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Coliseum issues travel advisory for Thursday through Sunday

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has issued a traffic advisory for Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roadways surrounding the complex from Thursday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 3. Beginning on Thursday, the Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show will take place in the Expo Center ...

Allen County Commissioners’ 2018 report now available

The 2018 Annual Report for Allen County has been released by the Board of Commissioners’ Public Information Office. Highlights of the 24-page report include: The value of commercial and residential building permits in the county topping $1 billion dollars for the second consecutive year; A ...

Ken Fries join Crime Stoppers’ staff

Former Allen County Sheriff and current County Council member Ken Fries has joined the staff of Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers. A veteran police officer for 34 years, Fries served as sheriff between 2007 and 2015. According to Crime Stopper’s Board Chair Jim Riecken, Fries’ experience ...

Rep. Jim Banks to host Service Academy Day April 27

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, will host a U.S. Service Academy Day for students and parents/guardians interested in attending one of America’s service academies. The event will be Saturday, April 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Air National Guard base at Fort Wayne International ...

I&M expects power to be restored in NE Indiana by 6 p.m. Monday

Indiana & Michigan Electric has restored power to nearly 80 percent of the approximately 27,000 customers who lost service as a result of Sunday's wind storms. More than 400 I&M employees and contractors on Monday were working to restore power to about 1,100 Indiana customers and about ...

Victims of homicide, traffic accidents identified

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of a homicide in the 8600 block of Lakeside Drive Friday afternoon and the victims of two fatal traffic accidents. Carmen A. Hughes, 60, died from multiple stab wounds in what has been named the second homicide in Allen County this ...

Public can provide riverfront input March 7

The planning process for the next phases of Riverfront Fort Wayne is halfway complete and residents are invited to learn about the progress during a public meeting set for Thursday, March 7, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the North Side High School auditorium, 475 E. State Blvd. Residents should ...

Allen County Commissioners OK expanded waste-disposal program

The Allen County Commissioners Friday approved a program that will give residents more opportunities to safely dispose of expired or unwanted household hazardous waste. Under a deal also expected to be approved by the city's Board of Works, the county expand its “Tox-Away Tuesday” program ...

Jess Voirol identified as victim of Wednesday crash

The Allen County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of a fatal traffic accident Wednesday morning in the 500 block of East State Boulevard as Jess Edward Voirol, 33, of Fort Wayne. Cause of death was blunt force injury. Voirol is the 6th traffic fatality for Fort Wayne and Allen ...

Parks’ Partner Officer program recognized

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department’s Partner Officer program received the Innovative Program Award during the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Conference in French Lick. The program began in the three Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation youth centers in January 2018. ...

Two killed in traffic accidents Wednesday; two Sunday crash victims identified

Two people were killed in separate traffic accidents Wednesday morning, and two others killed in a fiery crash Sunday have been identified. According to the Fort Wayne Police, at approximately 7 a.m. Wednesday a homeowner in the 5500 block of Bell Tower Lane called 911 to report a vehicle seen ...

Better parking, more activities would bring more people downtown, study finds

What would make people want to visit downtown Fort Wayne more often? A new survey answers that question and will shape future marketing efforts designed to do just that. Released in the same week city officials announced the demise of a $62 million downtown project that included a 1,000-space ...

Fair Housing Summit will be April 18

Registration is now open for the 2019 Fair Housing Summit featuring Kevin Boyle, author of "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age." The April 18 event hosted by the city of Fort Wayne’s Metropolitan Human Relations Commission and Office of Housing & ...

Fort Wayne UNITED schedules free job fairs

Fort Wayne UNITED is providing free job fairs for people looking for employment. The fairs will be held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave., from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m on Feb. 21, March 14, April 11 and May 9. Easterseals Arc, Byron Heath Center, Goodwill Industries, D&W Fine Pack ...