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Fort Wayne firefighters battle Smith Street blaze

The Fort Wayne Fire Department is investigating the cause of a blaze Sunday morning that left heavy damage in a home on Smith Street. The fire department was called at 3:41 a.m. and arrived 3 minutes later at 2429 Smith. Firefighters found the two-story home with heavy fire showing from the ...

2 dead, 6 injured in crash in Leo-Cedarville

Two people were killed and eight others were hospitalized after a passenger van they were in went off the side of the road early Sunday morning and struck a tree in Leo-Cedarville. At around 2:10 a.m., Allen County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the 14000 block of Indiana 1/Leo ...

Albion hunter injured after fall from tree stand

An Albion man was being treated for internal injuries after he fell early Sunday morning from a tree stand in Steuben County. Indiana Conservation Officers say LaGrange County Communications received a 911 call Sunday morning about a deer hunter who had fallen out of his tree stand at about 7 ...

Automotive entrepreneur wins Ivy Tech New Venture Competition

Kendall Riecken, who graduated in December with his associate degree in business administration from Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne campus, won the 2017 New Venture Competition on Thursday. Riecken’s company, KR Designs, specializes in car detailing, restoration, custom paint and ...

FWCS proposed 2018 budget seeks 1.9 percent increase

Fort Wayne Community Schools' 2018 proposed budget includes a 1.9 percent increase from this year, but most residents of the school district will see little change in their tax bills. FWCS expects the owner of a home with an assessed value of $100,000 will pay only $5 more in property taxes ...

State Police investigate possible shots fired at trucker on Toll Road

Indiana State Police say that a trucker’s windshield was shattered Sept. 23 by what may have been shots fired from an overpass above the Indiana Toll Road in Steuben County. Just after midnight that day, the ISP Toll Road post was called regarding possible shots fired at a semi just east ...

Funeral arrangements for firefighter announced

Funeral arrangements for a Fort Wayne firefighter who died Wednesday in a training exercise have been announced. Calling hours for Eric Balliet, 41, are 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Pathway Community Church, 11910 Shearwater Run. Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Assembly of God, 1400 W. ...

Fort Wayne young woman arrested in attempted poisoning of baby niece

A 19-year-old Fort Wayne woman wanted in connection with the attempted poisoning of her baby niece was apprehended Thursday afternoon in Bay City, Mich., by a U.S. Marshals' task force, the U.S. Marshals Service announced Friday morning in a news release. Sarai Rodriguez-Miranda, of the 400 ...

Wires are honored for service to rivers, Wells Street

A couple synonymous with efforts to revive the city's rivers and the Wells Street corridor has been awarded the 2017 Vandeveer Impact Award. The Allen County Commissioners made the presentation Friday to Dan and Judi Wire during a ceremony at Citizens Square, which also recognized five other ...

Will Graham Celebration event intended as outreach effort

Organizers hope for a good crowd at the Greater Fort Wayne Celebration with Will Graham next week at Memorial Coliseum's Expo Center, but what they really hope is that people attending will bring along family or friends who don't know of Jesus Christ or may have drifted away from their ...

Victim in fatal truck accident Tuesday on U.S. 30 has been identified

The driver who died after his semitractor trailer crashed about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday on U.S. 30 east of Solon Road has been identified as Arnold H. Holeman Jr. 57, of North Judson, the Allen County Coroner's office announced Friday morning. Holeman reportedly was traveling west on U.S. 30 when ...

Fort Wayne man sentenced to nine years in prison on rape charge

A Fort Wayne man who was charged with raping an 18-year-old young man during three days of drinking, drug use and partying in July 2016 was sentenced Friday in Allen Superior Court to serve nine years in prison followed by four years of probation. Robert Clippinger, 50, of Lot 74, 10326 Old ...

Rescue group brings 37 dogs to city from Texas

This dog had just given birth to her litter of puppies two hours before being picked up by Fort Wayne-based 260 Disaster Relief Team, which rescued 37 dogs displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Laredo, Texas. (Photo by Sheryl Krieg of The News-Sentinel) This dog had just given birth to her ...

Fort Wayne’s Ruoff Home Mortgage now title sponsor of Noblesville music center

A Fort Wayne-based mortgage company that sponsored the winning Indianapolis 500 car this year will now have its name on an open-air music venue. Ruoff Home Mortgage is the new, exclusive title sponsor of the Noblesville venue formerly known as Klipsch Music Center, according to a news release. ...

Allen County Public Library board approves 2018 budget

The budget includes an increase of 3.93 percent over this year. by Kevin Kilbane of The News-Sentinel Friday, September 29, 2017 12:01 am The Allen County Public Library's board of trustees approved a 2018 budget Thursday calling for a 3.93 percent increase over this year's budget. The ...

Man arrested in Colorado could be suspect in killings of Delphi teens

ABC News is reporting that a man arrested in Colorado on Monday could be connected to the unsolved murders of two Indiana teenagers. Authorities are investigating a possible connection between Daniel Nations, 31, of Indianapolis, and the murders of Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, ...

Missouri men arrested on card skimming charges

Indiana State Police arrested three men from Kansas City, Mo., for allegedly possessing an illegal card skimming device and fraudulent credit cards, according to a report. Omar C. Sosa, 19, Adrian M. Boza, 19, and Alejandro A. Martinez, 27, were arrested at 5:15 p.m. Sept. 20 on Interstate ...