• Coroner: Man suffers medical condition at Big Cedar Lake

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – The Whitley County Coroner said a man appears to have died while enjoying recreational activities on Big Cedar Lake.
    Emergency crews were called Sunday afternoon to the Tri-Lakes area for a reported drowning.
    The corner said the man was on the lake on some type of flotation device when he suffered a medical episode.
    The man was pronounced dead despite the best efforts of first responders performing CPR, the coroner said. The coroner said it didn’t not ap
  • Fundraiser hike for veteran suicide prevention doubles last year’s effort

    For the past four years, hikers walked more than 13 miles to help veterans suffering from PTSD and traumatic brain injuries.The tradition continued strong Saturday with the 5th annual Fort Wayne 22 Hike.
    Participants took a police-escorted walk for 13.6 miles. The event was created in response to the veteran suicide epidemic, which FW 22 encourages everyone to intervene when they can.“If you see someone that’s in distress, don’t be afraid to reach out and ask, ‘hey is som
  • Man dies in Indianapolis dump truck accident

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) — Indiana State Police are investigating a crash involving a dump truck that claimed the life of an Indianapolis man on Saturday morning.
    Officers were dispatched to the ramp from I-465 eastbound to U.S. 31 on the south side of Indianapolis shortly before 8 a.m.When first responders arrived they found a heavily damaged dump truck overturned on the off-ramp.
    The driver, Ricky O’Neill, 65, of Indianapolis was found trapped in the wreckage and was unresponsive
  • Driver thrown from car in two-vehicle crash on Clinton St.

    Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) — One person was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries following a crash Saturday morning.
    Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were called to the intersection of Clinton and Wallace Streets at 3:18 a.m. There arrived to find two vehicles, a small sedan and a SUV, had crashed.A preliminary investigation showed one vehicle was going south on Clinton Street and the other car was headed west on Wallace Street when they collided.
    The driver was th
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  • 9/20 Highlight Zone – Week 5

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – In a battle of 6A top 10 teams no. 8 Homestead topped 5th-ranked Snider 49-36 in your Highlight Zone “Game of the Week” and now stand alone atop the SAC standings at 5-0, headlining week 5 in the Fort Wayne area!
  • WATCH: Helicopter delivers game ball to Bishop Dwenger football game

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Members of the Indiana Army National Guard, including Master Sergeant Chris ‘Gus’ Gustafson, helped deliver the game ball to Bishop Dwenger High School Friday night.As WANE-15 chronicled last season, Bishop Dwenger is led out of the tunnel before every game by an American flag. This symbol has extra meaning to this team as “Gus” – uncle of linebacker Charlie Howe – sent it to the Saints while stationed in Kuwait servin
  • No injuries after plane crashes near Northrop High school

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A plane crashed near Smith Field and Northrop High School Friday night.Reports came in to WANE 15 of a plane down near a tree in the 300 block of Cook Road Friday evening around 7:40 p.m. Northrop High School is playing against Concordia Lutheran at their football field nearby.Police confirmed a small plane went down and that there were no injuries.This comes exactly one week after another plane went down in Fort Wayne.WANE 15 has a reporter en-route to the scene
  • ‘Suspicious person’ arrested in LaGrange County

    LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – An Elkhart woman is facing charges after sheriffs arrested her for being in possession of syringes and methamphetamine.The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department said around 8:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, they received a call about a “suspicious person carrying baggage,” on County Road 150 North near County Road 200 East.At the scene, they arrested Chelsea Reason, 27, after she was found to be in possession of syringes and meth.
    The sher
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  • Two arrested on drug charges, outstanding warrants in LaGrange Co.

    LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – LaGrange County authorities have arrested two women on drug charges and outstanding warrants from Elkhart County.On Wednesday, September 18,deputies with the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office received a tip about a possible location of Melissa M. Nelson, who was wanted by Elkhart County on two separate warrants and a body attachment.
    Deputies arrived to the address of 9440 West 800 North in Shipshewana, where they believed Nelson to be located. Upon arri
  • Performer shares future of Latin dance in the Summit City

    So you want to learn some Latin dance? Well, whether you’re in the mood for Salsa, Merengue, or the Cha Cha, Fort Wayne has a place for it. You just have to enter the world of Melisa McCann.
    “I am Puerto Rican and Mexican and ever since I grew up, I had that dynamic in my home,” McCann said. “We’d be in the living room. There would be carpet on the floor and you’d just start dancing and moving because it’s fun. It’s a celebration of life and it&rsq
  • Silver Alert issued for missing New Castle man

