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City’s public art master plan to be revealed at Jan. 29 celebration

The city of Fort Wayne Public Art Commission invites residents to the reveal of the public art master plan, called Art for All. The event will be Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Arts United Center in the Ian Rolland Gallery, 303 E. Main St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and a brief presentation begins ...

Rep. Jim Banks seeks wounded warrior for Fort Wayne office

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks is seeking a wounded warrior or medically retired veteran for his Fort Wayne district office. Through the Wounded Warrior Fellowship Program, the person chosen will work with the service member and veteran constituents to handle veteran-related casework and facilitate ...

City Parks Department is looking for public feedback

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department is conducting a Community Needs Assessment Survey to gather crucial feedback about parks, facilities and programs offered to Fort Wayne citizens. A randomly selected group of citizens will receive or have already received a questionnaire in the ...

New Rescue Mission expected to open this summer

After breaking ground in September 2017, the new $23.1 million Rescue Mission at 404 E. Washington Blvd. is expected to open this summer. The Rescue Mission has raised $19.1 million so far and is in the process of raising the final $4 million, which will go toward an expansion of its ...

Two men face federal drug-distribution charges

Two Fort Wayne men face federal drug charges. Steven Hecke, 44, and Samuel Battell, 34, were charged in a criminal complaint filed Jan. 15 with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and fentanyl, along with possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. ...

Program aims to ‘tie’ professionals to minority males

A new program will connect professional men and women with minority men and boys through neckties and professional attire. New Haven High School will be the first school to participate in the Fort Wayne UNITED Tie Day Program on Fridays. Students participating in the program attend the school ...

Fort Wayne UNITED director honored by the state

Fort Wayne UNITED Director Iric Headley has received the Freedom Award from the Indiana Civil Rights Commission. The award was given by Gov. Eric Holcomb at the 29th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Indiana Holiday Celebration Thursday in Indianapolis. Under Headley's leadership, Fort Wayne ...

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks to seek re-election

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks has filed to run for re-election to represent Indiana’s Third District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Banks has been congressman since Jan. 3, 2017, serving on the House Armed Services Committee, Veteran Affairs Committee and Education and Labor Committee. In a ...

Allen Superior Judge Nancy Eshcoff Boyer to retire June 15

Judge Nancy Eshcoff Boyer, the first woman ever to serve as an Allen County judge, will retire effective June 15. Boyer officially communicated her intent to retire to Indiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Loretta Rush Thursday after spending several days informing colleagues of her plans. ...

Tuesday shooting victim identified; police expect more shooting arrests soon

The man shoot and killed Tuesday has been identified by the Allen County Coroner's office. Diquan Q. Meriwether, 19, of Fort Wayne, was the victim of a shooting that occurred in the 2800 of Abbott Street. Cause of death was gunshot Wound to the chest, making Meriwether Allen County's second ...

Police seek teen who may be danger to himself

Police are seeking a 16-year-old boy who has made threats to harm himself. Thomas McClain is 5-3 and weighs 110 pounds. Police believe he is in the northeast area of Fort Wayne and have no clothing description because he has been missing (runaway) for a while. Anyone with information is asked ...

UPDATED: Apparent shooting leaves 19-year-old man dead, arrest made

A man is dead following a shooting Tuesday afternoon, and a woman has been arrested in the crime. Fort Wayne Police responded to Roseview Road in response to a report of a shooting the caller said had happened on Abbott Street at an unknown address. The 19-year-old victim was pronounced dead ...

City, county offices closed Monday for MLK Day; no trash delay

Governmental offices of the city of Fort Wayne and Allen County will be closed on Monday, Jan. 20, in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. City garbage and recycling collection will not be affected and will remain on schedule. City and county offices will resume regular business ...

ARCH lectures explore how our past makes our present and future better

The ARCH Inc. Fun & Free lecture series kicks off in January with an exploration of how Petula Clark’s classic song “Downtown” is a valuable guide to understanding our city today. Four following monthly installments through May cover topics ranging from our city’s railroad heritage ...

News-Sentinel.com offering digital subscriptions

Fort Wayne Newspapers announced Wednesday that it now offers paid subscriptions to its news websites including news-sentinel.com. Daily newspaper subscribers to the Journal Gazette will retain access to news-sentinel.com and journalgazette.net at no cost. All others will be able to read a ...

Boy, 13, shot after answering door

A 13-year-old boy was shot in the 3800 block of Euclid around 10:43 p.m. Monday. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Fort Wayne Police said it appears someone was knocking at the front door of the home and when the juvenile went to answer the door he was ...

United Way of Allen County announces new president and CEO

The United Way of Allen County has named Matthew Purkey its new president and CEO, effective Feb. 3 Purkey most recently served as financial manager in special operations for the United States Air Force (civilian) in Dayton, Ohio and is no stranger to the mission of United Way. He has led at ...