• Bishop Dwenger’s Centlivre finally takes field for Notre Dame after Rudy-esque journey

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – He’s not Rudy. Keenan Centlivre is taller.
    After four long years as a scout team player, the Bishop Dwenger graduate finally played his first collegiate snap for Notre Dame against Miami (OH). It’s been a long journey – from breaking his collarbone in his senior year of high school, to taking on a tough major, to walking-on to one of the most prestigious college football programs in the country.
    Centlivre’s great grandfather – James K
  • Indiana woman sentenced to 36 years in death of 15-pound boy

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana woman has been sentenced to 36 years in prison for neglect in the death of a 9-year-old blind boy with cerebral palsy who weighed just 15 pounds.
    The (Terre Haute) Tribune-Star reports that a Vigo County judge ordered the sentence Thursday for 54-year-old Robin Kraemer. Jurors convicted her last month of several charges in the February death of Cameron Hoopingarner.
    Authorities say Cameron was malnourished, although because of his conditions his target w
  • Central Indiana pastor accused of molesting 3 girls

    RUSHVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana minister faces several charges after police say he molested girls whom he lured into his office with offers of candy.
    Pastor Garry Evans of the Rushville Baptist Temple was arrested Wednesday evening. He’s charged with three counts of child molestation, four counts of sexual battery and five counts of child solicitation. He’s held without bond at the Rush County Jail in Rushville, about 40 miles southeast of Indianapolis.
    Court documents
  • Kelly defends Trump’s call to war widow, raps congresswoman

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered an extraordinary denunciation of a Democratic congresswoman Thursday, accusing her of politicizing what he called a “sacred” presidential effort to console the grieving loved ones of a slain soldier.
    Kelly, in an unexpected and emotional appearance in the White House briefing room, invoked the death of his own son, killed in Afghanistan in 2010, as he lashed out at Rep. Frederica Wilson of Florida, who earlier th
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  • Indiana lawmakers talk impacts of CAFOs

    INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) Indiana lawmakers recommended some changes to concentrated animal feeding operations and farming in Indiana on Thursday.
    At the Indiana Statehouse on Thursday, the rules and regulations environmental impacts of CAFOs were the topic of conversation for a at a summer committee’s third and final hearing.
    Some people, like Kim Ferraro, senior staff attorney of the Hoosier Environmental Council, are calling for changes.
    Hill Farms operates a confined animal feeding operation
  • Tip leads to arrest of man accused of exposing himself to young girl

    CELINA, Ohio (WANE) A Rockford, Ohio man was arrested Thursday and charged with indecent exposure following an investigation into an incident in Celina earlier this month.
    The investigation began Tuesday when the Celina Police Department took a report involving a man who had exposed himself to a young girl as she walked to a neighbor’s home on October 7.
    After putting together a description of the man who had been seen driving a dark red car, the information was posted on the department&rs
  • Toyota tops Consumer Reports’ auto reliability rankings

    DETROIT (AP) — Toyota Motor Co. is continuing its reign at the top of Consumer Reports’ reliability rankings, a reward for its conservative approach to new technology.
    The Toyota brand came in first in this year’s rankings, followed by the company’s luxury Lexus brand. It’s the fifth year in a row that a Toyota brand has topped the survey. Kia, Audi and BMW rounded out the top five.
    Cadillac, GMC, Ram, Dodge and Volvo got the poorest reliability scores, dinged by bu
  • Students overdose at North Side

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) At least three students at North Side High School were taken away in ambulances Thursday after overdosing on some sort of medication at the school.
    Three people contacted NewsChannel 15 via Facebook Thursday asking about a possible incident at North Side High School in which some students may have overdosed on some kind of pills.
    Both messages indicated there were three students who were taken away by ambulance from the school.
    Fort Wayne Community Schools Public Informat
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  • FWCS confirms possible overdoses at North Side

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Two people contacted NewsChannel 15 via Facebook Thursday asking about a possible incident at North Side High School involving some students who may have overdosed on some kind of pills.
    Both messages indicated there were three students who were taken away by ambulance from the school.
    NewsChannel 15 contacted Fort Wayne Community Schools Public Information Officer Krista Stockman who said she could confirm that’s what appeared to have happened, but she could not sh
  • 2-story ‘Star Wars’ replica in yard for Halloween is big hit

