• Congressional investigators place blame on Boeing, FAA for 2 crashes that killed 346 people

    Congressional investigators place blame on Boeing, FAA for 2 crashes that killed 346 people
    WASHINGTON D.C. (WCMH) — The House Transportation Committee released it’s final report Wednesday on its investigation of the Boeing 737 max airplanes.Congressional investigators say both Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration share responsibility for approving an aircraft that wasn’t fit to fly.That aircraft, the 737 max, was involved in two fatal crashes that killed 346 people before it was grounded.“Our 18-month investigation has revealed that the certification
  • Over 20 pilots fly into Lake James for the 18th Annual Seaplane Splash-In

    Over 20 pilots fly into Lake James for the 18th Annual Seaplane Splash-In
    ANGOLA, Ind. (WANE) — Over twenty pilots flew in for the Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association’s annual Splash-In at at Pokagon State Park on Sunday.“These airplanes are coming from all around the Midwest to share their seaplanes with the folks here on Lake James,” said Randy Strebig, the organizer of the event and president of the Indiana Seaplane Pilots Association.The seaplanes flew in from Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. Strebig estimated that ther
  • UPDATE: Authorities say 3 people dead in central Indiana plane crash

    UPDATE: Authorities say 3 people dead in central Indiana plane crash
    KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say three people have died in a plane crash at a central Indiana airport.
    The Howard County sheriff’s office said Sunday that deputies were dispatched around 11:30 a.m. to the Glenndale Airport in Kokomo and found a plane on fire in a field.
    The Howard County coroner says three people died and one survived.
    Authorities did not immediately offer further details about the victims pending the notification of family.
    Kokomo is about 60 miles north of India
  • Authorities offer few details on central Indiana plane crash

    Authorities offer few details on central Indiana plane crash
    KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — Authorities say a plane has crashed at an airport in the central Indiana city of Kokomo, but are offering few other details.
    The Howard County sheriff’s office said Sunday that deputies were dispatched around 11:30 a.m. and found a plane on fire in a field.
    There is no word yet on how many people were board. Authorities have called it an active investigation.Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, re
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  • Indiana top state for increasing adoptions from foster care

    Indiana top state for increasing adoptions from foster care
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — State and federal officials say Indiana is the top state in the nation for increasing the number of children adopted from foster care. Gov. Eric Holcomb says that in fiscal year 2019, nearly 2,500 Hoosier children were adopted through the Indiana Department of Child Services.
    Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson of the U.S. Administration of Children and Families awarded the state last week with an adoption and legal guardianship incentive award of more than $4.7 million du
  • Indiana adds 756 new virus cases; 3 more deaths

    Indiana adds 756 new virus cases; 3 more deaths
    The following are daily reports released by the Indiana State Department of Health since August 1SUNDAY, Sept. 20
    The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 756 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the state laboratory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 111,505 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboa
  • Sen. Todd Young introduces bill to improve treatment for dialysis patients

    Sen. Todd Young introduces bill to improve treatment for dialysis patients
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – U.S. Senator Todd Young introduced a bill to improve treatment for Dialysis Patients on Wednesday.
    The Bringing Enhanced Treatments and Therapies to ESRD Recipients (Better) Kidney Care act aims to provide a new care option for dialysis patients. The hope is they’ll receive high-quality care.According to the Centers for Disease Control, Indiana is the 14th state with the highest deaths from kidney disease. The Hoosier state ranks number 8 for the highest rat
  • Christmas on Broadway to return, modifications made

    Christmas on Broadway to return, modifications made
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Christmas on Broadway is on! The organizers said the annual event will still happen.However, it will be modified due to the ongoing pandemic.The event organizers, Steve Shine and Tom Hardin, said attendees are being asked not to gather on the Broadway Plaza outside of their law offices.This year’s theme is “We need a Little Christmas, Right this Very Minute!”
    “Keeping Fort Wayne’s spirit bolstered and bright is why, this year, more th
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  • Sheriff’s Department investigating fatal traffic accident on W Wallen Road

    Sheriff’s Department investigating fatal traffic accident on W Wallen Road
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 5800 block of West Wallen Road.
    WANE15 has a crew at the scene learning more.
  • Police investigating fatal traffic accident on West Wallen Road

    Police investigating fatal traffic accident on West Wallen Road
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police are investigating a fatal traffic accident in the 5800 block of West Wallen Road.
    WANE15 has a crew on the way to the scene to learn more.
  • Trump promises to replace Ginsburg with a woman – and soon

