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Fort Wayne Musicians Turn Up The Heat For Families In Need

Two years ago, Fort Wayne resident, Zoe Martin, shared a dream she had with her friend and neighbor, Jason Davis. Now that dream has come true, in the form of a creative grassroots charity called Dreamcatchers.

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Arts and Culture

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Fresh Spin Breathes New Life Into Dickens' Classic Tale

“A Christmas Carol,” by Charles Dickens, is a universally beloved holiday tale, and this year, First Pres Theater invited Fort Wayne director, Jack Cantey, to put a fresh new spin on this timeless classic.

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State News

State Tax Revenues Continue Slump In November

Indiana tax revenues continued their slump last month as the state nears the halfway point of its current fiscal year. Indiana took in $13 million less in taxes than expected in November, which puts the state nearly $150 million below target through five months of the fiscal year. The state has yet to exceed expectations for a single month in that period. That’s despite a second consecutive month of positive performances from both sales and individual income taxes. November’s collections put...

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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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Lilly Migraine Drug One Step Closer To Market

Dec 11, 2017

A new pain medication, part of Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly’s non-opioid pain management platform, took another step forward.

The drug is called galcanezumab. It’s one of three being crafted by Eli Lilly to treat chronic and serious pain. The medicine has shown promising results in a series of trials says Dr. Robert Conley, Lilly global development leader for migraine.

“Around 60 percent of our patients lost more than half of their headache days and some patients even got to 100 percent loss of headache,” says Conley

State Tax Revenues Continue Slump In November

Dec 11, 2017

 

Indiana tax revenues continued their slump last month as the state nears the halfway point of its current fiscal year.

Indiana took in $13 million less in taxes than expected in November, which puts the state nearly $150 million below target through five months of the fiscal year.

The state has yet to exceed expectations for a single month in that period.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will accelerate cleanup of 21 toxic waste sites across the country, including a lead- and arsenic-contaminated site in East Chicago, Indiana.

The EPA wants to expedite soil cleanup and finalize a plan for what to do with a now-abandoned public housing complex after it’s demolished at the USS Lead site in the northwest Indiana city.

Attorney David Chizewer says it’s not immediately clear if that’s helpful.

Curling Heats Up In Fort Wayne

Dec 11, 2017
Marney Carmichael

In 2006, while watching the Turin Winter Olympics on TV, Craig Fischer and his wife Jerri Mead became fascinated with the sport of curling. The couple was in search of an activity they could participate in with their Autistic son Grayson, who was 12 years old at the time.

Six Sundays in a row they drove to a curling club in Bowling Green, Ohio. They were hooked, but they realized they could not do this every weekend. Wouldn’t it be great to open a curling club in Fort Wayne, they thought?

Fort Wayne Health Clinic Adjusts To Early Deadline

Dec 8, 2017
Healthcare.gov

The deadline to change or enroll in the 2018 Marketplace health insurance is December 15th. That’s about six weeks earlier than last year. With a smaller window to enroll and less time for advertising a Fort Wayne health clinic is adjusting. 

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Since NBC's "The Voice" began its live, weekly eliminations in November, many Fort Wayne residents have been on the edge of their seats as 16 year old singer songwriter, Addison Agen, continues to advance in the competition.

IPFW Faculty Member Creates Autism Support Group

Dec 8, 2017
Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Like many college campuses around the country IPFW has seen a rise in the number of students with autism. 

City of Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne’s Community Liaison Palermo Galindo was appointed to Indiana’s Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs Thursday.

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Mayor Tom Henry has responded to a campaign finance reform measure passed by Fort Wayne City Council in late November.

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There’s an 80 percent chance of snow between tonight and tomorrow, which could lead to an inch or two of accumulation by late Saturday.

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