• WANE 15 says goodbye to weekend anchor Kaitor Kay

    WANE 15 says goodbye to weekend anchor Kaitor Kay
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - After more than five years serving the Northeast Indiana and Northwest Ohio communities, Kaitor Kay is saying goodbye to WANE 15. The weekend anchor/reporter signs off Sunday night.Kaitor has taken a job at WANE 15's sister station in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He'll be joining the KFOR news team as a weekday evening anchor and reporter, anchoring the 9 p.m. newscast Monday through Friday and reporting each night as well.Landing in Fort Wayne back in January 2016, Kaitor
  • Indiana toddler taken by child services after allegedly testing positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl

    Indiana toddler taken by child services after allegedly testing positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl
    PERU, In. (WANE) - A couple was arrested and their 3-year-old daughter taken by the Indiana Department of Child Services on Friday after she allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine and fentanyl.A criminal investigation by Indiana State Police resulted in the arrests of Byron Parsons, 54, and his wife, Breanna Parsons, 29, both living in the 400 block of West Third Street, Peru, IN.ISP launched an investigation after a request was made by the Miami County Division of the Indiana Department
  • Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed postrace drug test, trainer says

    Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed postrace drug test, trainer says
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday that his barn has been told Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit failed a postrace drug test, the latest doping scandal for horse racing and arguably the sport’s premier trainer.Flanked by his attorney Craig Robertson in a morning news conference at Churchill Downs on Sunday, Baffert said Medina Spirit was found to have 21 picograms of the steroid betamethasone, double the legal threshold in Kentucky racing, in a post
  • Police searching for suspect after 2 women, 4 year old injured in Times Square shooting: officials

    Police searching for suspect after 2 women, 4 year old injured in Times Square shooting: officials
    TIMES SQUARE, Manhattan --- The NYPD said two women and a four-year-old girl were shot in New York City's Times Square Saturday, and officers are looking for at least one suspect. The victims were shot at about 4:55 p.m. at 45th Street and 7th Avenue in Manhattan, authorities said. The suspect discharged his weapon three times.The New York Fire Department said that three civilians were taken to local hospitals, with two of them confirmed shot. The four-year-old girl, from Brooklyn was shot
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  • Meet the cats fighting Chicago's rat problem

    Meet the cats fighting Chicago's rat problem
    (WGN) - For the sixth consecutive year, Chicago has been named the rattiest city in America, according to pest exterminator Orkin.To combat this issue, the Tree House Humane Society has placed over 1,000 feral cats onto Chicago streets since 2012."We've had a lot of our clients tell us that before they had cats, they would step outside their house and rats would actually run across their feet," Sarah Liss of Tree House said. Fight at Wendy’s in Miami leads to deadly shootingLiss said the c
  • Indiana reports 913 new virus cases, 12 more deaths

    Indiana reports 913 new virus cases, 12 more deaths
    The following are daily reports released by the Indiana State Department of Health since April 1SUNDAY, May 9The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 913 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 729,716 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.To date, 13,003 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19, an
  • WANE 15 viewers share their snowy Mother's Day in Northeast Indiana

    WANE 15 viewers share their snowy Mother's Day in Northeast Indiana
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Some Northeast Indiana residents are sharing their photos and video of snow showers in their area this Mother's Day.
    Bruce of Garrett sent a video of Sunday morning flurries around 9:30 a.m.Robin of LaGrange County shows how his truck is powdered with snow.Terry of Kendallville sent a photo of his driveway as snow covered his vehicle and surrounding vegetation.
    April of Auburn shows how the snow peppered her backyard.
    Meteorologist @asolarczyk says that Sunday will
  • Apple's AirTag tracker will help you find your stuff, but there are privacy concerns when it comes to people

    Apple's AirTag tracker will help you find your stuff, but there are privacy concerns when it comes to people
    LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) - Apple's $29 AirTag might just be the best tracking device ever invented. That's good for your stuff, not so good for people.These tiny little tags will likely help many millions of people around the world find their keys, backpacks, lost luggage and more. But their good natured tracking could also easily be exploited in ways we haven't even thought of yet.For starters, the AirTag is a small device that contains a user replaceable battery, which Apple says will typica
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  • Single-family homes increase in price by $36,000 due to lumber shortage: study

