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Multiple overdoses suspected as police respond three times in one day to North Side High School

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Three different incident reports filed at the Fort Wayne Police Department detail a series of possible drug overdoses on campus on Thursday.

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Emergency crews respond to train derailment

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Emergency crews are responding to reports that a train went off its rails Thursday afternoon.

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Steuben County home a total loss after fire

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The house partially collapsed soon after first responders arrived. 

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Nice Weather Continues

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If you've enjoyed the weather so far this week, well, you are going to enjoy it through Saturday as well. Sunshine will dominate and temperatures will continue to warm up into the mid 70s through that time period. Low temperatures will gradually warm up from the upper 40s to the mid 50s, so you may not need a jacket for some of the days.  The nice weather has to come to an end at some point, and it is looking like Sunday will be that day. Temperatures stay mild with highs in the... More>>

Corral announced as next Decatur police chief; will withdraw from Adams sheriff's race

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Lennie Corral will become the next Chief of Police for Decatur in January, an appointment that will prompt his withdrawal from the race for Adams County Sheriff. 

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District erases 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from lesson plan

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BILOXI, Miss. (AP) -- "To Kill a Mockingbird" is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district.

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Authorities: Man may be linked to 100 thefts, burglaries

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Authorities say a 26-year-old man charged in a northwestern Indiana burglary that was thwarted by a homeowner may be linked to roughly 100 thefts and burglaries in the area.

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Sunshine & Warmer Weather

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Breezy conditions could be expected through the morning and early afternoon. Winds could gust up to 30 mph at times. Abundant sunshine will help us warm up into the upper 60s this afternoon. Another cool morning could be expected tomorrow, but once again, the sunshine will warm us back into the upper 60s.  The 70s look to return to end the week and the sun will keep shining on us. Changes are coming though, as a cold front approaches this weekend. Rain and cooler air can be exp... More>>

Three shootings in 24-hour time span leave one dead, five injured

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Police responded to three shooting in a 24-hour time period. In each shooting, there were two victims.

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Fort Wayne Police investigate fatal overnight shooting Video included

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Police are investigating a shooting that left one dead and another in serious condition.

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Cool Start to the Work Week

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You'll want the jacket today as temperatures start off in the 40s. There are a few showers to deal with, but those will be gone by about 8 a.m. Temperatures slowly warm up today as clouds decrease, but we won't escape from the 50s for a high. Expect to see a decent amount of sunshine later this afternoon. The rest of the wee will be sunny as temperatures warm up into the 70s. Even though we are expecting the warm up, morning temperatures will require a jacket as we remain in the 40s ... More>>

Indiana deer hunters can't use rifles on public land

An Indiana lawmaker says a mistake in recently passed legislation now prohibits hunters from using any kind of rifle to hunt deer on public property.

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UPDATE: No evidence of foul play in Friday morning death investigation

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UPDATE: New Haven police say there is no evidence of foul play after a man was found dead outside a New Haven mobile home.

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Better Weather Into The Weekend

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Happy Friday the 13th! Something we haven't seen in a while, the sun, returns midday and into the afternoon. It's been a while since we have seen the brightest star in the sky.  The sun will continue into Saturday, mixing with clouds here and there. Temperatures warm up to near 80º, so if you have anything to get done outdoors, Saturday is your day.  Sunday will become gloomy once again as clouds move in along with showers and windy conditions. Winds will gust up to 4... More>>

Indiana AG: 'Something is terribly wrong' when athletes focus on police, not on common street violence

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Indiana's attorney general on Thursday shared with media outlets an essay questioning why athletes were focused on the actions of police officers instead of what he defined as a much bigger problem: "black on black" crime. 

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Construction company growing weary of distracted drivers

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A local construction company has a message for Allen County drivers: Pay attention and stay out of work zones. 

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One More Gloomy Day

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Another gloomy day is expected today as clouds linger overhead. Overall, it will be a dry day, but some mist could be possible at times. Once we get to the afternoon a little sunshine could peek through the clouds, but you still may need a jacket as temperatures will remain cool, in the low 60s.  Better weather is on tap with more sunshine and warmer air expected to wrap up the work week. A few morning clouds on Friday will give way to sunshine by the middle of the day and the a... More>>

FBI looking for help in child exploitation investigation

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Law enforcement officials need your help identifying a woman in a sexual exploitation investigation. 

