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The Fort Wayne Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify the man this photo in connection with Oct. 15 robbery of the Family Dollar Store at 6442 Bluffton Road.
Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-7867 or police at 427-1222.

Fort Wayne Police seek help identifying robbery suspect

The Fort Wayne Police Department is seeking the public's help to identify the man this photo in connection with Oct. 15 robbery of the Family Dollar Store at 6442 Bluffton Road. Anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 436-7867 or police at ...

Robert Voelker served the American military for one year, one month and 24 days before being discharged in August 1946. He graduated with a degree in business from Indiana University in 1950 and worked several years for Lutheran Insurance (now Thrivent) before retiring in 1990.  (Photo by Kayleen Reusser)

MEMORIES OF WWII: Fort Wayne’s Robert Voelker was a singer for the Navy

Editor’s note: This is one in a biweekly series about World War II veterans and their experiences. One of the duties of Robert Voelker of Fort Wayne while serving with the Navy during World War II was connected with skills he learned as a high school student at WOWO radio. Voelker was born ...

Steve Grashoff, left, president of Peerless Cleaners, helps a girl at MLK Montessori School try on new gloves during the kickoff Wednesday for the annual Coats for Kids winter clothing collection drive. Peerless is a drop-off location and cleans gently used coats before they are distributed to children in need through area schools and social-service agencies. (By Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com)

Fort Wayne-area Coats for Kids program launches winter wear collection drive

It was smiles all around and a few high-fives Wednesday as Fort Wayne firefighters and others helped children at MLK Montessori School, 6001 S. Anthony Blvd., pick out new winter coats, hats and gloves — the kickoff for the annual Coats for Kids program. This is the 18th year for the ...

The New Haven-Adams Township Parks and Recreation Department's park board has hired Earth Source to develop ideas for future use of the department's Haskamp property on Hartzell Road, which could include developing it into a natural area. (By Kevin Kilbane of News-Sentinel.com)

New Haven-Adams Township Parks looking ahead on use of Haskamp property

What now is a mix of woods and farmland could become a 50-acre park featuring natural areas pending public input and future decisions by the New Haven-Adams Township Parks and Recreation Department park board. "Something like a Metea Park, but on a much smaller scale," New Haven-Adams Township ...

Fort Wayne Police are searching for Brenda Hirscher, who was last seen Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy of Fort Wayne Police Department)

UPDATED: Fort Wayne Police say missing woman found safe

Editor's note: Police said just before 1 a.m. Thursday that the woman had been found safe Fort Wayne Police were searching in the area of 6700 Wheelock Road for a missing woman whom they believe might be in danger, a Swift 911 alert said. Brenda Hirscher, a white female, 59 years old, was ...

A new four-year lease will keep the Komets at the Memorial Coliseum for a while, and prevents them from moving to a lower league. (News-Sentinel.com file photo)

Incentives, pledge to keep or upgrade league part of four-year Komets lease

The Komets will be playing at the Memorial Coliseum through at least October 2021 — and will have to provide the same level of hockey or better during that period. Culminating negotiations that began in April, the Coliseum Board of Trustees Monday approved a four-year lease under which the ...

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Fort Wayne, Allen County government offices closed Friday for Veterans Day

The city of Fort Wayne and Allen County government offices will be closed Friday in recognition of Veterans Day. There will be no city leaf pickup Friday, and the county commissioners won't hold a legislative session. City garbage and recycling collection will remain on schedule. The offices ...