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Jan. 6 crash claims life of Fort Wayne man

A Jan. 6 traffic accident has claimed the life of a Fort Wayne man. William A. Voirol, 80, was driving a vehicle involved in a crash with a second motor vehicle at the intersection Dupont and Pinemills roads around 7:41 a.m. Voirol was taken to a local hospital, where he remained until his ...

Health Department advises the public to take precautions against flu

Local public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes in response to recent increased flu activity. Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan is advising healthcare facilities impose the ...

UPDATED: 8-year-old boy wounded Sunday upgraded to ‘stable’ condition

An 8-year-old boy who suffered life-threatening injuries in a shooting early Sunday morning in the 3200 bock of Logan Avenue has been upgraded to stable condition, according to Fort Wayne Police. At approximately 1:57 a.m. police responded to a report of a shooting and found the boy inside a ...

City program offers no-interest loans for some home repairs

The city's Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services' Heating, Air Conditioning and Roof Program is now open to qualified residents. The program offers no-interest 10-year loans for heating/air conditioning replacement or roof replacement projects. Applicants must own their home, it must be ...

You can ‘Talk to a Lawyer’ on Jan. 20

Need an attorney but can't afford one? The Volunteer Lawyer Program and the Indiana State Bar Association will sponsor Talk to a Lawyer Today, a program that provides free legal consultation for those who cannot afford counsel, on Monday, Jan. 20. The event will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ...

Cost of Allen County recycling program to cost a lot more this year

The cost of a county-subsidized recycling program will go up this year -- way up. Under a three-year contract with Republic Services, Allen County had been paying $296,000 annually to operate six recycling trailers, five of them staffed. But Department of Environmental Management Director Tom ...

County’s first 2020 homicide victim identified

The man found dead along the railroad tracks near the 4600 block of Oxford Avenue Jan. 7 has been identified by the Allen County Coroner's office. Marlon Lee Kimbrough, 40, of Indianapolis, died from multiple gunshot wounds and was Allen County's first homicide of 2020. The incident remains ...

2019 was another record year for Fort Wayne’s Sweetwater

Sweetwater experienced another record-setting year in 2019. The Fort Wayne-based retailer of music instruments and pro audio gear reported sales of $805 million, up 11 percent from $725 million in 2018, which was also a record-breaking year. Sweetwater’s annual total sales increases have ...

Fort Wayne, Allen County offering free sand and sandbags

With the potential for flooding in the forecast for this weekend, the city of Fort Wayne and the Allen County Highway Department will be offering citizens free sand and sandbags. The Fort Wayne Street Department has placed sand in the parking lot of the ASH Centre, 1701 Freeman St., and the ...

Denise Anderson to lead Vincent Village

Denise Anderson has been named Vincent Villages new executive director and will begin her duties Jan. as the organization celebrates its 30th year of service. Anderson was selected after a national search to replace Denise Andorfer, who left the organization in October after eight years at ...

UPDATED: One dead, two injured in crash on I-69 Thursday; victim icdentified

One man was killed and two women were injured in an accident Thursday evening on Interstate 69 at the 315 mile marker. At approximately 7:45 p.m. Fort Wayne Police responded to calls that a vehicle was on its top and had struck the center median. Officers found a single vehicle with ...

City asks residents to keep storm drains clear

As forecasters are calling for heavy rain on Friday, Fort Wayne City Utilities has already placed pumps as a precaution, in neighborhoods prone to flooding. Pumps are in place, but not running, at the intersection of Old Mill Road and Fairfax Avenue, Hartman Road, Wheaton Court, Fernwood Avenue ...

Man found near tracks was county’s first 2020 homicide

The man found dead Tuesday near the railroad tracks in the 4600 block of Oxford Street was Allen County's first homicide of 2020, the County Coroner's office has determined. The 40-year-old's identity will be released after relatives are notified. Cause of death was multiple gunshot wound(s). ...

Latest candidate filings

Filing began Wednesday for the May primaries and several candidates have already filed or announced their intention to do so. They include: * Incumbent Allen County Treasurer William Royce, Republican; * Incumbent Allen County Councilman Robert A. Armstrong, R-at large; * Incumbent Allen ...

Allen County neighborhoods group to meet Jan. 23

The Allen County Neighborhoods Association will hold its quarterly meeting Thursday, Jan. 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Omni Room in Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. Local attorney Josh Neal will answer legal questions pertaining to homeowners associations; County Commissioner Nelson ...

Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters to seek re-election

Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters, R-1st, was expected to file Wednesday for another term. Peters, a commissioner since 2005, has also served on County Council and has had various business interests within the community. In a statement, Peters said he has helped to strengthen economic ...