• Tour bus belonging to musical group catches fire

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A tour bus belonging to a classical trio vocal group, The Texas Tenors, caught fire behind the Embassy Theatre Friday.
    The tour bus was driven into Fort Wayne at 7:30 a.m. ahead of the group’s Friday evening show at the Embassy. The Fort Wayne Fire Department told a NewsChannel 15 photographer that the bus caught fire 30 minutes after arriving.
    The bus driver was the only person on the bus when it caught fire. Firefighters said that the entire bus was e
  • Teens wearing leggings barred from United flight

    DENVER (AP) — Two teenage girls were barred by a gate agent from boarding a United Airlines flight from Denver to Minneapolis on Sunday because they were wearing leggings, according to a spokesman for the airline.The girls, whose ages were not specified, were not allowed onto the morning flight because they were traveling under an employee travel pass that includes a dress code, United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said.
    The dress code bars pass travelers from wearing spandex or Lycra pan
  • NEI Warbirds play hockey to benefit USO of Indiana

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Two organizations played hockey at Memorial Coliseum Sunday to raise money for the United Service Organizations (USO) of Indiana, an organization that strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation.
    The Northeast Indiana Warbirds is the only charity hockey team in Indiana not made up exclusively of public safety officers. The USA Warriors are a team made up of
  • Fort Wayne’s CIT Run Ends 78-62 To Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – The Fort Wayne men’s basketball team saw their 2016-17 campaign come to an end on Sunday (March 26) in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) Quarterfinals. The Mastodons fell 78-62 at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
    The Islanders took control of the game with a 24-2 run in the first half. The eight minute stretch which started with just under 12 remaining in the half saw a seven-point Mastodon lead turn into a double-digit advantage for the Islander
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  • ‘Beauty and the Beast’ dances off with top box-office spot

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Not all reboots are created equal.This weekend at the box office, nostalgia-driven fare was everywhere, from “Beauty and the Beast” to “Power Rangers” and “CHIPS,” producing both successful and underwhelming results.
    On the high end, Disney’s live-action “Beauty and the Beast” continued enchanting audiences in its second weekend in theaters, easily topping the charts with $88.3 million, according to studio estimates S
  • Report: Pilot said plane had enough fuel before crash

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A pilot tells federal investigators he believed his small plane had enough fuel for a short flight from Fort Wayne’s Smith Field before the engine stalled and the aircraft struck power lines and a house while crashing.
    The plane can be seen in the backyard of the home.
    The statement from pilot Jeffrey Mills is included in a preliminary National Transportation Safety Board report on the September 2015 crash.
    The Journal Gazette reports his statement doesn&rsquo
  • EACS to host educational fundraiser dinner, silent auction

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – East Allen County County Schools is hosting an annual fundraiser dinner and silent auction to raise money for the Educational Foundation.
    The annual Educational Foundation Fundraiser will be held on Friday, May 5 at IPFW’s International Ballroom: Walb Student Union, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m. The event lasts until 8 p.m.
    The Educational Foundation’s mission is to provide ancillary funding for programs and activities that elevate t
  • Ball State University enrollment spikes due to autism degree

    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Enrollment in Ball State University’s Teachers College has hit a record high due to demand for analysis and treatment of autism spectrum disorder.The Teachers College expected 150 students at most when it began offering an online-only master’s degree in applied behavioral analysis with an emphasis in autism six years ago, The Star Press reported (http://tspne.ws/2mzWfWj ).
    The program’s enrollment climbed to nearly 1,560 by the fall of 2016, and it&rsq
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  • Carrier deal touted by Trump unusual for Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The deal brokered by President Donald Trump to stem job losses at a Carrier Corp. factory in Indianapolis is unusual for the state as it offers $7 million of incentives to a company still planning to cut about a third of its some 1,600 jobs.A state economic development board is scheduled to vote Tuesday on endorsing the package nearly four months after Trump celebrated his role in the negotiations with a visit to the plant.
    Under the deal, Carrier will keep some 800 fur
  • New judge appointed in case of sheriff accused of bribery

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A new judge was appointed last Friday to oversee the criminal case of Kosciusko County Sherrif Aaron Rovenstine, indicted on 10 felony counts including bribery and official misconduct.
    Mugshot of Aaron Rovenstine, courtesy Elkhart County Sheriff’s DepartmentAccording to court filings, Elkhart Superior Court Judge 1 Evan Roberts relinquished his duties as special judge due to illness. He will be replaced by Elkhart Superior Court 2 Judge Stephen Bowers.
    Roven
  • ‘Blind Side’ mom to speak at Parkview Mirro Center

