• Fire crews douse flames, smoke at Metal X

    WATERLOO, Ind. (WANE) – Firefighters were called to Metal X in Waterloo Saturday evening after a pile of scrap caught fire.
    Firefighters were called to the business at 295 Commerce Street around 5 p.m.
    Black smoke can be seen billowing from Metal X in Waterloo.Black smoke could be seen billowing from a pile of metal for several miles.
    One witness told NewsChannel 15 flames were intially shooting 25 to 30 feet in the air.
    Fire crews poured a lot of water on the pile as workers with heavy eq
  • Over 2,000 fetal remains found at ex-abortion doctor’s home

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — More than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week, authorities said.The Will County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release late Friday that an attorney for Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s family contacted the coroner’s office Thursday about possible fetal remains being found at the home in an unincorporated part of Will County in northeastern Illinois.The sheriff&r
  • Students vandalize bleachers at Bishop Dwenger, school pressing charges

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Bishop Dwenger High School is looking to press criminal charges after the visitor bleachers at the school’s new stadium were vandalized Friday night, according to principal Jason Schiffli.
    Students at Bishop Dwenger arrived to clean up the field Saturday morning as they always do and found the damage, said Schiffli during a phone interview with WANE 15.
    According to Schiffli, bolts and nuts that support the bleacher crossbeams were removed, compromising the
  • White House says bin Laden son killed in US operation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House announced Saturday that Hamza bin Laden , the son of the late al-Qaida leader who had become an increasingly prominent figure in the terrorist organization, was killed in a U.S. counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.A statement issued in President Donald Trump’s name gave no further details, such as when Hamza bin Laden was killed or how the United States had confirmed his death. Administration officials would provid
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  • 2,246 fetal remains found at home of former abortion doctor

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — More than 2,000 medically preserved fetal remains have been found at the Illinois home of a former Indiana abortion clinic doctor who died last week, authorities said.The Will County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release late Friday that an attorney for Dr. Ulrich Klopfer’s family contacted the coroner’s office Thursday about possible fetal remains being found at the home in an unincorporated part of Will County in northeastern Illinois.The sheriff&r
  • Middle Waves Music Festival to make return in summer of 2020

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Middle Waves Music Festival is making a comeback in the summer of 2020 after a year absence in the Summit City, according to festival officials.
    A Facebook event was created by Middle Waves on Friday announcing a June 2020 date for what will be the fourth Middle Waves Music Festival.
    According to the event page, the festival will be held starting at 5 p.m. on June 12 and will run until 11 p.m. on June 13.
    The page does not include a location, but tells people
  • 9/13 Highlight Zone – Week Four

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – 6A no. 9 Homestead topped 5A no. 2 Bishop Dwenger 17-15 in the week four Highlight Zone “Game of the Week” to earn a leg up in the SAC title race while East Noble topped DeKalb, West Noble beat Angola, and Eastside bested Churubusco in key conference games in northeast Indiana.
  • Friday the 13th full moon won’t happen next for decades

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – As we wrap up the week on this Friday the 13th, we do so under a full moon. With clouds decreasing after the earlier storms, that mainly affected areas east of I-69, the full moon will be easily spotted through the region.While nothing is different about the moon tonight, you’ll have to wait a long time for a full moon to fall on a Friday the 13th, again. It won’t happen until August 13, 2049.When September’s full moon falls closer to the autumna
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  • Hunters soon allowed within Fort Wayne city limits to cut down on deer population

    FORT WAYNE, IND. (WANE) — Deer reduction zone season begins Sunday in the state of Indiana, and soon you could see a hunter within Fort Wayne city limits.
    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources holds an annual deer reduction zone season throughout the state. Deer reduction zones target areas that have high deer populations and high human density or use, resulting in concerns about the local ecology, deer-vehicle collisions, and personal property damage.These areas are often under-use
  • Former Subway manager pleads guilty for relationship with minor

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The former Subway manager who was arrested and charged with two felonies for a relationship with a 15-year-old employee agreed to a plea agreement Friday.Nathan L. McNeal, 34, of Fort Wayne, was charged in April 2019 after an investigation revealed he was having an inappropriate relationship with the underage employee.McNeal agreed to a plea deal that dismisses one count of sexual misconduct with a minor and dissemination of matter harmful to minors, Level 5 and 6
  • Plane makes emergency landing in field; 2 hurt

    ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A small plane went down in a field on the southeast side of Allen County Friday afternoon.The plane went down in a field near Brunson Road and U.S. 27, some 12 miles southeast of Fort Wayne International Airport near the Allen-Adams county line. Two people were said to be injured, WANE 15 has learned.A small aircraft could be seen down in the field near an outbuilding.WANE 15 has a crew at the scene working to learn more.
  • 9/13 Highlight Zone Prep Football Scoreboard

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    South Side — Snider —
    Concordia — Bishop Luers —
    Northrop — Carroll —
    North Side — Wayne —
    East Noble — DeKalb —
    New Haven — Leo —
    Columbia City — Huntington North —
    Bellmont — Norwell —
    Adams Central — Jay County —
    Bluffton — Woodlan —
    Heritage — South Adams —
    Monroe Central — Southern Wells —
    Angola — West
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  • Family seeks civil damages against Allen County sheriff

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The family of the 15-year-old victim in the alleged battery at the hands of Allen County Sheriff David Gladieux is seeking monetary damages – to the tune of no less than $300,000.In a tort claim notice, the family alleges Sheriff Gladieux told the boy at the Three Rivers Festival on July 16 to “I am the ******* Sheriff, move out of the way,” when the boy asked to see the sheriff’s VIP badge.The claim states the boy did not think this was th
  • Fort Wayne UAW workers prepare for potential GM strike

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE / AP) –Thousands of United Auto Workers members have started preparations for a potential strike at General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly.
    The national agreements between UAW and GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler expire at 11:59 p.m. Saturday. The union has targeted General Motors as the first company to see potential strikes.
    UAW 2209 President Holli Murphy is set to travel to Detroit this weekend for a meeting with other union leaders from across the country. The local leade
  • UAW extends Ford, Fiat Chrysler pacts; strike possible at GM

    DETROIT (AP) — Leaders of the United Auto Workers union have extended contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler indefinitely, but the pact with General Motors is still set to expire Saturday night.The move puts added pressure on bargainers for both sides as they approach the contract deadline and the union starts to make preparations for a strike.The contract extension was confirmed Friday by UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg, who declined further comment on the talks.The union has picked GM as t
  • Strike possible as UAW contracts about to expire

    DETROIT (AP) — A strike against General Motors looms large as contracts with the United Auto Workers and Detroit’s three automakers is about to expire.The union’s national agreements with GM, Ford and Fiat Chrysler end at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, and the union has picked GM as its target company. That means it’s the focus of bargaining, and if there are any strikes, GM will be the first victim.It’s possible that the contracts will be extended or an agreement could be re
  • Tony Bennett to perform at the Embassy Theatre in November

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Multiple Grammy winner Tony Bennett will perform at the Embassy Theatre on November 3, 2019. The “I Left My Heart” tour will feature his daughter Antonia Bennett with tickets going on sale September 18 at 10 a.m.Tickets will range in cost from $50 to $150 and can be purchased at the Embassy box office, by phone at 800.745.3000 or online at ticketmaster.com.With worldwide record sales in the millions, and dozens of platinum and gold albums to his credit, Tony B
  • Sheriff’s office: Deputy fires at fleeing fugitive’s vehicle; still on lam

    STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — Police in Steuben County are searching for a fugitive who reportedly tried to run over a deputy early Friday, forcing the officer to fire at the vehicle “to protect his own life,” police said.According to a news release from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office, deputies went to the West Otter Lake Public Access Site off of U.S. 20 near S.R. 327 in rural Jackson Township around 1:30 a.m. on a tip that 21-year-old Vincent H. Chilcote was there
  • Police: Fugitive who tried to run over deputy caught

    STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — The search for a fugitive who reportedly tried to run over a deputy has ended after he was taken into custody by authorities, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office announced.
    According to the Steuben County Sheriff, 21-year-old Vincent H. Chilcote was located at a resident in the 10000 block of East U.S. 20 just after 8 a.m. and was taken into custody by authorities in LaGrange County without incident.
    The location is near East Springfield United Methodist
  • Person dies after incident at Berne apartment

    Berne, Ind. (WANE) — One person is dead after an incident at an apartment complex in Berne, Indiana, according to a representative from the Berne Police Department.
    Officers were called to the Continental Village Apartments, in the 700 block of Stucky Street, around 8 p.m. on Thursday.Details are limited, but WANE 15 has learned charges are expected to be filed against a suspect in connection with Thursday’s incident. That person’s name was not made available.
    The identity of t
  • Man arrested for murder in connection with death at Berne apartment complex

