• 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
  • Holcomb asks feds to allow Medicaid work requirements

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Eric Holcomb has submitted a finalized proposal allowing for changes to the state’s Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0 serving low-income Hoosiers.
    The Family and Social Services Administration announced Thursday that the proposed waiver from current federal Medicaid rules was sent to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
    The Republican governor is seeking permission to require some adults to have a job or to enroll in a work-readiness program to qualify for
  • Teen brothers to be sentenced in 2015 homicide

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Two teen brothers who pleaded guilty for their roles in a 2015 murder will be sentenced, Friday.Shakidi Underwood, 19, and Kamari Underwood, 18, had been awaiting trial for murder in connection with the shooting death of a Fort Wayne man back in July of 2015 agreed to plead guilty to voluntary manslaughter, last month.
    Under the terms of the plea agreement, both would be sentenced to 15 years in prison, followed by three years of probation with the first year of the proba
  • WANE-TV chief photographer sings National Anthem at Tincaps game

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) NewsChannel 15 chief photojournalist Ross Kinsey performed the National Anthem at the Thursday night Fort Wayne TinCaps game.
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  • Human remains found near Mississinewa River in Grant Co.

    GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Human remains that were found near the Mississinewa River in Grant County will be taken to Indianapolis for further study.
    Grant County Coroner Chris Butche said someone discovered the top of a skull and a jawbone Wednesday evening and took them to authorities Thursday morning. After looking at the items and consulting with an Indianapolis doctor, they determined that they are, in fact, human remains.
    Investigators went back to the south side of the river near t
  • Human remains found near Mississinewa River

    GRANT CO, Ind. (WANE)  Human remains that were found near the Mississinewa River in Grant County will be taken to Indianapolis for further study.
    Grant County Coroner Chris Butche said someone discovered the top of a skull and a jawbone Wednesday evening and took them to authorities Thursday morning. After looking at the items and consulting with an Indianapolis doctor, they determined that they are, in fact, human remains.
    Investigators went back to the south side of the river near the 120
  • Allen County can now tow, store and dispose of abandoned cars on properties

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – If you live in Allen County and you have an abandoned car, you’ve better clean it up or the county will tow it and dispose of it. County council passed the Abandoned Vehicle Act unanimously Thursday.
    The county building department has been getting a lot of complaints about abandoned cars on people’s property. They said there was a property that had 75 abandoned cars and boats that convinced them current abandoned car laws needed to be up
  • Komets re-sign defenseman Bobby Shea

    Fort Wayne, IN— The Komets announced Wednesday that defenseman Bobby Shea has agreed to terms and will be returning to the Fort Wayne fold for 2017-18.  Also netminder Alex Sakellaropoulos becomes the second goaltender to take a spot on the preseason roster and will be looking to make his pro debut with the Komets.
    “Bobby didn’t play in all of the games last year due to injury but when he was on the ice he was very effective,” Komet general manager David Franke said.
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  • “Carpool Conversations” with TinCaps catcher A.J. Kennedy

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – You can call A.J. Kennedy almost anything – but he doesn’t like “Jimmy.”
    The TinCaps catcher joined WANE-TV for this week’s “Carpool Conversations” segment fueled by Phil’s One Stop and Marathon.
    Kennedy explains his alter ego “Jimmy” – who only appears when he makes a mistake on baseball field – sings some Sublime, and talks about what its like to get hit by a 90-mile and hour fastball.
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  • Fort Wayne sees rash of spice overdoses, nearly 20 in 24 hours

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The investigation into a rash of drug overdoses, nearly 20 in 24 hours, is just beginning. What police do know is that it was a bad batch of drugs being sold as spice.
    Spice has been known to be laced with everything from opiates to insect repellent.
    “We make it a point to address the opiate epidemic, but these overdoses are also caused by spice,” FWPD Narcotics Detective J.C. Gutierrez said.
    Gutierrez said based on information from the Health Departme
  • Couple pleads guilty to enslaving children from South Korea

