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3 dead, 1 hurt in fire on Wheelock Road

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ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Three people have died and another was taken to the hospital in serious condition after a fire at a home in the 9200 block of Wheelock Road in Northeast Allen County. The fire broke out early Saturday morning sometime after 2 a.m. We'll provide updates as we learn more. More>>

Suspect in custody following shooting at Noblesville school Video included

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Police responded to a middle school in Noblesville after reports of an active shooter.

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Early morning shooting on Gaywood leaves one dead, two seriously injured Video included

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An early morning shooting left one dead and two others injured Friday morning.

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Study: Indiana has many ticks that may carry Lyme disease

A new Indiana University program that monitors disease-carrying pests has detected more deer ticks in central and southern Indiana than had previously been thought to live in those areas.

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Indiana convenience stores find new way around cold beer ban

Convenience stores have found a way to offer cold beer to Indiana residents: by selling reusable bags that will chill beer and other beverages in 15 minutes.

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Mother of baby that was almost poisoned speaks out Video included

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The mother of the child a Fort Wayne woman is accused of trying to poison spoke out, saying she was just hours away from feeding the baby. 

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Air Quality Action Day declared due to low air quality Video included

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If you have outdoor plans Thursday you may want to reconsider.

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Maker of candy hearts and Necco Wafers sold Video included

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BOSTON (AP) -- The bankrupt 171-year-old candy maker known for its chalky Necco Wafers and those little inscribed hearts that are everywhere on Valentine's Day got a sweet message from a rival Wednesday: BE MINE.

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North Korea demolishes what it says is nuclear test site

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North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

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As one of the largest systems in the state of Indiana, Fort Wayne Community Schools frequently cites budget issues for many of its problems. Alexis Shear investigates how many FWCS administrators make more than $100,000.

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Mayor throws support behind Legacy Fund backing of 'Electric Works' Video included

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Mayor Tom Henry on Wednesday urged the Legacy Joint Funding Committee to approve the application for funds submitted by the group seeking to redevelop the former General Electric campus into a multi-use facility. 

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Indiana gas stations teach staff to report human trafficking

Indiana gas station owners are training staff to recognize and report patrons they believe are human trafficking victims.

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Missing 14-foot-long pet python sought in Indianapolis-area Video included

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Indianapolis-area police are warning people to be on the lookout for a 14-foot-long (4-meter-long) pet Burmese python that's on the loose.

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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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HEALTH MINUTE: ADHD drug exposure on the rise Video included

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A new study in the Journal Pediatrics suggests a growing number of kids are unnecessarily or accidentally taking ADHD drugs.

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One in critical condition following early morning shooting

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One man is in critical condition and another is wounded after a shooting in downtown Fort Wayne Saturday morning.

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Homestead High School graduate helped protect students during Texas shooting spree

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One of the teachers who helped get students to safety as a gunman went on a killing spree at a Texas school on Friday is a graduate and former employee of Homestead High School in Fort Wayne.

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One seriously injured in overnight shooting

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Police are investigating reports of a shooting at an apartment complex.

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Indiana school district adding cameras to buses' stop arms

A central Indiana school district is installing cameras on its buses to catch motorists who race past buses with lowered stop arms.

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Post-primary poll shows Braun, Donnelly neck-and-neck

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What is likely the first substantive poll on the U.S. Senate race in Indiana since this month's primary election shows the Republican challenger, Mike Braun, and incumbent Sen. Joe Donnelly in a virtual dead heat. 

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Fungal disease that's lethal to some snakes found in Indiana

State wildlife officials say a fungal disease that's lethal to some snake species has been found in snakes in three Indiana counties.

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Judge sets hearing on request to block Indiana abortion law

A federal judge has set a June hearing on Planned Parenthood's bid to block a new Indiana law that requires medical providers who treat women for complications arising from abortions to report detailed patient...

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ABC21 registers objection to use of news content in political ad

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ABC21 station management on Wednesday notified a Political Action Committee that it objects to a new television spot that uses an altered broadcast news segment.

