• A short break from showers today

    A short break from showers today
    We'll start out the day with some sunshine and chilly temperatures which will warm into the lower 50s by noon.There's going to be more clouds moving in during the afternoon as high temperatures top out around 60 which is almost ten degrees below where it should be this time of year.
    Skies will quickly clear after sunset and temperatures will be very cold for this time of year with a low in the upper 30s which is about ten degrees below where we should be.Thursday will bring more clouds during th
  • Arson investigators on scene of fire on southeast side of Fort Wayne

    Arson investigators on scene of fire on southeast side of Fort Wayne
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Arson investigators have been called to the scene of a fire on the southeast side of Fort Wayne Tuesday evening.
    Crews were dispatched to the 3300 block of Plaza Drive on reports of a fire around 10:40 p.m.Arson investigators have been called to the scene, according to officials.It is unclear if anyone is injured or what caused the fire.Oxford Street is closed according to dispatch. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.WANE 15 has a crew at the scene to gather more inf
  • New Indiana abortion law sparks litigation

    New Indiana abortion law sparks litigation
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana is being sued over its latest abortion-related law. Many health providers and groups like Planned Parenthood claim the state is forcing doctors to give false and misleading information about abortion pill reversal.Those in favor of the legislation say it's giving people an option.Daysha Neely shared her story with lawmakers about how she successfully reversed abortion pills. Medication-induced abortions take multiple doses but after the first one, Neely said she imme
  • Tennessee becomes first state to mandate bathroom signs about transgender use

    Tennessee becomes first state to mandate bathroom signs about transgender use
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee has signed a bill that requires businesses and government facilities open to the public to post signage if they allow transgender people to use multi-person bathrooms, locker rooms, or changing rooms associated with their gender identity.Lee signed the House Bill 1182 on Monday, making Tennessee the first state to require public businesses to post signs outside of any facility considered “inclusive.” NCAA considering tournam
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  • Drivers advised to avoid area of US 24 in Huntington Co. after semi crashes, spills crop

    Drivers advised to avoid area of US 24 in Huntington Co. after semi crashes, spills crop
    HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - Drivers are advised to avoid the area of U.S. 24 and S.R. 105 N after a semi flipped and spilled the crop it was carrying.According to the Huntington County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, HCSO Deputies, Andrews PD, Andrews FD and Huntington County EMA are working a single vehicle property damage accident at U.S. 24 and S.R. 105 North.It is unclear if anyone was injured or what led to the crash.Photo courtesy of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department Fa
  • Drivers advised to avoid area of US 24 after semi crashes, spills crop

    Drivers advised to avoid area of US 24 after semi crashes, spills crop
    HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - Drivers are advised to avoid the area of U.S. 24 and S.R. 105 N after a semi flipped and spilled the crop it was carrying.According to the Huntington County Sheriff's Department's Facebook page, HCSO Deputies, Andrews PD, Andrews FD and Huntington County EMA are working a single vehicle property damage accident at U.S. 24 and S.R. 105 North.It is unclear if anyone was injured or what led to the crash.Photo courtesy of the Huntington County Sheriff's Department Fa
  • VIDEO: Last known sighting of missing Syracuse teenager, believed to be in danger

    VIDEO: Last known sighting of missing Syracuse teenager, believed to be in danger
    SYRACUSE, Ind. (WANE) — It's been three weeks since a statewide Silver Alert was issued for Aaliyah Ramirez, 14. The alert is still in effect.
    As the search for the missing Syracuse teenager continues, a new video has been released showing what family and friends believe is the last video of Aaliyah before she disappeared.
    The video shows footage from a doorbell camera at the home where she lives with her father and younger sister. The video shows Aaliyah walking to her bus stop.
    An offici
  • Kia recalls vehicles a 2nd time, owners should park outside

