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SLIDESHOW: USS Indiana Christened amid pomp, circumstance

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Dignitaries including Vice President Mike Pence and U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly were among those witnessing the Christening of the USS Indiana -- the first Navy vessel to bear the Hoosier State name in more than 70 years.

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Pedestrian killed on I-469

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A pedestrian was killed Friday afternoon on I-469 near mile marker 18.

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Exclusive: Mother speaks out after daughter was killed in last month's double-murder suicide Video included

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A mother struggling to stay afloat after her daughter was gunned down in the street by a person who many say was disturbed and lonely. On March 27th, 20-year-old Hailey Nelson and her best friend 18-year-old Jenna Leakey were shot to death by 20-year-old Tyler Turner, who eventually turned the gun on himself. Nelson was Turner's ex-girlfriend and appeared to be jealous over her new relationship. 

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'Prom nightmare' brought to life Video included

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Huntington North High School is trying to ensure everyone has a fun and safe time at prom this year. The dance is Saturday, but Friday, upper classman were shown first hand how a few poor choices could send them down a dangerous and possibly deadly road.

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Customers of Obamacare plan get scare about coverage: deal struck to avert problem Video included

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About 1,200 customers of an Obamacare insurance provider from this area got a scare that they were about to lose rights to choose their hospital and doctors. An 11th hour deal has been worked out avoiding the nightmare scenario, but it illustrates the choppy waters that clients and caregivers at times navigate in today's health care field.

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SLIDESHOW: Then and now, the USS Indiana plays key role in national defense

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One of the newest tools in our nation's military fleet will be Christened on Saturday, but the name "USS Indiana" has a storied past, as well. Two battleships have served as namesakes of the Hoosier State. See the past, present and future of the "USS Indiana" in our slideshow.

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Iowa State Patrol continues investigation in 'Bachelor' deadly crash Video included

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The Iowa State Patrol says it is investigating what conditions were like along the road when the crash happened around 8:20 p.m. Monday night.

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79-year-old Defiance man accused of child sexual abuse over the past 40 years

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A 79-year-old Ohio man is accused of child sexual abuse over the course of 40 years.  Miguel "Mike" Urdiales, of Defiance, Ohio, stands accused of two counts of rape of a minor under the age of 13.  These charges come after an investigation from the Defiance County Sheriff's Office, Family Services, and Child Protection Unit.  The investigation found this sexual abuse allegedly occurred over the past 40 years.  Defiance County Prosecutor Morris Murray... More>>

Fort Wayne event highlights contributions made by immigrants Video included

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Sharing the untold stories. An event held Thursday evening was designed to celebrate the contributions made by immigrants in Fort Wayne.

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Man dressed as a caveman takes a stroll through Warsaw Video included

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Cavemen don't exist in 2017, but one was sighted in Warsaw on Wednesday.  Of course, it was actually a man dressed as a caveman, and he gave one business owner quite the scare. Owner of the Glam Boutique, Michelle Smith Ledrew, says the door to her store was open and the man walked in. Without saying a word, he glared at her and then walked out and began to go look into the windows of other businesses. “I literally was frozen. I couldn’t even think of what to say,... More>>

Taking a closer look at Trump’s tax plan Video included

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How could President Trump's proposed tax cuts impact you?

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Hundreds of customers still without power Thursday afternoon

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Hundreds of Indiana and Michigan Power customers remained without electricity late Thursday afternoon, 20 hours after a brief but strong storm blew through Fort Wayne. Affected areas were scattered across the city, but one of the highest concentrations was just north of Concordia Theological Seminary, along North Clinton Street near St. Joe Center Road.

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Documentary in the works for local real life Indiana Jones Video included

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A Huntington University Professor is getting ready for another trip to the Holy Land, and this time he's bringing a camera crew with him. To most students at Huntington University they know him as Professor Fairchild, but to those who know him best, he's known simply as Indiana Mark.

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Officials urge Hoosiers to take advantage of 'Unwanted Medication Disposal Day'

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Don't flush them and please don't toss them in the trash. That's the message from law enforcement and health officials, who have a better way to get rid of old medications you may have around your home. Friday is "Unwanted Medication Disposal Day," a day that makes it easy to turn in those expired drugs by adding collection points around Fort Wayne.

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More than 1,400 people still without power in Allen County Video included

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More than 1,400 people are without power in Fort Wayne and Allen County Wednesday morning after an evening of severe weather overnight.  Allen County and the surrounding areas were hit with severe thunderstorms that brought heavy downpours, hail and quite the light show overnight.  As a result, power was knocked out in some areas.  Check Indiana Michigan Power's outage map to get a more detailed look at outages across northeast Indiana. 