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Indiana vague about reasons for withholding Pence's emails

The state of Indiana is holding back an indeterminate number of Vice President Mike Pence's emails from his time as governor.

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Rain Tapers Off

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Plenty of moderate to heavy rain moved through overnight and this morning, but we're not expecting it to linger through the day today. Showers will be more isolated late this morning and through the early evening. Cloud cover will help keep temperatures cool through the day today with many of us ranging from near 60º to the mid 60s.  We become dry tonight, but a little patchy fog is possible to kick off your Thursday morning. Be sure to stay tuned to ABC21 for the latest co... More>>

Holcomb, Indiana University plan $50M opioid recovery effort

Gov. Eric Holcomb is joining Indiana University officials to announce a new $50 million effort to reduce opioid abuse.

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Grace College student who reported hate crime to police is praying for person who wrote it Video included

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A student told police he found a chalkboard outside his dorm room Monday morning with the words, "N------ Don't Belong Here." 

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Grace College condemns 'hate incident' targeting student

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The president of Grace College is condemning what he describes as a "hate incident" that took place Monday morning. The school did not release details of the incident, but Dr. Bill Katip said campus police and the Winona Lake Police Department were both involved in the investigation. 

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Top stories from the week of October 1

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In case you missed it take a look at some of the top stories from October 1-6. 

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Fort Wayne man arrested for raping three women Video included

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If she didn't take off her clothes, he said he would "split her from ear to ear."

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Body pulled from St. Marys River after two-day search for missing 20-year-old Video included

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A dive team from the Fort Wayne Fire Department pulled a body from the St. Marys River near the Hale Avenue Bridge on Tuesday night.

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Wet End To The Week

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Today will be a day you don't want to forget your umbrella, especially this morning. Steady rain will continue to impact northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. They rain will become more isolated to scattered through the afternoon and overnight hours, before ending Saturday morning.  High school football games should be good to go, just an isolated rain shower possible. For the most part many will stay dry. The field may be a bit muddy, though. Temperatures will fall through the ... More>>

"We could hear music in our hotel room, that's how close we were" -locals back in Fort Wayne after Las Vegas trip

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After tragedies like this, many of us hold our loved ones just a little bit closer.  That is especially true for a group of travelers who left Las Vegas early Monday morning and feel "blessed" to be back home in Fort Wayne. 

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Two homes damaged in house fire on Fort Wayne's southeast side

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- A home on Fort Wayne's southeast side was destroyed in a fire overnight.  Crews got the call around 3:40 a.m. to 2429 Smith Street, a vacant house.  The house already had heavy flames coming from the back and from the roof, and it was spreading to the house next door.  Extra units had to be called in to help battle the flames, and firefighters got the fire under control 38 minutes.  No one was hurt, and the cause of the fire re...

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Fort Wayne teen arrested for trying to kill baby with laced breast milk

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The baby was not harmed, but the milk stored in a refrigerator contained the equivalent of nine Excedrin tablets, enough to kill an adult.

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Fallen Fort Wayne firefighter remembered for counseling young burn survivors

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The lives Capt. Eric Balliet touched weren't only in Fort Wayne. Twice a year, Balliet visited a camp for children with burns. Thursday night, ABC21 spoke with his good friend and coworker, who also helped with the camp, to get a better idea of who Balliet was and why his loss impacts so many.  

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Possible link between Colorado arrest and Delphi teen murders

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An arrest in Colorado might be the break Indiana state troopers were hoping for in murders of two teen girls in Delphi. 

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President Trump pitches his plan to overhaul America's tax system in Indianapolis

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Under President Trump's tax plan more people would pay zero income tax, corporations and small businesses would pay less taxes, and Trump says you would be able to fill out your return on one sheet of paper. 

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US 30 westbound shut down after driver dies in semi crash

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Officials say a semi truck going east on US 30 veered off the road and hit a guard rail

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Silver Alert issued for missing Peru man

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Officials believe 32-year-old Deon Jon Droke may be in extreme danger and in need of medical attention.