    Kia recalls vehicles a 2nd time, owners should park outside
    DETROIT (AP) — Kia is recalling more than 440,000 vehicles in the U.S. for a second time to fix a problem that can cause engine fires.
    The automaker also is telling owners to park them outdoors and away from structures because fires could happen when the engines aren’t running.
    The recall covers certain Optima sedans from 2013 through 2015 and Sorento SUVs from 2014 and 2015.
    The same vehicles were recalled last year because brake fluid can leak into a control computer, causing an el
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  • Lollapalooza returns to Chicago with COVID-19 requirements for festival goers

    Lollapalooza returns to Chicago with COVID-19 requirements for festival goers
    CHICAGO (WANE) The four-day Lollapalooza music festival will return to Chicago in 2021 after a one year hiatus due to the pandemic organizers announced Tuesday.The 30th anniversary of the festival is scheduled for July 31 to August 1 in Grant Park.The Lollapalooza lineup will be announced at 11 a.m. ET Wednesday with 4-day tickets going on sale at 1 p.m. ET. The date for single day tickets has not yet been announced.In order to attend Lollapalloza, festival goers will have to have had a complete
  • Indiana governor's lawyers push challenge to emergency law

    Indiana governor's lawyers push challenge to emergency law
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers for Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb are deriding the state attorney general’s arguments that he can block the governor from asking the courts to stop a new law giving legislators more authority to intervene during public emergencies. Indiana attorney general wants governor’s lawsuit blockedHolcomb’s lawyers maintain in a new court filing that Attorney General Todd Rokita is making “absurd” arguments that he alone has the legal authority t
  • Country star Jimmie Allen announced for Indianapolis 500 national anthem

    Country star Jimmie Allen announced for Indianapolis 500 national anthem
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Chart-topping, platinum-selling country recording artist Jimmie Allen will perform the national anthem at this year's Indianapolis 500.Allen will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” before drivers are called to their cars May 30 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. NBC will telecast “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” for the third consecutive year.Allen made history in 2018 as the first Black artist to launch a career with two consecutive No. 1 hits on co
  • Gun sales on pace for record year

    Gun sales on pace for record year
    We've seen many products become popular during the pandemic, including puzzles, home improvement items and exercise equipment. One item continues to see record sales: Guns.Gun stores nationwide are seeing an increase in customers. The FBI says there were almost 16 million (15,966,389) background checks for firearm purchases during the first four months of this year. That's a 31% increase compared to the same time in 2020.Sales at Fuquay Gun & Gold in North Carolina have been non-stop since t
  • Indiana reports 495 new virus cases, 21 more deaths

    Indiana reports 495 new virus cases, 21 more deaths
    The following are daily reports released by the Indiana State Department of Health since April 1TUESDAY, May 18The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 495 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 736,480 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.To date, 13,090 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19,
  • Water main break shuts down lanes on Lafayette Street in south Fort Wayne

    Water main break shuts down lanes on Lafayette Street in south Fort Wayne
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -- A water main break has closed lanes on the Lafayette Street thoroughfare on Fort Wayne's south side.City Utilities said a water main broke at Lafayette Street at East Fleming Avenue.Both northbound lanes are closed, but a southbound lane has been opened to northbound traffic. One southbound lane is open.The repair should be completed by day's end, City Utilities said.
  • Changed by pandemic, many workers won't return to old jobs

    Changed by pandemic, many workers won't return to old jobs
    Many workers emerging from the pandemic don’t want to return to the jobs they once had.Layoffs and lockdowns combined with enhanced unemployment benefits and stimulus checks gave many Americans the time and the financial cushion to rethink their careers.Some employers and business groups are calling for an end to the $300-per-week federal unemployment supplement, saying it’s giving recipients less incentive to look for work.But a senior economist with the Economic Policy Institute, s
  • Fort Wayne's newest falcon gets a name: Beegee

