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Allen Co. orders flu precautions at hospitals, doctors’ offices

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you have the flu in or around Fort Wayne, stay home. That’s the gist of an order from the Allen County Department of Health. Officials yesterday released a series of guidelines for anyone who is sick. If you do have to go out, the health department says wear a

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Allen Co. orders flu precautions at hospitals, doctors’ offices

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you have the flu in or around Fort Wayne, stay home. That’s the gist of an order from the Allen County Department of Health. Officials yesterday released a series of guidelines for anyone who is sick. If you do have to go out, the health department says wear a

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Lawmakers scale back Indiana school bus safety legislation

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The family of three kids killed in a northern Indiana school bus stop accident are upset that lawmakers in Indianapolis are weakening a bus stop safety plan. The Indiana House yesterday removed parts of a proposed law to put cameras on school buses and automatically suspend drivers who pass school buses.

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RFK Indianapolis speech added to National Recording Registry

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A speech Robert F. Kennedy made in Indianapolis is being recognized for its historical importance. A recording of the speech he made after Martin Luther King Jr.’s death was announced will be added to the National Recording Registry. It’s one of 25 recordings being preserved this year. Robert F. Kennedy was

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Purdue wins, advances in NCAA tournament

HARTFORD, Conn. (ADAMS) –  One down, five to go. Purdue took its first step in the NCAA tournament last night with a 61-48 victory over Old Dominion in Hartford, Connecticut. Carsen Edwards lead the Boilermakers with 26 points. Purdue will face a much tougher opponent tomorrow when they take on defending NCAA champs Villanova. Check

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Faith leaders call for characteristics on hate crimes bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Faith leaders are calling for a list of characteristics to be added back into a hate crimes bill being considered by lawmakers. Leaders of different faiths from across Indianapolis rallied at the Statehouse yesterday. Bishop Jennifer Baskerville-Burrows of the Indianapolis Episcopal Diocese said she is tired of lamenting. Their message comes

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Vanryn acquitted of murder in 2017 death of Malaki Garrett

Mitchell Vanryn (Allen County Sheriff’s Department) UPDATE (March 22, 2019): After the three-day trial, the Allen County jury found Mitchell Vanryn not guilty of murdering two-year-old Malakai Garrett. However, finding him guilty on two other charges: of aggravated battery and domestic battery. The decision came back Thursday night, saying prosecutors didn’t prove that Vanryn intended

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Northern Indiana teachers say shooter drill crossed the line

WHITE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s largest teachers’ union says authorities in White County crossed the line with their latest active shooter drill. The Indiana State Teachers Association yesterday said deputies shot teachers “execution style” with plastic pellets during the training. Though the date and location of the drill have not been released, an ISTA

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Record attendance expected at PFW Spring Campus Visit Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne is holding the annual Spring Campus Visit Day on Sunday, March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. Check-in will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Walb Student Union International Ballroom Hallway. With more than 1,500 people expected to be on campus, this marks the most successful

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City offers free water pollution control plant tours Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Free guided tours of the P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant are being offered this Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Visitors can park across the street at 2601 Dwenger Avenue to join the tours and learn how the plant operates, including visiting the lab, viewing its

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Indiana February unemployment report released

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.5 percent for February and remains lower than the national rate of 3.8 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana’s unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than five years. The monthly unemployment rate is

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Wabash man arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat

WABASH, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that Thursday afternoon, the investigation of a reported bomb threat at the Wabash County Judicial Center led to the arrest of Chad Miller, 28, Wabash, IN. Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller served Miller a Wabash Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging two felony charges for false reporting

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Honor Flight Northeast Indiana launches online applications

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (Courtesy: Northeastern REMC) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) has launched a new way for veterans of the area to sign up for their free honor flight. After months of development, HFNEI says it has launched an online application opportunity. Now veterans and guardians can visit the

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Honor Flight Northeast Indiana launches online applications

Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (Courtesy: Northeastern REMC) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) has launched a new way for veterans of the area to sign up for their free honor flight. After months of development, HFNEI says it has launched an online application opportunity. Now veterans and guardians can visit the

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Maintenance on Hillegas Road bridge planned to start April 1

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) –  The Indiana Department of Transportation says that an overpass construction project is scheduled to begin on Interstate 69, at Hillegas Road in the City of Fort Wayne, on Monday, April 1, weather permitting. Hillegas Road will be closed, between Leesburg and Goshen roads, while work is completed. Drivers may also

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Wabash man arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat

WABASH, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that Thursday afternoon, the investigation of a reported bomb threat at the Wabash County Judicial Center led to the arrest of Chad Miller, 28, Wabash, IN. Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller served Miller a Wabash Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging two felony charges for false reporting

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UPDATE: Wanted man from Grant County arrested in Georgia

Dion Welton UPDATE (March 22, 2019): Police in Grant County say a man that was wanted was arrested hundreds of miles from home. Dion Welton was arrested late Thursday night in Atlanta Georgia after a Crime Stoppers tip came in with his exact location. Police thanked the public for their help. ORIGINAL STORY (March 21,

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests of four people

KOKOMO, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say several people are now facing charges after a traffic stop in Kokomo. Thursday, at approximately 12:30 a.m., that stop by Trooper Kyle Miller led to the arrests of Derek Elliott, 24, Sean Tarr, 21, Nevey Claar, 19, and Christopher Soderlund, 23, all from Kokomo, IN. The four

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Record attendance expected at PFW Spring Campus Visit Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne is holding the annual Spring Campus Visit Day on Sunday, March 24, from 1 to 4 p.m. Check-in will take place at 12:30 p.m. in Walb Student Union International Ballroom Hallway. With more than 1,500 people expected to be on campus, this marks the most successful

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City offers free water pollution control plant tours Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Free guided tours of the P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant are being offered this Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Visitors can park across the street at 2601 Dwenger Avenue to join the tours and learn how the plant operates, including visiting the lab, viewing its

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Lawrence County man arrested for possession of child pornography

Kevin MT Edwards BEDFORD, Ind. (ADAMS) – A criminal investigation led officers to find probable cause to arrest Kevin MT Edwards, 32 of Bedford Thursday for felony possession of child pornography. After a search warrant was executed, Edwards was transported to the Lawrence County Jail where he was processed and lodged. Assisting in the investigation

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Man and woman shot while sleeping in Gaywood Dr. home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say a man and woman were hurt when shots were fired into their home early Friday morning. Around 1:30 a.m., officers responded to a home in the 4500 block of Gaywood Drive. Both were taken to a local hospital in serious condition, where the female was downgraded

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FWFD crews battle blaze at vacant home in northern Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – It took over a half hour for firefighters to get control of a fire in northern Fort Wayne Friday morning. Crews were called to 1525 Freehold Lane, off Lima Road, around 3:25 a.m. after a neighbor reported the home’s roof on fire. Three minutes after that call crews found flames

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CVS to sell cannabis products in Indiana and 7 other states

WOONSOCKET, R.I. (ADAMS) – CVS Pharmacy is planning to sell cannabis-based products in eight states. The hemp-derived CBD products will be available in Alabama, California, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, and Tennessee. NBC’s Kate Snow says the company won’t sell CBD supplements or food additives. Hemp has higher concentrations of CBD than its cannabis cousin,

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Purdue Fort Wayne ditches plastic straws

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne is making the switch from plastic to paper straws in its campus dining facilities. “Sustainability is a high priority for our students, faculty, and staff – and we are always looking to improve,” says David Wesse, Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs. “This is the

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Purdue Fort Wayne ditches plastic straws

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne is making the switch from plastic to paper straws in its campus dining facilities. “Sustainability is a high priority for our students, faculty, and staff – and we are always looking to improve,” says David Wesse, Vice Chancellor for Financial and Administrative Affairs. “This is the

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding wanted man

Dion Welton GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a man they say is wanted. Police say Dion Welton is wanted on active warrants for two counts of Fraudulent Or Deceitful Act In The Offer, Sale Or Purchase Of A Security; two counts of

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USF professor writes landmark book on church sexual abuse crisis

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – University of Saint Francis professor Dr. Adam DeVille has written a thought-provoking book on the need for carefully considered structural reforms to the Catholic Church in order to address its sexual abuse crisis. The book is available now and gaining attention in the United States and abroad. In his new

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Muncie man killed in crash after disregarding red light 

MUNCIE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Muncie man was killed late Wednesday morning when the pickup truck he was driving disregarded a red light and was struck by a straight truck. Just after 11:15 a.m., troopers responded to a report of a serious injury crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of Cowan Rd. and Fuson

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Indiana Senate approves plan for appointed school superintendent

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Voters will likely no longer pick Indiana’s top school chief. The Indiana Senate yesterday approved a plan to make the state’s Superintendent of Schools an appointed position. Governor Holcomb said it’s one of his biggest legislative wishlist items this year. He’s expected to sign the plan once it reaches his desk.