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The story behind the Oscar-nominated film “The Blind Side,” which scored actress Sandra Bullock an Oscar will come to Fort Wayne.
    The woman who brought the story to life, Leigh Anne Touhy will speak at Love Church Ministries on Friday, March 31. Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. and a dinner and program will follow from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Parkview Mirro Center for Research and Innovation, 10662 Parkview Plaza Dr.
    GMA Award winn
  • Fans react to the hiring of Archie Miller as IU’s head coach

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — There’s a new king of Assembly Hall. And while a lot of Hoosier fans don’t know much about the former Dayton head coach, some can’t wait for Archie Miller to get on campus.
    “I think it’s a good hire. Frankly, Archie Miller has had a lot of success at Dayton,” said Mike McNamara. “He brought them to multiple tournament runs. He’s a proven winner.”
    “It reminds me very much of when athletic director Bill O
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  • Fans react to the hiring of Archie Miller

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) — There’s a new king of Assembly Hall. And while a lot of Hoosier fans don’t know much about the former Dayton head coach, some can’t wait for Archie Miller to get on campus.
    “I think it’s a good hire. Frankly, Archie Miller has had a lot of success at Dayton,” said Mike McNamara. “He brought them to multiple tournament runs. He’s a proven winner.”
    “It reminds me very much of when athletic director Bill O
  • Chocolate festival features bust of President Trump

    ISTANBUL (AP) — One of the highlights at a Turkish chocolate festival has been U.S. President Donald Trump — made of cake icing.
    Turkish pastry chef Tuba Geckil adds the finishing touches to her figure of US President Donald Trump made out of cake icing which she created in two days, during a chocolate show in Istanbul, Saturday, March 25, 2017. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)It took Turkish chef Tuba Geckil two days to make the imposing bust of Trump, clad from mid-torso in an edible
  • Man who bound dog’s muzzle with tape sentenced to 5 years

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina man who wrapped electrical tape around a dog’s muzzle to stop her from barking has been sentenced to five years in prison.
    Media outlets report William Dodson’s sentence Friday represented the state’s maximum for animal cruelty. However, Dodson’s sentence for mistreating Caitlyn won’t extend his prison time.
    The 43-year-old North Charleston man was sentenced a day earlier in federal court to 15 years on a gun charge ste
  • USF to host ‘Moana’ animator for free lecture, film screening

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The University of Saint Francis is set to host an alum who was the animator behind several Disney films like “Moana,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Frozen,” and “Big Hero 6.”
    USF will host Adam Green Monday and Tuesday. The public is invited for a free “Closure Look Lecture” at 7:30 p.m. in the USF North Campus Auditorium, 2701 Spring St.
    The public is also invited to a free screening of “Moana” on Monda
  • Self-inflicted collapse chokes GOP effort to undo Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans passed roughly 60 bills over the past six years dismembering President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul. Other than minor tweaks, they knew the measures would go nowhere because the Democrat still lived in the White House.With a bill that counted Friday, they choked. It was an epic, damaging, self-inflicted collapse that smothered the GOP effort.
    “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future,” a flustered
  • Self-driving Uber SUV struck during Arizona accident

    TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Officials say a self-driving Uber SUV was operating on its own when it was struck by another vehicle making a left turn at an intersection in Arizona, where the company is testing autonomous vehicles.No one was seriously injured. Uber says its vehicles have been grounded as it investigates.
    Police in Tempe say the self-driving SUV was obeying the law and the driver in the other car who didn’t yield was cited for a moving violation after the Friday night crash.
    An
  • Podiatrist who set free throws world record dies at 94

    LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A California podiatrist who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws has died. He was 94.
    In this 1995 photo, Dr. Tom Amberry goes through his workout in Seal Beach, Calif. Amberry, who made history when he shot 2,750 consecutive free throws, has died. He was 94. Amberry died in Long Beach, Calif., on March 18, said his daughter, Roxanne Amberry. The retired podiatrist earned a spot in Guinness World Records and brief celebrity in 1993 after he lobb
  • Reynolds and Fisher honored with humor, music and dance

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laughter, music and the tapping of dancing shoes reverberated throughout a public memorial to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, which loved ones say is just how the actresses would have wanted it.
    There were few tears throughout the two-hour ceremony Saturday, which honored the mother-daughter duo’s impact on film, culture and those who knew them with a mix of photos, videos, and anecdotes that kept the audience laughing and applauding.
    The Gay Men’s Chorus
  • Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures several

