• 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
  • Police: Car plows into parade crowd in New Orleans; 28 hurt

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspect is in custody after 28 people were injured Saturday when a vehicle plowed into a crowd watching the Krewe of Endymion parade in the Mid-City section of New Orleans, police said.
    Police Chief Michael Harrison said the suspect is being investigated for driving while intoxicated. Harrison was asked twice by the media if terrorism was suspected. While he didn’t say “No” he did say it looks like a case of DWI.
    New Orleans emergency personnel atten
  • Uthoff’s free throws lead Mad Ants over Erie

    ERIE, Pa. — The Erie BayHawks (11-25) fell to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants (20-15) tonight at Erie Insurance Arena, 110-108. The Mad Ants take the four-game regular season series, 3-1.
    After being knotted at 10 points a piece at the 7:29 mark of the first quarter, the Mad Ants went on a 30-14 run to close out the quarter. Fort Wayne never looked back after that, extending its lead to 16 points, 61-45, at the intermission of tonight’s tilt.
    The BayHawks kicked off the second half by going
  • No. 14 Purdue stunned by Michigan

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Moe Wagner is becoming a fan favorite at Michigan — and the type of sharp-shooting big man the Wolverines haven’t always had.
    Wagner scored 22 of his 24 points in the first half, outplaying everyone on Purdue’s vaunted front line and leading Michigan to an 82-70 victory over the 14th-ranked Boilermakers on Saturday. The 6-foot-11 Wagner went 10 of 15 from the field and made four 3-pointers.
    “He is so loved by his teammates,” said coach
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  • Bryant’s free throw sends Hoosiers over Northwestern 63-62

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Indiana rediscovered its closing kick Saturday night.
    Now the Hoosiers will find out if it helps them cross the finish line with an NCAA Tournament bid.
    Thomas Bryant completed a 3-point play with 2.6 seconds left and the Indiana defense shut out Northwestern for the final 93 seconds, turning a seven-point deficit into an improbable 63-62 victory.
    “If you stay with those things long enough, eventually the bounce is going to go your way,” coach Tom Crean
  • Fort Wayne tops Western Illinois in OT, will take No. 6 seed in Summit League tournamnet

    MACOMB, Ill. – Fort Wayne men’s basketball closed the regular season on Saturday (Feb. 25) with a 96-92 overtime victory at Western Illinois. The game featured 15 lead changes and eight ties.
    With the win, the Mastodons finish the regular season 19-11 (8-8 Summit League). Fort Wayne will be the No. 6 seed in the 2017 Summit League Championship and play No. 3 seed Omaha on Sunday (March 5). Tip in Sioux Falls, S.D. is set for 9:30 p.m. ET. The ‘Dons won both meetings from Omaha
  • Buzzer-beater burns Saint Francis in Crossroads League Tournament semifinals

    MARION, Ind. — Sure getting beaten on buzzer-beating, miraculous 3-pointer is a tough way to lose, but the University of Saint Francis Head Coach Chad LaCross emphasized the Cougars aren’t done playing basketball for the 2016-17 season.Crossroads League Tournament No. 2 seed Indiana Wesleyan University won 73-70 on a buzzer-beating Bob Peters 3-pointer on Saturday a Luckey Areana to advance to the 2017 CLT Championship Game at Bethel College on Tuesday night in Mishawaka, Ind. The lo
  • Komets silence Thunder in shutout win

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Trevor Cheek had a hat trick and Garrett Bartus had a shutout as the Komets silenced the Thunder 6-0 Saturday night at the Coliseum.
    Shawn Szydlowski, Garrett Thompson, and Cody Sol also scored in the win. Bartus made 28 saves in his shutout performance.
    The Komets return to the Coliseum Sunday to host Wheeling. Puck drop is set for 5PM.
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  • Trine women earn first ever bid to NCAA Div. III tournament with MIAA tourny title

    ANGOLA, Ind.—The No. 18 Trine women’s basketball team won its first Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Tournament Championship on Saturday night with a 49-42 victory over Calvin in Hershey Hall. With the win, the Thunder earned an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament.
    Trine improves to 24-2 this season. Its 24 wins moves into a tie for second place in school history for season victories, just one behind the 1988-89 season. The Thunder was propelled by a large crowd and b
  • Dwenger gymnastics wins 10th straight sectional title

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Bishop Dwenger gymnastics team won its 10th straight sectional title on Saturday beating out Homestead and Carroll in a close race at the top.
    Less than four points separated 1st place from 3rd place. Homestead took 2nd while Carroll came in 3rd.
    Dwenger’s Sophia Wright Turflinger won the all-around title.Click here for complete results.
  • Fort Wayne women end season with loss to IUPUI