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. (WANE) — A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a man missing out of New Castle, Indiana.Cloyd L. Dye Jr., 86, is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 144 pounds, grey hair with brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white Manchester College sweatshirt, shorts with pants underneath, and driving a grey 2015 Chrysler 300 with an Indiana license plate 125TTX.Cloyd is missing from New Castle, Indiana which is 48 miles east of Indianapolis and was last seen on Friday, September 20, 2019
  • Silver Alert cancelled for missing New Castle man

    NEW CASTLE, Ind. (WANE) — A statewide Silver Alert has been cancelled for a man missing out of New Castle, Indiana.The Silver Alert was cancelled at 8:45 p.m. Friday as a request of the investigating agency.Cloyd L. Dye Jr., 86, is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 144 pounds, grey hair with brown eyes. He had last been seen wearing a white Manchester College sweatshirt, shorts with pants underneath, and driving a grey 2015 Chrysler 300 with an Indiana license plate 125TTX.Cloyd was missing from New C
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  • Fort Wayne Fire assistant chief resigns rank for ‘lack of judgment’

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — An assistant chief with the Fort Wayne Fire Department has resigned from the rank.City spokesman John Perlich said in a news release Friday that Todd Prindle has resigned as assistant chief of operations with the Fort Wayne Fire Department. Prindle will return to the rank of captain.In his resignation letter, Prindle wrote:“I want to apologize for my lack of judgment and actions that put the Fort Wayne Fire Department in a bad light. I would like to offer my
  • Motorcycle crash on Jefferson ends with one dead

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A motorcycle crash occurred on Jefferson Blvd. Friday afternoon, ending with one dead.Police say the crash occurred around 4:05 p.m. near the intersection of Jefferson Blvd. and Liberty Mills Road. At 4:20 p.m. police said they had not yet begun diverting traffic, though both directions of Jefferson Blvd appeared backed up on traffic maps.The motorcycle was still down in the street as of 4:45 p.m.More information was not immediately available.
  • Visiting the Johnny Appleseed Festival for the first time

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) —Can you smell the apples?
    The 45th annual Johnny Appleseed Festival runs Saturday and Sunday at Johnny Appleseed Park next to the Memorial Coliseum.The festival celebrates the life of John Chapman aka Johnny Appleseed, credited with bringing apples to northeast Indiana.
    The festival offers food, demonstrations, crafts, antiques, military reenactment, farmer’s market and more!While the festival is attended by thousands each year, one Fort Wayne resident has ne
  • 9/20 Highlight Zone Prep Football Scoreboard

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  • Protesters rally in Fort Wayne for climate change action

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Dozens of people gathered on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Bridge near downtown Fort Wayne on Friday as part of a global rally for climate change action.The Youth Climate Strike, organized by Sierra Club and sponsored by US Climate Strike, invited young people and adults to “strike all across the US and world to demand transformative action be taken to address the climate crisis. Millions of us will take the streets to demand a right to a future,&rdqu
  • Lawton lot, trail could be lowered for Headwaters Lofts construction

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A parking lot and trail at Lawton Park could be lowered to allow the construction of Headwaters Lofts about a half-mile away.Barrett & Stokely, the developers for the residential, commercial and garage complex faced several hurdles in the process of proposing and building Headwaters Park. The latest was cleared Thursday night as the Board of Zoning Appeals approved the request to build in the 100 year floodplain.
    In the simplest terms, in order for a new build
  • Music starts for Earthlings around Area 51 events in Nevada

    HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Sound checks echoed from a distant main stage while Daniel Martinez whirled and danced at dusty makeshift festival grounds just after sunset in Rachel, the Nevada town closest to the once-secret Area 51 military base.Martinez’s muse was the thumping beat from a satellite set-up pumping a techno tune into the chilly desert night Thursday.Warm beneath a wolf “spirit hood” and matching faux fur jacket, the 31-year-old Pokemon collectible cards dealer said p
  • About 75 people gather at Area 51 gate, 2 people detained

    HIKO, Nev. (AP) — About 75 people arrived early Friday at a gate at the once-secret Area 51 military base in Nevada — at the time appointed by an internet hoaxster to “storm” the facility to see space aliens — and at least two were detained by sheriff’s deputies.The “Storm Area 51” invitation spawned festivals in the tiny Nevada towns of Rachel and Hiko nearest the military site, and a more than two-hour drive from Las Vegas.Lincoln County Sheriff
  • Indiana Attorney General Hill to provide update on Dr. Klopfer investigation

