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State Police investigating after skeletal remains found in Auburn

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DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (ABC21) - Indiana State Police detectives are trying to figure out how human skeletal remains ended up in a wooded area behind an Auburn business.  Police say someone was out walking in a wooded area behind C&A Tool Engineering when the person spotted the remains.  Due to the level of decomposition, immediate identification of the person was not possible.   An autopsy is scheduled for Monday, February 19th to not only help deter...

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Suspect in high-profile murder arrested in Mississippi Video included

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The suspect in the shooting death of the North Side High School assistant football coach is now in custody.

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New system streamlines reporting of Indiana roadway problems

State officials have launched a new system intended to make it easier for Indiana motorists to report roadway problems such as potholes.

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Indiana governor directs lowering flags for Florida victims

Indiana's governor is directing that flags be lowered to half-staff across the state in honor of the Florida school shooting victims.

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Audio released in feud between mayor, city clerk Video included

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The feud between Fort Wayne's mayor and a city clerk is taking a new turn.

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NCAA denies Notre Dame appeal of vacated wins from 2011-12

The NCAA has denied Notre Dame's appeal of a decision to vacate 21 victories because of academic misconduct, including all 12 wins from the school's 2012 national championship game run.

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Indiana lawmaker blocking bill to count dead people's votes

An Indiana House committee chairman plans to block a bill that would allow the votes of dead people to count.

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State Senate Pres. David Long announces retirement

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David Long, the Fort Wayne Republican and longtime legislative leader, will retire from politics and cede his position as leader of the Indiana Senate.

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Huntertown residents advised about change in water treatment

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Residents of Huntertown are being notified of a change that will affect the water delivered to their homes and businesses. 

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Grandmother of 3-year-old flu victim: 'Get them to the hospital'

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A Muncie family that decided against vaccinating a 3-year-old says they wish they would have done so.

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Police looking for help finding homicide suspect

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The Fort Wayne Police Department is looking for your help finding a suspect in a 2017 homicide. 

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Northeast Indiana belted by icy conditions

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The ABC21 viewing area woke up to a mix of sleet, freezing rain and a touch of snow -- depending somewhat on exactly where you were Sunday morning. 

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Suspect arrested in connection with 2016 homicide that broke record

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The suspect in a 2016 homicide that broke Allen County's record has been arrested in Michigan.

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Fraternity closes Indiana U chapter for violating bylaws

A national fraternity has suspended its Indiana University chapter for three years for undisclosed violations of its bylaws and constitution.

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I-69 final environmental impact statement can be reviewed

The Indiana Department of Transportation says the final Tier 2 environmental impact statement leg for the last leg of the Interstate 69 extension in central Indiana can be viewed online and at certain libraries in the region.

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Amazon's Alexa now offering Indiana travel advisories

Users of Amazon's personal helper device Alexa can now get Indiana travel advisories.

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Steady snowfall makes for slick road conditions Friday morning

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Northern Indiana has seen steady snowfall overnight, causing commuters to have a difficult time Friday morning.

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Health Department closes Apollo Coventry 13 movie theater after 9 failed inspections in one month Video included

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Those inspections found mold in the soda fountains and on theater seats, mouse droppings below the popcorn machine and energy drink cooler, old food piled up in the theaters, a leaking roof, unheated theaters and sewage in the restrooms. 

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Fire crews respond to fire at Canterbury Green apartments

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Fire crews are responding after an apartment caught fire Thursday morning. 

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Concordia Lutheran looking at relocating to accommodate growing student body

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In a statement sent to local media outlets Wednesday morning, Concordia Lutheran High School announced it is seriously considering moving its campus. 

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Suspect charged in Colts player's highway death

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An immigrant who was living illegally in Indiana when he was arrested in a suspected drunken-driving crash that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and another man faces a court hearing.

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"Dancing With The Stars" still inspiring locals to try ballroom

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With Wednesday's DWTS Live Tour hot ticket in town, we checked in with a local ballroom studio for insight on how the network show has influenced dancing here in Fort Wayne. Long answer short, 26 seasons later the show is still attracting new first-timers to the dance floor.