    PARMA, Ohio (AP) — A two-story “Star Wars”-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio is inspiring kids to pick up light sabers and attracting hundreds of visitors from across the state. Star Wars Halloween Display This Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017 photo shows a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker in Parma, Ohio. Owner Nick Meyer tells Cleveland.com he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. He says he enjoys the "Star Wars" movies but isn't a fanatic a
  • Gary man arrested in slayings of 2 women in Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Gary man has been arrested for murder in connection with the shooting deaths of two Gary women whose bodies were discovered in a burning car in Indianapolis.
    Indianapolis police say federal marshals arrested 30-year-old Tywan James on Tuesday in Hammond. He’s awaiting extradition to Indianapolis.
    Authorities say 24-year-old Martina Webb and 21-year-old Aliyah Igartua were both shot in the head. Firefighters discovered their bodies early Sept. 30 on Indianapolis&
  • Train derails near downtown rail yard

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A train has derailed at a rail yard just southeast of downtown Fort Wayne.
    Dispatchers told NewsChannel 15 that a train left the tracks near South Anthony Boulevard, just north of Creighton Avenue. The tracks are near a 12-line rail yard between Wayne Trace, East Pontiac Street and South Anthony Boulevard.
    Jon Glass with Norfolk Southern said the incident involved one of its trains that had just left the yard headed east for Conway, Pennsylvania. Glass said four of the 12
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  • Hobson House to expand, adding court-ordered treatment center

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Hobson House, a Fort Wayne drug treatment faculty, is expanding. The nonprofit plans has a location at  2021 Hobson Road. There are plans to open a new court-directed residential treatment center at 2720 Culbertson Street.
    Currently, members reside at Hobson House for one year while participating in a recovery program. The new center will provide an intense six month treatment to help addicts beat drug and alcohol addiction. There will be more than 50 beds in
  • Hobson House to expand, add court-ordered treatment center

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Hobson House, a Fort Wayne drug treatment faculty, is expanding. The nonprofit plans has a location at  2021 Hobson Road. There are plans to open a new court-directed residential treatment center at 2720 Culbertson Street.
    Currently, members reside at Hobson House for one year while participating in a recovery program. The new center will provide an intense six month treatment to help addicts beat drug and alcohol addiction. There will be more than 50 beds in
  • Auburn library fire-starter sentenced

    AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) The 24-year-old Auburn man who admitted to tossing a lit firework in a book return chute at the historic Elkhart Public Library, sparking a heavy fire, was sentenced Thursday.
    A fire was set inside the Eckhart Public Library destroyed the historic building.Nykolas E. Elkin was sentenced to 14 years in prison for felony Arson and a probation violation, related to the July 2 fire at the historic library in central Auburn. Elkin had pleaded guilty to the charge last month throug
  • Have we seen this story before? Black Monday 30 years later

    NEW YORK (AP) — How long can this nirvana last for investors?
    The stock market keeps ticking methodically higher into record territory, and the Dow Jones industrial average closed above 23,000 for the first time on Wednesday. It’s been nearly 16 months since S&P 500 index funds had a pullback of even 5 percent over the course of days or weeks, the longest such streak in two decades.
    Many analysts expect the market to keep climbing, at least for the next year. The global economy i
  • K-9 sniffs out 33 pounds of pot following traffic stop

    DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) An Indiana State Police K-9 sniffed out 33 pounds of pot inside an SUV following a traffic stop on I-74 west of Cincinnati Wednesday afternoon.According to a news release, a trooper stopped the SUV for a traffic violation and quickly became suspicious.The trooper’s K-9 Jinx then conducted a sweep of the vehicle and alerted the trooper to the possible presence of drugs.
    A search of the SUV turned up several individually wrapped plastic bundles containing what&rs
  • GOTW Preview: Leo at New Haven

    NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – Sectional play kicks off on Friday and Lions and Bulldogs are ready for a rematch as New Haven hosts Leo in 4A first round action in the Highlight Zone “Game of the Week.”
    These two teams met in week four of the regular season with New Haven mounting an amazing comeback to win 35-33 in overtime. The two went on to each earn a share of the NE8 title, splitting the conference championship three ways with East Noble.
    New Haven enters the game 8-1 overall a
  • Good Housekeeping’s top toys for 2017

    Good Housekeeping is out with its top toys for 2017.These picks got the stamp of approval from some adorable experts so you may want to take their advice into account when your holiday shopping gets underway.
  • What it takes to feed an NFL crowd

