Two American Red Cross shelters are open for residents who are without power.
  • The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum at 4000 Parnell Avenue
  • South Side High School at 3601 South Calhoun Street
Residents coming to the shelter are encouraged to bring blankets, pillows, toiletry items, games and toys for...

Motorists should use caution when driving

The following sections of streets are closed due to fallen tree branches or downed power lines:

'€¢    6400 block Huguenard Road (wires down)
'€¢    800 block of West. DeWald St. (tree down)
'€¢    Runnion Avenue, south of Howell (tree down)
'€¢    Hazelett Road,...

Call Center Open Saturday Morning

The 311 Call Center will close at midnight tonight and re-open Saturday morning at 8:00am. The Call Center will remain open through at least noon on Saturday.

Because of a large volume of calls the center hours were extended to midnight earlier today.

Call takers...

Pat Roller will serve through January; Deputy Controller will serve as Interim

Mayor Tom Henry announced today that City Controller Pat Roller has agreed to stay on with the Administration for an additional month. She had originally said she would leave at the end of December. Roller has served as...

Says he has concerns about it, but will sign

Mayor Tom Henry today signed the revised noise ordinance passed by City Council Tuesday making “light pollution” a violation of city ordinance.

“Although I have concerns about this ordinance”, said Mayor Henry, “it is up to Council to decide what...

Fort Wayne'€™s 311 call center is now handling Animal Care and Control inquiries.  311, “one call to city hall”, handles non-emergency service requests. If the call requires an Animal Care and Control Officer, it will be transferred to Animal Care and Control.

The 311 call center handles calls for 11...

Brrrr'€¦it's cold outside! Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control is reminding pet owners that any animal kept outside for any period of time, must have access to food, water, and a warm, dry shelter.  The following guidelines will help you protect your companion animals when the mercury dips.

1.         The...

Animal Care & Control is offering free straw to any city resident in need of animal bedding during the upcoming winter season.  Before temperatures drop significantly, pet owners should be preparing for the needs of pets living outdoors.  The straw, which is being offered through private donation, can...

The City of Fort Wayne received two grants that move trail/greenway projects forward in the southwest and southeast portions of the City.   

Grants from the Federal Transportation Enhancement Funds, awarded by the Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC), include $509,000 for the

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Fort Wayne City Utilities will be “smoke testing” sewer lines in the northeast neighborhood of Royal Oaks beginning on Wednesday, December 17, 2008. The Royal Oaks addition is bounded by Lynhurst Drive on the north, Stellhorn Road on the south, Eicher Drive on the northeast, Sandalwood Drive on...

Video from the news conference will be available on theCity's YouTube channel.

Statement of Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry on the issue of gaming:

We are living in difficult, and for far too many, desperate economic times. With each new day, my concern for the health of our community and our people

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Continuing process of changing signals based on traffic needs

The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Traffic Engineering Department will modify a traffic signal northwest starting next week for off-peak driving times.

The intersection of Coldwater and Perry Lake roads will go to a red-yellow flashing schedule...

Offers free rides home within 10 miles of downtown Dec. 17 through Jan. 3

 

Mayor Tom Henry on behalf of the local sponsors and organizers announced the 2008 Holiday Cab program will run Dec. 17 to Jan. 3, offering free rides home if drivers have had too much to drink to be able to drive safely.

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During this time of snow and cold weather, the Fort Wayne Fire Department reminds everyone to follow these important safety tips to avoid fires or burn injuries.

-  Install a smoke alarm on at least every level of the home or building, preferably in every room.

-  Test smoke alarm batteries every...

LAKESIDE, E. SWINNEY & RESERVOIR PONDS UNSAFE FOR SKATING
 

Cold weather athletes will be disappointed to hear that outdoor pond ice skating is not an option in the near future. The recent cold snap created thin ice covering much of these ponds and conditions are not safe.

The Parks and Recreation...

Flashing schedules based on traffic volumes

The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Traffic Engineering Department will modify two traffic signals '€“ one southwest and one northwest '€“ starting tonight for off-peak driving times.

The intersection of West Jefferson Boulevard and Mallard Cove Lane will go to a...

The City of Fort Wayne'€™s Historic Preservation staff has launched an online Community Heritage Calendar for citizens'€™ convenience.

“It is the treasure of our community that we have not ignored the traditions and cultural heritage of our past,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “By helping to spread the...

Parks & Recreation sponsors monthly free event at Georgetown

The Parks & Recreation and the Community Center are helping to sponsor a monthly free movie feature for seniors, 55+ years, at Georgetown Movie Theatre, 6414 E. State Blvd.

Join other seniors for a movie, door prizes, and refreshments at no...

Retires after 31 ½ years of Service

Animal Control Officer John McBride will retire after serving the City of Fort Wayne Department of Animal Care & Control for 31 ½ years.   Mayor Tom Henry has proclaimed today as John McBride Day.  Chief Rusty York will read the proclamation at a retirement...

Six houses honored for repairs 



 Mayor Tom Henry with the owners of four of the properties and Neighborhood Code staff members at the inaugural Gold Star awards

Mayor Tom Henry and the staff of Neighborhood Code Enforcement recognized the property owners of six houses with the inaugural Gold Star

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