• House sends bill to Trump blocking online privacy regulation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has sent President Donald Trump legislation that would kill an online privacy regulation, a move that could eventually allow internet providers such as Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to sell the browsing habits of their customers.
    The Federal Communications Commission rule issued in October was designed to give consumers greater control over how internet service providers share information. But critics said the rule would have stifled innovation and picked w
  • Rexnord employees open up about layoffs

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Inside Sully’s Bar and Grill was an impromptu round-table discussion.
    The panel included five Rexnord employees, and collectively the five carried more than 140 years of experience in for working for the plant. On Tuesday, United Steelworkers Union 1999 and President Don Zering confirmed Rexnord notified 23 workers they would be laid off in two weeks.
    Late last year, Rexnord announced it would close its Indianapolis plant and move the 300 well paying jobs to Mex
  • Wild turkey collides with car in northern Indiana

    LA PORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WCMH) — A family suffered minor cuts when a wild turkey came crashing through their windshield while traveling down US 20 in Indiana.
    The La Porte County Sheriff’s Office says the Taraboczhia family was traveling down the highway when a wild turkey flew in front of their rental vehicle. They weren’t able to avoid the bird which then became impaled in the center of the windshield.
    The 30 pound Tom was killed on impact.
    The sheriff’s office says matin
  • Fiancé: Man accused of double homicide was ‘jealous ex’

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- The fiancé of one woman killed in a double shooting on the city’s east side said their recentengagement could have pushed the accused killer over the edge. Police said two women were gunned down late Monday by a man who later killed himself. They are calling it a double-homicide, suicide.
    Investigators are still working to figure out why Tyler Turner wanted to kill 18-year-old Jenna Leakey and 20-year-old Hailey Nelson. Kristian Tyrn, who proposed to Nelson
  • Advertisement

  • USA Hockey, women’s players reach agreement to avoid boycott

    USA Hockey and the women’s national team reached an agreement to end a wage dispute and avoid a boycott of the world championships on home ice that would’ve been a black eye for the sport.Players and USA Hockey finalized the deal Tuesday night and announced it in a joint statement just three days before the tournament begins in Plymouth, Michigan. It’s a four-year agreement that pays players beyond just the six-month Olympic period.
    “It’s going to be a turning point
  • Felony charges for 2 who secretly filmed Planned Parenthood

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — California prosecutors on Tuesday charged two anti-abortion activists who made undercover videos of themselves trying to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood with 15 felonies, saying they invaded the privacy of medical providers by filming without consent.State Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced the charges against David Daleiden of Davis, California, and Sandra Merritt of San Jose. The two operate the Irvine-based Center for Medical Progress.
    The allegations
  • 3 storm chasers killed in crash during West Texas storms

    SPUR, Texas (AP) — Three storm chasers were killed when their vehicles collided at a rural crossroads during severe West Texas storms on Tuesday.The storms spawned multiple funnel clouds and an occasional tornado in open areas of West Texas on Tuesday afternoon. No damage was reported.
    The crash happened at a remote intersection near the town of Spur, about 55 miles southeast of Lubbock. Tornadoes had been reported nearby at the time of the crash and heavy rain had been reported in the are
  • Bishop Luers bests Woodlan despite great grab by Warriors

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Woodlan’s Connor Sowers made a fantastic leaping catch for the Warriors to end the fourth inning but it wasn’t enough as Bishop Luers earned a 6-3 victory Tuesday afternoon at Indiana Tech’s Warrior Field.
    Luers standout Blane Cook broke the game open with a 2-run single in the bottom of the fifth that scored Dylan Barnum and Mikhail McCowin.
  • Advertisement

  • Rubio’s late free throws lift Timberwolves over Pacers

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Ricky Rubio made three free throws with 3.4 seconds left to give the Minnesota Timberwolves a 115-114 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday night.Minnesota snapped a season-high six-game losing streak by taking its only lead of the quarter. Rubio had 21 points and 10 assists, and Karl-Anthony Towns had 37 points and 12 rebounds.Rubio was fouled by Jeff Teague, though it appeared Rubio ran into his own teammate on the play. Indiana fans booed the officials as they l
  • Mastodons best Goshen in first true home game

