• Video: Firefighters extinguish van fire

    Viewer Chadd Micheals sent this video using our ReportIt feature of firefighters working to put out a fire in a van that had been parked in the parking lot of the Bluffton Walmart at 2100 N. Main St. on Monday.
  • Huntington man sentenced for fatal New Year’s Day stabbing

    HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) —A Huntington man has been sentenced after being found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in connection with a fatal stabbing that occurred on New Year’s Day in 2018.On Wednesday, Ryan Richison, 28, was sentenced to 21 years in prison. He was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter, a level 2 felony; residential entry, a level 6 felony; and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor.As WANE 15 previously reported, Kyle Randall, 29, was stabbed and killed while trying to de
  • Walmart hosts free wellness event in Indiana stores

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Walmart stores across Indiana will be offering free health screenings Saturday.The national retail super-chain will provide services and resources including information on heart health.The event will take place Saturday at Walmart stores in Indiana with pharmacies.In addition to information on heart health, Walmarts will be providing the following:Free health screenings: total cholesterol, glucose, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI), and vision (at stores with
  • Surveillance video from shows moments leading up to Dale Jr. plane crash

    ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. (WJHL)- News Channel 11 has obtained surveillance video from the Elizabethton Municipal Airport that shows the first moments Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s plane touched the ground before it crashed in August.
    The surveillance video only lasts for a few moments. You can see the attempted landing on the runway before the plane goes out of frame.At the end of the video, you can also see an airport employee with a yellow vest run outside right after the plane passes.
    The plane carry
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  • Major new development planned along riverfront

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A new mixed-use development is planned near Fort Wayne’s riverfront, just east of Promenade Park according to an announcement Wednesday morning by city officials.
    The building, offering commercial space, office space, apartments and a parking garage would be located at the northeast corner of Harrison and Superior just south of the St. Marys River, if the plans clear the approval process.The more than $70 million project is slated to include 225 apartments,
  • Slow progress reported in talks as GM strike enters 3rd day

    DETROIT (AP) — Union and company bargainers are making progress toward a new contract as a strike by United Auto Workers that brought 33 General Motors factories to a halt continued into its third day.Committees working on thorny issues such as wages, health insurance costs, use of temporary workers, and new work for plants slated to close worked until early evening Tuesday and are scheduled to resume bargaining early Wednesday.UAW spokesman Brian Rothenberg said the talks were moving slow
  • Dillinger family members apply again to exhume his grave

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Family members of 1930s gangster John Dillinger have submitted a new application to exhume his Indianapolis gravesite.The Indiana State Department of Health said it received the latest application Tuesday.Dillinger’s family first applied to exhume the remains in July as part of a planned History Channel documentary. The deadline to exhume and return the remains was Sept. 16, and the exhumation did not occur.The History Channel last week dropped out of a plann
  • 129 stop arm violators nabbed in FWPD school bus safety blitz

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Police Department has released results of a school bus stop arm violation campaign that started on August 13 and ran until September 13.According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, 129 stop arm violators were ticketed and an additional 232 speed zone violations were enforced.The department received $49,000 from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute to address stop arm violations. Approximately three to four officers a day were assigned to t
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  • Police: Two shot during apparent home invasion

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne police are investigating after two people were shot during a home invasion.Fort Wayne Police were called around 8 a.m. to the 4000 block of Reed Street, which is just south of Rudisill Boulevard and east of South Anthony Boulevard, on a report of a shooting.
    A woman who lived in the home suffered from gunshot wounds. She was taken to the hospital in serious condition.During the course of the investigation, police learned that the homeowner may have shot at leas
  • Police respond to reported shooting involving one or more victims

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne police are investigating a reported shooting in the 4000 block of Reed Street which is just south of Rudisill Boulevard and east of South Anthony Boulevard. Dispatchers received notification of the shooting just after 8 a.m. and it reportedly involves one victim.WANE 15 has a crew on the way and this story will be updated when more information becomes available.
  • Police: 3 shot during apparent home invasion

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne police are investigating after three people were shot during a home invasion Wednesday morning.Fort Wayne Police were called around 8 a.m. to the 4000 block of Reed Street, which is just south of Rudisill Boulevard and east of South Anthony Boulevard, on a report of a shooting.
    At least two people inside the home suffered gunshot wounds – 37-year-old Demale Amos and 35-year-old Jamika Martin. Amos was shot in the foot and refused medical treatment, whole
  • Honor Flight full of families visits DC

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Another group of local veterans made the trip to Washington D.C. as part of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana on Wednesday.
    It was the organization’s 33rd flight out of Fort Wayne.
    The trip always provides memorable experiences for the veterans, as they get to see the memorials built in their honor alongside fellow service members.
    The experience can be especially moving when those veterans travel with a loved one, or multiple loved ones.That’s was the ca
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  • Honor Flight full of families heading to D.C.

