Local News

Remember Pearl Harbor at the Coliseum Dec. 7

The Army Navy Union #57, the Allen County Council of Veterans and the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum will host a Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony in Memorial Hall on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. to commemorate the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The public is welcome to ...

Salomon Farm Park to host Christmas celebration Saturday

Salomon Farm Park, 817 W. Dupont Road, will host Christmas on the Farm Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $5 per car, and participants can enjoy wagon rides, outdoor bonfires, visits with Father Christmas, dog-sledding demonstrations, take-home crafts for the kids, food vendors, a ...

Woman found dead inside home identified; cause pending

The Allen County Coroner’s office has identified the woman found dead in a home in the 2400 block of Cass Street Monday afternoon as Laura Elizabeth Larkin, 33. The cause and manner of death are pending further testing This incident remains under investigation by the Fort Wayne Police ...

Three victims of Thanksgiving Day shooting identified

Three people shot and killed during an apparent Thanksgiving Day home invasion in the 6100 block of Downington Drive have been identified by the Allen County Corooner's office. Joevonn M. Johnson, 23, Colton D. Messmer, 20, and Tracey A. Andrews, 21, were found inside the home suffering from ...

McDonald’s makeover: the convergence of changing tastes and technology

McDonald's and its franchisees have spent nearly $170 million since the beginning of 2018 to modernize or build 270 restaurants in Indiana, but few of the projects have been more extensive than what's been going on at 1333 W. Washington Center Road for the past month. "And we've still got ...

Woman shot, killed Friday night

A woman is dead following a shooting Friday. At approximately 6:56 p.m., Fort Wayne Police responded to a home in the 600 block of Riverside Avenue in reference to a shooting. As officers and paramedics arrived on the scene, they located an adult female inside the residence suffering from ...

Police seek help in locating robbery suspect

Fort Wayne Police are seeking the public's help in finding a robbery suspect. On Aug. 16 at about midnight, an armed robbery occurred in the 900 block of West Berry Street. The victim was leaving his apartment when the suspect approached him in the hallway. The suspect had the victim go back ...

City to take over fire protection service for all of St. Joseph Township

After more than 60 years of operation, the St. Joseph Township Volunteer Fire Department will cease to exist come Jan. 1 as the Fort Wayne Fire Department assumes responsibility for the unincorporated areas of the township on the city's northeast side. Trustee Sarah Gnagy, who was re-elected ...

New Haven Police seek missing 11-year-old girl

The New Haven Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile. Gabriella (Gabby) Robinson, 11, was last seen in New Haven at approximately 4 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 19. She is described as a white female, brown hair, blue eyes, standing 5’04” tall and ...

I&M providing $400,000 for relief from energy bills

Indiana Michigan Power is providing $400,000 to help Hoosier families pay their energy bills and to use energy more efficiently. I&M submitted $125,000 to the Indiana Community Action Association (IN-CAA) for the Energy Share program to help qualified customers pay their seasonal bills and ...

Citilink announces Thanksgiving bus schedules, fare-free Saturdays

In observation of the Thanksgiving Day holiday, Citilink fixed route bus and Access paratransit service will not operate Thursday, and the office will be closed. In addition, the Cougar Express shuttle bus service will not operate Wednesday, Nov. 21, or Friday, Nov. 23. Citilink will also ...

Old National’s Culinary Queens raise $254,000 for Easterseals Arc

Fort Wayne, Ind.— Old National Bank’s first Culinary Queens event in Fort Wayne was a royal success on Nov. 10, raising more than $254,000 for Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana. Old National and Easterseals Arc teamed up to recruit nearly 100 of the Fort Wayne area’s most notable ...

Leaf Collection crews will move to central neighborhoods Tuesday

A large amount of leaves that have fallen down in northern neighborhoods will keep crews north through next Monday. On Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018, crews will move to central neighborhoods for the second and final pass. Residents can visit the website cityoffortwayne.org/leaves for daily updates ...

City takes steps to increase job opportunities, diversity

The city has begun two initiatives designed to assist individuals with job opportunities and help small businesses increase their participation in city contracts. The city has removed the question about whether an individual has been charged with a felony from its job application. The city ...

Expanding straw company to host job fair Nov. 29

Aardvark Straws, a local maker of paper straws that recently announced a $9 million expansion expected to create up to 205 new jobs, will host a job fair on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 10 a.m to 6 p.m. at its new location at 7310 Innovation Blvd. More than 100 manufacturing jobs will be needed ...