• 2 hurt after head-on crash on Ind. Toll Road near Angola

    STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Two men were hurt in a head-on crash on the Indiana Toll Road Thursday, according to Indiana State Police.
    The crash happened in the eastbound lanes approximately four miles west of the exit for Angola.
    A semi is damaged after being struck by a car head-on on the Indiana Toll Road near Angola on Jan. 11, 2018. (Photo Courtesy: Indiana State Police)
    State police said around 3:30 p.m. a car driven by Jeffrey Stroike, 32, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was heading west
  • Fire damages home in far-northwest Allen County

    ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Fire ripped through a small lake house in northwest Allen County Wednesday morning.
    Multiple fire departments were called to 12831 North Shore Road on Lake Everett shortly before 6:30 a.m.
    Fire crews arrived to find flames shooting out several windows. Heavy smoke was also billowing from several points.
    Two people inside the home got out safely.
    Crews had most of the flames out quickly, but smoke continued to pour from the home. Firefighters had trouble with sma
  • 1 hurt in possible shooting on Beaver Ave.

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – One person is hurt after a possible shooting south of downtown Tuesday night.
    Fort Wayne police were called to 2912 Beaver Avenue around 10:36 p.m. for a reported shooting.
    At least one person was taken to the hospital in serious condition.
    Police didn’t provide any other details.
    The incident is under investigation.
  • Man spots swastika carved in snow near his home

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Facebook post is getting a lot of attention. It’s a picture of a swastika carved in the snow in northern Allen County. A homeowner in the Timberon neighborhood, near Carroll High School, posted the picture.
    Tim Novinger said he looked out his back porch Tuesday, and saw something carved on the frozen pond near his backyard. He drove around to get a better look and discovered it was a swastika.
    As of Tuesday night it’s still there.
    He posted on F
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  • No grocery store yet for downtown Fort Wayne

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) They’re called food deserts. They’re places in the state that don’t have easy access to grocery stores. Fort Wayne has several of them, and now a senate bill hopes to change that.
    In an urban area a food desert is defined as 500 or more people in an area that is more than mile away from a grocery store. That distance goes up to ten miles in rural areas.Thousands are chosing to live in a food desert. Downtown Fort Wayne is considered one. So, what’s
  • No grocery store yet for Downtown

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) They’re called food deserts. They’re places in the state that don’t have easy access to grocery stores. Fort Wayne has several of them, and now a senate bill hopes to change that.
    In an urban area a food desert is defined as 500 or more people in an area that is more than mile away from a grocery store. That distance goes up to ten miles in rural areas.Thousands are chosing to live in a food desert. Downtown Fort Wayne is considered one. So, what’s
  • Likely meteor spotted in northeast Indiana

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A likely meteor was spotted from northeast Indiana Tuesday night.
    Multiple media outlets reported sightings in southeast Michigan near Detroit. Viewers to local television stations reported seeing a bright light and loud bloom. There have also been reports of sightings in northwest Pittsburgh.
    Several people in northeast Indiana reported seeing the bright light in the sky. Eric, a NewsChannel 15 viewer, submitted video from a camera in Woodburn of a giant streak o
  • Confirmed: Meteor spotted in northeast Indiana

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A meteor was spotted from northeast Indiana Tuesday night.Bill Cooke with NASA’s Meteoroid Environment Office told The Detroit News Wednesday morning it was “definitely a meteoroid” and a rare sight for Michigan.
    Other states where people reported seeing a fireball included Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Missouri.
    Multiple media outlets reported sightings in southeast Michigan near Detroit on Wednesday evening. Viewers to local televis
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  • Police: man dealt drugs from mom’s house while on day pass from jail

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  Police believe a Fort Wayne man was dealing drugs from his mother’s home while he was on work release from the Allen County Jail.
    Investigators got tips that Marlon Matthews, 44, was selling cocaine and heroine from the home in the 5300 block of Dial Drive. They served a search warrant around 6:30pm on Friday, January 12 and found 23 grams of heroin and 8.2 grams of cocaine.
    Matthews was on work release due to a prior conviction of Dealing Cocaine or Other Nar
  • TOTW: Concordia Lutheran Boys and Girls Swimming

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Concordia Lutheran hadn’t won an SAC Title in so long that they couldn’t remember the last time it happened.
    Both the boys and girls clinched the conference championship and we’re proud to honor the Cadets as the Optimum Performance Sports Team of the Week.
    The girls begin their sectional competition at South Side on February 3rd. The boys will compete in sectionals on February 17th.
  • Trash Pick-Up falling days behind, homeowners frustrated

