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Banks seeks info from FBI regarding senator's staffer

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Indiana Third District Rep. Jim Banks on Tuesday sent a letter to the director of the FBI seeking details regarding what he called a "threat" to the nation's security. 

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Deadline for Indiana state park deer hunts is Aug. 20

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says the application deadline is drawing near for hunters to participate in deer reduction hunts at 19 state properties in November.

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DIGGING DEEPER: ABC21 uncovers thousands of complaints about Red River drivers Video included

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Folks in Fort Wayne are complaining about more than just uncollected trash. ABC21 dug deeper, filing a public records request for complaints about Red River drivers, uncovering more than 1,700 complaints. 

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Trash collection company apologizes for missed pickups

A garbage collection company that officials say is responsible for missed pickups in a northeastern Indiana is apologizing and promising to do better.

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Dog running on interstate can't resist lure of stuffed teddy

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) -- A dog could not resist being lured away from a busy Massachusetts highway by a teddy bear.

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Town of St. Joe under a boil-water advisory

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The city of St. Joe is under a boil-water advisory until further notice. A city official says they're putting out the notice because of damage at the pump house. Residents should continue to boil their water until the city lifts the advisory.

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Man accused of eating parts of dead ex-girlfriend deemed fit to stand trial

A psychiatrist says an Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body is mentally competent for trial, but his attorneys want to talk to him first.

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DIGGING DEEPER: Huntington University vice president accused of sexual assault, resigns Video included

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A criminal complaint alleging sexual assault has been filed by a student against a high-ranking administrator at Huntington University, ABC21 has learned. 

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Police arrest teen carrying 10 knives at Indiana school

Police say a teenager who was wandering a central Indiana high school with 10 knives strapped to his body has been arrested.

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Ball State sees large response after Papa John's decision

More than 500 people have emailed Ball State University about its decision to support Papa John's founder John Schnatter amid controversy over his use of a racial slur.

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Tritch: Banks statement was a personal attack

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Congressional candidate Courtney Tritch is claiming Jim Banks personally attacked her in a recent statement.

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15 states side with Nevada in drugmaker delay of execution

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fifteen states are siding with Nevada as it fights drug companies battling the use of their products in an inmate’s execution. 

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Lemonade stand robber on the run; DNA could help track him

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MONROE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a teenager who held up a North Carolina lemonade stand for $17 is still at large. 

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Florida bystander shoots gunman who opened fire at festival

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A bystander who was lawfully carrying a firearm shot a gunman who had started firing at a back-to-school festival along Florida's Space Coast.

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New Indiana law could help hold down prescription drug costs

An Indiana lawmaker says a new state law promises to be an important step toward helping hold down Hoosiers' prescription drug costs.

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Health officials: school starts too early

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It is not just students complaining that they have to wake up for school too early. 

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Holcomb receives school safety ideas from task force

Gov. Eric Holcomb has received policy recommendations from a group tasked with helping him propose legislation for the 2019 General Assembly, but he isn't releasing them yet.

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Training exercise sets off reports of active shooter at Ohio air base

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UPDATE:An Air Force base in Ohio says a 911 call during a training exercise set off reports of an active shooter that sent dozens of security forces and other emergency responders to the base.

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Man charged after dogs removed from unsanitary Indiana home

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A 67-year-old man has been charged with animal neglect after dozens of dogs were removed from a home in northern Indiana where his wife was found amid unsanitary conditions.

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FWPD investigating officer-involved shooting near Production Road Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - Fort Wayne police are investigating an officer-involved shooting early Saturday morning. Officers responded to the 1500 block of Production Road just after 3 a.m. When officers arrived at the scene, they found one adult male suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was initially listed in critical condition, but has been upgraded to serious condition. It's unclear what led up to shots being fired by the officer, but police say they believe the officer... More>>

AG Jeff Sessions to come to Fort Wayne to discuss immigration

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It was officially announced Tuesday, June 12, that Attorney General Jeff Sessions will travel to Fort Wayne to discuss the topic of immigration. 

