• 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
  • Government shuts down for first time since 2013

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government shut down at midnight after Congress failed to resolve a partisan standoff over immigration and spending.
    In a late-night vote, Senate Democrats joined to block a bill that would have kept the government running for another four weeks. A flurry of last-minute negotiations failed to beat the deadline.
    Democrats have tried to use the Friday night funding deadline to win concessions from Republicans, including an extension of an Obama-era program protecti
  • 1/19 Highlight Zone – Homestead tops Legends for SAC control

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Three weeks after falling to North Side by eight in the SAC Holiday Tournament it was Homestead taking down the Legends 71-62 in the Highlight Zone “Game of the Week” to take sole possession of first place in the conference standings.
    Homestead was led by Grant Raber with 23 points as the Spartans moved to 5-0 in the SAC. Onye Ezeakudo and Sam Buck added 14 apiece for the Spartans. North Side was led by Keion Brooks Jr. with 21 points while Austin Bouc
  • Huntertown home damaged by fire

    ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE)- A home in Huntertown was damaged by fire Friday evening.
    Firefighters were called to a home in the 15000 Block of Webster Street on reports of a fire just before 10 p.m.The home sustained heavy damage in the fire.
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  • Ohio man arrested after officer involved shooting

    OAKWOOD, Ohio (WANE)- A Continental, Ohio man has been arrested after an officer involved shooting Friday evening.Just before 5 p.m. Friday evening, deputies were dispatched to the 100 block of North First Street in the Village of Oakwood, Paulding County, for a suicidal man with a gun to his head.According to a press release from the Paulding County Sheriff,Deputy Sheriff Jared Renollet arrived to find 47-year-old Ray Osborn of Continental, Ohio in a truck with a woman standing by the passenger
  • Fort Wayne forensic interviewer keeps eyes on Nassar hearing

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – For days victims of Dr. Larry Nassar have been giving victim impact statements at his sentencing. The former USA Gymnastics Team doctor pleaded guilty to seven counts of criminal sexual conduct.
    One local expert has been watching the proceedings.  Forensic Interviewer Patricia Smallwood has interviewed countless sexual assault victims. She said watching Nassar’s victims, some of them recognizable faces, will greatly impact other sex abuse victims a
  • Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tom Petty’s family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose.
    His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement Friday on his Facebook page. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner’s office earlier in the day that the overdose was due to a variety of medications.
    The statement was posted moments before the Los Angeles coroner’s office issued its official findings, which confi
  • Maple Creek Middle School student named Riley Champion

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A 13-year-old Maple Creek Middle School student has been named a 2018 Riley Champion.
    Josh Clark was diagnosed with Shone’s Complex shortly after birth, which is a series of heart defects. Over the years, he has received care at Riley Children’s Hospital.
    Clark’s mother credits a clinical research trial for saving his live. Now, he lives a normal life playing basketball, running cross-country and participating in show choir.
    Riley Hospital for Children a
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  • Former CEO receives Sagamore of the Wabash

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The former CEO of Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home was awarded one of the state’s highest honors Friday. Phyllis Hermann, who retired in July 2017, was presented the Sagamore of the Wabash from State Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne).
    The Sagamore of the Wabash is given out by the governor to those who have given distinguished service.
    Hermann began her career with Visiting Nurse in 1989 as a hospice nurse and worked her way up through a variety
  • 1/19 Highlight Zone Prep Basketball Scoreboard

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  • 2 teens plead guilty in death of passenger hit by sandbag

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Two of four teenage boys arrested after a sandbag tossed from an Ohio interstate overpass killed a Michigan man have pleaded guilty to charges including involuntary manslaughter.
    A prosecutor in Toledo said Friday the 14- and 15-year-old boys didn’t toss the sandbag that killed 22-year-old Marquise Byrd, of Warren, Michigan. She says one of the boys threw another sandbag from the overpass the night of Dec. 19.
    Byrd died a few days after a sandbag smashed through t
  • Martin Short and Steve Martin to appear at the Embassy Theatre