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Victims push for accountability after latest Nassar sentence

The worst sex-abuse case in sports history has ended with a third long prison sentence for Larry Nassar.

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Senate joins House in passing Indiana cannabis oil bill

The Indiana Legislature is poised to allow anyone to use cannabidiol, a cannabis-derived extract believed to have therapeutic benefits.

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Data: Opioid epidemic driving more children into foster care

Newly released figures show the opioid epidemic is expanding in Indiana and driving more children into foster care.

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Police say Indiana meth lab seizures dropped sharply in 2017

State police say the number of methamphetamine labs found in Indiana dropped by more than half last year.

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Indiana law on Sunday carryout alcohol sale likely to change

The business of selling alcohol in Indiana will likely be changing this summer with the expected lifting of the state's decades-old ban on Sunday carryout sales.

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Fort Wayne Police searching for murder suspect Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC21) - Fort Wayne Police are looking for a 21-year-old man accused in the shooting of Terrance Miles to death last year on Francis Street.  Police are looking for Jaevin Eugene Bowie, 21, on a warrant for murder.  He is considered armed and dangerous, and if you know where he is, you're asked to call the “non-emergency” line 427-1222. Bowie was originally charged with assisting a criminal related to this case, but those charg...

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Child death investigation underway on city's south side

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ABC21) - Fort Wayne Police are investigating the death of a child Saturday.  According to police dispatchers, emergency crews were called out to the 200 block of E. Butler Street around 11:30 a.m. on reports of an issue with a 2-year-old child.  At some point, it appears, the child died as dispatchers tell ABC21 police are now working a death investigation.  Police at the scene provided little details about the case, only that it is an act... More>>

UPDATE Two die in weekend shooting

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UPDATE: As of the time of this report, the other woman has died. Police have a suspect in custody in connection with the shooting.

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Senator Donnelly congratulates Hoosier labor leaders in visit to Fort Wayne Video included

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Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) addressed a crowd of Northeast Indiana labor leaders during a AFL-CIO meeting today hosted at Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 in Fort Wayne. He congratulated the workers in attendance for “keeping the Hoosier economy growing.” Donnelly says it's the labor industry that builds wealth for Indiana and helps create jobs in other sectors. "They're building Indiana,” Donnelly says. “And when you're building Indiana, you're building Ame...

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Fort Wayne Church remembers Florida shooting victims Video included

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FORT WAYNE, IN (WPTA 21) -- A powerful message at a Fort Wayne Church Sunday morning. Church members laying 17 white roses at the altar as each victim's name from the Florida school massacre was read out loud. Reverend Bill McGill with Imani Baptist Church says even though we are more than a thousand miles away from the tragedy, it still hits home in Fort Wayne. "There are 17 families in Florida who are grieving today, who instead of worshiping are burying their children, thei... More>>

250 local kids treated to night at the movies Video included

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The new Marvel flick, “Black Panther,” is breaking records at the box office. Back here at home, 250 Fort Wayne kids got to see the film for free. Their popcorn for the evening was also provided for free thanks to the work of two local businesses. Tunnel Vision Entertainment and Hanning & Bean Enterprises bought out the entire 7:30 p.m. showing at the DuPont Road Carmike. They then distributed those tickets to kids at The Boys and Girls Club, City Life, My Brother'... More>>

Man arrested after police find over 90 grams of cocaine

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Fort Wayne Police say they arrested 35-year-old Arthur Williams after he ran from officers and was found with over 90 grams of cocaine Saturday. Authorities say the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit received a tip about a home on the 1500 block of Rudisill Blvd. They began to investigate. Detectives attempted a traffic stop on Williams after he left the house and committed a traffic violation, which resulted in a police chase. After a warrant...

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'Young Entrepreneur' of the month: Jade Henry Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Each month, ABC 21 partners with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana to showcase 'Young Entrepreneurs' in our area. For February, we introduced 10-year-old Jade Henry of Fort Wayne and her business: More than Just an Art. Henry started the business when she was nine. She makes rubber band bracelets and her own paintings and then sells them via word of mouth and at fairs around town. "She started making these bracelets and she went to town makin... More>>

IPFW students on edge after campus police alert, rumors of sex trafficking

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The e-mail alert from university police comes after speculations on social media that students may have been targeted as potential victims of sex trafficking. 

