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Accumulating snow, below zero wind chills forecast across northeast Indiana Video included

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Snow showers from overnight have created slick roads Monday morning.

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University of Saint Francis to take "A Day On, Not a Day Off" for Martin Luther King Day Video included

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Monday is Martin Luther King Day, a national holiday. However, not everyone takes the day off. Some see it as a perfect opportunity for a day of service. 

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Fort Wayne city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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The City of Fort Wayne’s offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 15, in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Garbage and recycling collection will not be affected and will remain on schedule. The City will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 16. More>>

Whitko moves forward with consolidation, votes to close middle school Video included

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The Whitko School Board voted Monday night to move grades 7 through 9 from Whitko Middle School to Whitko High School.  As a part of the consolidation, Pierceton and South Whitley Elementaries will add a grade, and become kindergarten through 6-th grade schools.  Whitko Schools Superintendent Steve Clason says his preference was the middle school because the classrooms are bigger. But he's glad the high school upgrades won't cost taxpayers money.  "We estimated ... More>>

Gas station owner devastated about shootings Video included

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The owner of the gas station where a woman was fatally shot this weekend in Fort Wayne says he's devastated about her death, saying it's the first problem the business has had.

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Councilman: trash pickup situation unacceptable Video included

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One Fort Wayne council member says his patience is wearing thin regarding the city's new trash collection contractor. Democrat Glynn Hines insists complaints are pouring in from people he represents, about the quality of service.

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Three arrested in New Castle death investigation

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The New Castle Police Department has made three arrests in connection with a fatal shooting that happened on Jan. 9.  

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AG announces expansion of Indiana's Human Trafficking Unit

Additional investigators and attorneys are being assigned to the Human Trafficking Investigations Unit in the Indiana attorney general's office.

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Indiana State Police clarifies after Tennessee Sheriff's Department Delphi post

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The Indiana State Police is clarifying after a segment on Megyn Kelly TODAY.

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Fort Wayne soldier remembered, laid to rest in local service

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A local soldier who died while deployed at Fort Hood, Texas, was remembered in services Monday in Fort Wayne. Sergeant 1st Class Mark Boner served as an automated logistical specialist in the U.S. Army. 

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Girl Scout Cookie season begins

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The holiday season may be long gone now, but there's another season of giving that just started up—Girl Scout Cookie season.  

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1 dead, 2 hurt in gas station shooting Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC 21) -- A woman is dead, a minor is at the hospital in serious condition and a man is in good condition after an overnight shooting at a gas station on the 4200 block of South Hanna Street. Fort Wayne police say some sort of disturbance in the parking lot led to the shooting just before 1 a.m. Saturday morning. The woman was found inside the gas station and taken to the hospital in critical condition before medics pronounced her dead. The minor was found in...

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Theft suspects die after police pursuit in Kosciusko County

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Two people are dead and two others were injured after a police pursuit through Warsaw

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Fort Wayne student describes emotions during Hawaii's "missile threat"

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- It was another day that Sarah Claassen didn't know if she'd be around for. Sarah tells me she was sleeping Saturday morning when her phone's emergency alarm went off. Her first thought when she saw the alert? "Is this the beginning of World War III? Like, what is this? Even coming to terms like this could be the end, like you just don't know." Sarah says she jumped out of bed, woke up her roommates and prepared for the worst. "We st...

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A Mother's Hope receives $20k grant Video included

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A new Fort Wayne non-profit organization is getting a big boost thanks to a $20,000 grant from Saint Joseph Community Health Foundation. When A Mother's Hope officially opens its doors in March, it will offer a shelter for homeless mothers in need of food and safety. But the agency recognizes that lasting change requires more.

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Fire crews battle early-morning structure fire in Huntertown

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HUNTERTOWN, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Fire crews were called to the 16000 block of Lima Road early Saturday morning on reports of a structure fire. A witness, who tells ABC 21 he made the 911 call, says he doesn't believe anyone was inside at the time of the fire. We're working to learn more details. Check back later for updates. More>>

Thief steals every donated item intended for next weekend's Salvation Army fundraiser

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Leaders at Fort Wayne's Salvation Army are devastated after someone stole every item intended for next weekend's fundraiser. They're scrambling to figure out how to replace that potential revenue that was earmarked to help so many people.

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Parent company of Carson's at brink of bankruptcy, according to new report

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The Bon-Ton Stores, Inc., the parent company of Carson's department store, is being pushed toward bankruptcy by some of their largest creditors, a new report in Bloomberg said Friday. 

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Peru man dies in semi vs. pickup truck accident

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An early morning crash involving a semi-tractor and a pickup truck claimed the life of a Peru man.

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Passenger car, semi crash claims one life

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One life was claimed in a crash between a semi and a passenger car carrying four people.  Police say the crash happened near the 50 mile marker in the westbound lanes of the Indiana Toll Road, about one mile east of the LaPorte exit.  Indiana State Police Dispatch received a call of a crash between a semi and a passenger car around 7:13 a.m. this morning, Jan. 12.   Investigation revealed that a red 2013 Hyundai with three passengers, driven by 36-year-old ...

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