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City looking to develop nature park and sanctuary on Gump Road

The city will develop a nature park and sanctuary on Gump Road — but not just yet. On Tuesday, City Council will consider a request from the Parks and Recreation Department to pay $588,232 for 14.75 acres at 1825 E. Gump Road currently owned by Loren and Liz Thomas, who under the proposal ...

Victim of Thursday crash idetified

The Allen County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of a fatal motor vehicle vs. pedestrian crash in the 4400 block of South Anthony Boulevard Thursday. Leah Marie Weber, 38, of Ft. Wayne, died from blunt force injuries, becoming the 37th fatal traffic accident in Allen County for ...

Plans unveiled for phases two and three of riverfront development

Many key details still remain unanswered — including the sources of public and private funding for what is expected to be millions of dollars in development costs. But the city now has a general idea of what to expect from phases two and three of riverfront development. In two Thursday ...

Open house for retiring New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald Sunday

A public open house to honor retiring New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald will be held Sunday, Dec. a8, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the New Haven Community Center, 7500 Indiana 930 (behind McDonald's). McDonald, who chose not to seek re-election this year, will be succeeded in January by fellow ...

UPDATED: Teacher who was honored for her love of arts and kids turns 100

Editor's note: The News-Sentinel.com is republishing this story, which originally appeared on Feb. 13, 2008, because its subject, Millie Hansen, will turn 100 on Dec. 12 and her family is organizing a card shower to celebrate the milestone. Cards can be sent to her c/o Millers Merry Manor, 1367 ...

Manchester University announces plan for academic program changes

Manchester University will phase out several majors with low enrollment, including public relations, economics, physics, engineering science, modern languages and secondary education mathematics. Officials say the changes will allow the school to better align its offerings with what students ...

New economic development commission aims to attract investment to New Haven

After years of dormancy, the New Haven Economic Development Commission will meet Wednesday in hopes of attracting more investment to Allen County's second-largest city. "The Planning Department began looking at this a year ago as a way to bring another tool to the table," said Brian Yoh, ...

Police looking to identify robbery suspect

Fort Wayne Police are seeking the public's help in identifying a robbery suspect. This subject in the photo is cashing in lottery tickets that were taken in an armed robbery of the Berger Dairy on Tennessee Avenue on November 24. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Fort Wayne ...

Citilink seeks public input at two meetings this month

Citilink invites all citizens to attend information meetings on the 10-year Transit Development Plan. The purpose of this plan is to identify improvements for Citilink fixed route and paratransit service to be implemented over the next decade. Meeting options are: Tuesday, Dec. 10, from noon ...

EACS to promote energy efficiency thanks to $60,000 from I&M

Indiana Michigan Power President and Chief Operating Officer Toby Thomas on Tuesday presented a $60,000 energy efficiency rebate check to East Allen County Schools Superintendent Marilyn S. Hissong. As part of the New Haven Junior-Senior High School major renovation project, Indiana Michigan ...

Name of deceased infant released

The Allen County Coroner’s office has identified Fort Wayne's latest homicide victim. Da’Coldest Antromik King Johnson, five months, was pronounced dead at Parkview Randallia Hospital around 9 a.m. Dec. 1. Cause of death was blunt force injuries to the head. He is the 24th homicide in ...

Kari Bennett named Aqua Indiana president

Aqua Indiana has a new president. Kari Bennett succeeds Thomas M. Bruns, who will retire at the end of the year after 15 years of leadership at the privately owned utility, which serves part of Allen County. Bennett will report to Colleen Arnold, deputy chief operating officer of Aqua ...

Mother charged in death of 5-month-old boy

An arrest has been made in connection to the death of a 5-month-old baby. Jasmine M Johnson, 30, has been charged with felony neglect of a dependent after officers were called to Parkview Randallia Dec. 1 when the unresponsive infant was brought to the emergency with severe bruising and head ...

City looking to boost start-up companies

The city of Fort Wayne’s Summit City Entrepreneur & Enterprise District (SEED) is partnering with a nationally ranked startup accelerator to launch a program for local emerging businesses. genera8tor is a national accelerator that offers a program called gBETA. gBETA will offer a free ...