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No Mother’s Day downtown trolleys this year thanks to COVID-19

Local News

For the last four years, the Downtown improvement District has sponsored Mother's Day Downtown trolleys. But this year, in consideration of restrictions on the number of persons in a gathering and with the safety of staff, business owners and the public in mind, the trolleys will not be running ...

Manchester University moves 2020 commencement to fall

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Manchester University has moved its 2020 commencement ceremonies to October. Like many high schools, colleges and universities across the nation, Manchester had been struggling in the age of COVID-19 to find a way to best honor the Class of 2020 so the universitym with campuses in North ...

Fiber Arts Festival cancelled

Local News

The 2020 Fiber Arts Festival at Salomon Farm Park has been cancelled due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak response. The annual event was scheduled to take place on May 15-16. For complete information about cancelled/postponed events and activities, go to fortwayneparks.org. Find virtual ...

Another Allen County COVID-19 death; total now 19 with 231 cases

Local News

Another Allen County resident has died and 35 have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 231 cases and 19 deaths Thursday. 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 ...

Sen. Young to serve on congressional COVID-19 economic task force

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U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., has been selected by President Donald Trump to serve on a bipartisan Congressional Economic Task Force that force will provide counsel to the president on the re-opening of America in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. “American families, workers, and ...

KEVIN LEININGER: Safety and civics set to collide at the ballot box

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In the midst of a deadly pandemic, Wisconsin voters went to the polls last week after the state and U.S. supreme courts overturned Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' last-minute attempt to delay the vote. The result, according to media accounts, was chaotic: People who voted in person, many wearing ...

Indiana virus deaths near 500 as job losses keep rising

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s number of coronavirus-related deaths in one month has tripled the state’s typical level of flu deaths over a seven-month period. More than 100,000 people also filed new unemployment claims in Indiana last week amid the economic fallout from business and ...

Sen. Braun to appear on PBS COVID-19 forum Friday at 7 p.m.

Local News

U.S. Sen. Mike Braun is scheduled to participate in CORONAVIRUS: A Live Community Forum on Friday, April 17, at 7 p.m. on PBS Fort Wayne. Braun, R-Indiana, is to join this hour-long conversation from his home in Jasper. The broadcast updates the evolving local, state and national response to ...

Latest COVID-19 death brings county total to 25, cases at 196

Local News

Another Allen County resident has died and 25 have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 196 cases and 18 deaths Wednesday. 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 ...

Man charged with murder in connection to house fire

Local News

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 ...

Indiana’s coronavirus deaths nearly quadruple in 2 weeks

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak has nearly quadrupled since the beginning of April as state health officials on Wednesday reported 49 additional deaths. The new COVID-19 death reports occurred between March 28 and Tuesday, increasing the state’s ...