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THIS DAY IN HISTORY: August 3 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.

Art This Way program creating visual impact in downtown Fort Wayne

In the span of a week, what had been a drab wall of concrete blocks and old red-brown bricks turned white and then blue. Black lines appeared, and then the heads of birds in tall grass. Artist Bryan Ballinger, a professor of digital media arts at Huntington University in Huntington, and a ...

FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Chapman’s Brewing Company

Chapman's Brewing Company is a unique next choice for us to try out because it simply is not new. Chapman's has existed since 2012 and has taprooms in Angola (the original location), Fort Wayne, Columbia City and Wabash. We even tried out a Chapman's brew for the first time during our ...

Family of missing Fort Wayne man just want to know: ‘Is he alive or dead?’

Gustavo Melgar last saw his brother Carlos Melgar-Perez on May 23, 2010, after a game of football. The next morning, he and Carlos' twin discovered their brother was missing. At 5 a.m. they went out in search of him. "I didn't know where to look," Gustavo Melgar said through an interpreter. ...

Fort Wayne duck boat, which never offered public tours, since has been sold

The local Friends of the Rivers organization had hoped to offer duck boat rides last summer on Fort Wayne's three rivers, but engine problems with the boat prevented that from happening and the group sold the boat this spring. Duck boats have been involved in a number of accidents in recent ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: August 2 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.

St. Joseph Hospital CEO has resigned to take job out of state

St. Joseph Hospital CEO Karen Fordham has resigned the take a job outside Indiana, Lutheran Health Network spokesman Geoff Thomas said in a statement emailed about 5 p.m. today to News-Sentinel.com. Hospital employees were told of Fordham's resignation Monday, the statement said. "We ...

Semi crash on northbound Interstate 69 backing up traffic

A crash involving two semis on northbound Interstate 69 near the Coldwater Road exit at around 5:35 p.m. Wednesday was backing up traffic for a mile, according to emergency scanner traffic. One driver was uninjured and the other was in good condition. One semi reportedly was in the far left ...

Coroner identifies Fort Wayne woman who was shot

An autopsy has revealed that a woman died Tuesday of a gunshot wound to the stomach. Fort Wayne Police officers found Kiara Danielle Murphy, 22, injured in her home in the 6500 block of Old Trail Road, according to the Allen County Coroner's Office. Police had been called at 4:48 a.m. ...

Fort Wayne man sentenced in child porn case

A Fort Wayne man was sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty in a child pornography case. Walter Gross Jr., 58, of 2900 block of Nordholme Avenue, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Chief Judge Theresa L. Springmann after pleading guilty to one count of possession of material ...

FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitive Antwon Mims captured in Georgia

A man on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitive list who has Indiana ties was arrested without incident Tuesday in Georgia. Antwan Tamon Mims was arrested shortly after 4 p.m. Tuesday at a residence in College Park, Ga., by FBI agents and FBI Atlanta Metro Major Offenders Task Force, according to an ...

Facts about the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list

The FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list started in March 14, 1950. A reporter for the International News Service, the predecessor to United Press International, asked the FBI for the names and descriptions of the "toughest guys" it wanted to capture. The resulting story generated so much ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: August 1 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.

Shindigz joining the corporate HQ party in downtown Fort Wayne

Shindigz, one of the country’s largest party-supply companies, is joining the economic growth party in downtown Fort Wayne by moving its corporate headquarters there. The company announced today it has purchased the historic Harrison Place building, a five-story structure at the southeast ...

Restaurant Notes extra: Saigon Restaurant closed for remodeling, expansion

Saigon Restaurant is closed and torn up right now as it undergoes a renovation and expansion. Phuong Hong and her husband, Christopher Kim, plan to reopen the restaurant, 2006 S. Calhoun St., on Aug. 23. Because they already had to close July 1 for the front windows to be taken out as part ...