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Family looking for answers after 3 dead in fire back in May Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - A Fort Wayne family is looking for answers after three people were killed in a house fire, back in May. The house on Wheelock Road was engulfed in flames in May, taking the lives of 46-year-old Larry Shaw, otherwise known as Brad, his wife 43-year-old Amber Shaw and their 12-year-old son, Elijah.  The surviving family is still fighting back tears even months after loosing their loved ones. Sunday, they held a family reunion to honor ...

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Police search for suspect in Saturday morning bank robbery

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - Police are asking for the public's help identifying a suspect in a bank robbery. It happened at Partners First Credit Union on West Jefferson Blvd around noon Saturday.  Officers say a man approached a teller, indicated he had a weapon and demanded money. The suspect fled the scene in a stolen vehicle. Police describe the suspect as a male white in his 40's in a baseball cap. He is believed to be driving a 2013 white Silverado with &quo...

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'Young Entrepreneur of the month: Morgan Spade

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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 July, We introduced 18-year-old Morgan Spade.  When she was 17, Morgan decided to take sewing skills she had previously learned from her grandmother to start making plush key chains. The key chains would represent specific animals at the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary. She'd pick a different animal each month and ... More>>

Road rage suspect waives extradition from Florida

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The man wanted in connection with a roadside incident that ended with the death of a 60-year-old driver has waived extradition and will likely return to Fort Wayne from Florida by the end of the month.

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City: One proposal submitted for North River development

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Only one group met a Tuesday deadline to submit detailed plans for the North River property, Fort Wayne city officials told ABC21. That proposal is led by Continental Property Group of Minnesota. 

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Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend to release names of priests who committed sexual abuse Video included

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The bishop overseeing the Fort Wayne-South Bend diocese is responding to the Pennsylvania Grand Jury investigation. 

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New state police facilities planned in Fort Wayne, Lowell

Officials are moving ahead with plans to build two new Indiana State Police facilities in the northern part of the state.

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Lawmaker wants to allow school-safety funding referendums

A state lawmaker wants to allow Indiana schools to seek referendums that would boost their funding for school safety initiatives.

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Anonymous tip leads to teen's arrest on various drug charges

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CORUNNA, Ind. (ABC 21) -- An anonymous tip about an underage drinking party led police arresting a 19-year-old on various drug charges last Saturday. According to a release from police, officers arrested 19-year-old Blake Crager. On the night of Aug. 11, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department says the followed up on an anonymous person's tip and found consistencies with the information they received. Officers responded to a home in the 1100 block of U.S. 6 in Corunna. During a... More>>

1 arrested after investigation into underage drinking party

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A 19-year-old faces preliminary charges after police say they found drugs and alcoholic beverages at an underage party. The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department said they received the tip around 10pm on August 11. When police went to the residence they were able to search the property. The department said officers found  an unofficial  weight  of  537 grams of  marijuana,  along  with  cocaine,  drug  paraphernalia,  and  mult... More>>

Former Wawasee High School coach arrested for sexual misconduct with a minor

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A former wrestling coach was arrested after an investigation into alleged inappropriate contact between the coach and a juvenile female student.

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Fort Wayne blocks firefighters from collecting Fill the Boot donations at stoplights

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A common sight every year will be nowhere to be seen this year as firefighters were booted from the street. Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters said they will no longer be able to collect donations for the "Fill the Boot" drive at stoplights.

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Cause of death determined in Huntington County farm accident

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The cause of death has been determined in a Huntington County farming accident that killed a former Fort Wayne pain doctor.

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Road rage homicide suspect arrested in Bay Co. Florida Video included

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The man wanted in connection with a road rage homicide has been arrested in Florida.

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Purdue Fort Wayne hosts draft day for 10-year-old athlete

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A special draft day is planned at Purdue Fort Wayne Friday morning.

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UPDATE: Police say man shot by pellet gun not only victim in Fort Wayne Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - We're following up on a story about a Fort Wayne man that was shot by a pellet gun while standing outside Henry's bar with friends Tuesday night.  But ABC 21 has learned he is not the only person in the area to be shot in the same manner. In an incident report from the Fort Wayne Police Department it states that on August 9th a woman was standing outside the Scan building, which is next to Henry's when she thought something fell from the buildi... More>>

Current 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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Ball State changes course, decides remove Papa John's founder name from institute

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After experiencing an outcry from the campus community, the Ball State Board of Trustees approved to remove Papa John's founder’s name from a school of business program. 

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