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Taking an Honor Flight via virtual reality Video included

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Poor health can rob us of some of the best times in life. But a group of ailing veterans in Marion Friday saw some of the most treasured military landmarks without leaving this area.

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Woman arrested after smuggling drugs into correctional facility

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A woman was arrested at Miami Correctional Facility (MCF) after attempting to bring drugs into the facility.  

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Intelligence agencies issue warning about Chinese smartphones

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Top officials from US intelligence agencies are warning Americans about the potential threat that Chinese smartphone makers pose.

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IPFW warns students of suspicious activity around town

Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne is warning students about reports of suspicious activity happening around Fort Wayne.

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Elkhart man arrested after police chase on Indiana Toll Road in LaGrange County

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An Elkhart man faces numerous charges after a vehicle pursuit Thursday evening.

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Car crashes into Fort Wayne hearing center

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A car trying to get out of mud ended up running into the side of a building Thursday night.

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Huntington County sees 50 thefts from motor vehicles within 30 days

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The Huntington County police are looking for help after a string of thefts from motor vehicles in the area.

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Norwell High School student dies after single-vehicle crash in Wells County

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The Northern Wells community is in grief after a junior died in a car crash Wednesday evening.

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One dead after industrial accident in Mercer County

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A Mendon man is dead after he slipped into a salt augur Thursday morning.

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"Flip This City" leaders say more prosecutions key to curbing violence Video included

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Some local people, members of a group who've been touched by violence in Fort Wayne, are closely watching the Florida events unfold. But the group doesn't want you to forget the violence that's affecting the Summit City.

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Combating school violence: students in Fort Wayne share ideas for attacking the problem Video included

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You may feel frustrated and confused about acts of violence like the south Florida school massacre, which rob us of a sense of safety.  We hit the streets of Fort Wayne, looking for suggestions on how to end the violence.

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Current weekend events

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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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Police investigate overnight shooting on Indianapolis highway

Indiana State Police are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday evening on I-465.

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Victim identified in fatal crash on Indianapolis Road

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The Allen County coroner has identified the victim of a fatal two-vehicle collision.

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Cause of death identified for people found in icy pond

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We now know the cause of death for the two people found in a vehicle pulled from a vehicle that went into an icy pond in early February. 

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Fort Wayne one of two Indiana cities to receive New Markets tax credits

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The City of Fort Wayne is receiving $55 Million in tax credits to help revitalize and transform the community.

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Settlement reduces I&M rate hike by 63 percent

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A recent settlement would reduce the rate increase by more than $150 Million. 

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Indiana State Police investigating fatal officer-involved shooting in Wabash County

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The Indiana State Police is investigating after a Kokomo man died in a shooting involving an officer Wednesday afternoon.

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Mayor calls News Sentinel reporter Kevin Leininger a "dumbass" Video included

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News Sentinel reporter Kevin Leininger first broke the story about Mayor Henry's $100 ticket for his expired license plate.  In the recording released Wednesday, Henry calls the award-winning journalist a "dumbass." Mayor Henry: "And to get the pressure off of me from that dumbass Leininger." In the recording, the mayor claimed the clerk only ticketed him because Leininger was asking questions.  Mayor Henry: "We just let Lingering go. Leininger, ... More>>

Long explains decision to leave senate in sit down interview Video included

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Indiana state lawmaker David Long says he is at peace with his decision to retire from his powerful position in charge of the senate. We sat down for a one on one interview with Long, which reinforces the notion that northeast Indiana stands to lose influence because of the shakeup to come. 

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Police looking for help identifying burglary suspect

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Police are looking for your help after a man made his way into a garage, stealing several items.

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Transcript: Complete 'State of the City' address

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Mayor Tom Henry on Wednesday delivered his annual "State of the City" address at the Grand Wayne Center.

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CDC: flu hospitalizations highest since 2010

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The 2017-2018 flu season has been challenging not only across the United States but also here in Allen County.

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Indiana DNR identifies two killed in ice fishing accident

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State officials on Wednesday released the names of two men who died in an ice fishing accident in Madison County on Tuesday. 