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – A patient Fort Wayne offense earned nine walks as the Mastodons defeated Goshen 6-4 on Tuesday (March 28) afternoon at Mastodon Field in a non-conference contest.
    The ‘Dons took the lead for good in the fourth with a single run to go up 3-2. Travis Upp was hit by a pitch to score Mike Snyder in the frame.
    Leadoff man Jackson Boyce went 2-for-2 with three RBI and three walks. He had a two-RBI triple in the second inning. Snyder finished with two runs scored in the g
  • Trine’s Gould, Miller sign contract extensions

    ANGOLA, Ind. – Trine University has signed each of its basketball coaches to contract extensions.
    Ryan Gould, the head women’s basketball coach, and Brooks Miller, the head men’s basketball coach, each agreed to five-year extensions. The deals lock Gould and Miller in place through the end of the 2021-22 season. Each coach led their respective teams to postseason berths this past season.
    “As we look forward to launching the opening of the MTI Center, we are excited to wor
  • TOTW: Bishop Dwenger Boys Hockey Team

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It was a redemption tour that ended with a state championship.
    The Bishop Dwenger boys hockey team beat Adams/Marian in the Class 2A state title 7-4 and are your Optimum Performance Sports “Team of the Week.”
    The Saints fell one goal and one game short of the championship game a season prior. Senior Jared Lamothe, who scored five straight goals in the title game – and the team was motivated and made sure to come home with the trophy this time aro
  • Advertisement

  • Mad Ants clinch playoff berth with win over Long Island

    LONG ISLAND, N.Y. – The Long Island Nets (16-33) fell 116-100 to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (29-20) today at Barclays Center in Long Island’s final home game of the season. The Mad Ants clinched a playoff spot with the victory.
    Forward Cliff Alexander recorded his fourth consecutive double-double for the Nets with 29 points (13-of-23 FG, 3-of-3 FT) and 11 rebounds along with four assists in 35 minutes. Portland Trail Blazers assignee Tim Quarterman scored 27 points (11-of-19 FG, 2-of-4
  • Trump: ‘Apprentice’ contestant can’t sue while I’m president

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican President Donald Trump’s lawyers say he’s immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” who accused him of unwanted sexual contact.
    The lawyers said in a state Supreme Court filing Monday they’ll formally ask for a dismissal or a suspension of the January claims by Summer Zervos until he leaves office. They said the Constitution immunizes Trump from being sued in
  • Wells Fargo to pay $110 million to settle fake account suit

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo says it will pay $110 million to settle a class-action lawsuit over up to 2 million accounts its employees opened for customers without getting their permission.
    It’s the first private settlement that Wells has reached since the company paid $185 million to federal and local authorities late last year after authorities said its employees, driven by high-pressure sales tactics, opened the accounts to meet unrealistic sales goals.
    The settlement, announced l
  • Gold watch topic of testimony in murder trial

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Testimony concluded Tuesday in the trial of a Fort Wayne man accused of killing one man and shooting another in October 2015.
    Hozyfa H. Sultan, 25, stands accused of murder related to the fatal shooting of 20-year-old Brandon Washington. Prosecutors believe Sultan opened fire on Washington and another man – Mykell Montgomery – just before noon Oct. 22, 2015 inside a home at 5111 Plaza Drive. Washington’s body was found dead in the home; the other man fle
  • Allen County Employees of the Year honored for saving lives

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – During January 2016, Allen County Sheriff’s Deputies Christopher Amstutz and Kenneth Litzenberg heroically rescued two drivers. Each put his own safety at risk by jumping into frigid water to save a citizen. Tuesday they were honored by the Allen County Board of Commissioners as County Employees of the Year.  They, along with 26 other employees out the nearly 1800 that work for the county, were nominated to the County Civil Service Award program by coll
  • Purdue’s Swanigan named A.P. first-team All-America

    Frank Mason III of Kansas has been unanimously selected to the 2016-17 AP All-America team.Mason, who averaged 20.8 points and 5.1 assists this season, received all first-team votes from the 65-member national media panel that selects the weekly AP Top 25.Joining Mason on the first team on Tuesday were fellow senior Josh Hart of Villanova, sophomore Caleb Swanigan of Purdue, freshman Lonzo Ball of UCLA and junior Justin Jackson of North Carolina.Hart, who averaged 18.9 points and 6.5 rebounds, r
  • Five to be inducted into Komets Hall of Fame