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Victim found dead on St Marys Ave. identified, ruled homicide

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The Allen County Coroner's office has identified the male victim found dead in the 1300 block of St. Marys Avenue on Sunday.  

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Possible Angola Tornado: Storm Spotter Perspective

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Tornado Warnings urgently call individuals to seek shelter, take cover, and find safety. Tonight, many Steuben County residents attested to witnessing the visual footprint of a tornado. But no Tornado Warning was issued. Did a tornado touch down this evening?

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Ex-Treasurer of charitable organization arrested for theft

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A man who was formerly a Treasurer for a charitable organization has been arrested for stealing from the organization. 

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COURT DOCS: Tire slashing led to stabbing

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Court documents about a stabbing that left a woman in critical condition are giving more insight into the situation.  

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Car crashes in Oakdale neighborhood after police chase

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A police chase that began in the south side of Fort Wayne resulted in a car crash Thursday morning. 

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Woman in critical condition after stabbing

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Police are investigating a stabbing on South Hanna that left a woman in critical condition. 

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Rate increase proposed to address aging infrastructure

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC21) - Fort Wayne City Utilities is looking at an increase in water rates as a way to address the aging infrastructure. Just last week, City crews were called out to North Clinton Street to fix three different water main breaks.  City Utilities Director Kumar Menon will discuss those rate adjustment plans during a press conference Thursday at 1:15 p.m. Further details on the scope of the rate adjustment were not immediately available.  ABC21 will... More>>

Fort Wayne Firefighters Union vows to keep fighting to reinstate fire captain

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Tuesday night, the Fire Merit Commission ruled not to reinstate Elbert Starks, a 21-year veteran of the Fort Wayne Fire Department, as a fire captain.  

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Fort Wayne first-grader wins national handwriting contest

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Fort Wayne is now home to the Grand Champion of the 2018 Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest. 

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New Haven man falls to his death from Michigan waterfalls

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Lloyd Gremaux, 83, was pronounced dead at the scene. An obituary says he was visiting family to celebrate his grandson's graduation. 

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Indiana health officials advise of summer swimming safety

Indiana health officials are urging swimmers to use caution now that warmer weather is here.

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ABC21 Exclusive: Dash cam video captures Van Wert arrest ending nationwide AMBER ALERT

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Sherise Crumbly knew something was wrong when her son called her saying her two grandchildren were nowhere to be found. 

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One dead, another injured after seemingly connected shootings in Fort Wayne

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UPDATE: One of the victims in Tuesday night's shooting has died.

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Fort Wayne victim of Pearl Harbor attack to be reinterred with full military honors

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More than seven decades after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, a Fort Wayne family will be able to see off a relative one last time.

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COURT DOCS: Road rage death suspect on the run Video included

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Police are still on the hunt for a man charged in connection to a road rage death.

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Two dogs dead after house fire in Noble County

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Fire crews responded to a house fire in Wolcottville Tuesday. 

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4 tips to keep foodborne illness out of the classroom

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With the beginning of the school year, food safety experts are encouraging people to take extra precautions to avoid packing food-borne illnesses along with their children's lunch. 

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Officers help man fish truck out of lake

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A man set to go fishing Tuesday morning ended up having to fish his truck out of the lake instead.

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Fort Wayne, University of Saint Francis commemorate national championships

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The University of Saint Francis is inviting people to drive down the "Avenue of Champions." 

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Allen County Superior Court judge announces retirement

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A second vacancy will open up as another Allen County Superior Court is set to retire at the end of the year. 

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Warrant issued for arrest in connection with deadly road rage incident

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A warrant has been issued for a man wanted in connection with a roadside encounter that ended in a homicide. 

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Granite company to repair tombstones damaged at central Indiana cemetery

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Police say vandals have damaged 22 headstones at a historic central Indiana cemetery.

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Back to school for Fort Wayne Community Schools

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Students will gather their books and bags as Fort Wayne Community Schools starts a new school year. 

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One injured in mobile home fire

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A mobile home fire resulted in a person being burned early Tuesday morning.