    Trump promises to replace Ginsburg with a woman – and soon
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.Taking the stage Saturday night at a North Carolina rally to chants of “Fill that seat,” the president said he would nominate his selection despite Democrats’ objections. And, after conducting what he joked was
  • Man suffering from life-threatening injuries after hit and run

    Man suffering from life-threatening injuries after hit and run
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man is suffering from life-threatening injuries after a hit and run on the north side of Fort Wayne.
    Sunday morning around 1 a.m, Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3400 block of North Clinton. Upon arrival they found an adult male, unresponsive, lying in the northbound lane of Clinton Street.
    The victim was transported to the hospital in serious condition and was later downgraded to life-threatening.
    According to investigators, a car hit the pedestri
  • Trump backs proposed TikTok deal with Oracle, Walmart

    Trump backs proposed TikTok deal with Oracle, Walmart
    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he’s given his “blessing” to a proposed deal between Oracle and Walmart for the U.S. operations of TikTok, the Chinese-owned app he’s targeted for national security and data privacy concerns.Trump said the proposed deal will result in a new company likely to be based in Texas.“I have given the deal my blessing,” he said. “If they get it done, that’s great. If they don’t, that’s
  • 2 killed, woman critically wounded in shooting at Ohio home

    2 killed, woman critically wounded in shooting at Ohio home
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a shooting inside a Columbus home has left two people dead and a third critically injured.
    The shooting was reported around 3 p.m. Saturday, and responding police officers soon found the bodies of a man and a woman who had been shot in separate rooms.
    Their names haven’t been released, and it wasn’t clear if either person lived in the residence.
    Authorities say a woman who had been shot in the face ran into the roadway and flagged down a pa
  • Package containing ricin and addressed to Trump intercepted by law enforcement

    Package containing ricin and addressed to Trump intercepted by law enforcement
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday.The letter was intercepted at a government facility that screens mail addressed to the White House and President Donald Trump, the official said. A preliminary investigation indicated it tested positive for ricin, a poison found naturally in castor beans, the official said.The official was not authorized t
  • Nearly 2,500 volunteers pick up trash throughout Fort Wayne during Great American Cleanup

    Nearly 2,500 volunteers pick up trash throughout Fort Wayne during Great American Cleanup
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – After previously being postponed because of the coronavirus, nearly 2,500 volunteers finally gathered for the city’s annual Great American Cleanup Saturday morning.
    The clean up, hosted by the city’s Solid Waste Department, took place in various neighborhoods throughout Fort Wayne.
    “We felt like this was a need that our community specifically needed,” said Courtney Lewis, a volunteer who picked up trash in Fort Wayne’s South Side
  • Second stimulus checks: Where we stand after Trump’s push for new direct payments

    Second stimulus checks: Where we stand after Trump’s push for new direct payments
    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR) — Despite a push from President Donald Trump for lawmakers to explore a coronavirus aid package that would include a second round of stimulus checks, Republicans and Democrats don’t seem any closer to making that a reality.Trump put pressure on negotiators for both sides, urging Republicans to “go for the much higher numbers.”Many hoped the urging would bring the two parties together and open the door on the possibility of a wide-ranging relief packag
  • Official: Toilet display mocking mail-in voting is a crime

    Official: Toilet display mocking mail-in voting is a crime
    MASON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan resident’s apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one local elections official.The resident put a toilet on their lawn with a sign that says, “Place mail in ballots here.”Barb Byrum, the Democratic clerk of Ingham County, filed a complaint with police over the display, saying it could mislead people who aren’t familiar with the voting system.“It is a felony to take illegal possession of an abse
  • Indiana adds 1,104 new virus cases; 9 more deaths

    Indiana adds 1,104 new virus cases; 9 more deaths
    The following are daily reports released by the Indiana State Department of Health since August 1SATURDAY, Sept. 19
    The Indiana Department of Health today announced that 1,104 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at the state laboratory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and private laboratories. That brings to 110,759 the total number of Indiana residents known to have the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s das
  • 2 people killed after plane crashes in western Michigan

    2 people killed after plane crashes in western Michigan
    ZEELAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Two people have died after a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff in western Michigan.
    The Ottawa County sheriff’s office responded around 6:30 a.m. Saturday to an area near Ottawa Executive Airport in Zeeland Township.
    Local authorities and the Federal Aviation Administration are investigating.Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
  • How high school football fans are supporting their team from a distance this season

