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Police investigating after two people found dead in Fort Wayne home

Police are investigating a possible shooting that left two people dead Tuesday.

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Coroner identifies victim of Monday afternoon crash

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The Allen County Coroner has identified the victim of a head-on collision.

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Semi truck fire restricts traffic on i69

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Southbound traffic on I-69 was restricted Tuesday morning after a semi truck caught on fire.

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Lake effect snow systems moving through Northeastern Indiana

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Bands of lake effect snow have formed over Lake Michigan and are moving our way. 

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Customers disapprove of NIPSCO rate request

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More than a dozen people voiced their concerns about NIPSCO's plan to increase their bill.  The utility says under their new plan... a residential customer using 69 thermal units and paying $50 a month... would pay 10 bucks more every month. NIPSCO says they've managed for more than two decades to keep their prices affordable.  "We've actually been the lowest provider in Indiana and among some of the lowest nationally," said NIPSCO Communications Director N... More>>

Family of disabled teen is given mobility van Video included

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A local company is getting in the giving mood in a big way, and an unconventional local family is benefiting.

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UPDATED: Police no longer looking for help finding missing mom and child

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Police are looking for your help to see if a mom and child are alright.

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Fort Wayne announces proposal to bring mixed-use development to riverfront Video included

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Fort Wayne's effort to develop its riverfront property claims a victory. More than $60-million, mostly in private investment, is coming in a proposal to build retail and housing on the banks of the Saint Marys River.

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Case against Huntington judge moved to federal court; motion filed to seal evidence

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A lawsuit that accuses a Huntington County judge of harassment and retaliation against a courthouse employee will be heard in federal court.

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Two injured after collision at Fort Wayne intersection

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A two vehicle collision afternoon left two people hospitalized Monday afternoon.

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Fort Wayne church hosts free community Christmas event Video included

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Sunday was the last day for Christmaspalooza at the Pointe Church.

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'Rib Room' to close around year's end; new restaurant to take its place

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A decades-old name in Fort Wayne dining is going away. ABC21 has learned that the "Rib Room" will close around the end of the year, with plans to reopen the location under a new name and dining concept.

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Police looking for help identifying fraud suspect

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Police looking for help investigating a fraud case. Grant County Crime Stoppers is looking for help after a credit card fraud case. 

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UPDATE: Southbound Lima reopens after water main repair

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UPDATE: The water main on Lima has been repaired and the street is open to traffic. 

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Portland police officers spread holiday cheer at Riley Children's Hospital Video included

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A handful of officers from Portland Indiana stopped by Riley Children's Hospital to pay a visit to three amazing young children and their families.

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Dozens gather together Sunday to pay tribute to toddler beaten to death Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- "I think anytime tragedy strikes our community, I think we have a pretty great community that comes together."  Family, friends, and complete strangers gathered together for a candlelight vigil Sunday to pay tribute to 2-year-old Malakai Garrett, who was beaten to death. One woman who attended, didn't know Malakai's family personally, but brought her son and husband along to show their support.  She says she can't imagine what...

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Holcomb loses bet, does pushups

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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is a man of his word.  After losing a bet to Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin, he had to flex some muscle.  Army's narrow victory over Navy on Saturday meant that Holcomb, a Navy vet, had to do one pushup for every point Army scored.  In a video posted on Twitter, first dog Henry ends up stealing the show, nuzzling his winded owner.  More>>

DeKalb High School students bring history to life at museum Video included

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History came to life Saturday at the Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum. Students from DeKalb High School's Media Lit class posed as wax sculptures at the museum. But these "sculptures" had a lot to say. When approached, these bright students would tell you all about the historical figure from DeKalb County that they've spent the past month researching. Both students and teachers agreed that there's something special about stepping into a character's shoes. "It's more t... More>>

Firefighters, officers prepare for Battle (of the Badges)

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The biggest blood drive event in northeast Indiana gets under way on Monday morning, as donors show their support for local first responders in the "Battle of the Badges." 

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Investigation into shooting reveals strangulation death

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An investigation into a reported shooting revealed another cause of death altogether. 

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Know when to bring your pets in from the cold Video included

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With the cold temperatures moving in, it's important to plan for the well-being of your pets. 

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First measurable snowfall of the season coming down

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The Fort Wayne area is seeing its first measurable snowfall of the season.

