• Michigan State official who oversaw Nassar faces charges

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University official who oversaw Larry Nassar is facing criminal charges amid an investigation into the handling of complaints against the former sports doctor, who is in prison for sexually assaulting patients under the guise of treatment.
    William Strampel was in jail pending an arraignment Tuesday, Ingham County Sheriff Scott Wriggelsworth told The Associated Press. He declined to say what charges Strampel faces because the probe is being led by the
  • Free tours of city utilities plants

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The city of Fort Wayne is offering free guided tours of the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant and the Water Pollution Control Plant. Visitors will learn how each plant operates and explore the technology used to keep the city’s water safe.
    The Water Pollution Control Plant provides sewage treatment for more than 315,000 area residents in Fort Wayne, New Haven, Leo-Cedarville, Grabill, Zanesville, Huntertown, Arcola and many homes and businesses in unincorp
  • Apple looks to return to head of class in education market

    CHICAGO (AP) — Apple is hoping to return to the head of the class in the competition to get high-tech products into U.S. classrooms.
    The trend-setting company is expected to provide more details about its renewed emphasis on education Tuesday at a Chicago high school. The curriculum may include a lower-priced iPad and a variety of services tailored for students ranging from kindergarten through high school.
    Apple is trying to regain ground lost to rivals Google and Microsoft during the pas
  • All 4 No. 1 seeds reach women’s Final Four

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The women’s Final Four is set, and it’s one exclusive party.
    UConn, Louisville, Mississippi State and Notre Dame are headed to Columbus, Ohio, marking the fourth time in tournament history that four No. 1 seeds made it to the national semifinals.
    It’s the 11th consecutive Final Four appearance for the Huskies, breaking a tie with John Wooden and the UCLA men’s team for the Division I record. UConn is into the national semifinals for the 19th time
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  • Linda Brown, central figure in school segregation case, dies

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — As a girl in Kansas, Linda Brown’s father tried to enroll her in an all-white school in Topeka. He and several black families were turned away, sparking the Brown v. Board of Education case that challenged segregation in public schools.
    A 1954 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court followed, striking down racial segregation in schools and cementing Linda Brown’s place in history as a central figure in the landmark case.
    Funeral officials in Topeka said Brown die
  • Notre Dame ousts Oregon, advances to Final Four

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Kathryn Westbeld scored 20 points, Jessica Shepard added 18 and Notre Dame reached the Final Four for the eighth time in school history by defeating Oregon 84-74 on Monday night.Westbeld came up with the biggest game of her Notre Dame career despite being slowed by an ankle injury from the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Westbeld had scored a combined 12 points in the previous four games, but she teamed with Shepard for an inside attack that hurt the Ducks.Westbel
  • Firefighters rescue woman from 2nd floor during apartment fire

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Everyone is okay after a fire broke out in a Fort Wayne apartment Monday evening.
    Crews responded to Eastwood Point Apartments at 3511 Cheviot Drive around 5 p.m.
    When firefighters got there, they found smoke coming from one of the lower-level apartments. Crews went in and battled the fire with hand lines.
    Meanwhile, another crew worked to rescue a woman from an apartment on the second floor. Four other people were also able to escape safely, including one child.
  • New opportunity lets East Allen County join competition for Stellar funds

    LEO-CEDARVILLE, Ind. (WANE) – Since 2011, The Indiana Stellar Communities Program has helped fund revitalization projects in communities with federal money. Most recently, in our area, Wabash won Stellar funds. Now, the whole of East Allen County is going for the prize. A new opportunity is allowing the region to do it.
    For seven years the Stellar Program has awarded money to just one community. This year it opened the money up to regions, meaning two or more communities teaming up. E
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  • Arrest made in 5-year-old’s murder

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police have arrested and charged a man in connection with the murder of a 5-year-old Fort Wayne boy.
    Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department arrested 28-year-old Danial Tyrell Pope around 4:10 p.m. Monday at a residence located in the 5500 block of Litchfield Road.
    He was transported to the Allen County Jail and charged with murder.
    A 5-year-old Fort Wayne boy died March 8 after being taken to a hospital from a home in the 1200 block of Gay Street.
    The boy was iden
  • Electric Works developer looks for public support, updates project

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Amid questions in city leadership over the progress of the Electric Works project, a developer made a pitch for support.
    Kevan Biggs of RTM Ventures presented an update on the work to the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne Monday. Following the meeting, he talked about the project with NewsChannel 15.
    Kevan Biggs of RTM Ventures presents an update on Electric Works to the Rotary Club of Fort Wayne.
    Monday was an eventful day for developers, meeting with Mayor Tom Henry bef
  • Rep. Banks launches re-election bid