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Indiana senators split on net neutrality vote

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Indiana's two U.S. senators cast opposing votes on a measure to undo the FCC's 2017 repeal of net neutrality rules -- a mostly party-line exercise won by those seeking the repeal. 

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3 injured in Wednesday morning shooting in Fort Wayne Video included

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Three people were injured in a shooting at a Fort Wayne home Wednesday.

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911 call lays out emotional Paulding County homicide scene Video included

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A startling recording of a 911 phone call offers insight into a murder case.

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Bobcat hunting season, nuisance animal proposals turned away

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The Indiana Natural Resources Commission has turned away contentious proposals to create a bobcat hunting season and requiring the killing of captured raccoons, coyotes and opossums.

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UPDATE: Man in custody after woman found dead inside room at Regency Inn on W. Coliseum Blvd.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Officers responded to the Regency Inn on West Coliseum Blvd. just before 11 p.m. Tuesday night after reports of a dead body. Police have not indicated whether it was a criminal act or not, though hours later crime scene vans were still at the scene. We are following this story as it develops, we'll provide more details as they become available.

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Police: Drug, firearms suspect tied to fatal shooting of puppy

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Investigators have charged a man suspected of shooting and killing a puppy with drug dealing and weapons counts.. 

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Slain officer's son greeted by officers on return to school

About 70 law enforcement officers welcomed the five-year-old son of a slain police officer to a western Indiana school as he returned to class for the first time since his father was killed in a shootout.

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Hemsworth to serve as Indianapolis 500 honorary starter

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Actor Chris Hemsworth will wave the green flag to start this year's Indianapolis 500.

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Police investigate reported shooting Video included

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Fort Wayne police investigating a reported shooting that happened just after 9 pm Monday night.

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Indiana library becomes latest to end overdue book fees

A southern Indiana library has become one of the latest in the state to stop charging late fees for overdue books.

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Indiana lawmakers back to Statehouse for special session

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Indiana lawmakers are set to take action on a handful of bills that died in March during a chaotic close to this year's regular legislative session.

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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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Local Dairy Farmer Provides Milk for the Indy 500 Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -  Just off the beaten bath. Everyone at Kuehnert farms is hard at work. "Dairy farming is 365 days a year."    Andrew Kuehnert a fifth generation dairy farmer is packing his bags, milk in hand, and heading to Indianapolis. "I truly know that this is a once and a lifetime opportunity for me. I got chosen to be the rookie milk man for the Indy 500 this year," says Kuehnert. That's right, Kuehnert will provide ... More>>

Vehicle strikes building and ruptures natural gas line on southeast side of town

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An accident involving a vehicle and building caused a gas leak and created a dangerous situation on the southeast side of Fort Wayne late Friday afternoon. 

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Friday Morning shooting victim identified

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The Allen County Coroner has identified the man who died following an early-morning shooting in Fort Wayne. 

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16 dog-friendly dining options in Fort Wayne

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The Allen County SPCA is teaming up with several area restaurants for their annual Paw-Friendly Patio program.

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Domestic disturbance turns into manhunt in Allen County

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What started as a domestic disturbance in Northwest Allen County turned into a manhunt Friday morning.

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As public pools open across Indiana, Auburn residents must turn elsewhere

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A public pool that has been a place for summer refreshment for generations will spend this swimming season closed -- with little chance of reopening.

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COURT ROUNDUP: 4 high profile court cases in Allen County Friday

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Four people involved in high-profile cases appeared in court Friday morning.

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No charges filed in connection with fatal Grant County crash

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An officer involved in a crash that resulted in two deaths will not face any charges.

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Fort Wayne residents on organ transplant waiting list featured on Indy 500 race car

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People waiting for an organ transplant will have extra exposure during one of the biggest events in racing.

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Blue Bucket Brigade to raise money for community organizations Video included

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Three local organizations are teaming up to support police efforts to reach out to vulnerable youth.

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Pallet warehouse in Bluffton burns, sending large cloud of smoke across town

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A storage barn containing wood pallets caught fire on Thursday, causing a lot of smoke but no serious injuries. The fire broke out about 5 p.m. along County Road 200 North. 

