• 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
  • School food service staff recognized during National School Lunch Week

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The sign says it all: “Thank you lunchroom workers.”Students at Northwest Allen County Schools kicked off National School Lunch Week on Monday with signs and notes of gratitude for food service workers at the district’s 10 schools. The notes from students were set out for staff to find Monday morning.National School Lunch Week celebrates the benefits of the National School Lunch Program. It runs Oct. 14-18.“NACS is fortunate to have a bulk
  • Teens arrested in case of woman killed by falling log

    LOGAN, Ohio (AP/CNN) — Two teenagers have been arrested on recklesshomicide charges in the death of an Ohio woman who was hit by a fallingpiece of tree at a state park.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources says the 16-year-old and17-year-old were taken into custody Thursday. They’re charged in theSept. 2 death of 44-year-old Victoria Schafer, who was struck on stairs near Old Man’s Cave at Hocking Hills State Park in southeastern Ohio.Investigators say they found e
  • White House: Trump to watch violent parody, ‘condemns it’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Monday President Donald Trump “strongly condemns” a graphically violent parody video that depicts a likeness of him shooting and stabbing his opponents and members of the news media. The parody was shown at a meeting of Trump supporters at his Miami resort.Journalists covering the White House have called on Trump to condemn the video, in which Trump’s critics and media members are portrayed as parishioners in a church fleeing his gru
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  • Check and Connect is Positively Fort Wayne

    Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) – “I wanted to drop out. Staying in school wasn’t for me. I was just giving up.” But Tekamri Bryant didn’t give up. She formed a special relationship at South Side High School with Check and Connect mentor Cathy McFadden.“When I met Tekamri she was a sophomore,” said McFadden. “She wasn’t very serious about anything, as a sophomore sometimes you aren’t. Last year at this time things were going on in her life and
  • Grill to blame for Werling Drive house fire

    Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Fire Department said Monday a charcoal grill near the back of a house was what started a fire at the residence.
    FWFD was called to a home in the 4200 block of Werling Drive, east of S. Anthony Boulevard, around 1:45 a.m. They arrived to find heavy fire coming from the back of the house and quickly got to work.Fire officials said two people who were inside the home got out before crews arrived. No one was hurt.
    Firefighters were able to bring the fir
  • New book shows power struggle behind Electric Works

    Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) – Chris Mead, the author of “Turning Rust to Gold – Fort Wayne’s Fight for Revival,” claims his new book is a useful case study for chamber of commerce leaders who want to learn what can happen when you fight city hall.City Hall seems to be fighting even that.“The timing is curious,” notes John Perlich, spokesman for Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry, suggesting the book is meant to influence the mayoral race.The book (available at rustt
  • Man killed in West Fort Wayne Shooting

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting in west Fort Wayne.
    Sunday at 6:04 p.m., officers were called to the 600 block of Runnion Ave. after receiving reports of gunshots.Officers arrived and located a man on a sidewalk suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead at the scene.At the time, the only information available was that someone called 911 to report hearing gunshots in the area, and when offi
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  • Man killed in shooting on Fort Wayne’s west side

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a fatal shooting on Fort Wayne’s west side.Sunday at 6:04 p.m., officers with the Ft. Wayne Police Dept. were called to the 600 block of Runnion Avenue after several people called 911 saying they heard gunshots. Runnion Ave. is just east of W. Main Street and Leesburg Road.Officers arrived and found a man had been shot and was lying on the sidewalk. Paramedics arrived and pronounced him dead.Following the sho
  • Kendallville sisters honored for charitable efforts

    KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (WANE) – In July, WANE 15 shared the story of sisters Bailey and Lilly Ruse, and their goal to raise as much money for charity as they can by selling lemonade. Now, they’re being recognized by the state for their efforts.Bailey and Lilly were able to raise $6,700 from a lemonade stand over the summer, all of it going to charity. They started selling in June. As word spread of their work to raise money for a different charity every week, and their little business ou
  • One critical after stabbing in downtown Fort Wayne