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Man Critically Hurt in Overnight Incident

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A man is in critical condition following an incident near S. Anthony Blvd and Oxford St.  Police responded to the area just after one o'clock, Saturday. Officers located an adult male covered in blood.  Medics determined the male to be in serious condition, and drove him to a local hospital, where he was later downgraded to critical condition. Police say they received multiple reports of gunshots in the area, but it was not apparent what kind of injurie...

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Fort Wayne prepares for weekend snow Video included

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The City of Fort Wayne is getting ready for this weekend's snow event.

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Last call for fall: City to collect leaf debris in final passes

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It's the last chance for leaf pick-up this year. The City of Fort Wayne has added additional collection days due to the lateness of the changing season. 

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Digging Deeper Update: Gov. Holcomb expected to name new Huntington Co. judge shortly

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A replacement for Huntington County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Hakes, who is leaving the bench before the end of his term, should be named within the next few weeks, a spokesperson for the governor told ABC21 on Friday.

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Indiana reports first flu-related death of the season

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The Indiana State Department of Health has reported the first flu-related death in Indiana for the season.

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Three arrested after narcotics search in Celina

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Three people face preliminary charges after a narcotics search in Celina, Ohio Friday. 

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Best local Christmas light displays

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Fort Wayne is getting in the holiday spirit, and you can join in. 

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Finish Line outfits Special Olympics basketball team with new shoes for 2018 games Video included

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A local basketball team is sporting new sneakers as a Fort Wayne shoe store joins a national campaign to give back. 

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One dead after school bus vs car crash

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One person is dead after a vehicle rear-ended a school bus Thursday.

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Christmas Walk through Eckhart Park kicks off Friday night Video included

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This time of year, just about every city and town is done up in holiday lights, garlands and decorations. In Auburn, an annual holiday tradition kicks off Friday, and it's chock-full of the holiday spirit.

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Huntington woman doing her part to help friends, family affected by California wildfires Video included

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California residents continue to battle against a wildfire that has caused massive devastation.

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Councilman Crawford: 'We should override the veto' Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Councilman John Crawford (R) says city council should consider overriding the veto on the "pay-to-play" ordinance passed by the council last week. The ordinance bans companies that donate more than $2,000 to a candidate for city office from being awarded city contracts. "I can't speak for the whole group, but I think we've already discussed this and I'm quite convinced that we should override the veto," said Crawford. This, after May...

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State Boulevard lane restrictions a sign of things to come Video included

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It's a major traffic headache, where drivers are navigating orange cones much like they'll be doing next year and the year after that.

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Indiana Board of Education votes to change graduation requirements

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Beginning in 2023, a diploma will no longer be enough for high school students to graduate.  

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GOP Senate hopeful voted as a Democrat as recently as 2012

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A wealthy Senate candidate from Indiana who bills himself as a "conservative Republican" voted for more than a decade in the state's Democratic primaries.

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Mayor rejects Council's 'pay to play' measure, warning it won't stand up to legal challenge

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Mayor Tom Henry on Thursday indicated he will veto a so-called "pay-to-play" ordinance, telling City Council members to rework the measure into something that could withstand a legal challenge. 

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Finish Line to provide shoes to local Special Olympics basketball team

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Finish Line and the Finish Line Youth Foundation are giving back to the community.  

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UPDATE: Security photos released in Tuesday evening armed robbery

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UPDATE: Police have released security photos from Tuesday's armed robbery at a south-side loan business.

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Current weekend events for 12/7

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Fort Wayne is getting into the holiday spirit this weekend. Check out this list of family-friendly holiday fun and local events this weekend: 

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Grandfather of Fort Wayne murder victim takes a stand to bring attention to unsolved homicides

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The grandfather of a Fort Wayne murder victim braved the elements to try bring attention to the many unsolved murder cases in the summit city. 

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Fire crews respond to house explosion in Huntington

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Fire crews are responding to a house explosion in Huntington.

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Members of former 'First Family' to speak at Purdue University

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Former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughters, Barbara Pierce Bush and Jenna Bush Hager, will speak next year at Purdue University, school officials announced on Thursday. 

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Man convicted in shootings at 2 Indianapolis police offices

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A man has been convicted in shootings last year at two Indianapolis police district offices.

