Allen County

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Indiana State Department of Health released their week six Influenza Activity Report Friday. Allen County has 17 confirmed influenza-associated deaths this season, the highest number of fatalities in the state. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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. 

Hair care professionals attend a domestic violence training.
Araceli Gomez-Aldana

Hair care professionals gathered Monday at Parkview Field for a training on domestic violence. Participants were taught to recognize warning signs of domestic violence and how to safely refer clients to local resources.

Lisa Ryan

Allen County Auditor Tera Klutz was named the next state auditor by Gov.-elect Eric Holcomb Monday.

Courtesy/Dignity Memorial

Allen County Council President Roy Buskirk died Friday from liver cancer at the age of 72.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced Monday his proposal to annex 23 square miles into the city. About 22,000 people would become Fort Wayne residents if the City Council approves the annexation.

Friends of the Parks of Allen County

The Friends of the Parks of Allen County and local volunteers will be planting trees around Fort Wayne this weekend.

Fort Wayne parks will undergo a bit of a makeover this weekend as Friends of the Parks teams up with Parks and Recreation in Fort Wayne and Allen County for the Great Tree Canopy Comeback Saturday morning.

Volunteers for the Great Tree Canopy Comeback are expected to help plant more than 250 trees around parks like Memorial, Lakeside, and Fox Island, while at the same time learning the appropriate methods for planting a tree.

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller visited Fort Wayne to announce a new public awareness project aimed at fighting prescription drug abuse.