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Botanical conservatory will be a cooling station starting Thursday

The lobby of the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory will serve as a cooling station due to high temperatures and heat indices forecast for our area. The cooling station will be available from noon-6 p.m. beginning Thursday and running through Sunday. The conservatory is at 1100 S. ...

Trash collection to begin an hour early starting Tuesday due to heat

Due to forecasts of high temperatures and potentially dangerous heat indexes, city garbage and recycling will begin one hour earlier than usual, effective Tuesday, July 16. Until further notice, neighborhood collection will begin at 5 a.m. instead of 6 a.m.

Got a phone call about missing jury duty? It’s a scam

A recurring scam involving phone calls claiming that the recipient has missed jury duty and owes a fine have surfaced again in Allen County. The calls have been reported several times recently and originate from a 260 area code telephone number. An individual claiming to be a law enforcement ...

Allen County launches program to combat drug use

An ambitious effort to combat substance use disorder in Allen County is underway. At three locations in Allen County, a total of 71 new sober living beds are now open to help treat people fighting substance use disorder, including opioid use. Representatives from Allen Superior Court, Allen ...

Four area students win pro-life scholarships

Four area residents are among five Indiana students receiving Thomas Marzen Memorial Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. The scholarship helps young Hoosier leaders with proven backgrounds of pro-life involvement in pursuing college studies. 2019 scholarship winners include: ...

New Haven Police chief to retire

New Haven Police Chief Henry McKinnon is retiring, according to the department's Facebook page. McKinnon served New Haven for over 23 years, including time as road patrol, D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T Officer, Student Resource Officer, detective and deputy chief. "We will miss him, but wish him ...

Free teen driving program coming to Fort Wayne Aug. 3 and 4

The national free teen defensive driving program B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible and Keep Everyone Safe) will make its first stop ever in Fort Wayne, visiting Purdue University Fort Wayne on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 3 and 4. Utilizing vehicles provided by Kia Motors, the B.R.A.K.E.S. program ...

Paving on Dupont Road begins today; traffic lanes affected

Beginning Friday, July 12, road crews will begin work on the final paving of Dupont Road between Lima and Coldwater roads. Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with occasional closures as equipment shifts from one side to the other. Additionally, traffic signals at several ...

Habitat for Humanity launches repair program for veterans

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne has launched a new repair program for veterans. Veterans in Allen, Huntington and Wells counties can now apply to have repairs completed through a new program called the Veteran’s Repair Assistance Program. The program was originally founded by ...

City to use $3.86M million to boost quality of life, cash reserves

The city will use $3.86 million in unanticipated income taxes collected by the state to improve quality and life and the city's cash reserves, Mayor Tom Henry announced Thursday. The city's portion is part of the $6.8 million recently returned by the state to units of governments in Allen ...

Nominations sought for ‘diversity awards’

Welcoming Fort Wayne and its supporting organizations are accepting nominations for the annual Welcoming Fort Wayne Diversity awards, which celebrate the contributions of immigrants and refugees to the greater Fort Wayne community. The award nomination form can be found at www.welcomingfw.org ...

I&M warning customers to avoid phone scams

Scammers impersonating Indiana Michigan Power representatives are targeting utility customers, the company warns. These scams are not unique to I&M and have been reported across the U.S. targeting customers of various utility companies. They generally work like this: • Customers receive ...

Three Rivers Festival events will close some streets

Several Fort Wayne streets will be closed at various times during this year's Three Rivers Festival On Saturday, July 13, these streets will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the opening day parade: • W. Wayne Street from Fairfield to Rockhill • W. Main Street from Runnion to ...

Fort Wayne hearing on I&M rate-hike request will be July 16

A field hearing will be held in Fort Wayne by the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to hear public comments on the rate-increase petition of Indiana Michigan Power Company (I&M). The hearing will be 6 p.m. July 16 in Purdue University Fort Wayne's Walb Student Union - Classic Ballroom, ...