    Single-family homes increase in price by $36,000 due to lumber shortage: study
    (NEXSTAR) - A lumber shortage amid a red-hot housing market has caused the price of single-family homes to jump approximately $36,000 since last April, a new study finds.The analysis, from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), emerges as lumber prices in April skyrocketed 250% year over year.
    The lumber price hike has also added $13,000 to the market value of an average new multifamily home, translating to households paying an additional $119 a month in rent on a new apartment.
    It's
  • Pierogi Fest returning to Indiana after 2020 cancellation

    Pierogi Fest returning to Indiana after 2020 cancellation
    WHITING, Ind. (AP) — A northwestern Indiana city is bringing back its annual Pierogi Fest, a year after the festival built around the popular Polish delicacy was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.
    This year’s Pierogi Fest will take place from July 23-25 in Whiting, Indiana, where crowds will once again celebrate pierogis and consume the traditionally potato- and cheese-filled dumplings.
    The Times of Northwest Indiana reports that Pierogi Fest is one of the largest food fes
  • Critics say Indiana COVID-19 law allows nursing home neglect

    Critics say Indiana COVID-19 law allows nursing home neglect
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Advocates for nursing home residents say they worry a new Indiana law expanding COVID-19 liability protections for health care providers will effectively block many lawsuits over neglect and substandard treatment that weren’t caused by the pandemic.
    The new law applies retroactively to when Indiana’s first COVID-19 infections were reported in March 2020. The nursing home industry argues it will keep facilities financially viable by shielding them from a pote
  • Indiana DNR to spray in 3 counties for invasive gypsy moths

    Indiana DNR to spray in 3 counties for invasive gypsy moths
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State wildlife crews will begin an aerial spraying effort soon in three northern Indiana counties to combat an invasive moth that strips trees bare of foliage in its caterpillar form.
    The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says that, weather permitting, it will begin spraying during the week of May 10 to kill gypsy moth caterpillars in selected areas of Allen, Miami and Wells counties.
    That spraying will release particles containing a type of bacteria that’s
  • China says most rocket debris burned up during reentry

    BEIJING (AP) — China's space agency said a core segment of its biggest rocket reentered Earth’s atmosphere above the Maldives in the Indian Ocean and that most of it burned up early Sunday.Harvard astrophysicist Jonathan McDowell, who tracked the tumbling rocket part, said on Twitter, “An ocean reentry was always statistically the most likely. It appears China won its gamble… But it was still reckless.”People in Jordan, Oman and Saudi Arabia reported sightings of t
  • Elon Musk shows humility and hubris as 'SNL' host

    Elon Musk shows humility and hubris as 'SNL' host
    Elon Musk showed a combination of humility and hubris as he opened his highly anticipated hosting gig on “Saturday Night Live.”The 49-year-old Tesla CEO, SpaceX founder and one of the world’s richest men opened his monologue by mocking his monotonal speaking style, saying no one can tell when he's joking.“It’s great to be hosting 'Saturday Night Live,' and I really mean it,” said Musk standing on the stage in a black suit with a black T-shirt. “Sometimes
  • Hybrid performance, studio space opens on Lake Ave.

    Hybrid performance, studio space opens on Lake Ave.
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Russ Koehlinger Foundation and the Indiana Musical Theatre Foundation cut the ribbon on their new RKF Studio.The new space called RKF Studios, located at 2446 Lake Ave., has more than 12,000 square feet of space. It houses two large theatre and dance studios and has amenities like wall-to-wall mirrors, LED lighting, and access to hair and make-up and costume spaces. It also features rehearsal space and a recording studio.What makes the space different is it's
  • What COVID-era travel changes are likely here to stay?

    What COVID-era travel changes are likely here to stay?
    (NerdWallet) - The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way the world works, eats, communicates and, yes, how it travels. Over the course of the last year, we’ve seen a myriad of changes in the travel industry, from in-flight meal service adjustments to the outright banning of travel to certain regions, and everything in between.Even as the vaccine rollout continues in the U.S. and around the world, the travel experience you knew in 2019 won’t be the travel experience you encounter in
  • 4-year-old returns home from chemotherapy in time for birthday

    4-year-old returns home from chemotherapy in time for birthday
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A little boy returned home after receiving two weeks of chemotherapy treatments from St. Jude's Children's Hospital just in time for his 4th birthday on Saturday.Lenny's mother, Brandi Cewell, hosted a small gathering outside their home with gifts and a few friends to celebrate her son's big day.
    "He's been great. He absolutely crushed chemo. He was up running around after all his surgeries, he's been amazing. He's been a true Avenger," said Cewell about her son's vibra
  • Historic Fort Wayne launches 2021 season 'Timeline of Several Centuries'