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USF professor writes landmark book on church sexual abuse crisis

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – University of Saint Francis professor Dr. Adam DeVille has written a thought-provoking book on the need for carefully considered structural reforms to the Catholic Church in order to address its sexual abuse crisis. The book is available now and gaining attention in the United States and abroad. In his new

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No headlights lead to drug charges for New Castle men

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two New Castle men were arrested on felony charges Tuesday night (3/19) after a trooper stopped their car for driving with no headlights. Around 11:45 p.m. evening Trooper Earnest Paige was sitting on SR 3 in the area of CR 500 So. when he saw a northbound BMW on SR

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City announces 2019 neighborhood infrastructure projects

FORT WAYNE, Ind.  (ADAMS) – In the past five years more than 300 miles of neighborhood street improvements have occurred in the City of Fort Wayne and Tuesday, Mayor Tom Henry announced that a record $31 million will be invested in neighborhood transportation improvements in 2019. Joined by City Council members and residents of the

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Road construction season to begin in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The snow and ice are gone, so now it’s time for road construction season in Indiana! INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness says fixing the state’s roads is not a short-term project. Governor Holcomb yesterday said there are more than eleven hundred projects on tap for this spring and summer. He’s asking drivers

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Indianapolis man accused of trafficking 16-year-old

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A 19-year-old man from Indianapolis is in custody for alleged human trafficking. Ledarreus Dean is accused of trafficking a 16-year-old female runaway. He was arrested as part of an undercover prostitution investigation conducted by Indianapolis Metropolitan Police on Tuesday. Police say Dean drove the girl to the meeting location. The victim

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Indianapolis Police cancel Silver Alert for missing baby

  Amiah Robertson INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Indianapolis are still looking for eight-month-old Amiah Robertson, even though they canceled the official Silver Alert in her case. According to the alert, Amiah was believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance. Yet, the alert was canceled Wednesday when police said they

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Maintenance on Hillegas Road bridge planned to start April 1

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) –  The Indiana Department of Transportation says that an overpass construction project is scheduled to begin on Interstate 69, at Hillegas Road in the City of Fort Wayne, on Monday, April 1, weather permitting. Hillegas Road will be closed, between Leesburg and Goshen roads, while work is completed. Drivers may also

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Prosecutors press forward in child abuse death trial

Mitchell Vanryn (Allen County Sheriff’s Department) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Prosecutors are making their case against the Fort Wayne man who they say beat his girlfriend’s son to death. Jurors in Mitchell Vanryn’s murder trial got a timeline of calls and questions about two-year-old Malakai Garrett’s 2017 death. Police say Vanryn beat the little

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Powerball jackpot rolls over after no Wednesday winner

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Powerball jackpot just keeps growing. Indiana Lottery officials say no one matched all five numbers and the Powerball last night, so Saturday’s drawing will be worth at least $625 million dollars. That would be the fourth largest Powerball jackpot ever. No one has won the grand prize since January.  

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Distracted driver blamed for semi rollover near Auburn

AUBURN, Ind. (ADAMS) – A truck driver says he got distracted just before he rolled his truck, along with 90,000 pounds of steel coil. It happened Wednesday around 11:30 along State Route 8, near Auburn. According to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department report, a Peterbuilt tractor-trailer driven by 29-year-old Nathaniel Wells of Paulding, Ohio was

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Inmate at Mercer County Jail hospitalized after overdose

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey has now released details about a suspected drug overdose inside the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility. Around 3:30 Wednesday afternoon, inmates alerted corrections staff of a male inmate who was not responding and not breathing. Corrections officers immediately responded to the dorm where an inmate

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Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House gets boost from Cupid’s 5K

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House got a big boost Wednesday. Epic Racing Events presented the nonprofit with a check in the amount of $6,000. The donation was the result of the funds raised during the 4th Annual Cupid’s Chocolate Chase 5K and Mocha Mile that took place on Sunday,

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Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House gets boost from Cupid’s 5K

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Mad Anthonys Children’s Hope House got a big boost Wednesday. Epic Racing Events presented the nonprofit with a check in the amount of $6,000. The donation was the result of the funds raised during the 4th Annual Cupid’s Chocolate Chase 5K and Mocha Mile that took place on Sunday,

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ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County Friday night

WHITLEY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne District of the Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County during the late night hours of Friday, March 22nd. In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related vehicle crashes, the sobriety checkpoint will target the impaired driver and will be utilized

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ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County Friday night

WHITLEY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne District of the Indiana State Police will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County during the late night hours of Friday, March 22nd. In an effort to reduce the number of alcohol-related vehicle crashes, the sobriety checkpoint will target the impaired driver and will be utilized

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Supreme Court Commission files complaint against Indiana AG Hill

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission is taking action against Attorney General Curtis Hill. A formal complaint was filed yesterday over groping allegations from last year. The Commission investigates complaints of misconduct against any lawyer in the state. A special prosecutor declined to file criminal charges against Hill after four women

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Children act fast; so do poisons

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (INS) – Data suggests efforts to reduce the number of children’s medicine poisonings are working. However, because kids are curious, vigilance is always needed. A new report shows fewer children under age six are getting into medicine accidentally, and calls to poison-control centers are down. But every 10 minutes in

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State program provides early education for rural Indiana youth

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Waterford.org has announced that they are now enrolling 4-year-olds across rural Indiana for their second pilot program. Waterford UPSTART offers kindergarten preparation right at home with a goal of helping provide early education access to families across the most rural parts of Indiana. Waterford UPSTART came to Indiana last fall after

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Six-year-old elephant at Indianapolis Zoo dies

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indianapolis Zoo is mourning the loss of an elephant. Six-year-old Nyah died late yesterday morning. Zoo officials say the animal was showing signs of abdominal discomfort Sunday, and those symptoms progressed rapidly. Nyah had been born and raised at the Indianapolis Zoo. https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.2 We are very sad to announce that

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Road construction season to begin in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The snow and ice are gone, so now it’s time for road construction season in Indiana! INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness says fixing the state’s roads is not a short-term project. Governor Holcomb yesterday said there are more than eleven hundred projects on tap for this spring and summer. He’s asking drivers

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Grant Co school officials on high alert after shots fired report

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Students and staff were on high alert after a report of shots being fired near Madison-Grant High School around 9:05 a.m. Tuesday. After a search, it was determined that there was no evidence of a shooter inside the school and classes resumed around 9:45 a.m. Argyll families, police have responded

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Grant Co school officials on high alert after shots fired report

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Students and staff were on high alert after a report of shots being fired near Madison-Grant High School around 9:05 a.m. Tuesday. After a search, it was determined that there was no evidence of a shooter inside the school and classes resumed around 9:45 a.m. Argyll families, police have responded

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Purdue University Fort Wayne holds 30th annual health fair

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 30th annual Purdue University Fort Wayne Health Fair will be held Wednesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the first floor of Walb Student Union. The theme this year is Your Health, Your Well-Being. Choose Your Path. More than 100 vendors will be on site offering

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Purdue University Fort Wayne holds 30th annual health fair

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 30th annual Purdue University Fort Wayne Health Fair will be held Wednesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. throughout the first floor of Walb Student Union. The theme this year is Your Health, Your Well-Being. Choose Your Path. More than 100 vendors will be on site offering

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EAS test, tornado drill held for ‘Severe Weather Preparedness’

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in the Hoosier state. Through Saturday, residents are encouraged to ensure their families are prepared for severe weather ahead of its peak season. As part of Severe Weather Preparedness Week, on Tuesday, March 19, a statewide test of the Emergency Alert System is scheduled

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Police chase ends with crash, sending two to the hospital

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two people had to be hospitalized after a crash was the end of a police chase early Wednesday morning. Fort Wayne police say that just after midnight, an officer witnessed a vehicle cross the center line and drive in the wrong lane of traffic near the intersection of Broadway and

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City announces 2019 neighborhood infrastructure projects

FORT WAYNE, Ind.  (ADAMS) – In the past five years more than 300 miles of neighborhood street improvements have occurred in the City of Fort Wayne and Tuesday, Mayor Tom Henry announced that a record $31 million will be invested in neighborhood transportation improvements in 2019. Joined by City Council members and residents of the

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Police: Family gives conflicting stories about missing baby

  Amiah Robertson INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indianapolis Police say their search for a missing baby is being made harder than it has to be. Officers yesterday said eight-month-old Amiah Robertson’s family and neighbors have changed their stories as to when they last saw the little girl. Police issued a Silver Alert and say they now

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Indianapolis police issue Silver Alert for missing infant

  Amiah Robertson INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Indianapolis are looking for a missing baby. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department initiated a Silver Alert for an 8-month-old Tuesday morning. Amiah Robertson is a white female, 23 inches tall, 13 pounds, blond hair with blue eyes. Amiah is missing from Indianapolis, Indiana and was last

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FWPD to conduct training in Kreager Park Wednesday 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City says the Fort Wayne Police Department will hold training at a local park this week. FWPD will be conducting large scale training in various areas of Kreager Park on Wednesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. City officials say that many areas of the park may

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Franke Plating Works expanding, adding up to 17 jobs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One of the most longstanding companies of its kind is expanding. Franke Plating Works, which bills itself as America’s oldest family-owned plating company, today announced plans to create up to 17 jobs and invest more than $1.1 million to upgrade its production facilities just east of downtown Fort Wayne. Established

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Indiana lawmakers look to add school bus cameras

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Schools across Indiana are a big step closer to having to add cameras to the school buses. The Indiana Senate already approved the plan to add cameras to try and catch drivers who pass the bus when it’s stopped. The House will debate the idea next. Lawmakers yesterday said they plan

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Two arrested in Howe after police discover stolen vehicle, meth

LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities in LaGrange County say two people were arrested after officers found meth and a stolen vehicle at a motel in Howe. On Friday, March 15, officers with the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Best Western Motel located at 8080 N State Rd 9 for a possible stolen

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City releases plan to improve downtown public spaces

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division is sharing the recently finalized Downtown Fort Wayne Public Realm Action Plan created by internationally recognized architecture and urban design firm, Gehl. The Action Plan outlines possible pilot projects that would connect public spaces and encourage more people to visit downtown and

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City releases plan to improve downtown public spaces

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division is sharing the recently finalized Downtown Fort Wayne Public Realm Action Plan created by internationally recognized architecture and urban design firm, Gehl. The Action Plan outlines possible pilot projects that would connect public spaces and encourage more people to visit downtown and

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Senate to consider bill aiming to reduce county jail overcrowding

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Senate is considering a bill that would help reduce county jail overcrowding. The proposed legislation survived its second reading without amendments this week. If passed, the bill would provide judges more options to send low-level felons back to the Department of Corrections to finish serving their sentences. Currently, Level

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Purdue University drops plastic straws

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Add Purdue University to the list of places that are ditching plastic straws. The school announced Monday that it is transitioning to paper straws. Purdue says students went through about 650-thousand straws last year. The new paper straws will be available in dorms, dining halls, and other campus buildings that

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S.R. 5 over Salamonie River scheduled to close Wednesday

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that bridge painting is scheduled to begin on S.R. 5 over the Salamonie River on or after Wednesday, March 20, weather permitting. The closure will take place between Flowing Well Road to River Street. Additionally, boaters are encouraged to use caution when nearing the

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ISP: Officer shot driver after being pinned to car

VERMILLION CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The ongoing investigation of the officer involved shooting that occurred shortly after 9 p.m. on March 16th resulted in the issuance of an arrest warrant for the suspect who was shot by a Clinton, Indiana city police officer. Late Monday afternoon that suspect, Craig R. Boradach, 49, Paris, Illinois, was

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Franke Plating Works expanding, adding up to 17 jobs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One of the most longstanding companies of its kind is expanding. Franke Plating Works, which bills itself as America’s oldest family-owned plating company, today announced plans to create up to 17 jobs and invest more than $1.1 million to upgrade its production facilities just east of downtown Fort Wayne. Established

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Two arrested in Howe after police discover stolen vehicle, meth

LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities in LaGrange County say two people were arrested after officers found meth and a stolen vehicle at a motel in Howe. On Friday, March 15, officers with the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office responded to the Best Western Motel located at 8080 N State Rd 9 for a possible stolen

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EAS test, tornado drill today for ‘Severe Weather Preparedness’

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – This week is Severe Weather Preparedness Week in the Hoosier state. Through Saturday, residents are encouraged to ensure their families are prepared for severe weather ahead of its peak season. As part of those efforts, the Indiana Broadcasters Association and National Weather Service will sound an Emergency Alert System test at

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Two adults, one child and family dog safe after Vance Ave. fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Crews from FWFD were called to a house fire Tuesday morning, not far from their station off N. Anthony. Around 6 a.m., firefighters were dispatched to 2225 Vance Avenue. FWFD officials say the first arriving crews found heavy fire coming from the front of the house. They were notified by

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Science Central hosts Special Abilities Day Tuesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Science Central has announced eight AWS Special Abilities Days this year. With the support of the AWS Foundation, Special Abilities Days are free with pre-registration to members of the community with special abilities. The 2019 dates are: Thursday, Jan. 24: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. *Tuesday, March 19: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. *Tuesday, April 16:

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S.R. 5 over Salamonie River scheduled to close Wednesday

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that bridge painting is scheduled to begin on S.R. 5 over the Salamonie River on or after Wednesday, March 20, weather permitting. The closure will take place between Flowing Well Road to River Street. Additionally, boaters are encouraged to use caution when nearing the

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Shoulder work begins Monday for I-69 in DeKalb, Steuben Counties

DEKALB AND STEUBEN COUNTIES, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that work is scheduled to begin on multiple pipes in DeKalb and Steuben counties on Monday, March 18, weather permitting. Work will take place on Interstate 69, between mile markers 321 and the Michigan State Line. Drivers will see work occurring on

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City issues warning about sewage overflow in local waterways

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Monday’s forecast indicates a strong possibility that overflows will occur or have started to occur and may be continuing. This is why the City says they are issuing a warning. Officials say that when it rains, the 100-year-old combined sewers in the area can overflow. The result, the City says?

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City issues warning about sewage overflow in local waterways

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Monday’s forecast indicates a strong possibility that overflows will occur or have started to occur and may be continuing. This is why the City says they are issuing a warning. Officials say that when it rains, the 100-year-old combined sewers in the area can overflow. The result, the City says?

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Shoulder work begins Monday for I-69 in DeKalb, Steuben Counties

DEKALB AND STEUBEN COUNTIES, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that work is scheduled to begin on multiple pipes in DeKalb and Steuben counties on Monday, March 18, weather permitting. Work will take place on Interstate 69, between mile markers 321 and the Michigan State Line. Drivers will see work occurring on

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City issues warning about sewage overflow in local waterways

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Monday’s forecast indicates a strong possibility that overflows will occur or have started to occur and may be continuing. This is why the City says they are issuing a warning. Officials say that when it rains, the 100-year-old combined sewers in the area can overflow. The result, the City says?

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Stolen gun, $8, 200 in THC cartridges seized during Saturday raid

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man that was initially wanted for two misdemeanors and two felony warrants has been arrested and now faces more charges. Twenty-seven-year-old David Goodman is now also charged in connection to dealing marijuana and possession, as well as possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. Fort

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FWPD to conduct training in Kreager Park Wednesday 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City says the Fort Wayne Police Department will hold training at a local park this week. FWPD will be conducting large scale training in various areas of Kreager Park on Wednesday, March 20, from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. City officials say that many areas of the park may

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Five year old Fort Wayne girl found safely after Amber Alert

UPDATE (March 17, 2019): The Amber Alert issued for Leanna Herron has been canceled. Zyair and Leanna were located in Indianapolis. Leanna is safe and Zyair is in custody. ORIGINAL STORY (MARCH 16, 2019): FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Police Department has requested the activation of an AMBER Alert from Fort Wayne. Leanna

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Purdue gets three seed, IU misses NCAA tournament

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue fans are a little salty with just a three seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Boilermakers yesterday got sent to the south regional yesterday. They will play Old Dominion on Thursday. IU didn’t get invited to the tournament, instead, the Hoosiers got an NIT berth. This is the third

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New legislation aims to tackle opioids in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers want to make it easier for Hoosiers to get addiction treatment. Under current state law, someone must be sober or going through withdrawals to be accepted into an in-patient treatment facility. Representative Cindy Kirchhofer says she authored HB 1007 to allow someone to get help regardless of their sobriety.

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Warmer temps allow continued progress on Dupont

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The city says that construction improvements for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on Dupont Road push forward beginning Monday, March 18, 2019, and that will mean lane restrictions between Lima Road and Coldwater Road. City officials say that to accommodate the removal of intermediate (temporary) asphalt placed to open the road

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Missing Kendallville man found dead

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The search for a missing northern Indiana man is over. Noble County deputies over the weekend confirmed that a man’s body that they found last week is that of John Slone. He’s been missing since early February when he walked away from his home near Kendallville. Deputies say they searched for

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Investigation underway after man found dead on Tennessee Ave.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local police are investigating after a man was found dead in an apartment northeast of downtown Friday. Around 4:15 p.m., officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 600 block of Tennessee Ave to do a welfare check on an adult male. This male had not been seen

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WATCH: Noblesville police cow chase makes national headlines

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Some Noblesville police activity from over the weekend is making national news and for lots of laughs. Officers had to chase down a wild bovine Saturday evening on the east side of the city. A video showing the cow near a Chick-Fil-A has been circulating on social media. The Noblesville Police

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Missing Kendallville man found dead

KENDALLVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The search for a missing northern Indiana man is over. Noble County deputies over the weekend confirmed that a man’s body that they found last week is that of John Slone. He’s been missing since early February when he walked away from his home near Kendallville. Deputies say they searched for

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Powerball jackpot rolls over after no winner on Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The next Powerball jackpot will be worth at least a half-billion dollars. Indiana Lottery officials say no one matched all five numbers for the Powerball on Saturday. That means the jackpot will roll over for Wednesday. No one has won the big jackpot since January. Drawings Held: Wed & Sat around

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Indy Children’s Museum removes several Michael Jackson items

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Several Michael Jackson items are no longer on display at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. They’re joining with other organizations that have ceased all connections to the late singer after the airing of the “Leaving Neverland” documentary. The Children’s Museum manager of public relations says three items were removed in an

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Chain reaction crash claims life of a Reelsville man

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police are investigating a chain reaction crash between two semi tractor-trailers and five passenger vehicles. The crash, which occurred on Saturday, March 16, 2019, on Interstate 70 westbound at the 11-mile marker, claimed the life of a Reelsville man. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Brian Thomas, who was

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Stolen gun, $8,200 in THC cartridges seized during Saturday raid

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man that was initially wanted for two misdemeanors and two felony warrants has been arrested and now faces more charges. Twenty-seven-year-old David Goodman is now also charged in connection to dealing marijuana and possession, as well as possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon. Fort

