Lead Stories

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Fort Wayne Native Chronicles Journey Along The Mighty Maumee

"In the Watershed: A Journey Down the Maumee River" is a brand new book by Fort Wayne native, Ryan Schnurr.

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Arts and Culture

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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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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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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.

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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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The City revealed its plans for sidewalk and alley improvements for 2018 on Tuesday afternoon.

Lake County and East Chicago could have new affordable housing by 2020 as part of a state tax credit program called Moving Forward.

It’s how officials plan to fulfill their promise to help East Chicago residents displaced by lead contamination.

Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority executive director Jake Sipe says Moving Forward tries to rethink affordable housing as about more than just a number of units.

The Society of Wetland Scientists recently named Beanblossom Bottoms one of only two “Wetlands of Distinction” in Indiana.

Indiana has lost about 85 percent of it’s wetlands over the past 200 years, most of which were drained for agriculture. Sycamore Land Trust has managed and restored the 600-acre Beanblossom Bottoms since 1995. Communications director Abby Henkel says many Hoosiers are surprised to learn Indiana has wetlands at all.

Fort Wayne's Yummi Bunni A Sweet Success

Sep 15, 2017
Courtesy/The Yummi Bunni

The Yummi Bunni is the newest ice cream emporium to hit Fort Wayne, with a signature ice cream sandwich, or bun, that owner, Makenna Click, promises will be as creamy and delicious as it is beautiful. It must also be photo-worthy for social media, she adds.

University Of Saint Francis Launches Student-Run Record Label

Sep 13, 2017
Araceli Gomez-Aldana / WBOI News

The University of Saint Francis announced the launch of its new student-run music label. The new music venture aims to give students a real life look at the music industry. 

Mayors and public officials from 18 Indiana communities, as well as environmental advocates, business leaders, and young people met in Indianapolis Wednesday to talk about ways Indiana can adapt to impacts from climate change at the second annual Climate Leadership Summit.

Jim Poyser, the executive director of Earth Charter Indiana and the event’s organizer, says he sees bipartisan support on the local level for action on climate change.

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A new health care facility celebrated its grand opening on the west side of Fort Wayne with a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon.

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