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It’s time to take out trash, but it’s not happening for many Summit City residents. Now, some people are raising a real stink.
    The city’s new trash collection company, Red River Waste Solutions, is falling behind schedule.
    “It’s disappointing it took five days to come and get our garbage,” said Fort Wayne Councilman Glynn Hines.
    Red River was supposed to get his trash on Thursday, but they didn’t come to his stre
  • Trash collection falling days behind, homeowners frustrated

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It’s time to take out trash, but it’s not happening for many Summit City residents. Now, some people are raising a real stink.
    The city’s new trash collection company, Red River Waste Solutions, is falling behind schedule.
    “It’s disappointing it took five days to come and get our garbage,” said Fort Wayne Councilman Glynn Hines.
    Red River was supposed to get his trash on Thursday, but they didn’t come to his stre
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  • McDonald’s sets recycling goals for 2025

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s says it aims to use all recycled or other environmentally friendly materials for its soda cups, Happy Meal boxes and other packaging by 2025.
    The world’s biggest burger chain also wants all of its 37,000 restaurants worldwide to recycle customer waste by that year.
    It has a ways to go: The company says 50 percent of its packaging now comes from recycled or other environmentally friendly sources and about 10 percent of its restaurants recycle customer
  • Ex-northwestern Indiana sheriff gets 15 years in prison

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana sheriff has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for accepting tens of thousands of dollars in bribes from towing businesses.
    A federal judge ordered the roughly 15 ½-year sentence Tuesday for John Buncich. He was removed from office as Lake County sheriff after a jury convicted him in August of bribery and wire fraud charges.
    Federal prosecutors sought a sentence of at least 15 years, arguing that Buncich committed &ldquo
  • GOP lawmaker advances effort to oust O’Neill from high court

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative effort to remove Ohio Supreme Court Justice William O’Neill from the bench over his decision to run for governor has reached the next stage.
    Rep. Niraj Antani, a Miamisburg Republican, filed paperwork to initiate the process in November. The waiting period elapsed Tuesday and his resolution was formally introduced.
    Antani said O’Neill, a Democrat, has committed a “clear violation” of the judicial code of conduct by politicking whi
  • Fort Wayne mayor to proclaim Addison Agen Day

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Days have been pretty good for Addison Agen as of late, but now she’ll have her very own.
    Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry on Wednesday is expected to proclaim Wednesday, Jan. 17 as Addison Agen Day in the city of Fort Wayne. Henry will make the proclamation with Addison at Citizens Square Wednesday morning, his office said.
    Addison rose to national fame on NBC’s singing competition “The Voice,” finishing as runner-up. The Concordia Lutheran High School
  • Four Winds opens South Bend casino

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The opening of an American Indian’s new casino in northern Indiana is being celebrated with local officials.
    Leaders of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians joined with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg and others for a ceremony for Tuesday’s opening day of the Four Winds South Bend casino. The doors opened to the public Tuesday afternoon.
    It is the first tribal casino in Indiana and joins three that the Pokagon Band owns in nearby southwestern Michigan.
  • USF Celebrates NAIA National Title at Pep Rally

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Even a month later, the excitement of winning back-to-back National Titles hasn’t worn off.
    St. Francis hosted a pep rally on Tuesday to honor the Cougars after winning the NAIA National Championship down in Daytona Beach, Florida in December. The Cougars earned the victory over Reinhardt University (Ga.), 24-23.
    They will have to replace quarterback and NAIA Player of the Year in 2017 Nick Ferrer to graduation if they hope to win a third straight title.
  • Advocates say hate crime law would help Indiana’s reputation

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates say Indiana has a reputation for intolerance that will continue unless the state Legislature approves a hate crimes law.
    Bills targeting hate crimes have failed in recent years and the state is one of just five without laws against crimes motivated by biases, such as race, gender, religion and sexual orientation. But proponents expressed optimism during a Statehouse rally Tuesday that this could be their year.
    Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and GOP House Speaker
  • Jeep updates Cherokee compact SUV to compete in hot market

    DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler’s Jeep brand is giving the Cherokee compact SUV a major face-lift so it can better compete in one of the hottest parts of the U.S. automotive market.
    The 2019 Cherokee, unveiled Tuesday at the Detroit auto show, gets styling tweaks, a new engine, suspension improvements and engineering changes that save 200 pounds and improve gas mileage over the current model.
    At an impromptu news conference after the SUV was revealed, CEO Sergio Marchionne hinted at thr
  • Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye welcome baby girl

