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“We should be proud that our tremendous trail network and our vibrant downtown captured the attention of the eight-state region enough that they wanted to come and see it for themselves."
"Traffic will be briefly stopped, as each beam is removed from the semi and set one at a time."
"The 15-story, high-rise Anthony Wayne Building captures the 'Mad Men' modernistic flare of 1961 when it was built."
Indiana State Police
Written statement released Thursday morning by the Indiana State Police: The Indiana State Police is investigating a crash involving a semi-tanker hauling propane that struck a cow in the roadway on State Road 327 late last night in which the driver was seriously injured.
Indiana State Police
Written statement issued Wednesday night by the Indiana State Police: This afternoon, an ongoing criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Tony Frawley resulted in the arrest of Stephen B. Adams, 24, Tipton, IN, on three class A felony counts of child molestation.
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"My retirement frees me to try something new, and it allows new leadership to guide the extraordinary service of this organization.”
“This collaboration is the result of the hard work of all local economic development leaders and the faith and support that the universities and innovation centers in Taiwan have in northeast Indiana.
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"Whether you are cooking the family holiday dinner or a snack for the children, practicing safe cooking behaviors will help keep you and your family safe."
Snider High School teacher and assistant football coach Mike Danley remains on "The Biggest Loser."
"Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Tony Bennett today announced ten distinguished finalists for the 2012 Indiana Teacher of the Year program, one of whom will be named the 2012 Teacher of the Year in October."
The plan is nearly $9 million less than the 2011 budget, with nearly half the savings coming from changes in health care coverage for all employees. Spending was also reduced for capital projects, transportation and programs supported by the Racial Balance Fund.
Written statement released Tuesday morning regarding the 5:12 a.m. house fire at 4115 Oliver Street:
From a written statement released Monday morning by the Indiana State Police:
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Purdue University is forming a search committee to identify the next chancellor of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
“In today’s economy, it’s never been more critical to help families obtain the skills that lead to jobs."
“To help states, districts and schools that are ready to move forward with education reform, our administration will provide flexibility from the law in exchange for a real commitment to undertake change."
Vera Bradley announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 124 new jobs by 2015. The company will invest approximately $22.5 million to expand its current 220,000 square-foot distribution center in Roanoke to 420,000 square feet.
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"Fort Wayne Trails, Inc. is thrilled to announce that the initial four phases of the Wabash & Erie Canal Towpath Trail and a beautiful new two-acre trailhead are now complete!"
Allen County TRIAD issued this news release today:
"The FWCS Foundation survey will be administered electronically by independent research and communications firm K12 Insight."
"Do-it-yourselfers, prototypers, tinkerers, technologists, craftsman, artisans, innovators and others interested in making things are invited to share their work at the Fort Wayne Regional Maker Faire – Powered by TekVenture."
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"Israelis must know that any agreement provides assurances for their security. Palestinians deserve to know the territorial basis of their state."
"Schools throughout northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio should plan to enroll in the Scripps National Spelling Bee no later than October 17, 2011."
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"City of Fort Wayne Police Chief Rusty York has established the official hours for Trick-or-Treat for Halloween 2011."
We want to see Indiana become the first Hunger Free state in the country."
“We want to start this effort by drawing the community together to share the vision of 40 Days for Life and to pray for God’s blessings on this effort."
"CTA expects to acquire and install the presses and support equipment in Orland during 2012 with quality validation and limited production scheduled to begin later in 2012."
Bunny Maureen kicks off “The Playboy Club” by offing a mobster with her stiletto heel. She also happens to be a tough cookie from – you guessed it – Fort Wayne.
“President Obama’s call for $1.5 trillion in tax increases is a thinly-veiled attempt to score political points and foot the bill for his Stimulus 2.0."
Bonar Group
"During construction the section of Fish Creek Trail between Homestead Road and the pedestrian bridge near the trail head will be closed."
"Solfire Contract Manufacturing announced today that it will be expanding and relocating part of its manufacturing operations to 4939 Decatur Road from Cicero, Illinois."
"A typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatts of electricity each month will see a decrease of 46 cents on a monthly electric bill."
"For the third consecutive year, John Sampson, president and CEO of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (NEIRP) will join the state-led trade mission to Asia."
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"The U.S. Postal Service plans to conduct a study at several Indiana mail processing facilities to examine the feasibility of consolidating their operations into other mail processing facilities."
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"Four Lutheran Health Network hospitals today were named among the nation’s top performers on key quality measures by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in America."
"Fort Wayne Stars Baseball Academy will operate out of The Plex South, located at 5702 Engle Road, Fort Wayne, IN, offering individual and team training for all phases of the game of baseball."
Troopers also issued 3,330 traffic citations and 6,518 warnings.
Orland and Fremont Fire Departments responded to a reported house fire at the Mary Penny residence 3535 West State Road 120 Monday night just before 11 PM.
