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Aqua Indiana donates $10,000 to food banks

Aqua Indiana will donate $10,000 to three local food banks across its service territory to provide community support in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The $10,000 will be split between the following food banks: • Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana • Community Harvest Food Bank ...

Purdue University Fort Wayne staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Purdue University Fort Wayne was notified late Monday afternoon, April 6, by the Allen County Department of Department that a Purdue Fort Wayne staff member had tested positive for COVID-19. The employee lives in Fort Wayne. Indications are that the individual had only limited contact with ...

Only city-issued trash and recycling carts collected until May 3

The temporary restriction to limit residential garbage and recycling collection in Fort Wayne to city-issued carts only is being extended through at least May 3rd. During this time, residents should not place any additional bags, boxes, personal containers or bulk items out for collection. ...

New Haven Police accepting ‘lateral’ applications

The New Haven Police Department is now accepting lateral applications for full-time patrol officer positions. Qualified applicants must be certified in the state of Indiana and have one year of police experience. Lateral officers starting pay is $49,373.38 and they are eligible for a ...

Habitat for Humanity opens online shop

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Fort Wayne has opened an online "ReStore" at https://shoprestore.habitatgfw.com/. Given COVID-19 guidelines and temporarily halting all in-store shopping, the online shopping platform allows customers to browse for a collection of items from the store, make ...

Umi changes community meal, takeout schedules

Umi Fort Wayne will now serve lunches for those in need Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The restaurant has also changed the days it offers curbside takeout. Takeout will now be available from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. And, named after the head of its kitchen, ...

Latest Holcomb stay-at-home order imposes new limits on businesses

Gov. Eric J. Holcomb Monday issued a new two-week stay at home order designed to limit interactions among Hoosiers to increase containment of COVID-19. While the order chiefly continues as is, modifications and restrictions have been made to limit interactions among people. Here are some ...

Two more Allen County deaths from COVID-19; total cases now 87

Another two Allen County residents have died from COVID-19 and 11 have tested positive, bringing the total to 87 cases and six deaths as of Monday. Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found at the top of the Department’s COVID-19 webpage at ...

Allen County, New Haven mend fences over bridge repair dispute

"We're not mad at anybody," Allen County Commissioner Nelson Peters said in 2017 not longer after a cost dispute ended an agreement under which Fort Wayne and New Haven paid the county to maintain their bridges. "We would welcome them back." At least one of those rhetorical bridges could be ...

Downtown Improvement District cleaning program adds sanitizer

In an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District's Clean & Green Program has added the periodic sanitizing of commonly touched outdoor surfaces to their ongoing maintenance efforts. Utilizing a Registered EPA and Certified American Chemistry ...

PBS Fort Wayne expands programming on COVID-19, mental health

PBS Fort Wayne is expanding its live local discussion on the mental health impacts of the novel coronavirus. Coronavirus: A Mental Health Roundtable can now be seen weekly on Mondays, from 7:30 p. m. to 8 p.m. Dr Jay Fawver hosts this special edition of Matters Of The Mind, a live roundtable ...

Man in custody following police standoff

A man was arrested Monday morning following a standoff with police. Fort Wayne Police officers were called to 4200 Weisser Park Ave. around 7 a.m. regarding a man involved in a domestic situation. Tyrone White, 38, was reported to be armed and having mental health issues. Occupants of the home ...

Science Central closed to public until further notice

Due to health concerns associated with the Coronavirus and in cooperation with Gov. Eric Holcomb's stay-at-home order, Science Central has cancelled all programs, events and outreaches through Tuesday, April 21 and will be closed to the public until further notice. To foster science learning ...

Another Allen County resident dead from COVID-19; total cases now 76

Another Allen County resident has died from COVID-19 and nine have tested positive, bringing the total to 76 cases and four deaths 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 ...

Fort Wayne man in custody after vehicle pursuit-turned-standoff

Officers from the Indiana State Police, Fort Wayne Police Department and the Allen County Police Department became involved in a high speed vehicle pursuit on Allen County’s west side around 8 a.m. Sunday morning. The pursuit eventually turned in to a barricaded standoff in the suspect’s ...

Artists sought for five downtown ‘Art This Way’ murals

Art This Way is accepting applications for five murals located at the former Utopian Coffee building at 222 Pearl St. in Downtown Fort Wayne. The theme of the mural projects is "inclusion." Art This Way is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, Turnstone Center for ...

County taking orders for road dust-control applications

Allen County residents who want the the county Highway Department to apply dust control material to their stone and gravel roads this spring can now mail in their applications. Residents will have until May 8 to sign up. Applications can be found online at allencounty.us/highway-department. ...

Health Department warns: Beware of ticks

Spring has arrived, and with it comes ticks that can pose serious health hazards, and the Department of Health is reminding the public of steps they can take to protect themselves from exposure. Ticks are small, insect-like creatures found throughout Indiana in grassy and wooded areas. They ...