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Friday, September 19, 2014

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE)  A man died after a crash in New Haven Wednesday night. Emergency personnel were called to the 2800 block of Adams Center Road around 5:30 on a report of an accident.

When first responders got to the scene they found a car in a cornfield and a utility pole broken in half. Bystanders were performing CPR on the man inside the vehicle. Medics took him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Several people witnessed the crash, and bystanders began CPR on the driver until emergency personnel arrived, Adam said.


POSTED: 09/18/14 at 6:53 am. FILED UNDER: News

Sixth and seventh grade students at Central Lutheran School assembled care packages for the New Haven police and fire departments and delivered them on the 9/11 Day of Service as a show of gratitude for their hard work and dedication to keeping us all safe.

POSTED: 09/18/14 at 6:45 am. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

Chili Dinner & Bake Sale to benefit Fraternal Order of Police

FORT WAYNE, IND- Fire Police City County Federal Credit Union and Fraternal Order of Police invite you on Saturday, September 20, 2014, to the local FOP lodge located at 2125 Olladale Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46808. Public is welcome. Chili will be served from 11:00am to 3:00pm, admission is $5 for Adult and $3 Children 3-12 (kids under 3 eat free). The Chili Dinner will be accompanied by a Bake Sale, all proceeds benefit Fraternal Order of Police Bicycle Helmet Program.

The FOP supports community events and programs including Kops 4 Kidz (Formerly Shop with a Cop) the Bicycle Helmet Program, Forgotten Families, and more. The Bicycle Helmet Program provides a proper fitting and free bicycle helmets to children throughout the community. Nearly 1000 helmets are distributed annually to keep Fort Wayne kids safer while at play.

For additional information about the All You Can Eat Chili Dinner please contact Fire Police City County FCU, call Melissa at 260-484-2102 or email

POSTED: 09/18/14 at 6:39 am. FILED UNDER: Entertainment, News

POSTED: 09/17/14 at 1:43 pm. FILED UNDER: News

New Haven Middle School 8th grade students demonstrated a scientific ‘egg drop’ experiment to find the most effective way to protect boxed eggs dropped from the two story school building. It was an eye opener for a lot of students as they realized the packaging was not secure enough to keep the eggs from cracking. “This experiment is always a fun and engaging activity for students”, said Mr. Knight, teacher.

POSTED: 09/16/14 at 9:06 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Schools

On Tuesday evening the Lady Bulldogs cruised to victory over Churubusco by an almost perfect score.  Hayley Newman led the team with the individual victory.  New Haven took the next 5 spots with Paige Boatright (2nd), Brooke Feipel (3rd), Ally Holcomb (4th), Kaylee Covella (5th), and Ariel Stier (6th).

The boys team also defeated Churubusco.  Deric Laurent and Josh Hiatt led the team with a 1-2 finish.  Also placing for the varsity team were Brayan Pizano (4th), Michael Meyer (6th), Jordan Lahr (7th), Grant Atkinson (9th), and Kyle Charles (11th).

POSTED: 09/16/14 at 9:00 pm. FILED UNDER: News, Sports

The St. Louis Besancon rummage sale will take place this Friday (September 19th) and Saturday (September 20th) Friday’s hours are from 9-6:30 and Saturday will be open from 9am-noon with all day fill-a-bag for $4.

The sale will take place in the parish hall located just behind St. Louis Academy at 15535 Lincoln HWY East (4 miles east of I-469 and US 30 on old US 30)

POSTED: 09/16/14 at 7:38 am. FILED UNDER: Church, News

New Haven Chamber of Commerce would like to welcome you to New Haven at their “Sample New Haven”.  On Saturday, October 4 beginning at 11:00 a.m. you can join the festivities by paying $2 per individual and $5 per family and receiving a Smiley Face Stamp on your hand. Then you have the culinary joy of receiving, all along Broadway, samples of our local restaurants at “Sample New Haven”.  Make sure to pick out your favorite one to help choose “The People’s Choice” award.

As you satisfy your hunger you can participate in the “Stop N Shop Scavenger Hunt”. While stopping by businesses you can pick up clues, which when put together correctly spell a secret phrase. Once you have figured out the phrase you will be entered into a drawing for a 2015 Family Pass to Jury Pool, given by the New Haven Parks Department.

Then go to Canal Landing Park for a variety of family activities, which are free, that include: balloon animals, face painting by T.A.G. Art, bounce houses from Pop Up Party Rentals, a police K-9 demonstration by our own New Haven Police, display of the Antique Fire Engine provided by the Adams Township Fire Department, as well as looking at sun spots through a special telescope provided by the Fort Wayne Astronomical Society. You can enjoy all of these activities while listening to music provided by the New Haven Alumni Band.

So come to New Haven on October 4th and let us show you what making New Haven your home is all about.

POSTED: 09/16/14 at 7:36 am. FILED UNDER: News

Women’s Bureau 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®

The Women’s Bureau is proud to announce the 7th Annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will take place on September 20, 2014 at Headwaters Park West. This annual, international men’s march is about much more than just high-heeled shoes. It is an opportunity to raise community awareness and to get people talking in a safe environment about sexual assault and gender-based violence. The walk is open to everyone – men, women and children – with or without heels.

Who: The Women’s Bureau along with sponsors of the event which include: Sweetwater Sound, Verizon Wireless, Frontier Communications, PHP, PNC, Norfolk Southern, Indiana’s NewsCenter, WBOI, Glo Magazine, One Lucky Guitar and JH Specialty.

When: Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 10:00 am. Registration for the event begins at 8:00 am.

Where: Headwaters Park West, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 46802

Additional information is available on the Women’s Bureau website at or by calling the office at (260) 424-7977.


POSTED: 09/16/14 at 7:33 am. FILED UNDER: News


Twisted mess, no spill

31-car pileup near New Haven leaves piles of steel, no injuries

Frank Gray and Vivian Sade | The Journal Gazette

Photos by Samuel Hoffman | The Journal Gazette

Mangled freight cars are scattered across the tracks after a derailment Monday morning east of New Haven near Webster Road. Authorities said 31 freight and tanker cars jumped the tracks. No injuries were reported.

Rail cars litter the area after a 31-car derailment east of New Haven. Officials said the cleanup could take time and urged residents to stay clear of the area.

Thirty-one cars of a Norfolk and Southern Railroad train derailed about 6 a.m. Monday along Dawkins Road near Webster Road in New Haven, leaving twisted rails, mangled cars and tankers in ditches along the tracks.

The train had a crew of three, and none of them were injured, and railroad officials say no hazardous materials were released.

The train, headed from Bellevue, Ohio, to Decatur, Illinois, was hauling 84 cars along a stretch of track where the speed limit was 50 mph. Sixty of the cars were empty.


The New Haven Fire Department responded to Dawkins Road and Webster Road just before 6:00 a.m., after several people reported the derailment. 31 of the Norfolk Southern train’s 84 cars were off the track. Five of the cars remained upright while the rest were on their sides. Officials say all the cars were empty, so nothing spilled.

Norfolk Southern sent two contractors to the scene to help clean-up. There’s no estimated time on what that will be complete.


POSTED: 09/15/14 at 10:48 am. FILED UNDER: News