    The Chiefs take on the Raiders in tonight’s Thursday Night Football game on CBS.Danielle Nottingham is in the kitchen at the Coliseum in Oakland to find out what it takes to feed thousands of hungry fans!
  • Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.
    The report by the nonprofit group Common Sense Media on the viewing habits of more than 1,400 children nationwide age 8 and under found that less-affluent youngsters spend nearly three-and-a-half hours daily watching TV and using varied devices including smartphones, tablets, laptops and video game players.
  • 3 in 4 Ohio seniors on track to graduate based on testing

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Education officials say roughly three-fourths of Ohio’s high school seniors have met or are considered highly likely to meet higher test score requirements for graduation this school year.
    Educators had warned last year that a third or more of that class could be at risk of not meeting the test score requirements to graduate on time. The state subsequently added flexibility in how students can earn a diploma this year, through career training or other specified
  • Teacher resigns over ‘Make America Great Again’ T-shirts

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia teacher surrounded by controversy over students wearing “Make America Great Again” T-shirts has given her resignation to school officials.
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Lyn Orletsky sent her resignation to the Cherokee County school board, which will review it Thursday. She was put on administrative leave in September after asking two students wearing the shirts to turn them inside out. The slogan was popularized by President Donald Trum
  • Sexual harassment training required for Ohio state senators

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Senate president says all state senators will be required to receive sexual harassment training after one of their members resigned this week over allegations of inappropriate behavior.
    Cleveland.com reports Senate President Larry Obhof said Wednesday he strongly suggested to Findlay Republican Cliff Hite that he resign over allegations Hite spoke inappropriately to a female state employee who worked in a nearby state office and asked for hugs. Hite submitted
  • New eagle cam provides view of South Bend bald eagle nest

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The University of Notre Dame has put in a new camera providing online viewing of a bald eagle nest in South Bend.
    The new eagle cam will run in tandem with a previous camera that has often been obscured by leaves on the large sycamore tree where the eagle nest sits in St. Patrick’s County Park.
    Notre Dame researcher Brett Peters says a crane was used to install the new camera 8 feet above the nest after this year’s young eagle left in mid-August. The So
  • Drone video shows cars damaged by Harvey flooding

    An estimated one million vehicles were damaged in Hurricane Harvey. Tens of thousands of them are now parked in rows at a raceway just outside of Houston.
  • Indiana Gov. Holcomb headed on trade mission to India

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb is going on a trade mission to India next week.
    The Republican will be joined by Indiana’s First Lady Janet Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger. They are visiting Delhi, Bangalore, Mysore and Pune.
    The goal of the trip is to meet with government officials and prospective businesses that may be interested in establishing a presence in Indiana.
    Holcomb will also meet with Infosys executives. The India-based outsourcing
  • Motorcyclist hurt after crash with car on Bass Road

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A motorcyclist  was seriously hurt after colliding with a car on Bass Road Thursday morning.
    The crash was reported around 5:20 a.m. at Bass Road right at the intersection with Scott Road.
    A silver car was damaged on the driver-side door area.
    Police were initially called to a hit-and-run but it appeared the driver returned to the crash scene. A man was seen in the back of a police car in handcuffs but he was later removed from the car and the handcuffs were
  • Woman critical after apparent beating

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police are trying to figure out what happened to woman found beaten in a the common hallway of an apartment building. When officers arrived around 3:45 a.m. Thursday morning to the Villages of Hanna Apartments at 2100 Eden Street, they located the unconscious woman suffering from severe head trauma. Police say it was the result of an apparent physical assault. She was taken to a local hospital in serious condition where she was downgraded to critical. C
  • FWPD: Woman critically hurt after apparent beating

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are trying to find out what happened to a woman that was found unconscious in a hallway of a building at the Villages of Hanna apartments early Thursday morning.
    Police were called around 3:45 a.m. after someone saw the woman. Officers arrived and found the woman was bleeding and in a common area hallway between several apartments, according to FWPD Spokesman Officer Jason Anthony.
    Anthony said the woman was taken to a hospital in serious conditi
  • Woman seriously hurt after sideswiping semi truck on Bluffton Road

