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Fort Wayne joins fight against opioid distributors

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The City of Fort Wayne is hoping to hold the companies responsible for bringing opiates into the community accountable.

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Two-vehicle crash leaves one man dead

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One man is dead after a car vs truck crash early Monday afternoon. 

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New gourmet burger restaurant opens in Fort Wayne

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One of the trendier names in the upscale burger business is ready for business in Fort Wayne. 

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Preparation work begins for demolition of Peerless Cleaners

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We told you last week more change was coming downtown, today shows the first signs of it. 

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Kosciusko County Sheriff's Department teams up with church to spread holiday cheer

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Deputies in Kosciusko County spread a little holiday cheer over the weekend.

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Police looking for help finding wanted man

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Police need your help finding a man wanted out of Grant County.

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Mastodons look for return of '16 magic in rematch with Hoosiers

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Rematch, anyone? The IPFW Mastodons travel to Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall in Bloomington Monday to take on the Indiana Hoosiers in a men's basketball contest neither team is expected to take lightly. 

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Indiana child welfare chief pens scathing resignation letter

The director of Indiana's child welfare agency says she's quitting because Gov. Eric Holcomb's administration has hurt her ability to protect children.

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Fort Wayne's Addison Agen to sing original song for The Voice finale

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Fort Wayne's favorite "Voice" will take the stage Monday.

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Two critically injured during early Sunday morning crash in Fort Wayne

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Two people were sent to the hospital in critical condition after a crash that left them trapped inside the vehicle.

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One Person Dead in Overnight Car Crash

One person is dead following a two vehicle crash early Saturday morning, according to police dispatch. Officers and EMS responded to the intersection of Clinton and Pontiac streets just after 3:30, to calls of a person pinned underneath a vehicle. 

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Families who lost loved ones come together to make new, positive holiday memories Video included

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Christmas is a time for cheer and celebration, but for families who have lost a loved one during the holiday season it can also bring back painful memories.

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Plane crash in southern Indiana claims three lives Video included

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Three people aboard a single-engine airplane were killed, when it crashed in Franklin County, Indiana Saturday night.  The Cessna went down around 9 PM in a rural wooded area, after leaving Kansas City, Missouri.  It was headed for Maryland.  Officials say there were also two dogs on the plane, and only one survived.  The cause of the crash is unknown.  FAA investigators examined the scene Sunday morning.  More>>

The Lighthouse opens second recovery home for those struggling with substance abuse

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- A local organization that helps men struggling with addiction opened their second location Sunday.  Dozens of community members came to show their support. Lighthouse leaders say in the past, they've had to turn men away simply because they haven't had enough space. But in this second home, they can help up to eight more men. "This is the hard work that we've put together with a board to open a second house so that we can serve more peo... More>>

The week ahead: City Council to consider parking meter contract, rate increase

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The Fort Wayne City Council on Tuesday is expected to vote on a nearly $800,000 parking meter contract -- a measure that would upgrade systems at an increased cost to those who park downtown.

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Protesters say more charges needed in toddler's death

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- It's been more than two weeks since the horrific beating death of 2-year-old Malakai Garrett. 27-year-old Mitchell Vanryn has been charged with the toddler's murder, but people protesting Saturday say they want Malakai's mother to be charged too. "Amber has not been held accountable, and I feel like after photos and paperwork have come out, and there's months of documented bruising on his face, black eyes, busted mouth, bruising on his neck. Somet... More>>

Junior Achiever: BandanasByHannah Video included

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While dogs may be man's best friend,12 year old Hannah Albright is best friends with all animals. In fact, her pets are her inspiration. Hannah owns her own business, BandanasByHannah, which she created and developed with her furry friends in mind. "She came to me frequently saying 'what can i do to earn 5 dollars?'" says her mother Nikole. "At a certain point, I said instead of just earning money to buy them, why don't I show you how to sew." Now, Hannah ... More>>

Allen County to sue opioid manufacturers Video included

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Who is responsible for creating the opioid crisis? Allen County is joining a list of counties and cities suing pharmaceutical companies.

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USF to play Saturday in NAIA football championship; here's how you can watch it

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The University of Saint Francis Cougars defend their football national championship Saturday night in a game that will be livestreamed via ESPN3. USF plays Reinhardt University of suburban Atlanta at 6 p.m. in Daytona Beach. 

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Juvenile found guilty in assault with racial overtones Video included

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A New Haven teenager is deemed delinquent, after being found guilty Friday of battery causing serious bodily injury in a crime with racial overtones. It's a case that a local minority leader says justifies a hate crime law in Indiana.

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'Penny Pitch' to benefit shelter for local veterans enters home stretch

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A longstanding effort to help local charities is in the home stretch, and we'll soon know how much has been raised to support a shelter for homeless veterans. WOWO radio -- a news partner with ABC21 -- wraps up its two-day "radiothon" Friday afternoon.

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United Way in Need of Donations

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The United Way says donations are way down this year. The organization says this means it won't be able to support all 5,000 families referred to the Christmas Service this year. They anticipate they will only be able to help half that number. The families who have been approved are expected to receive a $30,000 voucher. You can still help by clicking here. More>>

Allen County commissioners vote to sue makers and distributors of opioids

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Add Allen County to the growing list of state and local entities suing the manufacturers and distributors of powerful opioid medications. County commissioners on Friday voted to hire a law firm to sue certain unspecified pharmaceutical companies. 