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Major upgrade of U.S. 30 being discussed Video included

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What would you think about another freeway moving cars and trucks through northeast Indiana? A meeting was scheduled for Thursday evening in Warsaw, where officials planned to seek public input on how to best lay out upgrades to U.S 30, on the section that runs through Kosciusko County. 

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Six projects, including Electric Works, to receive tax credit investments Video included

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The City of Fort Wayne is investing in six projects located throughout northeastern Indiana, including the Rescue Mission and the Electric Works project.

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Public input sought on potential public market

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Developers from the Electric Works project are gauging interest on a potential year-round public market at the former GE Campus.

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Fort Wayne students learn life skills through community garden Video included

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Students at one Fort Wayne school got their hands dirty learning life skills Thursday.

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Fort Wayne students present blueprint of downtown Video included

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Students at one Fort Wayne school are telling people "Don't Move, Improve."  That is the name of a downtown redesign project students at New Tech Academy have been working on. 

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Police looking for suspects in connection with Miami County death investigation Video included

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Police are now looking for two men believed to be connected to a body found by mushroom hunters in Miami County over the weekend. 

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Former Elmhurst students dig through the rubble to reclaim a piece of history Video included

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A place with a legacy of memories, Elmhurst High School is reduced to a pile of bricks.  The parking lot that once was filled with student vehicles was filled with family and Alumni Wednesday. 

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Grandparents of strangled 2-year-old seek justice

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - It's been one month since police charged Shane Patton in the death of a 2-year-old girl. That's one month the grandparents of the toddler say is too long for Patton to be on the loose.  "My sweet little girl. She was so lovable, such a lovable little beauty." A little beauty who the toddler's grandparents say was a life cut far too short.  Police say 2-year-old Jocelyn Belcher was strangled in her home on East Butler Stree... More>>

Manhunt continues for suspect in child's death Video included

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In the first part of the year, several Fort Wayne children were beaten, shaken, or choked to death. 2-year-old Jocelyn Belcher was one of them.

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Local companies get creative to fill openings in tough job market Video included

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Ready for an eye popping statistic about the job force-- every day for the next dozen years, roughly 10,000 Americans will turn 65 on their way to retirement. It is one of the factors contributing to a critical shortage of workers for many industries.

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Fort Wayne's Famous Coney Island makes People Magazine appearance

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A coney dog restaurant off Main Street in Fort Wayne was recently featured in a national magazine.

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Hot weather reminders for pet owners

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) -- With this being one of the hottest weeks so far this summer, it's time to be extra cautious of the heat when it comes our four legged friends.Fort Wayne Animal Care and

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Man arrested in connection with hotel death appears in court Video included

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A man arrested after police found a woman dead inside a hotel room has been formally charged with murder.

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85 veterans participate in 28th Honor Flight

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Veterans from four wars are visiting the memorials dedicated to their service as the next Honor Flight took off Wednesday morning.

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Defense in child neglect case points towards social media group for change of venire request Video included

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A group of people who say they're fighting for justice in the death of a 2-year-old is now the focus in the case itself. 

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Fort Wayne's splash pads opening for Memorial Day weekend

Splash pads around Fort Wayne will be turned on for the season this weekend.

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Former New Haven Youth Baseball League president sentenced Video included

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A New Haven man who pleaded guilty to clearing out the bank accounts of a youth baseball league learned his sentence Tuesday.

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Electric Works funding to appear in front of Legacy Joint Funding Committee Video included

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The Electric Works project has seen a fair share of hurdles and is now facing a couple of critical days.

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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo unveils new zoo train look Video included

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All aboard at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo!

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Fort Wayne Falcon chicks named Video included

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Three falcon chicks have been nesting on the top of the Indiana Michigan Power Center received identification bands along with their new names Wednesday.

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One critically injured in late night shooting Video included

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Police are investigating a shooting that left one person in critical condition late Monday night.

