• Defense Secretary Carter makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Friday made an unannounced visit to Afghanistan to consult with military commanders and deliver a pre-holiday pep talk to U.S. troops.It is Carter’s last planned trip to Afghanistan before handing off his Pentagon responsibilities to his designated successor, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis. Carter is scheduled to meet later in the day with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.
    The U.S. has about 10,000 troops in
  • 2nd officer shot in Georgia dies after suspect found dead

    AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — A second Georgia police officer died Thursday, a day after being shot alongside a fellow officer who was a lifelong friend, and the hunt for the suspected gunman ended when a SWAT team found the fugitive dead — apparently by his own hand — inside a home where he was hiding.Officer Jody Smith initially clung to life after being gravely wounded Wednesday when the university officer went to help his friend, Americus Officer Nicholas Smarr, respond to a domesti
  • INDOT, travelers prepare for northern Indiana snowfall

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)-It’s the calm before the storm. Just a dusting of snow on the ground Thursday, but by Friday morning morning the streets in northern Indiana could be covered.“You’re never really ready for snow,” said Jesse Landes. “But we live in Indiana so you have to take it as it comes… when it comes.”Even though some people may not be ready for this day to come, the Indiana Department of Transportation is fully prepared for whatever winter t
  • Eastside’s Emma Moughler makes history

    BUTLER, Ind. (WANE) – Eastside’s Emma Moughler stands out on the high school football field – and that has nothing to do with being a girl.
    A talented kicker, Moughler was recently named to the Indiana Football Coaches Association Class 2A Senior Offense All-State team.
    WANE-TV contacted former IFCA president and current Snider head coach Kurt Tippmann as to whether or not Emma is the first female IFCA All-State selection. After combing the archives, Tippmann says he believes s
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  • Trump picks fast food executive Andrew Puzder for Labor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump plans to add another wealthy business person and elite donor to his Cabinet, saying he would nominate fast-food executive Andrew Puzder as labor secretary.Puzder heads CKE Restaurants Holdings, the parent company of Carl’s Jr., Hardee’s and other chains. In 2010, he published a book called “Job Creation: How it Really Works and Why Government Doesn’t Understand It.”
    “Andy will fight to make American workers
  • Harry Reid bids farewell to Senate after 30 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Harry Reid bid farewell to the Senate Thursday after 30 years in the chamber and more than a decade as top Democrat, a remarkable run during which he shepherded key Obama administration legislation including the sweeping health care law.But Reid leaves with his Democrats stuck in the minority despite his best efforts, and Republicans and President-elect Donald Trump making plans to repeal President Barack Obama’s signature law as their first order of business n
  • Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all too familiar to his predecessor.In Columbus, he also had words of tribute for astronaut and senator John Glenn of Ohio — “indeed an American hero” — who died Thursday at 95. Then he was off to Iowa for the latest stop on his victory tour to state
  • Unprecedented state cigarette tax announced

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The cost of smoking could get higher for Hoosiers if a proposed tobacco tax is approved. An unprecedented public health coalition made the announcement Thursday.
    Civic, public, health, and business leaders met at the statehouse today to launch Raise It for Health, an effort to raise the tax on cigarettes about $1.50 and restore funding for smoking prevention and cessation programs.
    Members of the Raise It For Health campaign include American Heart Associ
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  • Busch wins Buskirk’s full 4-year term

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Republican Justin Busch won a full 4-year term on the Allen County Council Thursday evening after being unanimously elected in a caucus by the Allen County Republican Party. Busch was the only candidate to file to occupy the late Roy Buskirk’s four-year term that begins Jan. 1.
    Last week, after four round of balloting, Busch won an 8-way race in a Republican caucus to serve for the remainder of Buskirk’s term through the end of the year. He w
  • Science can make you better at winter sports

    When the snow falls, there can be plenty of fun things to do outside.  But did you know physics can make you even better at some of your favorite winter fun? We talked to Dr. Masters, a professor of physics at IPFW, about some ways you can improve your ice skating, sledding and skiing abilities.  When ice skating you need to lean into the turn like you would on a bike.  Dr. Masters warns that can feel scary, but it’s the best way to keep your momentum going.  He also sa
  • Woman pinned under cab of semi in rollover crash

    LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A semi rolled over into the grass median on the Indiana Toll Road Thursday and pinned a female passenger underneath the cab of the truck.
    Orland and Mongo firefighters, along with Parkview Lagrange EMS were called to the 128 mile marker eastbound on the Indiana Toll Road just before 3 p.m. on report of a semi rollover with entrapment. Kim Norton with the Orland Fire Department said a female passenger in the rig appeared to have been ejected through the windsh
  • Commander sees silver lining after not getting F-35 aircraft

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The commander of the 122nd Fighter Wing said it would’ve been nice to have a new car in the driveway, or a new plane in the hanger rather. But that’s not going to happen. The base won’t get the F-35 fighter jets it wanted. The airmen are finding a silver lining in those clouds they fly through.
    “To me this is not a glass half empty kind of scenario,” 122nd Fighter Commander Col. Pat Renwick said.
    There’s a lot Col. Renwick
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  • Creators of anti-pyschotic drug ordered to pay Indiana nearly 400K

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Thursday Indiana joined 41 other states and the District of Columbia in a multi-state, $19.5 million settlement with the manufacturer of Abilify, an antipsychotic drug, pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb.
    The state of Indiana will receive $399,594, dedicated toward consumer protection and education. In a complaint filed Thursday in court, along with a settlement agreement, the participating state
  • Man accused of shooting at police offices faces new charges

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — New charges have been filed against a man linked to shootings at two Indianapolis police district offices.Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry says three attempted murder charges were filed Thursday against 21-year-old Damoine Wilcoxson, two of them stemming from a police district office shooting Oct. 13 where two officers inside the building were believed to have been targeted. A new criminal recklessness charge against Wilcoxson applies to the other district office sh
  • Wintry system moving into northern Indiana

    SYRACUSE, Ind. (AP) — The National Weather Service says blowing and drifting snow accumulating to as much as 6 inches is possible in northern Indiana. A crash on the Indiana Toll Road Thursday afternoon closed both eastbound lanes in LaGrange County for a time, although police did not indicate if the incident was weather related.
    The weather service has a winter weather advisory in effect through Friday afternoon for the five counties in northern Indiana that border Michigan. Forecasters s
  • ‘Godspeed, John Glenn’: Former DC colleagues pay tribute to national hero

    WASHINGTON (MEDIA GENERAL) — Shortly after the announcement of the death of iconic astronaut and former U.S. Senator John Glenn, his former colleagues in Washington began paying tribute online to the national hero.
    Glenn spent 24 years serving in Congress, where he helped craft and pass major legislation like the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978, which is credited with limiting the spread of nuclear weapons globally.
    He was a Democrat personally popular with both parties, ran for pres
  • 3 killed in 40-vehicle pileup on slick Michigan interstate

    FOWLERVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say three people have died and 11 others are hurt following a pileup on a snow-slickened Interstate 96 near Lansing, Michigan.
    Lt. Eric Sanborn of the Livingston County Sheriff Department confirmed the three deaths Thursday in the pileup involving about 40 vehicles. He says 11 other people were transported to hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
    Sanborn says westbound lanes of the interstate about 55 miles west of Detroit remained closed about
  • 10 things to know about John Glenn

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten notable aspects of the life of astronaut and senator John H. Glenn Jr. who died Thursday at 95:
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    ENDURING MARRIAGE
    Glenn married his childhood sweetheart, Anna “Annie” Margaret Castor, in 1943. She survives him. He bought her a diamond engagement ring in 1942 for $125 and it was never replaced.
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    FIGHTER PILOT
    John Glenn was a U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot in World War II and the Korean conflict, flying 149 missions. He flew with baseball legend Ted
  • John Glenn, the 1st American to orbit Earth, dies at age 95

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.
    Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where he was hospitalized for more than a week, said Hank Wilson, communications director for the John Glenn School of Public Affairs.
    John Herschel Glenn Jr. had two
  • Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn of Ohio has died at 95

    WASHINGTON (AP) — John Glenn, whose 1962 flight as the first U.S. astronaut to orbit the Earth made him an all-American hero and propelled him to a long career in the U.S. Senate, died Thursday. The last survivor of the original Mercury 7 astronauts was 95.
    Glenn died at the James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, where he was hospitalized for more than a week, said Hank Wilson, communications director for the John Glenn School of Public Affairs.
    John Herschel Glenn Jr. had two major career pat
  • Attorney: Dylann Roof’s mom had heart attack during trial