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City couple has pleaded guilty to enslaving two children from South Korea who were in their care.
    Fifty-four-year-old Jeong Taek Lee and his wife, 50-year-old Sook Yeon Park, both pleaded guilty to two counts of labor trafficking Wednesday. Lee was sentenced to five months of probation. Park was sentenced to six months in prison along with five years of probation.
    Prosecutors say parents of the two children, a brother and sister, sent the siblings to live with th
  • Teachers union chief: School choice rooted in segregation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of one of the country’s leading teachers’ union claims that school choice is rooted in segregation and racism.
    Randi Weingarten made the remarks on Thursday at the American Federation of Teachers’ conference in Washington.
    FILE – In this Jan. 9, 2017, file photo, American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten speaks about education at the National Press Club in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)Weingarten charges that vouc
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  • Official: Indiana park where kids burned has big problems

    PORTER, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana water park where 11 children suffered chemical burns must correct numerous large problems before it can reopen, a local health official says.
    An inspection Wednesday of Seven Peaks Water Park by town, county and state officials found “fairly extensive” problems including structural safety issues involving tall slides at the park, said Keith Letta, administrator of the Porter County Health Department.
    “An engineer is going to have
  • Layoffs begin at Carrier plant that drew Trump’s criticism

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company’s Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
    The nearly 340 workers clocked out after their final shifts at Carrier’s gas furnace factory. Another wave of 290 workers will be let go by Dec. 22 under a timetable the company announced in late May.
    Carrier announced in February 2016
  • Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles County coroner says Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington, who sold millions of albums with a unique mix of hard rock, hip-hop and rap, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday.
    Coroner spokesman Brian Elias says they are investigating Bennington’s death as an apparent suicide but no additional details are available.
    The group sold 10 million copies of their 2000 debut, “Hybrid Theory,” and then another 4 million with 200
  • OJ Simpson granted release from prison

    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel heist, successfully making his case in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star.
    Simpson, 70, could be a free man as early as Oct. 1. By then, he will have served the minimum of his nine-to-33-year armed-robbery sentence for a bungled attempt to snatch sports memorabilia and other mementos he claim
  • ‘Juice’ will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star.
    Simpson, 70, could be released as early as Oct. 1. By then, he will have served the minimum of his nine-to-33-year sentence for a bungled attempt to snatch sports memorabilia he claimed had been stole
  • Man again charged with hiding HIV status from sexual partner

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A Fort Wayne man who police said failed to tell numerous sexual partners in at least three counties that he was infected with HIV, has again been charged.
    Travis R. Spoor, 37, was charged this week in Allen Superior Court with malicious mischief. It’s the fifth time he’s been charged with the felony since February 2016, according to Indiana court records.
    According to a probable cause affidavit, the woman told police she saw a December 2016 NewsChannel 15 repo
  • Mother to white supremacist who killed her son: ‘You lost’

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The admitted white supremacist who stabbed a man to death in August 2016 because he was black was sentenced Thursday.
    Aaryn Snyder received 65 years for the Aug. 21, 2016 murder of Samuel Hardrix in the backyard of a home in the 1400 block of Schilling Avenue. Snyder had pleaded guilty but mentally ill to murder earlier this month.
    According to a probable cause affidavit, on Sept. 19, Snyder confessed to the killing to an Allen County Confinement Officer, saying he stabbe
  • Man, 21, shot in back during drug deal gone bad

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A 21-year-old was seriously hurt after police said he was shot in the back during a drug deal gone bad Wednesday.
    Fort Wayne Police and medics were called just after 4 p.m. Wednesday to 711 Tennessee Ave. on a report of a shooting. When crews arrived, officers learned a victim had been taken to a local hospital by someone.
    A shooting was reported along Tennessee Avenue on Wednesday, July 19, 2017.He was identified by police as 21-year old Collin R. Walda. Police said he w
  • Home a ‘total loss’ after fire

    HARLAN, Ind. (WANE) A Harlan home was completely destroyed by fire early Thursday.
    A home along School Street in Harlan was badly damaged by fire Thursday, July 20, 2017.Firefighters were called just after 9 a.m. on a report of a fire at a home at 12110 School St. on Harlan’s northeast side. Crews arrived to find flames rising from the single-story home.
    Officials said there were people in the home at the time of the fire but they all escaped without any injuries.
    The home was considered a
  • Motorcyclist hospitalized after crash

    DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A motorcyclist was hospitalized after crashing his motorcycle early Thursday just south of Butler.
    Police and medics were called just before 5 a.m. Thursday to the 3800 block of C.R. 63 in DeKalb County on a report of a motorcycle crash there.
    According to a DeKalb Count Sheriff’s Department crash report, 44-year-old Jimmy D. Dick of Butler was headed southbound on C.R. 63 on his 1998 Harley Davidson when he lost control of the motorcycle after cresting a hill. D
  • US weekly requests for jobless aid fall to 233,000

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fewer Americans applied for jobless aid last week, as the number of people seeking benefits stays near historic lows pointing to a robust job market.
    THE NUMBERS: Weekly unemployment applications fell by 15,000 to a seasonally-adjusted 233,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. It was the largest weekly drop since late April. The less volatile four-week average declined by 2,250 to 243,750. The number of people collecting unemployment benefits has fallen 9.7 percent ove
  • Lawsuit settlement means more refunds for motorists

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles has agreed to repay motorists more than $62 million it collected in excessive fees to settle a class-action lawsuit.
    Attorney Irwin Levin represented motorists in the lawsuit. He says the settlement includes $28.5 million in refunds for customers who were overcharged between 2002 and mid-2006 for driver licenses, vehicle registrations and other services. It also includes $33.6 million the agency began returning to customers last year
  • Indiana AG warns public about tech support computer scams

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general is warning the public about online scams that seek to convince people that their personal computers are infected with viruses.
    Attorney General Curtis Hill says the scams use pop-up alerts resembling security alerts used by legitimate computer and technology companies.
    He says the deceptive alerts claim the users’ computers are infected with viruses and could be vulnerable to hackers. The alerts often provide a toll-free number use
  • McCain tells Senate colleague, ‘I’ll be back’

     
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain’s best friend in the Senate says the ailing Arizona Republican told him the cancerous tumor doctors have found in his brain isn’t his worst ordeal.
    South Carolina GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham says he spoke to McCain by phone Wednesday evening.
    He says McCain told him: “Yeah, I’m going to have to stay here a little bit longer, take some treatments. I’ll be back.”
    McCain was a prisoner of war in Vietnam for 5 ½ y
  • Senators end meeting stalemated on health care

     
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Around two dozen Republican senators have ended a private meeting on the party’s stalemated health care bill with no visible signs of progress.
    Several senators described a positive session also attended by health secretary Tom Price and Seema Verma, administrator of the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. None offered any specific examples of progress from the nearly three-hour meeting.
    Wyoming GOP Sen. John Barrasso says, “We still do
  • 3 top Trump insiders to talk to Senate panels

     
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate intelligence committee has scheduled perhaps the most high-profile testimony involving the Russian meddling probes since former FBI Director James Comey appeared in June.
    A lawyer for Trump’s powerful son-in-law and adviser says Jared Kushner will speak to the Senate intelligence committee Monday. Attorney Abbe Lowell says Kushner has been prepared to “voluntarily cooperate” for months and “appreciates the opportunity to assist in
  • OJ Simpson draws world attention in plea for freedom

     
     
    LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — Former football star and convicted felon O.J. Simpson will command the world’s attention once again Thursday when he pleads for his freedom on live TV.
    Simpson received a 33-year sentence in 2008 for an armed robbery involving two sports memorabilia dealers in a Las Vegas hotel room. The 70-year-old is asking Nevada parole officials to release him in October, when he will have served the minimum nine years.
    Simpson made headlines on the football fi
  • FWPD: Man on bike struck by vehicle, critically hurt

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police believe a man was struck by a vehicle on Stellhorn Road early Thursday morning.
    According to police, around 12:30 a.m. a driver on Stellhorn Road saw a man in the middle of the road near Oakhurst Drive. The driver and an off-duty police officer stopped to help.
    Paramedics took the man to a hospital in critical condition, according to police.
    FWPD investigates after a person was found in the middle of Stellhorn Road critically injured on July 20,

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