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Fort Wayne to provide animal-control services for New Haven

Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is now providing animal control services to the residents of New Haven. Fort Wayne and the city of New Haven have entered into an agreement allowing Fort Wayne officers to uphold New Haven’s ordinances and respond to calls of stray dogs running loose, ...

FWCS asks public to ‘Join the Band’

The Fort Wayne Community Schools Foundation is asking people to “Join the Band” by contributing to the b Instrumental program and participate in a social media challenge. The “I’m With the Band” social media challenge kicked off Wednesday at Sweetwater Sound with Sweetwater Founder ...

County offers tips for those attending ‘Violins of Hope’ Thursday

The Allen County Board of Commissioners and the Allen County Courthouse Preservation Trust are offering some advice to people planning to attend the Violins of Hope Concert on Thursday, Nov. 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Allen County Courthouse: • Enter the Courthouse from the east side of the ...

Fort Wayne men sentenced on drug, firearms charges

William McCloud, 69, of Fort Wayne, has been sentenced to 120 months in prison after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. The sentenced handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady ...

Final phases of riverfront development to be revealed Dec. 5

Want to learn more about the second and third phases of Fort Wayne's riverfront development? You'll get two chances Dec. 5. City officials and consultants from Land Collective will present final renderings and recommendations at public meetings scheduled for 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Park ...

‘Night of Lights’ returns downtown on Nov. 27

The Christmas season will officially begin downtown with the return of the "Night of Lights" on Nov. 27. HolidayFest begins with the “Night of Lights” lighting of the iconic Santa and His Reindeer, Merry Christmas Wreath, Northern Lights, and many more. Downtown churches will ring their ...

Electric Works to promote trades, minority- and women- owned businesses

The Electric Works development team will utilize the Phase 1 construction process to support women- and minority-owned businesses and strengthen area trade apprenticeship programs through an agreement with local nonprofit Joshua’s Hand. The partnership provides the basis for a three-year ...

Regional Cities program making $250,000 available for projects

The Northeast Indiana Regional Development Authority (RDA) Tuesday said it will make available $250,000 of the initial $42 million of Regional Cities initiative funding remaining to invest in an additional project or multiple projects in the 11-county region. The funding comes from savings ...

Kroger’s ‘Fight Cancer Day’ raises nearly $45,000

The 41st annual Kroger “Fight Cancer Day” raised nearly $45,000, bringing the total since the program started to more than $5 million. Todd Graham, district manager for Kroger in northeast Indiana, presented checks Tuesday to the American Cancer Society, Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana ...

Democrats to fill Sharon Tucker’s County Council seat Nov. 22

Sharon Tucker's unopposed election last week to represent the 6th District on City Council starting in January means she will no longer be able to serve on Allen County Council. So the Allen County Democratic Party will conduct a caucus to select someone to complete her term. The caucus will ...

Drones to inspect I&M transmission lines

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) will use aerial drones to inspect transmission lines over Allen, DeKalb and Steuben counties beginning as early as Tuesday, Nov. 12, and continuing through next week. Weather may impact the schedule. The drone inspection of wires and poles is occurring over ...

Snow caused problems for motorists — and police

Fort Wayne's first major snow of the season created some extra work for city police. Fort Wayne Police responded to 95 accidents between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m. Tuesday, not counting calls the department couldn't get to or slide-offs, which are coded differently. The calls included 85 property ...

10 neighborhoods get improvement grants from the city

Ten Fort Wayne neighborhoods will see improvements thanks to grants from the city. Last year, the Community Development Division launched the Neighborhood Improvement Grant program, which is designed to support neighborhood projects that beautify public spaces and strengthen community ...

Need a new furnace? City loan program could help

As local residents start to turn on their heat for the season, some may find their furnaces aren’t working. For those who may not be able to afford a new furnace or can’t take on a traditional loan, the city's Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services is offering a zero interest loan ...

Property tax payments are due Nov. 12

Fall property tax payments are due Tuesday, Nov. 12, according to Allen County Treasurer William Royce. Payments must be in the treasurer's office or postmarked by Nov. 12 to avoid penalty. The office will be closed on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veteran’s Day. The fall tax bill was ...