• FWFD responding to fire at industrial complex on city's east side

    FWFD responding to fire at industrial complex on city's east side
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne firefighters are responding to a fire at Franke Plating Works on the city's east side early Friday morning.Crews responded around 1 a.m. to the intersection of East Washington Boulevard and Glasgow Avenue after a passerby noticed smoke coming from the building, according to a FWFD spokesperson.
    Firefighters remain on the scene as smoke continues to come out of the building. A hazmat team is also present to prevent chemical runoff from getting into the sewer s
  • Mask debate ignites EACS school board meeting as many voiced concerns

    Mask debate ignites EACS school board meeting as many voiced concerns
    NEW HAVEN, Ind. (WANE) — To masks or not to masks? That was the debate at the East Allen County School Board meeting Tuesday night where teachers, parents, students and school administrators voiced their concerns over whether or not to let student unmask while at school.
    At times tensions were high and after more than an hour of discussion, the rooms were still spilt.Due to COVID-19 restrictions there were only so many seats available in the board room. This meant parents, students and oth
  • Accumulating snow ends, hard freeze Wed and Thu mornings

    Accumulating snow ends, hard freeze Wed and Thu mornings
    A hard freeze occurs in the early morning, which may prove damaging to outdoor plant life. Cover your plants up with a light blanket or bring them inside to protect them.Morning temps fall all the way to the mid-20s.There is a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect for our entire region through Wednesday at sunrise, due to the potential for slick travel. Snow tapers off and ends before the sun comes up and a total of 2"-4" of accumulation are possible across the entire region with the potential for s
  • Chauvin likely to appeal, claiming trial tainted by civil settlement, media coverage

    Chauvin likely to appeal, claiming trial tainted by civil settlement, media coverage
    MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) — Former Minneapolis policeman Derek Chauvin will likely seek to overturn his murder and manslaughter convictions by arguing that the jury was prejudiced by media coverage and a settlement in the civil case brought by George Floyd's family, though his odds of success are slim, legal experts said.A jury on Tuesday found that Chauvin was guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree "depraved mind" murder and second-degree manslaughter in the death of Floyd
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  • WANTED: Portland Police asking for public's help finding man

    WANTED: Portland Police asking for public's help finding man
    PORTLAND, Ind. (WANE) - The Portland Police Department is asking the public to help them find a wanted man.Rickey Jenkins is wanted for the following:Rape when victim is mentally disabledPossession of methamphetaminemaintaining a common nuisance Dealing marijuanaAnyone with information on Jenkins whereabouts is asked to call the Portland Police Department at 260-726-7161 or submit a tip through NIXLE.
  • Indiana proposes record investments in teachers and education

    Indiana proposes record investments in teachers and education
    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is making a historic investment in education this session, including teacher pay.Nearly $2 billion dollars will go toward K-12.“We believe that this is a very good day for Indiana students, our educators and communities,” said Indiana State Teachers Association President Keith Gambill.When Indiana lawmakers found out the state would be getting $2 billion dollars more than expected in revenue last week, the Indiana State Teachers Association demanded it be
  • Woman dead, another in life-threatening condition after shooting near downtown Fort Wayne

    Woman dead, another in life-threatening condition after shooting near downtown Fort Wayne
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - A woman is dead following a shooting near downtown Fort Wayne Tuesday evening.At approximately 5:14 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 800 block of 3rd Street on reports of a problem unknown, according to the police activity log. Officers later told WANE 15 at the scene they are investigating a fatal shooting.Responding officers report finding two unconscious women inside a home. Both were suffering from apparent gunshot wounds.One woman was pronounced dead at the sc
  • How will Amazon's new facility impact employment opportunities in northeast Indiana?

    How will Amazon's new facility impact employment opportunities in northeast Indiana?
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - If amazon takes 1,000 workers, what does this mean for the rest of the area workforce?According to the Director of Communications of Northeast Indiana Works, Amazon coming to town is a great thing for the local economy because it shows our region's growth."This is a feather in the region's hat," said Rick Farrant, director of communications of Northeast Indiana Works.
    Amazon is projected to bring 1,000 new jobs to Fort Wayne with a pay of at least $15 per hour.
    On multi
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  • Sikh group wants probe of gunman's possible supremacist link

    Sikh group wants probe of gunman's possible supremacist link
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Sikh civil rights organization called on law enforcement Tuesday to investigate whether a former FedEx employee who fatally shot eight people — four of them Sikhs — at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis last week had any ties to hate groups.The Sikh Coalition’s request came a day after Indianapolis police released a report from last year stating that an officer who seized a shotgun from Brandon Scott Hole’s home after his arrest in March 2020 saw
  • Accumulating snow tonight, hard freeze coming

    Accumulating snow tonight, hard freeze coming
    Our rain/snow mix completely changes to snow this evening. A slushy accumulation is possible by the evening ride home from work. Temperatures gradually fall through the 30s. With some spots near freezing right now, bridges and overpasses may be getting slippery.
    A hard freeze comes tonight, which may prove damaging to outdoor plant life. Cover your plants up with a light blanket or bring them inside to protect them. At some point tonight, though, you may have to shake the snow off that blanket s
  • 'Not our first rodeo': INDOT prepared for April snowfall