    INDIANAPOLIS – The Fort Wayne women’s basketball season came to a close as the Mastodons fell to IUPUI 66-55.
    Peyton Fallis and De’Jour Young led the ‘Dons with 12 points on the night. Young earned her third career double-double and tied a career-high with 11 rebounds. In their final game as a Mastodon, Selena Lozada and Rachel Rinehart scored six and five points, respectively.
    IUPUI took the lead early by scoring the first two baskets of the game. Trailing by five to sta
  • Homestead captures 4A state title with 61-54 win over Pike

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – The Homestead Spartans made history and accomplished a goal three years in the making, winning the 4A state title in girls basketball with a 61-54 victory over Pike.
    Karissa McLaughlin led the Spartans with 29 points and six assists. Madisen Parker had 17 points and was named the Mental Attitude Award winner. Jazmyne Geist had eight points and 12 rebounds.
    This is the first state championship for Homestead in girls basketball. This was their second trip to the s
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  • FWA makes autistic children comfortable with air travel

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Parents with autistic children have many unique factors to consider when travelling by plane. Fort Wayne International Airport helped those families feel things out by putting on a plane boarding rehearsal called Wings for Autism.
    More than 30 kids and their families took part in FWA’s first-ever Wings for Autism. The event, held Saturday, was presented by Easterseals Arc in partnership with FWA and Allegiant Air.
    The kids practiced enter
  • Fort Wayne Airport makes autistic children comfortable with air travel

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Parents with autistic children have many unique factors to consider when travelling by plane. Fort Wayne International Airport helped those families feel things out by putting on a plane boarding rehearsal called Wings for Autism.
    More than 30 kids and their families took part in FWA’s first-ever Wings for Autism. The event, held Saturday, was presented by Easterseals Arc in partnership with FWA and Allegiant Air.
    The kids practiced enter
  • Local teams make splash at IHSAA Boys Swim and Dive State Championship

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – Local swimmers and divers took home several medals at the IHSAA Boys Swim and Dive State Championship.
    Homestead and Carroll each finished in the top 10 in the team results. The Spartans took 6th place while the Chargers claimed 7th.
    Carroll’s Jackson Kent took 4th in the 200 IM and in the 100 fly. He was also a part of the 200m medley relay team that took 3rd place.
    Homestead’s Julian Normal took 4th place in the 200 free and was a part of the 200 f
  • Indiana Tech WHAC tournament run comes to an end in loss to Siena Heights

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The No. 17-ranked and second-seeded Indiana Tech women’s basketball team saw its run in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Tournament come to an end on Saturday afternoon at the Schaefer Center and they were upended by No. 22-ranked and third-seeded Siena Heights, 72-69, in a semifinal contest.
    In a game that featured six ties and six lead changes, the Warriors found themselves trailing early as the Saints would get out to a 9-2 lead, with just over t
  • Ohio regulators propose strict limits for medical pot supply

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio regulators have proposed restrictions on how much medical marijuana a patient could buy that would be among the strictest in the nation.
    Under Ohio’s medical marijuana law, patients with 20 medical conditions can buy and use marijuana if recommended by a doctor. The state’s program is slated to become operational in September 2018.
    The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy this past week released draft rules detailing the allowable amounts, Cleveland.com repor
  • Plans underway for 50th anniversary of Richmond explosions

    RICHMOND, Ind. (AP) — Planning is starting for events to remember the 50th anniversary of deadly explosions in the downtown Richmond area.
    The April 6, 1968 blasts killed more than 40 people, injured more than 120 others and destroyed 15 buildings in the community east of Indianapolis.
    The Pal-Item (http://pinews.co/2lqicoj ) reports that the back-to-back explosions and resulting fires eliminated all evidence to determine how it started.
    Wayne County Historical Museum Executive Director Ji
  • Group considers plans for grant to combat infant mortality

    HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A nonprofit organization has been awarded funding to help reduce the number of infant deaths in northwest Indiana.The (Northwest Indiana) Times reports (http://bit.ly/2lb49Qf ) Saturday that Mental Health America of Lake County is considering how it plans to use the Safety PIN, or Protecting Indiana’s Newborns, grant.
    Mental Health America is set to receive $1.1 million over the next four years. The organization is guaranteed half the money and will get the rest
  • Democratic leadership race narrows, South Bend Mayor Buttigieg drops out

