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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

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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

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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 ...

Woman dies after reported shooting in Fort Wayne home

Fort Wayne Police officers responding to a report of a shooting early Tuesday found an injured woman inside an Old Trail Road home who later died. Officers were dispatched at 4:48 a.m. to the 6500 block of Old Trail with little information provided to them, said department spokesman Officer ...

Fort Wayne Police Department identifies detective who shot man

The Fort Wayne Police Department has identified a detective who critically injured a man in a shooting early Saturday morning. Larry L. Tague Jr. is a 22-year veteran of the department. Tague has been placed on paid administrative leave, as is standard procedure with an officer involved in a ...

Fort Wayne woman forfeits Mercedes-Benz bought with ill-gotten gains

As part of a plea deal in a mail and identity theft case, a woman with a history of fraud and theft will get prison time and must forfeit to the government a Mercedes-Benz and other items bought with stolen money, according to U.S. Attorney Thomas L Kirsch II. Erin Clowser, 35, of the 1500 ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: July 31 in photos

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Fort Wayne motorcycle clubs, walkers remember April Tinsley

Angela Swinford remembers being in middle school and walking home from school with her sister Stacy and Stacy's friend April Tinsley. "We lived a block away from her," said Swinford, who handed out candles Sunday evening outside Fairfield Elementary, where Tinsley attended. After ...