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Escaped steer running wild near Indiana Ohio State Line

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Deputies believe it's roaming somewhere in the area of State Route 49 and Oregon Road - just east of the state line. 

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Young Fort Wayne veteran takes 94-year-old neighbor out on the town for a day

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Albert Silk is a proud soldier and WWII veteran. But at the ripe age of 94-years-old, it's harder for him to get around. That is - until six months ago, when Ben Kuntz moved in across the parking lot.

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Woman shows up to Fort Wayne hospital with stab wounds

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Investigators with the Fort Wayne Police Department are trying to determine the details surrounding a stabbing incident overnight.  Just after 2 a.m. Sunday, the FWPD got word of an adult woman who had been taken to a local hospital with stab wounds.  Officers met the woman at the hospital and learned from staff she was in critical condition.  At this point, the details surrounding her injuries remain cloudy.  Police do not know where the incident took place, a... More>>

43rd Annual Johnny Appleseed Festival underway

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC21) -- Apples, cider, and history brought thousands of people to downtown Fort Wayne for the 43rd annual Johnny Appleseed festival this weekend.  Katie Woodburn is the owner of Pebbles of Praise and sells artwork made out of seashells. She has been coming to the Johnny Appleseed festival ever since she can remember, but it wasn't until last year that she began selling her own art. "Its been great, it's been so fun, so many people have been coming in an... More>>

Honeymoon from Hell: Decatur newlyweds glad to be back after spending week evacuating out of Irma's path

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When newlyweds say they're glad their honeymoon is over - that's usually not a good sign - but after you see what Hurricane Irma put them through, you'll probably see things their way too.

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Family photos: Alexis Gray's parents remember Hurricane Andrew, await Irma

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My family lived through Andrew, though I was just 3-years-old at the time. So I asked my parents to fill in the blanks with some family pictures.

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“One of the worst situations I’ve ever been in” – Fort Wayne travel agent scrambles to get clients in Irma’s path back home

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As Hurricane Irma trudges towards a terrified Florida, its path is causing catastrophic damage in the Caribbean and colossal headaches for travelers and their agents here in Fort Wayne. 

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Fort Wayne BBQ restaurant comforts Coast Guard with warm meals

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From Lima Road to the Lone Star State, a Fort Wayne restaurant is rolling up its sleeves in the middle of the disaster zone. 

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Man dies following shooting on Fort Wayne's east side

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- A man was found shot to death on Fort Wayne's east side early Saturday morning.  Fort Wayne Police responded to reports of gunshots in the 900 block of E. Washington Blvd. around 1:15 a.m.  As officers were checking the area, dispatch got word of a male who was shot and was lying outside of an apartment building.  That's where officers found an adult male suffering from gunshot wounds.  Medics on the scene initially found him t... More>>

North Side parents react after police respond to multiple overdoses Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC 21) -- Emergency personnel and police responded to reports of multiple overdoses at North Side High School Thursday. RELATED: Multiple overdoses suspected as police respond three times in one day to North Side High School At least three students were treated for possible overdoses after taking an unknown yellow pill. WPTA spoke with parents outside the school who reacted to the news. "They don't realize that when they take something, from peer press... More>>

Arsonist gets lengthy sentence for burning public library

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A man who pleaded guilty to starting a devastating fire at the public library in Auburn was sentenced on Thursday to 12 years in prison. 

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Police arrest man who allegedly exposed self to child

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A Rockford man faces preliminary charges after he allegedly exposed himself to an elementary age girl. 

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More than $15,000 of lawn mowing equipment stolen from Huntertown teen business owner Video included

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A Huntertown teenager is looking for your help catching the crooks who have threatened to cripple his thriving small business.  Ben Smith, 18, has a passion for mowing lawns.

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Troopers serve lunch to raise money for Special Olympics

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Troopers from the Indiana State Police Post in Fort Wayne will be raising money for the Special Olympics Saturday. 

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Area colleges compete to crush hunger

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Five area schools are partnering with Community Harvest Food Bank in a food drive competition to benefit families in northeast Indiana.

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IU, Purdue to meet twice every year in expanded Big Ten basketball schedule

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Indiana University and Purdue University will square off twice each season as part of a new scheduling approach announced by the Big Ten on Thursday. 