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ISP investigating officer-involved shooting in Vermillion County

CLINTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police were requested by Clinton City Police Chief Billy MacLaren to investigate an officer-involved shooting involving one of his officers. Preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 9:08 p.m., on March 16, 2019, Vermillion County Dispatch Center received two separate 911 calls of a possible intoxicated driver, driving all

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Distracted driving on I-70 results in a deadly accident

CLAY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police are investigating a crash between two semi tractor-trailers which occurred late Saturday morning on Interstate 70 westbound, that claimed the life of an Indianapolis woman. Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Jeremy Lewis, who was located within the area helping to slow traffic due to an earlier

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City golf courses opening this week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Foster, Shoaff and McMillen Park Golf Courses will open for the season during the week of March 18. Foster is set to open Monday, March 18, Shoaff will open March 19, and McMillen is set to open on March 20. City golf courses open at sunrise and close 30 minutes

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Work planned for I-469 in Allen County to begin Monday

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that road work is planned for I-469 in Allen County on or after Monday, March 18, weather permitting. Beginning Monday, March 18, contractors plan to restrict lanes on I-469 between mile marker 0-9 in Allen County to allow for winter damage repair following a

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Buttigieg says all signs pointing to presidential run

WASHINGTON DC (ADAMS) – South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg says all signs are pointing towards a presidential run in 2020. Buttigieg said on Fox News Sunday that he rolled out the exploratory committee two months ago “to see what the response would be to the idea of a Midwestern, millennial mayor entering the conversation

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Work planned for I-469 in Allen County to begin Monday

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that road work is planned for I-469 in Allen County on or after Monday, March 18, weather permitting. Beginning Monday, March 18, contractors plan to restrict lanes on I-469 between mile marker 0-9 in Allen County to allow for winter damage repair following a

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Drugs, liquor, suspended driver found in commercial vehicle blitz

PORTER/LAPORTE Counties, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say they found multiple truck drivers in violation of the law during a blitz in two counties. Troopers and motor carrier inspectors (MCI) conducted a two-day blitz stopping semis on the Indiana Toll Road rest area east and westbound at the 37-mile marker and at the east

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Amber Alert issued for missing five year old Fort Wayne girl

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Police Department has requested the activation of an AMBER Alert from Fort Wayne. Leanna Nicole Herron The victim, Leanna Nicole Herron, is a 5-year-old black female, 4 feet tall, 69 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes, and last seen wearing a gray sweat suit with white stripes

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Investigation underway after man found dead on Tennessee Ave.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local police are investigating after a man was found dead in an apartment northeast of downtown Friday. Around 4:15 p.m., officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 600 block of Tennessee Ave to do a welfare check on an adult male. This male had not been seen

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‘Fix a Leak Week’ starts Monday

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – To remind consumers about leaks and the need to fix them, the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) is joining with the water utility industry, fellow consumer advocates, and additional partners through the US EPA’S WaterSense initiative to observe Fix a Leak Week from Mar. 18 through Mar. 24. “This

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Illinois man arrested on fraud charges in Wells County

WELLS CO., Ind. (ADAMS)- Indiana State Police say that an Illinois man is now facing fraud charges. Officers arrested the 60-year-old Wednesday evening on two preliminary fraud-related charges following an investigation which began this past Monday in which a stolen social security number was allegedly used to obtain a vehicle loan. An investigation conducted by

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Illinois man arrested on fraud charges in Wells County

WELLS CO., Ind. (ADAMS)- Indiana State Police say that an Illinois man is now facing fraud charges. Officers arrested the 60-year-old Wednesday evening on two preliminary fraud-related charges following an investigation which began this past Monday in which a stolen social security number was allegedly used to obtain a vehicle loan. An investigation conducted by

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Volunteer now – City says it is time to ‘clean up’ Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – It’s been a long snowy and windy winter in Fort Wayne, which has resulted in trash and debris littering our roadways, ditches, neighborhoods and along the riverbanks. It’s time to clean up our city to get ready for outdoor spring activities! Residents, families, churches, youth organizations and schools are invited

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Volunteer now – City says it is time to ‘clean up’ Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – It’s been a long snowy and windy winter in Fort Wayne, which has resulted in trash and debris littering our roadways, ditches, neighborhoods and along the riverbanks. It’s time to clean up our city to get ready for outdoor spring activities! Residents, families, churches, youth organizations and schools are invited

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Volunteer now – City says it is time to ‘clean up’ Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – It’s been a long snowy and windy winter in Fort Wayne, which has resulted in trash and debris littering our roadways, ditches, neighborhoods and along the riverbanks. It’s time to clean up our city to get ready for outdoor spring activities! Residents, families, churches, youth organizations and schools are invited

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Indiana remembers Senator Birch Bayh

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The remembrances are pouring in for former Indiana U.S. Senator Birch Bayh. He died Thursday at the age of 91. Indiana State University Title Nine Coordinator Stephannie Gambill says his work on the program leaves a lasting legacy. Bayh wrote the federal Title Nine, which led to more women’s sports on

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Ohio Highway Patrol: Don’t press your luck this St. Patrick’s Day

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging those who are planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to designate a sober driver. Saying that Patrol and local law enforcement will work together to remove impaired drivers from the roadways as part of the National Highway Safety Administration’s Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

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Ohio Highway Patrol: Don’t press your luck this St. Patrick’s Day

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging those who are planning on celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to designate a sober driver. Saying that Patrol and local law enforcement will work together to remove impaired drivers from the roadways as part of the National Highway Safety Administration’s Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

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Virginia man killed in three-vehicle Toll Road crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash which occurred late Thursday morning on the Indiana Toll Road and claimed the life of a man from Virginia. Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Tony Lomonaco indicates at approximately 11:40 a.m., a 2015 International box truck, driven by 44-year-old Shawn L.

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Artist commissioned to celebrate Ivy Teach’s 50 years in FW

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne campus will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In December 2018, the College announced its plans to select an artist(s) to create an original public art installation at Ivy Tech’s Coliseum Campus, near the corner of E. Coliseum Blvd. and North Anthony Blvd.

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Virginia man killed in three-vehicle Toll Road crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police are investigating a three-vehicle crash which occurred late Thursday morning on the Indiana Toll Road and claimed the life of a man from Virginia. Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Tony Lomonaco indicates at approximately 11:40 a.m., a 2015 International box truck, driven by 44-year-old Shawn L.

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Artist commissioned to celebrate Ivy Teach’s 50 years in FW

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne campus will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. In December 2018, the College announced its plans to select an artist(s) to create an original public art installation at Ivy Tech’s Coliseum Campus, near the corner of E. Coliseum Blvd. and North Anthony Blvd.

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Ohio officials: Get ready during Severe Weather Awareness Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – As part of a coordinated effort with the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (OCSWA), Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has proclaimed March 17-23 as Severe Weather Awareness Week and encourages all Ohioans to learn what to do to protect themselves from spring and summer weather hazards, including home emergencies. “Ohio’s weather

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Coroner identifies man found dead at Eagle Marsh

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local officials are identifying a man found dead at a nature preserve off Engle Road. Hikers found the man’s body on a bench at the Eagle Marsh yesterday and police responded around 11 a.m. Initial reports indicated that he had suffered a head wound. Thursday morning, the Allen County Coroner

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Traffic stop takes $3.5M worth of drugs off the streets

HENDRICKS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Two people are now facing charges after millions of dollars worth of drugs were found during a traffic stop. Indiana State Police say that Wednesday, March 13, at 11:33 a.m., a trooper stopped a vehicle on Interstate 70 eastbound, near the 66-mile marker, for a traffic violation of following too

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Ohio officials: Get ready during Severe Weather Awareness Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – As part of a coordinated effort with the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (OCSWA), Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has proclaimed March 17-23 as Severe Weather Awareness Week and encourages all Ohioans to learn what to do to protect themselves from spring and summer weather hazards, including home emergencies. “Ohio’s weather

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State police investigating early morning fatal crash on I-465

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A sequence of two separate crashes led to the death of a man early this morning on I-465 near I-70 on the east side of town. Just before 6:00 a.m. emergency crews were called to the scene of a serious crash on I-465 northbound at the 42.9-mile marker. Callers were reporting

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Hoosier doctors worry measles will hit Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Doctors in Indiana are concerned about a possible measles outbreak reaching the state. So far in 2019, the CDC has confirmed 228 cases in 12 states, including neighboring Illinois and Kentucky. The majority of the cases involve people who were not vaccinated against measles. A Riley Hospital for Children pediatric infectious

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Indiana Health Department offers free help to quit tobacco

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – For the second year in a row, the Indiana Tobacco Quitline is offering tobacco users free medication to help them quit tobacco use. The nicotine replacement therapy promotion is available now and ends when supplies run out. QuitNowIndiana.com. In the last year, nearly 7,500 Hoosiers received a free two-week supply of

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City golf courses opening next week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Foster, Shoaff and McMillen Park Golf Courses will open for the season during the week of March 18. Foster is set to open Monday, March 18, Shoaff will open March 19, and McMillen is set to open on March 20. City golf courses open at sunrise and close 30 minutes

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Warmer temps allow continued progress on Dupont

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The city says that construction improvements for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians on Dupont Road push forward beginning Monday, March 18, 2019, and that will mean lane restrictions between Lima Road and Coldwater Road. City officials say that to accommodate the removal of intermediate (temporary) asphalt placed to open the road

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FWFD crews battle Northside fire Wednesday morning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Fire Department says crews worked to extinguish a blaze just north of Lakeside Park Wednesday morning. FWFD trucks arrived around 7:45 on the 1700 block of Alabama Avenue to find heavy fire coming from a two-story residential home. One person was able to make it out of

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Severe weather possible Thursday, Wind Advisory issued 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The bomb-cyclone that’s bringing snow to parts of the upper Midwest could mean severe thunderstorms and possible tornados for Indiana. The National Weather Service says winds could hit 45 miles-per-hour in the afternoon and forecasters say the storms that will follow could bring rain, hail, and even a tornado. Winds

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DWTN Improvement District employee chosen for national fellowship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The International Downtown Association (IDA) selected 30 of the industry’s brightest professionals for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Fellowship (ELF) program. One of them comes from right here in Fort Wayne. Frank Howard of the Downtown Improvement District will join participants from 3 countries and 17 provinces or states, including Newcastle, UK;

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Proposed legislation supports use of force when necessary

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Proposed legislation in Indiana aims to protect those who have to use force to protect themselves. State Representative Jim Lucas says HB 1284 is another way to support Hoosiers and their safety. The bill provides immunity for justified use of force in certain instances of self-defense or the defense of others.