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Jim Banks wants to keep his seat in the Capitol.
    Indiana’s 3rd District representative in the United States House of Representatives on Monday officially launched his re-election campaign in front of family, friends, and supporters at the Allen County Republican Party headquarters. Banks is in his first term as Congressman.
    Banks faced a crowded field of Republicans in 2016, but to date in 2018, no challengers have filed.
    Tommy Schrader, who won the 3rd district Dem
  • Purdue’s Dakota Mathias picked for College 3-Point Championship

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue’s Dakota Mathias has been selected to the 3-Point Championship roster for the 30th annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Bill Greehey Arena at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio on Thursday, March 29, Intersport announced Monday.
    Mathias is one of eight men’s college basketball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN2 at 9 p.m. ET. He was invited to take part in the 3-Point Championship af
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  • Homestead girls, Westview boys to play in Hall of Fame Classic

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. – 2018 IHSAA 3A girls champion Northwestern and undefeated 4A boys champion Warren Central are among stellar fields of outstanding teams, players and coaches for the 2018 Raymond James Hall of Fame Classic, to be played at the New Castle Fieldhouse on Friday, December 28 and Saturday, December 29.The prestigious event, spotlighting the best in Indiana high school basketball, will be held for the 35th time for girls and it will be the 42nd edition for the boys.2018 Girls&rs
  • Pacers assign Anigbogu to Mad Ants

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Indiana Pacers announced today they have assigned center Ike Anigbogu to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network.
    Anigbogu has appeared in 10 games this season for the playoff-bound Pacers.
    The Mad Ants will host the winner of the first-round matchup between the Lakeland Magic and Erie BayHawks. Date and time for the semifinal game will be announced at a later date.
  • 3/26 Inside The Zone – Komets Hockey

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Komets snagged three points in three games for the second consecutive week and improved to 43-18-5 and 91 points with six games remaining and have clinched home ice advantage for the first round of the ECHL Kelly Cup Playoffs.  The second-place Komets trail first-place Toledo by eight points in the Central division with two games in hand in the race for playoff position. Fort Wayne’s first-round foe continues undetermined as Cincinnati holds third place wi
  • 3/26 Wendy’s Play of the Week!

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The high school basketball season is here and every Monday Wendy’s lets you decided who did it best on the prep hardwood.
    Each Monday from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. you’ll be able to vote on the Wendy’s “Play of the Week.” We’ll air three choices during the 6 p.m. sportscast with the poll closing at 11 p.m. The winner will be announced on the 11 p.m. news as your “Play of the Week!”Take Our Poll
  • US stocks rally; Dow surges 669, clawing back lost ground

    News that the U.S. and China are open to negotiating to avert a trade war put investors in a buying mood Monday, giving the market its best day in more than two years and erasing about half of its huge losses last week.
    Technology companies accounted for much of the broad rally, which powered the Dow Jones industrial average to a gain of nearly 670 points. Microsoft was the biggest gainer in the 30-company Dow and the Standard & Poor’s 500 index, climbing nearly 8 percent.
    Banks also n
  • Mad Ants playoff game time up in air after G-League player dies

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Mad Ants first playoff game this season has been postponed after the death of Grand Rapids Drive forward Zeke Upshaw.
    Upshaw died at a hospital Monday, two days after he collapsed Saturday night near the end of a game against the Long Island Nets. He was 26.
    No cause of death was disclosed for Upshaw, the second year player out of Hofstra.
    As the G-League worked to cope with the loss of Upshaw, the league postponed most playoff games – including the M
  • Mad Ants playoff game date, time finalized after G-League player dies

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – As of Monday night the Mad Ants now know when they’ll hit the basketball court next.
    The NBA G League just released a time and dates for the first two rounds of the playoffs.
    As WANE reported earlier in the day, the league had postponed finalizing dates due to the death of a G League player Zeke Upshaw of Grand Rapids.
    The Ants will host the winner of the Erie BayHawks and Lakeland Magic on Tuesday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at War Memorial Coliseum in the Eastern C
  • Governor spares life of man who killed woman in robbery

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich Monday spared a condemned killer who was set to die April 11 for fatally shooting a woman more than three decades ago during a robbery after questions were raised about discrepancies in the case and the fairness of the trial.
    The Republican governor’s release said his decision followed the report and recommendation of the Ohio Parole Board, which voted 6-4 on March 16 in favor of clemency for death row inmate William Montgomery. Kasich had
  • Indiana teacher faces 36 molestation charges; single victim

