• Worker seriously hurt in industrial accident

    NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) A factory worker is hurt following an industrial accident Friday morning. Emergency responders were called at about 6:15 a.m. to the 2100 block of Summit Street in eastern New Haven.
    The worker was trapped under a large amount of cardboard. The employee was transported to a hospital in serious condition, according to Fort Wayne Allen County dispatchers.
    Corrugated Supplies Company is listed as the facility at the address. The company makes and distributes corrugated sheets
  • Driver suffers head injuries in ATV crash

    (Rome City)Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an ATV crash that occurred on April 22, 2017 at approximately 4:51 pm.
    According to a a news release, Ryan Frye, 28, of LaGrange, Indiana, was driving the ATV with Mallory Frye, 26, of LaGrange, Indiana as his passenger, in the area of County Road 150 East, South of Northport Road.The ATV hit a gravel patch on the roadway and struck a guardrail at a nearby bridge.
    Mallory Frye was not injured, however Ryan Frye sustained injuries to his
  • Alcohol believed to be factor in rollover crash

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)An Auburn woman suffered injuries to her hand after she crashed the car she was driving early Sunday morning in DeKalb County.
    According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Mariah C. Hamman, 23, was traveling north on County Road 19 at around 3:20 a.m. when she lost control of her Subaru Forester and drove into a ditch, causing the car to roll and land in a nearby driveway.
    Hamman was taken to a hospital for treatment of her injuries.
    Police believe alcohol
  • Person killed in shooting involving Portage officer

    PORTAGE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a person has died from a shooting involving a northwestern Indiana police officer.
    Portage Police Chief Troy Williams says the shooting happened about 1:45 a.m. Saturday after a city officer made a traffic stop. He says actions by the person led to the shooting but didn’t immediately release details.
    Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris confirmed the fatality, saying the identity of the person who died was being withheld until the family was notifie
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  • Woman arrested in LaGrange on Drug Charges during traffic stop

    LAGRANGE, IN (WANE)- Release: On April 22, 2017, at approximately 7:15 pm, an officer with the LaGrange Police
    Department stopped a vehicle for disregarding a stop sign. During the course of the stop the
    officer became suspicious of criminal activity and deployed his K9 for a free air sniff.
    During a probable cause search of the vehicle the female was found to be in Possession of
    Methamphetamine and Drug Paraphernalia. Arrest and booked into the LaGrange County Jail
    was Katrina Gregory of LaGran
  • Komets advance to second round with victory in Game 5

    MOLINE, Ill. (WANE) – No comeback – but plenty of stress – necessary.
    After coming back from two goals down only to lose in the final seconds of overtime in Game 4, the Komets took care of business against Quad City in Game 5 with the victory, 3-2.
    Trevor Cheek, Jaime Schaafsma and Kyle Thomas all netted goals for Fort Wayne. Mallards captain Chris Francis scored early in the third period to tighten the margin but the Komets held on. Pat Nagle also made 29 saves.
    The Komet
  • Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days,” dies at 56

    NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms “Happy Days” and “Joanie Loves Chachi,” died Saturday at age 56.
    A statement from the sheriff’s department in Harrison County, Indiana, said the dispatcher “received a 911 call about an unresponsive female. Upon arrival of first responders, it was determined that Erin Moran Fleischmann was deceased. An autopsy is pending.”
    FILE – In this June 18, 20
  • Start your engines on opening day at Baer Field

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Even with the Indy 500 more than a month away, you can start you engines at Baer Field Motorsports Park.
    The local track hosted their opening day on Saturday with several races starting at 6 P.M. Qualifying took place beforehand at the historic track.
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  • North Anthony Corridor shoots video asking for grocery store

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – People in the North Anthony Corridor say they need a grocery store to live more convenient lives. Saturday, they shot a video for investors to prove that they deserve one.
    The North Anthony Corridor is made up the 6 neighborhoods directly south of IPFW. They lie within the triangle of Coliseum Boulevard, Crescent Avenue, and North Anthony Boulevard. People there say if a grocery store is built, they’ll make great use of it.
    “We have
  • Fort Wayne Baseball Blanks Western Illinois 2-0

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Jordan Martin and Mitchell Ley combined for a shutout as the Mastodons defeated Western Illinois 2-0 on Saturday (April 22) afternoon at Mastodon Field.
    Martin threw six scoreless innings with three strikeouts as he earned a no-decision. Ley threw the final three innings, giving up just one hit. He picked up the win to move his record to 2-4.
    Fort Wayne scored both of their runs in the eighth inning. The rally started with a two-out double by Brandon Yoho. He was singled
  • Defense dominates Saint Francis spring football game

