• IPFW unveils Purdue Fort Wayne logo

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) IPFW unveiled the official Purdue University Fort Wayne logo Thursday morning at a news conference where the university also announced a brand marketing partner.
    Back in November 2017, it was announced that the school would keep Purdue’s Old Gold and Black color scheme. IPFW’s marketing communications department worked closely with marketing officials at the main campus in West Lafayette to develop the signature logo.
    “After months of work and gathering
  • Police find guns, high-capacity magazines during traffic stop; 2 arrested

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A pair of Fort Wayne men were arrested Wednesday evening after police pulled over the vehicle they were riding in and found two loaded handguns
    Around 5:15 Wednesday, police pulled over a vehicle around East Coliseum Boulevard and Campus Drive, near the IPFW campus, for a traffic violation. During the stop, a detective smelled marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.
    Inside the vehicle, police found a loaded Springfield .45 automatic handgun with an extended high-capacit
  • Trade worries send stock market plunging

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks plunged Thursday, sending the Dow Jones industrials down more than 700 points, as investors feared that trade tensions will spike between the U.S. and China.
    The Trump administration announced trade sanctions against China Thursday, and Beijing has said it will defend itself.
    Industrial and technology companies, which depend heavily on foreign trade, took some of the worst losses.
    Boeing, Caterpillar and Microsoft all fell sharply.
    Bond prices surged as investors sou
  • New ice cream shop serving it up fresh and rolled

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A new ice cream shop is set to open on Fort Wayne’s north side, but there are no scoops to be found.
    Sweet Monster Ice Cream opens Saturday at 6421 Lima Road, in the strip mall in front of Meijer. The parlor focuses on fresh, hand-made ice cream that is rolled up and then served.
    Craftsmen at the parlor pour milk onto an iced grill then add fruit, sweet treats or different ingredients before they work the mixture around. Then, the craftsmen spread out the chilled mi
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  • Algae leads to ‘impaired’ designation for western Lake Erie

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ohio, for the first time, is designating the entire western end of Lake Erie as an impaired waterway because of the toxic algae that has fouled drinking water and closed beaches in recent years, officials said Thursday.
    The shallowest of the Great Lakes has seen its largest algae blooms on record over the past decade, fueled mainly by farm fertilizers washing into the lake.
    Until now, Ohio has resisted calls by environmental groups and some political leaders to issue an
  • Police: Confirmed street gang member arrested during SWAT raid

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne police served a search warrant at a home known to be a criminal street gang hangout Thursday morning.
    The warrant was served by detectives with the Gang & Violence Crimes Unit along with the Emergency Services Team (SWAT) just before 9:45 a.m. at the home located at 3214 S. Anthony Boulevard.
    The warrant was issued following an investigation of gang activity and narcotics trafficking according to a press release from the Fort Wayne Police Department.Once in
  • East Allen County communities to bid for state economic development program

    ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Communities in eastern Allen County are getting ready to bid for a statewide designed to recognize small communities and foster economic development.
    NewAllen Alliance, which represents Harlan, Hoagland, Leo-Cedarville, Monroeville, New Haven and Woodburn, announced it will apply to be part of the Indiana Regional Stellar Communities. The program is a collaborative effort with various state agencies.
    The Alliance plans to outline multiple projects in each community incl
  • Video: Late for work excuses

    Just about everyone is late to work once in a while.But for some people it’s a common occurrence and a new CareerBuilder.com survey found some people give wild excuses for why they’re late!
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  • Driver hits tree, given Narcan following police chase

    NOBLE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A chase involving Indiana State Police that began Thursday morning in Noble County ended in DeKalb County when the car being pursued slammed into a tree.
    The chase began just after 9:30 a.m. when a trooper clocked a Dodge Charger going south on State Road 3 near Lisbon Road at more than 90 mph according to an Indiana State Police news release.The trooper activated his emergency lights and began his pursuit at which time the Charger accelerated to speeds well in excess o
  • Developers show interest in North River property, process moves forward

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – City leaders are considering what the future of the North River property could look like after four groups expressed interest in developing the land.
    The four companies that submitted the required paperwork before the deadline include Biggs Group, Continental Property Group, Great Lakes Capital and IU Health.Continental Property Group recently announced plans to develop a mixed-used complex along the riverfront.
    Biggs Group is a development partner involved in the
  • Paintings by Fort Wayne artists to be displayed in Statehouse