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Dylann Roof’s mother suffered a heart attack not long after prosecutors described how her son planned a cold and calculated killing of nine black church members in a racially motivated attack, the white man’s attorney said in court documents Thursday.Roof’s mother collapsed and said “I’m sorry” several times on Wednesday as family members and court security came to help her during the opening of her son’s federal death penal
  • Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say.
    Because the giraffe population has shrunk nearly 40 percent in just 30 years, scientists put it on the official watch list of threatened and endangered species worldwide, calling it “vulnerable.” That’s two steps up the danger ladder from its previous designation of being a species of least concern. In 1985, there were between 151,000 and 163,000 giraf
  • Ruling says public has right to access Lake Michigan beaches

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled property owners along Lake Michigan must allow access to the lake’s beach for members of the public.The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports (http://bit.ly/2ggoupI ) the court ruled Wednesday that the Lake Michigan shore is owned by the state and held as a public trust for all Hoosiers. The state land extends from the high-water mark to the low-water mark.
    The change means landowners bordering Lake Michigan have property rights
  • The history of the Christmas ham

    (MEDIA GENERAL) — Christmas traditions differ from family to family. Every household does something unique. The Christmas dinner is one of them. Whether it is turkey or pasta or some foodie recipe that breaks down a Christmas meal into “its essence,” the tradition for many American households is a Christmas ham.
    Turkey and goose also have their historical ties to the holiday, but ham actually has a history that spans more than 15 centuries!
    The history of the holiday ham, like
  • Rolling Stone’s Mick Jagger celebrates birth of 8th child

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mick Jagger’s representatives say the rock legend has welcomed the birth of his eighth child.
    Jagger, the 73-year-old frontman of the Rolling Stones, was on hand Thursday at a New York hospital when girlfriend, Melanie Hamrick, gave birth to the couple’s son. According to a statement, both parents are “delighted” and “mother and baby are doing well.”
    Jagger already has seven children — Georgia, James, Jade, Elizabeth, Lucas, Karis a
  • Delta will upgrade free snacks in the economy-fare cabin

    If it’s true that an army travels on its stomach, will better snacks keep passengers loyal to one airline?
    Delta Air Lines is rolling out new free snacks for customers in the main cabin, including brand-name yogurt bars and pretzels. Some will come in larger portions than before because, Delta has figured out, that’s what customers crave.
    The menu move comes about a year after United Airlines brought back free snacks by offering noshes like stroopwafels — a gooey Dutch confecti
  • I-469 N re-opens after dump truck spill

    ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – The Indiana State Police said all northbound lanes on I-469 N are now open to normal traffic flow after a dump truck spill.
    The dump truck lost its load of limestone, which was covering all northbound lanes and affecting traffic flow in the area near the intersection of I-469 and U.S. 24 in New Haven.
  • Bicentennial Minute – Hoagy Carmichael

    This week’s Bicentennial Minute takes a look at the accomplishments of songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.
  • Gas station robber spotted on surveillance camera

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Police have asked for the public’s help to identify a suspect in the Sunday robbery of a north-side gas station.
    A surveillance camera caught an image of the suspect in the Eddie’s Marathon robbery that happened around 11 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016.Police were called to Eddie’s Quick Mart in the 4200 block of N. Clinton Street, near Coliseum Blvd., just before 11 p.m. There, a clerk told police that a white man with a bandana over his face and armed with
  • Bicentennial Minute – State Capitol

    This week’s Bicentennial Minute takes a look at how the state capitol has changed over the years.
  • New riverfront development designs released as project moves forward

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The downtown Fort Wayne riverfront development plan – an updated one – is set to be considered by the city’s Park Board.
    The board on Thursday will vote on Phase One of the riverfront development designs, which includes a new tree canopy trail, a children’s play area and one fewer lane on the Harrison Street Bridge to make way for walkers in addition to the promenade, park pavilion, urban bioswale, urban streetscape and more. Earlier this week, the
  • Indiana awards nearly $13 million to fight infant mortality

