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Fort Wayne roundup: The News-Sentinel's top 7 stories from Thursday

Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Armed robbers strike five times Tuesday

In just 20 hours Tuesday, Fort Wayne Police investigated five armed robberies or attempted robberies, from a northside-suburban fast-food restaurant to a discount store on Bluffton Road. No one was seriously injured in the robberies, and police have not said whether they think any of the robberies or attempted robberies are connected. READ MORE

No injuries in crash between school bus, car

A Thursday morning crash involving a school bus and a Pontiac Bonneville resulted in no injuries but heavy damage to the car. The crash took place at around 8:35 a.m. at the intersection of South Harrison Street and West Packard Avenue, according to Officer Raquel Foster of the Fort Wayne Police Department. READ MORE

IPFW class builds awareness by cleaning forgotten cemeteries

It's not even visible from Aboite Road, which may be one reason why the tiny Kelsey Cemetery in Lafayette Township, with its weather-beaten, broken headstones and overgrown foliage, epitomizes the many nearly forgotten cemeteries scattered throughout the area. But an IPFW professor and her students are working to breathe new life into that and other forgotten graveyards – for the sake of the living, if not the dead. READ MORE FROM KEVIN LEININGER'S COLUMN

Local cooperation, federal grant will bring improvements to Randallia-State area

Thanks to a first-of-its-kind federal grant to the community, several improvements will be coming to the area surrounding Parkview Hospital's Randallia Drive campus. READ MORE

Headwaters Park nearly recovered from June 29 wind storm damage

Restoration of Headwaters Park's tree canopy and landscaping damaged in last year's June 29 storm should be completed by the end of next week, said Geoff Paddock, executive director of the Headwaters Park Alliance, which manages the park. READ MORE

United Way reaches $5 million in fundraising for second year

For the second year in a row, United Way of Allen County projects that it will break the $5 million mark in fundraising through its annual campaign. Although fundraising continues, United Way officials estimate that the community campaign will raise about $5 million. This year's total is the second consecutive year of results over the thresh hold of $5 million, the organization said in a news release. READ MORE

Historic neighborhood, State Blvd. section on Indiana Landmarks' Endangered List

The Brookview-Irvington Park Historic District on Fort Wayne's near north side and the section of State Boulevard that winds through it have been listed on Indiana Landmarks' 10 Most Endangered list. The historic preservation organization annually issues a Top 10 list of Hoosier landmarks in jeopardy of being lost. READ MORE