    BERNE, Ind. (WANE) — A 34-year-old man has been arrested on a preliminary charge of murder in connection with the death of a person Thursday in Berne according to Adams County Sheriff Daniel Mawhorr.Police were called to the Continental Village Apartments, in the 700 block of Stucky Street, around 8 p.m. on Thursday and that’s where the victim was found.No other details have been provided, including the name of the victim.Police on scene of a death investigation at Continental Villag
  • Court docs: Man killed fiancee because ‘sick god’ provoked him

    Police on scene of a death investigation at Continental Village Apartments on Thursday, September 13, 2019.BERNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Berne man who police said admitted to fatally stabbing a woman told police that Satan told him to do it.Austin Griffith, 34, faces a preliminary charge of murder in connection with the death of 34-year-old Kayla Bentley. She was stabbed 27 times inside their Berne apartment Thursday night, according to a probable cause affidavit.Police were called to the Contin
  • FBI seeks help with child sexual assault victim

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The FBI is seeking the public’s help to identify an unknown boy or man who may have information regarding a child sexual assault victim.Photos are being distributed to the public to help identify the person who police say is likely between 18 and 20 years old.Police describe the person as African American who is thinly framed and has black hair.This individual is being sought as part of the FBI’s Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (
  • FBI seeks help with child sexual assault investigation

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The FBI is seeking the public’s help to identify an unknown boy or man who may have information regarding a child sexual assault victim.Photos are being distributed to the public to help identify the person who police say is likely between 18 and 20 years old.Police describe the person as African American who is thinly framed and has black hair.This individual is being sought as part of the FBI’s Operation Rescue Me and Endangered Child Alert Program (
  • Missing Fort Wayne man found safe

    Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne man who was the subject of a statewide Silver Alert has been found safe.The alert was issued around 8:00 Thursday night for 81-year-old Jack Hevel. Police believed he was in danger due to dementia and Alzheimer’s.At 12:40 Friday morning, police canceled the Silver Alert and said Mr. Hevel was found safe in Ohio.
  • Accused bank robber arrested after going to scheduled probation appointment

    OAKWOOD, Ohio (WANE) — The masked man who police suspect robbed an Ohio bank Wednesday was arrested after walking in to a scheduled probation appointment in Florida.A suspect in a robbery at an Oakwood, Ohio, bank on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2019, is shown in this surveillance photo. (Paulding County Sheriff’s Office)According to police, an arrest warrant was issued for David Abram Ziesel, 40, from West Palm Beach for robbing the Oakwood branch of State Bank. Thursday at approximately 3:
  • Swarm of bugs appears on weather radar

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Weather radar in Ohio detected something different than rain showers recently.
    The weather radar loop provided from the National Weather Service in Cleveland shows what appears to be rain showers moving through the state earlier this week. Further inspection shows that the weather was fairly nice over Ohio this past Tuesday when the radar loop was taken. So what is really on radar? The answer is a large swarm of dragonflies.
    Spotting insects on radar can be diffi
  • INSIDE LOOK: High tech lights bring new life to 90-year-old Lincoln Tower

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – In a tradition that began 18 year ago to show American pride in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the top of the Lincoln Tower glows colors fitting several occasions each year.Wednesday night, the lights along the top five floors of the 90-year-old tower shone red, white and blue on the side of the building and into the sky. They’re programmed that way with a computer, unlike in 2001, when workers for Tippmann Properties, the building’s owner, physically
  • Parents concerned over criminally charged juvenile’s possible return to school; police clarify incident

    GARRETT, Ind. (WANE) – Parents of students at Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community Schools are concerned after a juvenile charged in connection to a Garrett shooting is allegedly allowed to return to school.WANE 15 previously reported that around 10:40 p.m. on September 2, a man was shot in the shoulder in the 400 block of East Keyser Street in Garrett. The man – identified later as Thomas R. Bryant of Garrett – was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
    Garrett Police, with help
  • Parents concerned over criminally charged juvenile’s possible return to school

    GARRETT, Ind. (WANE) – Parents of students at Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community Schools are concerned after a juvenile charged in connection to a Garrett shooting is allegedly allowed to return to school.WANE 15 previously reported that around 10:40 p.m. on September 2, a man was shot in the shoulder in the 400 block of East Keyser Street in Garrett. The man – identified later as Thomas R. Bryant of Garrett – was taken to a hospital in serious condition.
    Garrett Police, with help

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