• Indiana governor won’t see big Statehouse teacher rally

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb isn’t expected to be around the Statehouse when thousands of teachers will be attending a rally there calling for better pay.Holcomb’s office says he will be in Florida on Tuesday for a Republican Governors Association conference that was scheduled months ago.His trip comes as teacher unions say more than 100 school districts around the state will be closed while their teachers head to the Indianapolis protest.Holcomb hasn
  • Man shot while driving on I-465, state police say

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) — Indiana State Police are investigating after a man was shot while driving on the southeast side of Interstate 465.According to ISP, the shooting occurred Saturday around 7:45 p.m. on I-465 southbound near I-74 in Indianapolis.
    Police say a responding officer arrived to find a male victim with a gunshot wound to the face. The man was transported to a hospital where police say he is in stable condition. He is expected to recover.
    Two other people in the vehicle we
  • PBS 39 host private premiere of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It’s a beautiful day for a movie premiere.
    Get your red cardigan and sneakers ready for the private premiere of the film,A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. PBS 39 will host it’s private watch party at AMC Jefferson Pointe, before the nationwide premiere.
    The highly-anticipated film is a biopic of many children’s neighborhood friend, Fred Rogers. Award-winning actor Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers and the film is described as a story of kindnes
  • PBS 39 host private premier of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It’s a beautiful day for a movie premiere.
    Get your red cardigan and sneakers ready for the private premiere of the film,A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
    The highly-anticipated film is a biopic of many children’s neighborhood friend Fred Rogers.Award-winning actor Tom Hanks portrays Mister Rogers and the film is described as a story of kindnesstriumphing over cynicism.PBS 39 will host this private showing, Sunday, November 17th. Door open at 4:30 a
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  • Neat Neat Neat Records and Music to continue under new ownership

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – After nearly a decade in business, the owner of a local record store is hanging up his hat, but the shop’s doors are remaining open.Neat Neat Neat Records and Music has been a fixture on Calhoun Street but after nine years in business, owner Morrison Agen announced on Facebook that they were looking to sell the store and all it’s contents with plans to liquidate if they could not sell. Luckily for their customers, it was n\o’t long before someone
  • Off-duty trooper, officers rescue child from retention pond

    KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — A trooper with Indiana State Police and two officers with the Winona Lake Police Department are being praised for their actions after rescuing an 11-year-old boy from drowning in a retention pond.
    It happened on Friday, Nov. 15 around 5:50 p.m. near the intersection of County Road 325 East and Wooster Road.
    According to Indiana State Police, trooper Jacob Bill was off duty when decided to help an officer who had driven by with his lights and siren on.
    Police
  • Crash shuts down part of SR 37

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A vehicle crash shut down part of U.S. 37 in northeast Allen County on Saturday afternoon.
    Fort Wayne Dispatch tells WANE 15 State Road 37 is completely shut down in the area of Cuba Road. Dispatchers say the crash was called in around 12:20 p.m. and as of 1:20 p.m. the road was still closed.
    Dispatchers could not say how many people or vehicles were involved in the crash, but say all injuries were minor.
    We have a crew heading to the scene to learn more informati
  • Trump restores rank to Fort Wayne native, Navy SEAL

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE/CNN) — President Trump ignored the advice of top Pentagon officials Friday to issue pardons for two officers and restore the rank of another. All faced war crimes allegations.
    The President granted a full pardon to Army First Lieutenant Clint Lorance. Another full pardon was given to Army Major Mathew Golsteyn.
    In addition, the rank of Navy SEAL Eddie R. Gallagher was restored. Gallagher, a Fort Wayne native, had been demoted after being found guilty for posing for a
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  • Family homeless center hosts annual fundraiser

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The nonprofit organization, Just Neighbors – Interfaith Homeless Network, will host its annual Just Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, November 16th.Just Dinner is a vital fundraiser for the family homeless center. Tickets for the event are $50 per person.Just Neighbors’ program case manger Shirley Rork says the proceeds help fund a variety of resources for people in need.
    “We had one gentleman, who just needed glasses so hecould get back to his truc
  • 11/15 Highlight Zone – Regionals

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Adams Central avenged a regular season loss to rival South Adams with a 19-7 victory as the Jets, Bishop Dwenger, East Noble, and Eastbrook all punched their ticket to semi-state while the Starfires, Homestead, Warsaw, Concordia, and Eastside all saw their season come to a close on the week 13 edition of the Highlight Zone!
  • State Police seize 21 pounds of meth from California woman