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana health officials say the state has awarded nearly $13 million to programs aimed at reducing the state’s infant mortality rate.
    The Indiana State Department of Health announced the grant money Wednesday. Officials say 10 grants will be given out through the state’s Safety PIN, or Protecting Indiana’s Newborns, program.
    Recipients include hospitals, health care groups and nonprofit organizations such as the Indiana Hospital Association, Mental He
  • Hyundai recalls minivans; hoods can fly open while moving

    DETROIT (AP) — Hyundai is recalling more than 41,000 older minivans because the hoods can fly open while they’re being driven.
    The recall covers the Entourage minivan from the 2007 and 2008 model years. Hyundai says a secondary hood latch can rust and remain in the unlatched position. So if the primary latch is released, the secondary latch may not keep the hood in place.
    The company says it has no reports of crashes or injuries caused by the problem.
    Dealers will replace the seconda
  • Photos: John Glenn through the years

    The life of John Glenn Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., lies on a couch in his Hangar S quarters, for a final suit check at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Jan. 27, 1962. (AP Photo)U.S astronaut John Glenn in the telemetry control room aboard the NASA tracking ship near Japan, the coastal sentry as he directs telemetry test between Project Mercury communication center in Cape Canaveral, Fla., May 10, 1963. (AP Photo/Mitsunori Chigita)U.S. Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., left, seated in the rear of an open car
  • 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: For Mom

    (MEDIA GENERAL) — Are you looking for the perfect gift for mom? This holiday season get her something she wants, but would never buy for herself.
    1. Philips Wake-Up Light with Colored Sunrise Simulation
    Give her the gift of better sleep! This colored sunrise simulation wakes you up gradually with natural light. The FM radio and a tap-to-snooze alarm clock also includes five natural and calming wake-up sounds to choose from. You can find the light on Amazon for around $130.
    2. Sarah Cihat M
  • 2016 Holiday Gift Guide: For Dad

    (MEDIA GENERAL) – Looking for the perfect gift for dad? From technology to hygiene, we break down some of the season’s most desired dad gifts.
    1. Wireless TV Headphones
    Stop fighting over the TV volume once and for all! Dad can now stay up watching the late night sports game without disturbing others in the house. These headphones provide crisp, clear sound up to 75 feet away and even through walls! Available at Brookstone here.
    2. Essential Travel Kit
    A collection of 1-ounce travel
  • QUIZ: How well do you know these Christmas Classics?

    (WIAT) — When it comes to your Christmas movie knowledge, are you a Cratchit, a Griswold, or even a Gruber? Test your knowledge of some holiday classics here.
  • Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn is hospitalized in Ohio

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio State official says former astronaut and U.S. Sen. John Glenn has been hospitalized for more than a week.Hank Wilson with Ohio State University’s John Glenn College of Public Affairs said Wednesday that the 95-year-old Glenn is at the James Cancer Hospital, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he has cancer.
    Wilson said he didn’t have other information about Glenn’s condition, illness or prognosis.
    Glenn apologized for his poor eyesight th
  • Woman dies in Muncie house fire

    MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A woman has died after a house fire late Wednesday night in Muncie. Firefighters were called to a home in the 1400 block of N. Granville Avenue around 10:15 p.m.
    Delaware County emergency dispatch confirmed a woman had died in the fire, but additional information has not been released.
    Emergency crews were still on scene investigating at 4:30 a.m.
    This is the third deadly central Indiana fire in under three weeks.
    On Monday, two children and a teenager died after a Cl
  • Muncie authorities investigating fatal fire

    MUNCIE, Ind. (WISH) — A person has died after a house fire late Wednesday night in Muncie. Firefighters were called to a home in the 1400 block of N. Granville Avenue around 10:15 p.m.
    Delaware County emergency dispatch confirmed a person had died in the fire, but additional information has not been released.
    Emergency crews were still on scene investigating at 4:30 a.m.
    On Monday, two children and a teenager died after a Clay County house fire.
  • Police urge no rush to judgment in shooting of Reno student

