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Purdue's First And Only School Of Music Could Be In Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne could soon have Purdue University’s first and only school of music. That was a proposal made Friday by faculty and administrators at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is in the process of being split into two universities.

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Earth Day Tree Planting Takes Root In New Haven

Saturday is Earth Day , and beginning this Friday, Save Maumee Grassroots Organization is making it a free, 3-day public celebration in New Haven, Indiana , with a goal of planting eleven hundred trees in the city's Moser and Heatherwood Parks.

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Indiana Legislature

Alcohol Law Proposal Upsets Convenience Store Owner Ricker

Convenience store owner Jay Ricker says he’s been targeted by the General Assembly in proposed legislation on alcohol carryout permits. The proposed legislative language would bar Ricker from renewing his permits next year. At issue are restaurant permits Ricker’s was able to secure at two convenience stores. Those permits allow them to sell cold beer and hard liquor for carryout – previously, the sole right of liquor stores and restaurants. Proposed legislative language would create a new...

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Andy Laverghetta

WBOI Host Explores Astronomy To Zoology Over The Airwaves

Martin Fisher, Executive Director of Fort Wayne's Science Central , has been the host of 89.1 WBOI's "The Weekly Experiment" segment for nearly six years.

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The following statement was issued by the City of Fort Wayne on Saturday afternoon: 

Fort Wayne – "Tests on drinking water completed today show that the water free from any contamination and is safe. Therefore, Fort Wayne City Utilities and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management ended the precautionary boil water advisory effective immediately.   All residents may now use water from the tap for drinking and cooking with no further need for precautions.  The water is safe to use.

This week on the weekly experiment, Martin Fisher from Science Central tells us about salinity. What is salinity, what are some characteristics of saline water, and even why is the ocean salty?

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Indiana’s 3rd District Congressman Jim Banks held a town hall at Adams Woodcrest Health Facility in Decatur on Friday morning.

Fort Wayne City Utilities has issued a precautionary Boil Water Advisory until further notice for much of the city. The advisory is in effect for parts of the city bounded by Washington Center Road in the north, a portion of Maplecrest and Meyer Road in the east, the Hillegas Road and St. Marys River in the west and Tillman Road in the south.

Lisa Ryan, WBOI News

Fort Wayne could soon have Purdue University’s first and only school of music. That was a proposal made Friday by faculty and administrators at Indiana University--Purdue University Fort Wayne, which is in the process of being split into two universities.

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne will soon have a much shorter name. The Purdue Board of Trustees announced Friday that as the school splits into two universities, the campus will be known as Purdue University Fort Wayne.

 

Muncie Schools are pushing back against a bill in the legislature that would allow the state to intervene in the district’s finances.

Hoosier Farmers Begin Planting 2017's Cash Crops

Apr 20, 2017

Hoosiers will see more farm equipment in the fields in the next few weeks, as spring corn and soybean planting ramps up.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture expects farmers in Indiana and nationwide to plant more soybeans than ever this year, while corn acreage looks to hold steady.

Purdue University agronomist and self-named “corn guy” Bob Nielsen says corn prices are still lackluster, with plenty in storage, and that’s driven soybean prices up.

 

Convenience store owner Jay Ricker says he’s been targeted by the General Assembly in proposed legislation on alcohol carryout permits.

The proposed legislative language would bar Ricker from renewing his permits next year.

At issue are restaurant permits Ricker’s was able to secure at two convenience stores. Those permits allow them to sell cold beer and hard liquor for carryout – previously, the sole right of liquor stores and restaurants.

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A global relocation and moving services provider based in Fort Wayne will be moving from its current location on US 30 to downtown.

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