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a stabbing incident that happened in the city’s downtown.
    Fort Wayne dispatchers tell WANE 15 one person is in critical condition after being stabbed in the 900 block of Francis Street in the Maumee Terrace neighborhood.
    Police received the call to respond around 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
    Officials have not been able to confirm if a suspect has been located or what may have led to the stabbing.
    Fort Wayne Police res
  • Man dies after being stabbed in downtown Fort Wayne

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating a fatal stabbing that happened in the city’s downtown on Sunday morning.Officers were called to the 900 block of Francis Street in reference to a stabbing around 10:45 a.m. Sunday.
    When they arrived they found a man suffering from an apparent stab wound. The man was transported to a local hospital where he was initially listed with life-threatening injuries. Police say the victim died a short time after arriv
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  • Governor Holcomb declares Indiana Move Over Week

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb hasreminder for drivers; move over or slow down while passing emergency vehicles stopped alongside the road.
    The governor has declared the week of October 13-19, 2019 as Indiana Move Over Week. 
    In 1999 Indiana became the first state in the nation to pass such a law requiring motorists to move to an adjacent traffic lane, or reduce their speed by 10 miles per hour below the posted speed limit if unable to change lanes safely w
  • Elkhart County resident dies from EEE virus

    ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – An Elkhart
    County resident died as a result of eastern equine encephalitis, or EEE. The Centers
    for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed the information with the Indiana
    State Department of Health.The State Department of Health did not say
    where exactly in Elkhart the transmission of the virus happened, or when.Health officials say this is the first human
    case of EEE in Indiana since 1998, and only the fourth reported since 1964.
    According to the CDC, each
  • Bull’s-eye drawn on Holy Family statue in Rome City

    ROME CITY, Ind. (WANE) – The Mother of Mercy
    Center is asking for the public’s help to help identify who vandalized statues
    on its grounds. The center is located at 2730 E Northport Road in Rome City.Property manager Larry Young tells WANE 15 the statue that was vandalized is a life-sized image depicting The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. He says the vandals used permanent ink and colored in the eyes with “blood-like drops dripping down from all three faces, a cartoon-
  • One month in, GM strikers seeing financial strain

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – One month into the United Autoworkers’ strike of General Motors, the only paycheck many GM strikers are receiving is their union strike pay of $250 per week. For many, that’s not enough to support their families, and some are turning to organizations like Invisible Vets for assistance to get by.“Really, there’s not answer to a strike,” said Adam, a General Motors striker. “You can’t really prepare yourself. for it. You jus
  • Hotel collapse in New Orleans leaves 2 dead, 1 missing

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction beside New Orleans’ historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris, killing two people and injuring more than 20. Rescue workers searched the largely unstable building for one person still unaccounted for.Nearby buildings were evacuated. A 270-foot (82-meter) construction crane — one of two still looming over the multistory building — also was dangerously unstable,
  • 1 dead, 2 missing after hotel collapse in New Orleans

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A large section of a Hard Rock Hotel under construction at the edge of New Orleans’ historic French Quarter collapsed Saturday amid blinding dust and flying debris, killing one person, injuring more than 20 and leaving two unaccounted as rescue workers hastened to enter what was left of the largely unstable building.Nearby buildings were evacuated and a 270-foot (82-meter) construction crane — one of two still looming over the multi-story building — als
  • Man charged in sex sting after walking hundreds of miles

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 32-year-old faces federal charges alleging he walked hundreds of miles from central Indiana to Wisconsin to have sex with someone he thought was a 14-year-old girl.The Indianapolis Star cites a Department of Justice statement Friday as saying the person posing as a girl named “Kylee” was a sheriff’s deputy working with the FBI in a sting.It says Tommy Lee Jenkins, of Whitestown, Indiana, began communicating online on Oct. 1, think
  • State Trooper dies in crash on his way to help another trooper

    TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — The Indiana State Police is mourning the loss of one of its own after a trooper died late Friday night on his way to a car accident in Tippecanoe County.
    Indiana State Police say 27-year-old Trooper Peter R. Stephan was on his provide backup after another state trooper called for assistance at a crash near Americus Township at approximately 10:25 p.m. Friday.The preliminary investigation shows Trooper Stephan was driving his 2018 Dodge Charger police car on
  • Public invited to pay respects to fallen Indiana State Police trooper

