• 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
  • St. Francis battle elements, defeat Benedictine, 26-21

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Mother Nature would win at first, as No. 1 Saint Francis and No. 15 Benedictine College (KS) waited six hours after a lightining delay pushed kickoff to 6 p.m. Saturday.
    Despite the awful weather, including heavy rains and a howling win, Saint Francis would win, 26-21, and advance to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Football Championship Series.
    The Cougars, (11-0) would strike first on a Justin Green 1-yard touchdown run. The extra-point was blocked and USF held an
  • Cougars battle elements, defeat Benedictine, 26-21

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Mother Nature would win at first, as No. 1 Saint Francis and No. 15 Benedictine College (KS) waited six hours after a lightining delay pushed kickoff to 6 p.m. Saturday.
    Despite the awful weather, including heavy rains and a howling win, Saint Francis would win, 26-21, and advance to the quarterfinals of the NAIA Football Championship Series.
    The Cougars, (11-0) would strike first on a Justin Green 1-yard touchdown run. The extra-point was blocked and USF held an
  • Ann Wedgeworth, known for ‘Three’s Company’ role, dies at 83

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Ann Wedgeworth, who gained fame on film and Broadway before taking on the role of a flirty divorcee on “Three’s Company,” has died at age 83.
    Wedgeworth died Thursday in the New York area after a long illness, her daughter Dianna Martin said.
    Wedgeworth landed her first Broadway role in the 1958 comedy “Make a Million” and continued to take on stage roles for decades. She won the 1978 Tony award for best featured actress in a play for
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  • FWPD searching for suspect after armed robbery at Apple Glen Walmart

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are looking for a man who held up the Apple Glen Walmart Saturday night.
    Police were called to the store, 1710 Apple Glen Boulevard, for a reported armed robbery around 6:15 p.m.
    FWPD Spokesman Officer Jason Anthony said a man walked into the store, approached the Money Center, and demanded cash. Anthony said the suspect pulled out a handgun during the robbery.
    The suspect is described as a white man between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches ta
  • Community helps Marine, wife with premature baby

    ALBION, Ind. (WANE) Veterans helped out one of their own who is caring for a premature daughter.
    Mom Ashley Stevens holds daughter Alayah at a fundraiser Saturday.Born in October, Alayah Boyer arrived at 25 weeks old, weighing 2 lbs.
    “You never know if she’s going to make it,” Ashley Stevens said about her little daughter.
    Alayah breathes with the help of an oxygen tank. She went through a laser eye operation just days ago. Another could be needed.
    “She has taken everythi
  • Rep says David Cassidy in hospital, ‘surrounded by family’

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Partridge Family” star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida.
    His representative tells The Associated Press on Saturday that Cassidy is “now conscious” and “surrounded by family.” The rep adds that Cassidy was in pain and taken to the hospital on Wednesday. No additional details were provided.
    The 67-year-old said earlier this year that he was struggling with memory loss. He also announced this year that he was ending his 50-ye
  • F4F Fantasy of Lights 5K postponed to Sunday

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE – The Fantasy of Lights 5K has been postponed to Sunday due to flooding at Franke Park.
    Fort 4 Fitness organizers said the Saturday’s packet pick-up is canceled.
    Sunday’s schedule will be as follows:
    5K 6:30 p.m. wave at 5 p.m.2K Family Walk (original schedule) at 6:30 p.m.5K 8 p.m. wave at 8 p.m.
    Sunday packet pick-up will be from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Franke Park Pavilion #1.
    Organizers said Franke Park has standing water in some places nearly 10 inche
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  • Flash flooding temporarily closes some city roads

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Flash flooding from Saturday’s heavy rain has closed some roads through Fort Wayne.
    City Utilities Spokesman Frank Suarez said no homes along city rivers are in danger of flooding. Crews are monitoring water levels and potential flooding issues.
    Workers have placed signs at more than 40 streets in Fort Wayne that are impassable due to high water. Motorists should not attempt to drive through floodwaters.
    The city is also asking residents to make sure storm d
  • Trine scores 42 unanswered points to advance in DIII Tournament

    ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) – That escalated quickly.
    Trine scores 42 unanswered points to come back and beat Monmouth (Ill.) in the first game of the DIII Football Tournament on a rain afternoon Saturday, 63-24.
    After an early weather delay, the Scots took the lead on a Deandre Wright touchdown run, 24-21.  But Trine scored 21 points in both the second and third quarters to pull away from Monmouth.
    Thunder quarterback Evan Wyse finished with four total touchdowns (three rushing and one
  • The 32nd Annual Festival of Gingerbread Kicks-off

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  • 32nd annual Festival of Gingerbread kicks-off

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  • Scooby the camel returned to Ohio owners after getting loose

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A young camel named Scooby is back at home after going on a 90-minute jaunt that blocked traffic and provided an uncommon photo opportunity for motorists in Ohio.
    The Blade reports 1-year-old Scooby escaped from his fenced-in home in Springfield Township on Friday afternoon and began walking along township streets, prompting wide-eyed reaction.
    A neighbor of the owner who was on her way home from work alerted the Lucas County Sheriff’s Office. Owner Nabil Shaheen
  • Man burned by exploding chainsaw dies from his injuries

    WARRINGTON TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man who was seriously burned when his chainsaw exploded has died from his injuries.
    Lehigh County officials say 68-year-old David Baker was working at his Warrington Township home when the explosion occurred Thursday. He was taken to a hospital but died from his injuries the following day.
    Warrington Township is about 30 miles north of Philadelphia.
    The death has been ruled an accident but remains under investigation. Authoriti
  • AC/DC founding member Malcolm Young dead at 64

    NEW YORK (AP) — Malcolm Young, the rhythm guitarist and guiding force behind the bawdy hard rock band AC/DC who helped create such head-banging anthems as “Highway to Hell,” ”Hells Bells” and “Back in Black,” has died. He was 64.
    AC/DC announced the death Saturday on their official Facebook page and website Saturday. A representative for the band confirmed that the posts were true. The posts did not say when or where Young died, but said the performer ha
  • Two teens taken to hospital after off road vehicle accident

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off road vehicle (ORV) accident that occurred at approximately 7:00 PM Friday near 6005 W Shilling Rd where two male juvenile were injured.
    One male juvenile, 15, was operating an ORV on private property with a second male juvenile, 16, riding passenger beside him. The operator lost control of the ORV near a private pond embankment and the ORV rolled over, entered the pond, and submerged. Both occupants were eject
  • 2 Fort Wayne teens hurt in ORV crash southwest of Warsaw

    MENTONE, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle crash that injured two Fort Wayne teenagers in Kosciusko County, southwest of Warsaw.
    The crash happened around 7 p.m. Friday near 6005 West Shilling Road, according to a DNR statement released Saturday.
    A 15-year-old boy was operating the ORV on private property when a 16-year-old boy as a passenger. The driver lost control on an embankment near a pond. The ORV rolled, went into the pond, and u
  • Christmas in the Park returns for holiday season

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Next weekend families can enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, a youth theater, a petting zoo and more at Christmas in the Park. Plus, people can send notes and gifts to veterans and children overseas.
    Judi Hapke with Christmas in the Park joined First News for more on what else is new this year.
    Christmas in the Park is Saturday, November 25 and Sunday November 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s at Franke Park.
    Delight in a horse-drawn wagon ride 25th 10 a.m. to 2 p
  • Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he’s delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review “all conservation facts.”
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday it would allow such importation, arguing that encouraging wealthy big-game hunters to kill the threatened species would help raise money for conservation programs.
    Animal rights advocates and environmental groups criticized th
  • Candidate for Ohio governor reveals sexual past on Facebook

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A state Supreme Court justice running for governor volunteered candid details of his sexual past on Facebook on Friday, saying he was taking a swipe at the “media frenzy” over sexual misconduct.
    Democrat William O’Neill’s post was immediately attacked as inappropriate and led to calls for his ouster.
    In it, he wrote that he has been “sexually intimate with approximately 50 very attractive females,” including “a gorgeous blonde
  • Keystone pipeline leak won’t affect last regulatory hurdle