    Historic Fort Wayne launches 2021 season 'Timeline of Several Centuries'
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -Historic Fort Wayne launched its "Timeline of Several Centuries" 2021 season that celebrates soldiers from different pockets of history with its gathering called "Munster on the St. Mary's" held on Saturday.
    Muster on the St. Mary's, Timeline of Several CenturiesHistorical re-enactors representing times from the early Romans through World War II converged on Fort Wayne's Historic Old Fort. Demonstrations of those eras included period cooking, gardening, military life, an
  • Cancer Services at NE Indiana hosts annual Ribbon Walk

    Cancer Services at NE Indiana hosts annual Ribbon Walk
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Ribbon Walk hosted by the Cancer Services at NE Indiana had its annual walk event to show support for people in the community who have been affected by cancer or know someone impacted.
    Cancer Services of NE Indiana Ribbon Walk.Attendees met at Cancer Services at NE Indiana, located at 6316 Mutual Drive in Fort Wayne. Social distancing and masks were required. For those wanting to participate but preferred to stay home, the center encouraged people to walk in their n
  • Southeast Revival Baseball League kicks off first season

    Southeast Revival Baseball League kicks off first season
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Southeast Revival Baseball League kicked off its first season on Saturday.
    "It's a group of alumni that got together, that used to play on these fields back in the 70s and 80s," said Scott Everson, the league's board president. "It was just a big part of our lives and a big influence on our lives and we just wanted to bring it back to the community."The league is comprised of about 130 kids spread over 11 teams.The league is comprised of about 130 kids spread over 1
  • Looking for a Mother's Day activity? Downtown Fort Wayne's got you covered

    Looking for a Mother's Day activity? Downtown Fort Wayne's got you covered
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - It's Mother’s Day weekend and downtown Fort Wayne is offering a wide variety of ways to celebrate.
    "There's so much to do for moms and it's all free," said Crissy Moloney, the Stakeholder Services Manager for the Downtown Improvement District. "You can come downtown and shop and dine there are specials at several different locations."Participating stores will give shoppers tickets after they make a purchase. Those tickets can be redeemed at Visit Fort Wayne's Shop
  • 90-year-old driver rescued after car plunges off cliff, into Lake Erie

    90-year-old driver rescued after car plunges off cliff, into Lake Erie
    WILLOWICK, Ohio (WJW) – Bodycam video was rolling in Ohio as police were called to the scene of a car that had driven off a cliff overlooking Lake Erie on Thursday."The driver went straight over the embankment, which is a 40-foot drop," said Lt. Tom Henry with the Willowick Fire Department. ‘Forget your purse! Let’s go!’: Watch deputies rescue 73-year-old woman from sinking carHenry was amongst the first on scene."The patient was awake, alerting and talking. But it w
  • Fort Wayne Police launch death investigation, man found dead from apparent gunshot wounds

    Fort Wayne Police launch death investigation, man found dead from apparent gunshot wounds
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -Fort Wayne Police are investigating the death of a man who died from apparent gunshot wounds Saturday morning.
    FWPD responded to a call of an "unknown problem" at 8:40 a.m. at 4534 S Lafayette Boulevard.A Fort Wayne man died from apparent gunshot wounds.Public Information Officer Lisa Woods told WANE 15 that a family member found the victim who was a 40-year-old male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics on the scene declared him deceased.
    Woods said that th
  • Fort Wayne man found dead from apparent gunshot wounds

    Fort Wayne man found dead from apparent gunshot wounds
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A Fort Wayne man died from apparent gunshot wounds Saturday morning.
    Fort Wayne Police responded to a call of an "unknown problem" at 8:40 a.m. at 4534 South Lafayette Avenue.A Fort Wayne man died from apparent gunshot wounds.Public Information Officer Lisa Woods told WANE 15 that a family member found a victim who was an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics on the scene declared him deceased.
    Woods said that the possibility of the gunshot wound
  • Indiana reports 1,056 new virus cases, 8 more deaths