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Komets announced Tuesday that the Komet Hall of Fame will increase by five new members in a ceremony planned for the night of Saturday, April 8th when the Komets host the Quad City Mallards at 7:30.
    The Class of 2017 inductees include former Komet players Carey Lucyk and Dale Baldwin, long-time Off-Ice Official Ken Roehrs and team statisticians Don Detter and Ted Rolf.
    Lucyk served as a Komet defenseman for eight seasons from 1987-88 through 1994-95.  He ranks e
  • USF football releases 2017 schedule

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – 2016 NAIA Champion and top-ranked University of Saint Francis will open its 20th campaign on the road on Sept. 2 at Jamestown University in Jamestown, N.D.
    USF, which finished 13-1 in 2016 including a 38-17 win over then No. 2 Baker University, Kansas for the title, will play four non-conference games before opening its Mid-States Football Association Mideast League schedule at fifth-ranked, 2016 MEL champion Marian University on Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.
    USF finished the 2016
  • Motorcyclist thrown after hitting construction barrel on I-69

    DEKALB COUNY, Ind. (WANE) A Fort Wayne motorcyclist was hospitalized Tuesday after crashing his bike in a construction zone along Interstate 69 in DeKalb County.
    A motorcyclist crashed along Interstate 69 in DeKalb County on Tuesday, March 28, 2017. (DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department)Police and medics were called just before 9:30 a.m. Tuesday to the 326 milemarker, near the Auburn Auction Park, on a report of a crash there. Investigators said 36-year-old Andrew G. Boyd of Fort Wayne was o
  • Bass Road closure set for April 3

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A section of Bass Road between Kroemer and Flaugh roads will be closed to traffic starting Monday, April 3 until December 1 according to the Allen County Highway Department.
    A marked detour will route motorists to Hadley Road, Illinois Road and Thomas Road to get around the closure. Local traffic will be allowed in the construction area and access to Buckner Park will also be maintained during construction.
    The closure will allow crews to widen the bridge over Interstate
  • Police investigate shooting of person sitting inside car

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)Police are investigating an apparent shooting that took place in the 4800 block of Winter Street just after 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
    A person was shot while sitting in a Lincoln parked in front of a home in the residential neighborhood on Fort Wayne’s southeast side.Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department have blocked off a crime scene and a NewsChannel 15 videographer on the scene was told the victim had been shot multiple times and is undergoing surgery.
    It
  • Police investigate shooting, car window riddled with bullet holes

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)Police are investigating a shooting that took place in the 4800 block of Winter Street just after 2 p.m. Tuesday afternoon.
    A man was shot, possibly while sitting in a Lincoln parked in front of a home in the residential neighborhood on Fort Wayne’s southeast side.Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department have blocked off a crime scene and a NewsChannel 15 videographer on the scene was told the victim had been shot multiple times and is undergoing surgery.The pe
  • FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.
    The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema, which causes red, fiercely itchy rashes on the face, arms and legs.
    In three studies of the drug including a total of 2,119 participants, one-third to two-thirds achieved clear or nearly clear skin after 16 weeks of treatment. About 4 in 10 had itching decrea
  • Rally held to denounce anti-solar bill

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Proponents of solar energy rallied against an Indiana Statehouse bill to sharply curtail an incentive for solar adopters.
    Community members came together Tuesday, March 28, 2017 in the parking lot of Plymouth Congregational Church on Berry Street in Fort Wayne to rally in opposition to the anti-solar bill before the Indiana House of Representatives.Protesters gathered around noon Tuesday in the parking lot of Plymouth Congregational Church along West Berry Street in downt
  • Pet of the Week: 3/28/17

     
    Peepers is an 8 month old spayed female, black and white Domestic Shorthaired kitten.  This pet has been at the shelter since March 15, 2017.
    If you are interested in adopting this pet please contact Fort Wayne Department of Animal Care and Control (260-427-1244).
  • IU honors 1st black female student with picture, scholarship

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana University has honored its first black female student with a scholarship and a portrait in a permanent art exhibit in the Indiana Memorial Union.
    The ceremony honoring Carrie Parker Taylor was Monday in Bloomington. The (Bloomington) Herald-Times reports Taylor’s portrait now hangs in the “Women of Indiana University” exhibit along with other female trailblazers.
    IU archives director Dina Kellams discovered Taylor’s story in 2015 whe
  • Powerful Indiana Senate committee puts stamp on roads plan

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A powerful Indiana Senate committee put its stamp on an infrastructure funding plan that the GOP majority says is a top priority this session.
    Republican state Sen. Brandt Hershman’s committee on Tuesday made substantial changes to much of the fine print of the House Republican proposal. But many of the overarching tax-raising provisions remain, including a $15 vehicle registration fee, a 10-cent gasoline tax increase and a diesel tax increase, albeit slightly red
  • Police: Man fatally shot after multi-county Indiana chase

