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City to begin leaf collection Nov. 4

City Street Department crews will begin leaf collection Nov. 4 -- a little later than usual because leaves are staying on the trees longer than usual. “This important neighborhood service is something we hear from residents about every year. One comment we’ve heard, as weather patterns ...

Sunday shooting victim identified

Fort Wayne's latest homicide victim has been identified by the Allen County Coroner's office. Pablo Guzman Vasquez, 40, of Fort Wayne, was found on the lawn in the 600 Block of Runnion Avenue on Sunday, Oct. 13. Cause of death was gunshot wound(s). He is the 22nd homicide victim in Allen ...

Illegal immigrant sentenced for cocaine distribution

Luis Carrera, 45, of Hammond, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady in Fort Wayne upon his plea of guilty to possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. Carrera was sentenced to 60 months in prison with four years of supervised release. However, ...

Aging & In-Home Services gets $30,000 grant from NIPSCO

Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (AIHS) has received a $30,000 donation from NIPSCO as part of the 2019 Charity of Choice program supporting seniors. AIHS was one of 10 nonprofit organizations that serve seniors in northern Indiana chosen by NIPSCO to receive funding. ...

Michael Galbraith named president of the Downtown Improvement District

The organization responsible for promoting downtown Fort Wayne has a new president. Michael Galbraith, who has served for the past three years as director of the "Road to One Million" campaign for the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, on Tuesday was named Director of the Downtown ...

FWCS Board, teachers, agree on two-year contract

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board approved a two-year agreement Monday with the Fort Wayne Education Association (FWEA), which represents the district’s teachers. In the first year of the contract (2019-20 school year), the base salary for teachers increases 2.5 percent, bringing the ...

State Highway Department to host job fair Wednesday

The Indiana Department of Transportation will host a hiring fair in Fort Wayne Wednesday looking to recruit more than 100 winter seasonal and full-time employees. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Sub District office, 5333 Hatfield Road. Seasonal positions run from ...

Haley Elementary to celebrate 50th anniversary Oct. 23

Haley Elementary School, 2201 Maplecrest Road, will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 5-7 p.m. All are welcome to attend to see the school’s renovations, visit with old friends and former staff members, enjoy birthday cake, and check out the contents ...

Ruoff Home Mortgage details plans for $43.5 million downtown headquarters

Mayor Tom Henry and Mark Music, President and CEO, Ruoff Mortgage, on Monday added details of Ruoff Mortgage’s plans to build their corporate headquarters at the corner of Ewing Street and Jefferson Boulevard in downtown Fort Wayne. Project details include a $43.5 million investment and ...

Fort Wayne to host NCAA women’s basketball regional; tickets on sale Tuesday

For the first time, Fort Wayne will be hosting the NCAA Division I women’s basketball regional. Tickets will go on sale Tuesday for the two-day event at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on March 28 and 30, 2020. Visit Fort Wayne has partnered with Purdue Fort Wayne and the Allen County ...

Allen County Right to Life to recognize Sue Liebel

Sue Liebel, longtime policy advocate for Indiana Right to Life and current state policy director for the Susan B. Anthony List in Washington, D.C., will receive the Daniel Award at Monday night's Allen County Right to Life dinner in Fort Wayne. The purpose of the Daniel Award for Excellence in ...

Pufferbelly Trail seeking $3 million from state, local public support

Fort Wayne is seeking $3 million from the state to complete the Pufferbelly Trail, which experienced a 130 percent increase in usage this year. “Certainly, much of that growth can be tied to the recent completion of Pufferbelly sections from Lawton Park to Fernhill Avenue, Washington Center ...

County paves 28 miles of gravel roads; more to come

The first round of a project to convert Allen County’s gravel roads to chip-and-seal hard surfaces has been completed. The 28 miles of gravel highways which were converted this summer were chosen based on factors such as continuity to other paved roads, the width of the stone pavement as ...

Huntertown, Allen County get state infrastructure grants

Huntertown will receive $720,415 and Allen County $138,671 to improve roads and bridges through the Community Crossings Matching Grant Program (CCMG), according to State Sen. Justin Busch, R-Fort Wayne. The CCMG was established by the Indiana General Assembly in 2016 and aims to advance ...

Final Tox-Away Saturday is Oct. 12

The final Tox-Away Saturday for 2019 will be Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Allen County Department of Environmental Management’s (ACDEM) household hazardous waste facility at 2260 Carroll Road. Realizing that many residents store corrosive, toxic, or ignitable products that ...

City, developer reach deal on $67.5M ‘Lofts at Headwaters Park’

An economic development agreement is now in place for construction of The Lofts at Headwaters Park, a proposed mixed-use development along Clinton and Superior streets in downtown Fort Wayne that would feature housing, retail, and a parking garage. The status of the $67.5 million project was ...