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DWTN Improvement District employee chosen for national fellowship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The International Downtown Association (IDA) selected 30 of the industry’s brightest professionals for the 2019 Emerging Leaders Fellowship (ELF) program. One of them comes from right here in Fort Wayne. Frank Howard of the Downtown Improvement District will join participants from 3 countries and 17 provinces or states, including Newcastle, UK;

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‘March’ to Fort Wayne gears up

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The ‘March’ to Fort Wayne, is here! This weekend, Fort Wayne will host an NCAA DIII National Championship for the first time. This two-day event will be the first of four NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball National Championships. Christopher Newport University, Swarthmore College, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, and Wheaton College, IL,

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Coroner identifies man found dead at Eagle Marsh

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local officials are identifying a man found dead at a nature preserve off Engle Road. Hikers found the man’s body on a bench at the Eagle Marsh yesterday and police responded around 11 a.m. Initial reports indicated that he had suffered a head wound. Thursday morning, the Allen County Coroner

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6-State Trooper Project netted arrests for drugs, weapons

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project collaborated to remove drugs and illegal weapons from our communities. The initiative began on Thursday, March 7 at 12:01 a.m. and ended on Saturday, March 9 at 11:59 p.m. The high-visibility enforcement included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky

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6-State Trooper Project netted arrests for drugs, weapons

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol and other members of the 6-State Trooper Project collaborated to remove drugs and illegal weapons from our communities. The initiative began on Thursday, March 7 at 12:01 a.m. and ended on Saturday, March 9 at 11:59 p.m. The high-visibility enforcement included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky

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D.U.I. checkpoint scheduled Friday in Fulton County

FULTON, CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that Friday, March 15, 2019, officers will conduct an enforcement checkpoint targeting impaired drivers in Fulton County. After the checkpoint, troopers will conduct roving saturation patrols aggressively seeking impaired drivers throughout the Indiana State Police Peru District which covers Cass, Fulton, Grant, Miami, Howard, Tipton, and

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Arts Commission highlights creative activities across the state

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced there will be more than 250 opportunities to engage with the arts this year through the Arts in the Parks & Historic Sites program. “We’re proud of the artistic talent in Indiana,” said Anna Tragesser, IAC Artist, and Community Services Manager. “These activities are the

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ARCH to highlight preservation of the Arts United Center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – ARCH’s March free lecture series event will feature one of the most significant historic preservation projects in the city’s history: the updating and restoration of the Arts United Center. Miriam Morgan learned a lot about the Arts United Center working there day after day as technical director. But it took

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PFW holding Mastodon Job and Internship Fair Thursday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — Purdue University Fort Wayne is holding its Mastodon Job and Internship Fair on Thursday, March 14, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Lutheran Health Fieldhouse in Gates Athletics Center. This is the largest job fair in northeast Indiana. More than 170 companies from across the region are expected to

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ARCH to highlight preservation of the Arts United Center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – ARCH’s March free lecture series event will feature one of the most significant historic preservation projects in the city’s history: the updating and restoration of the Arts United Center. Miriam Morgan learned a lot about the Arts United Center working there day after day as technical director. But it took

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AT&T Ohio to end participation in phone discount program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved an application by AT&T Ohio to end its participation in the federal Lifeline program Wednesday. AT&T Ohio will stop providing Lifeline discounts to the majority of its landline customers on June 11, 2019. Lifeline is a federally funded program that provides monthly discounts

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AT&T Ohio to end participation in phone discount program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) approved an application by AT&T Ohio to end its participation in the federal Lifeline program Wednesday. AT&T Ohio will stop providing Lifeline discounts to the majority of its landline customers on June 11, 2019. Lifeline is a federally funded program that provides monthly discounts

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City Utilities: Smelly water is safe to drink

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City leaders in Fort Wayne say the city’s tap water may smell, but they say it’s safe to drink. Residents started complaining that there’s an odor to their water Wednesday. City spokesman Frank Suarez says the water is safe. He blames the smell on runoff from warmer temperatures and melting

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New Haven man sentenced to 50 years for wife’s murder

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (ADAMS) –  A New Haven man now knows his fate after admitting to shooting his wife while she slept. Officers responded early on a September 2018 morning to a home on the 1900 block of Medford Drive and found the body of 24-year-old Courtney Marie Brown. A short time later, Wiley Brown

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IN research suggests hate-crime laws be carefully crafted

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – New research examines the complexities of crafting effective hate-crimes legislation. Senate Bill 12 in Indiana, now in the hands of a House committee, would allow a court to consider bias in imposing a criminal sentence. After examining data on bias-motivated homicides in the U.S. over 26 years, researchers from Indiana University say fewer

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Criss Angel to bring “mind blowing” magic to the Embassy

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Illusionist Criss Angel will make a stop in Fort Wane this summer. He will be at the Embassy Theatre on June 4. The Embassy describes Angel as dominating the world of magic for over a decade. Saying the following, “His passion is to constantly create and bring his magic revolution

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Community Development issues 2018 report 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division has released its 2018 Report to the Community, a summary of accomplishments throughout the past year. It is available online by clicking on the link that says Report to the Community. Or, it is available here The report provides information about how

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Fort Wayne UNITED to hold job fair Thursday

FORT WAYNE Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne UNITED says they are continuing to provide opportunities for those looking for employment. Free job fairs will be held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave., 2 – 5 pm on the following dates: February 21, March 14, April 11 and May 9. Easterseals Arc, Byron Health

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FWFD crews battle Northside fire Wednesday morning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Fire Department says crews worked to extinguish a blaze just north of Lakeside Park Wednesday morning. FWFD trucks arrived around 7:45 on the 1700 block of Alabama Avenue to find heavy fire coming from a two-story residential home. One person was able to make it out of

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Metallica concert sets Bankers Life Fieldhouse record

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – An audience of 18,274 fans attended Metallica’s WorldWired Tour Monday night in Indianapolis, establishing the largest single-event concert attendance in Bankers Life Fieldhouse history. Opened in November 1999, Bankers Life Fieldhouse is Indiana’s premier entertainment and sports facility, welcoming more than 1.7 visitors and hosting more than 550 events annually. Promoters

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Residents invited to transportation planning open house

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) is inviting residents to attend an open house to review the Draft Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and corresponding Air Quality Conformity Analysis. The comment period includes the Air Quality Conformity Determination for the Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program, a

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Residents invited to transportation planning open house

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) is inviting residents to attend an open house to review the Draft Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and corresponding Air Quality Conformity Analysis. The comment period includes the Air Quality Conformity Determination for the Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program, a

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Three children hurt in crash stemming from police pursuit

  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Three children are hurt after being involved in a crash that stemmed from a police pursuit. Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Deputy Chief Chris Bailey says an officer was responding to a disturbance at a hotel on the 28-hundred block of North Shadeland Avenue when he saw an SUV ramming another car

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Residents invited to transportation planning open house

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council (NIRCC) is inviting residents to attend an open house to review the Draft Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) and corresponding Air Quality Conformity Analysis. The comment period includes the Air Quality Conformity Determination for the Fiscal Year 2020-2024 Transportation Improvement Program, a

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Twenty leaders nominated for ‘Champions of Change’ awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Greater Fort Wayne Inc. says a diverse group of twenty local leaders and mentors have been nominated for the inaugural Champions of Change Awards. The awards, which will be distributed at a luncheon on April 24, aim to celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County. “These nominees

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Police continue investigation into fatal hit and run

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police continue to investigate after a deadly hit and run over the weekend. Just after 3 a.m., officers responded to reports of a pedestrian struck just north of the intersection of Hanna St. and E. Creighton Ave. Officers arrived and located an adult male down in the street,

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Twenty leaders nominated for ‘Champions of Change’ awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Greater Fort Wayne Inc. says a diverse group of twenty local leaders and mentors have been nominated for the inaugural Champions of Change Awards. The awards, which will be distributed at a luncheon on April 24, aim to celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County. “These nominees

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Criss Angel to bring “mind-blowing” magic to the Embassy

