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Before county sells Byron property, it wants to know where the graves are

Anyone who's seen the movie "Poltergeist" knows what can happen when somebody develops over an old graveyard. So before the Allen County Commissioners put the 120-acre Irene Byron campus on Lima Road up for sale, they'll spend $800 to find out where the bodies are buried. "We know where the ...

Police will be on alert for impaired driving in March

Drive sober or get pulled over. That’s the reminder coming from the Allen County Traffic Safety Partnership with two of the heaviest drinking events of the year around the corner: St. Patrick’s Day and the NCAA tournament. As a result, throughout March officers will be conducting overtime ...

River levels to drop Monday for sewer project

To prepare for a consolidation sewer project at the Third Street Pump Station, City Utilities will be lowering river levels to allow workers to clear the area for construction. The safety measure to lower the river levels will begin Monday, Feb. 24. The project is for the building of a ...

UPDATED: 15-year-old boy shot, killed; victim identified

A 15-year-old boy is dead following a shooting Wednesday night. At approximately 7:07 p.m. Fort Wayne Police responded to the 2800 block of Euclid Avenue reference a shooting. Officers arrived and located the victim lying in the alley between Euclid and Central Drive. The victim was ...

Girl surrendered at New Haven Baby Box

A healthy newborn baby was safely, legally and anonymously surrendered in a Safe Haven baby box at a fire station in New Haven Wednesday. The box was dedicated Dec. 31. The infant was then transported to a local hospital. “We are proud to have this resource available for the residents of New ...

County Highway Department to buy trucks with $2.25M Rainy Day Fund loan

Why take a bank loan — and pay interest — when you've got nearly $15.9 million stashed away for a rainy day? That's the theory behind the Allen County Highway Department's plan to borrow $2.25 million from the county's "Rainy Day Fund" the purchase of 10 trucks, which was expected to be ...

Northern Tool to open first Fort Wayne store Feb. 27

Northern Tool + Equipment will expand its Indiana presence by opening its first store in Fort Wayne on Feb. 27 at 1033 W. Washington Center Road. The company, which provides brand-name tools and equipment and will offer a complete parts, service and repair department, has more than 100 retail ...

Two face federal sentences for distribution of drugs in Fort Wayne

Two men face prison time on drug charges after being sentenced by U.S. District Judge Holly A. Brady. Gregory Huddleston, 39, of Fort Wayne, had pleaded guilty plea to distribution of a controlled substance and was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by five years of supervised ...

Franklin Electric reports fourth quarter earnings

(AP) Fort Wayne-based Franklin Electric Co. (FELE) has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $19.8 million. The company said it had net income of 42 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for restructuring costs, came to 43 cents per share. The results fell short of Wall Street expectations. The ...

AWS Foundation announces $667,755 in grants

The AWS Foundation recently awarded $667,755 in grants to17 non-profit organizations that benefit individuals with intellectual, developmental and physical disabilities in northeast Indiana. These organizations include: All for One Productions: $2,500 for a sensory-friendly performance. Arc ...

County Commissioners give final OK to Electric Works extension

In a vote that was as anticlimactic as it was important, the Allen County Commissioners Friday became the last of three governmental entities to approve a crucial deadline extension for the developers of Electric Works. In a unanimous 3-0 vote, the commissioners joined the city's Redevelopment ...

Man gets 78 months on drug, firearm charges

Lafayette L. Carr, 29, of Fort Wayne, has been sentenced to 78 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The sentence will be followed by two years of supervised release. According to documents in this ...

Feds give county $6.6 million to help replace five bridges

Allen County’s plans to replace five bridges over the next five to seven years will be receiving federal dollars to cover construction costs. The Indiana Department of Transportation informed the Allen County Highway Department this week that more than $6.6 million in federal funding has ...