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E-scooter and bike test program coming to downtown Fort Wayne

Local News

VeoRide, a shared mobility company based in Chicago, is launching a test program of e-scooters and pedal bikes in downtown Fort Wayne. VeoRide was recently issued a permit from the city's Right of Way Department to begin a 16-month pilot program. The permit can be revoked at any time if the ...

First ‘County Night Out’ will be downtown on Sept. 11

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Fort Wayne residents are Allen County residents, too. That’s the message the Allen County Board of Commissioners hopes to get across at the first “County Night Out” to be held in downtown Fort Wayne. The first of the three fall events will take place in the Omni Room of Citizens Square, ...

Hillegas-W. California Road intersection to close for work Monday

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The Indiana Department of Transportation is scheduled to close the intersection of Hillegas and West California road on or after Monday, Sept. 9, weather permitting, as contractors rebuild and realign the sharp curve on West Coliseum Road that leads into the intersection with Hillegas. To ...

Chicago firm recommended to lead local planning effort

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The Fort Wayne and Allen County Land Use Governing Board is recommending that the city of Fort Wayne and Allen County hire Houseal Lavigne Associates to prepare the next community comprehensive plan. On Tuesday, an ordinance for approval of the contract will be introduced to Fort Wayne City ...

Woman sentenced for role in purse slayings

Indiana State News

ALBION (AP) — A four-year sentence has been handed a Roanoke woman for her role in the fatal shooting of two people last year in northern Indiana. Kyra Frost was charged with aiding in felony murder and aiding in armed robbery in the March 5, 2018, shooting deaths of 39-year-old Amanda ...

Indiana lands $2.1M grant to study pregnancy-related deaths

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is getting a $2.1 million federal grant to explore ways of reducing the state’s high rate of pregnancy-related deaths. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention will provide the State Department of Health with more than $420,000 a year for five years to ...

Police seeking identification in connection with robbery

Local News

The Fort Wayne Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying an individual in reference to an armed robbery at the Metro PCS located at 1622 Wells St. on Aug. 27. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Detective Bureau at (260) 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at ...

Victim of Tuesday crash identified

Local News

The Allen County Coroner’s office has identified the victim of a fatal motor vehicle crash near the 25.6 mile marker of I-469 around 1 a.m. on Sept. 3. Dawn M. Cole, 33, of Fort Wayne was pronounced dead at the scene. Cause of death was smoke inhalation and thermal burns. She is the 26th ...

$12.1M Dupont Road improvement project now complete

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The $12.1 million Dupont Road improvement project is now complete, adding travel lanes to the busy and growing corridor and pedestrian and bicycle infrastructure where it didn’t exist before. “This project has exceptional design features along with safer connections for walkers, ...

Second ‘Kiddie Academy’ to open on Illinois Road

Local News

Fort Wayne is primed for its second Kiddie Academy location. After finding success at their first local location on Coldwater Road, co-owners Hajira and Dr. Zubair Khan will open a second childcare site on the city's southwest side at 9336 Illinois Roadd. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Kiddie ...

Man sentenced in sexual exploitation of minors case

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Charles Tranter of Woodburn, 35, has bee sentenced to 60 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Holly A. Brady after pleading guilty to the receipt of material involving the sexual exploitation of minors. An iIndictment was filed against ...

Restored Salomon Homestead now open to the public

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Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel cut the ribbon Thursday on the newly restored Salomon Farm Homestead, which will officially open for public tours during the Fall Harvest Festival at Salomon Farm Park on Friday, Sept. 13 and Saturday, Sept. 14. The ...

Gas City woman arrested in death of 10-year-old stepdaughter

Indiana State News

GAS CITY, Ind. (AP) — A woman who reported her 10-year-old stepdaughter missing last weekend was arrested Wednesday in the girl’s death after her body was found hidden inside a plastic trash bag in a shed behind their home. Amanda D. Carmack, 34, was arrested after investigators found ...

Stabbing victim identified

Local News

The Allen County Coroner's office has identified Fort Wayne's latest homicide victim as Sean Lee Jordan. Jordan, 38, of Fort Wayne, was found in the 2100 Block of Strathmore Street on Aug. 31 around 6 p.m. suffering from sharp force injuries and was transported to a local hospital where death ...

Allen County building permits hit $1 billion mark faster than ever

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The value of construction permits in Allen County has surpassed $1 billion for the third consecutive year — and months earlier than ever before. The County Commissioners and Building Department announced Tuesday that $1.185 billion in permits had been issued by the department through August. ...

City saves $2 million by rebidding parking garage expansion

Local News

An unexpected $3.5 million increase in the cost of expanding a city-owned downtown parking garage has been reduced significantly. As The News-Sentinel reported Saturday, the city decided to seek new bids after a project that had been expected to cost $7 million increased by about 50 percent to ...

City launches free lead paint remediation program

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The city of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services is offering a lead paint remediation program to help protect children from the dangers of lead poisoning. In the United States more than 1 million children have been poisoned by lead from old paint. Chipping and peeling ...