receives $3.2 million to fight lead-paint threat

Fort Wayne's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services has been awarded a $3.2 million grant to remediate lead paint in older homes. The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development as part of a total $139 million granted to state and local governments across the ...

New ‘Lutheran Downtown Hospital’ will replace St. Joseph Hospital in 2021

It's been more than a year since Lutheran Health Network officials announced plans to build a replacement for St. Joseph Hospital, a fixture at Broadway and Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne since 1869. It took longer than expected, but Wednesday they made good on that commitment. The new ...

Victim of fatal morning crash identified

The Allen County Coroner’s office has identified the woman killed in a traffic accident Wednesday morning. Andreonna Kierr Milligan, 27, was killed after her vehicle which left the roadway and struck an embankment in the 1000 block of Production Road around 3:20 a.m. The cause of death has ...

East Allen County celebrates designation by throwing a ‘Stellar’ party

It was a "Stellar-bration" in New Haven Wednesday as about 100 people gathered at the Community Center to revel in the recent announcement that eastern Allen County has been named an "Indiana Regional Stellar Community." The designation, announced by the state Dec. 11, means a $64 million ...

Traffic flow on Dupont Road should improve this week

Motorists will see improved traffic flow this week as work continues on the $12.1 million overhaul of Dupont Road. Intermediate asphalt is complete and two eastbound lanes of traffic will open Wednesday afternoon. Also Wednesday, the traffic signal at the intersection of La Cabreah ...