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Discovery of a 210,000-gallon oil leak from the Keystone pipeline would seem to be poor timing four days before regulators in Nebraska decide whether to allow a major expansion of the system, but officials say state law does not allow pipeline safety to be a factor in their decision.
    The Nebraska Public Service Commission was scheduled to rule Monday if a Keystone XL expansion pipeline proposed by TransCanada Corp. can cross the state. The commission’s decision
  • Police officer killed in Pennsylvania, gunman at large

    NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — An intense search is underway in western Pennsylvania for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a police officer.
    The shooting happened shortly after 8 p.m. Friday in New Kensington, about 18 miles northeast of Pittsburgh. The officer has not been identified.
    Police officers from neighboring towns were scouring the area for the suspect early Saturday. SWAT teams and police dogs assisted.
    Police have recovered a brown, older model Jeep Grand Cherokee wanted in conne
  • Animal welfare group seeks to halt rifle rule in Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An animal welfare group has requested that a judge toss an emergency rule recently approved by Indiana’s wildlife agency to allow rifle-hunting on state or federal property.
    The Center for Wildlife Ethics filed their request with LaPorte Circuit Court Judge Thomas Alevizos on Thursday, the Indianapolis Star reported.
    “I’m concerned that the DNR can subvert the legislature,” said Laura Nirenberg, an attorney for the center. &l
  • Indianapolis councilman charged with child molestation quits

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis City-County councilman has resigned from his post after being charged with three counts of child molestation.
    The Indianapolis Star reports Jeff Miller resigned Friday, hours after prosecutors accused him of fondling two young girls at his home. Police recently searched the 50-year-old Miller’s home after an allegation that one, a 10-year-old girl, had been fondled there. Court documents show the girls came forward sa
  • Blue Jacket prepares for biggest ‘Festival of Lights’ ever

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Organizers and clients at Blue Jacket are gearing up for the 23rd Annual Fantasy of Lights holiday display at Franke Park, but this year is the biggest yet.
    For years the light display has allowed families to kick off the Christmas season and carry on fun traditions. This year, Blue Jacket is expanding the display to the Foellinger Theatre parking lot for a total of two miles of Christmas lights.
    The historic light display will feature 13 new display scenes and a
  • Blue Jacket prepares for biggest ‘Fantasy of Lights’ ever

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Organizers and clients at Blue Jacket are gearing up for the 23rd Annual Fantasy of Lights holiday display at Franke Park, but this year is the biggest yet.
    For years the light display has allowed families to kick off the Christmas season and carry on fun traditions. This year, Blue Jacket is expanding the display to the Foellinger Theatre parking lot for a total of two miles of Christmas lights.
    The historic light display will feature 13 new display scenes and a
  • 11/17 Highlight Zone – Semi-State

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Woodlan is heading to state for the first time since 1981 thanks to a last-second field goal while Bishop Dwenger saw its season come to an end with a loss at semi-state.At Eastbrook High School where Luke Crilly’s 22-yard field goal as time expired earned the Warriors a 15-14 win and a trip to the 2A state title game.
    The Warriors will play the winner of tomorrow’s other semi-state game as 2A no. 5 Southridge faces 2A no. 2 Indianapolis Scecina in a r
  • 11/17 Extended Highlights and Interviews: Woodlan at Eastbrook

    MARION, Ind. (WANE) – Check out these extended highlights and interviews from the Woodlan Warriors as Woodlan topped Eastbrook 15-14 at 2A semi-state and will play for a state title next Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium!
     
  • Electric Works hosts first public event since closing on GE campus

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) –  Developers closed on the old GE campus in September. With redevelopment, it will be called Electric Works. Just two short months later developers and community leaders hosted hundreds at a block party. It’s the site’s first public event.
    New life is starting to take shape at Electric Works. At the block party the future name of the campus was illuminated on one of the buildings.
    “Gives me goosebumps,” Greater Fort Wayne Inc. CEO Eric
  • Local superintendents weigh in on tougher HS graduation requirements

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana high school students may need to do more work to graduate. That’s why more than 130 Hoosier superintendents, educators, and local leaders met in Fort Wayne Friday to figure out what they’re going to do about that proposition.
    State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick led the discussion at Homestead High School along with State Board of Education members Dr. Steve Yager and Cari Whicker.
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