Ft. Wayne

First Baby Box To Open In Central Indiana

Jun 21, 2018

The Hoosier State’s third baby box will be installed in a central Indiana fire station. Indiana lawmakers approved legislation this year to expand the state’s Safe Haven law to allow 24 hour fire stations to install baby boxes. 

Monica Kelsey is a firefighter and founder of Safe Haven Baby Box. She says the option is safe.

Sessions' Visit Draws Protests

Jun 14, 2018
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Araceli Gomez-Aldana
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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Fort Wayne Thursday afternoon to discuss the Trump administration’s immigration policies. During his remarks, Sessions strongly defended policies that separate undocumented children from their parents.

Walmart Opens Indiana’s Newest Milk Facility

Jun 13, 2018
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Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Walmart announced plans to build a milk processing plant in Fort Wayne back in 2016. Now the big box retail chain is opening the doors to Indiana’s newest milk processing facility. 

Local Attorney Tapped For Federal Post

Apr 12, 2018
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Rebecca Green

On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced the appointment of Fort Wayne attorney Holly Brady to the federal bench.

A 1991-graduate of Indiana University with a degree in English, Brady practices law at Haller & Colvin. She obtained her law degree from Valparaiso School of Law in 1994.

 

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The Indiana Task Force on Public Defense is touring the state to hear from attorneys, social workers, and citizens about strains on the public defense system.

House and Senate lawmakers waited until the final day of the session’s halfway point to advance their top priority for 2018: workforce development measures.

Allen County Confirmes Seven Flu-Related Deaths

Jan 25, 2018
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The Allen County Department of Health confirmed seven flu-related deaths this week and they are investigating additional cases. The department tracks influenza deaths by county of residence. 

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The North American International Auto Show will take place in Detroit beginning Saturday, and Fort Wayne will receive some spotlight at the event.

Purdue Trustees Told Of IPFW's Likely New Name

Feb 24, 2017
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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has completed a survey concerning the name change that will happen when the campus is reorganized.

During the ten days the online survey was in the field, more than 4,500 responses were submitted. About two-thirds came from current students and alumni, and they seemed to reject one of the two possibilities suggested to them. Chancellor Vicky Carwein told Purdue’s Trustees the name Purdue University Northeast didn’t find favor because the school’s acronym could be read as “puny.”