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Another group of local veterans is set to make the trip to Washington D.C. as part of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana.
    Wednesday marks the organization’s 33rd flight out of Fort Wayne.
    The trip always provides memorable experiences for the veterans, as they get to see the memorials built in their honor alongside fellow service members.
    The experience can be especially moving when those veterans travel with a loved one, or multiple loved ones.That’s the
  • 3 hurt in DeKalb County crash

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Three people are recovering from injuries after a crash in DeKalb County Tuesday night.
    According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, a minivan was heading west on County Road 68 and failed to stop at the intersection with County Road 427 around 7:25 p.m.When the van entered the intersection, it hit a car that was driving north on County Road 427.Intersection of County Roads 68 and 427 in DeKalb County on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.The collision l
  • Garrett drug bust leads to three drug-related arrests

    GARRETT, Ind. (WANE) — Two search warrants led investigators to arrest three Garrett residents on drug-related charges on Monday.The Garrett Police Department, along with the Auburn Police and Indiana State Police SWAT team, executed two search warrants simultaneously for illegal drugs and firearms. One was executed in the 100 block of South Cowen Street while the other was executed in the 100 block of South Hamsher Street.Arrested and Charges:Dakota Aikins, 22, of Garrett, IndianaDealing
  • Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction bought out, workers laid off

    Workers at Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction are uncertain about their futures after they were laid off Tuesday.Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction was bought out by Indiana Auto Auction in an acquisition merger. With this merger, some of the laid off workers will get new jobs at IAA, but not all of them.Monday,Fort Wayne Auto Truck Auction called their hundred or so employees into a room to say Tuesday would be their last day of employment.
    The property they’re on at 3600 East Washington Blvd. is b
  • Silver Alert issued for missing Rochester woman

    A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared.The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of Logann Renee Hatfield, a 20 year old white female, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 110 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes, with “Brianna” and a rose tattoo on her left ankle and “an alien” on her right shoulder, and driving a red 2003 Ford Focus with a broken rear windshield covered with plexi glass and duct tape with Indiana license plate number 787YGH.Logann i
  • Silver Alert canceled for missing Rochester woman

    ROCHESTER, Ind. (WANE) – A Statewide Silver Alert has been canceled for a missing woman in Rochester.The Fulton County Sheriff’s Office was investigating the disappearance of Logann Renee Hatfield, a 20 year-old woman.Logann was missing from Rochester, Indiana which is 105 miles north of Indianapolis.
    It’s not clear why the Silver Alert was canceled.
  • The Mouse Game: A look at the longest running game at the Bluffton Street Fair

    BLUFFTON, Ind. (WANE 15) — “Quarters down, hands up, go Minnie go.”The 109th annual Bluffton Street Fair began Tuesday, and one of the fair’s most popular attractions is back with it.The ‘Mouse Game’ has been a staple of the street fair for 62 years. The game consists of a live mouse and a spinning wheel. The premise behind the mouse game is simple: put a quarter on any number on the board. The mouse is let go, and if it runs into the hole with the same number
  • New signs proposed for city’s tallest building

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne’s most visible signs may get some company on the city’s tallest building.
    A proposal has been submitted to the Board of Zoning Appeals to add a large sign to the east side and another on the west side of the Indiana Michigan Power Center downtown.According to the plan, set to be considered at a Thursday meeting, the 60′ wide and 16′ tall signs would advertise SIRVA and hang several stories below the large Indiana Michigan Power s
  • Certain damage at Dwenger stadium may not have been vandalism, principal says

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Damage to bleachers at Bishop Dwenger’s new stadium that was believed to have been caused by fire or chemicals was actually oxidation, and bolts that were said to have been removed by visiting Homestead High School students may have been left behind by a contractor, the school’s principal said Tuesday.It was Saturday morning when students at Bishop Dwenger arrived at the newly built stadium to clean up after Friday night’s game between the home Saints an
  • Dog rescued after fire at Fort Wayne home

