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Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana this year’s ‘Penny Pitch’ recipient

Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana will be the sole recipient of funds raised in the 72nd annual Penny Pitch effort by radio station WOWO, 1190AM/107.5FM. Established in 1944 by volunteers looking to help friends and family cover the cost of medical bills by working in sewing circles to make ...

Man gets 188-month sentence for robbing bank

Markell Palmer-Tate, 27, of Fort Wayne, has been sentenced to 188 months in prison for bank robbery by U.S. District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty. The term will be followed by 3 years of supervised release. According to documents in the case, on April 11, 2016, Palmer–Tate and his two ...

City offers help to keep animals safe in cold weather

With our first taste of cold weather this weekend, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control reminds residents that they can contact the shelter to receive free straw bedding for their pets. Straw is the best and safest way to provide warmth for pets who spend a lot of time outside. Blankets hold ...

Part of Promenade Park closed for upgrades through February

Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation will be closing the Parkview Tree Canopy Trail in Promenade Park Wednesday to complete scheduled upgrades to the structure, including new handrails. The trail is scheduled to remain closed through the end of February 2020 as the work is completed. To ensure ...

Men sentenced on child molesting, theft and confinement

Two men are facing prison terms: one for child molesting and the other for theft and criminal confinement. Curtis L. Williams was sentenced Tuesday to a total of 114.5 years for multiple counts of Child Molesting. A jury convicted Williams after an October trial for repeatedly molesting a ...

Arrest made in July 4 shooting

Fort Wayne Police Department Gang Unit and Narcotic Units arrested Carlos Avila on outstanding warrants that included attempted murder. He was arrested in a home at 5500 Kimberly Drive Monday around 5 p.m. Avila was wanted for the July 4, shooting of Javis Asher at 1900 Hobson Road. The ...

Police seek help to ID burglary suspect

Fort Wayne Police are looking for a man in connection with an Aug. 24 burglary in the early morning hours in the 1100 block of DeGroff Street. The suspect entered the house while the victims were home, stealing the victims' purse/wallet. The suspect(s) then used the victims credit cards at ...

Man will be deported after serving drug sentence

Carlos Prado, 40, of Fort Wayne, Indiana, has been sentenced to 70 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to distribution of methamphetamine. He will be deported upon the completion of his sentence. According to documents in the case, in July ...

Cooking equipment firm plans $4.5 million expansion in New Haven

A commercial cooking equipment company's $4.5 million expansion will bring a 38,500-square-foot facility and three new jobs to a blighted area just east of New Haven. Accutemp, which makes steamers, griddles, skillets and other items for the food-service industry, is seeking a tax abatement ...

FWCS schedules meetings to explain district’s REPAIR program

Fort Wayne Community Schools will host four meetings this month to share plans for the third phase in the district’s REPAIR program. The FWCS Board of School Trustees is considering a referendum on the May 5, 2020, ballot for a $130 million bond program to make improvements at 33 school ...

Foellinger Foundation president and CEO to step down

Cheryl K. Taylor, Foellinger Foundation president and CEO, will step down from her position on May 31, 2020. Taylor has served the foundation since 1990 and as president and CEO since 2001. Created in 1958, the foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Allen County that serve children and ...

Police seeking man who dragged officer

The Fort Wayne Police Department is looking for a man wanted for resisting law enforcement with injury (he dragged an officer who had responded to a man-down call), possession of a stolen vehicle and felony fleeing in a vehicle. The man should be considered armed and dangerous, and no one ...

Second man arrested in Runnion murder

A second arrest has been made in connection with the Oct. 13 shooting death of Pablo Vasquez on Runnion Street. Fort Wayne homicide and vice and narcotic Detectives arrested Anthony Mitchell, 19, for murder, felony murder and attempted robbery resulting in serious bodily injury. Mitchell, who ...

Repeat offender gets 58 years for child molesting

James B. Jenkins has been sentenced to a total of 58 years for two counts of child molesting, according to the Allen County Prosecutor's office. Jenkins, who was found guilty by a jury last month, was was convicted for molesting a young child between May, 2005, and June, 2007. Jenkins was ...

Drug raid results in numerous felony charges

Antonio L. Vaughn, 38, faces multiple felony charges after members of the Fort Wayne Police Department Vice & Narcotics Division and the FWPD Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 1115 Hamilton Ave. Friday. Acting on a tip, police started an investigation into narcotics ...

Fort Wayne Police seeking adult crossing guards

The Fort Wayne Police Department is in need of adult guards for several locations around the city. The adult guards, better known as school crossing guards, are needed to assist school-aged children with crossing the street at busy intersections at their arrival and dismissal from ...