Fort Wayne

Partnership Provides Nurse Faculty In Fort Wayne

Jul 28, 2019

Like many states, Indiana faces a nursing shortage. One health system and college in the state have partnered to address the problem.

Indiana has one of the highest rates of evictions in the country – only six states are worse.

And many community advocates point to one issue as a major cause.

General Motors CEO Mary Barra announces the company's increased investment in the Fort Wayne Assembly Plant. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
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General Motors officials announced Thursday they plan to invest about $24 million into the company’s Fort Wayne assembly plant. The facility is benefitting from the company’s push to make and sell more trucks, while other locations across North America have been shut down.

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Fort Wayne Thursday afternoon to discuss the Trump administration’s immigration policies. During his remarks, Sessions strongly defended policies that separate undocumented children from their parents.

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Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne has completed a survey concerning the name change that will happen when the campus is reorganized.

During the ten days the online survey was in the field, more than 4,500 responses were submitted. About two-thirds came from current students and alumni, and they seemed to reject one of the two possibilities suggested to them. Chancellor Vicky Carwein told Purdue’s Trustees the name Purdue University Northeast didn’t find favor because the school’s acronym could be read as “puny.”

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Since 2015, Indiana counties have established syringe-exchange programs with the hopes of curbing the spread of HIV and hepatitis.

The latest county to establish such a service — Allen County — has decided to call the program something different, a move other counties in Indiana are considering as well.

The Indiana bill legalizing needle exchanges refers to the services as syringe exchange programs, and most counties’ terminology has followed suit. But earlier this month, Allen County announced the establishment of a syringe services program.

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The Indiana Supreme Court is weighing arguments over whether a hospital has to turn over a list of discounted rates it gives insured patients. 

Thomas Frost was a patient at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne for months following a motorcycle accident. He was uninsured and his bill from Parkview was ultimately more than $600 thousand.

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The 2016 Paralympics start next week, and one of the teams has been training in Fort Wayne. 

The USA men’s goalball team has been practicing at Turnstone Center for Children and Adults with Disabilities, and the center is having a send-off celebration for the team on Monday.

The game is played with two teams of three athletes. Players on one team throw or roll a ball toward the goal. The other team tries to defend the goal. Both teams play both offense and defense.

Regional Cities Funding Allocations Moving Forward

Aug 18, 2016
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State officials have approved the first projects for funding from the Regional Cities Initiative and could approve dozens more in the coming weeks.

The three approved so far are in the Northeast region, which is taking a different approach to the planning process than its counterparts in North Central and Southwest Indiana.

Hancock Fabrics Going Out Of Business, Closing 4 Indiana Stores

Apr 4, 2016
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Mississippi-based Hancock Fabrics is going out of business, shutting down its four Indiana stores and nearly 200 more.

The fabric and crafts retailer filed for bankruptcy in February, but no company came forward to buy its $280 million in retail assets.

Hancock Fabrics' Indianapolis, Carmel, Fort Wayne and Clarksville locations will hold clearance sales over the next few months before closing down. They employ about 40 people total.

 

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