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE/AP)Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill will hold a press conference at 11 a.m. in Indianapolis regarding the investigation into the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s Indiana abortion clinics and other properties following the discovery of more than 2,000 fetal remains at his Illinois home.The fetal remains found stacked in the garage of Klopfer’s home were from abortions performed in Indiana nearly two decades ago and it’s up to authorities there to determine
  • Indiana AG to probe any Klopfer co-offenders, pledges to ‘bring our babies home’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE/AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Friday his office will work to bring the fetal remains of more than 2,000 unborn babies back to Indiana as the investigation into the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s Indiana abortion clinics and other properties continues on.FILE – This September 2014 file photo shows Ulrich Klopfer. (South Bend Tribune via AP, File)It was more than a week ago when authorities found fetal remains sealed in individual bags inside
  • Indiana AG investigating Klopfer case, pledges to ‘bring our babies home’

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE/AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill said Friday his office will work to bring the fetal remains of more than 2,000 unborn babies back to Indiana as the investigation into the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s Indiana abortion clinics and other properties continues on.FILE – This September 2014 file photo shows Ulrich Klopfer. (South Bend Tribune via AP, File)It was more than a week ago when authorities found fetal remains sealed in individual bags inside
  • New York Mayor Bill de Blasio drops 2020 presidential bid

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he’s ending his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.De Blasio struggled to gain traction in a sprawling field of Democrats seeking the presidency. He announced his decision in an MSNBC interview on Friday.De Blasio launched his bid in May, but his campaign largely failed to take off.De Blasio says he feels he’s contributed all he can “to this primary election.” He tells MSNBC’s &ldquo
  • FWPD searching for hotel armed robbery suspect

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are investigating an armed robbery that happened at a hotel late Thursday night.
    Police responded to the Travelodge at 5710 Challenger Parkway around 11:38 p.m. That’s just off of Washington Center and Lima roads on the north side of town.A detective at the scene told WANE 15 a man wearing dark clothing walked into the hotel lobby with a handgun and demanded cash from the front desk clerk.
    The suspect took an unknown amount of cash and ran
  • FWPD sergeant arrested on child seduction charges

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne police sergeant is in custody in California, facing charges related to an alleged inappropriate relationship with a Wayne High School student.The investigation into Sgt. Andrew Beck started in April, when a report was made to a Wayne resource officer. At the time, Beck was also working at the school as a part-time resource officer.Detectives with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and Indiana State Police conducted the investigation, and foun
  • Regional conference focuses on improving neighborhoods

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Local city and neighborhood association leaders are taking part in the Regional Neighborhood Network Conference at the Grand Wayne Center this weekend.For them, it is a chance to discuss what’s working in their communities and what is not, so that they can improve their neighborhoods.“Best practices are a great way of learning what works in other communities and you can take something like that and even make it better and then make it your own,”
  • Fort Wayne non-profit helps send Latino students to college

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A local non-profit is helping to send Latino students to college.Latinos Count held a scholarship breakfast at the Grand Wayne Convention Center Thursday morning.Proceeds from the event help provide scholarships to Latino youth who are in or plan to attend a college or university.The group also recognized their Amigas of the Year: Purdue Fort Wayne’s Alive Jordan-Miles and Fort Wayne Community Schools’ Doctor Wendy Robinson.
  • Make-A-Wish changes lives with help from Fort Wayne community

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — More than 20 families will have their wishes granted with the help of a Make-A-wish fundraiser.Eddie Merlot’s, a local steakhouse, was the site of Fort Wayne’s first Make-A-Wish fundraiser Thursday night.Brian and April Sell are a Make-A-Wish family ever since their daughter, Erica, was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2013. They say she got to take her Make-A-Wish trip to Hawaii in 2015, including swimming with dolphins.“You couldn’t have made t
  • New signs cleared for city’s tallest building

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Fort Wayne’s tallest building may soon have another sign on its side.Thursday evening, the Board of Zoning Appeals approved a request to allow the installation of a new sign on the side of the Indiana Michigan Power Center according to WANE 15’s Chris Darby.Drawings included in the Board of Zoning Appeals request show what the SIRVA signson the side of the Indiana Michigan Power Center could look like.
    The original plan called for two 60′ wide an

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