    CORYDON, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a southern Indiana elementary school teacher has been charged with 36 counts of child molesting involving a single child over three years.
    Prosecutor Otto Schalk said Monday that Corey Faith has admitted the molestation occurred from 2005 to 2007 in the defendant’s home, his third-grade classroom at New Middletown Elementary School in Corydon and elsewhere.
    At an initial hearing Monday in Harrison Superior Court, a not guilty plea was entered on b
  • Purdue’s Carsen Edwards declares for 2018 NBA Draft

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue sophomore Carsen Edwards has announced his intention to declare for the 2018 NBA Draft but will not hire an agent, maintaining his amateurism.
    Edwards will put his name into the NBA Draft, making him eligible to be selected on draft night on June 21, 2018. He will be able to start attending workouts scheduled by NBA teams on April 24 and is eligible to compete in the NBA Draft Combine, if selected, on May 16-20, 2018, in Chicago. He then has 10 days (May
  • Gas prices rise as demand ramps up with warmer weather

    (GasBuddy) As March fades into the sunset, so too are the low gasoline prices as the national average rose nearly 6 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.60, according to GasBuddy, which surveys nearly 135,000 gas stations nationwide. Gas prices advanced in all but one state, Ohio, but prices began to surge even there Monday morning.
    “The jump at the pump has continued unabated over the last week as oil prices have rallied and the typical spring fever starts to grip energy markets, causi
  • Metal bands Anthrax, Testament to play Clyde Theatre

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Heavy metal bands Anthrax and Testament will play at the newly renovated Clyde Theatre in Quimby Village.
    The all-ages show is set for Saturday, May 26 at the venue at 1808 Bluffton Road. Tickets go on sale Thursday and will be available online at www.clydetheatre.com, over the phone at (800) 514-3849 or in person at Wooden Nickel at 3627 N. Clinton St. and Neat Neat Neat Records at 1836 S. Calhoun St.
    Considered one of the “Big Four” thrash metal bands of the
  • FTC is investigating Facebook over privacy practices

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Trade Commission is investigating Facebook’s privacy practices following a week of privacy scandals including allegations a Trump-affiliated political consulting firm got data inappropriately from millions of Facebook users.
    Facebook’s stock, which already took a big hit last week, plunged as a result.
    Tom Pahl, acting director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said the probe would include whether the company engaged in “unfair
  • Indiana governor signs bill mandating abortion information

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed an anti-abortion bill requiring medical providers to report more patient information to the state.
    The Republican governor signed the measure Sunday before leaving on a trade mission to Canada.
    Previous efforts to restrict abortions in Indiana have been challenged in court in recent years. Last year’s anti-abortion bill dealing with parental notification was blocked from taking effect after Holcomb signed it.
    The new law establishe
  • Body of fisherman pulled from Witmer Lake

    LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) The body of a fisherman was pulled from a LaGrange County lake on Sunday.
    According to a release from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Johnson Township Fire Department rescuers recovered a man from Witmer Lake at some point Sunday. His body was found some 30 yards from an overturned anchored canoe at the southeast corner of the lake, the report said.
    Witnesses had reportedly seen the victim fishing earlier, the report said.
    The man was not identified, and
  • Cocaine ‘boats’ found at unlicensed Fort Wayne tattoo shop

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The owner of a Fort Wayne tattoo shop was arrested Friday after police and health officials raided the facility and found it was unlicensed, then found cocaine paraphernalia, police said.
    Just after 3:15 p.m. Friday, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics division and the Allen County Health Department served an inspection warrant at Veiled Tattoos, 6123 W. Jefferson Blvd.
    Veiled Tattoos promotes itself as an exclusive private tattoo sho
  • Liberty Mills, West County Line Road intersection to close for roundabout construction

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The intersection of Liberty Mills Road and West County Line Road in southwest Allen County will close starting April 5 for construction of a roundabout.
    The intersection isn’t scheduled to open back up until August 11.
    A detour will be in place utilizing Homestead Road, Covington Road, U.S. 24, E 800 S and S 700 E.
  • Stormy Daniels ‘coming soon’ to Fort Wayne strip club

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Porn star Stormy Daniels, embroiled in a sex scandal with President Donald Trump, will apparently appear at a Fort Wayne strip club soon.
    The digital marquee in front of Club 44 at 4030 Coldwater Road on Monday displayed “STORMY DANIELS COMING SOON to Club 44.” The club’s website also features an ad that says “coming soon,” with a picture of Daniels laid over an image of a non-disclosure agreement.
    No date for Daniels’ appearance was an
  • Porn star reveals details about alleged encounter with Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer representing adult film star Stormy Daniels was pressed for more evidence of her alleged sexual encounter with Donald Trump in a series of appearances the morning after his client told her story in a highly anticipated interview on “60 Minutes.”
    Michael Avenatti said there is more evidence to come, but that he and his client are withholding certain details, including the contents of a CD or DVD he tweeted a picture of last week.
    “We’re not
  • Police: 2 veteran cops shot at armed woman in fatal standoff

