• The Latest: Police raise death toll to 22 at concert explosion

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Latest on the explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England (all times local):
    7:30 a.m.
    Greater Manchester Police say 22 people died in an attack on concert-goers at an Ariana Grande performance in northern England.
    Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said Tuesday the attacker used an explosive device. Police are trying to determine if the attacker acted alone or had support.
    Police say some 400 officers were deployed overnight to help with the inves
  • Semi crash restricts traffic on I-69N overnight

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Traffic on northbound I-69 was slowed as police worked a semi crash overnight.
    Two trucks apparently collided around 12:45 Tuesday morning.
    The incident happened near the 303 milemarker, north of W. Jefferson Blvd. and south of Illinois Road.
    One semi had damage on its cab, the other had a damaged trailer. Debris was scattered across the two right lanes, which were closed to traffic. The left lane remained open.
    The crash happened next to a sign reading “watch for s
  • Man seriously hurt in apparent motel parking lot shooting

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A man was seriously hurt when he was apparently shot in a motel parking lot overnight.
    A police officer looks at apparent bullet holes in a car at Motel 6 on W. Coliseum Blvd. during a shooting investigation.Police were called to Motel 6 near the intersection of W. Coliseum Blvd. and Goshen Road just before midnight Monday night.
    A man was found in the parking lot, apparently shot. He was taken to a hospital seriously hurt.
    A car parked next to the motel had multiple appa
  • Lutheran medical staff ‘walk out’ of emergency meeting

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- More than a hundred doctors from Lutheran Health Network walked out on an emergency meeting with its parent company Community Health Systems. The meeting was called after CHS rejected a $2.4 billion buyout bid.
    The offer was submitted by a group of 10 local doctors. In a statement, the board said the offer was “at least $1 billion below the fair market value” of Lutheran Health Network. CHS had until noon Monday to respond to the offer, according to reports.
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  • Toscani Pizzeria to close after more than 11 years in Fort Wayne

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) After more than 11 years in Fort Wayne, Toscani Pizzeria will close its doors. Restaurant officials made the announcement on Facebook Monday night.
    “To our Toscani friends and family, it is with mixed emotions that we share the following news. Toscani Pizzeria will be closing. After 11 1/2 years in downtown Fort Wayne, we decided it was time. We want you to know how much we appreciate your support and friendly faces. You have been with us for the many ups,
  • Residents safely evacuate fire at Colony Bay Apartments

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fire damaged part of the Colony Bay apartment complex Monday night.
    Fire crews were sent to the 6500 block of Covington Road, west of Getz Road, around 8:15 p.m.
    Fire officials at the scene told NewsChannel 15 that nobody was hurt in the fire, which took 20 minutes to get under control.
    The majority of the damage was centralized to one apartment.
    The cause of the fire is under investigation.
  • Crews battling fire near Colony Bay Apartments

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Crews are battling a fire West of the city. Police Dispatch said they were called to the 6500 block of Convington Road, that’s near Colony Bay Apartments around 8:20 Monday night.
    NewsChannel 15 has a crew on scene and more information will be provided when it becomes available.
  • UK police: 19 confirmed dead in explosion at Grande concert

    LONDON (AP) — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.
    Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by the explosion at Manchester Arena. Emergency vehicles were helping the injured and bomb disposal units were later seen outside the venue.
    There was mass panic after the explosion at the end of the conce
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  • UK police: 19 confirmed dead in explosion at Ariana Grande concert

    LONDON (AP) — An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert in northern England late Monday, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police say they are treating as a terrorist attack.
    Greater Manchester Police said 19 people were confirmed dead and roughly 50 were injured by the explosion at Manchester Arena. Emergency vehicles were helping the injured and bomb disposal units were later seen outside the venue.
    There was mass panic after the explosion at the end of the conce
  • Family of slain North Side coach honors legacy

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Police are still investigation the death of a North Side football coach and Fort Wayne Community Schools teacher who was killed by gunfire on Friday. The family spoke with NewsChannel 15 about what they know about that night and how he’ll be remembered.
    Terrance Lynn Miles, 36, was shot to death around 12:15 a.m. Friday near a parking lot entrance to East Central Towers apartments. A police officer checking on a 911 call about gunshots in the 900 block of Fr
  • Trine hopes to ease nerves before heading to DIII National Championship

    ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) – Trine knows there will be butterflies. The Thunder are trying get them to the fly in the same direction.
    They are heading to the DIII National Softball Championship in Oklahoma City for the first time in three years. Trine faces Amherst on Thursday at 11 A.M.
    The lone senior that has played on this stage, Catherine Porter was overwhelmed with nerves as a freshman. She knows what to expect now and the catcher is a leader on this team. Porter is using her experience to
  • Wayne’s Andrews, Bieber, Collins-Jones sign for college

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A trio of Wayne Generals signed on Monday to continue their athletic careers in college.
    Kristin Bieber will run track at Indiana Tech.
    Luke Andrews will play football at Anderson University, while Diontre Collins-Jones will play football at Briar Cliff University in Iowa.
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  • Allowing minors to drink on your property could land you in jail

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – As the school year comes to an end, a lot of people are having prom and graduation parties. It was a graduation party on May 25 last year that now has an Allen County man facing a felony charge under Indiana’s social host law.
    “We still have parents and other adults who believe it’s okay to provide alcohol to their own kids and other minors,” Lisa Hutcheson, the director of the Indiana Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking, said. &ldqu
  • TinCaps shortstop Tatis named MWL Player of the Week

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – TinCaps shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. is the Midwest League Player of the Week for May 15-21. The Padres’ 6th-ranked prospect hit .462 (12-26) with six RBIs, three home runs, a triple, and three doubles over the past week.
     
    Tatis Jr., who is currently on a 17-game on-base streak, has reached base in 30 of his last 31 games played. Over the 17-game period, the 18-year old is batting .373 (25-67) with a .455 on-base percentage, 12 RBIs, four home runs, two tripl
  • Carrier announces timeline for eliminating Indianapolis jobs

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Carrier Corp. is releasing a timeline for eliminating 632 jobs at the company’s Indianapolis factory — work that will be outsourced to Mexico.
    Company officials said in a letter released Monday that 338 jobs would be cut by July 20. Another 290 will be out of work by Dec. 22.
    United Steelworkers Local 1999 Vice President Robert James says it’s “cold” to put people out of work just days before Christmas.
    President Donald Trump made the pligh
  • North Side’s Quarles signs with Park University for basketball

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – North Side sharp-shooter Juan Quarles is heading to Park University just outside Kansas City to continue his basketball career.
    The six-foot-two guard averaged 10.8 points as a senior for the Legends.
    He connected on 44-percent of his three-pointers and was named All-State Honorable Mention by the Associated Press.
    North Side finished as the 4A state runner-up and went 27-3 overall. 
  • Texas bathroom bill could expose secrets of transgender kids

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Each morning, Joanna Smith’s 7-year-old son pulls on a T-shirt and shorts, boasts how fast he can tie his sneakers and heads to school. An honor-roll student who loves science and spelling, he often stays after class to run on the playground with his large group of friends.
    But teachers may soon have to disrupt his routine by revealing a secret: This energetic boy was born a girl. Legislation headed for passage in the Texas Legislature this month could forbid him
  • Science Says: Medications prevent opioid addiction relapse

    CHICAGO (AP) — Remarks by a top U.S. health official have reignited a quarrel in the world of addiction and recovery: Does treating opioid addiction with medication save lives? Or does it trade one addiction for another?
    Health Secretary Tom Price’s recent comments — one replying to a reporter’s question, the other in a newspaper op-ed — waver between two strongly held views.
    Medication-assisted treatment, known as MAT, is backed by doctors. Yet it still has skeptic
  • Pair named ‘persons of interest’ in killing of coach, FWCS employee

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne Police have asked for the public’s help to identify two men named ‘persons of interest’ in the fatal shooting of a local educator and coach last week.
    Terrance Lynn Miles, 36, was shot to death around 12:15 a.m. Friday near a parking lot entrance to East Central Towers apartments. A police officer checking on a 911 call about gunshots in the 900 block of Francis Street found his body in a grassy area on Francis Street about 100 feet north of E
  • Watercraft restriction on West Lakes in Noble County remains in place

    NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)A motorized watercraft restriction on the West Lakes chain in Noble County will remain in effect at least through the Memorial Day weekend according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.
    The West Lakes chain is made up of Waldron, Steinbarger, Tamarack and Jones lakes.
    The restriction banning the use of motorized watercraft was put in place on May 12 because of high water due to heavy rains and other factors.
  • Police ask for help identifying burglary suspect