    HENRY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — Indiana State Police seized 21 pounds of methamphetamine after a traffic stop in Henry County Thursday night.Around 11:30 p.m., Trooper Ray Otter was eastbound on Interstate 70 near New Castle when he noticed a GMC Yukon with a license plate light out and following the vehicle in front of it too closely. Otter activated his lights but the Yukon continued driving for about a mile before stopping on State Road 3 after exiting I-70.After Otter made contact with the
  • Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing NW Indiana woman

    LOWELL, Ind. (WANE) — A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a missing Lowell, Indiana woman.The Lowell Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Karen J. Fischer, an 81 year old white female, 5 feet 9 inches tall, 180 pounds, gray hair with blue eyes, last seen driving a white 2004 Hyundai Sonata bearing Indiana license plate 909VVA.Karen is missing from Lowell, Indiana which is just south of Gary and was last seen on Friday, November 15, 2019 at approximately 1:00pm.&
  • St. Joe parents happy to see FWCS close for Red for Ed

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Parents and students gathered in front of St. Joseph Central Elementary School to show their support for Red for Ed Action Day.The group, which consisted of Fort Wayne Community Schools parents and students, organized online and took their support to the streets one week ago to encourage teachers to go down to the rally. They had wanted to show their teachers that they are supported but now they are hoping to get the message across to the public.“This isn&rs
  • Man admits to sex with adopted daughters, gets probation

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Fort Wayne man charged with having sex his two adopted daughters will avoid prison time following sentencing Friday in Allen County Superior Court.As a part of a plea deal, Steven R. Wells, 49, admitted to multiple counts of sexual misconduct with a minor in exchange for child molesting charges being dropped.In a written statement obtained by the Department of Child Service in 2016, the older daughter revealed the sexual encounters to a counselor at the Youth Op
  • Northern Indiana’s 50-year-old Amish Acres to close Jan. 1

    NAPPANEE, Ind. (AP) — An official says northern Indiana tourist destination Amish Acres will close at the end of the year after 50 years in business.Executive Director Jeff Kitson of the Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce said Friday he received a letter from founder and CEO Richard Pletcher saying his family is retiring at the end of 2019 and will close Amish Acres after its New Year’s fireworks show.Kitson says the business will likely go to auction in early spring if the family has
  • 11/15 Highlight Zone Prep Football Scoreboard

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    Carmel — Homestead —5A REGIONALS
    Valparaiso — Mishawaka —
    Bishop Dwenger — Harrison (West Lafayette) —4A REGIONALS
    New Prairie — Hobart —
    East Noble — Mississinewa —3A REGIONALS
    Mishawaka Marian — Knox —
    Indianapolis Chatard — Concordia —2A REGIONALS
    Cass — Andrean —
    Eastside — Eastbrook —1A REGIONALS
    North Judson — Lafayette Central C
  • Fort Wayne police looking for ‘armed and dangerous’ person of interest

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The Fort Wayne Police Department is searching for a man who is a person of interest in several robberies in the city over the past week.Justin David Walls is considered to be armed and dangerous and anyone who knows where Walls is should call 911 to report his location and what he’s wearing.Walls is 35-years-old, 6′ 1″ tall, and weighs 158 pounds.
  • Myles Garrett, helmet a ‘weapon,’ banned for rest of season

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Myles Garrett is done playing for the Cleveland Browns this season. The NFL isn’t saying when the star defensive end will play again.Garrett was suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason by the league Friday, hours after he shockingly used a helmet “as a weapon” by striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head.Garrett’s violent outburst in the final seconds of Thursday’s nationally televised game against
  • Browns’ Garrett suspended for rest of season by NFL

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Browns defensive end Myles Garrett has been suspended for at least the rest of the regular season and postseason by the NFL for swinging a helmet and striking Pittsburgh quarterback Mason Rudolph in the head.Garrett’s violent outburst in the final seconds of Thursday’s nationally televised game against the Steelers landed him the longest suspension for a single on-field infraction in league history. Tennessee’s Albert Haynesworth was suspended five games
  • Roger Stone guilty of witness tampering, lying to Congress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime friend and ally of President Donald Trump, has been found guilty at his trial in federal court in Washington.Stone was convicted Friday. He was charged in a seven-count indictment that alleged he lied to lawmakers about WikiLeaks, tampered with witnesses and obstructed a House intelligence committee probe.His trial highlighted how Trump campaign associates were eager to gather information about emails hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton that
  • Man handed 55 years for death of wife at motel