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio’s capital city say an armed woman killed during a SWAT standoff was shot when two longtime Columbus officers returned fire.
    Columbus police say 25-year-old Kaitlin Marie Demeo was shot when she fired at officers from the window of a home on Saturday morning, several hours after the standoff began. It is the city’s fourth police-involved shooting this year.
    Police say a report of gunfire prompted the initial response to the home where Demeo b
  • Facebook faces scrutiny for pulling Android call, text data

    On the same day Facebook bought ads in U.S. and British newspapers to apologize for the Cambridge Analytica scandal, the social media site faced new questions about collecting phone numbers and text messages from Android devices.
    The website Ars Technica reported that users who checked data gathered by Facebook on them found that it had years of contact names, telephone numbers, call lengths and text messages.
    Facebook said Sunday the information is uploaded to secure servers and comes only from
  • Russian shopping mall fire kills 64; no alarms reported

    MOSCOW (AP) — With the fire alarms silent and staff reportedly nowhere to be seen, a fire at a shopping mall packed with children and their parents on the first weekend of the school recess killed 64 people in Russia’s Siberia.
    The fire at the Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo, a city about 3,000 kilometers (1,900 miles) east of Moscow, was extinguished by Monday morning after burning through the night. Firefighters were still recovering bodies as parts of the buildings were still smold
  • Hamilton County nears passing Allen as Indiana’s 3rd largest

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — New projections show that fast-growing Hamilton County in suburban Indianapolis could pass Fort Wayne’s Allen County to become Indiana’s third largest county within about a decade.
    State population estimates prepared by the Indiana Business Research Center show Hamilton County has grown by 17 percent since 2010 to 323,000 people, while Allen County has grown 5 percent to 373,000.
    Research center demographer Matt Kinghorn tells The (Fort Wayne) Journal Ga
  • Father dies rescuing his 3-year-old from vehicle in pond

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities say a 24-year-old father has died while rescuing his 3-year-old daughter after their vehicle rolled into an Indianapolis retention pond.
    The fire department says witnesses reported Anthony Burgess Jr. parked Sunday and got out to speak with a friend at a nearby apartment. When the girl tried to follow the department says Burgess told her to get back inside.
    The department says the girl apparently hit the gear shift accidently while climbing across the front
  • 2 children dead in Indiana fire; boy jumps to safety

    GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say two children died during an apartment building fire in Indiana, while another survived after leaping from the fourth floor into a blanket held by neighbors.
    Gary Fire Department Chief of Operations Mark Jones tells The (Northwest Indiana) Times the fire started Sunday on the building’s fourth floor. The Lake County coroner’s office says the children who died were 2-year-old Kailani Gober and 4-year-old Khristopher Gober.
    Jones says the sister a
  • Inspirational Crossfit athlete is Positively Fort Wayne

    Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) –“I had a lot of dreams about what I was going to do in the future,” said Crossfit athlete Lauren Hoyt-Loy during an interview with NewsChannel 15’s Terra Brantley. “I thought I was going to play college soccer at Manchester, but I didn’t get a chance to do that.”
    Hoyt-Loy’s dreams of competing in any sport were put in jeopardy on February 17th, 2003 when she was a senior in high school. “Fifteen years ago I was in a
  • City golf courses open after busy off-season

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The city golf courses open for the season Monday, but before people could tee off, there was a lot of work that went on behind the scenes to get the courses ready for play.
    According to city golf course superintendent Bryan Keister, preparation work for the new season at Shoaff, McMillen, and Foster parks golf courses began as soon as the last season ended.
    “It doesn’t slow down,” Keister explained. “In the summer time it’s seven days
  • Oladipo helps Pacers top Heat in OT to clinch playoff spot

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Pacers aren’t ready to celebrate just yet after clinching a playoff berth.
    Victor Oladipo had 23 points and five assists, Thaddeus Young added 22 points, nine rebounds and five steals to help the Pacers beat the Miami Heat 113-107 in overtime Sunday, earning their seventh postseason berth in the last eight seasons.
    “Our (job) is still not done,” Young said. “We’re in the playoffs, but now we want seeding. We want to get as high
  • Fort Wayne’s Smallest Winner kicks off 11th season