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A woman crossed the center line on Bluffton Road and hit an oncoming semi Wednesday night, according to the Allen County Sheriff’s Department.
    The crash was reported around 10:50 p.m. in the 11700 block of Bluffton Road just north of Winters Road.
    A semi sits in the southbound lanes on Bluffton Road after being struck by an oncoming car on Oct. 18, 2017.Investigators said the woman was traveling northbound when she drifted left-of-enter and sideswiped a sout
  • Local parent fights back against human trafficking

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – During the FBI’s Operation Cross Country, 84 minors were recovered. They were victims of sex trafficking. No minors were recovered in Northeast Indiana, but agents identified several traffickers here, and arrested six pimps. As police work to get traffickers off the street, people locally are fighting back with education.
    “No one believes it,” Crista Miller said. “Even now that I’m screaming it from the rooftops people still
  • 10 specialty license plates get OK to stay; new one recommended

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE)  Check your license plates.
    If you have an Indiana specialty plate, things might be changing. Those plates were up for discussion Wednesday at the Statehouse.
    Maggy Kacmar is one of 517,340 Hoosiers with a specialty license plate.
    “I have a Purdue University one,” Kacmar said. “I went there and I support the university.”
    The Bureau of Motor Vehicles said 86 choices exist for specialty plates, with organizations benefiting from the fees you p
  • #HighlightZone #2MinuteDrill Week Nine

    MONROE, Ind. (WANE) – The regular season wrapped up last Friday night and Adams Central provided the drama as the Flying Jets clinched the ACAC title after an inspiring speech from coach Michael Mosser.
    WANE-TV’s cameras were rolling in the locker room as we feature Mosser and the Jets in this week’s #HighlightZone #2MinuteDrill.
    Click on the VIDEO for the best sights and sounds of week nine of the prep football season.
    Tune into the Highlight Zone on Friday night at 11 p.m. fo
  • Luck sidelined indefinitely with shoulder soreness

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) – Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will not practice this week after developing soreness in his throwing shoulder.Luck had been throwing every other day the past two weeks. But general manager Chris Ballard told reporters Wednesday that trainers and doctors shut down Luck after he received a cortisone shot.The three-time Pro Bowler will miss his seventh consecutive game Sunday when Jacksonville (3-3) visits Lucas Oil Stadium.Luck had surgery in January for a partially torn l
  • The quest to visit all 50 states: How many have you seen?

    NEW YORK (AP) — I recently reached a goal that I’ve been working on for most of my life: I visited all 50 states.
    And I’ve been surprised by how many others I know who have been on the very same quest. “We’re seeing more and more people with this goal,” said Alicia Rovey, founder of the All Fifty States Club, in an interview for AP Travel’s “Get Outta Here!” podcast. “It seems like any room you go in, there’s at least one person t
  • Discussion aimed at parents as opioid epidemic breaks records in Allen County

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The opioid epidemic is no secret. “This is a different era. We are in the middle of a crisis of a national emergency. I think things have to amp it up a little bit,” Health Commission Dr. Deborah McMahan said.
    Wednesday’s message was directed to parents. Most heroin addicts say it all started before they were 15 years old, many through what they found at home in the medicine cabinet. More and more teens are becoming addicted every day. &ldqu
  • 1 hurt, 1 jailed in crash with buggy

    SHIPSHEWANA, Ind. (WANE) A LaGrange County man was hospitalized and another was arrested after a crash in the county on Tuesday.
    LaGrange County Sheriff’s deputies and medics were called just before 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 500 block of South 600 West, southeast of Shipshewana, on a report of a crash between a vehicle and a buggy.
    According to a police report, a tan 2002 Nissan driven by 26-year-old Miguel Armando Reyes of LaGrange was headed north on C.R. 600 West near C.R. 500 South when it
  • Manufacturer to expand production in Huntington

    HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC announced Wednesday it will launch two new production lines at invest $3.8 million at its facility in Huntington. Production on the new lines is expected to begin between April and July 2018 with the addition of approximately 20 hourly jobs and seven new salaried positions according to a press release.
    Bendix opened its manufacturing campus in Huntington in 1980 and it consists of four facilities employing over 420 workers.
    The l
  • Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control’s adoption story wins $10k

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A story about a girl and her dog won a Fort Wayne shelter $10,000. Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control entered the story of Kellie Adkins and Zion to Hill’s Shelter Tale contest.
    The winner was determined by the number of votes each entry got. On Wednesday FWACC found out its entry received the most, and will get the $10,000 donation to the shelter.
    Zion, a Great Dane mix, was rescued along with 26 other dogs from a hoarding case, and shelter officials learne
  • Judge Dan Heath, juvenile justice innovator, to retire