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Fort Wayne man who admitted to killing his wife at a Coliseum Boulevard motel last December has been sentenced.A judge on Friday sentenced Tyrin R. Boone to 55 years for a single charge of Murder related to the Dec. 12 death of his wife, 38-year-old Janaya Michelle Boone, at the Regency Inn at 1004 W. Coliseum Blvd.
    Police and emergency responders were called to the hotel around 12:25 p.m. that December day on an “unknown problem.” They arrived to fi
  • Man handed 55 years for death of wife at hotel

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Fort Wayne man who admitted to killing his wife at a Coliseum Boulevard hotel last December has been sentenced.A judge on Friday sentenced Tyrin R. Boone to 55 years for a single charge of Murder related to the Dec. 12 death of his wife, 38-year-old Janaya Michelle Boone, at the Regency Inn at 1004 W. Coliseum Blvd.
    Police and emergency responders were called to the hotel around 12:25 p.m. that December day on an “unknown problem.” They arrived to fi
  • Long Island Medium Theresa Caputo announces Embassy Theatre ‘experience’

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Long Island Medium, Theresa Caputo, is coming to Fort Wayne.The star of TLC’s hit show will appear live at the Embassy Theatre on Thursday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for ‘Theresa Caputo: The Experience Live!’ go on sale Nov. 22 at 10 a.m. at fwembassytheatre.org, over the phone at (260) 424-5665 or at the Embassy Theatre box office.“Theresa will share personal stories about her life and explain how her gift works. She will deliver h
  • GM strike pushes industrial production down 0.8% last month

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A strike at General Motors pushed U.S. manufacturing production lower in October, adding to the troubles confronting American industry.Manufacturing output tumbled 0.6% last month, the Federal Reserve said Friday, largely because production of cars and auto parts plunged 7.1% amid the GM strike. The drop in factory production was the biggest since April. The GM strike ended late in October.Overall industrial production — which includes factories, utilities and mines
  • Home near downtown Fort Wayne damaged by fire

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A home just southwest of downtown Fort Wayne was damaged by fire Friday morning.Fort Wayne Fire crews were called around 9 a.m. to a home in the 900 block of Parkview Avenue, off Broadway near McCulloch Park, on a report of a fire. Crews arrived to find heavy smoke rising from the home, and fire was found on the first floor of the home.Firefighters were able to contain the fire in 19 minutes.Nobody was home at the time of the fire, and no injuries were reported.Th
  • FWCS to close for Red for Ed Day

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Fort Wayne Community Schools will close schools on Tuesday – Red for Ed Day – as hundreds of teachers plan to rally in Indianapolis.In a letter to staff members obtained by WANE 15, district Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said “the number of teachers requesting to take the day off have grown to the point where I no longer feel we can safely educate our students.” More than 500 teachers had requested personal days to attend the rally for
  • FWCS to cancel classes for Red for Ed Day; schools to still remain open

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Fort Wayne Community Schools will cancel classes on Tuesday – Red for Ed Day – as hundreds of teachers plan to rally in Indianapolis.In a letter to staff members obtained by WANE 15, district Superintendent Dr. Wendy Robinson said “the number of teachers requesting to take the day off have grown to the point where I no longer feel we can safely educate our students.” More than 500 teachers had requested personal days to attend the rally for
  • LA suburb mourns student victims after school shooting

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A boy described as bright, quiet and “normal” pulled a gun from his backpack on his 16th birthday and opened fire at his high school before saving the last bullet for himself, authorities said.The shooting that killed two teenagers and wounded three others Thursday at Saugus High School in a Los Angeles suburb took just 16 seconds and left the attacker hospitalized in critical condition with a head wound, authorities said.Investigators searched the
  • Impeachment hearings day 2: Watch live testimony & analysis

    WASHINGTON (WFLA) – One witness is scheduled to testify publicly Friday in Day 2 of the Trump impeachment hearings.
    Join host J.B. Biunno and political reporter Evan Donovan beginning at 8:30 a.m. for step-by-step analysis and expertise during the impeachment inquiry.Former ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is scheduled to testify before the House Intelligence Committee at 9 a.m.
    However, a revelation in ambassador Bill Taylor’s testimony on Wednesday led the committee to reque
  • Bust a move: Fort Wayne stars dance for good cause