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Losing both parents at the same time Video included

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Many of us have lost parents, but imagine losing both at the same time when you're only a teenager.

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Struggling trash collector tells Fort Wayne customers it's 'sorry' Video included

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Will Fort Wayne's embattled garbage collection company survive a firestorm of criticism?  Or will the city try and go with a new company? 

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Students head back to school in region's largest district

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Summer is officially over for the area's largest school district. Maybe not in meteorological terms, but students return to class Tuesday at all Fort Wayne Community School corporation campuses. 

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Roundtable discusses "complex issue" of opioid epidemic

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Experts say opioid addiction at the local, state and national level isn't slowing down, but neither are efforts to curb the epidemic and help those suffering from addiction.

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NACS chooses location, seeks OK to buy land for new school

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Northwest Allen County Schools has identified a location for what would be the eighth elementary school in the district.

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Opportunity Knocks: helping veterans with employment through Hoosier Home Base Video included

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Hoosier Home Base is a new digital platform that encourages veterans to move or return to northeast Indiana to live and work as part of the region’s talent attraction efforts.

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3000+ go without power in New Haven after squirrel gets into substation

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More than 3,000 customers were without power for a little over an hour Monday morning after a squirrel got into the substation.

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Safety a top priority as classes resume

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A task force focused on safety in the classroom is calling on the state to spend an extra $6 million on school safety.

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Fort Wayne native affected by the Red Tide Video included

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SARASOTA, Fl. (WPTA 21) -- Southwest Florida is dealing with a devastating Red Tide outbreak. The toxic algae bloom is killing numerous fish and sea mammals, and can be potentially harmful to humans. Now, Jacque Roller who is a Fort Wayne native is dealing with it all, after moving to Sarasota in 2009.  ABC 21 spoke with her on Sunday through the phone about what she is experiencing. With dead fish float nearby, thousands of residents joined hands and stood in silen...

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Congressman Jim Banks opioid roundtable happening Monday

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA21)- Congressman Jim Banks is hoping to move forward in the fight against the opioid crisis.

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UPDATE: Two people dead after motorcycle crash Video included

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Police say a woman was driving south on Flaugh Road in a black sedan, when she crossed into the northbound lane - striking a motorcycle head-on.

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Victim tied up in armed robbery of Veracruz Dr. home

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Fort Wayne police were called out to a home on Veracruz Dr. around 10:15 Saturday night on reports of an armed robbery. The victim says the armed assailants tied him up and robbed his home. Police cleared the scene and confirmed that the perpetrators were not still in the house. Fortunately, the victim was uninjured. No word yet on how much the robbers made off with. More>>

Woman critically hurt after shooting near downtown Fort Wayne

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- A woman is at a local hospital in critical condition after showing up there with at least one gun shot wound a little after 4:30 Saturday morning. 

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Wing Fest 2018 comes to Headwaters Park Saturday

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Wing Fest 2018 is happening Saturday at Headwaters Park in downtown Fort Wayne. The event starts at 11 a.m. and runs until midnight. Organizers say national vendors from all over the country will be serving up their delicious wings and sauces. There will be a wing-eating contest and attendees can vote on the top vendors as well. A full bar, live music and kids activities will all be available. More>>

Police swarm Fort Wayne garage seeking person of interest in road rage homicide Video included

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Fort Wayne police on Friday converged on a business along Goshen Road, thinking they might have found the person of interest they are looking for in connection with a road rage incident that ended as a homicide. 

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News-Sentinel informs employees of 'staffing decisions,' but pledges to continue local presence

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The News-Sentinel on Friday notified many of its employees that they would lose their jobs as part of what executives are calling "staffing decisions." Officials told ABC21 that the digital news operation would continue to publish editorial content, and noted that some stringers may be used to enhance coverage. 

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Police asking for public's help identifying motel thief

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Officers are seeking help from the public to identify a man they say stole from an Auburn motel. 

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One in critical condition after bike vs. car crash

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Police are investigating after a car struck a bicyclist in Woodburn Thursday evening. 

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Police investigating barricaded subject on Goshen Rd.