    Fort Wayne's newest falcon gets a name: Beegee
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -- The newest peregrine falcon chick hatched atop the Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne has a name.I&M announced Tuesday the chick is Beegee. The chick was named by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne and I&M customers.Also Tuesday, the falcon chick was banded.Peregrine falcons have nested on the top of Fort Wayne's tallest building for more than two decades. They have been banded since 1996.
  • TinCaps to increase capacity, masks no longer required at Parkview Field

    TinCaps to increase capacity, masks no longer required at Parkview Field
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -- The Fort Wayne TinCaps have modified their health and safety protocols, with plans to increase the seating capacity at Parkview Field.Masks are also no longer required, but rather encouraged, in open-air spaces within the ballpark, according to the plan.The TinCaps said they received updated guidance from both the Centers for Disease Control and Major League Baseball late last week.Here is the updated plan:Parkview Field Mask Policy (Effective Immediately)Guests at Par
  • Holcomb appoints longtime magistrate as next Allen County judge

    Holcomb appoints longtime magistrate as next Allen County judge
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -- Magistrate Lori Morgan has been named a judge in the Allen Superior Court's Family Relations division.Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday that Morgan has been appointed to succeed Judge Charles Pratt, who retired in May. Meet Magistrate Lori Morgan, Allen Superior Court judge nomineeMorgan is currently serving as a magistrate in the Family Relations division, where she has served for 26 years. From 1990-1995, she was a sole practitioner in Fort Wayne, handling
  • Defiance woman killed, two children hurt in Monday afternoon crash

    Defiance woman killed, two children hurt in Monday afternoon crash
    PUTNAM COUNTY, Ohio (WANE) A Defiance, Ohio woman died Monday afternoon after she lost control of the GMC Suburban she was driving according to a news release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.Investigators determined that Cindel Fenter, 31, was headed south on County Road 22 in Monroe Township when she drove off the right side of the road, then overcorrected and went off the left side into a ditch which caused the Suburban to overturn.Fenter, who was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected from t
  • Allen County reports 29 new virus cases; 3 new deaths

    Allen County reports 29 new virus cases; 3 new deaths
    The following are updates from the Allen County Department of HealthTUESDAY, May 18Another three Allen County residents died and 29 tested positive for COVID-19, with 4 confirmed PCR cases and 25 probable antigen cases, bringing the total to 41,128 cases and 681 deaths Tuesday.The Allen County case count includes a total of 15,921 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&n
  • Some fully vaccinated people still wearing masks due to physical, emotional, mental health concerns

    Some fully vaccinated people still wearing masks due to physical, emotional, mental health concerns
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Many fully vaccinated individuals in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana continue to wear masks due to physical, emotional and mental health concerns.WANE 15 reached out to viewers on Facebook to ask why they are still masking up, even after being deemed fully vaccinated. Many cited health concerns. Either they or a loved one is immunocompromised, or they are trying to protect loved ones who are not fully vaccinated yet."My son is not old enough to be vaccinated," said one
  • Despite CDC guidance, many vaccinated people opt to continue wearing masks

    Despite CDC guidance, many vaccinated people opt to continue wearing masks
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Many fully vaccinated individuals in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana continue to wear masks due to physical, emotional and mental health concerns.WANE 15 reached out to viewers on Facebook to ask why they are still masking up, even after being deemed fully vaccinated. Many cited health concerns. Either they or a loved one is immunocompromised, or they are trying to protect loved ones who are not fully vaccinated yet."My son is not old enough to be vaccinated," said one
  • Alyssa Ivanson Named WANE 15 Evening Anchor

    Alyssa Ivanson Named WANE 15 Evening Anchor
    WANE 15 is pleased to announce that Alyssa Ivanson, currently the anchor of First News on weekday mornings, will move to weeknight anchor on WANE 15’s top-rated First at Five, News at Six, and Nightcast at 11PM newscasts. Alyssa will anchor along with Fort Wayne favorite Dirk Rowley.Alyssa has been with WANE 15 telling northeast Indiana’s stories for 15 years, serving in a variety of roles. Starting as a general assignment reporter and producer, she anchored the weekend evening newsc
  • Huntington police asking for help finding missing 11-year-old boy

