• Crash on S.R. 120 in Fremont leaves 1 dead

    FREMONT, Ind. (WANE) – A person died after being involved in a three vehicle crash in Fremont Wednesday afternoon, according to the Fremont Police Department.
    Emergency crews were called to State Road 120 and Swager Drive shortly before 4 p.m.
    Investigators said a pickup truck driven by Tyler Sanders, 29, Hudson, was westbound on S.R. 120 when he rear-ended a car that had stopped at the intersection waiting to turn.
    Police said the impact pushed the car into the path of an oncoming semi op
  • Martin Short and Steve Martin to appear at the Embassy Theatre

    Martin Short and his close friend Steve Martin are teaming up for an evening of live comedy and music in Fort Wayne. The two are scheduled to appear at the Embassy Theatre on Friday, May 18.
    Tickets are $78, $98, $128, $158, $198. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000.Their show, entitled “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”, will include stand-up,
  • Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the “powerful army” of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison.
    Roughly 80 of the women and girls whom Larry Nassar abused under the guise of medical treatment have stood before the court during a marathon sentencing hearing that began Tuesday, describing with eloquence and sometimes
  • Multiple vehicle crash snarls traffic at Whitley-Allen County line

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A crash involving multiple vehicles near the intersection of U.S. 30 and the road that divides Whitley and Allen counties disrupted traffic for a while Friday afternoon.
    The crash forced the closure of one lane of eastbound U.S. 30 and also closed CR 800 S south of U.S. 30 while crews cleaned up the accident.
    According to an officer with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, a truck, dump truck and semi hauling cattle were involved.No injuries were reported a
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  • Road South of U.S. 30 closed for several hours

    WHITLEY CO., Ind. (WANE) The Sheriff’s Department is asking travelers to avoid 800 East just south of U.S. 30 due to a crash. It is at the Whitley/Allen County border.
    Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies at the scene told NewsChannel 15 a pick-up truck, a dump truck and semi with a trailer of cattle were involved in the crash. No one was hurt.
    It will be closed for several hours and drivers should find an alternative route. 
  • Embassy Theatre celebrating 90 years with film series

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Embassy Theatre is inviting Fort Wayne to celebrate its 90th anniversary throughout 2018. The historic venue is kicking off its 90 Year of Film series with “Back to the Future” Friday night.
    Blockbuster hits from “The Wizard of Oz” to “Frozen” will be screened to mark each decade in the theatre’s lifetime.
    The film series will lead up to the grand birthday celebration on May 19, when the Embassy recreates the theater’s g
  • CHS wants to ban former Lutheran CEO from working for IU Health

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The parent company of Lutheran Health Network has filed an injunction against its former CEO, in an effort to prevent him from working for competitor IU Health.
    Community Health Systems has asked for a temporary injunction that would bar Brian Bauer from “consulting for, participating in a joint venture with, or otherwise being engaged with I-U Health.”
    It also seeks to keep him from “using and disclosing Plaintiff’s confidential or proprieta
  • President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights.
    “Love saves lives,” the president said Friday from the White House Rose Garden, in an address broadcast to thousands of demonstrators in the annual March for Life. “We are with you all the way.”
    Though his record is mixed and a midterm election looms, abortion
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  • Woman sentenced to eight years in babysitting battery case

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A woman who pleaded guilty to battery and neglect of a dependent earlier this week in a case involving an infant who was in her care has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
    The mother of an 11-month-old boy dropped him off in the morning at Nicole Cakora’s home in August 2016 where she ran a daycare and when the mother texted Cakora later in the day to check on the boy’s wellbeing she became concerned according to a probable cause affidavit filed after he
  • Vacant home catches fire near downtown

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A vacant house caught fire Friday afternoon just east of downtown. Firefighters were called to the home at 1124 Grant Avenue just before 1 p.m.
    When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the windows and doors of the single story home. Firefighters quickly extinguished flames on the first floor.
    No one was found inside. The home had no power or gas coming to it.
    Fire officials believe someone was either squatting inside, broke-in or let themselves in and c
  • Governor visits Fort Wayne, officially opens first BMV self-service kiosk