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Fort Wayne asking community members for input through online survey

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Do you have an idea how the city can inform, engage and improve your community or neighborhood? The Mayor's Office wants to hear from you.

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Wild Zoo Halloween in second weekend of three-weekend run

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The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is set to open for its second weekend of "Wild Zoo Halloween" Friday, inviting trick-or-treaters to visit the popular attraction. 

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Researchers find bug in Wi-Fi network that leaves consumers at risk

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Do you have a smartphone, laptop or other "smart" object connected to the internet through Wi-Fi? If so, your information could be at risk. 

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Forum focuses on infant mortality in Fort Wayne

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Local health officials are addressing infant mortality in Fort Wayne. 

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Start Fort Wayne celebrates anniversary

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A non-profit group that helps local entrepreneurs make their ideas into realities is celebrating its first anniversary.

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Police investigate battery at Villages of Hanna Apartments

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Police are investigating after a woman was found bleeding and unconscious in the hallway of an apartment building.

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Prosecutors: Witnesses key to helping solve Fort Wayne murders

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Witnesses must come forward with what they know if Allen County prosecutors are to put a bigger dent in the unsolved homicide cases from 2017. That's the message from those taking those cases to court. 

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Police release details on Wednesday morning AMBER Alert Video included

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We are learning more details behind Wednesday morning's AMBER Alert.

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How parents can help tackle the opioid epidemic Video included

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Parents can play an important role in tackling the opioid crisis. That is why several local organizations came together to educate parents.

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Police raid Fort Wayne home after heroin dealing investigation

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A Fort Wayne man faces preliminary charges after a narcotics raid Wednesday morning.

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Police looking for help finding man who exposed self to child

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Police are looking for your help after a man exposed himself to an elementary age girl.

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Nationwide human trafficking investigation nets 120 arrests

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The Federal Bureau was able to recover 84 minors and arrest 120 traffickers in a nationwide effort.

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Medical wire company expanding in Fort Wayne Video included

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Up to 337 new jobs are coming to Fort Wayne after Fort Wayne Metals announced an expansion.

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Fort Wayne Urban League expresses discouragement at number of homicides remaining unsolved Video included

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Of Allen County's 27 homicides this year, 21 cases are still open.  The Fort Wayne Urban League says even when the Prosecutor's Office has solid leads, they've dragged their feet. 

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Fort Wayne home under renovation catches fire

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Fire officials are investigating after an early morning fire at a home under renovation. 

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Do you fear parking downtown? Video included

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When was the last time you tried to park downtown? Some changes are in the works for the short-term and there are larger plans on the way for the long-term, too.

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New IPFW chancellor tours campus, readies for challenge ahead Video included

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Laying out a vision for what northeast Indiana's largest public university could become. The new chancellor for IPFW met with reporters Tuesday, answering how he plans to tackle the biggest challenges facing the regional campus.

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Scam alert: Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana says to look out for fake volunteers Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC 21) -- Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana's president Lena Yarian says a former employee called them to tell them about someone who came to their front door posing as a JA volunteer, asking for money. "It is a little disappointing that someone is out there misrepresenting our organization," said Yarian. The not for profit organization relies on donations. They serve almost 140,000 kids per year. Yarian says she hopes people will make sure someone ... More>>

LaGrange County traffic stop leads to narcotics arrest

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Two Wolcottville residents face preliminary charges after a traffic stop Sunday morning.

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Children of fallen Tennessee first responder visit Huntington County law enforcement

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A bittersweet trip down memory lane for two boys who have lost so much in their young lives.

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Citilink manager presented award for women's economic empowerment

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A Citilink manager was recognized Tuesday for her work helping empowering women economically.

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Lanes closed on Clinton Street after water main break

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UPDATE: The water main has been repaired. Lane restrictions remain in place while crews repair the roadwork.

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IPFW to host emergency response drill

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IPFW is set to test its campus emergency response procedures during a drill Thursday. 

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TSA implements new screening procedures at Fort Wayne International Airport Video included

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If you fly out of Fort Wayne you might need to arrive a little bit earlier for your next flight.

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Silver Alert canceled for southern Indiana man

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UPDATE: The Silver alert on the man from Southern Indiana has been canceled as of Monday, October 16, 2017. 

