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Fort Wayne not on Toys ‘R’ Us closing list

NEW YORK — Toys 'R' Us, squeezed by Amazon.com and huge chains like Walmart, will close 180 stores, or about 20 percent of its U.S. locations, within months. Three Indiana stores are on the list: Two in Indianapolis and one in Michigan City. Fort Wayne has a store in Glenbrook Commons, ...

Mayor Tom Henry to deliver ‘state of the city’ address Feb. 14

Mayor Tom Henry will deliver his 2018 state of the city address at noon on Feb. 14 at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. Henry will highlight city successes in 2017 and look ahead this year in a speech devoted to the theme of “Fort Wayne – On the Rise.” The event is free and ...

Good deed doesn’t go unpunished for man at Villages of Hanna

A man who said he went to Villages of Hanna to pick up a friend ended up getting robbed, he told Fort Wayne Police on Tuesday. Police were called at 5:58 p.m. to an armed robbery at an apartment at Creighton Avenue and Reed Street. An officer found a man in a vehicle at the corner of Creighton ...

3 named as finalists for retiring Allen Superior Judge Daniel G. Heath

The Allen Superior Court Judicial Nominating Commission announced three finalists to fill an upcoming judicial vacancy. Allen Superior Judge Daniel G. Heath announced in October that he'll retire Feb. 28 after 21 years on the bench when he's 65. He has been an Allen Superior Court Civil ...

Deputy Fort Wayne police chief in ‘road rage’ incident demoted

A Fort Wayne deputy police involved in an alleged "road rage" confrontation Nov. 10 has been demoted, The News-Sentinel has learned. Derrick Westfield, who joined the department in 1995 and has served as deputy chief of the Southeast Division since January 2014, assumed the rank of captain ...

Miami Middle School in Fort Wayne closed today because of power outage

Fort Wayne Community Schools announced early Tuesday morning that Miami Middle School, 8100 Amherst Drive, is closed today because of a power outage. The Indiana Michigan Power outage map shows 11 to 100 customers without power in the area of the school, which is located on the south side of ...

Fort Wayne Police search for robbery suspect

Fort Wayne Police have released an image of a suspect wanted in connection with a robbery. Anyone who recognizes the male suspect seen in the attached surveillance images is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 260-436-STOP (260-436-7867). Police did not provide details but the image of the male ...

LEGACIES OF WWII: Bernard James Havens – Coast Guard radio man/ Atlantic

By the time Bernard ‘Bernie’ Havens of Adams County in Iowa graduated from high school in 1944, America’s war with the Axis powers was in its third year. Havens was anxious to join the Navy. Unfortunately, he received disappointing news. “Their quotas of personnel were full," he said. ...

Woman dead, another injured in Lillie Street shooting

One woman was killed and a second critically injured in a shooting Saturday morning on Lillie Street. At 6:36 a.m. the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an unknown problem in the 1200 block of Lillie, according to police spokesman Christopher Felton. Dispatch then received a phone call ...