Bill to require DNA collection for state felony arrests

Indiana is proposing a bill that would allow it to join 30 states, the current draft of which would let people request their DNA be expunged from the database if they were acquitted after being arrested for a felony.

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3 hospitalized after snowmobiles collide head on

A 21-year-old was operating a snowmobile in Steuben County when she drove a hill. Another driver, a young girl, was driving over the same hill from the opposite direction which caused both drivers to collide with each other head-on.

Travel advisory lifted, roads begin to clear

A travel advisory that was placed into effect Sunday morning has been lifted for Allen County . Many unincorporated roads remain snow covered, but treatments and sunshine have made them less hazardous.

Firefighters respond to chimney fire

An investigation indicated that the wood around the chimney in the attic had caught fire at a home in the 3400 block of Kirkwood Drive.

Late pastor honored with street named after him

The late Reverend Mike Nickleson was honored with a portion of Warsaw Street designated as the “Rev. Mike Nickleson Memorial Way.” The designated portion runs past Mount Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, where he served as senior pastor for 30 years.

Nearly 700 backpacks delivered to homeless

Backpacks of Hope, a Fort Wayne organization that works to end poverty distributed the backpacks, which contain essential items like hats, gloves, socks, blankets, hygiene items, and nonperishable food items to the homeless at the Rescue Mission.

Downtown window decorating contest winner announced

The winner of the decorating contest will receive a picture of their window features in the thank-you ad in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and News-Sentinel and will be a featured window in all promotions of the contest in 2017.

Urban League to host small business expo

The small business expo, scheduled for Friday afternoon, will include a variety of unique gifts like cakes made in the shape of a high heel, fragrances, and clothing. The event will also include giveaways and samples.