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Coroner identifies victim of Monday morning shooting Video included

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We now know the identity of the man who died in a shooting outside a Fort Wayne bar. 

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Potential drug shortage next headache from Puerto Rico hurricane Video included

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People in Puerto Rico are still dealing with the devastation from Hurricane Maria.  But even if you're not traveling there, you might still feel the impact when it comes to shortages of life-saving drugs.

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Oh, rats! Chicago tops Orkin list of "rattiest cities"

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Cubs. Bears. Rats. Apparently, Chicago has them all. The Windy City has earned a dubious new nickname -- "Rat City" -- in a new study released by pest control giant Orkin.

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Opportunity Knocks: Great things happening at Fort Wayne's Boys & Girls Club Video included

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Joe Jordan, President and CEO of the local Boys and Girls Club, discusses the recent announcement of a $7.7 million capital campaign and how it will benefit the organization. 

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By the numbers: Jay, Allen County hardest hit in Northeastern Indiana after Obamacare shakeup

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Two counties in Northeastern Indiana are expected to see a major hit after Thursday's health care shakeup.The Trump administration announced Thursday it would end cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers that operate on the federal health care m More>>

Cosmetics company closing Fort Wayne location

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A cosmetics company built on the "fresh" and "organic" concept is pulling out of Fort Wayne.

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Hundreds show up for annual Run for Riley race Video included

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Hundreds of people braved the chilly and windy weather Sunday to run for an organization that helps a lot of kids.

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Police identify shooting victims dropped off at Fort Wayne hospital

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UPDATE: Police identified the two teenagers who were dropped off at a local hospital with gunshot wounds.

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Safe Zone event taking place at IPFW

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An event to help students become more effective allies is taking place at IPFW.

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Prosecutor: Suspect in slayings of 4 may face death penalty

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A county prosecutor says he'll pursue the death penalty against the man charged in the slayings of three adults and a young boy in southern Ohio.

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Two injured after Sunday morning shooting

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A man and woman are recovering after being shot near the intersection of Lafayette and Lewis streets.

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'Brickworld' connects fans with Lego culture this weekend

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If colorful blocks are your thing, the Grand Wayne Center is where you'll want to be. "Brickworld" -- a showcase of all things LEGO -- takes place Saturday and Sunday at the downtown convention center.

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UPDATE: Additional details released in armed robbery at Auburn gas station Video included

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UPDATE: More details are being released about Monday morning's armed robbery at an Auburn Speedway.

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Allen County schools issue brief lock out due to police activity Video included

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A manhunt in southwest Allen County resulted in several schools being placed on a lockout. 

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Wild Zoo Halloween begins three-weekend run

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The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo began its annual season extension on Friday, inviting trick-or-treaters to visit the popular attraction and take part in "Wild Zoo Halloween." 

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Where to find a corn maze or haunted house in Northeast Indiana

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Halloween is almost here. If you are looking to get into the Halloween spirit there are plenty of events going on. 

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Police arrest wanted man in Hicksville Ohio

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A man wanted on multiple warrants was apprehended in a Hicksville garage. 

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Indiana Department of Transportation preparing for winter season

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This fall season has only proven that our weather is as unexpected in the Midwest as always, but are you ready for the winter? 

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Former Astronaut comes to Fort Wayne Video included

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A former astronaut made a stop in Fort Wayne Thursday to deliver the first lecture in IPFW's omnibus series.

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Family asking for help finding missing therapy dog Video included

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A local family is hoping someone has seen -- or, better still, taken in -- a therapy dog that disappeared on Sunday. "Tucker" is partnered with a girl who battles anxiety and depression. 

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Indiana lawmaker drafts bill to register, license journalists

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Comparing the idea to the concept of firearm registration, a southern Indiana legislator has drafted a measure that would require professional journalists to apply for a license with the state.

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A first look inside the GE campus and one-on-one talk with the developer Video included

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Want to see what the old GE campus really looks like on the inside and what the plans are for it?

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Huntington County K-9 team in the running for grant

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The Huntington County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help getting a grant. 

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SLIDESHOW: An inside look at the former G.E. Campus

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With the sale of the former G.E. Fort Wayne campus complete, we took an inside look at the redevelopment.