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Broken hearts: 4 stages of online romance scams

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It is a scam that can take months to develop and the emotional harm can be even more painful than the monetary loss.

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Feud between mayor and city clerk heats up Video included

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A new development Tuesday, after accusations of sexism and retaliation were aimed at Fort Wayne's mayor from the city clerk.  Monday, the Republican City Clerk Lana Keesling alleged the Democrat Mayor Tom Henry retaliated, after she ticketed him for an expired plate.  Keesling claimed the mayor revoked her parking spot, making her the only elected official without one.  Henry has not addressed any of the city clerk's accusations of abuse, but Tuesday he offered to gi... More>>

Gang unit sets sights on cutting into street violence and homicides Video included

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Police commanders all over the country will tell you if you can cut down on the influence of drugs, guns and gangs, you can make a real dent in a city's crime problems. In a special report, "To Protect and Serve", we profiled a Fort Wayne police department unit with a clear focus to try and knock out violent crimes, especially murders committed by gangs.

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Council to consider $500,000 for Posterity Heights project Video included

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A unique housing development under construction on the southeast side of Fort Wayne could get a big boost in funding.

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MyTV Fort Wayne to air 2 preseason, 16 regular season Cubs games

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MyTV Fort Wayne will carry 2 preseason and 16 regular season games featuring the Chicago Cubs, WPTA21 management announced.

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Suspect in fatal shooting now in custody

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The man wanted by local police in connection with a deadly shooting last November has surrendered. 

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East Allen Alternative School students launch drive to aid local charity

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Students from the East Allen Alternative School are launching a drive to benefit the Mustard Seed Furniture Bank program, providing household furnishings to families in need. 

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Sheriff: Delphi teen murders 'not going to be a cold case'

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Police investigating the unsolved murders of two northern Indiana teenage girls are hoping the crime's first anniversary spurs a wave of tips from the public that can lead them to the killer. 

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Mayor Henry to update major projects in annual 'State of the City' address

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Mayor Tom Henry will look back at the past year and ahead to the future in his annual "State of the City" address, set to take place at noon Wednesday.

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President Trump's budget proposal could hurt low-income Hoosiers Video included

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On Monday, President Donald Trump released a 1.5 trillion dollar plan to fix America's roads and bridges.  "This morning I submitted legislative principles to congress that will spur the biggest and boldest infrastructure investment in American history," said Trump.   The price tag of the plan doesn't concern Emily Bryant.  She's the executive director for Feeding Indiana's Hungry, which is the umbrella organization for food banks in Indiana.  Wh... More>>

Semi rollover accident stalls traffic on I-69

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An accident involving a semi-tractor trailer and a flatbed truck resulted in the closure of the left lane of southbound I-69 for several hours on Monday. 

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City clerk claims Mayor Henry threatened, retaliated against her for ticket Video included

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The city clerk claims Mayor Tom Henry is "aggressively retaliating" against her, after parking control officers ticketed his city-issued car for having an expired license plate.

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Fresh food market coming into focus for Electric Works Video included

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New information surfaces about plans to include a year-round farmer's market in the proposed Electric Works project, scheduled for the old General Electric campus. The plans are coming together now--that is, if the development gets off the ground at all.

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NIPSCO: keep gas meters clear of snow and ice

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NIPSCO is reminding people to keep their electric and natural gas meters free of snow and ice.

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Cell Phones Away at Garrett High School

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Students and faculty at Garrett High School went a day without cell phones Monday.

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Fort Wayne family thankful to be alive after fire destroys home

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- The one thing Paul Murray wanted was a decent nap after taking his step-daughter to school. The tired dad hoped to squeeze in a few more minutes of shut eye, but the dog wouldn't keep quiet. "He just kept barking, barking, barking and wouldn't be quiet." Frustrated and annoyed, Paul pulled himself from bed to check on the dog. "All I saw was smoke." Murray spotted flames in his living room. He tried pouring a pot of wate...

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Albion Firefighters working to retain autonomy

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The Albion Fire Department is urging the city council to let them be volunteers. 

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Fort Wayne police find overturned car, tracks leading away from crash

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Fort Wayne police responded to an overnight crash only to find nobody in the car.

