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New Haven Police accepting ‘lateral’ applications

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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, ...

34 more COVID-19 deaths in Indiana, death toll rises to 173

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Thirty-four more Indiana residents have died from COVID-19, boosting the state’s death toll during the pandemic to 173 as its confirmed coronavirus cases surged past 5,000, state health officials said Tuesday. The 34 new deaths reported Tuesday were the largest number ...

11 virus deaths at one central Indiana nursing home

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Eleven residents of a central Indiana nursing home have died from COVID-19 while the overall state toll from the disease caused by the coronavius has risen by 12 to 139, state health officials said Monday. In addition to the 11 dead at the Bethany Pointe Health Campus in ...

NTSB: School district shares blame for crash that killed 3

Indiana State News

ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that a northern Indiana school district is partially to blame for a 2018 crash that killed three siblings crossing a rural highway to reach their stopped school bus. The wreck was caused by a pickup truck driver’s ...

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

Local News

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 ...

Allen County, New Haven mend fences over bridge repair dispute

Local News

"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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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

Local News

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 ...

Indiana virus death toll now 139, total cases near 5,000

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Twelve more COVID-19 deaths have driven Indiana’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic to 139, while the total number of cases approached 5,000, state health officials said Monday. With 536 new cases confirmed, the total number of Indiana residents known to have the ...

Masks could be additional deterrent to virus

Coronavirus

The use of facemasks during the COVID-19 pandemic has been revived as a matter of general concern in the U.S., not only because there is a great need for them among health workers, but because of a growing opinion that everyone should be wearing them. The Centers for Disease Control and ...

THE LAST WORD: Evangelicals not to blame for COVID-19

Coronavirus

“The Road to Coronavirus Hell Was Paved by Evangelicals” — seriously? That was the headline on the March 27, 1,387-word op-ed piece in The New York Times, written by Katherine Stewart. Her column has received, and deserves, scathing rebuttals. Stewart, author of “The Power ...

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

Local News

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

Local News

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 ...

Direct-to-market farmers struggling amid pandemic

Indiana State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Some farmers who sell directly to restaurants, schools and other places that have temporarily closed amid coronavirus outbreak have been left looking for new customers. John Piotti, president of the American Farmland Trust, a national group that works to protect farms, ...