Shan Gunawardena

Shan Gunawardena new Fort Wayne public works director

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Shan Gunawardena has been promoted to director of the city of Fort Wayne’s Public Works Division. A city employee since 2007, Gunawardena has served as city engineer since 2012 and has held positions of traffic engineer and assistant city engineer. He also has experience as senior ...

Gunshot heard at vacant home; Fort Wayne Police find two bodies

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Fort Wayne Police are investigating what happened in a South Calhoun Street vacant home before they went in to find two bodies Tuesday. Officers responded at 9:47 a.m. to 2423 S. Calhoun St. on a report of a suspicious person. The property owner called police after he heard noise coming from ...

Fort Wayne plans $30 million in neighborhood improvements in 2018

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Although the city's project list for 2018 is still being finalized, corridor improvements to North Anthony Boulevard, State Boulevard and Dupont Road will take place next year, along with neighborhood improvements in Caribe Colony Community, Greater McMillen Park, Deerfield Estates, North ...

Allen County government releases 2018 state legislative agenda

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Allen County government’s major legislative priorities for the 2018 include addressing jail overcrowding, seeking an increase in reimbursement from the state for housing low-level felony offenders and attacking the problem of substance abuse and addiction. County officials outlined their ...

Kosciusko County sheriff warns of return of IRS scam

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Kosciusko County Sheriff William Rocky Goshert is warning the public of a scam that has returned to the area. Deputies are investigating a phone scam involving callers or automated callers who impersonate Internal Revenue Service representatives and demand immediate payments with pre-paid ...

Gus Nagy was drafted in the U.S. Army in 1943. He was sent to Europe in 1944. (Photo by Kayleen Reusser for The News-Sentinel)

WWII legacies: Gus Nagy – Army machine gunner in Europe

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Upon being drafted into the U.S. Army in October 1943, Augustus ‘Gus’ Nagy of Fort Wayne fought against Hitler’s armed forces as part of the 20th Armored Infantry Battalion. He also witnessed one of the war’s most harrowing sites—the liberation of Dachau work camp. Born in August ...

Motorists should avoid southbound Lima Road Monday morning

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Motorists should avoid the southbound lanes of Lima Road between Coliseum Boulevard and Ice Way Monday morning. City Utilities crews are repairing a water main break and both southbound lanes are closed to traffic. Motorists may want to use Wells Street as an alternate route. Northbound ...

Elizabeth Kohns (Photo courtesy of Fort Wayne Police Department)

Fort Wayne Police find mother, son

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Fort Wayne Police have found a woman and her 1-year-old son safe. Police detectives had asked for the public’s help in finding the two so they could confirm their well-being. Elizabeth Ann Kohns, 31, and her son, Jackson Arthur Landin, 1, were found, police spokesman Michael Joyner said ...