"The Salvation Army encourages everyone to go to the Village of Coventry Kroger store to cheer Steve on and keep him awake, especially throughout the night and early morning."
"Remodeling of the site is expected to begin in early 2013 with a fall grand opening."
From a City of Fort Wayne Traffic Engineering Department report received Wednesday morning: Please be advised Taylor St. is closed to all traffic between Ardmore Ave. and Jefferson Boulevard.
Update issued at 5:19 p.m.: The southbound lanes of I-69 in the area of the 314.5 mile marker have all been re-opened to normal traffic flow.
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"We're grateful for the partnership of many friends and business associates who share our hope for a cure."
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. issued this news release today:
Courtesy Indiana University
“I want to help a new generation prepare to become leaders, not just in the future, but now."
From a report received Tuesday morning from the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department:
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“I want to congratulate the Indiana University men’s soccer team and coach Todd Yeagley on bringing IU its eighth soccer national championship with an exciting 1-0 victory over Georgetown on Sunday."
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"Initial discussions on the condemnation ordinance could occur at City Council’s final meeting of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 18."
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"A resolution on Legacy projects will be introduced and discussed at City Council’s meeting on December 11."
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“The residents have worked tirelessly alongside City leaders, non-profit groups, and private developers to breathe new life into the area and they should be proud of what they have accomplished."
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"If the company is certified, older workers may choose between regular TAA benefits or a wage subsidy of 50 percent of the difference between their new salary and old salary, up to $10,000."
Gov.-elect Mike Pence issued this statement today:
“There are so many books that they are currently being stored in eight tractor-trailers, and the microfiche collection has been stored in a large climate-controlled storage area."
“With our national economy struggling, many Hoosiers looking for work, and small businesses fighting to keep their doors open, I look forward to using this new committee assignment to help end the era of bailouts and over-regulation.”
The governor-elect will make additional hiring announcements later this week.
“This statistic speaks loudly, and underscores that consumers are not willing to repeat the mistakes of Christmases past by spending irresponsibly this year."
From a report received from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Division of Law Enforcement: Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating two separate hunting accidents which hospitalized the victims.
According to the filing, the doctor's prescribing habits “are not medically sound and pose substantial risk to the safety of his patients.”
“With free activities from our Family Fun Day to the Inauguration Ceremony, we want this inaugural weekend to have something for everyone from every corner of the state."
"Allen Circuit Court Judge Thomas Felts was elected to the Indiana Judicial Conference Board of Directors on November 29, 2012."
"The mailing is often from a private company, with a government-like name, offering certified copies of your land deed for an excessive fee – up to $87."
“We embrace these character-driven initiatives and use them to prepare our student-athletes to be the best they can be, on and off the field or court."
Courtesy Fort Wayne Police Department
"Anyone knowing the (identity) of this person of interest is asked to contact the Fort Wayne Police Department at 260 427-1201 or Crime Stoppers at 260 436-STOP (7867)."
"The marijuana has a street value of approximately $4,000-$5,000 per pound."
"If a consumer can’t pay his or her bill in full, he or she should contact the utility, explain his or her personal situation, and try to set up payment arrangements.”
“It’s always a tough decision, and we thought all of the entries this year were deserving of a trip home."
“With nearly five weeks left in the year, 2012 has already broken the state’s all-time record for number of deals won."
Associated Press
"The cash option is an amazing $327 million."
"Honorees showed either significant annual growth in overall AP testing and scores or maintained a high percentage of students passing AP exams with a score of 3 or higher."
"The groups participating this year include the Fort Wayne Fire Department, Allen County Fire Department, Three Rivers Ambulance Authority, Fort Wayne Police Department, Indiana State Police and Allen County Sheriff’s Department."
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"The bankers will assist children in writing their letters to Santa before dropping them in a special mailbox set up at the branch."
"The official opening is at 11 a.m. [Eastern Standard Time] with an open house following from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m."
“The expansion of the downtown arts campus adds to the vibrancy of our community, helps attract and retain talent, and encourages business investment in our region.”
"Prior to joining Governor Daniels’ team, Atkins held several tax and fiscal policy positions in national organizations, including Senior Tax Counsel at the Tax Foundation in Washington, D.C."
