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No Deal: Auto workers strike against GM in contract dispute

DETROIT (AP) — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers -- including about 3,900 at the truck plant in southwest Allen County, walked off General Motors factory floors or set up picket lines early Monday as contract talks with the company deteriorated into a strike. Workers shut ...

UPDATED: After four years, Edsall Avenue Bridge reopens

More than four years after deteriorating steel supports forced its closure, the Edsall Avenue Bridge has reopened to traffic. Mayor Tom Henry, residents and business representatives from the area, city officials and others celebrated the event with a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday afternoon on ...

UPDATED: Silver Alert cancelled for Fort Wayne teen

A Statewide Silver Alert has been cancelled for a Fort Wayne teen-ager reported missing Saturday. Vivian Alexis Ziko, 17, was last seen on Sept. 14 around 12 p.m. and was believed to be in extreme danger, possibly requiring medical assistance. But the alert was cancelled around 9:30 a.m. ...

Mayor Tom Henry, Tim Smith to debate Sept. 25

Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, in partnership with the local chapters of the College Democrats, College Republicans, and the Teenage Republicans, will present a Fort Wayne Mayoral Debate on Wednesday, Sept. 25, at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. Doors will open at ...

Southwest Allen County Schools head wins state superintendent honor

Dr. Philip Downs, superintendent of the Southwest Allen County Schools, has been named the Indiana Superintendent of the Year for 2020 by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents (IAPSS). As such, he becomes Indiana’s representative in the American Association of School ...

Shooting leaves man with ‘life-threatening injuries’

A shooting around 8 a.m. Wednesday left a man with life-threatening injuries, according to Fort Wayne Police. Officers responded to reports of gun shots in the 2700 block of Euclid Avenue and found a man suffering from apparent gunshot wounds in the front yard of a residence. Officers ...

Manchester University launches nursing program

Manchester University is launching a nursing program to address the growing need for nurses in Indiana and across the nation. Beth Schultz has joined the university as founding director and will work with Lea Johnson, vice president for health science initiatives, to guide the bachelor’s ...

Former Do It Best CEO, community icon Don Wolf dies at 90

Three months after being honored by Mayor Tom Henry at the company he led for 25 years, former Do It Best president and CEO Don Wold died Wednesday. He was 90. Wolf, who helped grow the company into a multi-billion-dollar international home improvement co-op, began his career at what was then ...

Proposed FWCS budget declines slightly in 2020; public hearing Monday

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Board of School Trustees on Monday, Sept. 9, reviewed the proposed 2020 budget, which projects a decrease of about 1 percent, or $3.4 million, in spending without making cuts to staff or programs. According to FWCS officials, some of the savings comes from ...

Celebrate Fort Wayne’s rivers in Promenade Park Sept. 29

Friends of the Rivers will host Fort Wayne’s first-ever World Rivers Day celebration on Sunday, Sept. 29. The event, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Promenade Park's Park Foundation Pavilion, will provide a chance to learn about and pay tribute to the St. Marys, St. Joseph and Maumee ...

Kensington Boulevard added to national historic register

Kensington Boulevard from East State to the Maumee River has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the nation’s official list of properties considered worthy of preservation. The historic district is within the North Anthony Area Association. The Kensington Boulevard ...

Saturday stabbing victim identified

The Allen County Coroner's office has identified the victim of a fatal stabbing on Saturday, Sept. 7. Kennedy Janae Laramore, 21, was found in the 1600 Block of Roosevelt Drive, suffering from sharp force injuries. She was transported by medics to a local hospital, where death was pronounced. ...

Professional soccer coming to Fort Wayne next year

Fort Wayne is getting a new professional soccer team. Fort Wayne FC soccer club, an expansion team of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL), will begin play in May 2020, Mayor Tom Henry and team officials announced Monday. The NPSL, a national outdoor soccer league at the fourth tier of ...