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FIRST IMPRESSIONS: BurgerFi

If you haven't noticed, News-Sentinel.com recently took nominations for a future vote on the best burgers in Fort Wayne. It made us salivate. Who doesn't like a good burger? And who doesn't like all of the options across the Summit City? BurgerFi opened its Coldwater Road location in ...

City awards 10 facade grants for 2018

Ten local businesses and organizations will receive city 2018 Commercial Façade Grants to improve their properties. This year's recipients are located in all quadrants of the city and are on well-traveled corridors and include: Nyla Jean Properties, 1434-1436 Wells St.; Hop River Brewing ...

UPDATED: Fort Wayne Police release names of Spatz Avenue shooting victims

A 40-year-old woman remains in critical condition after she and her 18-year-old daughter were shot early Wednesday morning, allegedly by the mother's ex-boyfriend. Courtney R. Madison was critically injured along with her daughter Kiara S. Jones, 18, who remained in stable condition ...

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: April 26 in photos

News-Sentinel.com takes a daily look back at some of the historical people and events from our archives for this day of the calendar year through the years. We hope you enjoy our gallery.

Fort Wayne murder suspect, Bryan L. Flowers, requests public defender

A man accused of a December shooting death that was seen on surveillance cameras will get a public defender to represent him in his court case. Bryan L. Flowers, 34, of the 2400 block of Oliver Street made his initial appearance Tuesday in Allen Superior Court on charges of murder and firearm ...

Smith Academy students replant trees along Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne

First, they received a brief tutorial. Then students from Smith Academy for Excellence dug into planting eight trees along the 600 block of West Main Street to replace others that had been cut down because they had begun crowding power lines. "I just want to help out," said Elijah Gibson, ...

Radio station WOWO wins national award for Penny Pitch

Fort Wayne radio station WOWO's annual "Penny Pitch" campaign has been honored by the National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation. WOWO recently received the foundation's "Celebration of Service to America" award in the medium-market radio category. The station's Penny Pitch ...

Portion of Dupont Road to close Monday for four months

The Dupont Road construction project moves into a new phase on Monday, closing the road to through traffic between Lima and Coldwater roads for about four months. The actual closure is between Salomon Farm and Dawsons Creek Boulevard/La Cabreah Lane. The road will be open only for local ...

Eastern Allen County in running for state grant

Eastern Allen County is still in the running to receive a grant under the state's Stellar Communities program. Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch Wednesday announced six regions as finalists for the 2018 program, including the New Allen Alliance, which comprises Allen County, Grabill, Leo-Cedarville, ...