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Allen County Homeland Security Director Bernie Beier honored

Local News

Bernie Beier, director of Homeland Security for Allen County, is being recognized nationally for his work by the Government Technology & Services Coalition. Beier has been chosen to receive a 2019 Mission Award from the coalition’s publication, Homeland Security Today. The award honors ...

FWCS students to serve public Thanksgiving meal Tuesday

Local News

The FWCS Career Academy Culinary Arts program will celebrate Thanksgiving by offering a free meal from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the Bill C. Anthis Center, 1200 S. Barr St. The event is open to everyone. Students will prepare and serve turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green ...

Fill ‘Backpacks of Hope’ at Kelley Automotive

Local News

Kelley Automotive Group will again partner with Backpacks of Hope to help provide a little extra comfort to homeless people during the harsh winter season. Kelley employees and the public are encouraged to donate essential items to fill the backpacks that will be distributed to the needy in our ...

Part of Pufferbelly Trail to close Monday and Tuesday

Local News

A portion of the Pufferbelly Trail will be closed next Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 25 and 26, so the Allen County Highway Department can conduct repair work. The section to be closed is north of the Dupont Road overpass from the city limits to the trailhead near the Life Bridge Church. The ...

Home-improvement grant program targets Oxford neighborhood

Local News

Home improvements are coming to the Oxford neighborhood thanks to a new city program. Mayor Tom Henry Thursday joined representatives of Fort Wayne UNITED, the TenPoint Coalition, the Oxford Community Association and the local construction community to kick off of the TenPoint Façade Program. ...

Goshen Hospital: We failed to disinfect surgical tools

Indiana State News

GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — Nearly 1,200 surgical patients may have been exposed to hepatitis, HIV and other infectious diseases due to a sterilization failure, a northern Indiana hospital says. A Goshen Hospital sterilization technician failed to complete one crucial step in the sterilizing process ...

More security fencing coming to the Memorial Coliseum

Local News

The Memorial Coliseum is being surrounded. A $200,000 project that will install 4,000 feet of decorative fencing around the complex is set to enter its second phase soon, according to General Manager Randy Brown. As The News-Sentinel first reported last year, the 6-foot steel fencing is ...

$16M SDI La Farga expansion to create up to 30 new jobs in New Haven

Local News

SDI La Farga LLC plans to add up to 30 new jobs by the end of 2021 thanks to a $16 million expansion at its facility east of New Haven. Founded in 2010, the copper reclamation and production company is a joint venture between Steel Dynamics and the Barcelona, Spain-based La Farga Group. The ...

Indiana House speaker says he’ll retire after 2020 session

Indiana State News

NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The longest-serving leader of the Indiana House announced Tuesday that he will retire after the 2020 legislative session. Republican Speaker Brian Bosma told lawmakers that he would continue in the powerful position that largely controls which proposals are considered ...

Man detained after gunfire on Charlotte Avenue

Local News

A man firing a gun out of a house in the 900 block of Charlotte Avenue was detained by Fort Wayne Police Tuesday morning. At approximately 1:20 a.m. police to the residence after receiving reports of gunfire. Officers heard gunshots upon arrival and while maintaining a perimeter around the ...

Illegal immigrant sentenced on drug distribution charges

Local News

Jose Razo, 46, of Fort Wayne, has been sentenced to 262 months in prison by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute more than 5 kilograms of cocaine, 50 grams of methamphetamine and a 1 kilogram of heroin, ...

Thousands of teachers pack Indiana Statehouse for protest

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Several thousand teachers wearing red surrounded the Indiana Statehouse on Tuesday calling for better pay and more respect from the Republican-dominated state government in a protest that closed more than half of the state’s school districts for the day. The ...

FBI arrests Muncie mayor amid city investigation

Indiana State News

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana mayor has been arrested by FBI agents amid an ongoing federal investigation that’s resulted in the city’s former building commissioner pleading guilty to money laundering and wire fraud. An FBI spokeswoman says Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler was arrested ...

Box to leave a baby available near Indiana-Michigan border

Indiana State News

ANGOLA, Ind. (AP) — A fire station in northeastern Indiana is the latest place for parents to safely drop off a newborn child. A Safe Haven Baby Box was unveiled Monday in Angola. The fire station is just minutes from the Michigan border, which was a factor in the location. Before leaving ...