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Police seek information about man found dead near tracks

Fort Wayne police are seeking information about a man who was found near the railroad tracks at Meyer Road and Oxford Street on Tuesday, Jan. 7 around 9:04 a.m. Police pronounced the man dead on the scene and consider the death suspicious in nature. The black man did not appear to have been ...

Allen Superior Judge Wendy Davis to seek Circuit Court bench

The campaign to succeed Tom Felts as Allen Circuit Court judge has begun. Wendy Davis, an Allen Superior Court judge since defeating incumbent Ken Scheibenberger in 2010, tweeted Sunday that she will officially announced her candidacy Friday, noting that she is "thrilled at the opportunity to ...

Shooting death at airport an apparent suicide

A man died by apparent suicide Saturday at Fort Wayne International Airport. Shortly after noon Fort Wayne Police responded to airport in reference to a possible suicidal subject inside a vehicle in the parking lot. Upon Officers arrival witnesses said they had seen a male sitting in the ...

2019 was a very good year for Allen County: Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

When it came to economics, 2019 was a very good year for Fort Wayne and Allen County, according to a year-end report by Greater Fort Wayne Inc. In addition to setting new records for building construction and attracting and retaining talent, the community welcomed several new quality-of-place ...

Jan. 9 talk aims to help parents understand their kids’ temptations

"Parents just don’t understand" is a common phrase, so First Presbyterian Church and the Fort Wayne Police Department are teaming up to shed some light on what is misunderstood to help parents understand the vaping epidemic, social media trends and how to keep children safe. First ...

NCAA Division III basketball tourney tickets now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for the NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship, to be held on March 20 and 21 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. Tickets start at $45 for adults; $35 for students/seniors/military. Tickets include all seven games Friday and Saturday. Visit Fort ...

Northwest Allen County Schools to host job fair Feb. 29

Northwest Allen County Schools will host a job fair for adults at least age 18 seeking part-time or full-time employment. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29, at Carroll Middle School, 4027 Hathaway Road. Multiple stations will be arranged in the school’s ...

Circuit Judge Tom Felts won’t seek re-election in 2020

Allen Circuit Court Judge Thomas Felts will not seek re-election in 2020 for a fourth term on the bench. Felts was first elected to the Allen Circuit Court bench in 2002 and has served as a judicial officer for more than 30 years. “After much thought, prayer and conversation with my ...

UPDATED: Monday shooting victim identified

The Allen County Coroner's office has identified a man killed in a Monday afternoon shooting. Larry Montreal Briggs, 27, of Fort Wayne, was found down in the 3000 block of Central Avenue and pronounced deceased at the scene. Cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds, making Briggs the 29th ...

New Haven officials to be sworn in Tuesday at 3 p.m.

New Haven officials taking office Jan. 1 will be sworn in during a public ceremony today, Dec. 31, at 3 p.m. at the New Haven Community Center, 7500 Indiana 930 (behind McDonald's). After an opening ceremony that will feature remarks by outgoing Mayor Terry McDonald, Fort Wayne City Clerk Lana ...

Pay what you want at Fantasy of Lights New Year’s Eve

As a “thank you” to patrons, Blue Jacket is bringing an end to this year’s Fantasy of Lights by bringing back the “Pay What You Want Night,” on New Year’s Eve from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m at Franke Park. The annual event, in its 25th year, is on pace to have more than 20,000 cars go ...

Eagle Marsh to expand by 40 acres

Eagle Marsh, one of the largest urban wetland restorations in the country, has gained a new 40-acre addition, bringing the southwest Fort Wayne nature preserve up to a total of 831 acres. Little River Wetlands Project, the local nonprofit land trust which co-owns Eagle Marsh, purchased the ...

Allen Superior Court judges elect leadership team

Allen Superior Court’s Board of Judges has elected the leadership team that will guide the court for the next two years. Judge Andrea R. Trevino will serve a two-year term as chief judge, beginning Jan. 1. The chief judge has certain leadership and administrative responsibilities, including ...

Another ‘mixed-use’ project coming downtown?

Could another big "mixed-use" project be coming to the heart of downtown Fort Wayne? Nothing's official yet, but don't bet against it. A sign posted in the parking lot at East Wayne and Clinton street is advertising "future mixed-use potential," along with a rendering of what such a ...

Police seeking help identifying home-invasion suspect

Police are looking for the people involved in a home invasion on Stardale Drive Dec. 7. Around 1 a.m. three people smashed out the rear patio door glass of the home and, after making entry, they began ransacking the rooms. The victim, who was asleep in a bedroom, woke up as the suspects ...