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)Fort Wayne police have released photos of a man suspected of taking part in a possible burglary last Friday.
    According to a police report, offian officer was called to 203 East Berry in downtown Fort Wayne where the head of maintenance for the building showed him where sliding doors had been somehow removed from their track and another set of doors had been damaged.Blood could also be seen on one of the doors.
    Video taken from a security camera showed a man sleeping in the
  • Jet owned by Elvis to be auctioned after sitting 30 years

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A private jet once owned by Elvis Presley and featured on the National Geographic Channel is set to be auctioned after sitting on a runway in New Mexico for 30 years.
    The red 1962 Lockheed Jetstar, one of many owned by the King of rock ‘n’ roll, has no engines and needs a restoration of its cockpit. But Elvis designed the interior that has red velvet seats and red shag carpet. The plan had been a source of mystery in Roswell, New Mexico where it has sat
  • Fort Wayne drinking water expected back to normal later this week

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)Anyone who has lived in Fort Wayne knows that after heavy rains the taste and smell of drinking water can be affected.That’s again the case this spring.
    As a result of recent heavy rains and warmer spring temperatures, chemists at the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant have noted a change in the taste of the water coming out of the Filtration Plant.The water is safe to use and drink despite the taste difference. Our staff has modified the treatment process at the pl
  • Indiana utility company at odds with farmers over powerline

    PLYMOUTH, Ind. (AP) — Indiana farmers are complaining that a 100-mile powerline created by a for-profit utility company has interfered with their farms.
    The South Bend Tribune reports that NIPSO used eminent domain to buy land rights from hundreds of landowners for a 200-foot-wide easement for the $300 million “Reynolds to Topeka” line.
    Some farmers say the pipeline is being built too close to existing structures and will make it challenging to harvest crops. They’re also
  • Physician group’s $2.4B offer to buy Lutheran Health rejected

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WANE) The parent company of Lutheran Health Network has rejected a multi-billion-dollar offer from a physicians group to buy the hospital system.
    The Journal Gazette has reported Community Health Systems’ board of directors on Monday rejected a $2.4 billion offer submitted by a group of 10 local doctors. The board felt the offer undervalued the network by at least $1 billion, the newspaper reported.
    CHS had until noon Monday to respond to the offer, according to reports.
  • Police say homeowner fatally shot burglar during break-in

    EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Police say an Evansville homeowner fatally shot a man who was trying to break into his house.
    Evansville police say officers were called to the neighborhood east of the southwestern Indiana city’s downtown about 4 a.m. Sunday, where they found a 25-year-old man wounded with a gun underneath him.
    The man was taken to a hospital, where the county coroner’s office says he died of a single gunshot wound to the chest.
    The homeowner told investigators the man
  • AAA: Busiest Memorial Day travel weekend since 2005 expected

    AURORA, Ill. (May 17, 2017) – AAA projects that 39.3 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home this Memorial Day weekend. That is one million more travelers than last year taking to the roads, skies, rails and water, creating the highest Memorial Day travel volume since 2005. The Memorial Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, May 25 to Monday, May 29.
    In Indiana, 850,000 people are expected to travel, which is up 2.5 percent from 2016. Of those travelers, 77
  • Dixon, Franchitti robbed at gunpoint at IMS-area Taco Bell

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Two IndyCar drivers were the victims of an armed robbery Sunday evening.
    Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti are pictured. (Associated Press)According to the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, Scott Dixon and Dario Franchitti were robbed at gunpoint at a Taco Bell just down from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Dixon’s wife Emma Davies-Dixon was also listed as a victim on the police report, as is an unidentified 25-year-old man.
    The incident happened hours af
  • Justices won’t hear Indiana’s appeal in triple murder case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear Indiana’s appeal of a ruling that threw out the conviction and death sentence of an Indiana man for the 1988 slayings of his wife, her ex-husband and her 10-year-old son.
    The justices on Monday left in place a federal appeals court ruling that said jurors should have heard evidence that one of the victims was seen alive after the time prosecutors allege Wayne Kubsch committed the killings.
    Indiana officials said the appeals court m
  • Source says Flynn to invoke 5th Amendment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination as he notifies a Senate panel that he won’t hand over documents in the probe into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.
    The notification will come in a letter to the Senate Intelligence committee expected later Monday. The person providing details spoke on condition anonymity in order
  • Letter: Flynn cites ‘public frenzy,’ invokes 5th Amendment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, invoked his constitutional right against self-incrimination on Monday and declined to hand over documents sought under subpoena by a Senate panel investigating Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.
    In a letter to the Senate intelligence committee, Flynn’s attorneys justified the decision by citing an “escalating public frenzy against him” and saying the Justice Depart
  • Annual Memorial Day Parade set for Monday