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A SWAT team is currently working to get a man to exit the building on Goshen Road he has barricaded himself in. 

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Teen shot in leg in Lafayette St. shooting

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A 13-year-old was reportedly shot in the leg during an overnight shooting in Fort Wayne. 

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Lagrange police arrest man after Facebook live threats

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LaGrange police tazed and arrested a man after he threatened to harm officers while intoxicated on a Facebook live stream. 

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Philadelphia company chosen to design next phases of riverfront development

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A team from the city of brotherly love will be making their way to the summit city to work on riverfront development.

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Witness recalls what she saw on US30 moments before fatal fight Video included

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"What caught my eye was two vehicles pulled over. And all I saw was the gentleman in front walking to the back, and it was so fast," said Susan Misener, who was a witness to a crime on eastbound US 30 Wednesday evening.

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Police, family of victim seeking witnesses to deadly road rage incident Video included

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Relatives of a man who died after a roadside confrontation on Wednesday are joining police in asking for the public's help.

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FWCS to accommodate family after ABC21 inquiry

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -  A Fort Wayne mother says she's frustrated that Fort Wayne Community Schools only offered bus transportation to one of her two children. The catch? Both her children attend school in the same building. Patricia Galvan says most days she has to take her kids to school herself since her home is located in a "No transport zone." But this year?  Galvan says she received a letter in the mail offering bus transportation for her daugh... More>>

UPDATE: Silver Alert canceled for missing Avon man

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UPDATE: The Silver Alert issued Thursday for Meron Gebreslasie has been canceled as of 4:00 pm.

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The weekend is the perfect time to get together and have some family-friendly fun here in town. 

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Investigation nets drug arrest at Dupont Estates

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We are learning more information about a raid that happened at a Fort Wayne trailer home Wednesday morning. 

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Parks board hears recommendations for Memorial Park, tables matter until September

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A task force formed to plot improvements to Memorial Park presented recommendations on Thursday that included the restoration of monuments, upgraded landscaping and replacement of some trees. 

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Man charged in connection with Hamilton Avenue shooting

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Court documents show that a man was shot by his partner's child's father while riding his hoverboard on Hamilton Ave.

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Dokken to bring heavy metal show to Honeywell Center

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Heavy metal headliner Dokken will perform this September at the Honeywell Center in Wabash, concert organizers announced on Thursday.

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Two arrested after thousands of dollars worth of suspected meth found during traffic stop

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Two people face preliminary drug charges after a traffic stop in Defiance County early Thursday morning.

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NASA: Best meteor shower of the year happening this weekend

"Under perfect conditions, rates could soar to 200 meteors per hour.”

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Italian Mozzarella producer coming to Huntington County

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An Italian-owned business is starting its first U.S. operation in Northeast Indiana.

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Police find more than 200 pounds of marijuana in lettuce shipment

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A routine inspection resulted in police finding marijuana with an estimated street value of $1 million.

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Hundreds turn out for FWPD Victim Assistance school bag giveaway

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The Fort Wayne Police Department's Victim Assistance program on Wednesday distributed hundreds of backpacks, along with school supplies, as part of an annual effort to get local children ready for school.

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Fort Wayne Happy Together tour event canceled Video included

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In the latest event cancellation from Pacific Coast Concerts, the Happy Together tour will not be making a stop in Fort Wayne.

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Task force set to present Memorial Park findings on Thursday

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More than one year after a proposal by a local university to revamp portions of Memorial Park fell apart, the community will get some insight into what new ideas might be considered.

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Opportunity Knocks: Noble County intern previews talent attraction initiative Video included

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A consortium of community leaders will host a public gathering to seek feedback on how Noble County can effectively develop, attract and retain talent to supply existing and future workforce needs.

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Baby girl rescued from hot car on 92 degree day

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On a hot Indiana day, police were able to rescue a baby that was accidentally locked in a hot car. 

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Services set for Marganelle Henry

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Memorial and burial plans have been set for Marganelle Henry, the mother of Fort Wayne's mayor and 16 other children.