    Indiana reports 1,056 new virus cases, 8 more deaths
    The following are daily reports released by the Indiana State Department of Health since April 1SATURDAY, May 8The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 1,056 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 728,811 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.To date, 12,991 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19
  • Kentucky woman killed in crash after colliding with truck and striking tree in I-64 construction zone

    Kentucky woman killed in crash after colliding with truck and striking tree in I-64 construction zone
    WARRICK COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A Kentucky woman was killed after she collided with a truck, ran into an I-64 construction zone and struck a tree on Friday evening.According to Indiana State Police, Leah McMillen, 52, of Louisville, KY, was driving eastbound in the left lane on I-64 near the 47.5 mile-marker and approached the left lane closure marked with orange barrels and signs that indicated construction. A box truck was traveling eastbound in the right lane on I-64 and was approaching t
  • Norwegian Cruise Line threatens to skip Florida ports over governor's order

    Norwegian Cruise Line threatens to skip Florida ports over governor's order
    TAMPA, Fla. (AP/WFLA) - Norwegian Cruise Lines is threatening to skip Florida ports because of the governor's order banning businesses from requiring customers be vaccinated against COVID-19.
    Norwegian CEO Frank Del Rio says the executive order from Gov. Ron DeSantis' (R-Florida) banning what he called 'vaccine passports' conflicts with federal guidelines that would let cruise ships sail in U.S. waters if passengers and crew members are vaccinated.
    Legally, lawyers believe that federal law appli
  • Eat your way through the town with Fort Wayne Food Tours

    Eat your way through the town with Fort Wayne Food Tours
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne Food Tours is back this summer and offering tours throughout the summer. Tours start at $60.
    The walking tour is educational and lasts for 1.5 miles. Learn about the murals and history of downtown Fort Wayne.More information on the tour and how to register can be found on the website.
  • Allen County reports 72 new virus cases; no additional deaths

    Allen County reports 72 new virus cases; no additional deaths
    The following are updates from the Allen County Department of HealthSATURDAY, May 8Another 72 Allen County residents tested positive for COVID-19, with 36 confirmed PCR cases and 36 probable antigen cases, bringing the total to 40,679 cases and 675 deaths Saturday.The Allen County case count includes a total of 15,636 probable cases from antigen tests reported since July 28.Updates to positive cases and deaths in Allen County are found on the Department’s COVID-19 webpage at www.allen
  • 'Born to help people': WWII vet starts scooter fleet to help retirement home residents

    'Born to help people': WWII vet starts scooter fleet to help retirement home residents
    BETHANY, Ore. (KOIN) -- Mel Hays, a 97-year-old former World War II fighter pilot, has started a scooter club at his retirement home that's a hit with residents.Now between eight and 12 people join Hays for a scooter ride up to five miles each Friday. Hays plans the trips ahead of time, scoping out the local trails on area maps.It started with his friend Ole Barker, whose husband Bert used a mobility scooter to get around. Bert wanted to take day trips outside, but needed somebody to take him.
    H
  • Founder of Mother’s Day hated candy and greeting cards, preferred moms get a different gift entirely

    Founder of Mother’s Day hated candy and greeting cards, preferred moms get a different gift entirely
    (NEXSTAR) – Perhaps no one hated the more modern traditions of Mother’s Day as much as the woman who created it.Anna Jarvis, who successfully campaigned to establish a national Mother’s Day in the early 20th century, eventually became so horrified by the commercialization of the holiday that she tried to have the whole thing canceled.“Mother’s Day is being desecrated,” Jarvis once said, according to an article published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Mother
  • Last wild macaw in Rio is lonely and looking for love

    Last wild macaw in Rio is lonely and looking for love
    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Nearly every morning for the last two decades, Juliet has appeared. She swoops onto the Rio de Janeiro city zoo's enclosure where other blue-and-yellow macaws are kept and, through its fence, engages in grooming behavior that looks like conjugal canoodling.
    A blue-and-yellow macaw that zookeepers have named Juliet, left, grooms with a captive macaw at BioParque, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, May 5, 2021. Every morning for the last two decades, Juliet swoops on
  • Give mom native plants this Mother's Day and help Mother Nature, too

    Give mom native plants this Mother's Day and help Mother Nature, too
    GRAY SUMMIT, Mo. (KTVI) -- Mother's Day is Sunday. If you want to gift mom flowers or plants, garden experts hope you will think native.
    Whether you have a balcony garden or acres of land, including native plants in your landscape can make a big difference.“We’ve been gardening so long with non-native plants, familiar things like daylilies and hostas and azaleas and things like that. It’s a great time to add a few native plants to the garden,” said Scott Woodbury, the man
  • 'I love it every day': Fort Wayne nurses reflect on career during pandemic

