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Gander Outdoors opening in March or April on Lima Road in Fort Wayne

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Gander Outdoors, formerly known as Gander Mountain, will be reopening in the Fort Wayne market this spring. Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC's "The Profit," bought Gander Mountain assets in bankruptcy court in May 2017 and is beginning to reopen many of the chain's stores to ...

Robber puts gun to Fort Wayne liquor store clerk’s head, police told

A robber put a gun to a Belmont Beverage liquor store clerk's head while an accomplice distracted another employee Wednesday night, Fort Wayne Police were told. Police officers were called at 10:21 p.m. to the store at 1414 E. Tillman Road on a report of a strong-armed robbery. According to ...

New Subway-Hardees restaurant could replace south-side office buildings

A busy south-side intersection could be getting a makeover thanks to two fast-food restaurants. HRE Development LLC plans to demolish two aging multi-story office buildings at the corner of South Calhoun Street and Rudisill Boulevard and replace them with a single-story building that would ...

Historic Fort Wayne damaged by hit-and-run

A blockhouse at Historic Fort Wayne was damaged when a hit-and-run driver climbed over the dike perpendicular to Spy Run Avenue and made contact with the structure. It is unknown just when the incident occurred, with the discovery being made on Wednesday morning. The car hit a support ...

IPFW to announce new logo, ‘brand marketing partner’ for Purdue Fort Wayne

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will hold a news conference Tuesday to announce the brand marketing partner for Purdue University Fort Wayne and to unveil the official logo. The university is still awaiting Higher Learning Commission approval to separate the two universities ...

billy_dakidd lives up to his name in Fort Wayne theft

A man told Fort Wayne Police that someone with a social media account called billy_dakidd was involved in stealing a television he was offering for sale through the letgo app. The victim told police Tuesday afternoon that he was contacted about the television and agreed to meet in the 5400 ...

UPDATED: Victim identified: 1 dead, another injured in Fort Wayne crash

Editor's note: This story has been updated with the victim' and surviving driver's identities with charges pending. One man is dead and another is hospitalized and likely to face criminal charges after a two-vehicle crash Tuesday evening. The Fort Wayne Police Department was called at about ...

Fire destroys Waynedale trucking business

Heavy fire destroyed a Waynedale trucking business building early Wednesday morning. Fort Wayne firefighters were called at 1:40 a.m. to a structure fire at Oetting Trucking, 3014 Broadripple. When the first crews arrived, they found heavy fire in the building and much of the roof had ...

Victims identified in Fort Wayne New Year’s Day stabbing, shooting

Fort Wayne Police have arrested one in connection with a New Year's Day stabbing. Meanwhile, two victims shot soon after close by have been identified: Police have arrested Cody Alan Stinson, 22, of Woodburn, on a preliminary charge of aggravated battery in connection with a stabbing that ...

Fort Wayne firefighters get 4 out of blazing house

Fort Wayne firefighters rescued two adults and two children from a home on fire Tuesday morning. Firefighters responded at 9:50 a.m. to a reported house fire in the 5400 block of Decatur Road. Crews arrived 3 minutes later and found heavy smoke coming from the roof of a two-story residential ...

Fort Wayne’s Addison Agen plans to pursue music career in 2018

Life is going to change in a big way in 2018 for Addison Agen. Trying to build on the momentum of her runner-up finish Dec. 19 on "The Voice" television show, the 16-year-old Fort Wayne vocal sensation plans to pursue her dream of becoming a full-time music artist. That means: • She ...

Woman reports beating after holding attacker at bay, Fort Wayne Police say

A woman said she was struck by a teen who tried to get into her home when she found him and others breaking into her van. According to a Fort Wayne Police report, the following occurred: At 4:40 a.m. Saturday police were called to the 3600 block of Lindbergh Boulevard on a report of a ...