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a girl for Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye West, via surrogate.
    Kardashian West announced Tuesday on her app under the headline “We’re so in Love” that their third baby was born early Monday and weighed in at 7 pounds, 6 ounces.
    The couple is “incredibly grateful to our surrogate who made our dreams come true,” Kardashian West says. She also thanked their surrogate’s doctors and nurses, adding that their kids North a
  • Dramatic fire rescue caught on camera

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A dramatic rescue of a child from a burning apartment complex in Georgia was captured on a firefighter’s helmet cam, and it looks more like a scene straight out of a TV show or movie.
    DeKalb County Fire Rescue released video of the rescue from a Jan. 3 fire at an apartment near Atlanta. More than 45 firefighters battled blaze, which injured about a dozen people.
    DeKalb County Fire Rescue Capt. Eric Jackson told reporters that four adults and ei
  • Pet of the Week: 1/16/18

    Ellie is an 8-year-old spayed female, black Labrador Retriever. She has been at the shelter since Jan. 11.
    If you are interested in learning more about how to adopt this week’s pet, click here.
  • Debate set for Indiana GOP candidates seeking US Senate bid

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Candidates in Indiana’s raucous Republican U.S. Senate primary will hold their first debate next month.
    Organizers say six candidates are tentatively scheduled to participate in the Feb. 20 debate. Those include U.S. Reps. Luke Messer and Todd Rokita and former state Rep. Mike Braun, along with lesser-known hopefuls Andrew Takami, Mark Hurt and Andrew Horning.
    The debate is being sponsored by the Indiana chapter of Americans for Prosperity, a national political op
  • Fort Wayne named Indiana’s best place to live

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne has been named the best place to live in Indiana.
    Business Insider this week released its rankings of the best places to live in each state. In Indiana, the business website said Fort Wayne was the best place to live in the Hoosier State.
    “This Midwestern city has the lowest cost of living in America, ahead of cities like Topeka, Kansas, and Toledo, Ohio, according to Niche,” Business Insider wrote about the Summit City. “Fort Wayne residents
  • Rosa Parks reenactor visits MLK Montessori students aboard bus

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Freedom Bus Tour stopped at MLK Montessori School on South Anthony Boulevard Tuesday morning to teach students about Rosa Parks.
    CitiLink also brought one of their buses with the commemorative “Rosa Parks” permanent seat to the school. Mayor Tom Henry helped students aboard the bus, where they were joined by storyteller and Rosa Parks reenactor Condra Ridley.
    Each student placed a dime in an old-fashioned farebox as they boarded the bus before Ridley presented
  • NACS gets support for new school

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Northwest Allen County Schools will indeed seek voter approval in a referendum in May to fund the construction of a new elementary school.
    The district said Tuesday it had secured the required 500 signatures needed to place the referendum on the May ballot.
    Northwest Allen County Schools is considering building a new $31 million elementary school, which would be the district’s eighth. A new school is needed because the district said is has some 500 more students tha
  • ALDI to open first Auburn location on Thursday

    AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place Thursday morning to celebrate the opening of the first ALDI store in Auburn.
    The opening of the store located at 207 Touring Drive is part of an aggressive growth strategy by the discount grocery chain which operates more than 1,600 stores in 35 states with of a goal of having 2,500 stores nationwide by 2022.
    Following the 8:25 a.m. ribbon-cutting, the first 100 customers will receive a golden ticket, each containing ALDI gift cards o
  • Teen killed when SUV hits tree, catches fire

    LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A Michigan teenager was killed early Saturday after his vehicle left a LaGrange County roadway, struck a tree and caught fire.
    Police and medics were called just before 3 a.m. Saturday to S.R. 120 near C.R. 1000 West, north of Shipshewana near the Indiana-Michigan state line.
    According to a LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department report, 17-year-old Zachary Marc Yoder of White Pigeon, Michigan, was headed eastbound on S.R. 120 when his Mercury Mountaineer veered o
  • General Motors sees sustained profits through 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — General Motors expects strong sales in North America and China to sustain its profit through 2018.
    The automaker on Tuesday reaffirmed its 2017 expectations for profit between $6 and $6.50 per share and said it expects similar results in 2018. The company also cited cost cutting and growth in other units, including GM Financial, as factors in maintaining profit.
    In 2017, GM sold its Opel/Vauxhall and GM Financial European units and cut business in parts of Africa and India.

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