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IPFW students on edge after campus police alert, rumors of sex trafficking

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The e-mail alert from university police comes after speculations on social media that students may have been targeted as potential victims of sex trafficking. 

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Suspect in high-profile murder arrested in Mississippi Video included

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The suspect in the shooting death of the North Side High School assistant football coach is now in custody.

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New system streamlines reporting of Indiana roadway problems

State officials have launched a new system intended to make it easier for Indiana motorists to report roadway problems such as potholes.

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Fort Wayne Church remembers Florida shooting victims

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FORT WAYNE, IN (WPTA 21) -- A powerful message at a Fort Wayne Church Sunday morning. Church members laying 17 white roses at the altar as each victim's name from the Florida school massacre was read out loud. Reverend Bill McGill with Imani Baptist Church says even though we are more than a thousand miles away from the tragedy, it still hits home in Fort Wayne. "There are 17 families in Florida who are grieving today, who instead of worshiping are burying their children, thei... More>>

Food box idea draws criticism from Democrats, advocates

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The Trump administration considers replacing food stamps with pre-assembled boxes of canned foods and other shelf-stable goods. More>>

250 local kids treated to night at the movies Video included

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The new Marvel flick, “Black Panther,” is breaking records at the box office. Back here at home, 250 Fort Wayne kids got to see the film for free. Their popcorn for the evening was also provided for free thanks to the work of two local businesses. Tunnel Vision Entertainment and Hanning & Bean Enterprises bought out the entire 7:30 p.m. showing at the DuPont Road Carmike. They then distributed those tickets to kids at The Boys and Girls Club, City Life, My Brother'... More>>

Man arrested after police find over 90 grams of cocaine

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Fort Wayne Police say they arrested 35-year-old Arthur Williams after he ran from officers and was found with over 90 grams of cocaine Saturday. Authorities say the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit received a tip about a home on the 1500 block of Rudisill Blvd. They began to investigate. Detectives attempted a traffic stop on Williams after he left the house and committed a traffic violation, which resulted in a police chase. After a warrant...

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'Young Entrepreneur' of the month: Jade Henry Video included

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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 February, we introduced 10-year-old Jade Henry of Fort Wayne and her business: More than Just an Art. Henry started the business when she was nine. She makes rubber band bracelets and her own paintings and then sells them via word of mouth and at fairs around town. "She started making these bracelets and she went to town makin... More>>

Taking an Honor Flight via virtual reality Video included

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Poor health can rob us of some of the best times in life. But a group of ailing veterans in Marion Friday saw some of the most treasured military landmarks without leaving this area.

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Did the FBI miss a warning before Florida school shooting? Video included

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The massacre at a Florida high school is again raising questions about whether the FBI missed a warning that might have headed off a mass killing. More>>

Woman arrested after smuggling drugs into correctional facility

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A woman was arrested at Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) after attempting to bring drugs into the facility.  

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Intelligence agencies issue warning about Chinese smartphones

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Top officials from US intelligence agencies are warning Americans about the potential threat that Chinese smartphone makers pose.

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IPFW warns students of suspicious activity around town

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is warning students about reports of suspicious activity happening around Fort Wayne.

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Elkhart man arrested after police chase on Indiana Toll Road in LaGrange County

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An Elkhart man faces numerous charges after a vehicle pursuit Thursday evening.

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Car crashes into Fort Wayne hearing center

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A car trying to get out of mud ended up running into the side of a building Thursday night.

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Huntington County sees 50 thefts from motor vehicles within 30 days

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The Huntington County police are looking for help after a string of thefts from motor vehicles in the area.

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Norwell High School student dies after single-vehicle crash in Wells County

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The Northern Wells community is in grief after a junior died in a car crash Wednesday evening.

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One dead after industrial accident in Mercer County

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A Mendon man is dead after he slipped into a salt augur Thursday morning.

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Florida gunman had extra ammo at school, fired for 3 minutes Video included

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High school shooting that claimed 17 lives plunges Florida city into mourning. More>>

"Flip This City" leaders say more prosecutions key to curbing violence Video included

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Some local people, members of a group who've been touched by violence in Fort Wayne, are closely watching the Florida events unfold. But the group doesn't want you to forget the violence that's affecting the Summit City.

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Combating school violence: students in Fort Wayne share ideas for attacking the problem Video included

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You may feel frustrated and confused about acts of violence like the south Florida school massacre, which rob us of a sense of safety.  We hit the streets of Fort Wayne, looking for suggestions on how to end the violence.

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Hope for the Future Video included

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Lazy, self-absorbed, noses always buried in their cellphones.

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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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Indiana governor directs lowering flags for Florida victims

Indiana's governor is directing that flags be lowered to half-staff across the state in honor of the Florida school shooting victims.

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Police investigate overnight shooting on Indianapolis highway

Indiana State Police are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday evening on I-465.

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Victim identified in fatal crash on Indianapolis Road

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The Allen County coroner has identified the victim of a fatal two-vehicle collision.

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Cause of death identified for people found in icy pond

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We now know the cause of death for the two people found in a vehicle pulled from a vehicle that went into an icy pond in early February. 

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Fort Wayne one of two Indiana cities to receive New Markets tax credits

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The City of Fort Wayne is receiving $55 Million in tax credits to help revitalize and transform the community.

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Settlement reduces I&M rate hike by 63 percent

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A recent settlement would reduce the rate increase by more than $150 Million. 

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Indiana State Police investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Wabash County

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The Indiana State Police is investigating after a Kokomo man died in a shooting involving an officer Wednesday afternoon.

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Mayor calls News Sentinel reporter Kevin Leininger a "dumbass" Video included

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News Sentinel reporter Kevin Leininger first broke the story about Mayor Henry's $100 ticket for his expired license plate.  In the recording released Wednesday, Henry calls the award-winning journalist a "dumbass." Mayor Henry: "And to get the pressure off of me from that dumbass Leininger." In the recording, the mayor claimed the clerk only ticketed him because Leininger was asking questions.  Mayor Henry: "We just let Lingering go. Leininger, ... More>>

Audio released in feud between mayor, city clerk Video included

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The feud between Fort Wayne's mayor and a city clerk is taking a new turn.

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Long explains decision to leave senate in sit down interview Video included

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Indiana state lawmaker David Long says he is at peace with his decision to retire from his powerful position in charge of the senate. We sat down for a one on one interview with Long, which reinforces the notion that northeast Indiana stands to lose influence because of the shakeup to come. 

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