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Police looking for help identifying people in ongoing investigation

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Police in Noble County are looking for your help identifying people of interest in an ongoing investigation.

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Police say traffic crash on U.S. 27 is connected to domestic dispute Video included

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A traffic crash south of Fort Wayne leaves a woman seriously injured. But there's a twist-- police believe the crash was no accident. 

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Opportunity Knocks: the importance of knowing job growth and stability Video included

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Rick Farrant from Northeast Indiana Works joined ABC21 Monday for another edition of Opportunity Knocks. He discussed things to look for in industries and occupations when considering a career path. He advises job seekers to choose a career path that interests them and/or one that suits their innate or acquired skills. But beyond that, he says they should look for signs of industry and occupation stability and growth; i.e., high-wage, in-demand industries or occupations.

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Quincy Media, SagamoreHill announce pending transfer of WISE TV

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The owner of WPTA TV has entered into a deal to acquire the license for WISE TV, the CW affiliate for northeast Indiana and part of northwest Ohio, station management announced Tuesday. Pending FCC approval, Quincy Media will assure ownership and operation of WISE TV. That approval is anticipated to take place this summer. "The CW Fort Wayne" already operates out of WPTA's "Television Park" facilities on Butler Road, but has been separately managed since Sagamore...

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No-cost meals coming to all Fort Wayne Community Schools students

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Fort Wayne Community Schools parents will not have to worry about paying for their children's school meals. 

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Annual Memorial Day parade to honor women in the military

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The annual memorial day parade is coming up for Allen County.

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Embassy Theatre to continue 90th anniversary celebration with "90 Years of Film" Video included

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Life in Fort Wayne was a lot different 90 years ago but one thing that is the same is the Embassy Theatre, still going strong after 9 decades.

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Turnstone hosts send-off luncheon ahead of goalball world championships Video included

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The year 2020 may seem like a long way off but for the men and women of the U.S. national goalball team, it is right around the corner.

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Van Wert County students involved in Pennsylvania bus crash Video included

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When your children go on a field trip you want them to be safe. But Monday for some parents in Van Wert County it was a nightmare. 

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NACS parents concerned about portable classroom safety Video included

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The recent deadly school shooting in Texas got us wondering just how safe temporary classrooms are, like the ones installed in the Northwest Allen County School district to handle the overflow of elementary students.

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Shots fired injure two: damage building housing police Video included

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The Rousseau Centre in downtown Fort Wayne-- the facility that houses city police operations-- will be undergoing repairs after police say gunfire broke glass on the west side of the building. Shooting incidents from this week-end sent victims to the hospital. 

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Allen County wanted persons for the week of May 21

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

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Police looking for help finding wanted woman

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Police are looking for your help finding a woman wanted out of Grant County.

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85 veterans to participate in 28th Honor Flight

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Veterans from four wars will have the chance to visit the memorials dedicated to their service as the next Honor Flight takes off.

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NASA shows off first imagery from Fort Wayne-built technology

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Technology built by Harris Corp. in Fort Wayne is behind the first visuals from NASA's newest weather satellite.

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Parkview Regional to expand campus

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72 new beds are coming to the Parkview Regional Medical Center as they invest into a new medical tower. 

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Weed program starts back up in Fort Wayne

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Spring is here which means it's time to once again begin lawn maintenance.

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Woman found dead inside Fort Wayne hotel formally identified

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The Allen County Coroner formally identified the victim found inside a room at the Regency Inn.

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Two critically injured during Sunday morning crash near Warsaw

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Two people were critically injured during a rollover crash off State Road 25 early Sunday morning.

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EMS workers recognized during EMS appreciation week Video included

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People's lives often depend on the quick and competent care of hospital emergency teams emergency medical technicians and paramedics are the frontline when a situation requires immediate medical attention. Those workers are being recognized this week with EMS appreciation week. 

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Crayons recalled due to laceration hazard

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Around 2,000 sets of crayons are being recalled after glass was found in one of the colors. 

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Embassy Theatre takes guests back in time to celebrate its 90th anniversary Video included

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The Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne took guests back in time Saturday night, 90 years to be exact, to the year the historic building first opened.