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb stopped in the Summit City Friday to celebrate a new feature for the state BMV.
    The Pine Valley Shopping Center at Coldwater and Dupont Roads is now home to the state’s first BMV Connect kiosk.
    A sign on the Pine Valley BMV branch advertises the new self-service kiosks.
    The machine, designed by a Fort Wayne company, allows customers to renew registrations and plates, pay fees, update information and more 24 hours a day. It is accessible
  • Trump, Schumer to meet as Dems, GOP trade pre-shutdown blame

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.
    Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the White House traded blame for the possible shutdown just hours remaining before the midnight deadline. 
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  • Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in stare-down over federal spending and legislation to protect some 700,000 younger immigrants from deportation.
    The two New Yorkers, who pride themselves on their deal-making abilities, emerged from the meeting at the White House without an agreement, and Republicans and Democrats in Co
  • Surgery successful for Fort Wayne man donor and kidney recipient

    NEW YORK (WANE) A Fort Wayne man and the stranger he donated his kidney to are recovering after surgery Thursday in New York City.
    Robert Leibowitz, of New York, waited three years for a new kidney. The single father of five has suffered from chronic kidney disease for decades.
    He created a shirt with a plea, his blood type and a phone number to wear during a trip to Disneyworld. Someone took a photo of the shirt which later went viral on Facebook.
    Richie Sully, of Fort Wayne, saw the post
  • Surgery successful for Fort Wayne donor and kidney recipient

    NEW YORK (WANE) A Fort Wayne man and the stranger he donated his kidney to are recovering after surgery Thursday in New York City.
    Robert Leibowitz, of New York, waited three years for a new kidney. The single father of five has suffered from chronic kidney disease for decades.
    He created a shirt with a plea, his blood type and a phone number to wear during a trip to Disney World. Someone took a photo of the shirt which later went viral on Facebook.
    Richie Sully, of Fort Wayne, saw the post
  • Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday.
    The online retailer had added the monthly payment option about two years ago as a way to hook shoppers — especially during the holiday season — who wanted faster free shipping, but didn’t want to commit to an annual fee. The Seattle-based company does not disclose how many Prime members it
  • Authorities: Indiana police fatally shoot knife-wielding man

    BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say police fatally shot a man in southwestern Indiana who reportedly threatened people with knives and then refused to drop the weapons when officers arrived.
    State police say two Boonville Police Department officers responded early Friday to Governor Boon Square Apartments following a report the man had two knives and was making threats. The officers told the man to drop the knives, but he refused and approached the officers.
    Police say one officer disch
  • ICYMI: Nicholas Ferreri explains booms and meteor sightings

    NewsChannel 15 has received lots of reports of booms that coincided with meteor sightings.Chief meteorologist Nicholas Ferreri went on Facebook Thursday evening to explain what might be the causes.
  • Police: Man shoots at highway worker clearing snow

    DUBOIS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A Dubois County, Indiana man is facing charges after police say he shot at a highway worker who was clearing snow on a road in Dubois County Thursday afternoon.
    According to Indiana State Police, the worker was grading Pine Ridge Road at State Road 64 at around 3 p.m. and when he turned is vehicle around he noticed a man standing near a mailbox.Moments later the window shattered from an apparent gunshot. The driver then quickly called 911.
    Police arrived and surrounded
  • Hippo-y birthday to Fiona! The popular preemie is turning 1

    CINCINNATI (AP) — There will plenty more of Fiona in Year 2.
    The Cincinnati Zoo’s celebrity hippopotamus should about double in size in 2018, after growing from a dangerously low 29 pounds (13 kilograms) at premature birth to nearly 700 pounds (318 kilograms) now.
    And while her curators are focusing on helping her learn typical zoo routines and become a “full-time hippo,” the zoo’s publicists are sorting through a continuing onslaught of potential tie-ins.
  • I-69 northbound closed in Huntington County

    HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)  An overturned semi has forced the closure of I-69 in Huntington County.  According to a tweet from INDOT, the northbound lanes are closed at the 281 mile marker which is north of the Warren exit.
    I-69 NB has ALL LANES CLOSED at MM 281 in #HuntingtonCounty due to an overturned semi. Seek an alternate route!
    — INDOT Northeast (@INDOTNortheast) January 19, 2018There’s no word on injuries or when the crash might be cleaned up.
  • Snowmobiler finds bodies of missing Indianapolis couple

