Lead Stories

Contracts Approved For Next Phase Of State Boulevard Realignment

Fort Wayne’s City Council approved three separate contracts to advance onto the second phase of the State Boulevard realignment Tuesday night.

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Arts and Culture

Courtesy/all for One productions

World Premiere Delivers Big Laughs, Bigger Message To Stage

This weekend, all for One productions is premiering a clever new comedy by Fort Wayne playwright, Michael Wilhelm, at the Arts Lab Black Box Theatre.

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State News

Pollution Prevention Conference Highlights Environmental Risks In Business

Businesses that don’t factor in environmental risks could face financial consequences. That was one of the topics at Wednesday's 21st annual Pollution Prevention Conference in Indianapolis. 

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WBOI Presents

WBOI Presents: An Evening With Ron Elving

How Deep Is Our Commitment to Democracy? That is the central question of this week's episode of WBOI Presents. NPR Senior Editor and Washington Desk Correspondent Ron Elving visited Fort Wayne last month.

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Study: Crowdsourced Hospital Ratings May Not Be Fair

Sep 12, 2018
Hospital results at the federal government's Hospital Compare rating site. (Screenshot medicare.gov/hospitalcompare)
Lauren Chapman

Though many websites offer non-scientific ratings on a number of services, two Indiana University scientists say judging hospitals that way likely isn’t fair.

U.S. Education assistant secretary Frank Brogan visited Purdue University’s charter high school in Indianapolis today as part of the department’s national back to school tour.

Department members are traveling to public, private and charter schools across the country this week in an effort to spotlight innovative teaching and management ideas.

Zach Herndon / WFIU/WTIU News

A proposal to build a temporary inmate housing facility with semitrailers in Hancock County is moving forward.

The county says it’s necessary to alleviate jail overcrowding. There are 241 inmates in the Hancock County jail, but it’s only designed to house 160.

Rebecca Green / WBOI/NIPR

Advocates for human trafficking victims say the state needs a single point of contact to direct victims to the services they need. (Lauren Chapman/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Advocates for human trafficking victims say the state needs a single point of contact to direct victims to the services they need.

State lawmakers Wednesday debated the best way to set up such a system.

State Rep. Tim Brown In Serious Accident

Sep 12, 2018
Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville) was in a serious motorcycle accident in northern Michigan. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

One of Indiana’s top state lawmakers was involved in a serious motorcycle accident Wednesday morning.

Indiana officials say at least 70 percent of unwanted phone calls reported by Hoosiers are scams. (Brandon Smith/IPB News)
Brandon Smith

Indiana officials say the vast majority of unwanted telephone calls reported by Hoosiers are scams.

And officials say that’s the problem with the state’s Do Not Call list – it wasn’t designed to prevent scams.

Indiana Deputy Attorney General Marguerite Sweeney says at least 70 percent of unwanted phone call complaints are about scams. And that’s in part why the Do Not Call list won’t stop them.

Rebecca Green / WBOI/NIPR

Sixteen-year- veteran Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley died late Monday night after collapsing while on duty.

Tinsley, 50, had responded to assist other Fort Wayne police officers in pursuit of a vehicle stolen earlier in the day from New Haven. The pursuit took police to the River Greenway on Fort Wayne's south side, near the intersection of Fairfield Avenue and West Paulding Road.

Hoosier Seniors And CBD: Stigma And Success

Sep 11, 2018
CBD products are sold at Davidson Greenhouse in Crawfordsville. (Jill Sheridan/IPB News)
Jill Sheridan

Jeff Staker leads Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis. At the VFW in Kokomo, Staker has a stack of books about cannabis and health benefits.

The past few years he watched the debate on CBD.

"I think I was really frustrated because you hear the same story again and again and you think what is up with these politicians not listening," says Staker.

Teen First In Indiana To Recieve New Cancer Treatment

Sep 10, 2018
Kylee Sweat is Riley Hospital’s first ever CAR T patient and the first pediatric patient to start treatment in Indiana. (Photo Iu Riley Hospital)
Jill Sheridan

An Indiana teenager is the first in the state to receive a new type of cancer treatment for leukemia. CAR T cell therapy was just approved by the FDA last year. 

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