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Murder charge filed in connection with toddler beating death

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New charges have been filed against a Fort Wayne man accused of beating a 2-year old to death.

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Fort Wayne Rescue Mission ready to help warm those in need this winter

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Here in Fort Wayne the season's first prolonged stretch of cold weather is here, and the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission is prepared to assist those seeking refuge from the elements. With the temperature now below 40 degrees, the Rescue Mission has begun welcoming people inside their warming shelters. At 10 or below, and if space requires it, the chapel will be opened up for more room.  The large intake of people in sub-freezing temperatures was one reason why the rescue mission saw ...

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Amber Pasztor's father says Child Services failed his grandchildren and two-year-old Malakai Garrett Video included

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Ricky Green's heart goes out to the father of Malakai Garrett, the two-year-old who was beaten to death last week.  "I lost two kids so I know it's hard and I'm sorry that happened to them," said Green.  Last September, Green's daughter, Amber Pasztor, kidnapped and killed her kids, 7-year-old Liliana Hernandez and 6-year-old Rene Pasztor.  Pastzor is now serving 130 years in prison.  An ABC21 Digging Deeper investigation first highlighted systemic iss... More>>

Gas station owner: FWPD won't investigate veterans donation theft Video included

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Adam Dager says this is what a Fort Wayne police detective told him when he called to follow up on a theft of donations at his gas station. "He goes, "Yeah, um, because of the nature of the crime, this is just a misdemeanor. We're not going to do anything about it," Dager quotes the officer as saying.

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Smith-Green Community Schools hosts public forums to discuss financial issues Video included

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The Smith-Green Community Schools district is holding a public forum to figure out what to do about the district's financial issues.

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Fort Wayne man ringing up awareness of colon cancer

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A community leader is ringing a bell to raise awareness for colon cancer. 

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Plans in the works for new aquatics center in Allen County

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A Fort Wayne organization is planning to bring a new aquatics center to southwest Allen County.

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Health officials push for vaccinations during national influenza vaccination week

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If you got the flu shot this year, reports are now saying this year's vaccine may only have a success rate of 10 percent. Bad news, as we head into the heart of the flu season.

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Community members write #justiceformalakai on sidewalks Video included

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It's a story that's outraged the community.  Last week, two-year-old Malakai Garrett was beaten to death.  His father, Lantz Garrett, says he did everything he could to protect his son, but it just wasn't enough.  Tuesday night, several people came out to support Garrett by writing #justiceformalakai on sidewalks throughout downtown Fort Wayne.  More>>

Preferred Automotive Group writes check to pay for Fantasy of Lights vandalism Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21)-- We reported on Monday that thousands of dollars worth of damage that was done by two teenage vandals at the Fantasy of Lights. READ MORE: Vandals create thousands of dollars worth of damage at Fantasy of Lights Executive Director of Blue Jacket, Tony Hudson, told WPTA it would cause a bit of a financial hit, creating a bit of frustration. Tuesday, Hudson learned that the owner of Preferred Automotive Group, Jay Leonard, is donating $2,000 to Blue J... More>>

City of New Haven smoke testing sewer system

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Don't be surprised if you see smoke entering your home from your sink and floor drain this month. The city of New Haven said it is performing smoke testing on the sanitary sewer system.

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UPDATE: Police identify victims of Monday night stabbing

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UPDATE: The Fort Wayne Police Department has identified the people involved in Monday night's stabbing. 

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One in critical condition after car vs buggy crash Video included

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A vehicle vs buggy crash critically injured someone Tuesday morning.

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"Comforts for Baby" purified water recalled due to mold concerns

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Purified water used for baby formula is being recalled after Kroger received complaints about mold. 

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Concordia Lutheran High School getting ready to help those in need this Christmas Video included

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With Christmas just around the corner, students at Concordia Lutheran High school are getting ready for a big project.=

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Police looking for help identifying theft suspect

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Police are looking for your help identifying a man who took money from someone else's bank account.

