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Mayor Tom Henry says ‘best is yet to come’ with $173 million 2019 budget

The administration of Mayor Tom Henry will introduce its proposed $173 million property tax-supported 2019 budget at Tuesday's City Council meeting — a budget Henry told reporters Thursday meets "the short-term and long-term goals of our community . . . (and) will continue the ...

BBB Hosts Free Document Shredding

Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana and the Indiana State Police are partnering together to host their semi-annual Shred Day, an event created to promote awareness about identity theft and fraud protection. On Saturday, September 22, the shred event will be held from 9 AM until ...

Indiana police chief: Officer in fatal crash should be fired

SOUTH BEND (AP) — A South Bend police officer who was involved in a fatal car crash while on duty violated five department policies and should be fired, the police chief said. Chief Scott Ruszkowski sent a letter to the city's Board of Public Safety requesting officer Justin Gorny's ...

Susan Eisenhauer named city’s new Neighborhood Code director

Susan B. Eisenhauer has been named the city's new director of Neighborhood Code Compliance Director. She succeeds Cindy Joyner, who is now division director of Community Development. Eisenhauer joins Fort Wayne government with a career history in both legal work and the social-service field. ...

Work on the ‘deep rock tunnel’ begins a new phase

Work on the sixth of seven neighborhood drop shafts that will connect to the deep rock sewer tunnel begins Wednesday, September 19, 2018. Crews will begin clearing the area and placing signs for the closure of the intersection of Thieme Drive and Berry and Nelson Street in the west central ...

GOP frets about prospects for picking up Indiana Senate seat

INDIANAPOLIS — Mike Braun, the Republican candidate for a crucial Senate seat in Indiana, often refers to his rival, Sen. Joe Donnelly, as "Sleepin' Joe" and has vowed to wake the vulnerable Democrat from his "siesta" on Election Day. But as Donnelly barnstorms the state in a used RV, it is ...

Woman found dead along I-65; help sought identifying her

COLUMBUS(AP) — Authorities are seeking help from the public in identifying a woman found dead of blunt force trauma along an interstate in southern Indiana. The Bartholomew County Coroner's Office says motorists spotted the body along Interstate 65 near Columbus on Monday and authorities ...

I&M funds bike station, other improvements along Fort Wayne Rivergreenway

Indiana Michigan Power has added amenities to the Rivergreenway along Spy Run Extended following completion of its Powering Up Central transmission project. I&M installed a bicycle repair station and two new benches, and I&M contractors planted 10 trees and spread more than 88 ...

First ‘County Night Out’ will be Tuesday in Harlan

The first of Allen County government's three "County Night Out" events will be Tuesday, Sept. 25, at the Harlan Park Shelter on Second Street. "County Night Out" events feature an open- house format that allows citizens the opportunity to meet the Allen County Commissioners and other elected ...

‘Positively me’ forum at McMillen Sept. 29

The "Positively Me" Youth Gatherings Initiative will sponsor a workshop Saturday, Sept. 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the McMillen Community Center, 3901 Abbott St. Keynote speaker will be Bishop Gary L. Bush, Sr., who will address such youth-related issues as peer pressure, alternatives, ...

Sale-leaseback plan approved to boost Electric Works

The Electric Works received a boost from not one but two city boards Tuesday, both of which approved a complex sale-leaseback plan designed to secure $62 million in public funds for the project. Under the plan, approved first by the Redevelopment Authority then the Board of Works, streets and ...

Bishop Dwenger to co-lead National Right to Life in January, school announces

Bishop Dwenger High School has been chosen to help lead the National March For Life in Washington, D.C., next January, school officials announced Tuesday. The annual march commemorates the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision in January 1973, and each year one college is selected to lead the ...

Man charged after pedestrians run down outside Indiana bar

MUNCIE (AP) — A Muncie man who allegedly drove into a group of pedestrians outside a bar, injuring two people, has been formally charged with battery. Twenty-nine-year-old Keith Chavez Childress faces a Sept. 24 initial hearing on charges of battery with a deadly weapon, battery resulting in ...