Lake Copper Conductors, LLC, a manufacturer of bare copper wire, announced today that it will expand its operations here, creating up to 23 new jobs by 2014.
“With financing and the definitive agreement now in place for The Harrison, we are poised to add new residents, new businesses and expanded growth to downtown."
"Thermafiber’s mineral wool insulation and patented Impasse curtain wall hanger system are being installed in the exterior curtain wall panels of the new One World Trade Center tower in New York City."
Associated Press
"I’m going to need everybody here and everybody watching – you’ve got to make sure that your voices are heard."
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“Homeland security is a shared responsibility, and everyone plays an important role in helping to keep our communities safe and secure.” -- Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano
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“I’m proud of Taylor and her vision and drive that moved the entire community to step-up and make the boundhttp://jgedit.sx.atl.publicus.com/apps/pbcsedit.dll/red#less playground a reality."
"Through the proper tools, we can help children find and develop those small seeds of resiliency so their past does not have to be their future." -- Joan Sherman
"President Kennedy once said, 'Our problems are man-made –- therefore they can be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants.' "
“We’ve been a single plant organization since our inception, but we feel this is the logical next step for us."
The White House issued this text of President Obama's speech as prepared for delivery to Congress tonight:
Ports of Indiana issued this news release today:
"From noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, donations of new or gently used backpacks and/or $80 to feed a child in the program for a year will be accepted to stuff the Trailways bus at Staples, 4408 Illinois Road."
"He was a true gentleman and a strong servant of our Lord. He will be greatly missed."
“Our continued enrollment growth reinforces our belief that today’s students are seeking the type of career-oriented degree programs and personal attention that we are focused on providing,” said Dr. Arthur E. Snyder, Indiana Tech president.
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"This is the first reuse of the cargo sort facility since Kitty Hawk’s departure in 2007 and begins a multi-tenant approach for reuse of the facility."
"We hope people will make the day one of remembrance, either on their own or with family and friends."
The City of Fort Wayne issued this statement Tuesday:
“Many of Indiana’s college students are under 21, and the pressure to drink and buy alcohol for friends is intense."
"Fort Wayne Community Schools and Huntington County Community School Corporation have concluded investigations into the allegations made following Friday night’s football game between North Side High School and Huntington North High School."
“Our membership has elected to disassociate itself from the ISTA and the NEA by a vote of 111 to 17."
“The town of Grabill is pleased to have such a name brand company growing in its community once again."
"The Indiana State Police will be working in collaboration with the University of Notre Dame Security Police, South Bend Police Department, and the St. Joseph County Police Department to bring you the most up to the minute traffic updates on game day."
Written statement issued Friday morning by the Fort Wayne Police Department: At 02:40 a.m. officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 7200 block of West Jefferson on a man down call.
"The Ivy Tech Corporate College will focus on developing, introducing and delivering statewide training, certifications and skills-improvement courses that business leaders have survey-highlighted as essential to their sustainability and profitability."
"Huntington University’s Joe Mertz Center for Volunteer Service will host a blood drive from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 14 in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons."
"National Serv-All normally begins collecting debris and recycled items at 6 a.m., however, the extreme weather conditions have forced that schedule to be modified on Friday, Sept. 2."
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"Carolyn Bookmyer is a teacher who loves what she does, and it shows."
"More than 260 state and local law enforcement agencies will continue their efforts to detect impaired drivers this holiday weekend, as Indiana’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown continues."
“My favorite music of all time is written for the holiday season."
Want to petition the government? Here’s your chance.
“This is a great way for single folks to meet new, like-minded single people and do something truly meaningful."
"Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) enrollment reached all-time record levels this fall. The university enrolled 14,326 students, an increase of 0.9 percent from the 14,192 enrolled last fall."
The state of Indiana challenges Hoosiers to take the preparedness quiz.
"WANETV announced today that on August 31, 2011 at 5 pm (local time), Mediacom’s contract to carry its local television stations expired."
Manchester College has surpassed its strategic enrollment goal, starting classes Wednesday with more than 1,300 students. Once again, the independent college is setting records, with its largest enrollment in 40 years.
"Two renowned researchers, a noted bird watcher, an outdoor writer, and four others active in preserving historic or natural resources make up the third class of inductees to the Indiana Conservation Hall of Fame."
“Allen County’s per capita giving is currently $13.79, but the average for all Indiana communities with United Ways is $15.03."
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“By setting the example of sustainability and by teaching these principles, we have the ability to create ripples of progress throughout our community."
“Through his service after previous tragedies, Mr. Feinberg brings great experience and insight to the claims process."
"We the undersigned citizens of Huntington County are dismayed by a report of racially charged conduct at the recent football game between Huntington North and North Side High School."
"Based in Indianapolis, Crossroads will offer an Associate of Arts degree in Leadership and Ministry in an accelerated program, which will meet one night per week."