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Illusionist Criss Angel will make a stop in Fort Wane this summer. He will be at the Embassy Theatre on June 4. The Embassy describes Angel as dominating the world of magic for over a decade. Saying the following, “His passion is to constantly create and bring his magic revolution

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Former Colts player sentenced in 2017 OWI case

  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A former Indianapolis Colts player will spend a year on probation. Robert Mathis was sentenced yesterday for an OWI case from 2017 in which he was caught driving the wrong way on a street in Carmel. As part of the plea agreement Mathis took, he will not be able to

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State lawmakers team up with Salvation Army to end child hunger

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana House Representatives are teaming up with the Salvation Army to help feed thousands of hungry children. Salvation Army Divisional Secretary Major Beth Petrie says the program is especially dedicated to feeding Hoosier children who face food insecurity outside of school hours. The food drive at the state house last week

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Fort Wayne man arrested for Wabash County murder

  WABASH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – State police say a recent ISP investigation into the alleged murder of Alexis Serrano, 21, Indianapolis, IN has led to the arrests of Jose Guadelupe Maya-Sandoval, 36, Ft. Wayne, IN and Gerardo Ruiz-Aviles, 33, Indianapolis, IN. Both men were served with a Wabash Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging a

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No cause yet found for fire at Elkhart RV plant

ELKHART, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fire investigators are picking through what’s left of an RV plant in northern Indiana, looking for what started a fire that nearly burned the plant to the ground. The fire broke out yesterday afternoon around 3:30  at the Forest River Plant in Elkhart. No one was hurt in the fire, though

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Hometown Hero: Noble Co student praised for life-saving measures

LIGONIER, Ind. (ADAMS) – A community is celebrating a student credited for life-saving measures in aWest Noble High School’s cafeteria. Titus Allard and Carl Galloway were eating lunch Monday when Carl began to choke. That is when Titus sprung into action, performing the Heimlich Maneuver on his friend. Later, he recounted the event without all

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Community Development issues 2018 report 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s Community Development Division has released its 2018 Report to the Community, a summary of accomplishments throughout the past year. It is available online by clicking on the link that says Report to the Community. Or, it is available here The report provides information about how

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Registration to be held for FWCS Pre-K and Kindergarten March 19

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools’ elementary schools invite parents of students entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in the fall to learn more about FWCS’ programs and register for the 2019-20 school year. Schools offering pre-K will have registration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. All elementary schools will have kindergarten registration at

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Indianapolis family reaches settlement over Duck Boat tragedy

BRANSON, Mo. (ADAMS) – A settlement has been reached for the Indianapolis family that lost nine people in a duck boat tragedy last year. This marks the second settlement arising from the July boat sinking that killed 17 people total in Branson, Missouri. Relatives filed suit against the duck boat operating company and a mediation

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Hoosier health officials urge colorectal cancer screenings

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that nearly 3,400 Hoosiers will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and an estimated 1,100 will die as a result of the disease this year. Screening and early detection can save lives, and screening does not have to be expensive or uncomfortable, according to the Centers

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Glenbrook Mall managers: We’re not closing

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The managers at Glenbrook Mall are having to say they are not closing their doors. Managers yesterday said they want to squash rumors that the mall is going out of business. The mall’s Michael Lyons told WANE-TV that there is no truth to rumors, in fact, he says the mall is

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Glenbrook Mall managers: We’re not closing

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The managers at Glenbrook Mall are having to say they are not closing their doors. Managers yesterday said they want to squash rumors that the mall is going out of business. The mall’s Michael Lyons told WANE-TV that there is no truth to rumors, in fact, he says the mall is

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Jackpot alert! Powerball reaches $448 million

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot is now an estimated $448 million with a $271.7 million cash value. No tickets matched all six numbers in the Saturday, March 9, 2019 Powerball drawing. The numbers from that drawing are 5-6-45-55-59 and Powerball 14. One ticket worth $1 million matched 5 out of 5 numbers, but

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Monroeville Community Park to break ground March 25th.

MONROEVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials with the Town of Monroeville and the Monroeville Park Board will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, March 25th, to celebrate the official start of the Monroeville Community Park Improvements Project and the first of many quality of life improvements to be completed within East Allen’s Rural Revival Regional Development

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Cartoon production company Frederator to hear pitches at USF

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Representatives of Frederator, one of the most successful cartoon production companies, will speak and hear pitches for ideas on April 11-12 at the University of Saint Francis. Frederator, an independent cartoon production company with credits including The Fairly OddParents, Adventure Time, My Life as a Teenage Robot and more, will

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Car fire spreads, destroying two Angola homes

ANGOLA, Ind. (ADAMS) — Fire officials say a car fire started a blaze that destroyed two homes Saturday night. According to the Angola Fire Department, crews were called to the 809-811 Stevens Street at about 8:45 p.m. after a report of a garage fire. While crews were on the way, police reported that the fire

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Semi fire onI-70 wreaks havoc on the morning commute

CLAY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – State police say a semi fire shut down I-70 in Clay County for nearly 5 hours Monday morning.  Officials say around 5:30 a.m., Indiana State Police and Posey Township Fire Department responded to a tractor-trailer fire on Interstate 70 eastbound near the 17-mile marker. Preliminary investigation revealed a 2016 Kenworth

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Cartoon production company Frederator to hear pitches at USF

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Representatives of Frederator, one of the most successful cartoon production companies, will speak and hear pitches for ideas on April 11-12 at the University of Saint Francis. Frederator, an independent cartoon production company with credits including The Fairly OddParents, Adventure Time, My Life as a Teenage Robot and more, will

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Monroeville Community Park to break ground March 25th

MONROEVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials with the Town of Monroeville and the Monroeville Park Board will hold a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, March 25th, to celebrate the official start of the Monroeville Community Park Improvements Project and the first of many quality of life improvements to be completed within East Allen’s Rural Revival Regional Development

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Huntington shooting suspect apprehended in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD say a man wanted for a shooting in Huntington was apprehended in Fort Wayne. Police say that a tip came in for the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit Saturday. They received information about the location of Joseph Anthony Mills Jr, a person of interest for a shooting that occurred

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Indiana January unemployment report released

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.5 percent for January and remains lower than the national rate of 4.0 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana’s unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than five years. According to the Indiana Department

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Stretch of S.R. 9 in Huntington County to close Tuesday

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that a portion of S.R. 9 in Huntington County is expected to close on or after Tuesday, March 12. The closure, which will allow contractors to replace a small structure over Richland Creek, will take place between South Etna Road and C.R. W 700

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Got an idea for a winter event in downtown Fort Wayne?

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Downtown Improvement District will once again be offering its Winter-Spring events contest which invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to submit their best ideas for events in February, March, or April 2019 for a chance to receive production support. Winning events will be awarded funding, as well as an event

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Stretch of S.R. 9 in Huntington County to close Tuesday

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that a portion of S.R. 9 in Huntington County is expected to close on or after Tuesday, March 12. The closure, which will allow contractors to replace a small structure over Richland Creek, will take place between South Etna Road and C.R. W 700

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Got an idea for a winter event in downtown Fort Wayne?

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Downtown Improvement District will once again be offering its Winter-Spring events contest which invites businesses, organizations, and individuals to submit their best ideas for events in February, March, or April 2019 for a chance to receive production support. Winning events will be awarded funding, as well as an event

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Fort Wayne Metals further USF development with working lab

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An ongoing relationship between Fort Wayne Metals and the University of Saint Francis was strengthened by Fort Wayne Metals’ recent major financial contribution to the campus renovation and expansion of the Achatz Hall of Science and Research Center. According to a press release, Fort Wayne Metals’ commitment over the

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Man found dead along I-65 in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police are investigating after a dead body was found along I-65 northbound Sunday. Just before 4:00 p.m. the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police were notified of a deceased male found along I-65 northbound near 30th Street. Due to the incident occurring on the interstate IMPD requested the State Police to conduct the investigation.

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Suppression skyrockets for Indiana women with HIV

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Health officials say the suppression rates for women with HIV are skyrocketing. Dr. Laura Cheever, from the Health Resources and Services Administration, says advances in treatment options have made it possible for HIV patients to live a near-normal life without spreading the disease. HRSA is reporting a record-high national suppression rate

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding wanted man

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a man they say is wanted. Police say Robert Cummings is wanted on active warrants for Possession Of a Narcotic Drug and Child Support. Robert, 37, is approximately 5’11” tall and weighs approximately 210 pounds. Crime Stoppers

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Indiana State Trooper fired for relationship with 17-year-old

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – An Indiana State Trooper is out of a job after commanders say he had a relationship with a 17-year-old girl. The State Police fired Trooper Ryan Starnes late last month. The girl’s parents tipped off police to Starnes last year. State Police commanders say Starnes admitted to having the relationship and

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Laundry room fire damages northern Fort Wayne home, cat perishes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fire officials say that a house was heavily damaged by smoke and a family pet is dead following a fire Sunday afternoon. The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to 10835 Longwood Drive on a reported house fire around 1:38 p.m. The first engine to arrive on the scene found

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IHOP offers free pancakes Tuesday in support of Riley’s Hospital

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – You can get a free stack of flapjacks Tuesday and get the chance to help a great cause. IHOP Restaurants across the nation are accepting donations for local CMN Hospitals and offering guests one FREE short stack of its world-famous buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. -7 p.m. (with some markets