    TIPPECANOE COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — The Indiana State Police is inviting the public to pay respects to one of their own.
    In a tweet, ISP says the Lafayette post has placed one of its police cars in front of the building, located at 5921 SR 43 N, West Lafayette, IN, to honor Trooper Peter Stephan.@ISPLafayette has placed one of its police cars in front of the post, located at 5921 SR 43 N, West Lafayette, IN to honor Trooper Peter Stephan. The public is invited to stop to pay respects to our f
  • 10/11 Highlight Zone – Week Eight

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – On a wet night in northeast Indiana Bishop Dwenger bested Snider 14-7 in a classic showdown for the Highlight Zone “Game of the Week,” while Homestead clinched its first-ever SAC title, East Noble and South Adams each earned at least a share of their respective conference crowns, while Eastside won the NECC small division title outright in week eight!
  • Animal Care and Control investigating after man seen beating dog

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Animal Care and Control is investigating after a man was said to be beating a dog in a video shared on Facebook.WANE 15 began receiving messages around 7:30 p.m. Friday linking to a video that showed a man punching into the back seat of a car while another man stood on the other side of the vehicle watching.The original Facebook post says the video was recorded at Stellhorn Plaza and was shared around 6:00 p.m. One man in a white t-shirt, baggy gray sweatpants, an
  • Football fans brave rainy weather

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) –High school football fans around the area braved a cold, rainy game night to root for their favorite teams.The stands at Spuller Stadium were not as packed for the Snider vs. Bishop Dwenger game as they are on clear and warm nights, but Snider student Eva Szczepaniak said the energy in the student section was still high.“The rain’s coming down, it’s chilly, but we can handle it,” said Szczepaniak.Those who decided to stick it out in the stan
  • Steuben Co man arrested on child porn charges

    STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) –The Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested an Orland resident earlier today, concluding a lengthy ten month child exploitation investigation.
    The investigation began after a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was received by the ICAC Task Force back in January. 
    An investigation by the ICAC lead to a search warrant being issued in late August&
  • Orland Man arrested on child porn charges

    STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) –The Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested an Orland resident earlier today, concluding a lengthy ten month child exploitation investigation.
    The investigation began after a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was received by the ICAC Task Force back in January. 
    An investigation by the ICAC lead to a search warrant being issued in late August&
  • Vaping illnesses continue to affect Hoosiers

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Indiana Health department reports two more residents have died due to lung illnesses related to vaping.This brings the state total to three since early September. The number of lung illness cases due to vaping is now over 1,000 across the nation, and health officials are urging people to avoid vaping at all cost. Fort Wayne’s Tobacco Free’s Nancy Cripe believes there is no
    difference between vaping and smoking tobacco. Cripe expressed that Ame
  • Haitian drummer, orphanage founder talk child slavery at USF

    Many people think that slavery in the past but it is happening in countries all over the world.According to the International Labor Organization more than 40 million people are in modern slavery and more than 150 million are in child labor.
    One man who escaped his captors in Haiti shared his story with students and staff at the University of Saint Francis. Haitian drummer Bill Nathan was 6-years-old when he became an orphan and was sent to live with a family in Haiti that mistreated him.“W
  • 10/11 Highlight Zone Prep Football Scoreboard

    Bishop Dwenger — Snider —
    Wayne — Homestead —
    Carroll — Concordia —
    Northrop — North Side —
    South Side — Bishop Luers —
    New Haven — East Noble —
    Columbia City — Leo —
    DeKalb — Bellmont —
    Huntington North — Norwell —
    South Adams — Woodlan —
    Adams Central — Bluffton —
    Heritage — Southern Wells —
    Jay County — Lapel —
    Central Noble — Eastsi
  • Notre Dame to host 2020 U.S. presidential debate

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WANE) — The University of Notre Dame will host the opening U.S. Presidential Debate in 2020.Notre Dame has a history of welcoming sitting presidents, such as Ronald Reagan, Barack Obama, both Bush presidents and more. While the university has also extended many honorary degrees to former presidents, this will be their first nationally-staged debate event.“Notre Dame, along with the South Bend-Mishawaka-Elkhart region, will be in the global spotlight as a debate host

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