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Fort Wayne shelter helps with dog-hoarding case

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control recently was contacted by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health (SBOAH) requesting assistance with a hoarding case in a neighboring county involving several dogs of various breeds. The breeder agreed to cooperate with the SBOAH and bring her dog ownership ...

Gary Grant to serve as deputy chief in Allen County Sheriff’s Department

Allen County Sheriff David J. Gladieux has filled a key position in his administration with a 25-year veteran sergeant. Gary Grant will now serve as deputy chief of administration. In his new role, Grant will oversee the daily operations of the Civil Division, Warrants and Fugitive Division, ...

Enrollment up at Purdue University Fort Wayne

Purdue University Fort Wayne begins the 2018–19 academic year with a major increase in enrollment. A total of 2,314 new students have been admitted at the undergraduate level for fall 2018, compared to 1,963 last year, an increase of 17.88 percent. The increase comes despite the transfer of ...

Three new Blue Star banners recognize Fort Wayne service members

Three new Blue Star banners have been installed to recognize Fort Wayne residents and city government employees who are actively deployed. The banners recognize Sgt. Ricardo Bonano, Marine Corps; Sgt. Ravyn D. Ramos, Army; and Specialist 38th SB Amanda Story, Army Family and friends of ...

Entrepreneurship conference coming Oct. 15-19

Start Fort Wayne is announcing the region's first ever "Techstars Startup" week. Startup Week Fort Wayne 2018 will be Oct. 15-19 and will be a celebration of community that builds momentum and opportunity around entrepreneurship. The event is led by local entrepreneurs and hosted in various ...

You can visit ‘MamaJo,’ Fort Wayne’s tunnel machine, this Sunday

Residents are invited to a free tour of "MamaJo," the tunnel boring machine that will soon begin digging a five-mile sewer tunnel under Fort Wayne. Mamajo is nearly 20 feet in diameter and more than 400 feet long and will be available for viewing Sunday, Sept. 9, from 11 a.m. to 3 ...

Fort Wayne civil-rights legend Hana Stith dead at age 90

Fort Wayne civil-rights icon Hana Stith has died at age 90. Born in Fort Wayne on Aug. 25, 1928, Stith was co-founder of the African/African-American Historical Society Museum and taught for 36 years, being among the first African-American teachers to be hired by Fort Wayne Community ...

Murder suspect’s mom brings him to the police

A man wanted in connection with an Aug. 30 triple shooting turned himself into police Tuesday -- with the help of his mother. Fort Wayne Police say Travon Rynell Fincher, 21, was brought to the department's headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne around 6 p.m. after his mother saw a news report ...

Mike’s Carwashes to help ‘Jerry’s Kids’ this weekend.

All Fort Wayne Area Mike’s Carwash locations are teaming up this Saturday and Sunday to support the Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 124's work with the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Mike’s five Fort Wayne area locations will discount their Ultimate Wash this Saturday to ...

Rescue Mission’s ‘One Night Without a Home’ event to be Oct. 19

The Rescue Mission's "One Night Without a Home" event will take place on Friday, Oct. 19 and is intended to give participants a glimpse of being homeless while also raising awareness about the problem and raising funds for The Rescue Mission. Participants will spend the night on the lawn of ...

2nd Fort Wayne Korea Festival will be Sept. 8

The 2nd annual Fort Wayne Korea Festival will be Sept. 8 from noon to 5 p.m. at the downtown Allen County Public Library. More than 1,300 people attended the event last year to learn more about Korean history, culture, food, arts and traditions. Activities will include a Korean art exhibition ...

Man sought in connection with Aug. 30 shooting

Fort Wayne police detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a person of interest in a shooting around 9:12 p.m. Aug. 30 in the 800 block of Madison Street. Travon Rynell Fincher, 21, is 6 feet tall, weighs 170 lbs., has brown eyes and black hair last seen in dreadlocks. Ricky ...

Diversity Awards breakfast will be Sept. 21

The public is invited to attend the Diversity Awards celebration Sept. 21 at 8:30 a.m. in the Walb International Ballroom on the Purdue University Fort Wayne campus. The free event includes a light breakfast. Residents should RSVP by visiting www.WelcomingFW.org and clicking on the Diversity ...

Rescue Mission expansion grows in scope and cost; now includes Charis House

When the Rescue Mission held a ceremonial groundbreaking last September for its new facility at East Washington Boulevard and Lafayette Street, the project was expected to cost about $20 million. But with construction scheduled to begin early next year, the budget has now jumped to about $23 ...