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Upcoming fitness program mixes education with fitness challenges Video included

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A community-wide initiative is focusing on healthy living, mixing education and fitness challenges.

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Ohio community comes together for vigil after officers killed in the line of duty

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Hundreds of people filled an Ohio church Sunday to pay tribute to two police officers killed in the line of duty over the weekend.

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Colts players, coaches expected at funeral of linebacker struck and killed one week ago

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Friends, family and teammates of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson will honor him on Monday at funeral services set to take place in Jackson's hometown of Atlanta. 

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Fort Wayne Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics Video included

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Around 80 plungers from all over the region gathered at Fort Wayne's Matea Park Saturday to take The Polar Plunge. The Polar Plunge is where brave participants wade or swim through an icy pond... then make their way back to shore as quickly as possible. This year's event drew a record crowd, despite the sub-freezing temperatures. Folks who participated say it's an exhilarating experience. “Every person you see coming out of the water looks like they're either smiling from te...

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Family member speaks out about devastating fire in Frankfort Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - A devastating house fire in Frankfort, Indiana left one person dead and several injured on Monday. The man who died? A Fort Wayne native. Jason Trail died tragically attempting to rescue his four children, that's according to his family. "He did what most people aren't willing to do you know he sacrificed himself for the good of his family." Kasey Kern is his Jason's brother-in-law who lives in Fort Wayne. He was at the hospital lat... More>>

Man dies after crashing into tree in Noble County

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NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WPTA 21)-- A man has died after suffering from cardiac arrest, this after he crashed into a tree and had to be rescued from his car. Police say 57-year-old Kelly Napier was traveling west on County Road 1075 N just before 4 a.m Saturday when he continued straight into the curve of County Road 350 W and into a tree. He was pinned in the vehicle, but was rescued safely. Officials say Napier suffered from cardiac arrest while in an ambulance and was then pronounced ... More>>

Steuben County residents deal with healthy dose of snow Video included

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A county 45 miles north of Fort Wayne got hit Friday with seven inches of snow or more, making road travel a dicey experience. Noon-time Friday, while the roads in Fort Wayne were basically dry, motorists encountered slippery conditions on I-69 just west of Angola.

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Police looking for help identifying suspect in credit card fraud case

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Police are hoping someone will be able to help identify a suspect in an ongoing investigation.

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Fort Wayne's Mad Anthony Brewpub to shut down for remodeling

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A popular Fort Wayne pub will close down for about two weeks as it undergoes a major renovation. 

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Lafayette man arrested after being found passed out behind the wheel

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Police arrested a Lafayette man after he was found passed out in his car next to a gas pump.

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City of Angola enforcing snow removal ordinance

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The city of Angola is telling people to move their cars. 

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Huntington man arrested in connection with stabbing

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A Huntington man faces preliminary charges after a stabbing Thursday evening.

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Police arrest wanted man after tip leads them to residence

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The Ashley Police Department is crediting an anonymous tip for the arrest of a man wanted on a felony arrest warrant.

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Crews respond to fire at home under construction

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Fire officials are investigating after a fire broke out inside a home that was under construction.

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Emergency responders prepare for winter weather Video included

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You're sure to see INDOT and city trucks out Friday and through weekend, plowing, salting, keeping the roads cleared as best they can. 

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FWPD takes policing to new heights with drone unit Video included

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Boosting public safety with the help of a "bird's eye view". In a special report, "To protect and serve", we profile a Fort Wayne police department unit that takes a unique perspective on fighting crime.

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Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation director to retire

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The man who led Fort Wayne Parks and recreation since 2005 is set to retire at the end of March.

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Demolition set for Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne

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The Boys and Girls Club of Fort Wayne is getting ready to begin work on its new building. 

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Car fire spreads to nearby house in Fort Wayne

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What started out as a call of a car fire ended with a house fire spanning two floors Thursday morning. 

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University of Saint Francis record label announces first artist

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The University of Saint Francis has its first artist to record under its student-run record label.

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New online portal connects people to addiction treatment programs

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An Indiana administration is hoping to help combat the state's drug epidemic through a new website an treatment program. 