    'Not our first rodeo': INDOT prepared for April snowfall
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Indiana Department of Transportation says its prepared to treat the roads with the accumulating snow and icy conditions the region is expected to see Tuesday night.
    "Thankfully, this isn't our first rodeo," said Hunter Petroviak, the Communications Director for INDOT's Northeast district. "It can snow in the Midwest, seems like anytime, so we know that we can expect some snow in April so it really not that difficult for us to prepare."Petroviak said the crews have b
  • Rain and accumulating snow, hard freeze coming

    Rain and accumulating snow, hard freeze coming
    Mostly cloudy skies will shroud the sky today with periods of rain mixing with snow at times temperatures will be nearly steady around 40 by noon.
    Expect rain this afternoon occasionally mixing with snow. A slushy accumulation is possible by the evening ride home from work. Temperatures gradually fall through the 30s as the day goes on.Snow will begin to accumulate by early this eveningThere is a WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY in effect for our entire region from 7 pm tonight through 7 am Wednesday for
  • Germanfest drive-thru dinners offered in place of traditional festival

    Germanfest drive-thru dinners offered in place of traditional festival
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Germanfest has been canceled for the second year in a row but officials are offering residents the chance to still enjoy the classic food. Drive-thru dinners will be available.Residents are invited to pick up a traditional German meal on Saturday, June 12 from Noon - 5 p.m. Meals will include a special recipe of bratwurst in a bun, traditional sauerkraut, German potato salad and apple kuchen (strudel).Quantities are limited, so the earlier ordered the better. Pre-orders w
  • Indiana adds 733 new virus cases, 8 more deaths

    Indiana adds 733 new virus cases, 8 more deaths
    The following are daily reports released by the Indiana State Department of Health since April 1TUESDAY, April 20The Indiana Department of Health announced today that 733 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 through testing at state and private laboratories. That brings to 709,455 the number of Indiana residents now known to have had the novel coronavirus following corrections to the previous day’s dashboard.To date, 12,826 Hoosiers are confirmed to have died from COVID-19
  • Toddler killed when truck delivering livestock backs over him in LaGrange County

    Toddler killed when truck delivering livestock backs over him in LaGrange County
    WOLCOTTVILLE, Ind. (WANE) A 15-month-old boy died Monday after a truck delivering livestock backed over him.The incident took place shortly before noon at a farm near Wolcottville.
    According to a news release from the LaGrange County Sheriff's Department, some calves were being delivered to the farm. The driver of the truck carrying the calves turned around in a driveway and pulled up beside a barn. After a short conversation between the driver and the child's father, the driver backed the truck
  • Road crews gear up for anticipated snow

    Road crews gear up for anticipated snow
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Highway crews are gearing up for snow that's expected to fall starting Tuesday into Wednesday and that includes the City of Fort Wayne Street Department.
    "The Street Department is prepared and ready to respond to any type of weather situation that may come our way. We’re spending today converting some of our vehicles back to salt trucks," said Fort Wayne Street Department Superintendent Brian Shimkus. "Although, we’re expecting 1-3 inches, we're preparing for
  • Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control seeking donations for 'Beef Stroganoff'

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control is seeking donations after intaking a kitten with developmental issues.
    The shelter named the kitten Beef Stroganoff. He came to the shelter at the end of March. They said the kitten was covered in fleas and weighed only 200 grams. They said that's about the same weight as 4 PopTarts.The issue Beef Stroganoff, or Beefy, faces is crooked legs that had him walking on his wrists.
    Beef Stroganoff, Courtesy of Fort Wayne Animal Care & C
  • Allen County reports 58 new virus cases; 6 additional deaths due to delay in reporting

    Allen County reports 58 new virus cases; 6 additional deaths due to delay in reporting
    The following are updates from the Allen County Department of HealthTUESDAY, April 20Another six Allen County residents died and 58 tested positive for COVID-19, with 26 confirmed PCR cases and 32 probable antigen cases, bringing the total to 39,406 cases and 673 deaths Tuesday.The Allen County case count now includes a total of 14,882 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
  • Allen County reports 58 new virus cases; 6 additional deaths

    Allen County reports 58 new virus cases; 6 additional deaths
    The following are updates from the Allen County Department of HealthTUESDAY, April 20Another six Allen County residents died and 58 tested positive for COVID-19, with 26 confirmed PCR cases and 32 probable antigen cases, bringing the total to 39,406 cases and 673 deaths Tuesday.The Allen County case count now includes a total of 14,882 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
  • Inland stream trout season opens Saturday

    Inland stream trout season opens Saturday
    INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Department of Natural Resources staff have been busy stocking more than 23,000 rainbow trout in preparation for this year’s upcoming stream trout opener on Saturday, April 24.The season officially starts at 6 a.m. local time. By opening day, the DNR will have stocked 23,425 rainbow trout in 17 streams in 12 different counties. The stocked trout come from Curtis Creek Trout Rearing Station near Howe in LaGrange County and average roughly 11 inches in length.To find a
  • Out of sight but center stage, jurors weigh Chauvin's fate