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Laundry room fire damages northern Fort Wayne home, cat perishes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fire officials say that a house was heavily damaged by smoke and a family pet is dead following a fire Sunday afternoon. The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to 10835 Longwood Drive on a reported house fire around 1:38 p.m. The first engine to arrive on the scene found

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Senate hemp bill would make smokable CBD illegal

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new Senate hemp bill in Indiana would make smokable CBD products illegal. The proposed legislation would legalize hemp growth, production, and sales statewide. It would still allow for Hoosiers to use CBD oil, but not the smokable forms, like vape liquids and flowers. The bill has passed the Indiana Senate

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Two Indiana men arrested for heroin and meth offenses

LAWRENCE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police say Friday, Indiana State Police Sergeants Greg Day and Rusty Garrison conducted a traffic stop in rural Lawrence County on a Ford Edge passenger car after Sgt. Day recognized the driver as Darin S. Rollman, 44 of Bedford. Sgt. Day knew Rollman was wanted on an active felony arrest

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Disorderly man tased, jail officer hospitalized in LaGrange Co

LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in LaGrange County say one man is facing charges after several violations. On Sunday, March 10th, 2019 at approximately 8:30 PM, Deputies with the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office attempted to conduct a traffic stop of a vehicle being driven by a male subject later identified as Steven Ritchie of

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Fort Wayne Metals further USF development with working lab

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An ongoing relationship between Fort Wayne Metals and the University of Saint Francis was strengthened by Fort Wayne Metals’ recent major financial contribution to the campus renovation and expansion of the Achatz Hall of Science and Research Center. According to a press release, Fort Wayne Metals’ commitment over the

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Indiana BMV to offer third gender option for driver’s licenses

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is now offering a non-specific gender option for residents. Hoosiers can be marked as an “X” on their driver’s license or state ID card. The option is being made available for those who identify as neither male or female. The BMV says they’re offering the

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Two facing murder charges for fatal Marion shooting

  MARION, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two people are in custody in connection to the murder of a grandmother in Marion. Thirty-two-year-old Christa Kelly and Robert McCarty, also 32, are facing murder charges for the fatal shooting of 65-year-old Cheryl Mann. She was found in critical condition on Saturday and died at the hospital on Sunday.

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Registration to be held for FWCS Pre-K and Kindergarten March 19

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools’ elementary schools invite parents of students entering pre-kindergarten and kindergarten in the fall to learn more about FWCS’ programs and register for the 2019-20 school year. Schools offering pre-K will have registration at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 19. All elementary schools will have kindergarten registration at

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Work planned for S.R. 5 Bridge over Wabash River on Monday

  HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that traffic will be restricted to one lane on S.R. 5 over the Wabash River on or after Monday, March 11, weather permitting. Bridge rehabilitation will take place between Waterworks Road and C.R. W 100 N in Huntington County. Motorists can expect to

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Woman killed, two firefighters injured in St. Joe house fire

ST. JOE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One firefighter is recovering at a hospital in Indianapolis after being seriously injured in a fire Thursday night. A second firefighter was sent to a local hospital for less severe injuries after a St. Joe home in DeKalb County caught fire. One woman inside the house died. Fire investigators say

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Car fire spreads, destroying two Angola homes

ANGOLA, Ind. (ADAMS) — Fire officials say a car fire started a blaze that destroyed two homes Saturday night. According to the Angola Fire Department, crews were called to the 809-811 Stevens Street at about 8:45 p.m. after a report of a garage fire. While crews were on the way, police reported that the fire

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Work planned for S.R. 5 Bridge over Wabash River on Monday

  HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that traffic will be restricted to one lane on S.R. 5 over the Wabash River on or after Monday, March 11, weather permitting. Bridge rehabilitation will take place between Waterworks Road and C.R. W 100 N in Huntington County. Motorists can expect to

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Huntington shooting suspect apprehended in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD say a man wanted for a shooting in Huntington was apprehended in Fort Wayne. Police say that a tip came in for the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit Saturday. They received information about the location of Joseph Anthony Mills Jr, a person of interest for a shooting that occurred

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Man dies after being struck by a vehicle at Hanna and Creighton

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say one man is dead after being hit by a vehicle early Saturday morning. Just after 3 a.m., officers responded to reports of a pedestrian struck just north of the intersection of Hanna St. and E. Creighton Ave. Officers arrived and located an adult male down in

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Martinsville cat among top twenty in Cadbury contest

MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An Indiana pet could be featured in a Cadbury commercial. A cat from Martinsville is among the top twenty semi-finalists for the candy company’s “Bunny tryouts”. Should the pet win they will be featured in a commercial and their owner will take home five-thousand dollars. The winner will be announced on

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Passion for the profession: Celebrating Indiana social workers

MARY KUHLMAN   INDIANAPOLIS – Those who provide comfort and protection for Hoosiers in crisis say they need more support in their efforts. March is National Professional Social Work Month, and in Indiana, about 8,000 licensed social workers provide assistance in schools, hospitals, mental health facilities, and social-service agencies. Executive Director of the National Association

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Home damaged, family displaced southwest of downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWFD officials say one adult and two children are now being assisted by the Red Cross after fire damaged their home. The Fort Wayne Fire Dept. responded to a reported house fire at 2131 Fox Avenue Thursday. The first Engine arrived on the scene in just two minutes from the

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No buyers for historic Fort Wayne building

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – It appears that no one will save Fort Wayne’s historic North Side Bait & Tackle shop. City leaders offered the building, which was built back in 1926 as a filling station, for free to anyone who would move it. But, no one stepped forward at auction on Wednesday. Fort

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Fire damages Waynedale apartment, crews rescue residents and dog

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fire damaged a Waynedale apartment building Wednesday morning. The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to 1817 Woodhaven Drive. A crew arrived 2 minutes after the call that came in around 11:17 a.m. Firefighters found smoke coming from a first-floor apartment with several people on second-floor balconies needing to be

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ISP finds meth and firearm in felon’s car during traffic stop

PUTNAM CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Two people were arrested Thursday after a traffic stop uncovered drugs and an illegal firearm. Police say 2:49 p.m., an Indiana State Trooper observed a silver Nissan Altima, traveling at a reduced speed in the left lane of Interstate 70 near the 44-mile marker westbound. The driver of the vehicle

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Gary man arrested after shooting at car with two-year-old inside

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Gary man was arrested, this evening, when he was involved in a road rage incident that started in Lake Station and ended with him shooting at a car that had a two-year-old child inside. Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police (ISP) Detectives Chris Campione and Gary Runde revealed at

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Home damaged, family displaced southwest of downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWFD officials say one adult and two children are now being assisted by the Red Cross after fire damaged their home. The Fort Wayne Fire Dept. responded to a reported house fire at 2131 Fox Avenue Thursday. The first Engine arrived on the scene in just two minutes from the

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Man in serious condition after rolling SUV in DeKalb Co.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in DeKalb County have released photos of a crash that left one man in serious condition Wednesday afternoon. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, an SUV was going south on CR 427 near in the 3100 block around 4:00 p.m. when it went off the road while going

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No buyers for historic Fort Wayne building

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – It appears that no one will save Fort Wayne’s historic North Side Bait & Tackle shop. City leaders offered the building, which was built back in 1926 as a filling station, for free to anyone who would move it. But, no one stepped forward at auction on Wednesday. Fort

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding wanted man

Sabre Seefeldt GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a man they say is wanted for domestic battery, among other charges. Police say Sabre Seefeldt is wanted on active warrants for Domestic Battery (3 counts), Intimidation (3 counts), and Criminal Confinement (3 counts). Sabre

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding wanted man

Sabre Seefeldt GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a man they say is wanted for domestic battery, among other charges. Police say Sabre Seefeldt is wanted on active warrants for Domestic Battery (3 counts), Intimidation (3 counts), and Criminal Confinement (3 counts). Sabre

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Governor Holcomb talks job training with President Trump

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana could become the national model for a program to send people back to school. Governor Eric Holcomb yesterday said he got some face time with President Trump this week to talk about the state’s Next Level Jobs program. That’s the program that helps people get two or four-year degrees to

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Woman killed, two firefighters injured in St. Joe house fire

ST. JOE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One firefighter is recovering at a hospital in Indianapolis after being seriously injured in a fire Thursday night. A second firefighter was sent to a local hospital for less severe injuries after a St. Joe home in DeKalb County caught fire. One woman inside the house died. Fire investigators say

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Indiana AG encourages Hoosiers to report clergy abuse

  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Attorney General Curtis Hill today announced that his office is providing an online form enabling individuals to more easily report instances involving alleged abuse by clergy. The form may be found here. “Recent national and international reports of alleged abuse committed by clergy members have prompted widespread concerns,” Attorney General

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Pair from Noble County arrested after fleeing from troopers

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Rome City man and a Kendallville woman were arrested yesterday afternoon after they fled in a vehicle from Indiana State Police Troopers who were attempting to serve an arrest warrant on the man at his Jones Lake residence. According to Trooper John Silver, yesterday morning at approximately 10:12 a.m.,

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‘Spring Forward Fest’ debuts at Embassy, Parkview Field Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Embassy Theatre is launching Spring Forward Fest, a new multi-venue music and arts event in downtown Fort Wayne. The concept won the Downtown Improvement District’s “new events contest.” The free celebration is Saturday, March 9, from 6-10 p.m. The family-friendly festival is scheduled for the final day of standard

