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Shindigz opens new corporate headquarters in downtown Fort Wayne

Shindigz, one of the country’s largest party supply companies, is now open for business in downtown Fort Wayne. Mayor Tom Henry and Shindigz leaders opened the company's new headquarters in the historic building on the southeast corner of Wayne and Harrison. The building, now called called ...

City Council could give final OK to water-rate increase Tuesday

City Council on Tuesday is expected to consider rate increases for water service slightly lower than those it approved by a 7-2 vote last June. The increase approved last year would have phased in an average monthly increase of about $1.50 over five years, beginning this year. The proposal was ...

Fort Wayne airport gets $9.2 million federal grant

Fort Wayne International Airport will receive a $9.2 million federal grant, Sen. Todd Young announced Thursday. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program (AIP) supplemental grant will support the expedited conclusion of the airport's apron-improvement project ...

Opening of riverfront park delayed due to weather

Due to wet weather, the opening of the riverfront Promenade Park will be delayed until Aug. 9-11, the city announced Wednesday. The park's grand opening had been scheduled for June 21-23, but recent wet weather has made it more difficult for construction crews to complete work on certain ...

Hotel proposed on Coventry Lane

Another hotel could be coming on the city's southwest side. Superhost Enterprise of Naperville, Ill., has asked the Fort Wayne Plan Commissions for permission to erect a four-story hotel on Coventry Lane adjacent to the recently demolished Coventry theater. The company is seeking a waiver ...

New Allen Superior Court position will help with protection orders

Victims of violence will soon have a new resource available to assist in the filing of protection order requests in Allen Superior Court. The court is recruiting candidates for the new position of protection order specialist. The position was approved in March by Allen County Council. More ...

Jaylon Smith launches minority entrepreneurship program

Dallas Cowboys star linebacker and Ft. Wayne native Jaylon Smith has announced the launch of a new program to provide purpose and social impact for emerging minority entrepreneurs. The Jaylon Smith Minority Entrepreneurship Institute (MEI) is intended to connect impact investors to quality ...

Baseball cages coming to Hamilton Park

Baseball players with the Hamilton Park Little League will soon have batting cages at their diamonds at Hamilton Park as a way to improve their hitting skills and encourage more participation in baseball. The project is a result of a partnership between the city of Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne ...

UPDATED: Former local NAACP president, Michael Latham Sr., dies at 58

The Rev. Michael Latham Sr., who as president of the Fort Wayne NAACP was one of the city's leading civil-rights advocates for a decade, has died at the age of 58. According to a statement issued by New Horizon Church at 2601 Alma Ave., where Michael Latham Jr. is senior pastor, the Alabama ...

‘Protecting Places of Worship’ seminar is May 31

A meeting for faith-based leaders and community members on how to prevent and respond to hate crimes against places of worship will be held from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 31, at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing. The Protecting Places of Worship Forum ...

Man arrested in connection with 2016 homicide

An arrest has bee made in concection to the Aug. 14, 2016 murder of Brian Quintana. Devyn Yancey, 19, was arrested Friday and taken to the Allen County Lockup on charges of murder, felony murder and robbery. In 2016 police were called to the 1900 Block of River Run Trail on reports of shots ...

Teachers can adopt a Guinea Pig without fees May 18

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is offering a “Teach Kindness” event to provide fee-waived Guinea Pig adoptions for teachers as a way to say thank you to the community’s hard-working educators. Educators are invited to come by the shelter at 3020 Hillegas Road on Saturday, May 18, ...

Fort Wayne UNITED job fair Thursday; more scheduled

Fort Wayne UNITED’s May Spring Job Fair will be held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, and additional job fair dates at the same time and location have been added on June 13, July 11, Aug. 8 and Sept. 12. C1 Truck Driver Training will participate in ...

Man ‘critical’ after beating on Broadway

A man was severely beaten in the 1400 Block of Broadway Monday morning. A motorist called police after seeing what appeared to be some type of altercation. Officers found an adult male lying on the sidewalk suffering from multiple injuries. The victim was transported by paramedics to a local ...