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Geoff Paddock to seek third term on City Council

City Councilman Geoff Paddock, D-5th, will seek a third term this year. "It has been an honor to work with Mayor Tom Henry and my colleagues on the City Council for the past seven years," Paddock said in a statement. "Thanks to the leadership and guidance of Mayor Henry, Fort Wayne is poised ...

Mayor Tom Henry proclaims ‘Intestinal Malrotation Day’ in Fort Wayne

Mayor Tom Henry has proclaimed Tuesday "Intestinal Malrotation Awareness Day" in Fort Wayne. Henry made the proclamation at Westview Alliance Church in southwest Fort Wayne and was joined by Mary Rasor and Andy Brown, who lost their infant daughter, Mya Nicole Brown, last year to intestinal ...

Climbing gym and adventure park planned for Electric Works

The organization behind the Fort Wayne Adventure Games will use a new permanent location at Electric Works to bring adventure to northeast Indiana year-round. Sport Wayne Inc. has signed a letter of intent to design and open a sizable, state-of-the-art climbing gym and adventure park, named ...

Suspect in bank robbery sought

The Fort Wayne Police are seeking the public's help in locating suspects connected to a Jan. 11 robbery at the Flagstar Bank in the 900 block of West State Boulevard. Initial information indicated a male black subject had produced a note and handed it to the teller, then had fled out of the ...

Suspect’s death closes book on 2003 homicide

The Fort Wayne Police Departmengt and Allen County Prosecutors office have closed the 2003 homicide case of Joshua Salyer, which occurred on Nov. 24 of that year. The suspect in this case, Lawton Carter Jr, died in 2017 before he could be charged in the murder. Detectives received new ...

Fort Wayne Police K9 Bullet dies

Fort Wayne Police officer Gary Griffith's retired K9 partner Bullet has died. Born July 3, 2006, she joined the K9 Unit May 4, 2009 and retired Feb. 1, 2017 after spending her entire career with Griffith. "She was a fantastic police work dog and a loyal partner to Gary," Sgt. Bob Theurer of ...

Residents helping to plan future phases of riverfront development

Area residents gathered at the Grand Wayne Center Thursday evening to offer their ideas for the next phases of Riverfront Fort Wayne. During the meeting, residents learned about the progress being made to design Riverfront Fort Wayne beyond Promenade Park. The next steps include creation ...

City honors Bud, Jean Mendenhall for decades of service

Thursday was "Bud and Jean Mendenhall Day" in Fort Wayne in honor of the couple that have been neighborhood leaders and community advocates for more than 30 years and recently announced their retirement from leadership with the Bloomingdale Neighborhood Association. “Bud and Jean are ...

Fort Wayne Metals to lease space in electric works

Fort Wayne Metals has signed a letter of intent to lease space at Electric Works, with initial plans calling for materials research and development space on the former General Electric West Campus. “As we continue to be innovative leaders of life-saving, high-quality material solutions, we ...

Traffic alert issued for Coliseum area Tuesday night

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has issued a traffic advisory for Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roadways surrounding the complex on Tuesday, Jan. 15 in connection with the sold-out concert by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band. The show is scheduled to begin at 7:30 ...

45th annual ‘March for Life’ will be Jan. 26

Allen County Right to Life will host the 45th annual March for Life in downtown Fort Wayne on Saturday, Jan. 26. Organizers expect nearly 2,000 people to peacefully protest the 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision that legalized abortion across the country through all nine months of ...

Michael T. Douglass named Allen Superior magistrate

Fort Wayne native Michael T. Douglass has been named a magistrate in the Allen Superior Court Civil Division. Douglass, 40, is currently an attorney with the law firm of Eilbacher Fletcher LLP and serves as a deputy Allen County public defender. As magistrate, Douglass will serve in the ...

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks announces staff changes

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, has made two changes to his Washington, D.C., staff. Fort Wayne native David Keller has been promoted to chief of staff. Keller previously served as deputy chief of staff and has worked on multiple Indiana political campaigns, serving as campaign manager for Banks ...

Lutheran Foundation makes $1.5 million grant to Rescue Mission

The Lutheran Foundation Monday announced a $1.5 million grant toward construction of a new Rescue Mission in downtown Fort Wayne. The mission, currently located on Superior Street, is planning a $23 million project that will result not only in a four-story,325-bed facility at East Washington ...