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Some local celebrities broke out their best moves tonight to help an organization that assists people recovering from mental illnesses.The 14th annual Dancing With the Fort Wayne Stars brought together 10 area celebrities and paired them with a professional dancer to raise money for the Carriage House. The Carriage House works with members to build confidence and self-esteem to help integrate them back into the community. Volunteer Sarah Blake said, “You rea
  • Fort Wayne family sends boys to school with feminine hygiene products

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Teenage boys with tampons? A Fort Wayne family drew international attention after a social media post went viral discussing just that.Tara Ahrens made a Facebook post talking about how she is raising her children with an understanding of what she calls gender taboos, which are gender-specific topics that are typically avoided with the opposite sex, like feminine products and menstruation. She included photos of her two boys, Elijah, 16, and Micah, 15, who went wit
  • Fort Wayne family encourages empathy by sending teen boys to school with feminine hygiene products

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Teenage boys with tampons? A Fort Wayne family drew international attention after a social media post went viral discussing just that.Tara Ahrens made a Facebook post talking about how she is raising her children with an understanding of what she calls gender taboos, which are gender-specific topics that are typically avoided with the opposite sex, like feminine products and menstruation. She included photos of her two boys, Elijah, 16, and Micah, 15, who went wit
  • Lawmakers enforce fetal remains disposal law, hope Klopfer’s behavior won’t be repeated

    The BackstoryWhen the people of Indiana found out its most prolific abortion doctor had kept 2,246 fetal remains at his Illinois home garage in Sept. 2019, they were shocked and speechless. A month later, another 165 were found in his car, bringing the total to 2,411 fetal remains found. WANE 15’s series “Disturbing Discovery,” is an investigation to uncover the impact of Ulrich Klopfer and how to make sure something like this never happens again.Klopfer, who died at the age of
  • Boy, 16, tased and arrested for battery on police officer at Marion sectional football game

    MARION, Ind. (WANE) — Two boys were arrested during a high school football sectional game for battery on a police officer.During the Friday, November 8 game between Mississinewa and Marion, Marion Community School safety director Brian Sharp confronted one of the juveniles for disruptive behavior, according to a release from police. Sharp asked the boy to leave school grounds or be arrested.The boy, 16, refused to leave the school and began shouting vulgar obscenities at Sharp, which led t
  • Fort Wayne man sentenced for running drug house

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Fort Wayne man was sentenced in federal court for keeping a drug house.Varnell Coe, 28, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 9 years, 9 months in prison followed by 2 years of supervised release for maintaining a drug involved premises.Coe and another man – Brandon Buchanan – were indicted in March 2018 after authorities served a search warrant at a Fort Wayne home and found a loaded .357 caliber revolver, fentanyl, crack cocaine, marijuana, hypod
  • Autopsy: Twin brothers, 69, were shot to death

    JAY COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — Twin brothers found dead in a Jay County home last month were shot to death, an autopsy has found.Jay County Coroner Michael Brewster told WANE 15 that the bodies of twin brothers Wayne and Zayne Burroughs, both 69, were discovered in a home in the 300 block of C.R. 700 East, just east of Portland., on Oct. 9. The bodies were badly decomposed, Brewster said, suggesting they’d be in the home for some time.An autopsy was performed Oct. 11. The final autopsy re
  • Meet the Manzanas Luchadores de Fort Wayne: TinCaps to change name for select games in 2020

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne TinCaps will be renamed for six games during the 2020 season as Minor League Baseball works to engage with its Hispanic fanbase.The club will become Manzanas Luchadores de Fort Wayne, which translates to the “Fighting Apples” in Spanish. A new green-and-red logo featuring an rendition of the TinCaps’ red apple (wearing a mask like freestyle Mexican wrestlers called luchadores) was unveiled along with the name Thursday.The Copa de l
  • Several hurt in California school shooting, gunman caught

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Several people were injured Thursday during a shooting at a Southern California high school and the gunman was in custody, authorities said.Reports on the number of people injured have fluctuated.Fire officials said at least three people were injured.However, a hospital in the city of Santa Clarita tweeted that it received two patients in critical condition and three more were on the way.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded
  • At least 6 hurt in Southern California high school shooting