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Police say a man suspected of taking his daughter from an Indiana home and leading authorities on a multi-county chase has been fatally shot.
    Police say the chase began about 5 a.m. Tuesday in Tippecanoe County after the teenage girl was taken from a home in Warren County. WLFI-TV reports the chase also went into Carroll and White counties before it ended near the White-Pulaski county line.
    State police Sgt. Kim Riley tells the Journal and Courier that the suspe
  • Senior transport network hiring drivers

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A local transportation network is hiring drivers.
    Community Transportation Network, which transports seniors and others who cannot drive to their medical and other appointments, has immediate openings for paid drivers.The agency said ideal candidates are good drivers and “caring people.”
    Apply here.
  • General Motors rejects investor plan for 2 stock classes

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is rejecting a proposal from investor David Einhorn to split its stock into two classes.
    The company said Tuesday that the plan from Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital hedge fund would eliminate the dividend on existing common stock and create a new dividend-focused security. The proposal would be submitted at GM’s annual shareholders meeting this year.
    But the company says that its board and management have analyzed the plan and decided against it. The
  • NCIS to cast primetime spotlight on Honor Flight

    Anyone who’s ever flown, or knows anyone who’s flown, with Honor Flight Northeast Indiana has undoubtedly experienced the life-altering sense of pride and gratitude we all share for the service of our senior war heroes. On Tuesday, March 28, at 8 p.m. EST , viewers of CBS-TV’s top-rated primetime drama, NCIS, will get a glimpse into our world, and the remarkable men and women we are honored to serve.
    NCIS writer Gina Lucita Monreal found her inspiration for the episode in her g
  • FWA offers advice for spring break travelers

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Recent changes at Fort Wayne International Airport should make for a better spring break travel experience for fliers according to airport officials.
    Over the last few months, the Airport Authority has made a number of changes to the parking lots in front of the terminal. The changes mean airport staff will now have an accurate count of lot occupancy so arriving passengers can be alerted if specific lots are full. A second pay by credit card only lot has been added, creat
  • World Video Game Hall of Fame names 2017 finalists

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The World Video Game Hall of Fame’s 2017 finalists span decades and electronic platforms, from the 1981 arcade classic “Donkey Kong” that launched Mario’s plumbing career to the 2006 living room hit “Wii Sports,” that made gamers out of grandparents.
    In this March 16, 2017 photo provided by The Strong museum, the 12 finalists for induction this year into The Strong museum’s World Video Game Hall of Fame are pictured at the mu
  • Got camera? Facebook adds more Snapchat-like features

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is adding more Snapchat-like features to its app. The company says it wants to let people’s cameras “do the talking” as more people are posting photos and videos instead of blocks of text.
    With the update coming to users starting Tuesday, Facebook is adding a camera icon to the top left corner of its mobile app. Users can tap it to open their phone’s camera to do a photo or video post. Users could post photos from the app before, it just too
  • Indiana board set to endorse $7M Carrier deal Trump brokered

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana board is poised to endorse a deal directing $7 million in tax breaks and grants for a deal brokered by President Donald Trump to keep hundreds of jobs at the Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis.
    The incentive package is set for a vote by an Indiana Economic Development Board committee on Tuesday, nearly four months after Trump celebrated the deal at the furnace factory.
    Carrier is pledging to keep nearly 1,100 jobs at the factory, including about 800 produc
  • ICE: Rape suspect’s father arrested after immigration review

    JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Immigration officials say the father of a high school student charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a school bathroom in Maryland has been arrested after a review of his status in the United States.
    According to media reports, a spokeswoman for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a statement Monday that 43-year-old Adolfo Sanchez-Reyes was arrested Friday. She says a review of Sanchez-Reyes’ immigration history shows that he is in the United State
  • South Korea finds presumed remains of ferry disaster victims

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean salvage crews on Tuesday found what was presumed to be the remains of one or more of the missing victims of a 2014 ferry disaster that killed 304 people, an official said.Salvage crews found six bones near a beam beneath the front side of the ferry, which was raised from the sea last week and loaded onto a heavy lift transport vessel that will carry it to port, said Lee Cheoljo, an official from the Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries.
    It wasn’t im
  • Visit to WH grounds by intel chairman clouds investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes acknowledges he went to the White House grounds to review intelligence reports and meet the secret source behind his claim that communications involving associates of President Donald Trump were caught up in “incidental” surveillance.
    The Republican congressman’s revelation Monday prompted the top Democrat on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff, as well as the Democratic leaders in the House and Senate, to call on Nun
  • Leo clips Concordia on softball diamond