    Out of sight but center stage, jurors weigh Chauvin's fate
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jurors who sat quietly off-camera through three weeks of draining testimony in Derek Chauvin's murder trial in George Floyd's death moved into the spotlight Tuesday, still out of sight but now in control of verdicts awaited by a skittish city.The jury of six white people and six people who are Black or multiracial was set for its first full day of deliberations. The jury, anonymous by order of the judge and sequestered now until they reach a verdict, spent just a few
  • Jury reaches a verdict at murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death

    Jury reaches a verdict at murder trial of ex-cop Derek Chauvin in George Floyd’s death
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury has reached a verdict at the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd. The verdict is to be read late Tuesday afternoon.Floyd died last May after Chauvin, a white officer, pinned his knee on the 46-year-old Black man’s neck for about 9 1/2 minutes in a case that triggered worldwide protests, violence and a furious reexamination of racism and policing in the U.S.The jury deliberated over parts of two days
  • Ex-cop Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd death

    Ex-cop Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd death
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Ex-cop Derek Chauvin convicted of murder and manslaughter in George Floyd death that stirred worldwide protests.THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE - THE FOLLOWING IS A PREVIOUS ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORTMINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The jury reached a verdict Tuesday at the murder trial of former Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, the Black man who was pinned to the pavement with a knee on his neck in a case that set off a furious reexamination of racism and policin
  • Should states regulate marijuana by its potency? Some say yes

    Should states regulate marijuana by its potency? Some say yes
    NEW YORK (AP) — As marijuana legalization spreads across U.S. states, so does a debate over whether to set pot policy by potency.Under a law signed last month, New York will tax recreational marijuana based on its amount of THC, the main intoxicating chemical in cannabis. Illinois imposed a potency-related tax when recreational pot sales began last year. Vermont is limiting THC content when its legal market opens as soon as next year, and limits or taxes have been
  • TinCaps tickets on sale now

    TinCaps tickets on sale now
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - TinCaps fans can start dreaming about baseball at Parkview Field once again as tickets go on sale Tuesday morning.Starting at 10 a.m., fans can purchase their tickets for Phase I of the TinCaps season. Phase I consists of the first 24 games (out of 60) from May 4 to June 13. Fans can purchase their tickets online, over the phone by calling (260) 482-6400 or by visiting the Parkview Field ticket office. Tickets for games after June 13 will be announced at a later date.Th
  • TinCaps tickets go on sale Tuesday morning

    TinCaps tickets go on sale Tuesday morning
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - TinCaps fans can start dreaming about baseball at Parkview Field once again as tickets go on sale Tuesday morning.Starting at 10 a.m., fans can purchase their tickets for Phase I of the TinCaps season. Phase I consists of the first 24 games (out of 60) from May 4 to June 13. Fans can purchase their tickets online, over the phone by calling (260) 482-6400 or by visiting the Parkview Field ticket office. Tickets for games after June 13 will be announced at a later date.Th
  • Mother shares story of son's fatal fentanyl overdose to reignite opioid conversation

    Mother shares story of son's fatal fentanyl overdose to reignite opioid conversation
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The COVID-19 pandemic has taken center stage for over a year now, but other national problems still persist, such as the opioid crisis. A Fort Wayne mother is sharing the story of her son's recent death to enlighten the community on the ongoing war against recreational prescription drug use.37-year-old Matthew Parish had struggled with addiction for almost two decades. He fatally overdosed on fentanyl on January 16, 2021."I just wish it wouldn't have happened," said mot
  • Allen County Health Commissioner keeping close eye on COVID variant

    Allen County Health Commissioner keeping close eye on COVID variant
    ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — The Allen County Health Commissioner, Dr. Matthew Sutter is keeping a close eye on the county's COVID positivity rate.
    "We are seeing a slow and study increase," Dr. Matthew Sutter said. "We are in uncharted territory."During a virtual executive board of health meeting, Dr. Sutter said that the county's positivity rate had increased from 6.43% to 8.5% in just a few days. While the rate increases in the county, Commissioner Sutter is paying close attention to sur
  • Allen County Commissioner keeping close eye on COVID variant

    Allen County Commissioner keeping close eye on COVID variant
    ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) — The Allen County Health Commissioner, Dr. Matthew Sutter is keeping a close eye on the county's COVID positivity rate.
    "We are seeing a slow and study increase," Dr. Matthew Sutter said. "We are in uncharted territory."During a virtual executive board of health meeting, Dr. Sutter said that the county's positivity rate had increased from 6.43% to 8.5% in just a few days. While the rate increases in the county, Commissioner Sutter is paying close attention to sur
  • Fort Wayne asks for more time in Balin Brake lawsuit

    Fort Wayne asks for more time in Balin Brake lawsuit
    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -- Lawyers for the city of Fort Wayne have asked a federal court for more time to respond to new charges filed against the city as part of an excessive force lawsuit that came out of a racial justice protest last year in downtown.Balin Brake, with the help of the ACLU of Indiana, is suing the city after he lost an eye when an unidentified Fort Wayne Police officer fired a tear gas canister at the then-21-year-old’s face while he was protesting in downtown Fort Wayne

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