• 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
  • Mother whose son was killed by a white supremacist talks about unity

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) –  It was a night of singing, a night of remembrance, and a night of light. More than 100 people gathered at the Allen County Courthouse green for a unity vigil in response to this weekend’s violent rally in Charlottesville, VA.
    They remembered the woman who died there, 32-year-old Heather Heyer.
    “We are here tonight because an evil man may have silenced Heather’s voice, but we will use her memory to make sure people make equality their p
  • Proposed addiction treatment center may benefit nearby colleges

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The location of a proposed addiction treatment center has drawn criticism from some people but it could be a good thing for a neighboring college.Park Center wants to move a 100-bed facility into the old Verizon building at 2827 Rupp Drive. It is about a mile from Ivy Tech’s campus.One of the programs offered at Ivy tech is Human Services. Kathryn Davis, program chair of Human Services, said many of the students who graduate from the program get jobs helping
  • 2017 Highlight Zone Preview: Woodlan Warriors

    WOODBURN, Ind. (WANE) – As the top-ranked 2A team in the state entering the postseason last fall many expected Woodlan to make a deep run in the playoffs – perhaps even a run to Lucas Oil Stadium. That dream, however, was cut short in the sectional semifinals by South Adams, and the Warriors are using it as motivation entering the 2017 season.
    Woodlan returns 14 starters – six on offense, eight on defense – for a program that’s gone 23-2 the last two seasons to go w
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  • Unbearably cute! Video shows bears play on swing set

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  • New feeling at IPFW as students move in ahead of realignment

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – 900 students were expected on the IPFW campus Wednesday, moving in and preparing for the year ahead.
    Freshman Tori Gillespie was moving to Fort Wayne from Gas City. “I think it’s big and I think it’s going to take getting used to, but they have a big mall here.”
    She knew she would pick IPFW when she visited. “I just loved the atmosphere. It kind of felt like home already and I wasn’t even here yet.
    It’s was an exciti
  • New feel at IPFW as students move in ahead realignment

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – 900 students were expected on the IPFW campus Wednesday, moving in and preparing for the year ahead. Which, much like last, will include changes.
    Freshman Tori Gillespie was moving to Fort Wayne from Gas City. “I think it’s big and I think it’s going to take getting used to but they have a big mall here.”
    She knew she would pick IPFW when she visited. “I just loved the atmosphere. It kind of felt like home already and I wasn&rsqu
  • Crash closes U.S. 30 in eastern Kosciusko County

    PIERCETON, Ind. (WANE) A crash on at the intersection of U.S. 30 and State Road 13 in Kosciusko County has closed the highway.
    Details are limited, but the incident involves at least one semi.Intersection of SR 13 and US 30 in #KosciuskoCounty has ALL LANES CLOSED due to a crash with oil on the road. Seek an alternate route!
    — INDOT Northeast (@INDOTNortheast) August 16, 2017
    INDOT has not indicated when the highway will reopen.
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  • Vehicle theft suspect captured after early morning chase

    WARSAW, Ind. (WANE) A Syracuse man suspected to stealing seven vehicles in three different counties was taken into custody by police Wednesday morning following a pursuit in Warsaw, ending a week long investigation according to a news release from the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department.
    The pursuit began at around 6 a.m. when Kosciusko County detectives found out the suspect, Steve A. Waid Jr., was driving a stolen 2000 Chevrolet in the Warsaw area and he was possibly armed.
    Photo of St
  • Program aims to help Indiana soldiers with substance abuse

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A new program in Indiana aims to help National Guard soldiers struggling with substance abuse.
    The Indianapolis Star reports that Fairbanks Hospital, Community Health Network and the Indiana National Guard announced the “Mission: Recovery” initiative Tuesday. It aims to help guard members without veterans insurance benefits find the care they need in a place that understands their military background.
    Staff members at Fairbanks Hospital have received trainin
  • Mourners at service honor woman killed at Virginia rally

