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One in critical condition following early morning shooting

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One man is in critical condition and another is wounded after a shooting near downtown Fort Wayne Saturday morning.

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Homestead High School graduate helped protect students during Texas shooting spree

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One of the teachers who helped get students to safety as a gunman went on a killing spree at a Texas school on Friday is a graduate and former employee of Homestead High School in Fort Wayne.

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Officials identify suspect in shooting that killed 10 at Texas high school

Ten people were killed and ten others injured in a shooting Friday morning at a high school in the southeastern Texas city of Santa Fe, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has confirmed.

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Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana hosts 'Lemonade Day' Saturday Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Each month, ABC 21 partners with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana to showcase a 'Young Entrepreneur' and a business they started to make some extra cash. Junior Achievement provided kids all over the area to experience having their own business Saturday by giving the the tools to run a lemonade stand. They partnered with organizations like The Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana to provide students with backpack k... More>>

Embassy Theatre takes guests back in time to celebrate its 90th anniversary Video included

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The Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne took guests back in time Saturday night, 90 years to be exact, to the year the historic building first opened. While the actual 90th anniversary took place on May 14, Saturday was the big celebration. A beautiful 1927 Roadster welcomed guests under the marquee. Everyone was dressed up in their suits and flapper dresses to party like it was 1928, back when the space was called the Emboyd Theatre. The celebration was packed with musical acts from... More>>

Dozens gather to remember teen killed in 2016 Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - A sign of remembrance. Family and friends gathered Friday after their loved-one, a teenager, was shot and killed in Fort Wayne in 2016. Police say 17-year-old Dontay White was found shot in a car two years ago, later dying at the hospital. White's mother organized a balloon launch to remember her son and dozens showed up at Hamilton park.  Folks stood in a prayer circle before releasing 24 balloons - each marking one month since Dontay's... More>>

Indy 500 qualifying begins at the Brickyard

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Qualifying gets underway Saturday at the Brickyard, as teams jockey for position in a 33-car field that will see the green flag next weekend. The qualifying runs are expected to take place in -- or around -- less-than-ideal weather conditions in Indianapolis. 

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Outdoor farmers market returns to downtown Fort Wayne

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Another season of the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana outdoor Farmers Market gets underway Saturday morning. 

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Homestead Graduate shares chilling details during Texas school shooting Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - The Texas High School shooting has a Fort Wayne connection. A strong one and an emotional one. Matthew Seifert is no stranger to the Hoosier state.  In fact, he's a Homestead High School and Ball State graduate.  Not to mention, an Air Force veteran, who, until three years ago, served as a band director at Homestead. Friday? As the band director at Santa Fe Texas High School, he served as protector and hero. "This morning it was ... More>>

Fort Wayne residents sound off about how to fix school violence crisis Video included

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A high school in Santa Fe Texas the most recent to be rocked by deadly violence. An attacker with a shotgun and handgun killed at least 10 people. 

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Huntington woman awarded nearly $2M in bizarre case

Richard Hoagland is pictured together with his second wife Linda Iseler. (Photo//Hoagland Family/ABC) Richard Hoagland is pictured together with his second wife Linda Iseler. (Photo//Hoagland Family/ABC)
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A Huntington woman whose husband disappeared in 1993 without a trace will get nearly $2 million in back child support after he was found 23 years later.

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FWFD rescues baby deer from pool

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Fort Wayne firefighters saved a baby deer from drowning in a local pool this afternoon, and reunited it with its mother.  

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COURT ROUNDUP: Three high-profile cases in Allen County Friday morning

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There were multiple cases before an Allen County judge Friday morning, two of which were sentencings.

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Career Academy instructor surprised with teacher of the year award

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A graphic design instructor was surprised Friday morning after being selected as Fort Wayne Community School's teacher of the year. 

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Rise-n-Roll opens second Fort Wayne location

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Nearly a dozen people camped outside Fort Wayne's new Rise-n-Roll location to get free donuts.

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Woman accused in tainted breast milk plot sentenced

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The woman police say tried to poison her infant niece learned her sentence Friday.

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Girls on the Run hosting celebratory 5K event Video included

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Growing up, girls often struggle to maintain a high self-confidence as they handle conflicting messages about how to act and who they should be. Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.

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Gas main installation causes restrictions on West Hamilton Road

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Motorists should be on the lookout for lane restrictions on West Hamilton Road.

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One seriously injured in overnight shooting

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Police are investigating reports of a shooting at an apartment complex.

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Demolition begins at former Scott's grocery store

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Changes are in store for a former grocery store in the North Anthony Corridor. 

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Indiana school district adding cameras to buses' stop arms

A central Indiana school district is installing cameras on its buses to catch motorists who race past buses with lowered stop arms.

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Police investigate rash of violence hitting Fort Wayne streets Video included

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Call it the calm after a storm of violence. Fort Wayne police detectives are busy working on four important investigations, all tied to serious crimes from Wednesday. 

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FWPD 'building bridges' to Burmese population Video included

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Using the badge to try and bring two very different cultures closer together. The Fort Wayne Police Department hopes to forge a new bond with the city's vibrant Burmese population.

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Fort Wayne students lay wreath on Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Video included

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Students at one Fort Wayne school got to experience Washington DC in a unique way Wednesday.

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