"Indiana University freshmen student-athletes Peter Jurkin and Hanner Perea must miss nine games, according to an appeal decision announced on Friday by the NCAA Committee on Student-Athlete Reinstatement."
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"O Baseball Tree, O Baseball Tree, decorated by Young's Greenhouse & Flower Shop, was awarded Best in Show."
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"Home cooking fires are three times more likely to occur on Thanksgiving than on any other day of the year."
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“It takes constant vigilance and awareness of what’s going on around you to prevent crashes, injuries and fatalities during the holiday shopping season."
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Courtesy of YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne
The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne issued this news release tonight:
"Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages."
We tend to sell out, so don't wait too late.
“Past a point of rock-solid fiscal strength, it’s better to leave this money in the pockets of those who earned it than to let it burn a hole, as it tends to do, in the pocket of government.”
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“The single best way to prepare and consume food safely is to wash your hands before cooking, serving or eating."
The Fort Wayne Police Department today offered these holiday shopping tips:
Huntington Police Department
From a report received Tuesday morning from the Huntington Police Department:On November 19, 2012, just before 10 p.m. a male subject entered the Walgreen's Pharmacy at 1804 N. Jefferson St., Huntington and demanded prescription medications.
"In July, the congregation hired Rev. Barry Vennard, a Unity Transitional Ministry Specialist, to guide the church through this transformation and into a greater unfolding of Unity in Fort Wayne."
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"Remember that everything someone touches has to be touched by someone else – luggage handlers, etc. Handle one’s own belongings as much as possible. Wash hands often with soap and water."
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"The Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications, having determined that formal disciplinary charges are warranted, issues instead this Public Admonition against the Honorable Martha C. Hagerty, Fremont Town Court in Steuben County."
The VA Northern Indiana Health Care System issued this statement tonight:
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“Ms. Deitzen's experience in opening clinics throughout lower Michigan makes her the ideal candidate to lead VA Northern Indiana's aggressive expansion plans."
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The purpose of the report is to identify a permanent means to prevent the spread of Asian carp and other aquatic nuisance species "as efficiently and effectively as possible."
Associated Press
"Bakery operations have been suspended at all plants. Delivery of products will continue and Hostess Brands retail stores will remain open for several days in order to sell already-baked products."
"Preble Feed and Grain has been a fixture in the community for almost 40 years."
The U.S. Postal Service issued this news release Thursday night:
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"This listing includes prominent architectural treasures, local landmarks, and beloved spots in Allen County that are threatened by changing use, vacancy, deterioration, obsolescence, or nearby new development."
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"We have been patient with Aqua Indiana, but now is the time to take action."
“Without knowing more details on the cost and nature of state-based exchanges, it is possible that our state could be placed in the untenable position of serving as the administrator of a new federal healthcare bureaucracy over which we have little control.”
“From serving multiple presidents to leading Indiana, his approach to government is both thoughtful and smart.”
From a report received Thursday morning: The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire at 2708 Paulding Road E, shortly after midnight Thursday.
Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette
“The outpouring of support from the community in response to this tragedy has been amazing and we want to make it easy for them to help the family.”
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"Conducted by more than 250 state and local law enforcement agencies that receive federal highway safety funding from Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, the effort will start this Friday, November 16th, and run through Sunday, December 2nd."
Courtesy Sweetwater Sound Inc.
“Thanks to the great work of the Economic Development Alliance, Sweetwater will be able to continue to create jobs and grow in Fort Wayne.”
"There are very few available buildings that meet these modern design specifications that are available, not only in Indiana, but in the Midwest.”
The LaGrange County Sheriff's Department issued this news release Tuesday night:
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“Much has been achieved since our start-up three years ago."
"The cooperative project serves two purposes — increasing fishing opportunities for Indiana anglers and providing education and long-term training for inmates."
"City residents may schedule their 10-minute block of time with Mayor Henry by calling 427- 1288."
From a report received Tuesday morning: The Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department and Coroner's Office are currently working an investigation into the death of a female along the CSX railroad tracks on the eastside of Lake Wawasee.
The Irwin Elementary kindergarten & first-grade concert scheduled for tonight is canceled because of a power outage. It will be rescheduled.
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