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Today is ‘John Konchar Day’ in Fort Wayne

Mayor Tom Henry proclaimed Thursday, March 28 as John Konchar Day in Fort Wayne. In a statement, Henry said Konchar has been a tremendous representative of Purdue Fort Wayne through athletics and academics. In addition, he’s achieved milestones accomplished by a select few in the history ...

Victim of Tuesday traffic accident identified

The victim of a fatal crash Tuesday night has been identified by the Allen County Coroner’s office. Danny L. Howell, 73, of Fort Wayne, was a passenger in a motor vehicle that lost control and rolled near mile marker 160 on U.S. 24 E. Howell was transported from the scene to a local ...

Gateway marker and other improvements coming to Ardmore Avenue

Ground was broken Wednesday on improvements to Ardmore Avenue from Airport Expressway to Second Street near the entrance to Fort Wayne International Airport. The approximately one-mile length of roadway will be under construction until November and will be widened to include a center turn ...

Man killed in shooting on Smith Street

On Tuesday at approximately 10:31 p.m., Fort Wayne Police responded to the 4400 block of Smith Street in reference to a shooting and found a man inside a residence. The victim was unresponsive and appeared to be suffering from a gunshot wound(s). Paramedics transported the victim to a local ...

County Highway’s dust-control program begins April 1

Allen County residents who want the County Highway Department to apply dust control material to their stone and gravel roads this spring will be able to sign up beginning April 1 through April 30. Residents will be able to choose from two options: applications of either Dustay, which is an ...

Victim of Smith Street shooting identified

The victim of a fatal shooting on Smith Street Tuesday has been identified. The Allen County Cororner's office has identified the victim in the incident in the 4400 block of Smith Street as Felton Oneil Walker, 23, of Fort Wayne. Cause of Death has been determined to be multiple gunshot ...

Allen County Commissioners to host bridge-tax hearing Friday

The Allen County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the re-establishment of a Cumulative Major Bridge Fund on Friday, March 29, at 10:15 a.m. in Suite 035 of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. The current tax rate levied on all taxable real and personal property is $.0129 ...

Crawford pledges to donate part of salary to opioid abuse if elected mayor

City Councilman John Crawford has said he would make fighting opioid abuse a priority should he be elected mayor in November, and Wednesday he promised to put his money where his mouth is. For the past 20 years Crawford, R-at large, has donated his entire annual City Council salary of $20,000 ...

$1M state grant will help fund Goshen Avenue improvement project

The city of Fort Wayne will receive $1 million from the state’s Community Crossings matching grant program. The Indiana Department of Transportation announced the awards for northeast Indiana communities Tuesday. The grant will go toward the city’s Goshen Avenue improvement project, which ...

First of three rain garden workshops will be Saturday

Three rain garden workshops will be offered this spring to help residents address standing water issues on their property while improving water quality. The sessions are free and are sponsored by a partnership between City Utilities and the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative, and a city ...

Free tours of Fort Wayne water plant offered Saturday

Fort Wayne City Utilities will conduct free guided tours of the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to noon. The event kicks off Fort Wayne’s activities marking Water Week, a national celebration that focuses on the value of water and water utilities, ...

Man found dead near Huestis Avenue identified

A man found dead Sunday in an alley in the 1400 block of Huestis Avenue has been identified by the Allen County Coroner’s office. An autopsy has been completed and the next of kin has been notified of the death of Ronald L. Strother, 35, of Fort Wayne. The cause and manner of death are ...

Man critical after Sunday shooting on Adams Street

On Monday at approximately 8:07 p.m., Fort Wayne Police responded to the 3000 block of Adams Street in reference to a shooting and found a man lying in the front yard of a residence. The victim was unresponsive and appeared to be suffering from several gunshot wounds. Paramedics transported ...

SDI employee dies in accident at Whitley County plant

A Steel Dynamics employee was killed Monday in an accident at the plant at 2800 S. 800 E. near Columbia City. Kevin Sieber, 55, died after being crushed in the accident that was reported around 12:53 p.m. Despite treatment by paramedics, Sieber was pronounced dead at the scene at 1:50 p.m. The ...

UPDATED: Missing teen found

The Allen County Sheriff’s Department says a missing teen has been found safe. Police earlier Tuesday said they were trying to locate Ky’le Kelly, 16, who walked away from his home in the area of Cook Road and Huguenard Road at 4 a.m. Tuesday.

Allen County receives $1 million from the state for road improvements

Allen County will receive $1 million in state matching funds for local road projects through the Next Level Roads: Community Crossings Initiative. A total of 189 Indiana cities, towns and counties received a combined $115 million through the program. The proposed project submitted by the ...

Rescue Mission-Indiana Wesleyan partnership will stress education

Indiana Wesleyan University-National & Global and The Rescue Mission will work together to expand educational opportunities to mission residents, employees, associates and neighborhood surrounding the ministry. David Rose, vice president of enrollment and marketing at IWU-National & ...