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – If defense wins championships then the Cougars have a great chance to repeat as NAIA National Champions.
    The defensive unit made up of a bunch of returning players dominated the Saint Francis spring game at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The offense was moving the ball behind quarterback Nick Ferrer and running back Justin Green but several drives were stalled out by turnovers.
    Lee Stewart III also returned an interception to the endzone off a
  • Local stores celebrate Record Store Day

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Hundreds visited local record stores Saturday for Record Store Day.
    The Wooden Nickel and Neat Neat Neat celebrated the ten annual event by hosting patrons with all sorts of festivities.
    Neat Neat Neat provided bathroom facilities overnight for those who wanted to line up Friday night. The store also released hundreds of exclusive albums. The Bravas food truck also made a stop and free tastings were provided by Three Rivers Disillery.
    Live music from are
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  • ‘Save Maumee’ plants 1,100 trees for Earth Day

    NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) – Save Maumee, a local organization aimed at helping and protecting area rivers, is celebrating Earth Day with a three-day tree planting event.
    The group is planting 1,100 trees along the Maumee River in New Haven. The goal is to help prevent erosion of the river’s banks.
    Friday the group started planting trees near Heatherwood Park. They’ll finish in that area Sunday.
    On Saturday, Earth Day, the group worked near Moser Park. Earth Day is Save Maumee&rsqu
  • 12 area schools participate in 2017 ‘CANstruction’

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The 10th annual CANstruction is now on display at Glenbrook Mall.
    The displays will be on hand through Apr. 30.
    12 area middle schools and high schools participated in the event that helps benefit the Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana. The structures are made entirely of canned goods and are displayed all over the mall.
    Once the displays are taken down the canned goods will be donated to Community Harvest and other local pantries.
    Visitors to the ma
  • Woman dies after crashing motorcycle into curb

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A woman died after crashing her motorcycle into a street curb, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.
    City police spokesman Officer Chris Felton said the crash happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Lower Huntington Road and Bradbury Avenue.
    Felton said officers arrived and found the woman. She was taken to a hospital in serious condition but later died, according to city police spokesman Officer Jason Anthony.
    Felton said the woman was
  • Woman critically hurt after crashing motorcycle

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A woman was hurt after crashing her motorcycle into a street curb, according to the Fort Wayne Police Department.
    City police spokesman Officer Chris Felton said the crash happened around 10:15 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Lower Huntington Road and Bradbury Avenue.
    Felton said officers arrived and found the woman. She was taken to a hospital in serious condition but was downgraded to critical condition by doctors.
    Felton said the woman was not wearing helm
  • Officer injured in crash on Coliseum Blvd

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – An IPFW police officer was injured Saturday afternoon after crashing with another vehicle.
    It happened around 2 p.m. at the intersection of Coliseum Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, near Ivy Tech and IPFW.
    The officer involved was initially listed as seriously injured. The other person involved was not seriously hurt.
    Traffic is backed up along Coliseum, and South Crescent was completely shut down at the intersection as emergency crews work to clear the scene.
  • IPFW police officer injured in crash

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – An IPFW police officer was injured Saturday afternoon after crashing with another vehicle.
    It happened around 2 p.m. at the intersection of Coliseum Boulevard and Crescent Avenue.
    The officer, whose name has not been released, was listed in serious condition at a hospital. A person in the other vehicle suffered minor injuries, according to police.
    Police at the scene told NewsChannel 15 the officer was on an emergency run to assist another officer when he col
  • Indiana conference focuses on refugees who fled Holocaust

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — A Holocaust conference examining the plight of refugees will include remarks by the leader of a refugee group that challenged then-Gov. Mike Pence’s order blocking state agencies from helping Syrian refugees move to Indiana.
    The four-day Greater Lafayette Holocaust Remembrance Conference that begins Sunday at Purdue University will reflect on the Holocaust, its victims and survivors and modern refugee movements.
    Speakers will include Exodus Refugee Immigra
  • Court sets execution date for Ohio killer of mom, daughter

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court has set an execution date in 2020 for a man sentenced to die for beating a mother to death and raping and strangling her 12-year-old daughter.
    Death row inmate Stanley Adams was sentenced to die for the 1999 killings of 43-year-old Esther Cook and her daughter Ashley Cook in Warren in northeastern Ohio.
    The Supreme Court on Friday scheduled Adams’ execution for April 16, 2020. A jury convicted the 50-year-old inmate of the killings, which
  • Zoo opens for 2017 season, new animals share the spotlight