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Hi-Grade Egg Producers picking up the pieces after massive fire

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Employees at hi-grade egg producers near north manchester are slowly picking up the pieces after  a fire last week, killed one million chickens and destroyed several buildings. 

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Black Pine Animal Sanctuary hosts Howl O' Ween celebration Video included

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Looking for a family-friendly Halloween celebration? Check out what an Indiana animal sanctuary is doing. 

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Police explain why Swift 911 users were not notified of two missing persons cases Video included

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This week alone we've told you about two different missing person cases, an endangered teen who went missing and just Tuesday two young runaways. In neither case was the new Allen County "Swift 911 app" used to spread that information.

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Fort Wayne Police investigate armed robbery at Burger King

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A Fort Wayne fast food restaurant was the target of an armed robbery Wednesday night.

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Boy Scouts of America welcome the girls Video included

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Wednesday, a unanimous vote by the Boy Scouts of America to allow girls to join the Cub Scouts, work their way up and earn the prestigious Eagle Scout rank. Local Boy Scouts director John Gliot says it's a momentous move for the national organization.  "It's one of the biggest changes that's occurred in the Boy Scouts of America in our over 100 years of history" said Gliot.  The decision is stirring a lot of discussion. Some of our viewers taking to our Face boo... More>>

Woman reunited with dog after her truck was stolen with him still inside it Video included

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Imagine this: you run a quick errand, and come back out to find your truck has been stolen. Not only that, but your dog is inside.

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Fort Wayne man arrested for raping three women appears in court Video included

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The man police say raped three women at knife point was in court for an initial hearing.

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Woman who killed boyfriend in front of child sentenced

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The woman who admitted to fatally shooting her boyfriend in front of their 10-year-old son learned her sentence Wednesday.

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Foodstock 2017 set for Saturday; See which trucks will be there

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The 2017 edition of "Foodstock" takes place Saturday, Oct. 14, at Headwaters Park. The celebration of a different sort of "meals on wheels" will bring about 20 food trucks to downtown Fort Wayne.

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Ohio trucker involved in 2012 fatal crash appears in Allen County court for violating probation

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The Ohio trucker who was given probation time for a crash that killed a 4-year-old girl is back in court. G

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NIPSCO: Winter heating bills to remain flat

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Homeowners should not expect to pay too much more compared to last winter. 

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Former Steuben County Sheriff dies at age 83

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The former Steuben County Sheriff has died at his Angola home. 

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IKEA opens to crowd camping out since Monday Video included

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How far would drive for a free sofa? People around the Hoosier state flocking to Fishers for that very reason Wednesday morning. 

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Customers beg the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to say no to I&M's rate hike Video included

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Tuesday night, dozens of folks stood in front of the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission to voice their concerns about I&M's proposed rate hike.  I&M customer Kyle Miller says the company's plan to increase your electric bill by nearly 20 percent is just the utility company trying to shake down its customers.  A shakedown that would especially hurt folks on a fixed income.  Miller says the price jump isn't justified because I&M has made bad investments.... More>>

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission hosts public meeting on proposed I&M rate hike Video included

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The Indiana Utility Regulatory commission is hosting a meeting Tuesday night to gather community input on a proposed I&M rate hike.

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NACS considering building district's eighth elementary school Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC 21) -- Northwest Allen County Schools' Superintendent Chris Himsel says several of their elementary schools are at or over capacity. He says based off a demographic study the school board started looking at two years ago, they are now looking to present plans for a new elementary school to the community. "It's now time to take it to our community, have some community meetings, get some feedback and tweak those plans so we make sure we are meeting the needs... More>>

Fort Wayne Community Schools wants to hear from the community

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Fort Wayne Community Schools is gathering community feedback. 

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Eckhart Public Library opens temporary branch three months after fire

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Three months after an arson shut down its historic main library, Eckhart Public Library opened a new temporary location.

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Fort Wayne's Watts makes U17 World Cup debut; Team USA wins again

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The United States took command of its group in the U17 World Cup on Monday, and a Fort Wayne native was on the pitch to help make it happen. Akil Watts is one of the nation's most promising young soccer players, and his team is hoping to make history at the biennial showcase of youth soccer, taking place right now in India.

