Jelani, the large male giraffe at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, turned 17 on Monday.

Zoo giraffe celebrates 17th birthday

Zoo officials gave the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo’s large male giraffe a fruit and vegetable “cake” made of apples, lettuce and carrots.

The Fort Wayne Fire Department and city officials announced Monday 15 new firefighters would be hired by spring 2016.

FWFD to hire 15 new firefighters

Salaries for ten of the new firefighters will be paid out of a $1.4 million Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response federal grant the city recently received.