    'I love it every day': Fort Wayne nurses reflect on career during pandemic
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Healthcare workers have been essential this past year throughout the coronavirus pandemic, working long hours and risking their lives. But many nurses say they wouldn't have it any other way."I think the heart of every nurse out there is to help take care of people," said Parkview nurse Amanda Benz.
    Nurses have been shining a light of hope during the darkest times of the coronavirus pandemic."I do think nursing is everything that I thought it would be," Benz said.
  • Indiana family denied end-of-life hospital visit debates lawsuit

    Indiana family denied end-of-life hospital visit debates lawsuit
    INDIANAPOLIS — A grieving family is preparing to sue Franciscan Alliance after learning a new Indiana law should have allowed them to visit their loved one before death.The wife of this patient says it was clear he was near the end of his life, but the hospital refused to let her say goodbye in person.His sister-in-law, Beth Tollison agreed to speak for the family on camera Friday.“She just wanted to be with him, and he so wanted to be with her,” said Tollison. “He kept t
  • 4 arrested in southern Indiana less than 500 feet from elementary school for dealing, possessing meth

    4 arrested in southern Indiana less than 500 feet from elementary school for dealing, possessing meth
    KNOX COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – Friday morning, four people were arrested on numerous charges including dealing meth less than 500 feet from an elementary school.At approximately 9:30 a.m., Indiana State Police (ISP) reports responding to 706 Washington St in Bicknell to execute two felony theft warrants for Stacey Norton, 47, and Peggy Minderman, 60. Both women live at the address.
    When troopers entered the home, they report finding and arrested Norton and Minderman.
    While inside the home, tro
  • Northeast Indiana population spikes, what attracts new residents?

    Northeast Indiana population spikes, what attracts new residents?
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — Northeast Indiana's population is growing faster than any other state in the region, with Allen County in the lead at 90% of the population increase. The reason? High quality of life and a low cost of living.
    Northeast Indiana’s population alone increased from 789,701 to 793,165 in 2020, which accounted for a 0.4% increase. This percentage is significant because it matches the state's increase as well as the entire nation's.
    Indiana jumped fro
  • NASA's new chief big on climate, hedges on 2024 moon landing

    NASA's new chief big on climate, hedges on 2024 moon landing
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s new administrator is big on tackling climate and diversifying the agency's workforce, but hedging on whether the U.S. can put astronauts on the moon by 2024.In his first interview since becoming NASA’s top official this week, former Sen. Bill Nelson told The Associated Press on Friday that tracking climate change is a top issue. He also wants to diversify the space agency's workforce so it reflects America.As for landing astronauts on the moon
  • US ranks last in the world for paid time off for new moms

    US ranks last in the world for paid time off for new moms
    HOUSTON (KIAH) -- With Mother's Day approaching, Business.org took a look into how paid maternity leave in the U.S. compares to other countries around the world.According to Business.org's recent employee benefits survey, 30% of women say that paid maternity leave is the most important benefit offering.Top baby names for 2020: Did yours make the list?The minimum time for paid maternity leave for most member countries of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is 12 week
  • Subway franchisee group 'cannot endorse' chain's cheesy new sandwiches

    Subway franchisee group 'cannot endorse' chain's cheesy new sandwiches
    (NEXSTAR) - An alleged issue with Subway’s newest sandwiches is leaving a bad taste in some of its franchisees' mouths.The North American Association of Subway Franchisees (NAASF) recently said that it “cannot endorse” the chain’s new Fresh Melts sandwiches, claiming that the preparation method for the extra-cheesy sandwiches may pose a safety risk to the shops' sandwich artists.The NAASF further said that the sandwiches are more difficult to customize, and may even damag
  • Listen to NASA's Mars helicopter hum through the thin Martian air

    Listen to NASA's Mars helicopter hum through the thin Martian air
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — First came the amazing pictures, then the video. Now NASA is sharing sounds of its little helicopter humming through the thin Martian air.NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California released this first-ever audio Friday, just before Ingenuity was set to soar on its fifth test flight.The low hum from the helicopter blades spinning at more than 2,500 revolutions per minute is barely audible. It almost sounds like a low-pitched, far-away mosquito
  • Ohio becomes latest state to propose transgender sports ban