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The national Democratic chairman’s race is narrowing before party activists even cast ballots.
    Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana, told Democratic National Committee members Saturday that he did not have the votes and was removing his name from consideration.
    That increases the likelihood that former Labor Secretary Tom Perez or Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison could win the job without a marathon voting session.
    There still are six candidates, and the win
  • Women’s Expo offers fashion shows, spa treatments, Darth Vader bath bombs

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Women’s Expo has returned to the Memorial Coliseum, inviting guests to enjoy fashion, fun and shopping.
    The expo is held at the Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 25 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and February 26 (12 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
    The event includes a mix of artisans, boutiques, and companies, featuring a silent auction, free samples, free spa treatments, tastings, beauty, home products, fashion shows, shopping, wellness talks and demonstrat
  • Women’s Expo offers fashion shows, Darth Vader bath bombs

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Women’s Expo has returned to the Memorial Coliseum, inviting guests to enjoy fashion, fun and shopping.
    The expo is held at the Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 25 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and February 26 (12 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
    The event includes a mix of artisans, boutiques, and companies, featuring a silent auction, free samples, free spa treatments, tastings, beauty, home products, fashion shows, shopping, wellness talks and demonstrat
  • State police release PSA to help find suspect in murders of 2 teens

    DELPHI, Ind. (WANE) – The Indiana State Police Department released a PSA Saturday to help solve the murders of two teen girls.
    Liberty German (left), Abigail Williams (right)Abigail Williams, 13, and Liberty German, 14, were both found dead in a wooded area near the Delphi Historic Trail, approximately 60 miles northwest of Indianapolis. Law enforcement is investigating the case as a double homicide.
    Police said that there have been approximately 3,900 tips received via phone and emai
  • 2017 Oscar nominations: complete list of nominees

    LOS ANGELES, Ca. (WANE) – The 2017 Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel on Sunday.
    The nominees for the 2017 Oscars are listed below.
    Best Picture
    Arrival
    Fences
    Hacksaw Ridge
    Hell or High Water
    Hidden Figures
    La La Land
    Lion
    Manchester by the Sea
    Moonlight
     
    Best Actor
    Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
    Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
    Ryan Gosling, La La Land
    Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
    Denzel Washington, Fences Best Actor Andrew Garfield, shown posing for photographers upon
  • Parkview Field to fill 600 positions Saturday

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps is hosting a job fair at Parkview Field Saturday where they are looking to employ 600 part-time and seasonal staff members.
    The job fair will be held at Parkview Field’s Suite Level Lounge, 1301 Ewing Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a press release.
    Open positions holding interviews include the following.
    Ballpark Cleaning Crew (includes third shift)
    Bartender (must be 21 or older, able to obtain alcohol permit)
    Commissary
  • Parkview Field to fill 600 positions at job fair

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps is hosting a job fair at Parkview Field Saturday where they are looking to employ 600 part-time and seasonal staff members.
    The job fair will be held at Parkview Field’s Suite Level Lounge, 1301 Ewing Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a press release.
    Open positions holding interviews include the following.
    Ballpark Cleaning Crew (includes third shift)
    Bartender (must be 21 or older, able to obtain alcohol permit)
    Commissary
  • Parkview Field holds job fair to fill 600 positions

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps hosted a job fair at Parkview Field Saturday where they sought to employ 600 part-time and seasonal staff members.
    The job fair was held at Parkview Field’s Suite Level Lounge, 1301 Ewing Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., according to a press release.
    Open positions holding interviews include the following.
    Ballpark Cleaning Crew (includes third shift)
    Bartender (must be 21 or older, able to obtain alcohol permit)
    Commissary Runner (must
  • Home & Garden Show to feature over 600 exhibits, HGTV stars, petting zoo

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show will celebrate its 44th year when the show returns to the Coliseum next week.
    The Home & Garden Show will be held at the Coliseum on Thursday, March 2 and Friday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    With more than 650 exhibitors each year, the show is the place to see the latest in contemporary home and garden products and services, according to a press release.
  • Felon in possession of weapon found guilty by jury

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A Fort Wayne man was convicted on two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
    United States Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana, David Capp announced in a press release Friday that Keenan Davis, 40, was found guilty after a 4-day jury trial.
    According to documents filed in the case, Keenan Davis, 40 had two prior felony convictions on his record when he was found to be possession of the weapon, the press release said.
    The case was prosecuted
  • Draft GOP health care bill revamps Obama’s health care law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft Republican bill replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would end its Medicaid expansion, scrap fines on people not buying insurance and eliminate taxes on the medical industry and higher earners.Instead, it would create tax credits worth up to $4,000, allow bigger contributions to personal health savings accounts and impose a new levy on expensive health coverage some employees get at work.
    The 105-page measure largely tracks talking points that

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