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Courtesy/Hall's Restaurants

South Side Neighborhood Restaurant Getting Back In The Carhop Business

When Don Hall's Original Drive In on Bluffton Road opened its doors in 1946, drive in restaurants were the rage, car hops delivered food to eager curbside customers, and "Buzzing Hall's" became the thing to do.

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Arts and Culture

Danielle Doepke / Danielle Doepke Photography

Middle Waves Artist Spotlight: Hip-Hop Artist R.O.E.

Chicago Hip-Hip artist, R.O.E. came to Fort Wayne last Saturday for Middle Waves Music Festival. In a performance at east Headwaters Park, he gave his cell phone number to audience members and all they had to do was text him #middlewaves to receive three of his tracks for free. WBOI’s Ben Clemmer called R.O.E. after his performance and spoke to him about his influences, the philosophy behind his work and performance, and when Fort Wayne audiences can expect see him again soon. Picture...

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State News

HUD Approves $4M Grant For West Calumet Housing Complex Demolition

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development gave the East Chicago Housing Authority $4 million Thursday to tear down a lead contaminated public housing complex. The West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana is the most contaminated section of a federal toxic waste cleanup site. Last spring, the city forced about a thousand residents to move out of the complex, a process that took nearly a year. The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development now approved local...

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Behind The Mic

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Jazz Host Unwinds For The Weekend With Friday Vibe

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe , unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

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Courtesy/Hall's Restaurants

When Don Hall's Original Drive In on Bluffton Road opened its doors in 1946, drive in restaurants were the rage, car hops delivered food to eager curbside customers, and "Buzzing Hall's" became the thing to do.

Abraham Schwab

With Republicans still reeling from their failure to repeal (and replace?) Obamacare, Democrats are pushing for single-payer health care.  

Purdue University

Purdue University President Mitch Daniels announced the selection of Ronald Elsenbaumer as Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s new chancellor. 

Danielle Doepke / Danielle Doepke Photography

Chicago Hip-Hip artist, R.O.E. came to Fort Wayne last Saturday for Middle Waves Music Festival. In a performance at east Headwaters Park, he gave his cell phone number to audience members and all they had to do was text him #middlewaves to receive three of his tracks for free.

WBOI’s Ben Clemmer called R.O.E. after his performance and spoke to him about his influences, the philosophy behind his work and performance, and when Fort Wayne audiences can expect see him again soon.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

Mayor Tom Henry unveiled his 2018 budget proposal and highlighted several priorities Thursday morning.

The U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development gave the East Chicago Housing Authority $4 million Thursday to tear down a lead contaminated public housing complex.

The West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana is the most contaminated section of a federal toxic waste cleanup site. Last spring, the city forced about a thousand residents to move out of the complex, a process that took nearly a year.

Lutheran Health Network Announces New Medical Campus

Sep 21, 2017
Lutheran Health Network

Lutheran Health Network announced plans to build a new hospital in downtown Fort Wayne. The new project will replace St. Joseph Hospital.

City of Fort Wayne

A new ordinance that aims to cut down on frequent emergency service calls to certain commercial properties was introduced at a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

Zach Bernard/WBOI News

State Auditor Tera Klutz launched her reelection campaign at Parkview Field in Fort Wayne on Wednesday afternoon.

UPDATE: In a statement late Friday, Duke Vice President George Hamrick said, Duke “determined that it is appropriate to post additional information related to emergency action plans for coal ash facilities….”

A federal rule from 2015 requires electric utilities to publish information on the safe disposal of coal ash. Hamrick says Duke last updated its emergency action plan before that rule went into effect, but, “after revisiting the issue… we agree it is appropriate to post additional information and make it available to the public.” 

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