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Councilman: Red River breached contract

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A Fort Wayne city councilman is calling for something more to be done with the garbage collector.

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Huntington North high school students mark beginning of school

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Students are starting to come back to school, and one high school is letting its seniors make a mark in the parking lot.

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First human West Nile virus case reported in Indiana for 2018

The first human case of a West Nile virus infection has been reported in Vanderburgh County, state health officials announced Wednesday.

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FWPD book bag giveaway set for Wednesday evening

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Families that could use a boost for the start of the school year are encouraged to attend Wednesday evening's book bag giveaway, sponsored by the Fort Wayne Police Department's Victim Assistance program. 

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East Allen County Schools accepts offer for former Hoagland Elementary School

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A former East Allen County School will once again become a place of learning after the school board accepted an offer for Hoagland Elementary School.

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Wild weather week for Northeastern Indiana

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All is calm in Northeast Indiana after tornado sirens went off not once, but twice in a span of just four hours Tuesday.

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Take a look 200 feet below Fort Wayne

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Storms can lead to combined sewer overflows in Fort Wayne. For years, city leaders have been working on a plan to eliminate that potential contamination of our three rivers.

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Fort Wayne man says lightning caused house fire Video included

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A Fort Wayne man believes a lightning strike sparked a house fire.

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Fort Wayne Fire Department responds to chemical spill at Fort Wayne business

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The Fort Wayne Fire Department's hazmat team responded to a situation at a Fort Wayne business Tuesday.

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Matriarch of Henry family dies at 89 Video included

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The matriarch of the Henry family, Margie Henry, has died. She was a mother of 17, many of whom would grow up to become prominent business and civic leaders in the Summit City. 

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Wings of Freedom tour lands in Fort Wayne Video included

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Some pieces of living history are touching down in Fort Wayne Monday for the Wings of Freedom tour.

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Health officials remind parents about back to school vaccinations Video included

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The Indiana State Department of Health is reminding parents to make sure their family's immunizations are up to date as kids head back to class. 

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Firefighters battle house fire during Monday night storm Video included

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Firefighters took on more than just fire last night on the city's north side.

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Purple Heart day honors those wounded or killed in combat Video included

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It's a day to honor the brave men and women who have served and were either wounded in battle - or paid the ultimate sacrifice. 

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FWCS employees pack backpacks for students in need Video included

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Employees at Fort Wayne Community Schools will be packing 300 backpacks with supplies, books, and other items Tuesday.

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Fort Wayne Community Schools transitions students to new environments Video included

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Fort Wayne Community Schools is hoping to make back to school less daunting for students going in to a new environment. 

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Family members of Fort Wayne homicide victim call out for information Video included

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Almost a week after a Fort Wayne woman was found dead inside a home, family members are pleading for people to come forward.

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Wabash City Schools holds active shooter training drill

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - While students and teachers are getting ready for school by buying supplies and going through orientations, many are also training for the worst - the possibility of an active shooter.  Crews put on an active shooter drill at Wabash City Schools using students as pretend victims. Police were running through the hallways, medics were treating bullet wounds, and helicopters were landing in the school parking lot. It was all just a... More>>

Allen County wanted persons for the week of August 6

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

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Bluffton mayor won't seek seventh term in office

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Citing age and health concerns, Bluffton Mayor Ted Ellis on Monday announced he would not seek a seventh term in office.

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Engineers installing top portion of new WPTA broadcast tower; viewers may notice temporary decrease in signal

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Engineering crews on Monday were preparing to install the final sections of a new broadcast tower serving WPTA and WISE TV -- a project milestone that will also mean a temporary reduction in power for those stations. 

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Indiana State Police continue bus inspections in Allen County

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While Indiana isn't among the six states that mandate school bus seat belts, Allen County public schools are beginning to make sure students buckle up.

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Purdue Fort Wayne student housing overbooked

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If there was ever a concern that changing "Purdue Fort Wayne's" name would hurt recruitment efforts, those fears can be put to rest. As it turns out, the opposite is true. 