    Martin Short and his close friend Steve Martin are teaming up for an evening of live comedy and music in Fort Wayne. The two are scheduled to appear at the Embassy Theatre on Friday, May 18.
    Tickets are $78, $98, $128, $158, $198. Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, ticketmaster.com or by phone at 800.745.3000.Their show, entitled “An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life”, will include stand-up,
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  • Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the “powerful army” of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison.
    Roughly 80 of the women and girls whom Larry Nassar abused under the guise of medical treatment have stood before the court during a marathon sentencing hearing that began Tuesday, describing with eloquence and sometimes
  • Multiple vehicle crash snarls traffic at Whitley-Allen County line

    WHITLEY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A crash involving multiple vehicles near the intersection of U.S. 30 and the road that divides Whitley and Allen counties disrupted traffic for a while Friday afternoon.
    The crash forced the closure of one lane of eastbound U.S. 30 and also closed CR 800 S south of U.S. 30 while crews cleaned up the accident.
    According to an officer with the Whitley County Sheriff’s Department, a truck, dump truck and semi hauling cattle were involved.No injuries were reported a
  • Road South of U.S. 30 closed for several hours

    WHITLEY CO., Ind. (WANE) The Sheriff’s Department is asking travelers to avoid 800 East just south of U.S. 30 due to a crash. It is at the Whitley/Allen County border.
    Whitley County Sheriff’s deputies at the scene told NewsChannel 15 a pick-up truck, a dump truck and semi with a trailer of cattle were involved in the crash. No one was hurt.
    It will be closed for several hours and drivers should find an alternative route. 
     
  • Embassy Theatre celebrating 90 years with film series

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Embassy Theatre is inviting Fort Wayne to celebrate its 90th anniversary throughout 2018. The historic venue is kicking off its 90 Year of Film series with “Back to the Future” Friday night.
    Blockbuster hits from “The Wizard of Oz” to “Frozen” will be screened to mark each decade in the theatre’s lifetime.
    The film series will lead up to the grand birthday celebration on May 19, when the Embassy recreates the theater’s g
  • CHS wants to ban former Lutheran CEO from working for IU Health

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  The parent company of Lutheran Health Network has filed an injunction against its former CEO, in an effort to prevent him from working for competitor IU Health.
    Community Health Systems has asked for a temporary injunction that would bar Brian Bauer from “consulting for, participating in a joint venture with, or otherwise being engaged with I-U Health.”
    It also seeks to keep him from “using and disclosing Plaintiff’s confidential or proprieta
  • President Trump steps to forefront of anti-abortion movement

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He once called himself “pro-choice.” But a year into his presidency, Donald Trump is stepping to the forefront of his administration’s efforts to roll back abortion rights.
    “Love saves lives,” the president said Friday from the White House Rose Garden, in an address broadcast to thousands of demonstrators in the annual March for Life. “We are with you all the way.”
    Though his record is mixed and a midterm election looms, abortion
  • Woman sentenced to eight years in babysitting battery case

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A woman who pleaded guilty to battery and neglect of a dependent earlier this week in a case involving an infant who was in her care has been sentenced to eight years in prison.
    The mother of an 11-month-old boy dropped him off in the morning at Nicole Cakora’s home in August 2016 where she ran a daycare and when the mother texted Cakora later in the day to check on the boy’s wellbeing she became concerned according to a probable cause affidavit filed after he
  • Vacant home catches fire near downtown

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A vacant house caught fire Friday afternoon just east of downtown. Firefighters were called to the home at 1124 Grant Avenue just before 1 p.m.
    When crews arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from the windows and doors of the single story home. Firefighters quickly extinguished flames on the first floor.
    No one was found inside. The home had no power or gas coming to it.
    Fire officials believe someone was either squatting inside, broke-in or let themselves in and c
  • Governor visits Fort Wayne, officially opens first BMV self-service kiosk

