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Fort Wayne begins work on sidewalks funded through tax increase

The first neighborhood sidewalk improvement project funded through City Council’s recent passage of an increase to the local income tax has begun along Bluffton Road from south of Reservation Drive to Dunkelberg Road. Additional projects are planned for 2018, including Hessen Cassel Road ...

Public warned of nationwide jury duty scam

Chief U.S. District Judge Jane E. Magnus-Stinson and U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler on Tuesday warned the public of a nationwide jury duty scam in which the callers pose as U.S. Marshals or other government officials. The scammers claim that the victim is about to be arrested for not appearing for ...

Allen County’s Memorial Coliseum ranked third-best in the world

The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum has again been named as one of the best venues in the world. Venues Today ranked the Coliseum at No. 3 in the world among similar-sized venues for the reporting period of Aug. 16-Sept. 15. The ranking represents a total of two shows with more than 18,000 ...

Bishop Dwenger coach Chris Svarczkopf announces retirement

For Chris Svarczkopf, the decision to step aside as Bishop Dwenger's head football coach came down to two things: time and energy. Or, more succinctly, the lack thereof. "When you're 62 (years old) it's a lot different than when I first started," he said Sunday night in an exclusive phone ...

WWII LEGACIES: Fort Wayne’s Wilbert Reinking- Navy

Wilbert Reinking was at Great Lakes Naval Training Center near Chicago as a new recruit on December 7, 1941, when the alarming news arrived that the American naval base at Pearl Harbor had been bombed by the Japanese Imperial Navy. According to Reinking, one question was on everyone’s mind. ...

Fremont man thrown from vehicle in DeKalb County near-deer crash

A Fremont man has cuts after he swerved his vehicle to avoid hitting a deer on a Hamilton road Sunday evening and was ejected in a crash with a pole. Mark Firestine, 62, was treated for cuts to his back, neck and head, according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department ...

Fort Wayne family reportedly involved in Pennsylvania small-plane crash

CAMBRIA, Pa. — A small plane crash in central Pennsylvania has left four people injured. Our news partner, WANE, NewsChannel 15, is identifying the victims as a Fort Wayne family. According to the Federal Aviation Authority, the Piper PA-34 twin-engine plane went down at around 1:45 p.m. ...

UPDATED: New Haven woman’s death ruled a homicide, son in custody

UPDATED: This story has been updated with information on the victim's son's arrest. The death of a woman found Saturday afternoon in her New Haven home has been ruled a homicide and her son is in custody on a domestic violence charge. The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the ...

Fatal Fort Wayne crash victim identified

The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified the pedestrian killed in a Thanksgiving night traffic accident near the Washington Boulevard-Coliseum Boulevard interchange. Gabriel Michael Hansen, 39, of Fort Wayne, was pronounced dead in the 4600 block of East Washington Boulevard at 6:40 ...

The Fort Report: Geoff Paddock & Jason Arp

This week’s show features City Councilmen Geoff Paddock and Jason Arp, who discuss the "pay to play" ordinance and the status of the North River property. All episodes of The Fort Report premiere at 5:30 p.m. Saturday on Comcast Channel 57 and FiOS Channel 27 and later at www.news-sentinel.com.

Promoting Fort Wayne gets big boost from Google

It's one thing to have a great new product; quite another to be able to market it at no cost to millions of potential new customers. And that's exactly what a grant from internet giant Google is doing for a new program to more effectively promote Fort Wayne to visitors and residents ...