Two children with a dinosaur at the annual "Countdown to Noon" at Science Central on Saturday, December 31.

Science Central hosts annual “Countdown to Noon”

The event featured children’s activities such as face painting and making party hats and noisemakers, plus science demonstrations and giant balloon drop featuring more than 1,000 balloons.

Celebratory gunfire

FWPD: New Year’s Eve celebratory gunfire is illegal

In the spirit of working toward a safe holiday, the Fort Wayne Police Department reminded city residents that shooting indiscriminately into the air can put you and your neighbors at risk for injury and even death.

Emergency crews at a fatal crash at Amstutz and Schlatter Roads on Dec. 30, 2016.

Newspaper delivery method possible factor in deadly crash

The coroner’s report identified the woman and the cause of the death in an early Friday morning crash. Investigators said the woman was not wearing a seatbelt and that icy road conditions may have contributed to the crash.

Police responded to the scene of a shooting at Drexel Avenue and Adams Street on Thursday, December 29.

Man in serious condition after shooting

Police responded to a shooting at Drexel Avenue and Adams Street where they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound. The man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later upgraded to serious condition.

Landscaper gives advice for spring-ready lawn

Impersonators pose as landscaping business representatives

Multiple reports to the Better Business Bureau indicate that “representatives” from a Marion landscaping business are showing up at homes in the Fort Wayne area offering tree and landscaping services for a discounted rate.

This photo released by the Elkhart, Ind., Police Department shows Amber Pasztor. Pasztor, was arrested on two counts of murder Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, in the deaths of seven-year-old Liliana Hernandez and six-year-old Rene Pasztor,  who were the subject of an Amber Alert. (Elkhart Police Department via AP)

Amber Pasztor’s trial postponed to account for psychiatric evaluations

Pasztor, who has admitted to killing two of her children, wrote a letter indicating she’s “ready to get this over with.” Despite her offer of a plea deal, a trial has been scheduled for March.