    The following information was provided by the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo
    The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo opened for the 2017 season Saturday at 9:00 a.m. with new animals sharing the spotlight.
    “We are excited to introduce Bahati our young new male African lion. He is going to be a guest favorite,” says Zoo Director, Jim Anderson. “Don’t miss our Tasmanian devil brothers, Milton and Mischief. They are always looking for ways to surprise us.”
    2017 Season Hig
  • Trump tells ‘dreamers’ to rest easy, targets criminals

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and now in the country illegally can “rest easy,” President Donald Trump says, telling the “dreamers” they will not be targets for deportation under his immigration policies.
    Trump, in a wide-ranging interview Friday with The Associated Press, said his administration is “not after the dreamers, we are after the criminals.”
    The president, who took a hard line on immigration as a candidate,
  • Lawyer: Abducted Tennessee girl’s recovery ‘just beginning’

    COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — A 15-year-old Tennessee student who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher and taken to California is back home, a lawyer for the girl’s family says.
    The girl is being evaluated and treated by mental health experts specializing in trauma, lawyer Jason Whatley said in a statement Friday.
    “There is no doubt that she has suffered severe emotional trauma and that her process of recovery is only just beginning,” Whatley said.
    He said the girl is in a saf
  • Indiana Lawmakers gavel session to a close

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers gaveled this year’s session to a close early Saturday morning with the passage of a $32.3 billion, two-year budget and accomplishments that include a significant boost in roads funding spurred by a tax increase and more money for a preschool program benefiting poor children.
    But Republicans who dominate the Statehouse, a party that trumpets free markets and limited regulation also found itself stepping into business squabbles and considering legi
  • Overnight crash leaves car in house, driver in cuffs

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A car slammed into a house early Saturday morning, causing heavy damage and waking neighbors.
    The crash happened around 2:00 a.m. near the intersection of Dinnen and Thompson Avenues.
    A car was apparently traveling south on Thompson when it missed a turn in the road and went into the house, which faces Dinnen.
    A hole is visible in a Dinnen Street house from Thompson Avenue after a car slammed into it early Saturday morning.A witness at the scene said the driver was p
  • House and Senate approve ISTEP replacement Bill

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Indiana’s much-maligned ISTEP exam is set to be replaced in 2019 under a bill heading to Gov. Eric Holcomb.
    The ISTEP became a liability after Republicans undertook a number of education overhauls that made the test more difficult. Indiana students performed poorly and an electronic version was plagued with glitches.
    This session’s bill sets some parameters for a new test dubbed “ILEARN” and gives flexibility to the state school board. It also allow
  • Road Funding proposal heads to Gov. Holcomb’s desk

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) The Legislature has put its final stamp of approval on an infrastructure funding plan to address the state’s aging roads and bridges.
    The Republican plan includes a number of tax and fee increases levied on motorists in order to pay for improvements. The final product raises fuel taxes by 10 cents a gallon, creates a new $15 vehicle registration fee and shifts the sales tax charged on fuel purchases to roads funding by 2025. A provision also allows the governor to seek fe
  • FWPD officer seriously hurt in crash

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A Fort Wayne police officer was hurt in a crash Friday night.
    The crash happened around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Clinton Street and East Washington Blvd., downtown.
    Police dispatch told NewsChannel 15 the officer was seriously hurt in the incident, but was later upgraded to good condition.
    Traffic was restricted on Clinton Street while police investigated and cleaned up the crash. 
  • Mallards force a Game 5 with an overtime victory over Komets

    MOLINE, Ind. (WANE) – Put away those brooms.
    The Komets sweep is spoiled by Quad City as the Mallards earn the overtime victory and force a Game 5 with the 3-2 victory. Sam Warning netted the goal with just 16 seconds remaining in the extra period. That game will take place Saturday night at 8:05 P.M.
    Despite being down by two goals, Fort Wayen rallied in the second period. They got goals from Jason Binkley and captain Jaime Schaafsma to even the game and force overtime.
  • Cold beer bill passes, headed to gov.’s desk

    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A day after an Indiana business owner felt like he was signaled out by the legislature, Republican leaders Friday acknowledged that’s exactly what happened.
    Lawmakers passed a bill to close a cold beer loophole. The House passed passed the bill by a vote of 84-13, while the Senate had passed the bill earlier.
    The bill is now on its way to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk.
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