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Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana hosts 'Lemonade Day' Saturday Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Each month, ABC 21 partners with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana to showcase a 'Young Entrepreneur' and a business they started to make some extra cash. 

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Firefighters pry woman from car in creek Video included

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A woman was seriously hurt after crashing into a ditch near Jefferson Boulevard and Main Street Sunday. 

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Fort Wayne Children's Choir hosts auditions

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Does your child like to sing? The Fort Wayne Children's Choir may be the perfect place for them. 

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COOL SCIENCE: The science behind golf balls Video included

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It's Monday and that means it's time for Cool Science Monday and we're learning more about the science of the golf ball. He's talking about elasticity and what makes a ball bounce. Martin Fisher is in science central with More. More>>

Dozens gather to remember teen killed in 2016 Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - A sign of remembrance. Family and friends gathered Friday after their loved-one, a teenager, was shot and killed in Fort Wayne in 2016.

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Annual Princess Tea Party draws hundreds to support Destiny Rescue Video included

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While the royal family might have a new duchess, hundreds of young girls in Fort Wayne were made to feel like a princess for the day. 

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Thousands attend annual Cherry Blossom Festival Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - You didn't need to board a plane to experience the sights and sounds of Japan this weekend in the Summit City.

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Indy 500 qualifying begins at the Brickyard

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Qualifying gets underway Saturday at the Brickyard, as teams jockey for position in a 33-car field that will see the green flag next weekend. The qualifying runs are expected to take place in -- or around -- less-than-ideal weather conditions in Indianapolis. 

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Outdoor farmers market returns to downtown Fort Wayne

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Another season of the Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana outdoor Farmers Market gets underway Saturday morning. 

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Homestead Graduate shares chilling details during Texas school shooting Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - The Texas High School shooting has a Fort Wayne connection. A strong one and an emotional one. Matthew Seifert is no stranger to the Hoosier state.  In fact, he's a Homestead High School and Ball State graduate.  Not to mention, an Air Force veteran, who, until three years ago, served as a band director at Homestead. Friday? As the band director at Santa Fe Texas High School, he served as protector and hero. "This morning it was ... More>>

Fort Wayne residents sound off about how to fix school violence crisis Video included

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A high school in Santa Fe Texas the most recent to be rocked by deadly violence. An attacker with a shotgun and handgun killed at least 10 people. 

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Huntington woman awarded nearly $2M in bizarre case

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A Huntington woman whose husband disappeared in 1993 without a trace will get nearly $2 million in back child support after he was found 23 years later.

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FWFD rescues baby deer from pool

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Fort Wayne firefighters saved a baby deer from drowning in a local pool this afternoon, and reunited it with its mother.  

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COURT ROUNDUP: Three high-profile cases in Allen County Friday morning

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There were multiple cases before an Allen County judge Friday morning, two of which were sentencings.

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Career Academy instructor surprised with teacher of the year award

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A graphic design instructor was surprised Friday morning after being selected as Fort Wayne Community School's teacher of the year. 

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Rise-n-Roll opens second Fort Wayne location

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Nearly a dozen people camped outside Fort Wayne's new Rise-n-Roll location to get free donuts.

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Woman accused in tainted breast milk plot sentenced

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The woman police say tried to poison her infant niece learned her sentence Friday.

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Indiana Supreme Court hears case over fining train company Video included

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A court case is ongoing over if the state can fine train companies for blocking roads.

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Girls on the Run hosting celebratory 5K event Video included

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Growing up, girls often struggle to maintain a high self-confidence as they handle conflicting messages about how to act and who they should be. Girls on the Run inspires girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind.

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Gas main installation causes restrictions on West Hamilton Road

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Motorists should be on the lookout for lane restrictions on West Hamilton Road.

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Demolition begins at former Scott's grocery store

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Changes are in store for a former grocery store in the North Anthony Corridor. 

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Police investigate rash of violence hitting Fort Wayne streets Video included

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Call it the calm after a storm of violence. Fort Wayne police detectives are busy working on four important investigations, all tied to serious crimes from Wednesday. 