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Family of homicide victim speaks out after suspect found not guilty Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - The family of a 2016 homicide victim is speaking out after a jury found the suspect in the case not guilty earlier this week.  The jury called witness testimony unreliable, and cited a lack of physical evidence tying the man to the scene.  22-year-old Sha Rif was shot and killed in a gas station parking lot nearly two years ago. Rif's mother, Ka Ree Mia, says she still remembers the moment her whole world changed.  "I almost passed ... More>>

Fort Wayne Police working a death investigation

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A passerby found a man dead on a sidewalk early Saturday morning and police are waiting on an autopsy for answers.  Around 3:10 a.m., Fort Wayne Police and medics responded to the 2100 block of Thompson Avenue to a man down in the sidewalk.  The black man in his 20's to 30's was unresponsive.  As soon as he arrived at the hospital, medical personnel pronounced him dead.  Police aren't sure if he died due to a medical condition, or if his death was the result of... More>>

Effinger sentenced to home detention after pleading in runaway boat case

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A Fort Wayne woman will not spend time in jail after a judge on Friday sentenced her to home detention for her role in a 2017 "runaway boat" incident. 

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UPDATE: Two dead after fiery collision involving two semis on I-469 Video included

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UPDATE: Two people are dead in a five-vehicle crash on I-469 Thursday evening.

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Indiana schools take opposite takes on Papa John's founder

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After the fallout of Papa John's founder John Schnatter, two Indiana universities are taking opposite actions.

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Man accidentally released from jail sentenced

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A Fort Wayne man who was "released by mistake" five years ago was back in court Friday. 

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New York woman arrested in LaGrange County

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A New York woman was arrested after two separate incidents within two hours in Howe.

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Trial date set for suspect in April Tinsley case

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The man who police say raped and murdered 8-year-old April Tinsley 30 years ago learned his trial date Friday. 

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Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control hosts pet-filled summer camp

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Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control is teaming up with the Fort Wayne Autism Center to offer a pet-packed summer camp.

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Local teachers up for top state honor

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Five local educators are among 25 finalists statewide for Indiana's "Teacher of the Year" honor. 

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Kroger may stop accepting VISA credit cards

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Imagine not being able to charge your Kroger groceries on your VISA card any more.

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Health department: Mosquitoes in area may carry West Nile, other diseases

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The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health on Thursday issued a reminder that while summer may be winding down, people who spend time outdoors remain at risk of contracting mosquito-borne diseases. 

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NOT GUILTY: Marquavious Jones Acquitted

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Prosecutors accused Jones of shooting and killing Sha Rif in a car at a gas station in 2016.

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Annual study ranks Southwest Allen County Schools in Indiana's Top 5

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An analysis of school districts across the nation gives high marks to Southwest Allen County Schools -- high enough to land it in the state's Top 5. 

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Wabash City Schools hosts active shooter training

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Officers in Wabash will be training to respond to an active school shooting situation Monday. 

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Family of missing man issues plea for information

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The family of a missing loved one spoke to the public Thursday for the first time in years as they're hoping to spur new information. 

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Rolling coolers, glass bottles among items banned from 2018 State Fair

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An annual tradition has something new this year: The Indiana State Fair has added metal detectors at all of its gates and increased the list of items that won't be allowed inside. 

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Local celebration to honor Coast Guard on its 228th birthday

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Those who served -- and those who wish to honor them -- are invited to attend a birthday celebration marking 228 years of the United States Coast Guard.

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Three arrested after search of known gang house

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Three people face preliminary charges after an investigation into a known gang house.

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CONTINUING COVERAGE: Indiana state senator's opponent reacts to "racism is not real" Video included

Democrat Gary Snyder is running against incumbent State Senator Andy Zay for the Huntington District 17 race this fall. Snyder is reacting strongly to the Republican's Facebook messages from 2015.

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Can you 3D print guns at the library? Video included

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A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order to stop the release of blueprints to make 3D printed guns. So what does that mean for everyday people who can use the 3D printers at the Allen County library?

