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Magley, Indiana west of Decatur was once a thriving farm town, now just a wide spot in the road. But Magley has something other bergs don't: a village within a town. “But it's fun, I like to be creative my mom was good with flowers our girls are talented and I just feel like that's what I can do. What Lila and Mike Rauner have done is create their own village, Rauner's Antique Village, in their over sized backyard. A dozen recycled farm sheds they've collected over the yea... More>>

Hurricane Maria batters Dominica as a Category 5 storm

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A strengthening Hurricane Maria is swirling toward the eastern Caribbean, with forecasters warning it probably will be a major storm by the time it passes through the already battered Leeward Islands late Monday. More>>

Plans for new hotel in downtown Fort Wayne unveiled Video included

Rendering of the planned hotel. Rendering of the planned hotel.
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Another hotel is in the works for Fort Wayne.

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Drink Up! Video included

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There's something for everyone at the Allen County Public Library, something to satisfy every intellectual or cultural curiosity. And occasionally there's something that just blows you mind. “And whenever we'd go to a nice place and they had a swizzle stick that was special,” says Richard Bible, “I'd take it and bring it home”. Richard Bible's been bringing home swizzle sticks, alcoholic drink stirrers, for 48 years. “This one here my wife and i ... More>>

Hurricane Maria aims at Puerto Rico after slamming Dominica

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Hurricane Maria is sweeping over the small island of Dominica with catastrophic Category 5 winds, starting a charge into the eastern Caribbean that threatens islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma and holds the chance of a direct hit on Puerto Rico. More>>

Proposed ordinance to combat nuisance properties

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The Commercial Problem Property ordinance proposed by Fort Wayne City Council President Tim Didier is one he hopes will help clean up many of the commercial properties like bars hotels and strip clubs that have become a nuisance to the community. 

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Out with the old, in with the new: Lutheran announces new downtown medical campus Video included

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A major shakeup is coming to health care in Fort Wayne. Lutheran Health Network announced Wednesday it's building a new medical campus downtown, replacing the first hospital ever built in the city. 

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Holcomb signs letter backing GOP's health overhaul

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has joined 14 other Republican governors in backing a last-ditch GOP effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

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New ordinance proposal takes aim at commercial chronic problem properties.

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An upcoming ordinance proposal hopes to combat properties that are chronic problem spots for the city.

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White supremacist group takes credit for fliers spotted at Purdue University

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Posters promoting a white supremacist group have been spotted around Purdue University.

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New jobs coming to Grant County with new manufacturing plant

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Up to 115 new jobs are coming to the Marion area with the addition of a new trailer manufacturer location.

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5 arrested during narcotics sweep in Fort Wayne

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An investigation into crack cocaine led officers to two Fort Wayne residences Tuesday afternoon.

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Toys R Us joins bankruptcy list as Amazon exerts influence

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Toys R Us, pioneering big box toy retailer, says it has filed voluntarily for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. More>>

In stark UN speech, Trump threatens to "destroy" North Korea Video included

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Trump to use his UN General Assembly address to press for UN members acting in their own self-interest to unite to face global dangers. More>>

Resident expresses concern about Airbnb users in residential areas

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC 21) -- Fort Wayne resident Jennifer Manning is showing concern about the online service, Airbnb, that allows people to lease ore rent short-term lodging for vacations or home-stays. "To have a rental property every day that's being rented to a different person it brings some real concerns about safety," said Manning. She brought up her complaint to Mayor Henry during one of his regular neighborhood "walk and talks" Tuesday. But the Mayor's ...

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Trump to visit Indiana, could stop in Fort Wayne

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The White House announced President Trump is coming to Indiana next week.  And Fort Wayne is on the list of cities he might visit.  It's not clear when Trump will arrive or where he'll be speaking, but we know he'll be talking about tax reform.  Allen County Republican Party Chairman Steve Shine says Indiana has been good to the President.  "It's not any surprise that the President would come back to an area where he has resounding support," said Shin... More>>

Rabid bats found in Allen County: what you need to know

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Fall officially begins Friday, and it serves as an important reminder to keep you and your family safe from rabid bats. Eleven of them have been found in the state so far this year, including two right here in Allen County. 

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Income tax hike highlighted as way to boost infrastructure upgrades

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More signs are appearing that a local income tax hike in Fort Wayne is paying dividends for neighborhoods and tourism. A local income tax hike championed by community leaders will bankroll infrastructure improvements that residents will soon see progress on.

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Fort Wayne woman shares positive message despite critical need for kidney donation

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From the outside, 42-year-old Michelle McKuras is your typical mother of three, she loves her family, her dog, and the occasional chance to hit the ice for some curling.  However, what many don't know is Michelle is dying.

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25th Honor Flight set to take off with 85 veterans

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Honor Flight Northeast Indiana is celebrating its 25th flight with passengers ranging from WWII to the Cold War.

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Inmate charged with attempted murder after attempted escape

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An Indiana man faces another charge after police say he attacked a transport officer during an escape attempt.