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The annual Memorial Day Parade on Parnell Avenue and the Ceremony at Veteran’s Plaza of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on is set for Monday, May 29.The event is organized by the Allen County Council of Veterans.
    The parade, which begins at the corner of Parnell Avenue and State Boulevard, will start at approximately 11:00 a.m. and end at the Memorial Coliseum. After the parade, there will be a Memorial Day ceremony just outside of the Coliseum’s Memor
  • Indy begins new century with faster speeds, wide-open field

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indianapolis 500 is embarking on its second century much as it did its first: Nobody really knows what to expect in next weekend’s race.
    Pole-winner Scott Dixon posted the fastest four-lap qualifying average at Indy in 21 years Sunday. But with the first rows filled by three race winners, three 500 runner-ups and a two-time Formula One champion, picking a favorite is anybody’s guess.
    “I think the hardest part of the week leading up to the 500 is yo
  • Corvette bought by Vietnam vet in 1960s sells for $675,000

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A classic Corvette bought 50 years ago by an injured Vietnam veteran who returned from the war with a pair of Purple Hearts has been sold for $675,000.
    The Indianapolis Star reports the original owner’s son, Matt Litavsky, sold the marina blue 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe at an Indianapolis auction Saturday.
    Litavsky says his father, Keith Litavsky, bought the car after coming home from the war and seldom drove it before his 1993 death from cancer caused by expos
  • Bullets may not be cause of damage at LaGrange Co. church

    WOLCOTTVILLE, Ind. (WANE) A LaGrange County church was initially believed to have been shot up last week.
    LaGrange County Sheriff’s deputies were called Friday on a report that someone shot up the Community Baptist Church at 6170 E 700 S, northeast of Wolcottville. Officers arrived to find the church had been shot six times, two which went through the exterior walls and landed inside the church.
    According to a police report, the incident likely happened between Wednesday and Friday. Nobody
  • 6 bullets fired at LaGrange Co. church

    WOLCOTTVILLE, Ind. (WANE) A LaGrange County church was shot up last week.
    LaGrange County Sheriff’s deputies were called Friday on a report that someone shot up the Community Baptist Church at 6170 E 700 S, northeast of Wolcottville. Officers arrived to find the church had been shot six times, two which went through the exterior walls and landed inside the church.
    According to a police report, the incident likely happened between Wednesday and Friday. Nobody was hurt in the incident.
    Inves
  • Police: Man arrested after 120 mph chase

    VERMILION, Ohio (AP) — Police say thrill seekers heading to an Ohio amusement park were arrested after leading officers on a 120 mph chase.
    Vermilion police told The Sandusky Register (http://bit.ly/2rsmmAb ) the 18-year-old driver was heading to Cedar Point on Saturday when an officer tried to pull him over for speeding. They say he sped up, leading officers on a chase through mostly light traffic, before police deflated his tires with spike strips.
    Police say the driver said he didn&rsqu
  • Weather radio programming week begins today!

    Just a reminder that today kicks off our annual weather radio programming week! You may be thinking – “why do I need a weather radio when I have the WANE weather app?” We recommend having multiple layers of protection, in case your phone battery dies or you lose power. You need to make sure you get those important severe weather alerts, even if you’re asleep. The Live Doppler 15 Fury Storm Team will be traveling to area Walgreens to help get your weather radio set up for
  • Weather radio programming week begins Monday!

    Just a reminder that today kicks off our annual weather radio programming week! You may be thinking – “why do I need a weather radio when I have the WANE weather app?” We recommend having multiple layers of protection, in case your phone battery dies or you lose power. You need to make sure you get those important severe weather alerts, even if you’re asleep. The Live Doppler 15 Fury Storm Team will be traveling to area Walgreens to help get your weather radio set up for
  • Positively Fort Wayne showcases a foster family

    Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) – Over the last 16 years Regenia Jones and her family have fostered more than 60 children. Two of them are Kianna Sheikh and Tawhana Hairston.
    About 10 years ago both girls were removed from their home.”We didn’t have enough food and were kind of being abused by my mother’s boyfriend and the house was dirty and it wasn’t good to live in,” said Kianna, the oldest of the girls. “I cried a lot,” said Tawhana, the youngest. &ldq
  • The Latest: Trump budget envisions cuts totaling $1.7T