    LEO, Ind. (WANE) – Three years removed from a state championship the Leo softball program proved it is still one of the best in the northeast Indiana, knocking off Concordia 4-3 on Monday evening.
  • Bicyclist hit by semi, critically hurt

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  A bicyclist was hurt after being hit by a semi Monday night.
    Police tell NewsChannel 15 the person is in critical condition. He was originally taken to the hospital in serious condition but was later downgraded. Officer Chris Felton said investigators believe the victim was riding his bicycle eastbound across South Clinton Street in the crosswalk, when he was struck by a semi-truck that was heading southbound on Clinton.
    After the crash…the driver o
  • Two women killed in shooting, suspect found dead

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police are investigating a shooting on the city’s east side that left two women dead.
    Officers were called to the 900 block of Kensington Boulevard a little before 9 p.m. Monday night. One woman was dead when police got there. The other was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died. Police said both are white females, possibly in their late teens to early 20s.
    Witnesses told officers that the women fled between houses and were laying in the front ya
  • Two women killed in shooting, possible suspect found dead

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Police are investigating a shooting on the city’s east side that left two women dead.
    Officers were called to the 900 block of Kensington Boulevard a little before 9:00 Monday night. One woman was dead when police got there. The other was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died. Police said both are white females, possibly in their late teens to early 20s.
    Investigators believe the incident started on Pemberton Drive, one block east of
  • Second woman dead in shooting; suspect barricaded in home

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Police are investigating a shooting on the city’s east side that left two women dead.
    Officers were called to the 900 block of Kensington Boulevard a little before 9:00 Monday night. One woman was dead when police got there. The other was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died. Police said both are white females, possibly in their late teens to early 20s.
    Investigators believe the shooting happened on Pemberton, which is one road over from
  • Man kills himself after fatally shooting 2 women

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police are investigating a shooting on the city’s east side that left two women dead.
    Officers were called to the 900 block of Kensington Boulevard a little before 9 p.m. Monday night. One woman was dead when police got there. The other was taken to the hospital in critical condition and later died. Police said both are white females, possibly in their late teens to early 20s.
    Police surrounded a home in the 900 block of Pemberton Drive following a shooting on Monda
  • Leo grad Cameron Newbauer tabbed Florida women’s basketball coach

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Florida has hired Belmont coach and Leo High School graduate Cameron Newbauer to revitalize its women’s basketball program.The Gators spoke with trailblazing NBA assistant Becky Hammon about the open job, but according to a person familiar with the search, it became clear Hammon wanted to remain in the NBA. The person spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of anonymity because details of the coaching search have not been made public.Hammon was the fir
  • Monday marks 6-week anniversary of unsolved murders of Delphi teens

    DELPHI, Ind. (WLFI) — Monday marks six weeks since 13-year-old Abby Williams and 14-year-old Libby German were killed near the Monon High Bridge in Carroll County. Their killer is still out on the loose and while some are getting frustrated, they aren’t losing hope.
    News 18 caught up with one of the Delphi residents we spoke to about the tragedy six weeks ago, Ron Cripe.
    Liberty German (left), Abigail Williams (right)“The day after I talked to you the last time, I was thinking
  • Notre Dame giving award to gang intervention program founder

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame is giving its top award to the founder of a Los Angeles-based gang intervention, rehabilitation and re-entry program.The university announced Monday it will award the Laetare (luh-TAR’-eh) Medal to the Rev. Gregory J. Boyle of Homeboy Industries at its commencement ceremony on May 21.
    Homeboy Industries began in 1988 and now serves 10,000 men and women per year with services including tattoo removal and job training.
    Since 1883, No
  • Box Office Top 20: ‘Beauty’ adds $90.4 million in weekend 2

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” performed even better than expected in its second weekend in theaters, adding $90.4 million to its North American grosses, which now tally at $319 million.“Beauty and the Beast” easily topped the crop of newcomers — including Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers,” which got off to a solid start with $40 million — and a few less successful debuts as well.
    The sci-fi thriller &ldq

Follow @Fort_Wayne_News on Twitter!