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FWPD 'building bridges' to Burmese population Video included

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Using the badge to try and bring two very different cultures closer together. The Fort Wayne Police Department hopes to forge a new bond with the city's vibrant Burmese population.

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Fort Wayne students lay wreath on Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Video included

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Students at one Fort Wayne school got to experience Washington DC in a unique way Wednesday.

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Fort Wayne athletics center named U.S.Paralympic training site

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A athletics center in Fort Wayne catering to children and adults with disabilities is getting some national attention.

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Fort Wayne students win Drive Alive award

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A group of Fort Wayne students are being recognized for their efforts to educate people on safe drivers.

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COURT DOCS: Man killed woman, wrapped her in blankets

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Court documents are providing more insight on a death from earlier this week. 

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Hoosier 'real income' grows 2.5 percent, but Fort Wayne lags rest of state

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Hoosier families are enjoying more earning power, according to a new report... but increases in Fort Wayne are not keeping up with the rest of the state. 

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DeKalb County to create work-learn opportunities for youth, adult learners

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The DeKalb County School District is set to make an Innovation Network thanks to a new state grant.

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Auburn "Pink Out" event aims at breast cancer awareness Video included

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A sorority in Auburn is hoping to help educate the community about the importance of early detection of breast cancer. 

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Family claims boy with special needs was bullied, neglected at school Video included

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 A family claims a Fort Wayne Community Schools third grader with special needs has been bullied by students and neglected by educators.

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Arcola Elementary Schools host "duck march"

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Students at Arcola elementary were sitting in the hallway this morning, but we promise it was food a really cute reason.

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Fryers recalled after catching on fire

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About 35,000 deep fryers sold at ALDI stores are being recalled because they can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards.

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Safety train comes to Fort Wayne

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A safety train on tour to 23 cities is making its way to Fort Wayne Wednesday.

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Kroger Zoo day helps fund Fort Wayne Children's Zoo's efforts

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It's recognized as one of the best children's zoos in America and it has been the community that helped put it in the spotlight.

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1 critical, 1 seriously hurt after shooting at Fort Wayne liquor store

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Police were called to the Belmont Beverage near the 2600 block of South Anthony Boulevard at about 2:40 Wednesday morning.

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Fort Wayne nurse saves fellow runner's life Video included

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There are times in your life when you might think that someone has been in the right place at the right time. That certainly is true for a Fort Wayne nurse who ran in the Indy mini marathon.

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Engine failure forces pilot to set down in field

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It was a close call Tuesday afternoon for the pilot of a small aircraft and a passenger. The single-engine plane lost power shortly after takeoff from Smith Field shortly before 3 p.m. 

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Modest Mouse to come to Fort Wayne

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The Foellinger Theatre will feature indy rock band Modest Mouse during its 2018 summer series. 

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Three arrested following traffic stop in Mercer County

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A traffic stop led to drug-related charges in Mercer County Monday. 

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Mayoral hopeful outlines campaign platform

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A Fort Wayne City Councilman is outlining the major issues in his mayoral campaign.

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UPDATE: Police find wanted man in dryer

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UPDATE: The wanted man out of Grant County has been captured.

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Pinocchio comes to Fort Wayne Video included

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A classic story of a boy brought to life and the dangers of telling a lie is coming to Fort Wayne.

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Six arrested following search of Fort Wayne home

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Six people face preliminary charges after police served a search warrant on a Fort Wayne home Monday night.

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Police looking for help finding person of interest

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Fort Wayne police asking the public for help finding a man wanted for questioning.

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A closer look at organ donation in Indiana Video included

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Thousands of people have been following the news of 5-year-old Ziek Washington of Fort Wayne. He's fighting for his life in an Indianapolis hospital in desperate need of a kidney donation. But with his heart now functioning at just 16%, little Ziek now needs a heart transplant, as well.