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — At least six people were injured during a shooting at a Southern California high school Thursday morning, authorities said.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Twitter that deputies responded to Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita, about 30 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles.The department said a male suspect in black clothing was seen at the location.It was not immediately clear if the victims suffered gunshot wounds or ot
  • At least 3 hurt in California school shooting, gunman sought

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — At least three people were injured Thursday during a shooting at a Southern California high school and a search was underway for the gunman, authorities said.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded to Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.The department said a male suspect in black clothing was seen at the location.“If you live in neighborhoods anywhere near
  • 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, killing two students, wounding three others and shooting himself in the head, authorities said. He was in grave condition.The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.Shauna Orandi, 16, said she was in her Spanish class doing homework when she heard four gunshots that she initially mistook
  • 1 dead, several injured in California school shooting

    SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — A student gunman opened fire Thursday at a Southern California high school, leaving one person dead and several others injured before he was taken into custody, authorities said.The shooting occurred around 7:30 a.m. at Saugus High School in the city of Santa Clarita, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northwest of downtown Los Angeles.Freshman Rosie Rodriguez said she was walking up the library stairs when she heard noises that “sounded like balloons”
  • Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control expands service to New Haven

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is now providing animal control services to the residents of New Haven.
    Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control and the City of New Haven entered into an inter local agreement allowing officers to uphold New Haven’s city ordinances and respond to calls of stray dogs running loose, injured domestic animals, bite investigations, and reports of animal abuse and neglect.New Haven does not currently have an animal shelter or capability
  • KISS adds Fort Wayne date to farewell tour; tickets go for up to $1,000

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Rock legends KISS will play another show in Fort Wayne.KISS has added a Fort Wayne date to its final tour, the “End of the Road” world tour. The “Detroit Rock City” performers will play at the Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.Tickets go on sale Nov. 22 at 10 a.m., ranging in price from $39.50 for upper level seats to $1,000 per ticket for a front row experience, according to the Memorial Coliseum.“All that we have built and
  • KISS adds Fort Wayne date to farewell tour

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Rock legends KISS will play another show in Fort Wayne.KISS has added a Fort Wayne date to its final tour, the “End of the Road” world tour. The “Detroit Rock City” performers will play at the Memorial Coliseum on Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.Tickets go on sale Nov. 22 at 10 a.m.“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve fil
  • Indiana attorney general seeking new term amid groping case

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general is running for reelection as he awaits the outcome from professional misconduct allegations of drunkenly groping four women that threaten his law license.Republican Curtis Hill announced his bid for a second term on Thursday, releasing a video in which he says he won’t back down from “partisan attacks, the media, and even Republicans embarrassed to defend our values.”Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb and other stat
  • NFL helmet safety challenge kicks-off with symposium in Ohio

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — As part of the Helmet Challenge launched by the National Football League, league safety officials, scientists, engineers and helmet manufacturers are meeting in Ohio for a symposium on developing a safer helmet for league players.The Vindicator reports that the NFL is partnering with America Makes, a national accelerator for 3-D printing and additive manufacturing based in Youngstown, to put on the three-day event which started Wednesday.The Youngstown event is
  • Garrett man hurt in rollover crash on icy road

    Waterloo, Ind. (WANE) — A Garrett man was hurt Thursday morning after crashing his car, according to the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department.
    In a release, police said 51-year-old Dale Hook was traveling south in the 1000 block of State Road 427 around 5:50 a.m. when he lost control on the icy roadway. Hook reportedly traveled off the west side of the road and into a ditch, rolling his vehicle.He was transported to the hospital for treatment, having hurt his arm in the crash. The exte
  • W. State Blvd. reopens after garage fire

    Fort Wayne, Ind. (WANE) — A detached garage is badly damaged after a fire early Thursday.Around 2:37 a.m. the Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to the 1800 block of West State Blvd. near Tyler St. on report of a residential structure fire. Firefighters arrived to find a fully involved detached garage fire.
    The fire did not spread to any nearby structures, but W. State Blvd. was closed in both directions briefly as fire crews worked to contain the blaze. It took crews about 10 minutes t
  • Police looking for GetGo armed robbery suspect

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are looking for a man who robbed a gas station late Wednesday night.It happened just before midnight, at the GetGo on Saint Joe Road, near Saint Joe Center Road.Investigators say the suspect walked in with a gun, demanded money, then “calmly walked out.” He’s described as a white man in his 30s.Police looked at the station’s surveillance video and later located a vehicle that matched a possible suspect vehicle, outside a h

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