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'Oath Keepers' stepping up call for armed school patrols

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A national organization that bills itself as protectors of freedom -- but that has been deemed extreme by some watchdog groups -- is mobilizing to add "volunteer guardians" to more schools, according to the Oath Keepers website. 

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Armed Oath Keeper to stand at North Side High School every day Video included

An Oath Keeper armed with a handgun and AR-15 is standing watch outside of a local high school. 

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First Responders hold active shooter drill at Carroll High School

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Crews put on an active shooter drill at Carroll High School Saturday using students as actors in order to work on communication between paramedics and SWAT. The Huntertown Fire Department and EMS joined with Allen County Police and school leaders from Northwest Allen County to practice responding to an active shooter at a school.  "We're in building, we're dealing with kids, screams, possible gunshots, so it's a lot more intense and it definitely amps us the adre...

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Former drug dealer partners with prosecutor to educate community about bringing cases to trial Video included

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A former criminal who's turned his life around is now working with the Allen County prosecutor to educate the community about what it takes to bring a murder case to trial.

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Carroll High School hosts rescue task force training

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Departments from around Allen County will be getting some hands-on experience in emergency response.

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Hearing the Call: unexpected moments Video included

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Unexpected moments are something treasured when doing “Hearing the Call.” 

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Convicted murderer arrested for parole violation in Fort Wayne

Clifton Craig (Photo//David Hartzler/ PD2 Indiana Department of Correction photos) Clifton Craig (Photo//David Hartzler/ PD2 Indiana Department of Correction photos)
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A man on parole for a 1975 homicide is back in custody after allegedly violating parole.

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Mercer County man extradited after using furlough to go to Las Vegas area

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A Mercer County man has had to be extradited for the second time.

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Police: No survivors following small plane crash in Indiana Video included

Indiana State Police say there are no survivors after a small plane carrying at least three people crashed in southern Carroll County.

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#Justiceformalakai hosts celebration of life for Malakai Garrett Video included

Event organizers sell raffle tickets with proceeds going to the Garrett family Event organizers sell raffle tickets with proceeds going to the Garrett family
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Activist group #justiceformalakai hosted a celebration of life Sunday afternoon for Malakai Garrett, the two-year-old boy who police say was murdered by his mother's boyfriend back in November. But Sunday wasn't a day for tears. Instead, it was a day to celebrate who Malakai was. A toddler who loved to laugh, play, and have fun. To be sure, plenty of family fun was had at Georgetown Entertainment during Sunday's celebration. The event featured bowling, a raffle drawing, a... More>>

Liberty Diner owner foresees reopening in week ahead

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The owner of the Liberty Diner in Fort Wayne on Saturday shared a message with patrons: We'll be back open soon. The post on social media Saturday afternoon acknowledged that the restaurant was shut down due to a roof leak, but said repairs and a light remodeling were under way. It indicated the diner could be back in business in a week, with details to follow. The roof leak, which allowed water into the food preparation area, was the most serious of multiple findings during a recen...

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Hundreds gather to rally for tighter gun control laws

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) — "We're all here to say that something needs to be done." People of all ages came together Sunday to rally in hopes to tighten gun control laws. Brandon Blumenherst, a freshman at IPFW, started the momentum for a rally on face book after 17 people were gunned down at a Florida high school. "We need to show our legislators that people are sick and tired of things like this from happening." People at the rally say they'd like ... More>>

Rokita positions himself as "strong ally" to Trump in Fort Wayne visit Video included

Rep. Todd Rokita addresses crowd gathered at Friends Too on Jefferson Blvd. Rep. Todd Rokita addresses crowd gathered at Friends Too on Jefferson Blvd.
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As the debate over making schools safer continues in Washington, local politicians are adding their voices. "I would not support any quote unquote solution that involves hindering our God-given right to defend ourselves,” says Republican congressman and Senate candidate Todd Rokita (R-IN). Rokita was in Fort Wayne Saturday, hosting a meet and greet at Friends Too on Jefferson Blvd. He says if we want to make our schools safer, stricter gun-control is not the answer.

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First Responders hold active shooter drill at Carroll High School Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) — Crews put on an active shooter drill at Carroll High School Saturday using students as actors in order to work on communication between paramedics and SWAT. The Huntertown Fire Department and EMS joined with Allen County Police and school leaders from Northwest Allen County to practice responding to an active shooter at a school.  "We're in building, we're dealing with kids, screams, possible gunshots, so it's a lot more intense and ... More>>

Hearing the Call team wraps up Guatemala trip

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All week ABC21 has been bringing you stories about how “Hearing the Call” has helped people in Guatemala.

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Allen County 4-H Shooting Sports opens registration for spring programs

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Two shooting programs are open for registration for students in Allen County. 

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Fort Wayne area schools recognized for academic excellence

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13 Fort Wayne schools have been named as Four Star schools by the Indiana Department of Education.

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Current weekend events

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The weekend is the perfect time to get together and have some family-friendly fun here in town.    

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New online resource addresses opioid crisis in rural communities

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A national department is looking to address the opioid crisis, especially in rural areas of the country.

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