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Indiana updates voting website to help better inform voters

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Indiana voters will be able to register to vote easier thanks to a new update. 

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Up to 34 new jobs coming to Grant County with business expansion

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A campus bookstore operator that provides materials for campus stores across the country is expanding its Grant County headquarters.

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving points back at drunk driving in Indianapolis crash

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While the crash involving an immigrant living in Indiana illegally has become a focal point in the nation's immigration debate, the president of a national organization wants to bring the attention back to the crash itself.

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Sled hockey tournament comes to Fort Wayne

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16 teams from across the Midwest will be in Fort Wayne over the weekend to show their stuff on the ice. 

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Fort Wayne Mad Ants Lead Charge on Effort to Find Missing Children

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - Former Chicago Cub's pitcher, Dennis Bair, says for nearly a decade he spent countless hours on a baseball diamond. "I'm in the stadium every night with several thousand people and if a child was missing and their photo was on display on the stadium concourse, then parents would know that thousands of people on a nightly basis are seeing the photo of their child and are aware that she needs to be found." He created a charity named Bairfind Hi...

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Fort Wayne mother worries for her children's safety after triple shooting Video included

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A mother of five says her family had just arrived home after church.  She says her two kids were helping her mother get back inside, when someone opened fire.  She did not want us to show her face on camera, but felt compelled to tell us what happened to her family Tuesday night.  "You see a gentleman running away from an area, and then another one following him, and then shooting several rounds, you're like in a daze." Police say after 8PM Tuesday, someon... More>>

Candidate filing deadline for May Primary coming fast

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A marker is approaching that signifies the 2018 election season is ready to get rolling. At Allen County's Election Board offices downtown, the names keep adding up.

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1 adult, 2 kids hurt in shooting on Pontiac Street Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Three people, one adult and two juveniles, were taken to the hospital after a shooting on the 1900 block of Pontiac Street Tuesday night.

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Apparent drive by shooting damages state police trooper's car, home

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An Indiana State Police Trooper woke up Wednesday morning to find someone shot his patrol car and personal vehicle.

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On Tap: Fort Wayne tap water advances to state competition for best tasting water

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Fort Wayne is in the running for best tasting water in Indiana.

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How you can help prevent your baby from developing cavities

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Parents are being encouraged to help prevent cavities from forming in their child's mouth.

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Police looking for help identifying armed robbery suspect

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Police are looking for your help after a florist was robbed at gunpoint Monday. 

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Special Olympics Indiana to host polar plunge event

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An upcoming fundraiser hopes to raise money while spreading awareness of the power of Special Olympics. 

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Police looking for help finding wanted man

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The Steuben County Sheriff's Department is looking for your help finding a man wanted in connection with a recent burglary.

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Fort Wayne distillery to open tasting room

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A Fort Wayne distillery is set to open its latest expansion.

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9 consumer alerts to be on the lookout for in February

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From a NIPSCO imposter to a bogus lottery email, here are nine consumer alerts to be on the lookout for this month.

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Auburn Police Department to host firearms training

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Community members that want to learn about the fundamentals of safety and accurate shooting are being invited to attend training with the Auburn Police Department.

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Victims Id'd in fatal crash in pond

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A reminder of how one mistake behind the wheel of a car can lead to tragedy. We now know the names of the people killed in a deadly crash in a frozen pond in southern Allen County.

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New Indiana State Police troopers receive patrol cars

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Indiana has 32 new troopers patrolling the roads.

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Police looking for help identifying theft suspect

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Police are looking for your help identifying a suspect in a theft case.

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Police investigate after car found in icy pond

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A mystery in southern Allen County as rescue crews try to find out how a car wound up in an icy pond. 

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Coroner identifies bodies found in icy pond

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We now know the identity of two people found inside a vehicle that went into an icy pond Monday.

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More than 20 taken to hospital after exposure to unknown substance at Whitley County jail

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Scary moments for police officers and inmates at the Whitley County Jail Monday after they were exposed to an "unknown substance." 

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Crews respond to vehicle fire on I-69

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The Auburn Fire Department responded after a vehicle caught on fire on I-69 early Tuesday morning.

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Two arrested after police raid Fort Wayne home

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Two are now in custody after a dramatic raid on a home Monday afternoon.