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Air Force mom talks about losing her only daughter

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New Haven native and Airman 1st Class Hayley Reynolds crashed into a tree the day after Thanksgiving.  Her mom, Tina Reynolds, says when army officers knocked on her door, she didn't want to believe it.  "It's hard. I'll never see her get married and she had her whole life ahead of her," said Reynolds.  Hayley served as a med-tech in the Air Force, stationed in England.  "She loved her country," said Reynolds.  Above all, Tina rem... More>>

Father of 2-year-old beaten to death says the system failed his son

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) —During a tearful interview, Lantz Garrett spoke about a day he says he will never forget, June 24th. That was the day he says his 6-year-old step daughter warned him something bad was happening to his son Malakai. "She told me daddy Mitch was hitting on Malakai. " Mitchell Vanryn was a man Garrett says was dating Malakai's mom. Garrett says he tried on his own to intervene, but wasn't successful. Then in October, he says he called Child ... More>>

Vandals create thousands of dollars worth of damage at Fantasy of Lights Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- It wasn't a normal Fantasy of Lights experience for those who went down to Franke Park for the Christmas Light show Sunday night. For the first hour, about half of the lights weren't lit up. "It was a pretty risky, unsafe scenario when there were a lot of displays that were out, especially the archways going through the woods. They were completely dark," said Executive Director of Blue Jacket, Tony Hudson. Hudson says a few workers saw two te... More>>

Molesting charges added to baby beating case Video included

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A Fort Wayne man charged last week with beating a one-year-old girl is now charged with something even more sinister in the case. You may find some of the information in this story disturbing.

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SLIDESHOW: Local Christmas light displays

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Allen County locals are getting in the holiday spirit.  

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Environmental reports released on old OmniSource property

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An environmental report released by Calhoun Investments shows some trouble spots the north river property faces. 

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Fire breaks out at Waterloo metal supplier

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Fire crews responded to a fire at a Waterloo business Monday.

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Opportunity Knocks: survey aims to better develop regional workforce Video included

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Monday's Opportunity Knocks focused on a survey of rural northeast Indiana residents that’s underway that will help the region develop a strategy for retaining and attracting talent to our outlying counties.

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Two injured in chain-reaction crash on US 30

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Two people were taken to the hospital after a four vehicle crash on US 30. 

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Coroner identifies man found dead in van on Fort Wayne's Southeast side

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We now know the identity of a man who died in a shooting over the weekend. 

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Grant County Crime Stoppers looking for wanted man

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Police are hoping you can help them find a man wanted on multiple charges out of Grant County. 

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Allen County Wanted Persons for the week of December 4

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

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Waterloo man dead after crash off DeKalb County road

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A Waterloo man is dead after his vehicle went into a ditch and hit a tree over the weekend.

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Fort Wayne Police say shooting call turns into death investigation

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Police are investigating the death of a man Sunday night.  Fort Wayne Police say around 6pm, they were called out to the intersection of Roosevelt and Winter Street for a possible shooting.  When they got there, they found a van sitting along the curb on Winter Street.  A man was inside the car suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.  Officers found him in critical condition and when paramedics arrived shortly after they pronounced him dead.  Detectives were... More>>

North Side High School throws Christmas party for kids with cancer

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) --For 31 years North Side High School students and staff have been making a difference in the lives of children battling cancer around the holidays. This year? More than 20 families who have a child with cancer got to enjoy the celebration. North Side High School teamed up with Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana to host the event. Students and faculty fund raise all throughout the year and then students personally shop for a family, and wrap all their p... More>>

Father of toddler who was beaten to death speaks out Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- Lantz Garrett is still coming to grips with life without his baby boy. "It hasn't really 100% set in." His 2-year-old son Malakai Garrett died just days ago. The coroner says he was beaten to death Wednesday night. Police suspect 27-year-old Mitchell Vanryn killed the toddler. Garrett says his son was full of life. "He was amazing. He was energetic. He loved cars. He loved working with me. He was great. I mean everybody loved Malakai, e...

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Son grieving loss of father after officer involved shooting

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) -- Jeffrey Jones Jr. was watching the news when he learned his father had been shot. "I was just in disbelief really." His father ended up dying a few weeks later. The county prosecutor says police were justified shooting him. Jeffrey Jones Jr. says he doesn't disagree with police or the prosecutor, and doesn't deny that his father assaulted the officers. He says he understands threats towards the officers happened quickly that night, but he al... More>>

Court Docs: toddler's death ruled homicide, shows boy was beaten Video included

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We are learning more information behind the death of a Fort Wayne toddler.