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Driving instructor urges drivers to use caution around motorcycles Video included

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With summertime rolling in, that always means more motorcycles are out on the streets. That also means there's potential for serious accidents that both drivers and riders need to be aware of. “There’s not much protection for that motorcycle driver and it wouldn’t take much for you to bump them and really put them, badly, in injury. So, we try our best to make sure they understand this is very,very important," said driving instructor at Safeway Driving Sc... More>>

After many delays, murder trial scheduled to begin Video included

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A Fort Wayne man's murder trial is on track to begin next month, and it's a killing you might remember. It's a case with an unusual twist that delayed his trial once before.

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Southern Indiana charter school lawsuit connected to Grace College

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A downstate charter school, connected to a college in Northeast Indiana, is now facing a lawsuit. Seven Oaks, an authorized charter school of Grace College, is now being sued by the Indiana Coalition of Public Education-Monroe County. 

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19-year-old facing charges after argument turns into shooting

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A 19-year-old Ohio man is in custody after an overnight shooting in Middle Point.  It all started around 9 p.m. when dispatch got word of a possible drive-by shooting across from the baseball diamonds.  When Van Wert County Sheriff's Deputies got on scene, they found one male in the street with gunshot wounds.  That victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  After speaking with witnesses at the scene and talking with the victim, o... More>>

GOP drops US-Mexico wall demands as spending talks advance

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Bipartisan bargainers are making progress toward a budget deal to prevent a federal shutdown this weekend. More>>

ROAD RAGE: Street race ends with critical injuries Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - Police say road rage is to blame for a motorcycle crash Tuesday night.

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Raising your income taxes to pay for riverfront development?

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"We're probably looking at $100 million over 10 years to really make it first class," City Councilman John Crawford says.

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Road closure planned for demolition of Bowser Building

The 60,000 square foot office building was built in 1917 and was the corporate headquarters of the S.F. Bowser Company until 1961. It was used for the Fort Wayne Police Department from 1995 to 2012. The 60,000 square foot office building was built in 1917 and was the corporate headquarters of the S.F. Bowser Company until 1961. It was used for the Fort Wayne Police Department from 1995 to 2012.
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A section of Creighton Avenue will be closed for the demolition of the Bowser building.

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Fort Wayne man pleads guilty in connection with deadly hit-and-run

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An admission of guilt from a Fort Wayne man involved in a deadly hit and run crash back in November.

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Local professor, city residents sound off on showdown with N. Korea Video included

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President Trump is inviting all 100 U.S. Senators to the White House for a briefing on the unsettled situation in North Korea. An IPFW professor and Fort Wayne residents weighed in on the growing tensions and whether there is concern that the conflict is getting out of control. 

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Spencer woman seriously injured in motorcycle crash

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A Spencer woman was injured after her motorcycle skid out of control while trying to avoid a collision. 

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Suspect in 2015 murder to appear for pre-trial conference

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A Fort Wayne man accused of murder will be in court Wednesday.

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One injured after three-vehicle crash in DeKalb County

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A three-vehicle collision left one person injured Monday afternoon.

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Indiana governor facing decisions after legislative session

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is set to discuss the decisions he faces following this year's state legislative session that wrapped up in the early morning hours of Saturday.

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10 Things to Know for Today

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Among 10 Things to Know: US government shutdown, health bill rescue at stake in Congress; Arkansas executes 2 inmates on the same gurney, hours apart; Seoul: North Korea holding drill to mark military anniversary. More>>

Two injured after motorcycle crash Monday afternoon

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One person is in critical condition after a motorcycle vs pickup truck crash in DeKalb County.

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Indiana court rules wounded officer can't sue gun seller

The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that a wounded police officer can't sue a sporting goods store that sold a handgun later used to wound him. More>>

Governor Holcomb vetoes bill charging for public records requests

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has vetoed a piece of legislation that would charge residents for certain public records requests.

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Lafontaine man dies after falling into well Video included

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Conservation officers are investigating after a man fell into a well at his residence.

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FWPD officer on one-year anniversary of crash Video included

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A Fort Wayne police officer is celebrating a milestone -- surviving a terrible crash in her squad car one year ago.

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Allen County wanted persons for the week of 4/24

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Allen County Crime Stoppers is looking for help finding these wanted persons.

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