The City of Fort Wayne

WBOI Weekend News Roundup 04/14/2018

Apr 13, 2018
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For this Weekend News Roundup, we will highlight the top headlines including: falling Indiana tax revenue, Mayor Tom Henry's support of the Electric Works project, a Fort Wayne federal judge appointment, a Purdue tuition freeze, and the City of Fort Wayne's call for observant volunteers. 

Then we'll dig into President Trump's tariffs and we'll wrap up with an interview on Philadelphia sports with Josiah Blodget of Neumann University. 

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Araceli Gomez-Aldana

The City of Fort Wayne and Fort Wayne UNITED held a news conference to debut a video that aims to raise awareness. The video highlights the epidemic of homicide in the African-American community. 

City of Fort Wayne Adding 15 More Firefighters

Aug 4, 2015
Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

The Fort Wayne Fire Department announced Monday it will hire new firefighters with a $1.4 million grant. The firefighters will fill positions that have been vacant.

At a minimum, there needs to be four firefighters per truck when responding to an emergency.

But when some firefighters retired in recent years, their positions remained empty, meaning others had to work extra hours.

Captain Tom Helmkamp says this overtime means long hours spent away from his family.

Hunden Strategic Partners

The results are in from a study commissioned by the City of Fort Wayne  examining the viability of building an arena downtown.  The findings were released Wednesday. 

The City of Fort Wayne invested nearly $40,000 in the study of a  potential sports and entertainment arena downtown.