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Court documents show New Haven man has a history of abuse against his mother Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Court records show son of woman who was found beaten to death in New Haven last week has a history of abuse against his mother.  Heidi Colley, 61 of New Haven, was found dead in her home in the 1600 block of Sherbrook Drive on Saturday, Nov. 25.  Her death was ruled a homicide, and her son, Chad Ingram, is considered a person of interest in the case.  READ MORE: UPDATE: Son of woman found dead in New Haven back in jai... More>>

Officers cleared of wrongdoing in police action shooting Video included

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Three Fort Wayne police officers involved in a confrontation with a suspect who was shot in the stomach and later died have been cleared of wrongdoing by the Allen County prosecutor. The prosecutor says evidence supports the use of deadly force in this case.

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Indiana lawyer pleads guilty in visa application fraud case

A suburban Indianapolis lawyer who authorities say filed more than 250 false visa applications and collected about $750,000 in fraudulent fees has pleaded guilty in the case.

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Indiana police uncertain why 2,500 assault kits untested

Indiana State Police say a review has found more than 2,500 untested sexual assault evidence kits languishing at police departments across the state for unknown reasons.

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Proposed graduation requirements in Indiana raise concerns

Some educators in Indiana have expressed concerns about proposed changes to the state's high school graduation requirements that the Board of Education is expected to consider next week.

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South Wayne Elementary School wins battle of the fit

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One of Fort Wayne's elementary schools out-fit its competition to be named the 2017 Battle of the Fit winner.

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Done Deal: City closes on North River property

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Just days after the City Council approved the transaction, the City of Fort Wayne has closed on a long dormant piece of property that it hopes to sell for redevelopment. 

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Indiana doctor sentenced to probation in 'pill mill' case

An Indiana doctor accused of operating a "pill mill" has been sentenced to more than 10 years of probation but no time behind bars under a plea agreement with prosecutors.

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UPDATE: Son of woman found dead in New Haven back in jail Video included

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UPDATE: The man released from jail Thursday after criminal charges were dropped against him is back in jail.

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Christmas in the Castle opens for the season

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Christmas in the Castle opens for the season Friday on the campus of University of Saint Francis. You can tour the Bass Mansion taking in all the holiday cheer as you go. It includes three floors with Christmas decorations covering every corner.

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Clay craft kits recalled due to risk of mold exposure

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A clay craft kit marketed towards children is being recalled because mold can be present in the clay, posing a risk of respiratory or other infections in individuals with compromised immune systems, damaged lungs or an allergy to mold.

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Fort Wayne man arrested after police chase crossing state lines

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A Fort Wayne man is in custody after police say he was involved in a chase that crossed state lines Thursday morning.

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Fort Wayne man arrested in connection with toddler death

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Police have arrested a man in connection to the death of a Fort Wayne toddler.

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Fort Wayne police investigate death of toddler Video included

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UPDATE: The Allen County Coroner has identified the toddler involved in the death investigation.

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Theme of 2018 Three Rivers Festival parade announced

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It will be a golden year for the Three Rivers Festival. The Three Rivers Festival announced the theme of the 2018 Lutheran Health Network Three Rivers Festival Parade Thursday.

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Tips for foiling holiday 'porch pirates' Video included

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Christmas shoppers now spend billions of dollars purchasing on-line gifts.

There is added convenience and sometimes savings realized, but you also have to be careful that your bargain deals aren't targets of thieves. 

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Man involved in Meijer gas station shooting charged with murder

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The man who fatally shot a gas station attendant on Thanksgiving has been formally charged.

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Pregnant woman involved in fiery crash undergoes emergency C-section day after

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UPDATE: The woman involved in Wednesday's crash is now a mother.

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Current weekend events

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There's plenty to do in town this weekend for both adults and kids. 

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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo welcomes newest addition to giraffe family

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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo has another baby giraffe.

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Indiana State Police arrest man on rape, child molestation charges

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A Dubois County man faces preliminary charges after an investigation into inappropriate contact with a minor. 

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'Holiday Train' to roll through Waterloo Thursday night

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The seasonal Canadian Pacific Railway Holiday Train will make its way through northeast Indiana Thursday night, passing through Waterloo sometime between 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. 

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Holiday Train to make its way through Waterloo Video included

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Waterloo residents are getting ready for a fun holiday tradition.

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Police looking for help identifying Subway robbery suspect

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Police are looking for your help after a Fort Wayne Subway restaurant was robbed.