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Gunfire erupted inside a crowded nightclub early Sunday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others.
    A coroner’s unit pulls away as police operate at a crime scene outside the Cameo club after a fatal shooting, Sunday, March 26, 2017, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)Police said there is no indication the shooting at the Cameo club was terrorism related. Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate said in a tweet that the motive is still unclear, how
  • Shooting at Cincinnati nightclub kills 1, injures 15

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Gunfire erupted early Sunday inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub after a dispute broke out among several men, killing one man and injuring 15 other people, authorities said.
    No suspect was in custody by the afternoon and police did not think the shooting at the Cameo club was terrorism-related. They said the nightclub has a history of gun violence.
    A coroner’s unit pulls away as police operate at a crime scene outside the Cameo club after a fatal shooting, Sunday
  • 15 people shot, 1 killed at Cincinnati nightclub

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati say there were “at least a couple of shooters” who opened fire inside of a nightclub, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others.
    Capt. Kim Williams says authorities are not sure what prompted the shooting at the Cameo nightclub early Sunday. She says the crowd there is often very young on Saturday nights and they have had trouble in the past, but “this is the worst by far.”
    She says the scene was chaotic when the
  • Former Mad Ants Ramon Harris sinks Fort Wayne

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Ramon Harris scored at the last second of a wild game to give the Grand Rapids Drive (23-24) a dramatic win over the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (28-20) on Saturday night at the DeltaPlex, winning 99-97. The Drive snapped a three-game home losing streak and got some revenge after the Mad Ants eliminated them from playoff contention the previous night.
    The tide turned several times in a matter of just seconds in the closing plays of the game. Lorenzo Brown hit a jumper to put
  • Sims enters Komets Hall of Fame, watches Fort Wayne blank Cyclones

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Komets honored legendary coach Al Sims by lifting a “504” banner to the rafters before Saturday night’s game against Cincinnati, then went out and beat the Cyclones 1-0.
    504 represents the number of wins Sims tallied during his coaching tenure with the Komets. He led the franchise to five league championships.
    The Komets lone goal came 17:44 into the second period when Gabriel Desjardins netted his 18th of the season.
    Garrett Bartus stopped a
  • Indiana Tech explodes fifth inning to defeat Marygrove

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The No. 24-ranked Indiana Tech baseball team completed the three-game sweep of Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) foe Marygrove on Saturday afternoon as they won the final game of the season series, 9-4, at Warrior Field.
    After recording just two hits in the first four inning, the Warriors would find their offensive stride in the fifth with eight runs on seven hits. Charlie Sipe would lead things off with a double through the left side and come around to score
  • New Huntington concert venue opens up with ‘Rock Madness’

    HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) – Huntington rocked out Saturday night at its new concert venue. The historic Huntington Theater opened back up for “Rock Madness.”
    The Huntington Theater was built in 1904 and has been a landmark in downtown Huntington for more than 100 years. It has been a movie theater and a live theater venue over the decades.
    Allen Helms, CEO of Fort Wayne-based Mid-American Entertainment, saw an opportunity to breathe life back into Downtown Huntington by
  • North Side drops state title game to Ben Davis, 55-52

    INDIANAPOLIS (WANE) – The North Side Legends came up short in their bid for a state championship.
    The Legends lost to Ben Davis Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, 55-52, in the IHSAA 4A Boys’ Basketball State Championship.
    The Giants’ victory is their third state championship.
    The loss for North Side drops them to 0-3 in state title games, having also lost in 1955 and 1965.
    Ben Davis lead early, 2-0, but North Side took over and led through the remainder of the half. The Lege
  • Late 4Q: North Side trailing Ben Davis, 49-46

    INDIANAPOLIS, (WANE) – The North Side Legends battled the Ben Davis Giants for the IHSAA 4A Boys’ Basketball State Championship.
    North Side cheerleaders support the team and lead the crowd at the 4A Boys’ Basketball State Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Mar. 25, 2017.This story is no longer being updated. Click here for a complete game recap including highlights, post game reaction, and stats. 
    The Legends lost 55-52.
     
    HALFTIME STATS
    Jaylen Butz scored 7 p
  • 3Q: North Side leads Ben Davis, 36-35

    INDIANAPOLIS, (WANE) – The North Side Legends are battling the Ben Davis Giants for the IHSAA 4A Boys’ Basketball State Championship.
    North Side cheerleaders support the team and lead the crowd at the 4A Boys’ Basketball State Championship at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Mar. 25, 2017.North Side leads Ben Davis, 36-35, after three quarters.
    HALFTIME STATS:
    Jaylen Butz scored 7 points and pulled down 7 rebounds in the first half, Juan Quarles had 7 points and 3 rebounds. Keion Bro

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