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Fort Wayne announces proposal to bring mixed-use development to riverfront

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A new proposal aims at bringing a mixed-use development to Fort Wayne's riverfront.

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'Rib Room' to close around year's end; new restaurant to take its place

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A decades-old name in Fort Wayne dining is going away. ABC21 has learned that the "Rib Room" will close around the end of the year, with plans to reopen the location under a new name and dining concept.

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NYPD: Responding to report of Times Square area explosion

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NEW YORK (AP) --  UPDATE: A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a man had a pipe bomb strapped to him when it went off on a New York City subway platform. 

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Family asking Meijer to install bulletproof window at gas station Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- A family continues to grieve after 25-year-old Jacob Walerko was shot and killed at the Lima Road Meijer gas station Thanksgiving night.  Walerko's family is trying to prevent this tragedy from happening again.  Jacob's brother Jared Walerko wants to make sure other gas station attendants are better protected.  That's why he's asking Meijer to install a bulletproof glass window in the same spot where Jacob was shot and killed.  He s... More>>

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First measurable snowfall of the season coming down

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The Fort Wayne area is seeing its first measurable snowfall of the season.

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Man Critically Hurt in Overnight Incident

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A man is in critical condition following an incident near S. Anthony Blvd and Oxford St.  Police responded to the area just after one o'clock, Saturday. Officers located an adult male covered in blood.  Medics determined the male to be in serious condition, and drove him to a local hospital, where he was later downgraded to critical condition. Police say they received multiple reports of gunshots in the area, but it was not apparent what kind of injurie...

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Last call for fall: City to collect leaf debris in final passes

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It's the last chance for leaf pick-up this year. The City of Fort Wayne has added additional collection days due to the lateness of the changing season. 

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Police looking for help finding missing mom and child

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Police are looking for your help to see if a mom and child are alright.

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Court officer sues Huntington County judge for 'sex-based harassment, discrimination' Video included

A lawsuit charging discrimination, harassment and retaliation has been filed against a Huntington Circuit Court Judge who was a central figure in an ABC21 Digging Deeper series of reports earlier this year. 

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Digging Deeper Update: Gov. Holcomb expected to name new Huntington Co. judge shortly

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A replacement for Huntington County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Hakes, who is leaving the bench before the end of his term, should be named within the next few weeks, a spokesperson for the governor told ABC21 on Friday.

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Host of Christmas Past Video included

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You know before you walk through the door the holidays are special at Matt and Jody Ellenwood's house.

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Fort Wayne church hosts free community Christmas event Video included

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Sunday was the last day for Christmaspalooza at the Pointe Church.

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Police looking for help identifying fraud suspect

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Police looking for help investigating a fraud case. Grant County Crime Stoppers is looking for help after a credit card fraud case. 

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UPDATE: Southbound Lima reopens after water main repair

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UPDATE: The water main on Lima has been repaired and the street is open to traffic. 

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Portland police officers spread holiday cheer at Riley Children's Hospital Video included

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A handful of officers from Portland Indiana stopped by Riley Children's Hospital to pay a visit to three amazing young children and their families.

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Dozens gather together Sunday to pay tribute to toddler beaten to death Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- "I think anytime tragedy strikes our community, I think we have a pretty great community that comes together."  Family, friends, and complete strangers gathered together for a candlelight vigil Sunday to pay tribute to 2-year-old Malakai Garrett, who was beaten to death. One woman who attended, didn't know Malakai's family personally, but brought her son and husband along to show their support.  She says she can't imagine what...

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Holcomb loses bet, does pushups

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is a man of his word.  After losing a bet to Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, he had to flex some muscle.  Army's narrow victory over Navy on Saturday meant that Holcomb, a Navy vet, had to do one pushup for every point Army scored.  In a video posted on Twitter, first dog Henry ends up stealing the show, nuzzling his winded owner.  More>>

DeKalb High School students bring history to life at museum Video included

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History came to life Saturday at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. Students from DeKalb High School's Media Lit class posed as wax sculptures at the museum. But these "sculptures" had a lot to say. When approached, these bright students would tell you all about the historical figure from DeKalb County that they've spent the past month researching. Both students and teachers agreed that there's something special about stepping into a character's shoes. "It's more t... More>>

Investigation into shooting reveals strangulation death

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An investigation into a reported shooting revealed another cause of death altogether. 

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Know when to bring your pets in from the cold Video included

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With the cold temperatures moving in, it's important to plan for the well-being of your pets. 

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Fort Wayne prepares for weekend snow Video included

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The City of Fort Wayne is getting ready for this weekend's snow event.

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Indiana reports first flu-related death of the season

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The Indiana State Department of Health has reported the first flu-related death in Indiana for the season.

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Three arrested after narcotics search in Celina

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Three people face preliminary charges after a narcotics search in Celina, Ohio Friday. 

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Finish Line outfits Special Olympics basketball team with new shoes for 2018 games Video included

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A local basketball team is sporting new sneakers as a Fort Wayne shoe store joins a national campaign to give back. 

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One dead after school bus vs car crash

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One person is dead after a vehicle rear-ended a school bus Thursday.

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Christmas Walk through Eckhart Park kicks off Friday night Video included

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This time of year, just about every city and town is done up in holiday lights, garlands and decorations. In Auburn, an annual holiday tradition kicks off Friday, and it's chock-full of the holiday spirit.

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Huntington woman doing her part to help friends, family affected by California wildfires Video included

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California residents continue to battle against a wildfire that has caused massive devastation.

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Councilman Crawford: 'We should override the veto' Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Councilman John Crawford (R) says city council should consider overriding the veto on the "pay-to-play" ordinance passed by the council last week. The ordinance bans companies that donate more than $2,000 to a candidate for city office from being awarded city contracts. "I can't speak for the whole group, but I think we've already discussed this and I'm quite convinced that we should override the veto," said Crawford. This, after May...

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State Boulevard lane restrictions a sign of things to come Video included

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It's a major traffic headache, where drivers are navigating orange cones much like they'll be doing next year and the year after that.

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