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The grandfather of the woman who was killed in violent protests in Virginia said Wednesday she always wanted fairness, even from a young age.
    Elwood Shrader said at a memorial service for Heather Heyer that she showed her passion for equality at an early age and swiftly called out something that wasn’t right. He told about 1,000 mourners gathered inside a theater in Charlottesville that she wanted respect for everyone and believed all lives matter.
    Mark He
  • Shooting suspect arrested after Amber Alert for 3 children

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Police say a man is facing preliminary attempted murder charges in the shooting of two people outside a suburban Indianapolis warehouse that prompted an Amber Alert while they searched for him and three young children.
    Christhian Garcia, center, is shown with his children, from left, Johnson Garcia, Marcos Garcia and Christhian Garcia.Brownsburg police Sgt. April Hyde says 25-year-old Cristhian Garcia was arrested about noon Wednesday after a downtown Indianapolis t
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  • Missing Brownsburg children found, Amber Alert canceled

    BROWNSBURG, Ind. — Three children abducted from Indianapolis late Tuesday have been found safe, and an Amber Alert issued after their disappearance has been canceled.Johnson Garcia, is a 2 year old Hispanic male, 2 feet 11 inches, 33 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.Christhian Garcia, center, is shown with his children, from left, Johnson Garcia, Marcos Garcia and Christhian Garcia.Christhian Garcia is a 5 year old Hispanic male, 3 feet 7 inches tall, 40 pounds, with brown hair and b
  • Daniel Craig announces return as James Bond

    NEW YORK (AP) — Daniel Craig will return for a fifth go-around as James Bond.
    FILE – In this Oct. 28, 2015, file photo, actor Daniel Craig poses for the media as he arrives for the German premiere of the James Bond movie ‘Spectre’ in Berlin, Germany. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, File)The actor confirmed reports he would reprise his role as the suave British spy for “Bond 25” during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Tuesday night.
  • Ohio man accused of plotting US attacks asks for leniency

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man charged with plotting to kill military members in the U.S. after receiving overseas training is asking for leniency at sentencing, saying he abandoned his plans for the attack.
    In making his argument, Abdirahman Sheik Mohamud acknowledges that he became radicalized after traveling to Syria in the spring of 2014 and that he recruited others on his return home, according to a court filing this week.
    Back in the U.S., Mohamud “realized the immoral a
  • Cops: Teacher let son sell drugs, teens use LSD at her home

    SPRINGBORO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elementary school teacher faces criminal charges over allegations she let her 15-year-old son sell drugs and let teenagers use the psychedelic drug LSD in her home.
    Forty-year-old Amy Panzeca, of Springboro, pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Warren County to charges including permitting drug abuse and endangering children. She was freed on bond.
    Prosecutors say Panzeca’s son sold LSD to at least 20 high school students. He faces felony drug charges and is
  • SUV rear-ended by box truck, sent into ditch; 4 hurt

    STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A driver and three of her passengers, including two young children, were injured Tuesday afternoon in a crash along Interstate 69.
    Police and medics were called around 2:40 p.m. to the northbound lanes of Interstate 69 at the 353 milemarker, a mile south of the S.R. 120 interchange in Steuben County, on a report of a crash there.
    Investigators said 53-year-old Deborah Myers of Bronson, Michigan, was headed northbound on the interstate in a 2013 Ford Escape when a semi
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  • First News Back to School: Southwest Allen County Schools

    ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) More than 7,000 students in southwest Allen County went back to school for the 2017-2018 school year Wednesday.
    Southwest Allen County Schools is comprised of six elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.
    SWAC’s superintendent, director of transportation and two middle school principals joined First News for the first day of school.
  • First News Back to School: Northwest Allen Co. Schools

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It’s a new school year in northwest Allen County.
    Northwest Allen County Schools, with more than 7,300 students, started a new school year Wednesday.
    The district is made up of ten schools: Carroll High School, Carroll Middle School, Maple Creek Middle School, Arcola Elementary School, Cedar Canyon Elementary School, Eel River Elementary School, Hickory Center Elementary School, Huntertown Elementary School, Oak View Elementary School, and Perry Hill Element
  • Auburn police searching for ‘armed and dangerous’ burglary suspects

    AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) – Police in Auburn are looking for a man and woman who burglarized a business office early Tuesday morning.
    Auburn police said 37-year-old Frank E. Lopez and 37-year-old Amanda M. Oberlin burglarized Auburn Homes, 1112 West 7th Street, between 6:45 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Tuesday.
    Amanda Oberlin, 37Frank Lopez, 37Investigators said a 380 revolver with an unknown serial number, brown pistol grip, and silver barrel was taken.
    Police said Lopez and Oberlin should be considered
  • ‘Armed and dangerous’ burglary suspects found at store

    AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) – Police in DeKalb County have taken a man and woman who they suspect burglarized a business office early Tuesday morning into custody.
    Police found Frank E. Lopez and Amanda M. Oberlin, both 37, around noon Wednesday at the Dollar General in Garrett after an employee spotted them and called authorities. The pair was taken into custody and questioned by police, but were not arrested or charged.
    Late Tuesday, police said they were searching for Lopez and Oberlin on suspi
  • F4F Fantasy of Lights 5K returns for second year

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort 4 Fitness Fantasy of Lights 5K is back for another year. Participants will get to see a sneak peak at Blue Jacket’s annual Fantasy of Lights.
    Runners will enjoy hot chocolate, snacks, chip timing, goody bag, and F4F Fantasy of Lights long-sleeve t-shirt, while the 2K walkers will receive the F4F Fantasy of Lights long-sleeve t-shirt and goody bag.Last year organizers report that 1,500 people took part in the inaugural event. Runners got to see the
  • MS-13 gang bust in Ohio has Indiana connection

    COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Thirteen members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested in central Ohio and Indiana, according to federal authorities.
    Thirteen members of the MS-13 gang have been arrested in central Ohio and Indiana, federal authorities said Aug. 15, 2017. (Photos Provided/FBI Indianapolis)According to a release by the Department of Justice, federal and local law enforcement agencies in central Ohio and Indiana arrested multiple people Tuesday morning associated with the MS-13 gang. At le
  • Meth lab busts down more than 50% in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana State Police data shows a 58 percent decline in statewide methamphetamine lab seizures in 2017. However, some in the criminal justice system said fewer meth labs do not mean fewer drug users. The data reports 254 meth lab busts happened from January to June of 2017. In that same time period last year, the number was 605.
    State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R-Auburn) presented the ISP data in a press release Tuesday. During the 2016 session, Smaltz sponsored a la
  • Person struck by vehicle in New Haven, critically hurt

    NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – A person was struck by a vehicle in New Haven Tuesday evening, according to the New Haven Police Department.
    Police and paramedics were called to the 7500 block of State Road 930 West at 5:49 p.m.
    Witnesses told police a person ran into the eastbound lanes of traffic and was struck by an eastbound vehicle. The person was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
    Police said the driver of the car, a 17-year-old girl, was taken to a hospital by private means with
  • Pedestrian hit by vehicle, in critical condition

    NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) One person is in critical condition after a vehicle struck a pedestrian. Officers were called to the 7500 block of IN-930 near the Jury Pool around 6 p.m. Tuesday.
    NewsChannel 15 has a crew heading to the scene. More information will be provided when it becomes available.
  • Concordia grad Tionna Williams honored by Big Ten

    MADISON, Wisc. – Junior Tionna Williams and sophomore Molly Haggerty of the Wisconsin volleyball team were named to the 15-player Preseason All-Big Ten Conference team, the league office announced on Tuesday. In addition, the Badgers were picked to finish fifth in the 2017 conference race, according to a vote of league coaches.
    Haggerty, a 6-1 outside hitter, is the reigning Big Ten Freshman of the Year. She led the Badgers and ranked seventh in the conference with 3.41 kills per set last
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  • Trump says it anew: blame ‘on both sides’ in Charlottesville

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump returned insistently Tuesday to his assessment that “there is blame on both sides” after being roundly criticized for such comments following the deadly violence last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia.
    President Donald Trump reaching into his suit jacket to read a quote he made on Saturday regarding the events in Charlottesville, Va., as he speaks to the media in the lobby of Trump Tower, Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez

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