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Fight outside bar ends with top of victim's ear almost cut off

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A man was sent to the hospital with most of the top of his ear cut off after a fight outside a Fort Wayne bar early Monday morning.

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Local radio icon laid to rest Monday morning

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The community of Fort Wayne joined the family of Charly Butcher in giving their final goodbyes to the radio icon Monday morning.

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Opportunity Knocks: exploring a correlation between higher education and employment Video included

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Rick Farrant from Northeast Indiana Works lays out the key findings from a labor market analysis that shows a correlation between higher education and long-term employment.

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Ohio regulators weighing end to AT&T's low-income phone plan

Ohio utility regulators are accepting comments on AT&T's proposal to drop federal Lifeline phone service.

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Search crews find man, 71, who got lost during squirrel hunt

Indiana conservation officers say a 71-year-old Indianapolis man who went missing during a squirrel hunting trip has been found unharmed after getting lost in the Hoosier National Forest.

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Comedy act sparks walk-out at Purdue University

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (RTV6) --Students at Purdue University sent a message to a comedian whose jokes they considered sexually harassing. 

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Indiana officials to convene 2-day arts 'homecoming'

Indiana is holding a 2-day conference for artists from across the state.

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Homicide victim's family seeking justice one year after death Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - It's been exactly one year since 20-year-old Spencer Smith was shot and killed outside of East Central Tower apartments. Sunday, family members gathered at the same place Smith was gunned down.

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Two injured after head-on collision in DeKalb County

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Two people were injured after a head-on collision that caused one of the vehicles to roll over Sunday evening.

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Melania Trump addresses federal conference on cyberbullying

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Melania Trump is encouraging technology and social media companies to provide more opportunities for children to share ideas on how to be good citizens online. More>>

PFW students head back to class

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -Summer is officially over for college students attending Purdue University Fort Wayne. More than 7700 undergraduates and about 400 grad students will begin classes Monday. The university is holding its 2018 fall convocation on Monday as well, where staff and students will gather together for the very first time in an assembly as "Purdue University Fort Wayne." The chancellor is also expected to share his vision for this semester and beyond. More>>

Family, friends honor radio icon Charly Butcher Video included

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Friends, family, and members of the community took time to honor the late Fort Wayne radio legend, Charly Butcher.  Butcher died unexpectedly last week. He spent more than three decades at the top of his game in radio. Thousands of fans remember Charly for his time on air in Fort Wayne.  But, those who knew him well, say there we two sides to the man many are mourning today.

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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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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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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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