    How high school football fans are supporting their team from a distance this season
    BUTLER, Ind. (WANE) —With face masks and a limited number of fans allowed in, we’ve seen that high school football stadiums across Indiana look a lot different this season.Supporting their teams during the COVID-19 era has also been an adjustment for fans who aren’t lucky enough to get a ticket into the stadiums each week— which is why many have resorted to at-home watch parties. “Every away game that we can’t go to we have a little watch party at differe
  • Group issues Halloween 2020 guidelines, color-coded coronavirus risk map

    Group issues Halloween 2020 guidelines, color-coded coronavirus risk map
    This corrects a previous version of this story that identified the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as the source of the guidelines and map noted in this article.
    CHICAGO (NEXSTAR) — What will Halloween look like this year? One thing’s for sure. It will no doubt be different than years past.Halloween 2020 converges with a full moon, a blue moon, Daylight Saving Time — and it falls on a Saturday.Of course, the holiday is also happening during the COVID-19 pan
  • CDC issues Halloween 2020 guidelines, color-coded coronavirus risk map

    CDC issues Halloween 2020 guidelines, color-coded coronavirus risk map
    CHICAGO (NewsNation Now) — What will Halloween look like this year? One thing’s for sure. It will no doubt be different than years past.Halloween 2020 converges with a full moon, a blue moon, Daylight Saving Time — and it falls on a Saturday.Of course, the holiday is also happening during the COVID-19 pandemic.This week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued new coronavirus guidelines and an interactive map to help families stay safe this Hallowe
  • Fort Wayne observes coldest temperatures of the season, along with first frost

    Fort Wayne observes coldest temperatures of the season, along with first frost
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Temperatures fell into the mid to upper 30s Saturday morning across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. Multiple reports of frost were sent into the WANE 15 weather center.
    The official morning low at Fort Wayne International Airport was 38°. Saturday morning was the first time that Fort Wayne dipped into the 30s dating back to mid-May. May 13, 2020 was the last time temperatures
    The coldest morning low in the WANE 15 viewing area was 33°, observed in Co
  • Jury convicts Indiana man accused of killing, cannibalism

    Jury convicts Indiana man accused of killing, cannibalism
    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and eating parts of her body has been convicted of murder.
    Jurors deliberated for about five hours Friday before announcing the guilty verdict against Joseph Oberhansley of Jeffersonville in Tammy Jo Blanton’s death. Authorities say Blanton’s body was found at her home in 2014 badly mutilated with more than 25 sharp force injuries and multiple blunt force injuries.
    Oberhansley on Thursday te
  • Statehouse Representatives offering paid internships

    Statehouse Representatives offering paid internships
    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WANE) – The Indiana House of Representatives is offering a paid internship to college students and recent graduates.The internship is full-time and will start in 2021, from January through April, taking place Monday through Friday. Interns will receive a biweekly stipend of $750, will have the option to earn college credit, and will be eligible for a $3,000 scholarship to use towards academic expenses.
    According to State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne), the legislature m
  • Justice Ginsburg’s ‘fervent’ last wish was to ‘not be replaced until a new president is installed,’ report says

    Justice Ginsburg’s ‘fervent’ last wish was to ‘not be replaced until a new president is installed,’ report says
    WASHINGTON – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke in the last days before her death about her “fervent” wish that her seat remain unfilled until another president was in office.Ginsburg died Friday at the age of 87 from complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.
    NPR reports that Ginsburg said in a statement dictated to granddaughter Clara Spera, “My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”“If there
  • President Trump, Indiana lawmakers react to passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

    President Trump, Indiana lawmakers react to passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday from complications of pancreatic cancer at the age of 87.Ginsburg was appointed in 1993 by President Bill Clinton in 1993.Government leaders across the country have sent their condolences to her family, including President Trump who commended her service in the court and in life.
    Statement from the President on the Passing of Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pic.twitter.com/N2YkGVWLoF—
  • Can a Supreme Court vacancy be filled during election year?

    Can a Supreme Court vacancy be filled during election year?
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Can a U.S. Supreme Court justice be appointed and confirmed during an election year?The answer is yes.
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Friday the Senate will vote on President Donald Trump’s pick to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court, even though the 2020 election is 46 days away.
    The Republican Senate leader issued a statement about an hour and a half after the Supreme Court announced the liberal justice’s death from complications of
  • McConnell says he plans to push forward with Trump Supreme Court nominee

    McConnell says he plans to push forward with Trump Supreme Court nominee
    WASHINGTON (NEXSTAR/NewsNation Now) – Within hours of news breaking that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement indicating that a Trump Supreme Court nominee will receive a vote by the full Senate.The death of the nation’s second female Supreme Court jurist instantly set off speculation about the balance of the court and the Senate’s ability to confirm a justice prior to the instillation of a new president.

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