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With bitter cold coming, take these steps to protect your pipes

Extremely cold temperatures pose a danger to water pipes, so Fort Wayne City Utilities offers these tips to protect your pipes: · Trickle a small stream of lukewarm water, about the diameter of a pencil lead, from a faucet in your home. The flow keeps water moving to prevent pipes ...

Second man arrested in connection with triple murder Thanksgiving Day

A second man has been arrested in connection with a Thanksgiving Day home invasion that left three people dead and two critically wounded. Gerald Pinkston, 22, was arrested Sunday after police determined he was living at 320 Dunbar Lane. Detectives and officers surrounded the house and ordered ...

Bishop Dwenger planning stadium, performing arts center

Bishop Dwenger High School has begun planning for two major projects thanks to two donors. Dwenger is in the preliminary design stages for a stadium that would include bleachers on the home side of its field (closest to school) to accommodate 2,500 fans, a larger press box, as well as visitor ...

Allen County’s investment income doubles to more than $3M in 2018

Recent increases in interest rates haven't been good for everybody, but they've been very good for Allen County government's investments. In his annual financial report to the County Commissioners, County Treasurer William Royce said the investments generated a little more than $3 million in ...

3RF Parade celebrates its heritage with ‘Summer of ’69’ theme

It was “The Summer of ‘69” when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. It was the year of the first Three Rivers Festival, the year Midnight Cowboy and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hit the big screen, the year that half a million people gathered ...

‘Winterval Festival’ is this Saturday

Celebrate winter with a visit to downtown Fort Wayne on Saturday, Jan. 26, for the 7th Annual Winterval festival. The Community Center’s free Winter Carnival will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and includes horse and carriage rides, face painting, games and crafts and treats. Kids can also crawl ...

Rep. Jim Banks to host ‘town hall’ meeting in New Haven Monday

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, will hold a public town hall meeting Monday, Jan. 28, at 9 a.m. in the New Haven Community Center, 7500 Indiana 930E. Banks is meeting with constituents to provide a legislative update and answer questions in a casual setting.

Two new sergeants at Fort Wayne State Police post

Two members of the Indiana State Police's Fort Wayne Post have been promoted. Cpl. L. Andrew Smith and Trooper Cicely T. Gasvoda have been named sergeants. Smith will serve as a District Squad Leader for Troopers assigned to DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben counties, while Gasvoda has ...

Science Central is free for furloughed federal workers

Science Central will offer free admission to furloughed federal workers, federal contractors and those working without pay. Science Central is joining other science centers and museums around the country to help the federal employees and their families affected by the government shutdown. ...

I&M gives Big Brothers Big Sisters $150,000 for science program

Indiana Michigan Power has awarded a $150,000 donation on behalf of the American Electric Power Foundation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana (BBBSNEI) for its first-ever science lab. The donation will go toward technology, materials and supplies for the AEP Foundation Science ...

Historic Foster Park Pavilion No. 3 to be restored

An historic Fort Wayne park pavilion considered "endangered" by local preservation group ARCH may finally get a much-needed facelift. The city's Parks and Recreation Department and Friends of the Parks of Allen County say they will work together to fully and accurately restore Foster Park ...

Police seek missing person Jabari Mbwelera

The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing person identified as Jabari Mbwelera, 26. Family and friends have not heard from him since Jan. 16, and anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police ...

Mayor Tom Henry to deliver ‘State of the City’ speech Feb. 13

Mayor Tom Henry will deliver his 2019 State of the City Address at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. The event is free and open to the public, and attendees are encouraged to arrive by 11:45 a.m. Henry will highlight city successes in 2018 and look ...