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb stopped in the Summit City Friday to celebrate a new feature for the state BMV.
    The Pine Valley Shopping Center at Coldwater and Dupont Roads is now home to the state’s first BMV Connect kiosk.
    A sign on the Pine Valley BMV branch advertises the new self-service kiosks.
    The machine, designed by a Fort Wayne company, allows customers to renew registrations and plates, pay fees, update information and more 24 hours a day. It is accessible
  • Governor visits Fort Wayne, celebrates BMV kiosk center

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb stopped in the Summit City Friday to celebrate a new feature for the state BMV.
    The Pine Valley Shopping Center at Coldwater and Dupont Roads is now home to the state’s first BMV Connect kiosk center.
    A sign on the Pine Valley BMV branch advertises the new self-service kiosks.
    The machines, designed by a Fort Wayne company, allows customers to renew registrations and plates, pay fees, update information and more 24 hours a day. They are
  • Trump, Schumer to meet as Dems, GOP trade pre-shutdown blame

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in partisan stare-down over politically fraught legislation to protect about 700,000 younger immigrants from being deported.
    Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the White House traded blame for the possible shutdown just hours remaining before the midnight deadline. 
  • Shutdown deadline nears; no accord in Trump-Schumer meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer met Friday afternoon in an eleventh-hour effort to avert a government shutdown, with a bitterly divided Washington locked in stare-down over federal spending and legislation to protect some 700,000 younger immigrants from deportation.
    The two New Yorkers, who pride themselves on their deal-making abilities, emerged from the meeting at the White House without an agreement, and Republicans and Democrats in Co
  • Surgery successful for Fort Wayne man donor and kidney recipient

    NEW YORK (WANE) A Fort Wayne man and the stranger he donated his kidney to are recovering after surgery Thursday in New York City.
    Robert Leibowitz, of New York, waited three years for a new kidney. The single father of five has suffered from chronic kidney disease for decades.
    He created a shirt with a plea, his blood type and a phone number to wear during a trip to Disneyworld. Someone took a photo of the shirt which later went viral on Facebook.
    Richie Sully, of Fort Wayne, saw the post
  • Surgery successful for Fort Wayne donor and kidney recipient

    NEW YORK (WANE) A Fort Wayne man and the stranger he donated his kidney to are recovering after surgery Thursday in New York City.
    Robert Leibowitz, of New York, waited three years for a new kidney. The single father of five has suffered from chronic kidney disease for decades.
    He created a shirt with a plea, his blood type and a phone number to wear during a trip to Disney World. Someone took a photo of the shirt which later went viral on Facebook.
    Richie Sully, of Fort Wayne, saw the post
  • Amazon raises monthly Prime membership fees by 20 percent

    NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon is raising the price of its Prime membership monthly plan by nearly 20 percent. The fee of $99 for an annual membership will not change, the company said Friday.
    The online retailer had added the monthly payment option about two years ago as a way to hook shoppers — especially during the holiday season — who wanted faster free shipping, but didn’t want to commit to an annual fee. The Seattle-based company does not disclose how many Prime members it
  • Authorities: Indiana police fatally shoot knife-wielding man

    BOONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say police fatally shot a man in southwestern Indiana who reportedly threatened people with knives and then refused to drop the weapons when officers arrived.
    State police say two Boonville Police Department officers responded early Friday to Governor Boon Square Apartments following a report the man had two knives and was making threats. The officers told the man to drop the knives, but he refused and approached the officers.
    Police say one officer disch
  • ICYMI: Nicholas Ferreri explains booms and meteor sightings

    NewsChannel 15 has received lots of reports of booms that coincided with meteor sightings.Chief meteorologist Nicholas Ferreri went on Facebook Thursday evening to explain what might be the causes.
  • Police: Man shoots at highway worker clearing snow

    DUBOIS COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A Dubois County, Indiana man is facing charges after police say he shot at a highway worker who was clearing snow on a road in Dubois County Thursday afternoon.
    According to Indiana State Police, the worker was grading Pine Ridge Road at State Road 64 at around 3 p.m. and when he turned is vehicle around he noticed a man standing near a mailbox.Moments later the window shattered from an apparent gunshot. The driver then quickly called 911.
    Police arrived and surrounded

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