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FWPD: 'Parents should be very afraid' Video included

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Police say all parents should take note of what happened and be vigilant with their own kids.

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Life Line Video included

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“I was terribly afraid of being like my dad, and just going and trading all my hours to somebody else,: says Warsaw ceramicist John Bauman. “I Had a midlife crisis at ten years old.” And at ten years of age John Bauman determined to work for himself, whatever that work might be. And he discovered that when he saw a professor make a ceramic pot in college. “I was awestruck,” he recalls. “That wasn't in existence five minutes ago and suddenly th...

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Woman to appear in court Monday, accused of plotting to kill child with tainted breast milk

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A Fort Wayne woman accused of plotting to use tainted breast milk to kill her niece is scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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New quarter design honors Indiana war hero... but do you know who he is?

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A new quarter featuring Revolutionary War figure George Rogers Clark is set for release next month in the southwestern Indiana city where his American soldiers captured a British-held fort. 

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Democratic Congressmen urge Pence to pay for cost of trip to Colts game

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Five Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to Vice President Mike Pence urging him to repay the government for the cost of a recent trip to an Indianapolis Colts game. 

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Continued Sunshine and Warmth

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While you may need the jacket this morning, you won't need it later today. Mother Nature will continue to spoil us into the first part of the weekend. Plenty of sunshine is expected and temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s.  An approaching cold front will shake things up for Sunday. While the mild air stays in place, clouds will increase, it will be breezy and showers will move in late afternoon and evening.  Once the front fully moves through, there will be a few ... More>>

Multiple overdoses suspected as police respond three times in one day to North Side High School

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Three different incident reports filed at the Fort Wayne Police Department detail a series of possible drug overdoses on campus on Thursday.

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Steuben County home a total loss after fire

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The house partially collapsed soon after first responders arrived. 

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Nice Weather Continues

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If you've enjoyed the weather so far this week, well, you are going to enjoy it through Saturday as well. Sunshine will dominate and temperatures will continue to warm up into the mid 70s through that time period. Low temperatures will gradually warm up from the upper 40s to the mid 50s, so you may not need a jacket for some of the days.  The nice weather has to come to an end at some point, and it is looking like Sunday will be that day. Temperatures stay mild with highs in the... More>>

Junior Achiever: 13 year-old Kayden Ptak Video included

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13-year-old Kayden Ptak owns and operates his own business

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Four women, 81 men set to take part in 26th 'Honor Flight' to DC

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A total of 85 veterans -- four of them women -- are expected to take part in the 26th Honor Flight Northeast Indiana on Wednesday. Among those on the trip -- a husband and wife couple.

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Portable breath tests help area police 'sniff out' drunk drivers Video included

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Soon, if you get the behind the wheel in coming home from a local bar or holiday party, police will have different tools to see if you're breaking the law. It's part of a campaign bankrolled by federal dollars to crackdown on drunk driving.

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Make your plans early! Boilermakers to open 2018 season on a Thursday

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The Purdue Boilermakers will start the 2018 season extra early, with a Thursday game at Ross-Ade Stadium against the Northwestern Wildcats.

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Old Fort burns the night oil on Saturday

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A little haunted (maybe), and a lot of history. On Saturday -- just a week before Halloween -- area residents and visitors are invited to explore the "Old Fort" after hours. 

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Go fish! DNR stocks local pond for weekend fishing event

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The pond at Shoaff park is stocked with trout and ready for anglers. Indiana's Department of Natural Resources on Friday added 200 rainbow trout to the waters in advance of Saturday's fishing derby.

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Volunteers needed to plant hundreds of trees at Allen County parks Saturday

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The leaves may be coming down, but hundreds of new trees will be going up at local parks this weekend... and you can help. Saturday -- from 10 until noon – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation is inviting members of the community to take part int the Great Tree Canopy Comeback.

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Semi crash closes westbound lanes of U.S. 30 in Whitley County

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Westbound lanes on U.S. 30 are closed at CR 300 E in Whitley County after a crash involving a semi Friday morning. Authorities are asking drivers to avoid the area and seek alternate routes of travel. Initial reports indicated the crash involved injuries but no information is available on their severity.  More>>

North Side parents react after police respond to multiple overdoses Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC 21) -- Emergency personnel and police responded to reports of multiple overdoses at North Side High School Thursday. RELATED: Multiple overdoses suspected as police respond three times in one day to North Side High School At least three students were treated for possible overdoses after taking an unknown yellow pill. WPTA spoke with parents outside the school who reacted to the news. "They don't realize that when they take something, from peer press... More>>

Arsonist gets lengthy sentence for burning public library

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A man who pleaded guilty to starting a devastating fire at the public library in Auburn was sentenced on Thursday to 12 years in prison. 