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Social media postings about a school district police officer shooting a Nevada high school student waving a knife toward classmates drew an immediate plea from authorities not to rush to conclusions about the on-campus incident.The 14-year-old boy was reported in critical condition with a gunshot wound at a Reno hospital, Police Chief Jason Soto said Wednesday night.
    The teen had been “armed with at least one knife and threatening other students” during a figh
  • Trump criticizes union leader critical of Carrier deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is slamming a union leader who criticized his deal to discourage air conditioner manufacturer Carrier Corp. from closing an Indiana factory and moving its jobs to Mexico.
    Trump tweeted Wednesday evening: “Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers.” That local union branch represents workers at Carrier’s Indianapolis plant.Chuck Jones, who is President of United Ste
  • Trumps taps retired Marine general for homeland security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly carved out a reputation as a highly respected, but often outspoken commander who could roil debate with blunt assessments or unpopular directives on issues ranging from women in combat to the treatment of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.But the man chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to lead the Department of Homeland Security holds a more somber distinction. The battle-hardened veteran, who served three tours in Iraq, is
  • Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

    DETROIT (AP) — A federal judge’s ruling that effectively halted Michigan’s presidential recount after three days assures Republican Donald Trump’s narrow victory in the state.Meanwhile, the fate of Green Party candidate Jill Stein’s request for a recount in Pennsylvania must wait at least until a federal court hearing on Friday, just four days before the Dec. 13 federal deadline for states to certify their election results.
    Trump narrowly defeated Democrat Hillary C
  • Saint Francis tops Taylor 72-61

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Lauren McBryar led a balanced scoring attack with 14 points as Saint Francis topped Taylor 72-61 in women’s basketball on Wednesday night at the Hutzell Center.
    Homestead grad Savannah Buck and Northrop grad Quila Jackson each tallied 12 points for USF while Norwell grad Paige Frisch chipped in with 11.
    USF improves to 4-7 overall and 2-2 in Crossroads League play.
    Taylor is now 6-5 overall and 3-1 in conference. Taylor was led by Kendall Bradbury with 27 po
  • Indiana Tech sweeps double header against Aquinas

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The No. 21-ranked Indiana Tech women’s basketball team won its fifth game in a row and 10th of the season with a 71-44 victory over Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) rival Aquinas on Wednesday evening at the Schaefer Center.
    Kendall Knapke continued her hot stretch of play with a game-high 15 points on 5-9 shooting and going 3-5 from behind the three-point line while grabbing eight rebounds and dishing out a season-high four assists. Haley Cook added 14
  • Family of homicide victim says he was turning his life around

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- This has been a heartbreaking year for so many families across the Fort Wayne area. The number of homicides in Fort Wayne has hit an all time high, leaving many wondering when the violence will stop.The mother of the latest victim is speaking out after her son was gunned down in an alley near East State Boulevard. Codi Allen McCann, 22, was ruled the county’s 47th homicide of 2016.
    “Codi was a beautiful soul,” said Stacey Davis, his mother. “There
  • Bartus tallies shutout as Komets blank Cyclones 2-0

    CINCINNATI (WANE) – Mason Baptista’s goal 4:04 into the first period proved all the scoring Fort Wayne would need as the Komets went on to defeat Cincinnati 2-0 on Wednesday night.
    Mike Cazzola scored an empty net goal with 50 seconds remaining in the third period to set the final.
    Garrett Bartus saved all 23 shots he faced to record a shutout for Fort Wayne.
    The Komets will be back home Friday night at 8 p.m. when they host Kalamazoo at War Memorial Coliseum.
  • Northrop grad Brenton Scott helps Indiana State upset Butler

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) – Brenton Scott made one of two free throws with 1.5 seconds left and finished with 25 points to help Indiana State upset No. 16 Butler 72-71 on Wednesday night.Matt Van Scyoc scored 23 points and had six 3-pointers, both career highs, as the Sycamores (5-4) won their third straight to snap a four-game losing streak in the series.Coach Greg Lansing set a school record by picking up his fifth career victory over a ranked team. Lansing had been tied with Bill Hodges, w
  • Preparing an emergency supply of food

    The need for an emergency supply of food may pop into your mind every now and then. But, do you have such a supply in your home?
    In this special report, Chief Meteorologist Nicholas Ferreri turns to a source you might not think of for tips on how to prepare your pantries – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, also known as The Mormon Church.  The Mormons place a high importance on being self-reliant and having extra food on hand.
    The church operates one of its Home Storage

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