    Katherine Rohrbacher (left) of Fort Wayne, speaks with another artist following the 2018 Hoosier Women Artists awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Rohrbacher’s piece “Pause,” a 36×36-inch oil painting, will hang for one year in the lieutenant governor’s office.
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Artwork from local artists will soon be on display at the Indiana Statehouse, State Representatives Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and
  • 2 dead after semi lands on vehicle in Steuben Co.; Toll Road closed

    STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A crash along the Indiana Toll Road near the Indiana-Ohio state line has killed two people.
    Police and medics were called around 10:30 a.m. to the 155 milemarker of the toll road on a report of a crash. Crews arrived to find a semi on fire, atop a vehicle.
    Dispatchers told NewsChannel 15 that the semi was westbound on the toll road and somehow ended up in the eastbound lanes. In the process, dispatchers said the semi landed on an eastbound passenger vehicle.
    The semi
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  • Driver of Hellcat arrested for driving 160 mph on toll road

    LAPORTE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) An Indiana State Police trooper clocked a Dodge Challenger Hellcat driving 160 mph down the Indiana Toll Road Tuesday night.
    Around 7 p.m. Tuesday, the trooper was merging into traffic after helping a broke down motorist near the 45 mile marker eastbound when an orange Dodge Challenger Hellcat passed him at a high rate of speed, according to a state police report. The trooper noted that he saw the Hellcat weaving in and out of traffic without using turn signals as it
  • House OKs bill to cut state funding to cities using cameras

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has approved a bill to cut state funding to cities and villages by the amount they collect from traffic enforcement cameras.
    Cleveland.com reports the Senate will now consider legislation sponsored by Cincinnati Republican Rep. Bill Seitz. The House passed the bill Wednesday on a 65-19 vote.
    Seitz has been a vocal opponent of traffic cameras used by communities to enforce speed and traffic light laws. Dayton re-installed cameras after a Ohio Supreme Cou
  • Winter storm watch issued for large swath of Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A winter storm watch has been issued for a large swath of Indiana ahead of a spring storm that’s expected to bring heavy snowfall starting late Friday.
    The watch area issued Thursday by the National Weather Service covers 38 of the state’s 92 counties, from northwestern to southeastern Indiana. Grant, Blackford and Jay counties are included.
    Forecasters say the storm is expected to dump three to six inches of snow on the watch area between Friday night and S
  • Indiana governor signs bill letting ‘Dreamers’ get licenses

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed legislation to lift a prohibition on immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children from obtaining state professional licenses.
    Holcomb’s office says the Republican signed the measure Wednesday affecting people often referred to as “Dreamers.” The issue cropped up unexpectedly after the state’s public licensing agency changed its interpretation of a state law and started withholding licenses.
  • Man imprisoned for tossing chairs at judge flips court table

    COLUMBUS, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man already serving prison time for hurling courtroom chairs at a judge and others was hauled away from a court after flipping a table.
    The Republic reports Wednesday marked the most recent violent outburst from 21-year-old Jordan Rhoades of Columbus. He was being sentenced after reaching a plea deal in a battery case where authorities say he threw metal rods from cell door at Bartholomew County jail deputies in September.
    During a Feb. 9, 2017 hear
  • Trump: ‘Crazy’ Biden would go down crying if he assaulted me

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out at Joe Biden for wanting “beat the hell out of him,” saying Thursday that the former vice president “would go down fast and hard, crying all the way.”
    The Republican president tweeted: “Crazy Joe Biden is trying to act like a tough guy. Actually, he is weak, both mentally and physically, and yet he threatens me, for the second time, with physical assault. He doesn’t know me, but he would go down fast an
  • Wells Co. police investigating shooting, home invasion

    WELLS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – The Wells County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting.
    Police were called to the Silo Farms Mobile Home Park, 11080 State Road 1, around 5:30 a.m. Thursday.Officers found at least one person who was shot near Lot 72. The person was taken to a Fort Wayne hospital, but police have not provided information on his condition.Crime scene tape surrounded a vehicle in the middle of the road. Both doors to the car were open. Residents near the scene to
  • Police investigate shooting in Ossian Indiana

    WELLS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – The Wells County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a shooting.
    Police were called to the Silo Farms Mobile Harm Park around 5:30 a.m. Thursday.
    The community is located at State Road 1 and County Road East 1100 North.At least one person was shot, but police have not released the person’s condition.
    A car was found in the middle of the road near Lot 72. Police crime scene tape surrounded the vehicle and both doors to the vehicle were open.
    The vi
  • House Speaker aims for short special legislative session

