WATCH: Renovation can start on Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne
DETROIT – Some very big news came out on Thursday night involving one of Detroit’s historical gems. The federal government has given the city of Detroit the go-ahead to start renovating Historic Fort Wayne. Local 4′s Tim Pamplin has the entire story in the video above. READ: Detroit takes first steps to revitalize Historic Fort Wayne
Indiana police identify 3 people killed in 7-vehicle I-69 pileup
AUBURN, Ind. – A Michigan couple and an Indiana man have been identified as the three people killed in a seven-vehicle pileup on a northeastern Indiana highway, police said Thursday. William Charles Heil, 65, of Angola, was pronounced dead at the scene after his car was pushed into the rear of a second semitrailer, police said. The crash that also involved three other passenger vehicles occurred about 3:15 p.m. Wednesday on northbound Interstate 69, about 3 miles (4.8 kilometers) north of the Auburn exit, police said. Auburn is north of Fort Wayne and south of the state line with Michigan.
Police: 2 brothers electrocuted when sailboat hit power line in Michigan
CASSOPOLIS, Mich. – Police in southwestern Michigan said two brothers who were electrocuted when the mast of the sailboat they were moving hit a power line were in stable condition Sunday at an Indiana hospital. Cass County Sheriff Richard Behnke said the brothers were transported to a hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The men, ages 31 and 19, were accidentally electrocuted Saturday afternoon in LaGrange Township while moving a sailboat. The mast struck a power line running to a house, according to authorities. They were transported by ambulance and helicopter to the hospital.
MLB teams cut hundreds with minor league season in doubt
FILE - In this April 8, 2020, file photo, an empty Parkview Field minor league baseball stadium is shown in downtown Fort Wayne, Ind. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP, File)NEW YORK Major league teams have released hundreds of young players with the minor league season in doubt due to the coronavirus pandemic. The start of the minor league season was postponed in March and players were mostly sent home from spring training. While Major League Baseball and the players' association are negotiating terms to play big league ball this summer, it's unlikely there will be minor league games. Minor league players not on 40-man rosters were promised $400 per week through May 31 by a policy drafted by MLB.
Detroit puts out call for developers to help with Historic Fort Wayne renovation
DETROIT – The city of Detroit is putting out a call for partners to help redevelop the Historic Fort Wayne. When construction on the Gordie Howe International Bridge is complete, traffic will be increased near Fort Wayne, and the city sees a lot of potential for the site that has fallen into despair. Meagan Elliott, with Detroit Parks and Recreation, said the city is collecting ideas from planners to help make the area a public/private partnership. “We’re going to be asking for specific plans and financial documents, anything to prove we can have a lot of serious, quality proposals for what to do with the site," she said. Learn more in the video above.