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Police arrest man who allegedly exposed self to child

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A Rockford man faces preliminary charges after he allegedly exposed himself to an elementary age girl. 

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More than $15,000 of lawn mowing equipment stolen from Huntertown teen business owner Video included

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A Huntertown teenager is looking for your help catching the crooks who have threatened to cripple his thriving small business.  Ben Smith, 18, has a passion for mowing lawns.

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Emergency crews respond to train derailment

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Emergency crews are responding to reports that a train went off its rails Thursday afternoon.

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Troopers serve lunch to raise money for Special Olympics

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Troopers from the Indiana State Police Post in Fort Wayne will be raising money for the Special Olympics Saturday. 

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Area colleges compete to crush hunger

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Five area schools are partnering with Community Harvest Food Bank in a food drive competition to benefit families in northeast Indiana.

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IU, Purdue to meet twice every year in expanded Big Ten basketball schedule

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Indiana University and Purdue University will square off twice each season as part of a new scheduling approach announced by the Big Ten on Thursday. 

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Fort Wayne asking community members for input through online survey

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Do you have an idea how the city can inform, engage and improve your community or neighborhood? The Mayor's Office wants to hear from you.

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Wild Zoo Halloween in second weekend of three-weekend run

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The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is set to open for its second weekend of "Wild Zoo Halloween" Friday, inviting trick-or-treaters to visit the popular attraction. 

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Researchers find bug in Wi-Fi network that leaves consumers at risk

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Do you have a smartphone, laptop or other "smart" object connected to the internet through Wi-Fi? If so, your information could be at risk. 

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Forum focuses on infant mortality in Fort Wayne

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Local health officials are addressing infant mortality in Fort Wayne. 

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Start Fort Wayne celebrates anniversary

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A non-profit group that helps local entrepreneurs make their ideas into realities is celebrating its first anniversary.

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Police investigate battery at Villages of Hanna Apartments

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Police are investigating after a woman was found bleeding and unconscious in the hallway of an apartment building.

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Prosecutors: Witnesses key to helping solve Fort Wayne murders

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Witnesses must come forward with what they know if Allen County prosecutors are to put a bigger dent in the unsolved homicide cases from 2017. That's the message from those taking those cases to court. 

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Police release details on Wednesday morning AMBER Alert Video included

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We are learning more details behind Wednesday morning's AMBER Alert.

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How parents can help tackle the opioid epidemic Video included

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Parents can play an important role in tackling the opioid crisis. That is why several local organizations came together to educate parents.

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Police raid Fort Wayne home after heroin dealing investigation

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A Fort Wayne man faces preliminary charges after a narcotics raid Wednesday morning.

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Police looking for help finding man who exposed self to child

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Police are looking for your help after a man exposed himself to an elementary age girl.

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Nationwide human trafficking investigation nets 120 arrests

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The Federal Bureau was able to recover 84 minors and arrest 120 traffickers in a nationwide effort.

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Medical wire company expanding in Fort Wayne Video included

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Up to 337 new jobs are coming to Fort Wayne after Fort Wayne Metals announced an expansion.

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Fort Wayne Urban League expresses discouragement at number of homicides remaining unsolved Video included

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Of Allen County's 27 homicides this year, 21 cases are still open.  The Fort Wayne Urban League says even when the Prosecutor's Office has solid leads, they've dragged their feet. 

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Fort Wayne home under renovation catches fire

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Fire officials are investigating after an early morning fire at a home under renovation. 

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Corral announced as next Decatur police chief; will withdraw from Adams sheriff's race

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Lennie Corral will become the next Chief of Police for Decatur in January, an appointment that will prompt his withdrawal from the race for Adams County Sheriff. 

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Do you fear parking downtown? Video included

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When was the last time you tried to park downtown? Some changes are in the works for the short-term and there are larger plans on the way for the long-term, too.

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New IPFW chancellor tours campus, readies for challenge ahead Video included

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Laying out a vision for what northeast Indiana's largest public university could become. The new chancellor for IPFW met with reporters Tuesday, answering how he plans to tackle the biggest challenges facing the regional campus.

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Scam alert: Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana says to look out for fake volunteers Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC 21) -- Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana's president Lena Yarian says a former employee called them to tell them about someone who came to their front door posing as a JA volunteer, asking for money. "It is a little disappointing that someone is out there misrepresenting our organization," said Yarian. The not for profit organization relies on donations. They serve almost 140,000 kids per year. Yarian says she hopes people will make sure someone ... More>>

LaGrange County traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

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Two Wolcottville residents face preliminary charges after a traffic stop Sunday morning.

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Authorities suspend search for missing worker after blast

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Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others. More>>

Children of fallen Tennessee first responder visit Huntington County law enforcement

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A bittersweet trip down memory lane for two boys who have lost so much in their young lives.

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