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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.

The Downtown Improvement District announced the results of it's second annual "Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Contest" on Friday, December 16. Andy Planck and the Triple Threat Performing Arts Academy, located at 218 Pearl Street in the Randall Lofts building was announced as the winner.

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.

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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.

Dylann Roof Arrest

Jury assures Dylann Roof will never walk free again

A federal jury convicted Roof on all 33 counts Thursday. Those same jurors will decide in another phase of the trial starting Jan. 3 whether he faces the death penalty or life in prison.