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Man charged with murder in connection to house fire

A 31-year-old Fort Wayne man faces a murder charge in collection with an April 10 fire at a house in which three people were found dead. Fort Wayne Police picked up two persons of interest Tuesday around 8 p.m. after receiving information that led them to J. Trinidad Ramirez and another person ...

New Haven mayor to discuss COVID-19 on Facebook at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday

New Haven Mayor Steve McMichael will answer questions he has received about the COVID-19 virus during a live Facebook session at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 15. U.S. Sen. Mike Braun will also talk about the CARES Act and COVID-19. Information about many New Haven services is available online ...

Three more COVID-19 deaths in county; total cases now 171

Another three Allen County residents have died and six have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 171 cases and 17 deaths Tuesday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at ...

KEVIN LEININGER: Why isn’t church as ‘essential’ as carry-out pizza?

"Making recommendations on sacraments does exceed my authority and expertise." Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan said that last month when I asked what churches were supposed to do about communion in the age of government-induced isolation. "It's preferred that no ...

Zoo opening day delayed indefinitely but support needed now, officials say

For the past 56 years, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo has always opened as scheduled. But not this year, thanks to COVID-19. "We do not yet know when we will be able to open to the public, but we are in close contact with local health officials, and we will open as soon as officials tell us ...

Three fire victims identified; one called a homicide

The three people found in the house fire in the 1800 block of Rosemont Drive April 10 have been identified -- and at least one of the deaths was a homicide, according to the Allen County Coroner's office. Fort Wayne Police Department discovered the fire and requested Fort Wayne Fire ...

Two more county deaths from COVID-19; total cases now at 165

Another two Allen County residents have died and nine have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 165 cases and 14 deaths Monday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 ...

AWS Foundation awards $138,190 in COVID-19 emergency grants

AWS Foundation has awarded a total of $138,190 in COVID-19 related emergency grants to 29 different nonprofit organizations in Northeast Indiana. The grants are designed to support activities such as food distribution, virtual services, personal protective equipment (PPE) and other emergency ...

Fort Wayne State Police post welcomes three new troopers

The Indiana State Police post in Fort Wayn has three new troopers. Alejandro Hernandez, Trooper Adam Kitson, and Trooper Benjamin Walker, were previously assigned to the ISP Toll Road Post. Hernandez is a 2013 graduate of Eastside High School in Butler. In 2016 he completed an associate’s ...

Local 911 celebrates National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

The Fort Wayne / Allen County 911 Center is celebrating National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week April 12-18) This week celebrated every year and honors the thousands of men and women who answer and dispatch emergency 911 calls and render life-saving assistance. Consolidated ...

NACS to open online kindergarten enrollment Monday

The Northwest Allen County Schools will open online enrollment for incoming kindergarteners for the 2020-2021 school year beginning Monday, April 13. As a result of the stay-at-home order from Gov. Eric Holcomb to diminish the spread of COVID-19, a link to an online form for parents and ...

14 more COVID-19 cases in county; total now 156

Another 14 Allen County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 156 cases Sunday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and will be time-stamped to keep ...

Three more county COVID-19 deaths; total cases at 142

Another three Allen County residents have died from COVID-19 and 13 have tested positive, bringing the total to 142 cases and 12 deaths Saturday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at ...

Young announces $668 million for Indiana hospitals and health care providers

U.S. Sen. Todd Young has announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will begin the distribution of relief funds for Indiana hospitals and medical providers from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which was recently passed by Congress and ...

City buses to reduce hours starting Monday

Beginning Monday, April 13, and until further notice, Citilink will reduce service hours due to COVID-19. The new service hours will be Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the last line up at Central Station at 3:15 p.m. Call customer service at 260-432-4546 if you need essential ...

17 more COVID-19 cases in county; total now 129

Another 17 Allen County residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 129 cases Friday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allencountyhealth.com/covid-19 and will be time-stamped to keep ...