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Police need your help finding "armed and dangerous" murder suspect Video included

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Fort Wayne police say they need your help to find a suspect in a high-profile murder. This is now the second man to be named as the killer of a man invested in the community.

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Mayor embracing social media to connect with constituents

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Fort Wayne's mayor, a noted senior citizen, is establishing a better connection with residents via a form of communication favored by the younger generation. We're talking about Mayor Tom Henry and his warm embrace of social media.

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Coroner identifies victim of fatal house fire

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The Allen County Coroner has identified one of the victims of a fatal house fire.

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Teenager dies after single-vehicle crash on County Road 26 in DeKalb County

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One person is dead after a driver lost control on an icy roadway Sunday evening.

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Police continue to investigate crash that claimed two lives, including Colt linebacker

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Police continue to investigate a fatal crash that claimed the lives of two people, including a linebacker with the Indianapolis Colts.

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University of Saint Francis to host Physical Therapist Assistant health fair

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Community members are being invited to learn about a variety of topics during an upcoming health fair. 

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Fatal DUI accident takes political turn; Rokita blasts 'dangerous illegal immigrant criminals'

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The suspected drunk driving incident that killed two Indiana men -- one of them a member of the Indianapolis Colts -- has become a focal point for the debate regarding immigration and a potential campaign issue. 

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Fire-related deaths decrease in 2017

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The Indiana Department of Homeland security is praising local first responders across the state for their efforts in working to make Indiana's residents safer. 

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Blood donations needed to make up for winter, flu season

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With winter weather and the flu keeping people at home, the American Red Cross is needing healthy people to go out and donate.

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Police looking for help identifying robbery suspect

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Police are looking for your help identifying the suspect in three different robberies within the span of a week.

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Overflow seating added for event featuring Tim Tebow

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A free event involving a quarterback turned professional baseball player will have additional seating due to overwhelming interest.

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Police investigating smash and grab at gun store

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Police are looking for your help after a shooting sports store was burglarized over the weekend.

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Wanted sex offender rearrested in Angola

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A man wanted for a parole violation was rearrested after he allegedly escaped from parole supervision. 

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Two injured after crash on icy road in DeKalb County

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Two people were injured after losing control and sliding off an icy road. 

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Police say no one was home following downtown standoff

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- Fort Wayne Police ended a standoff situated behind Parkview Field after finding the residence empty Wednesday afternoon. 

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New food benefit program is like Blue Apron for food stamp recipients

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The Trump administration wants to deliver food directly to food stamp recipients.

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    ABC21 is Digging Deeper into the Norland Park project in Auburn, that left some homeowners feeling ditched.

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    Deadbeat parents go weeks - even months - without paying a dime. Then right before their court hearing, they offer a small chunk of change and get to walk out of court a free woman or man. We call it the "Deadbeat Discount."

    Deadbeat parents go weeks - even months - without paying a dime. Then right before their court hearing, they offer a small chunk of change and get to walk out of court a free woman or man. We call it the "Deadbeat Discount."

  • Senator Donnelly congratulates Hoosier labor leaders in visit to Fort Wayne

    Senator Donnelly congratulates Hoosier labor leaders in visit to Fort Wayne

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    Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) addresses labor leaders at Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 SundaySen. Joe Donnelly (D-IN) addresses labor leaders at Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 Sunday

    Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) addressed a crowd of Northeast Indiana labor leaders during a AFL-CIO meeting today hosted at Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 in Fort Wayne. He congratulated the workers in attendance for “keeping the Hoosier economy growing.” Donnelly says it's the labor industry that builds wealth for Indiana and helps create jobs in other sectors. "They're building Indiana,” Donnelly says. “And when you're building Indiana, you're building Ame...

    Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) addressed a crowd of Northeast Indiana labor leaders during a AFL-CIO meeting today hosted at Sheet Metal Workers Local 20 in Fort Wayne. He congratulated the workers in attendance for “keeping the Hoosier economy growing.” Donnelly says it's the labor industry that builds wealth for Indiana and helps create jobs in other sectors. "They're building Indiana,” Donnelly says. “And when you're building Indiana, you're building Ame...

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