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Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry and New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald announced Tuesday they will be taking on direct bridge repair and maintenance for their respective cities.

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The City of Fort Wayne awarded facade grants Thursday to nine local organizations looking to enhance the exteriors of their properties.


With 2016 drawing to a close, many people are reflecting on achievements and events of the last year, and that’s no different for the City of Fort Wayne.

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Fort Wayne’s Director of Public Safety Rusty York announced Tuesday morning he will be retiring in December.

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Mayor Tom Henry and the City of Fort Wayne announced priorities for the 2017 budget Thursday afternoon. The proposal has a departmental budget of over $195 million, which is a 0.78 percent increase from 2016.

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A new resolution in the Fort Wayne City Council seeks to eliminate the business personal property tax on new equipment, and the proposal has local school districts and taxing units concerned.

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On Wednesday, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, in conjunction with My Brother’s Keeper and Cities United, announced a new citywide program called Fort Wayne UNITED, which aims to ensure equity and opportunity for African American males.

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The City of Fort Wayne is looking to improve the process of repairing sidewalks throughout the city by partnering with residents. 

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Heavy rain and windstorms Saturday morning caused dozens of trees to fall, resulting in damage to vehicles and property throughout Allen County. 

Thousands have also been left without power in Allen and the surrounding counties, according to Indiana Michigan Power. I&M says it is unclear when power will be restored to all of its customers, but it could take several days.

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Continuing rainfall in Northeast Indiana isn’t expected to let up any time soon, causing pockets of flooding. 

Crews and volunteers worked through the night Tuesday filling sandbags and  constructing temporary levees to help protect property. A number of parks around  the community are flooded and closed as well.