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Real Change, Not Spare Change

Learn more here about how the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission is working to change lives in Northeast Indiana. 

The STAR Christmas Channel is back!

If you're ready now for your favorite Christmas songs, click here to listen to the STAR Christmas Channel. Available now, commercial-free all the way through December 31, 2018. Hear the…

Bobby Schuller - “You Are Beloved”

Lead Pastor of Shepherd's Grove Church, Orange County, CA., Host of Hour of Power, and author, Bobby Schuller talks about his recently published book, "You Are Beloved."  Bobby encourages…

Operation Christmas Child - What to Pack

Here are some helpful suggestions on what to pack in a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child.

Operation Christmas Child

STAR is once again honored to be a part of Operation Christmas Child in Northeast Indiana. If you or your group is wanting to be a part of bringing Christmas to children in need, we…

PFW Diplomas will Still Say Just Purdue University

After a question and answer time that sometimes got intense, the chancellor of Purdue Fort Wayne talked to the head of the entire Purdue system and they decided to not change the name of the…

Fort Wayne Leaf Pick-Up Schedule

The city of Fort Wayne has set the leaf pickup schedule, and you should be getting a postcard in the mail soon with it if you haven't already.  They'll start in the northern third of the city…

Cost to Heat Your Home Going Up; Payment Plans Available

If you're a NIPSCO customer, it's going to cost more to stay warm this winter.  The company says their projections tell them it will cost on average $7.50 more each month to heat your home. …

First Class Stamp Prices Going Up Again

It's probably going to cost you a lot more to send a first class letter as the U.S. Postal Service tries to boost their revenue in light of a huge deficit.  They're proposing an increase to…

Average Credit Score Higher than Ever

The average credit score in the U.S. has never been higher!  704 is a new record, and that makes eight years in a row the average has gone up.  There are less people now with really bad…

National Voter Registration Day

The right to vote is something that gets taken for granted a lot.  September 25th, 2018 is national voter registration day, and it's a great time to do that if you never have.  Also, if…

NIPSCO Increase Lower than First Thought

Your NIPSCO gas bill will go up, but not as much as we first thought.  The company had originally wanted to increase the customer charge by eight dollars and fifty cents, but their new…

Volunteer for Hurricane Florence Relief (God’s Pit Crew)

As relief efforts continue in the Carolina's, the greatest need right now is for...volunteers. God's Pit Crew is another organzation that is responding to the need. Click here if you're…

Volunteer for Hurricane Florence Relief (with Convoy of Hope)

We are working hard to process all volunteer group requests. At this time, we are only accepting registrations for groups of 10 to 20 people. We will match your request with our needs and…

Volunteer for Hurricane Florence Relief (with Samaritan’s Purse)

Samaritan's Purse staff, along with two disaster relief units and other equipment, left our North Wilkesboro facilities on Saturday morning (9-15-18) headed for eastern North Carolina. We…

Food Deserts in Allen County

St. Joe Community Health Foundation and Purdue-Fort Wayne say there are 37 different areas in Allen County that are considered "food deserts," where people don't have close access to a…

Red Cross Sends Volunteers to Hurricane Relief Area

Our Northeast Indiana branch of the American Red Cross has sent volunteers along with Emergency Response Vehicles to help out with hurricane relief.  They're heading to the staging area in…

New 9/11 Memorial in Pennsylvania

The new 9/11 memorial has been dedicated at the Shanksville, Pennsylvania site, where the passengers on flight 93 were able to subdue the hijackers who were believed to be aiming the plane at…

Fort Wayne Civil Rights Leader Passes Away

One of Fort Wayne's most important civil rights leaders has passed away.  Ninety-year-old Hana Stith was a co-founder of the city's African/African-American Historical Museum and taught…

Brown County Leaf Cam

With Fall on the way and those bright colors waiting to burst out, Brown County in southern Indiana has brought back their "Leaf Cam."  This is one of the best areas in the state to see the…

AAA Says Lower Prices Coming for Fuel this Fall

Triple-A (AAA) says it expects gas prices to go down once Labor Day hits, and that our national average could go down this fall to $2.70 a gallon or less.  That would be 14 cents less than…

I&M Customers May See Lower Bill Amount

Here's something you don't hear every day -- your power bill could be going DOWN!  If you're an Indiana Michigan Power customer, recent federal tax cuts should be showing up in your bills…

Be a Tourist in Your Own Hometown

Visit Fort Wayne has announced plans for the 20th annual Be a Tourist in your Own Hometown.  It's happening on September 9th, and you can pick up your passport at Kroger or Old National…

Passing of Senator John McCain

We've been hearing lots of tributes and stories about Senator John McCain after his passing on Saturday.  He was a prisoner of war for five years during the Vietnam War, and at one point they…