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Illinois a joking matter no longer

Over the past several years many folks in the Midwest have enjoyed a good chuckle at the expense of Illinois and its hapless public policy. I've heard at least four different governors chortle over Illinois debt, the gubernatorial cell mates and the general insensibility of the Chicago Way. ...

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UPS plans $260M facility in Indiana

PLAINFIELD - Delivery giant UPS plans a $260 million package processing facility in central Indiana that's expected to bring new jobs to the area.United Parcel Service announced Tuesday that the facility would be in Plainfield, which is located west of Indianapolis.The Atlanta company says ...

ISP accepting applications for motor carrier inspectors

The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for motor carrier inspectors for the Fort Wayne and Versailles districts. The scale facilities are located on Interstate 69 in Warren and on Interstate 65 in Seymour, and inspectors enforce state and federal regulations pertaining to ...

Man ‘guilty’ in Southgate arson case

A man charged with setting fire to several trash cans in front of Southgate Plaza in May 2016 has been found guilty during a bench trial.Marquel Wattley, 23, stood trial Tuesday in Allen Superior Court on a count of arson, attempted arson and two counts of resisting law enforcement before ...

Citilink says: Dump the pump on Thursday

Fort Wayne Citilink will join other public transportation systems nationwide in the 11th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday. Sponsored by the American Public Transportation Association), the event encourages people to save money by riding public transportation instead of ...

Police believe crimes connected

New Haven Police are looking for a man they believe tried to rob a Dollar General and succeeded at a bank within a half-hour of each other Tuesday morning.Shortly before 8:30 a.m. a man entered the Dollar General in the 400 block of Indiana 930 E and asked the cashier for cigarettes before ...

Turkey trots through neighborhood

A turkey takes a stroll recently through a northeast neighborhood. Eastern wild turkeys' bronze and brown feathers help them to blend in with their surroundings, but this galloping gobbler looks a little out of place. Photo courtesy of Janice Derek

Begin two-week vacation with hot taco salad

<i>Editor's Note: When most people think of the Amish they envision a farm, horse-drawn buggies, and long Sunday services, but the Amish are like most people when it comes to vacations. Whether it is visiting the Grand Canyon or Pikes Peak, spending time at a lake, or visiting ...

Street Chef brings bite of Chicago here

street chef, a new food truck, is serving sandwiches with Fontanini meat, just like you'd get in Chicago.Italian sandwiches, barbecue pork and chicken, as well as side dishes and beverages are available. Owner Eddie Ribel repurposed a former school bus and added a kitchen and order window. ...

Movies about planes

Who can forget Miracle on the Hudson? Airline pilot Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger successfully landed his plane Jan. 15, 2009 on the Hudson River, saving all 155 souls on board.Tom Hanks stars in the lead role in "Sully" at 8 p.m. today on HBO. The film goes behind the scenes of the sudden ...

Thanks for help on neighborhood project

Mayor Henry,I just got home from a meeting at Franklin School Park to help the neighbors on the north side of the park resolve a parking issue.After the meeting about the parking issue, Al Moll and Councilman Didier were kind enough to give the neighborhood leaders a tour of the Hafner ...

Fort Wayne man dies in in Noble County accident

A Fort Wayne man is dead after a traffic accident in Noble County, according to a police report.The Noble County Sheriff's Department responded to the accident Sunday night at Indiana 9 and Noble County Road 100W, where deputies found two vehicles had crashed.The first vehicle, a 1993 GMC ...

Drugs, items taken from vet clinic

Fort Wayne Police responded to a burglary at 7:25 a.m. Friday at Covington Veterinary Hospital, 6104 Covington Road, according to a police report.The veterinarian told police he arrived to open the clinic when he and other staff members saw a bottle of Ketamine and 40 cc of Ace Promazine ...