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Glenbrook Mall uses food in fight to survive intense competition Video included

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Management at Fort Wayne's signature shopping mall is engaging in a different kind of "food fight" to try and expand the location's customer base. It involves the tactic of getting to shoppers' pocketbooks by catering to their taste buds.

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Students learn language arts through opera Video included

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Students at Adams Elementary School are putting the finishing touches on their upcoming performance which just happens to be an opera.

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Opportunity Knocks: employer scams and how to avoid them Video included

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According to the Better Business Bureau, in 2017 employment scams ranked third on a list of the most common scams. On Monday's edition of Opportunity Knocks, Marjorie Stephens, the president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana, explained what to look out for when searching for a job, and what people should do if they suspect or fall victim to a jobs scam. More>>

Indiana official recommends adjustments to 2 hunting, trapping proposals

An Indiana Department of Natural Resources official has recommended making adjustments to two proposals regarding bobcats, raccoons, opossums and coyotes that have been met with fierce opposition.

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SLIDESHOW: April (snow) showers bring May flowers

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After a wild April bringing everything from 70-degree weather to snow showers, we are finally seeing a break.

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Convicted sex offender arrested for attempted kidnapping

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A Randolph County man and registered sex offender is now in jail following a weekend incident.

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - You may remember ABC21 first brought you the story of a Fort Wayne 5-year-old in desperate need of a kidney transplant after the previous organ transplant donation fell through. Time is ticking for little Ziek, as he fights for his life at an Indianapolis hospital. Ziek's mother says they got a call a few days ago that the young boy's heart function dropped to 16%. The family has been in the hospital with Ziek ever since that phone call, ...

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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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Judge decides 30-year-old man must leave parents' home in Central NY

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A 30-year-old man from Central New York is getting the boot from his parents' home.

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    A new study in the Journal Pediatrics suggests a growing number of kids are unnecessarily or accidentally taking ADHD drugs.

  • 3 dead, 1 hurt in fire on Wheelock Road

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    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed...
    Authorities say a Facebook page in which a man claims his television is possessed by the devil belongs to the man suspected of shooting three people at an Oklahoma City restaurant before being killed by two armed bystanders.
  • Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

    Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

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    (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Law enforcement officers walk outside Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding a...(Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Law enforcement officers walk outside Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding a...
    Authorities say a female student wounded in an Indianapolis-area middle school shooting is in critical condition and a teacher who was also shot is in good condition.
    Authorities say a female student wounded in an Indianapolis-area middle school shooting is in critical condition and a teacher who was also shot is in good condition.
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    No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

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    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:28 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:28:37 GMT
    (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump, right, talks as Joshua Holt, who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, joins him in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Washington.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump, right, talks as Joshua Holt, who was recently released from a prison in Venezuela, joins him in the Oval Office of the White House, Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Washington.
    American who had been jailed in Venezuela for nearly two years has returned to the United States.
    American who had been jailed in Venezuela for nearly two years has returned to the United States.
  • Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

    Teacher out of hospital after stopping school shooting

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    (Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Law enforcement officers walk outside Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding a...(Robert Scheer/The Indianapolis Star via AP). Law enforcement officers walk outside Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, Ind., after a shooting on Friday, May 25, 2018. A male student opened fire at the suburban Indianapolis school wounding a...
    Authorities say a female student wounded in an Indianapolis-area middle school shooting is in critical condition and a teacher who was also shot is in good condition.
    Authorities say a female student wounded in an Indianapolis-area middle school shooting is in critical condition and a teacher who was also shot is in good condition.
  • No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

    No rain in sight: Fire fears force land closures in Arizona

    Sunday, May 27 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-05-27 07:11:24 GMT
    (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca). In a Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, a sign posted at a trail leading into the national forest in Flagstaff, Ariz., tells the public no one is allowed in. Multiple areas of national forests around Arizona are closed because o...(AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca). In a Thursday, May 24, 2018, photo, a sign posted at a trail leading into the national forest in Flagstaff, Ariz., tells the public no one is allowed in. Multiple areas of national forests around Arizona are closed because o...
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    Fears of massive wildfires force closures on federal and state land in Arizona.
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