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s special session in May could be a one-day job in which lawmakers only take up bills that were on the cusp of passing before last week’s legislative meltdown, House Speaker Brian Bosma said Wednesday.
    “It’ll just be critical issues that really need to be dealt with this year,” the Indianapolis Republican said of the special legislative session that Gov. Eric Holcomb announced earlier this week. Bosma added that he wants it to be &l
  • Holcomb signs bill allowing Indiana sale of CBD oil

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP/WANE) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has signed a bill that allows for the widespread sale of a cannabis-derived oil.
    Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as CBD, is derived from marijuana and hemp and is believed to have therapeutic benefits, but it lacks the stuff that will get you high.
    Holcomb signed the bill Wednesday. He says “Indiana lawmakers delivered a bill that ensures Hoosiers who benefit from CBD oil can access it.” He says the bill provides much needed
  • Crews battle fire at Osage Street business

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne firefighters battled smoke and flames at a business on Osage Street late Wednesday night.
    Fire crews were called to Crosby Excavating, 1030 Osage Street, at 11:25 p.m. The first arriving firefighters found heavy smoke coming from an industrial building.
    The property was home to Irmscher before it closed in 2014.
    Firefighters used a saw to cut away a garage door to get inside. Smoke billowed from the roof’s eaves and peak.
    Firefighters still workin
  • Bills aim to help Hoosiers find work

    INDIANAPOLIS (WANE)- Wednesday morning, Governor Eric Holcomb signed two workforce development bills into law.
    One of the bills creates a new 21-member workforce development cabinet. The other helps usher in a host of new training programs, aimed at helping out of work Hoosiers sharpen their skills.
    A struggle just to make ends meet. Brian Wilson was thrown into one of the toughest ten months of his life after he lost his job in 2016.
    Wilson explained, “There was some apprehension. Number
  • Komets fall to rival K-Wings in overtime

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Komets gave up two powerplay goals – including the game-winner in overtime – as Fort Wayne fell to rival Kalamazoo 3-2 in OT on Wednesday night at War Memorial Coliseum.
    Ben Wilson of Kalamazoo was the only player to light the lamp in the first period, giving the Wings a 1-0 lead after the first 20 minutes.
    Kalmazoo’s lead increased to 2-0 in the second period when Justin Wilson scored his 30th goal of the season on a powerplay at 9:05. At 14
  • New billboards promote heart health

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – New billboards popping up across the Fort Wayne area are encouraging people to get heart scans. It’s all because of a local man’s promise to his dying wife to help save lives.
    After Jerry Vandeveer lost his wife Linda in 2016, he made it his mission to get people utilize preventative healthcare. First, it was Colonoscopies. Now, it is heart scans.
    In December, Vandeveer said he had one himself. Since then, he has given away 12 heart scans to
  • School district investigating written threat in Churubusco

    Churubusco, Ind. (WANE) – Parents received an email Wednesday afternoon from the safety specialist at Smith-Green Community Schools after a written threat was discovered inside a bathroom at Churubusco Jr./Sr. High School. According to the letter law enforcement is involved.
    The letter did not give specifics about the threat, just where it was found. The email that went out is below:
    “Today there was a threat posted on a bathroom wall at Churubusco Junior Senior High School. &nb
  • Running back Christine Michael returning to Colts

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Indianapolis Colts today re-signed running back Christine Michael.
    Michael, 5-10, 220 pounds, was originally signed by the Colts as a free agent on June 1, 2017. He has played in 37 career games (nine starts) in his time with the Colts (2017), Green Bay Packers (2016), Seattle Seahawks (2013-16) and Dallas Cowboys (2015). Michael has carried the ball 254 times for 1,080 yards (4.3 avg.) and seven touchdowns. He has also caught 26 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown. M
  • TOTW: Southwood Boys Basketball

    WABASH, Ind. (WANE) – Don’t call Southwood an ‘underdog.’
    The Knights knocked off Blackhawk Christian in dramatic fashion to advance to the Class A state title game. We are proud to honor the Southwood boys basketball team as the Optimum Performance Sports Team of the Week.
    They will face Morristown on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
  • EACS board considering safety improvements

    NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) –  East Allen County Schools board members are mulling over school safety improvements after hearing a presentation by the district’s safety manager.
    “I just gave some recommendations that I have to take this safety further,” Jeff Studebaker said.
    Studebaker acknowledged the anxiety in school systems near and far.“We do our best to be safe,” he added. “We can’t stop everything. If somebody is determined to hurt somebody,

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