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A dog was rescued and returned to its owner after a fire at a southwest Fort Wayne home.The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a call of a fire around 2:25 p.m. Tuesday in the 3200 block of Wendover Road.The fire department found smoke and fire coming from the garage and main living room in the house, but a woman was outside and told crews her dog was still inside somewhere. Crews went into the home, searched for the dog, and were able to find it safely befor
  • We did a dog DNA test, and Oliver’s results are in

    A few weeks back, WANE 15 asked if dog DNA testing really works.For research, we had Digital Executive Producer Aaron Organ and his wife, Abby, test their 3-year-old dog Oliver with a home DNA kit. Afterward, they mailed off the test.
    Well, the results are in. So what is Oliver? Aaron and Abby took guesses before they opened the results.
    “I think he’s some kind of border collie retriever mix,” Abby said.
    “He’s definitely has some lab and shepherd in h
  • Investigation underway after inmate dies by suicide at Allen County Jail

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)An autopsy conducted by the Allen County Coroner’s Office has determined that an inmate found dead Saturday at the Allen County Jail took his own life.The autopsy report indicated Perry M. Ziko, 44, of Fort Wayne died from asphyxia due to hanging.The manner of death has been ruled a suicide.Charges of Domestic Battery, Domestic Battery with a prior conviction for any sort of battery and Strangulation were filed on September 12 against Perry.He had been scheduled for
  • Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill semi grill to visit Fort Wayne for charity fundraiser

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Sausage maker Johnsonville’s Big Taste Grill giant semi-grill will visit Fort Wayne later this month to raise money for charities with grilled meat.The Johnsonville Big Taste Grill will grill up bratwursts in the parking lot in front of the Aunt Millie’s headquarters at 350 Pearl St. on Thursday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.The Big Taste Grill is a semi converted into a grill. At 20 feet tall, a 65 feet long and 6 feet in diameter, the 53,000 pou
  • Silver Lake man killed in S.R 19 crash

    FULTON COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A Kosciusko County man was killed in a crash in Fulton County Monday afternoon.The crash happened along S.R. 19 at East Division Road, just north of Akron, 8 miles west of Silver Lake, around 5:15 p.m.According to an Indiana State Police report, 65-year-old Joseph Frances Cosgrove of Silver Lake was westbound on Division Road in a 2006 Chrysler minivan when he failed to stop for a stop sign at S.R. 19 and pulled into the path of a northbound 2002 Chevrolet Silv
  • Fort Wayne mayor forms advisory board for residents 50 and up

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Fort Wayne’s older residents will now have a way to get more involved in the city’s movements.Mayor Tom Henry on Tuesday announced the formation of the Mayor’s Age-Friendly Community Advisory Council. The council will serve “as a way for residents 50 years of age and older to have a proactive role in the momentum and excitement taking place in Fort Wayne,” the city wrote in a news release.“This is a great opportunity for residen
  • Alex Trebek to undergo another round of chemo

    Jeopardy host Alex Trebek announced Tuesday in a video clip that he will be undergoing another round of chemotherapy as he continues to fight stage four pancreatic cancer.Trebek announced his diagnosis in March. He said he planned to beat the disease’s low survival rate with the love and support of family and friends and with prayers from viewers. Episodes of the Season 36 began on Sept. 9. You can watch Jeopardy weeknights at 7:30 on WANE 15.
  • Talks resume as UAW strike against GM enters second day

    DETROIT (AP) — Contract talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers were set to resume Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day.Negotiators took a break from bargaining around 9 p.m. Monday but were to be back at the tables on Tuesday.“They are talking, they’ve made progress, we’ll see how long it takes,” Brian Rothenberg, spokesman for the UAW, said Tuesday.The walkout has brought to a standstill more than 50 factor
  • Talks carry on but no deal yet in UAW strike against GM

    DETROIT (AP) — Talks continued into the night but there was no end to the strike against General Motors.The walkout by upward of 49,000 United Auto Workers members has brought to a standstill more than 50 factories and parts warehouses in the union’s first strike against the No. 1 U.S. automaker in over a decade.Workers left factories and formed picket lines shortly after midnight Monday in the dispute over a new four-year contract. The union’s top negotiator said in a letter t

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