    LAPEL, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a snowmobiler in central Indiana has found the bodies of a young Indianapolis couple reported missing in December.
    Madison County Sheriff Scott Mellinger says the bodies of Heaven Henderson and boyfriend Jeremy Danowski were discovered Thursday near Lapel, about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis. He says they were found in an apparent embrace.
    The couple in their 20s grew up in Lapel and Mellinger says a handgun they bought last month was found with them
  • Pope shocks Chile by accusing sex abuse victims of slander

    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis accused victims of Chile’s most notorious pedophile of slander Thursday, an astonishing end to a visit meant to help heal the wounds of a sex abuse scandal that has cost the Catholic Church its credibility in the country.
    Francis said that until he sees proof that Bishop Juan Barros was complicit in covering up the sex crimes of the Rev. Fernando Karadima, such accusations against Barros are “all calumny.”
    The pope’s remarks drew
  • The work that won’t get done during a government shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of intelligence agency employees would be furloughed even as tension over North Korea’s nuclear program remains high. Important biomedical and public health research would be interrupted and possibly damaged. Military veterans would watch helplessly as the processing of their disability claims came to a halt.
    Although the government won’t actually close if Congress can’t pass a spending bill by Friday at midnight, there’s plenty that won
  • Phoenix police: Serial killing suspect tied to 9 attacks

    PHOENIX (AP) — A serial killing suspect shot and killed nine people, including his own mother, and used a victim’s gun in some of the slayings that unfolded in a three-week span late last year, authorities said Thursday.
    Shell casings, DNA, stolen jewelry and a cellphone taken from a victim were among the pieces of evidence that investigators used to tie Cleophus Cooksey Jr., 35, to the killings, according to court documents.
    “It should appall every one of us in the room that
  • ‘Tourniquet Killer’ executed in Texas for 1992 strangling

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas carried out the nation’s first execution of 2018 Thursday evening, giving lethal injection to a man who became known as Houston’s “Tourniquet Killer” because of his signature murder technique on four female victims.
    Anthony Allen Shore was put to death for one of those slayings, the 1992 killing of a 21-year-old woman whose body was dumped in the drive-thru of a Houston Dairy Queen.
    In his final statement, Shore, 55, was apologetic an
  • Giant e-school closure means abrupt change for students

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of the nation’s largest online charter schools is closing abruptly, leaving families of the roughly 12,000 Ohio students from the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow scrambling to find other schooling options halfway through the academic year.
    The publicly funded e-school has been running out of money amid a legal dispute with the state, and its potential closure shifted from a possibility to a reality when the required oversight entity known as its sponsor de
  • House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A divided House on Thursday passed an eleventh-hour plan to keep the government running. But the GOP-written measure faced gloomy prospects in the Senate, and it remained unclear whether lawmakers would be able to find a way to keep federal offices open past a Friday night deadline.
    The House voted by a near party-line 230-197 vote to approve the legislation, which would keep agency doors open and hundreds of thousands of federal employees at work through Feb. 16. The me
  • Winter trending cold now, but warmer turn coming

    Have you realized that winter’s half-over?  Whether that makes you happy or sad, it’s true!  When you consider the 3 months of meteorological winter (Dec, Jan, Feb), we’re over the “hump” as far as this season is concerned.  Of course, there’s no special “force-field” that prevents wintry weather from spilling into March, but reaching this half-way point is an important milestone to address in regard to our Live Doppler 15 Fury Storm
  • Freshman phenom, 83-year-old coach turning Blackford basketball around

    HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (WANE) – This might be the most interesting program in the entire country.
    Blackford is led by a freshman you have to see to believe, a coach that’s 83 years old and it’s all on a team that won one game that last three years combined.
    Luke Brown is averaging nearly 30 points per game and broke the Indiana state record for points in a game by a freshman with 48. Head coach Jerry Hoover played for Purdue back in the 1950’s and has a depth of basketb

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