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Make sure to think safety while decorating your Christmas tree

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With the Christmas season nearly upon us, it is time for people that put up Christmas Trees to start decorating.

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Man involved in Tuesday night standoff accused of assaulting infant Video included

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The little girl's parents say she was in the care of Trumarkus Alexander when she was injured.

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Police take man into custody after traffic stop turns into manhunt Video included

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Police have a man in custody after a driver took off running following a traffic stop early Wednesday morning. 

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NIPSCO fined $900K for pipeline safety violations

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NIPSCO will have to pay $900,000 for past violations of state pipeline safety standards.

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Fort Wayne City Council passes "pay to play" ordinance

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The ordinance that would cut the practice of "pay to play" has been passed by the Fort Wayne City Council 

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One dead after vehicle vs pedestrian crash in Fort Wayne

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A Fort Wayne man is dead after a crash early Wednesday morning. 

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Standoff ends, suspect exits home peacefully

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One man is in custody Tuesday night after a standoff in Southeast Fort Wayne. It happened near Pontiac St. and Fruehauf Dr. on Knode Court where police were called around 9:30.  Police tell ABC21, they went to a home there with a warrant trying to obtain a suspect's DNA. When police got to the scene, they say a suspect saw police and ran inside of a home. Police tried to use a flash bang to get the suspect out of the home, and police say a single gunshot was fi...

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Fort Wayne city council votes to purchase old OmniSource property

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Fort Wayne City Council voted to go ahead with the purchase of the old OmniSource land Tuesday night. 

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NACS property tax referendum for new elementary school Video included

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Northwest Allen County elementary schools are bursting at the seams. "Since the last time we opened a new elementary school, we've grown by about 550 students," says NACS Superintendent Dr. Chris Himsel. Himsel says about 400 more elementary students are projected to enter the district in the next four to six years, which is why a new elementary school needs to be built.

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Time to attack drug epidemic like it's attacking Hoosiers: Gov. Holcomb Video included

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Indiana's governor says there is reason for optimism in the fight against opioid addiction, claiming not just words but actions are being taken to beat the problem. We sat down with the governor for a one-on-one interview, who says fighting the opioid scourge is critical to public health and the state's future.

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Indiana Tech holds community service day Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Events are scheduled all week leading up to Dr. Karl Einolf's inauguration as Indiana Tech's ninth president. On Tuesday, it was a community service day. "Part of my message to our staff and students is that it's important to give back to the community and to help others. So, during this week, especially as we lead up to the celebration this weekend, I just thought it was important for us to do that," said Dr. Einolf. Several projects took pla... More>>

Sidewalk improvement projects beginning in Fort Wayne

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A component of the income tax hike in Fort Wayne is now underway.

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

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

Science Central gears up for the Solar Eclipse

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A Fort Wayne organization is helping people prepare for the upcoming solar eclipse. 

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Pence returns to Indiana for official portrait unveiling

Vice President and former Indiana Governor Mike Pence traveled back to Indiana Friday to attend a luncheon and an unveiling of his official state portrait. 

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Cops Cycling for Survivors kicks off in Indianapolis

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Indiana police officers are riding to raise funds and awareness of the sacrifices made by Hoosier law enforcement families across Indiana.

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Local winery up for USA Today '10 Best' honor

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Huntington's "Two EE's Winery" is getting some national attention, with its tasting room ranking among USA Today's "10 Best." 

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Police arrest two people in connection with series of vehicle break-ins

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A Kendallville man and Albion woman face preliminary charges after a rash of break-ins in Northern Indiana. The Avilla Police Department said the arrest comes after police believe over 20 vehicles in three counties were broken into in a short span of time.

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ABC21 Investigation: Child Translators

Fort Wayne Police are up against a language barrier. Officers are responding to a growing number of calls where victims - and suspects - don’t speak English.  When it happens,  they’re supposed to use a professional translation service, but police reports obtained but ABC 21 show officers sometimes rely on children to do the translating instead, putting them in the middle of a tense investigation. 

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Court officer sues Huntington County judge for 'sex-based harassment, discrimination' Video included

A lawsuit charging discrimination, harassment and retaliation has been filed against a Huntington Circuit Court Judge who was a central figure in an ABC21 Digging Deeper series of reports earlier this year. 

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