    Ohio becomes latest state to propose transgender sports ban
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Ohio have introduced two bills that would ban transgender girls from participating in female sports teams in high school or college, becoming the latest state to take up the contentious debate.The proposals, titled the Save Women’s Sports Act, would require schools and higher education institutions in the state to designate “separate single-sex teams and sports for each sex.”The bills’ sponsors say it is an effort to mai
  • Biden calls economy rebuild 'a marathon', not sprint

    Biden calls economy rebuild 'a marathon', not sprint
    President Joe Biden's promised economic comeback hit a speed bump Friday with the April jobs report, which found modest job gains of 266,000 that complicated his $4 trillion push on infrastructure, education and children.The employment report failed to show that the U.S. economy was accelerating forward, so much as it appeared to be stutter-stepping along as the unemployment rate ticked up to 6.1%.President Joe Biden speaks about the April jobs report in the East Room of the White House, Friday,
  • Top baby names for 2020: Did yours make the list?

    Top baby names for 2020: Did yours make the list?
    CHARLESTON, W.V. (WOWK) — Despite all the changes brought on by the pandemic, it looks like parents decided to stick with many of the same baby names from the year before.The Social Security Administration released 2020's list of the most popular baby names, and the top three names for both boys (Liam, Noah and Oliver) and girls (Olivia, Emma and Ava) remained the same from 2019 to 2020.Disneyland’s Snow White ride under fire over Prince Charming’s ‘non-consensual’
  • Indiana reports 1,189 new virus cases, 17 more deaths

    Indiana reports 1,189 new virus cases, 17 more deaths
    The following are daily reports released by the Indiana State Department of Health since April 1FRIDAY, May 7The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 1,189 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 727,764 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.To date, 12,983 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19,
  • Things to do with mom in the Fort Wayne area this weekend

    Things to do with mom in the Fort Wayne area this weekend
    Mother's Day weekend is here, and that means it's time to celebrate with mom! There are numerous events and happenings planned in and around Fort Wayne, all with mom in mind. Here are a few that she might enjoy.Go gardening!Take mom on a walk through Lakeside or Foster park gardens, where she can see and smell hundreds of beautiful flowers in bloom!Brunch at the zoo!The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo is hosting a brunch Mother's Day morning. Enjoy delicious food a beverages while lions roar nearby!Fo
  • 'I know this is my time': Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier announces mayoral bid, Henry weighing future

    'I know this is my time': Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier announces mayoral bid, Henry weighing future
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -- Republican Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier officially threw his hat in the ring for Fort Wayne Mayor.
    Councilman Didier is one of the longest running members of council, representing the 3rd District. He is the first to officially announce his bid, nearly two years before the election.During his announcement, he stated that his mission is to keep "Fort Wayne First."
    "When I wake up every morning, I think 'what is the next great thing that we can do for Fort Wayne?' Th
  • Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier to announce mayoral bid

    Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier to announce mayoral bid
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier will announce his future political plans on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters Local 124 Hall.Allen County Republican County Chairman Steve Shine told WANE 15 of Didier's plans to run for Fort Wayne mayor.According to a press release, Councilman Didier will be joined by his wife Mary, his daughters Paige and Lauren, grandson Colton and friends and family for his announcement.Information posted on the C
  • Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier to announce future political plans

    Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier to announce future political plans
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier will announce his future political plans on Friday at 3 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters Local 124 Hall.According to a press release, Councilman Didier will be joined by his wife Mary, his daughters Paige and Lauren, grandson Colton and friends and family for his announcement.Information posted on the City of Fort Wayne website informs that Tom Didier was elected to his first term in 2003 to serve Fort Wayne Cit
  • Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier announces mayoral bid; Henry weighing future

    Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier announces mayoral bid; Henry weighing future
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -- Republican Fort Wayne Councilman Tom Didier is running for mayor.The 3rd District City Councilman announced his intention to seek the Fort Wayne mayor's office in a news conference Friday at the Fort Wayne Professional Firefighters Local 124 Hall. In his speech, he spoke about working for the good of all of Fort Wayne.
    "As a mayor, I will create an environment that unleashes job creators and makes it easier for businesses to grow and thrive. I will be sure that the nee

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