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Body pulled from St. Mary's River identified as missing 20-year-old

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We now know the identity of the man pulled from a Fort Wayne river.

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Shoppers camp out for Fishers IKEA grand opening Video included

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The opening of the Fishers IKEA store is just a day away and lines are getting long already.

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Local Republicans respond to Senator Corker's statements about the President Video included

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Some mixed emotion as Republicans responded to some comments from Senator Corker about the President such as "he concerns me, he would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation." 

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Early morning trailer fire under investigation

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Fire officials are investigating after a vacant trailer went up in flames early Tuesday morning.

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Hundreds of dead fish wash up in Franke Park's lake Video included

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Imagine going to Franke Park this past weekend, only to see hundreds of dead fish floating along the shoreline of Shoaff Lake.

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Fort Wayne residents react to Vice President Pence leaving Sunday's Colts game Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC 21) -- Debates about NFL players kneeling in protest during the national anthem all over now include Vice President Mike Pence. After the VP left Sunday's Colts game, he sent out a series of tweets saying that he and President Trump won't dignify any event that disrespects soldiers, the flag or the national anthem. "I think he, and the president, and Roger Goodell and all the players should concentrate on their jobs and forget about that," said Fort W... More>>

Allen County Wanted Persons for the week of October 9

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

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Millions of children's plates and bowls recalled due to choking hazard

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Plates and bowls marketed towards children are being recalled because the plastic lining can peel off.

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Angola woman arrested after early morning shooting

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An Angola woman faces preliminary charges after an early morning shooting that seriously injured a Fremont man.

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Infant toy recalled due to choking hazard

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A toy designed for infants is being recalled because pieces can break off, posing a choking hazard to infants. 

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'Dancing with the Stars' tour coming to Fort Wayne

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America’s hottest dance show is going back on tour -- and coming to Fort Wayne. “Dancing with the Stars” has become more than a television event. Performers from the TV show also take their moves on the road… for live tours.

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Mad Anthony Brewing Company takes the gold at beer festival

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A Fort Wayne brewing company received accolades at a national beer competition.

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Compassion and Choices group hosts program to raise awareness for "medical aid in dying." Video included

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The group "Compassion and Choices" held a community education program Sunday in the hope of raising awareness for "medical aid in dying." 

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Solidarity network launches in Fort Wayne Video included

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Dozens of people came together Sunday to a prayer vigil to stand with immigrant families and launch a new hotline.

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Two face preliminary drug charges following Whitley County traffic stop

Tyler L. Neal (left) and Laura C. Koze (right) (Photo//Indiana State Police) Tyler L. Neal (left) and Laura C. Koze (right) (Photo//Indiana State Police)
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Two people face preliminary charges after a traffic stop turned foot chase. 

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Fort Wayne helps raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for Alzheimer's research, awareness Video included

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If you were downtown today, you probably saw a bunch of purple shirts and colorful flowers.  About 1,500 people walked the streets of downtown Fort Wayne to raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's. So far the organization has raised nearly $170,000 of their $230,000 goal. You can learn more at Walk to End Alzheimer's website. More>>

Shakeup for news junkies: final edition of News-Sentinel coming Saturday Video included

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A Fort Wayne institution that for decades helped people stay "in the know" about their community is about to shut down in its printed form. The final edition of the News-Sentinel will roll off the presses Saturday.

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Sen. Todd Young visits Fort Wayne for Tax Reform Roundtable

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Indiana Senator Todd Young was in Fort Wayne Friday to discuss tax reform.

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Time to sign up for Christmas assistance is now

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Families needing help for the holidays are being encouraged to sign up before it is too late.

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Science Central getting into the Halloween spirit with arachnid exhibit Video included

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It is October and that means Halloween is not too far away. Science Central here in Fort Wayne is getting in the spirit with some of the best creepy-crawlies you could imagine. 

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Grandson of Billy Graham in Fort Wayne for three day celebration Video included

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The grandson of Billy Graham will host a revival of sorts in Fort Wayne over the weekend. The Greater Fort Wayne celebration with Will Graham kicks off Friday evening at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum. 

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Parents in New York town could face jail, fine under new anti-bullying law

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Parents in a New York town could end up in jail if their children are found to have bullied others, thanks to a new law.

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