     
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s budget plan envisions cuts totaling $1.7 trillion over 10 years in so-called mandatory programs.
    People familiar with the plan say that includes cuts to pensions for federal workers and higher contributions toward those pension benefits. Also targeted for cuts are refundable tax credits paid to the working poor.
    Those familiar with the plan are not authorized to discuss it by name and request anonymity.
    The budget expected to be roll
  • Ford replaces CEO Mark Fields in push to transform business

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services.
    The 114-year-old automaker said Fields is retiring at age 56 after 28 years at the company. Fields will be replaced by Jim Hackett, who joined Ford’s board in 2013. Hackett has led Ford’s mobility unit since March of last year.
    In three years as CEO, Fields began Ford
  • Race, gender, fame all issues as Cosby jury selection starts

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thirteen years after a Temple University basketball team manager went to famous alumnus Bill Cosby’s nearby home for career advice, her complaint that Cosby drugged and molested her that night will soon be a task for a Pennsylvania jury.
    Lawyers this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to spend two weeks or more sequestered nearly 300 miles (482 kilometers) from home.
    The case has attracted worldwide publicity the judge hopes to shield from
  • 2 white men, white woman are 1st picks for Bill Cosby jury

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The panel that will decide Bill Cosby’s fate in his sex assault trial began to take shape Monday with the selection of three jurors, two white men and one white woman.
    The search for 12 jurors and six alternates was expected to take several days. Experts believe lawyers on both sides will be considering race, sex, age, occupation and interests of potential jurors.
    The actor-comedian once known as America’s Dad for his portrayal of Dr. Cliff Huxtable on “
  • North Korea says ready to deploy, mass produce new missile

     
    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea says it’s ready to deploy and start mass producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major U.S. military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile’s combat readiness and is an “answer” to President Donald Trump’s policies.
    The missile tested on Sunday is believed to be capable of reaching Japan and several major U.S. military bases in the country.
    The missile, a solid-fuel “
  • Shop Talk: Chains look to creative future

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  ‘Creativity’ is becoming a key word in the future of the retail industry. National chain stores are looking for new ways to thrive in a world of online shopping.
    “Nowadays it’s just the online retailers have found away to get to the customer needs and desires,” Kirk Moriarty of Greater Fort Wayne explained.
    Now it’s time for brick and mortar stores to find their ways of connecting to their customers. The goal used to be bigge
  • Scott Dixon takes Indy 500 pole with fastest four-lap qualifying average in 21 years

    SPEEDWAY, Ind. (WANE) – Scott Dixon had the fastest lap and the fastest four-lap qualifying average in 21 years Sunday to win his third Indianapolis 500 pole.
    The New Zealander finished with a qualifying speed of 232.164 mph, the best since Arie Luyendyk’s track record of 236.986 in 1996. Dixon’s first lap of 232.595 also was the fastest since Luyendyk’s record lap of 237.498 in 1996.
    The Chip Ganassi Racing driver will be joined on the front row by Ed Carpenter, a two-ti
  • Maker of Nathan’s hot dogs issues recall over metal concerns

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The company that makes Nathan’s and Curtis hot dogs is recalling more than 200,000 pounds of the products after getting complaints of metal found in the packages.John Morrell and Co., of Cincinnati, Ohio, said it had gotten three complaints and notified the federal government Friday. There have been no confirmed reports of injuries or adverse reactions from the products.
    The recall applies to 14-oz sealed film packs labeled “Nathan’s Skinless 8 Beef Fran
  • Girls on the Run 5K welcomes youth, mascots

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Shoaff Park was filled with some crazy characters Sunday afternoon.
    Those crazy characters were accompanied by approximately 600 girls participating in the “Girls on the Run 5K.”
    Girls on the Run Northeast Indiana is a part of a larger network of Girls on the Run International, an organization with 200 councils across the United States and Canada. The organization provides girls in grades 3 through 8 the opportunity to be physically active based on pos
  • Decatur youth ministry experiments with film to inspire hope in God

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Decatur youth ministry is experimenting with film-making to share their message of hope in God. Gaffer Media premiered their new film, Two Steps From Hope at Regal Coldwater Crossing 14 in Fort Wayne on Sunday.
    Gaffer Media is a youth film production ministry of Common Ground Church  in Decatur, Indiana. The students teamed up with professional film makers to create a full-feature film to help students understand their story in Christ and communicate t

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