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne’s Smallest Winner kicked off its 11th season Sunday.
    The 15-week program held orientation at Spiece Fieldhouse where 25 contestants will embark on a weight loss journey.
    Season 11 will focus on the basics. Founders Rick and Tina Walters said understanding the basics of proper weight loss and nutrition is vital to success.
    The contestants met with trainers, nutritionists, behaviorists, and other FWSW staff members who will help them along the
  • Easter fun for dogs at annual bone hunt

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Dogs and their owners came out to Franke Park Sunday for some Easter activities.
    Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control and Happy Dogs Daycare hosted the event.
    Dogs could participate in a dog bone hunt, play games to win treats and toys, and even get a puppy tattoo.The Easter Bunny was also available for pictures.
    This is the 10th year for the event.
    The event is also a benefit for Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control.
  • Civilians learn how to take on active shooter

    ALBION, Ind. (WANE) – For everyday people, facing an active shooter can be paralyzing. An Indiana training institute visited Camp Lutherhaven in Albion this weekend to teach civilians how to respond.
    The MALC Training Institute instructed about 20 people in  the Civilian Response to an Active Shooter class. The two day session included a PowerPoint, instructional video and hands-on simulation training with air-soft guns.
    Instructor J.R. Grounds recommends that most civilians
  • Student “removed” after threat found at Churubusco High School

    CHURUBUSCO, Ind. (WANE) – Officials at Churubusco High School have “removed” a student from the school after a threatening message was found in a bathroom wall on March 21.
    Smith-Green Community Schools Safety Specialist Mark Fowerbaugh sent an email to parents Saturday.
    In the email, Fowerbaugh said the investigation has been resolved and the “…threat was found to not be credible.”
    The student has not been identified.
    Fowerbaugh’s email on Saturday was
  • Late Runs Lift Bison To 10-3 Win Over Fort Wayne

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Tied at three entering the eighth, North Dakota scored one run in the eighth and six in the ninth to pull away from Fort Wayne on Sunday (March 25) afternoon. The Bison won the final game of the Summit League series 10-3.
    Fort Wayne starter Shane Odzark went six innings, allowing three runs (one earned) while striking out seven Bison. He earned a no-decision. Trevor Armstrong (0-1) allowed no hits in two innings of relief but gave up a run in the
  • ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ dethrones ‘Black Panther’

    NEW YORK (AP) — It took six weeks but “Black Panther” has finally been unseated as the top film at the North American box office. The monsters vs. robots science-fiction sequel “Pacific Rim: Uprising” dethroned the superhero sensation with $28 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.
    But the result for “Pacific Rim: Uprising,” a Universal Pictures-Legendary Entertainment release that cost $150 million to make, was soft — at le
  • Facebook ads apologize for Cambridge Analytica scandal

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook’s CEO apologized for the Cambridge Analytica scandal with ads in multiple U.S. and British newspapers Sunday, saying the social media platform doesn’t deserve to hold personal information if it can’t protect it.
    The ads signed by Mark Zuckerberg said a quiz app built by a Cambridge University researcher leaked Facebook data of millions of people four years ago. “This was a breach of trust, and I’m sorry we didn’t do more at the t
  • Lennoxs Legacy to host Wine and Whiskers Gala

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Lennoxs Legacy, in Decatur, gives a new lease on life to displaced and discarded shelter animals. Adoption fees and donations are their sources of funding, they do not receive any funds from government sources.
    The rescue has succeeded in shutting down three puppy mills; they were able to find permanent adoption placement for all dogs who were removed from those mills. Several back-yard-breeders have surrendered their dogs to them.For the first time, Lennoxs
  • Self-taught rocket scientist blasts off into California sky

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — He finally went up — just like the self-taught rocket scientist always pledged he would.
    He came back down in one piece, too — a little dinged up and his steam-powered vessel a little cracked up.
    Still, mission accomplished for a guy more daredevil than engineer, who drew more comparisons to the cartoon character Wile E. Coyote from his critics than he did to iconic stunt man Evel Knievel.
    “Mad” Mike Hughes, the rocket man who believes the Earth i
  • Section of I-469 to be reduced to one lane for construction

    FORT WAYNE – The Indiana Department of Transportation expects work on a section of I-469 to begin Monday, March 26, weather permitting.
    Motorists will see I-469 reduced to one lane in each direction between exits 11-17. The lane restriction will allow contractors to complete preparation work in advance of a traffic shift planned later this year. The construction zone will stretch from 0.85 miles east of U.S. 27 to 2.4 miles south of U.S. 30,
    Heavy equipment will then begin placing segments
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