    Huntington police asking for help finding missing 11-year-old boy
    Emmanuel Buzzard (Photo courtesy of the Huntington City Police Department's Facebook page)HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) - The Huntington City Police Department is asking for help finding a missing 11-year-old boy.According to the Facebook post, Emmanuel Buzzard was last seen in the area of Second Street and Harrison Street in Huntington around 5:30 p.m. He was last seen wearing a black Nike sweatshirt and grey sweatpants.Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Huntington P
  • 11-year-old boy missing in Huntington located

    11-year-old boy missing in Huntington located
    Emmanuel Buzzard (Photo courtesy of the Huntington City Police Department's Facebook page)HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WANE) - An 11-year-old boy reported missing in Huntington has been located. No additional information is available.Previous story:The Huntington City Police Department is asking for help finding a missing 11-year-old boy.According to the Facebook post, Emmanuel Buzzard was last seen in the area of Second Street and Harrison Street in Huntington around 5:30 p.m. He was last seen wearin
  • Road rage leads to motorcyclist hitting breaks and flying off motorcycle

    Road rage leads to motorcyclist hitting breaks and flying off motorcycle
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - A motorcyclist is in the hospital in critical condition after a road rage incident caused him to hit the breaks abruptly and fly off the motorcycle.At approximately 5:25 p.m., deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to the intersection of S.R. 3 and C.R. 62 on report of a crash involving a motorcycle.Responding deputies report that Jeffrey Clingerman, 28, of Columbia City was traveling north on S.R. 3 at a high rate of speed and hit the b
  • Road rage leads to motorcyclist hitting brakes and flying off motorcycle

    Road rage leads to motorcyclist hitting brakes and flying off motorcycle
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - A motorcyclist is in the hospital in critical condition after a road rage incident caused him to hit the brakes abruptly and fly off the motorcycle.At approximately 5:25 p.m., deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to the intersection of S.R. 3 and C.R. 62 on report of a crash involving a motorcycle.Responding deputies report that Jeffrey Clingerman, 28, of Columbia City was traveling north on S.R. 3 at a high rate of speed and hit the b
  • Motorcyclist thrown during road rage incident, critically hurt

    Motorcyclist thrown during road rage incident, critically hurt
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - A motorcyclist is in the hospital in critical condition after a road rage incident Monday caused him to hit the brakes abruptly and fly off the motorcycle.At approximately 5:25 p.m., deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to the intersection of S.R. 3 and C.R. 62 on report of a crash involving a motorcycle.Responding deputies report that Jeffrey Clingerman, 28, of Columbia City was traveling north on S.R. 3 at a high rate of speed and hi
  • Driver hits brakes, is thrown from motorcycle during road rage incident

    Driver hits brakes, is thrown from motorcycle during road rage incident
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - A motorcyclist is in the hospital in critical condition after a road rage incident Monday caused him to hit the brakes abruptly and fly off the motorcycle.At approximately 5:25 p.m., deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to the intersection of S.R. 3 and C.R. 62 on report of a crash involving a motorcycle.Responding deputies report that Jeffrey Clingerman, 28, of Columbia City was traveling north on S.R. 3 at a high rate of speed and hi
  • Driver hits brakes, is ejected from motorcycle during road rage incident

    Driver hits brakes, is ejected from motorcycle during road rage incident
    DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) - A motorcyclist is in the hospital in critical condition after a road rage incident Monday caused him to hit the brakes abruptly and fly off the motorcycle.At approximately 5:25 p.m., deputies with the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department were dispatched to the intersection of S.R. 3 and C.R. 62 on report of a crash involving a motorcycle.Responding deputies report that Jeffrey Clingerman, 28, of Columbia City was traveling north on S.R. 3 at a high rate of speed and hi

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