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Centennial celebration: War hero honored at Fort Wayne V.A.

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It was no ordinary birthday celebration. A surprise party, organized by a team of doctors and medical staff, honored a World War II and Korean War veteran about to turn 100 years old. It took place at the Fort Wayne V.A. facility on Friday and was attended by Ralph Reighter's son, who said he waned to thank him father once again for his service to the country. 

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Demonstrations planned on anniversary of Columbine shooting.

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Students across Indiana and the country are preparing to rally once again on the topic of gun violence on the 19th anniversary of Columbine shooting. 

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Aunt of 2-year-old homicide victim speaks out Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - "How can you hurt this little girl who did absolutely nothing to you?" That's just one of the questions that Kimberly Gibbs hopes someday she'll get an answer to.  Police say her niece, 2-year-old Jocelyn Belcher was strangled at her home on Butler Street in January.  Gibbs still remembers the moment she heard the news. "My heart just stopped in the middle of a beat. At first, I thought it was just a joke.&q... More>>

'Young Entrepreneur' of the month: Lyla Ward

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Each month, ABC 21 partners with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana to showcase 'Young Entrepreneurs' in our area. For April, We introduced 10-year-old Lyla Ward and her business: Lyla's Fruit of The Spirit Bags. About a year ago, she started making bags with supplies like tooth brushes, socks and snacks for the homeless. The inspiration came from having to make similar bags at church. Lyla said handing those bags out has such a big impact on ... More>>

Students' cancer fundraiser hits close to home

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Kindergartners are practicing their moves to help stomp out cancer. It's something that hits close to home for them in the Northwest Allen County School district.

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Court documents show details in January child death

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More details have been learned in the case of a two-year-old who was strangled in late January.  

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The Story of Fun

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Winter chill is still in the air but in three short months the summer sun will again shine down on Fort Wayne's Three Rivers Festival.

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Police looking for person of interest in child death investigation

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Detectives are looking for help locating a person of interest in the death of a 2-year-old.

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Six regions chosen as finalists for Stellar Communities Program

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Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced six regions as finalists for the 2018 Stellar Communities Program that gives grants for community and economic development. 

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January child death ruled homicide

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The Allen County Coroner has determined the cause of death for a child who died in January.

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Record stores host events to celebrate Record Store Day Video included

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Small, independent record stores are getting some extra attention on National Record Store Day.

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Superloads to travel through Fort Wayne area

The last superload that went through the area was in 2014. Photo//Indana Department of Transportation The last superload that went through the area was in 2014. Photo//Indana Department of Transportation
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People should be on the lookout for traffic restrictions as two slow-moving oversized vehicle moves through the area. 

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GOP Statehouse leaders to detail special session plans

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Indiana Republican Statehouse leaders are set to announce their plans for an upcoming special session in May.

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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo prepares to open for 2018 season

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The wait is almost over. Saturday is the opening day for the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. 

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Pet Expo to take over Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

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Pet lovers in the community get excited. The Northern Indiana Pet Expo starts Saturday.

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