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Allen County Judge Dan Heath, the administrator of the Allen County Juvenile Center and a leader in juvenile delinquency solutions, will retire next year.
    Heath announced Wednesday he will retire from the bench effective Feb. 28, 2018, after a 21-year career. He will be 65.
    “I am profoundly grateful for the many opportunities the citizens of Allen County have given me over the years,” said Heath. “I’ve had the very rare opportunity to work for gove
  • Goodell: NFL not changing its national anthem policy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL is not changing its national anthem policy to require players to stand during the national anthem.
    Commissioner Roger Goodell and several owners said Wednesday at the league’s fall meetings that altering the language from “should stand” to “must stand” was not discussed.
    New York Giants owner John Mara noted that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones “spoke at length” to the other owners about the anthem issue. Jones has said any Dallas
  • Police arrest 64-year-old for dealing heroin

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A Fort Wayne man was arrested Wednesday morning on allegations he was dealing heroin from his southwest Fort Wayne apartment.
    Around 9 a.m. Wednesday officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics division and its Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 7416 Hickory Creek Drive, inside the Hickory Creek Apartments complex off Lower Huntington Road.
    Police were led to the apartment on a tip that someone was dealing heroin from the ap
  • Fawcett, Houser make great first impression with Komets

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Komets opened 2017-18 with a 4-2 victory over the visiting Toledo Walleye Saturday night.
    It was Fort Wayne’s fourth straight home and season-opening win as the Komets began their sixth ECHL season and improved to 4-1-1 in ECHL season openers.
    The Komets launched their 66th season in front of a crowd of 10,089 faithful as forward Tyson Fawcett scored his second pro hat trick to propel the Komets over the Walleye and improve to 42-18-6 all-time after 66 home ope
  • IPFW to hold emergency response drill Thursday

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A campus-wide emergency response drill will take place Thursday, October 19 on the IPFW campus.According to a news release sent out by the university, the drill will involve numerous public safety agencies and is intended to test campus emergency response procedures that would be activated in the event of an actual emergency.The event will also provide a training opportunity for first responders including the Allen County Office of Homeland Security, Allen County Police D
  • IPFW holds emergency response drill

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A campus-wide emergency response drill took place Thursday morning on the IPFW campus.
    According to a news release sent out by the university, the drill involved numerous public safety agencies and was intended to test campus emergency response procedures that would be activated in the event of an actual emergency.
    The event also provided a training opportunity for first responders including the Allen County Office of Homeland Security, Allen County Police Department, For
  • Fort Wayne to build new K-9 training center

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The city of Fort Wayne will build a new K-9 training facility.
    The board approved a plan to construct a new police dog training building along Harris Road, near Franke Park. The facility will be a two-bedroom home that will be built onto an existing Parks Department-owned pole barn.
    Dogs will train in “house situations” at the facility, parks officials learned.
    The parks department will build the building on its own land. The $188,000 facility will be funded b
  • Ohio senator who resigned is sorry for inappropriate conduct

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state senator who resigned abruptly this week apologized Wednesday for inappropriate conversations and physical contact with a state worker.
    Republican Cliff Hite, of Findlay, issued a statement on Twitter after his resignation Monday prompted a barrage of questions.
    Cliff HiteHite, 63, said that he had inappropriate conversations with a female state employee who did not work for him but in a nearby state office and that he “sometimes asked her for hugs.&rdquo
  • Ohio seeks technology ideas to solve national opioid crisis

    DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has launched an $8 million effort to attract ideas for using technology to solve the national opioid addiction crisis.
    The state is pitching the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge as global in scope. It is similar in its mission to an effort the NFL used to generate new ideas to address concussions.
    Officials said Wednesday the effort will roll out in three stages, the idea, challenge and product phases. The deadline for the idea phase is Dec. 15.
    Officials emphasize
  • 84 children found in sex trafficking takedown that touches Fort Wayne

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A nationwide crackdown on underage human trafficking by federal agents recovered 84 children and captured 120 alleged traffickers, according to a release from the FBI.
    Operation Cross Country XI, a joint effort by the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, was held Oct. 12-15.
    In Indiana, agents identified or arrested “several” alleged traffickers in Fort Wayne, Indianapolis and South Bend.
    “Although we did not recover any juveni

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