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Thermal targets employed to improve fire rescue training for FWFD Video included

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An upgrade for fire rescue training in Fort Wayne. If your home catches on fire, you want to know that firefighters will get on the scene in a hurry, and won't delay in finding anyone that might be trapped by flames.

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Hospital CEO resigns months after reportedly threatening former Lutheran executive Brian Bauer

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Lutheran Health Network's downtown Fort Wayne hospital is undergoing it's second leadership shake-up in six months. 

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'Most Wanted' man with Indiana ties captured, FBI announces

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One of the nation's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives has been arrested. Antwan Tamon Mims was wanted on several counts including murder. 

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How does eliminating plastic straws impact people with disabilities?

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Many companies and even cities are moving to ban plastic straws, but disability groups worry they are not taking people with disabilities into consideration.

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Woman found dead Tuesday morning identified

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The woman found dead on the city's southwest side has been formally identified.

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Family celebrates newborn, deals with disease diagnosis Video included

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The ups and downs of life are something very real for all of us. The Webb family in Fort Wayne is feeling a sense of exhilaration, while at the same time their world was rocked by a sudden medical complication.

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Salads, wraps recalled due to risk of parasite contamination

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Salads and wraps distributed by an Indianapolis food supplier because they may be contaminated with an intestinal parasite.

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7 arrested in drug bust spanning Fort Wayne

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Seven people have been arrested in a big drug bust spanning across Fort Wayne.

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Fort Wayne family holding strong after son diagnosed with cancer

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A Fort Wayne family is staying as strong as they can after an experience that is difficult to imagine.

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Charity Freeman returns to INsight

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ABC21 is proud to welcome back Charity Freeman as the new host of INsight, the only local lifestyle show in Northeast Indiana.

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"Racism is not real." - Indiana State Senator's Facebook messages resurface 3 years later Video included

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Andy Zay, a current State Senator seeking re-election, wrote online in 2015 that, "Racism is not real," and that "The biggest minority class in America is the white male."

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Does Tinsley arrest offer new hope for clearing up other 'cold case' homicides?

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An arrest in the April Tinsley murder case provided big relief for the family of the little girl, who was raped and  killed 30 years ago. That development may have a "trickle-down effect" in helping Fort Wayne Police with other cold-case homicide investigations.

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Co-worker of accused Tinsley killer: "He hated children"

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A colleague of the accused April Tinsley killer talks about what it was like to work alongside John D. Miller for more than a dozen years. She says, "He hated children."

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Shopper recounts "creepy" experience with suspect in April Tinsley case

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Sometimes you look at an old photo and realize how chilling it actually is. That is the case in a three-year-old Instagram photo taken by a man showing the suspect in April Tinsley's brutal rape and murder.

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A look inside the minds of child killers

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So many people, including April Tinsley's mother, are asking why? Why would someone kidnap, rape, and murder an 8-year-old girl?

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Sharing her heart: Janet Tinsley talks about dizzying changes in daughter's murder case

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After 30 years of waiting, the mother of April Tinsley talks about the shocking developments in the case of her murdered daughter. She's finding a "new normal", three days after police put handcuffs on a Grabill man, who is now charged in the case that went unsolved for decades. 

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Law enforcement celebrates 'score' with arrest in Tinsley murder

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A day to say "thank you" to the law enforcement agencies that helped get an arrest in the April Tinsley murder case. Things became emotional during a news conference Tuesday at Fort Wayne police headquarters downtown, including for investigators who retired, never knowing if the case would be solved.

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Tinsley's aunt describes murder defendant as a 'monster'

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She expected a "monster" and believes the man she saw fit the description to a "T". That's what a relative of April Tinsley said Monday, after witnessing the initial court appearance for the alleged killer in the high-profile murder case.

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Two homes condemned, third boarded up after car plows through subdivision off Illinois Rd

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At least two Fort Wayne families are now without a home after a car tore through a subdivision on the city's southwest side.

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Homestead student says school punished him for singing national anthem

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As of Tuesday night, nearly 1,700 people - most of them students - have signed an online petition in protest of the school's decision to discipline sophomore William Schweikert.  

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