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Sunday alcohol sales measure eases through full House vote

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By a nearly 9-to-1 ratio, members of Indiana's House of Representatives approved a bill to legalize the sales of liquor and beer at retail stores on Sundays.

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Weather, flu hit blood supply hard

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The American Red Cross is reissuing an urgent call for blood and platelet donors due to ongoing severe weather coupled with the seasonal flu.

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2 dead, 17 injured in Kentucky school shooting; suspect held

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Authorities are reporting one person was killed and others were wounded Tuesday in a high school shooting in rural Kentucky. More>>

Ex-sports doctor's victims draw strength from each other

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Drawing strength from one another, scores of women and girls continue to step forward to confront Larry Nassar at the sports doctor's sentencing in Michigan for sexually abusing young female athletes. More>>

Senator Donnelly: I voted twice to avoid a government shutdown Video included

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Indiana's Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly says he helped make it happen.

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Detective hits milestone in foiling property crimes Video included

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Fort Wayne's 'million dollar' cop. One Fort Wayne Police Department detective has just hit a milestone of recovering more than $1-million worth of stolen goods.

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Banks files for re-election

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First-term U.S. Rep. Jim Banks on Tuesday filed for re-election. In a news release, campaign officials said a "formal announcement event" would take place in the future.

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Banks Town Hall set for tonight... but forum's focus renews criticisms

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Rep. Jim Banks (R-3rd District) will hold the first of three announced Town Hall forums Tuesday night in Fort Wayne, but the event appears to be designated "for veterans only." 

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NFL rejects military veterans' 'Please Stand' Super Bowl program ad

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The military group American Veterans (AMVETS) says the NFL has rejected its full-page Super Bowl program ad that contained the hashtag "#PleaseStand."

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Indiana soldier killed in crash was top student, athlete

US Army identified 1st Lt. Clayton R. Cullen, of Indiana as one of two pilots killed in an AH64 Apache helicopter crash on Saturday during training operations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. (Photo//US Army) US Army identified 1st Lt. Clayton R. Cullen, of Indiana as one of two pilots killed in an AH64 Apache helicopter crash on Saturday during training operations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. (Photo//US Army)

An Indiana soldier killed in a California helicopter crash was a top student and athlete at his high school before starting Army officer training while in college.

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Bill to allow CBD oil sales advances to full Senate

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A bill that would allow sale and possession of CBD oil containing only trace amounts of THC advanced to the full Indiana Senate on Tuesday. The Senate Corrections and Criminal Law Committee passed SB52 by a 7-2 margin.

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Salvation army raises $50K in Harry Potter fundraiser

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The Salvation Army is celebrating a successful weekend fundraiser.

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Police find suspected improvised explosive devices in Marshall County

Indiana State Police responded to two reports of suspected improvised explosive devices in Marshall County Monday.

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Large employer in northern Indiana county plans more layoffs

A large employer in a northern Indiana county is planning another round of job cuts.

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Data show Indiana union membership fell 12.5 percent in 2017

A federal agency says Indiana's union membership fell 12.5 percent last year to its lowest level since 2013.

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Indiana Senate approves carryout Sunday alcohol sales bill

The Indiana Senate has approved a measure that would repeal Indiana's ban on Sunday carryout alcohol sales.

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Allen County Wanted Persons for the week of January 21

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Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers is looking for help finding these wanted persons.

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Details about weekend homicides released Video included

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We are learning new information about the shooting that claimed the lives of two women and an unborn child over the weekend.

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Crime rate drops in Fort Wayne, police say Video included

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The city of Fort Wayne saw a small drop in crime in 2017, officials drawing attention to a fall off in several violent crime categories. Despite that, certain aspects of crime fighting figure to get tougher going forward.

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Glossy Ministry Video included

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It's no national publishing house but Deshawn Moore's Fort Wayne study is publishing a national message of Hope. 

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Emergency Medical Technician dies during early morning crash in Miami County

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An EMT died after an ambulance vs car crash early Monday morning.

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Ohio police find $75K worth of stolen items during search

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The Celina Police Department has a suspect in custody they believe is connected with thefts in several Ohio counties.

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Rep. Banks to hold Town Hall meetings this week

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With "nonessential" aspects of the federal government shut down, Rep. Jim Banks (R-3rd District) will return to northeastern Indiana to host a series of Town Hall meetings this week. 

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Ex-defense contractor workers accused of tuition money fraud

Authorities say former employees of a defense contractor with operations in Indiana defrauded the company as part of a tuition assistance program.

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Coroner identifies victims of weekend shooting

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The Allen County Coroner has formally identified the victims of Saturday morning's shooting. 

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Police arrest man in connection with weekend death investigation

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Police have a man in custody in connection with a shooting that left two woman dead over the weekend.

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UPDATE Two die in weekend shooting

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UPDATE: As of the time of this report, the other woman has died. Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting.

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UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled for woman missing out of St. Joseph County

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Police are looking for your help after a woman went missing Sunday evening.

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Driver trapped after crashing into bridge Monday morning

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Emergency crews assisted a drier after they crashed into a bridge Monday morning.

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How to get your taxes filed by a professional for free

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If you make less than $54,000 a year, here is how you can get your taxes filed professionally this year. 

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Fort Wayne police arrest man in connection with series of gas station robberies

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Police have a man in custody after four gas station robberies within five hours.

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Hundreds Walk in Fort Wayne's Women's March

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- A foggy and rainy afternoon didn't stop hundreds from marching around the Allen County Courthouse Sunday. "It like warms my heart on this cold day that there's so many people supporting this. It's so inspiring to see so many people out here that are fighting the good fight and want their voices to be heard as well." A peaceful protest challenged many of President Trump's policies. Folks at the Women's March made signs in support of is... More>>

Government shutdown forces portion of 122nd Fighter Wing guardsmen to head home

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC21) -- The government shutdown is already having an impact here in Fort Wayne.  Saturday morning, the 122nd Fighter Wing stopped its scheduled drill this weekend due to lack of appropriations from the federal government.  A portion of the guardsmen considered with non-exempt duties were let go at noon, the base says.  All federal technicians will report for duty on Monday, and after four hours, non-exempt technicians will be placed... More>>

US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other Video included

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A bitterly-divided Congress is hurtling toward a government shutdown this weekend in a partisan stare-down over demands by Democrats for a solution on politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported. More>>

Fort Wayne locksmith not surprised by number of calls concerning car theft Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- "I mean I've heard of this happening, but I didn't think it would happen until it happened to me." It was a difficult life lesson for Savannah Walker, who started her car a few weeks ago and went back inside for a few minutes. When she was ready to leave? Her car, gone. "It just really sucks, it's really sad someone would do that." Jared Andrews has almost the same story too, except his car being stolen was caught on camera. &quo... More>>

Aging veteran handed state's top award: comes a lifetime after WWII battle Video included

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A source of tremendous pride for a Steuben County World War II veteran and his family. Erven Oetting on Friday was awarded one of the state's highest honors, just months after a prized item he'd lost back in the war was discovered and brought back to him. 

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Martin Short, Steve Martin to bring night of music and comedy to Embassy Theatre

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Two comic legends will bring their talents to the Embassy Theatre in what will likely be one of the hottest tickets in town this spring. Martin Short and Steve Martin are set to host "at intimate evening of live comedy and music" on May 18. 

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