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How Concordia Lutheran is helping Addison Agen Video included

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Just like millions of other people, you've watched Addison Agen and voted for her. But there's a different kind of support for the Fort Wayne star now in the final four on the hit NBC show, "The Voice." That's because Addison has a big responsibility while she's in Los Angeles that no other contestant in the final four has to juggle.

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Fort Wayne water rate hike may be coming Video included

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Fort Wayne residents need to get ready for the possibility of another utility rate hike some months down the road. Over the next year, city water utility officials believe they will have to make the case for higher rates.

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Coroner identifies killer, victim in Calhoun Street homicide-suicide

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The Allen County Coroner on Thursday identified the two men involved in a homicide-suicide Tuesday in the 2400 block of Calhoun Street. The coroner's office ruled Joseph Hurley III a victim of homicide.

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From Here to Eternity Video included

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Like most of us today folks living in Fort Wayne in 1873 weren't thinking about death.

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Tread lightly around bodies of water this winter

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With chilly weather here, the Indiana Department of Homeland Security is reminding people to be cautious when spending time near bodies of water and ice.

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Current weekend events 12/14

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Fort Wayne is getting into the holiday spirit this weekend. 

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Fort Wayne man donates kidney to perfect stranger Video included

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A picture of Robert Leibowitz with his kids at Disney, desperate for a kidney donor and wearing a shirt with his blood type and phone number soon went viral on Facebook.  The post caught the attention of Richie Sully in Fort Wayne.  "I called the guy and I left him a message and he called back a few days later and here we are," said Sully.  Leibowitz has five kids and says they are his life.  It's a fact that resonated with Sully, a father of two daug...

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8 arrested after narcotics sweep in Bluffton

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Eight people were arrested and six others are wanted after a narcotics investigation in Bluffton.

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Drivers urged to drive safely around horse carriages

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As the holiday season ramps up, Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control is urging drivers to share the road with horse carriages.

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Overnight house fire leaves Fort Wayne family out in the cold

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An overnight fire left a Fort Wayne family without a home on a cold winter night.

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Former Peerless Cleaners facility to be torn down Video included

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The former Peerless Cleaners facility at Main and Fulton has been vacant for about a year. And because of its rapid growth, the University of Saint Francis jumped at the chance to buy it, even with no specific plan in mind.

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Local theaters to feel the 'force' of Star Wars opening weekend

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If you're waiting until the last minute to buy tickets to see the new "Star Wars" film, well... we've got a bad feeling about that.

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Coroner rules Calhoun deaths homicide-suicide Video included

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We now have some answers after city police found two dead men inside a home in south Fort Wayne on Tuesday.  Autopsies performed Wednesday found one of the men was shot dead, while the other killed himself.

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Northside restaurant owner trades ribs for pizza Video included

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A restaurant with six decades in Fort Wayne's dining community is going away. The same space will soon be serving up a new menu that hopes to keep old patrons and attract new ones from a younger crowd.

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Fort Wayne burger scene gets new entry

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One of the trendier names in the upscale burger business is about to begin operations in Fort Wayne. The owners of the new "BurgerFi" location in the 7700 block of Coldwater Road say they will open their doors to the public on Monday.

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New executive order provides paid leave for new state employee parents

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A newly signed executive order will allow executive branch state employees spend more time with their newborn or newly adopted child.

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Officials predict change unlikely to Indiana's cold beer law

Two leading voices on Indiana alcohol issues say there's little chance lawmakers will take action allowing convenience and grocery stores to sell cold beer.

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Holcomb makes temporary appointment to fill soon-vacant Huntington judgeship

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A senior judge will return to the bench on a regular basis, temporarily filling a soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Huntington County Circuit Court. Gov. Eric Holcomb appointed Senior Judge Karen Springer as Judge Pro Tempore.

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Holiday Cab program returns to Fort Wayne

For the 30th year, the Fort Wayne Police Department is offering free cab rides home to impaired drivers during the holidays.

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Backpacks of Hope distribution set for Friday at The Rescue Mission

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More than 700 backpacks are set to be delivered to those in need.

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Know what to recycle and what to throw away after holiday giving

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After the gift cleaning comes the cleanup. The Fort Wayne Solid Waste Department is reminding people about the city’s recycling policy.

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9 scams to be on the lookout for in December

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From final notices to fraudulent Fingerlings, here are 9 scams to be on the lookout for in December.

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One injured after pedestrian vs vehicle collision Tuesday

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A man is in critical condition after a strange incident Tuesday evening.

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Woman dies after being pulled from overturned vehicle in Wabash river Video included

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A Berne, Indiana woman is dead after a fatal car crash in Wells County.  The accident happened on S.R. 116,  near Ouabache State Park.  Rescue crews were called to the scene shortly after 3 PM Tuesday.  Witnesses say the driver, Sherry Green, was heading southeast on 116 when she lost control and crossed the centerline.  She went down an embankment and rolled into the Wabash River.  The Wells County Sheriff's Office says her car was fully submer... More>>

Addison Agen advances to finale on "The Voice"

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Fort Wayne's most famous 16-year-old will compete for a shot to come home as this season's champion on the network singing competition "The Voice." 

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How much salt? INDOT plows hit the highways Video included

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There is an army of plow drivers fighting to keep the highways as clear and as safe as possible for you.

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