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Indiana GOP says President Trump visiting state next week

The Indiana Republican Party says President Donald Trump will visit the state next week.

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Anonymous tip leads to arrest of Noble County wanted person

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A Noble County man is in custody after police say he tried to run away from and fight officers.

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Allen County Wanted Persons for the week of September 18

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Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers is looking for your help finding these wanted persons.

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One injured in Sunday afternoon shooting in Grant County

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Police are investigating after they found a man suffering from a gunshot wound and saw another man running from the area.

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US flies powerful warplanes amid tensions with North Korea Video included

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South Korea says the U.S. military has flown powerful bombers and stealth jets over the Korean Peninsula in joint drills with South Korean warplanes. More>>

IPFW student and DACA recipient hopes he can stay in the US Video included

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IPFW sophomore Carlos Lopez was in a math class when he found out the President ordered an end to the DACA program.  "A lot of things came to my mind. Doubt, fear. Am I gonna be able to finish? Am I gonna be able to give back to my parents?" said Lopez.  Lopez shared his story  with the public Monday night at IPFW. The college held a forum to educate folks on the DACA program and the uncertain future dreamers face.  Immigration lawyer Clare Corado was... More>>

Rep. Banks supports new ideas to rein in N. Korea's nuclear program Video included

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Is it time to get tougher on China to better control North Korea's nuclear ambitions? On the eve of an address to the United Nations by President Trump that will focus attention on North Korea, northeast Indiana's representative on Capitol Hill says such a crackdown on China is one avenue the President may pursue.

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UPDATE: LaGrange County Missing man found

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UPDATE: The missing man from Shipshewana has been located.

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Bats in homes could pose rabies risk

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Allen County health officials are helping people learn how to safely capture bats.

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Reaction to Fort Wayne Community Schools growth Video included

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Friday Fort Wayne Community Schools announced they had seen a growth in enrollment for the first time in five years. "We'll we're up, as of Friday, 156 students." according to Public Information Officer for Fort Wayne Community Schools Krista Stockman. 

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President Trump omnipresent over Emmy Awards ceremony

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He may not have an Emmy, but Donald Trump had a huge impact on television's annual awards ceremony. More>>

Police arrest mother after baby allegedly tests positive for heroin

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A Wabash woman faces a neglect of a dependent charge after police say her child had drugs in his system. 

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Opportunity Knocks: the importance of re-engaging workers Video included

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Ways the region could re-engage people to enter the workforce and help fill the thousands of current job openings.

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Sunday afternoon crash claims life of teen in Kosciusko County

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Police are investigating after a teenager died in a crash Sunday afternoon.

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Family hides rocks with uplifting messages to honor daughter's legacy Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC21) -- Sometimes it takes just a kind word to completely turn someone's day around. That's exactly what Cloey's mother, Taffie Hosler, is doing to honor someone very special. "Cloey is someone who would spend every last dime to bake cupcakes for somebody for their birthday or to buy them gifts," said Hosler. "So if she was here, she would be spending all of our money to buy paint, and rocks, and glitter, and everything else." Cloey Saalfran... More>>

Woman shows up to Fort Wayne hospital with stab wounds

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Investigators with the Fort Wayne Police Department are trying to determine the details surrounding a stabbing incident overnight.  Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, the FWPD got word of an adult woman who had been taken to a local hospital with stab wounds.  Officers met the woman at the hospital and learned from staff she was in critical condition.  At this point, the details surrounding her injuries remain cloudy.  Police do not know where the incident took place, a... More>>

No serious injuries reported following fiery crash into utility pole

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A teen driver was able to walk away without any life-threatening injuries following a fiery crash in rural DeKalb County Sunday.  Police say 80-year-old Janice Tester, of Auburn, was headed south on CR 31 when she spotted another car driving left of center.  That's when police say 16-year-old Lindsay E. Hirchak sideswiped the other car.  Hirchak's car lost control, went off the road and struck a utility pole.  By the time crews got to the scene, the car was eng... More>>

ABC21 Digging Deeper: YMCA member says he won't take his kids back to the Lehman YMCA Video included

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An ABC21 Digging Deeper investigation has uncovered a safety concern at a Fort Wayne YMCA just a few weeks after it opened to the public. It's the same facility where a woman later died after lifeguards pulled her from the pool. 

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A twist on a lemonade stand to raise money for Auburn's library Video included

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The man charged with causing millions of dollars in damage to the historic Auburn library is set to plead guilty in the case. This, as a group of seniors and people with disabilities did what they could to help the Eckhart Library get back up and running.

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Job fair shines spotlight on challenge to find law enforcement recruits Video included

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Overcoming the odds to keep peace on the streets. Law enforcement agencies here at home and across the country are struggling to find qualified candidates willing to wear a badge.

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Health officials encouraging parents to talk to their children about making healthy choices

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Health officials are encouraging parents to talk with their children about healthy eating and physical activity during Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.

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