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Ohio House Finance Committee votes on lower gas tax hike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio House Finance Committee is voting to approve a hike in the state’s gasoline tax but at a lower rate than asked for by the governor. The committee voted yesterday to approve a ten-point-seven-cent increase per gallon to be phased in over three years. Governor Mike DeWine reacted sharply saying

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Victim, suspect identified in Weisser Park shooting

UPDATE (March 6, 2019): The victim and the suspect in Monday’s shooting at Weisser Park have been identified. On Tuesday, Fort Wayne police announced they arrested 19-year-old Keshon L. Rogan. Police say he shot and critically injured Trevon L. Giddens, 19. Police say he currently remains in critical condition. Rogan has been charged with Attempted

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Public hearing on plans for US 24 and CR 300 in Wabash Co

  WABASH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 6:00 pm at Northfield Jr-Sr High School, 154 West 200 North, Wabash, Indiana, 46992. – Enter Door 7 to the cafeteria. The purpose of the public hearing is to offer all interested

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Indiana Senate considering House budget bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana state budget is now in the hands of the Senate. State Representative Todd Huston says the budget focuses on funding education while protecting reserves. HB 10-01, the two-year state budget passed the House last week, funds workforce initiatives to help Hoosiers find employment. It increases funding for school safety

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Public hearing on plans for US 24 and CR 300 in Wabash Co

  WABASH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 6:00 pm at Northfield Jr-Sr High School, 154 West 200 North, Wabash, Indiana, 46992. – Enter Door 7 to the cafeteria. The purpose of the public hearing is to offer all interested

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Crop Insurance deadline nears in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) — The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) is reminding farmers that the final date to purchase or modify federal crop insurance coverage on 2019 spring-planted crops is March 15. “Crop insurance provides a strong protective umbrella for farmers,” said Director Jillian Froment. “They should speak with an insurance agent to purchase their

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Crop Insurance deadline nears in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) — The Ohio Department of Insurance (ODI) is reminding farmers that the final date to purchase or modify federal crop insurance coverage on 2019 spring-planted crops is March 15. “Crop insurance provides a strong protective umbrella for farmers,” said Director Jillian Froment. “They should speak with an insurance agent to purchase their

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20 Injured in southern Indiana school bus crash

AURORA, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say shortly before 8:00 am, Wednesday, officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 350 near Mount Sinai Road between a school bus and trash truck that sent over 20 people to area hospitals with injuries. The initial investigation by the Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team

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Teenage girl killed in Steuben Co. rollover crash

FREMONT, Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities out of Steuben County say a 16-year-old girl was killed in a crash Monday night. Just before 9:30, Steuben County Deputies responded to a single vehicle personal injury crash located on Vanguilder Road north of County Road 660 N. Throughout the investigation it was discovered the driver, Megan-Sue Rose Johnson,

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Fire damages Waynedale apartment, crews rescue residents and dog

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fire damaged a Waynedale apartment building Wednesday morning. The Fort Wayne Fire Department was dispatched to 1817 Woodhaven Drive. A crew arrived 2 minutes after the call that came in around 11:17 a.m. Firefighters found smoke coming from a first-floor apartment with several people on second-floor balconies needing to be

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Ohio House Finance Committee votes on lower gas tax hike

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio House Finance Committee is voting to approve a hike in the state’s gasoline tax but at a lower rate than asked for by the governor. The committee voted yesterday to approve a ten-point-seven-cent increase per gallon to be phased in over three years. Governor Mike DeWine reacted sharply saying

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Charlotte Russe closing all stores

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Charlotte Russe is going to close all its stores. Last month, the retailer put out a list of 94 stores that it would close. The Fort Wayne Glenbrook mall location was not on that list. Now, the chain has announced it will begin liquidation sales at all stores. The going-out-of-business

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Woman hospitalized after falling asleep at the wheel in DeKalb Co

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities out of DeKalb County say one woman was hospitalized after falling asleep at the wheel Wednesday morn. Police say that Trisha Parker, 25, of Corunna, Indiana was traveling east in the 5500 block of SR 8. Vehicle 1 ran off the roadway and struck a raised driveway. Her 2008

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Woman hospitalized after falling asleep at the wheel in DeKalb Co

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities out of DeKalb County say one woman was hospitalized after falling asleep at the wheel Wednesday morn. Police say that Trisha Parker, 25, of Corunna, Indiana was traveling east in the 5500 block of SR 8. Vehicle 1 ran off the roadway and struck a raised driveway. Her 2008

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FWPD cracking down on people who pass school buses

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are telling drivers that school bus stop arms are not optional. The city is looking to crack down on people who pass stopped school buses. According to the Journal Gazette, Lieutenant Tony Maze says Fort Wayne Police will be patrolling before and after school for most of

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FWPD cracking down on people who pass school buses

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are telling drivers that school bus stop arms are not optional. The city is looking to crack down on people who pass stopped school buses. According to the Journal Gazette, Lieutenant Tony Maze says Fort Wayne Police will be patrolling before and after school for most of

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Health department suspends two Indy-area Rally’s

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two Rally’s restaurants in the Indianapolis area are closed after failing their health inspections. The County Health Department suspended the license of the fast-food restaurant on Kentucky Avenue and Mann Road in January because of multiple violations, including having no running water. Inspectors scheduled a follow-up visit last month but said

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2019 Annual fishing, hunting licenses now available in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management says that annual fishing and hunting licenses are now available for purchase. 2018 annual fishing and hunting licenses expire on March 31. If you purchased your license online last year, just log into your account, confirm your information, and purchase your new licenses. Helpful tip:

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Baby found dead, mother investigated in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A frantic manhunt in Indianapolis came to a sad end Tuesday. Police say they found Rachel McAfee and her three-month-old son, but it was too late for the little boy. Indianapolis Police say the baby was dead, they took McAfee to the hospital for observation but officers did not arrest her.

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Hoosier Lottery takes part in Problem Gambling Awareness Month

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials with the Hoosier Lottery say they are teaming up with the Indiana Council on Problem Gambling to raise awareness about disordered gambling during Problem Gambling Awareness Month. The Hoosier Lottery is launching a responsible gaming campaign throughout March reminding players how to stay informed by understanding the odds of each

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Crash at Columbia and Tecumseh leaves man seriously injured

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One man is in serious condition after a crash on Columbia Avenue just before 2 p.m. Monday. Officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Columbia and Tecumseh St. in reference to a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. The initial information officers received was that

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Two FWPD officers accidentally shot during training exercise

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two Fort Wayne police officers are recovering after being wounded during a training exercise. Police say a weapon accidentally fired yesterday afternoon. Fort Wayne police officials say that shortly before 4:00 pm at the conclusion of a training exercise, there was an inadvertent discharge of an officer’s weapon striking that

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Man in serious condition after rolling SUV in DeKalb Co.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in DeKalb County have released photos of a crash that left one man in serious condition Wednesday afternoon. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, an SUV was going south on CR 427 near in the 3100 block around 4:00 p.m. when it went off the road while going

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Teenage girl killed in Steuben Co. rollover crash

FREMONT, Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities out of Steuben County say a 16-year-old girl was killed in a crash Monday night. Just before 9:30, Steuben County Deputies responded to a single vehicle personal injury crash located on Vanguilder Road north of County Road 660 N. Throughout the investigation it was discovered the driver, Megan-Sue Rose Johnson,

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FW Children’s Zoo to hold summer job fair Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tne Children’s Zoo will host a Summer Job Fair on Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Franke Park Pavilion 1, within Franke Park. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and associates will accept applications for approximately 90 seasonal positions to serve more than 600,000 annual zoo guests.

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FW Children’s Zoo to hold summer job fair Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tne Children’s Zoo will host a Summer Job Fair on Saturday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Franke Park Pavilion 1, within Franke Park. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo and associates will accept applications for approximately 90 seasonal positions to serve more than 600,000 annual zoo guests.

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Deadline approaching to apply for FWFD firefighter positions

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Fire Department is now accepting applications for firefighter positions, but only until 4 p.m. EST March 8, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. Classes will start in August 2019 and those who graduate will begin employment at their assigned fire station by Christmas, 2019. Firefighter

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Deadline approaching to apply for FWFD firefighter positions

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Fire Department is now accepting applications for firefighter positions, but only until 4 p.m. EST March 8, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. Classes will start in August 2019 and those who graduate will begin employment at their assigned fire station by Christmas, 2019. Firefighter

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Purdue creates new ice cream flavor for school’s birthday

Boiler Tracks Photo credit: Greg Minner, director, Purdue Dining & Catering WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University is introducing a new ice cream flavor in honor of the school’s 150th birthday. The campus dining halls are now serving Boiler Tracks, a vanilla ice cream with pieces of chocolate, toffee, and a chocolate and caramel

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Mercer County Sheriff warns of phone scam

MERCER CO., Ohio (ADAMS) – The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents to beware of a phone scammer pretending to be official. Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said Monday that his office received notice of a potential scam in Mercer County. Deputies were contacted by an individual who indicated he received a phone call

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Mercer County Sheriff warns of phone scam

MERCER CO., Ohio (ADAMS) – The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents to beware of a phone scammer pretending to be official. Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey said Monday that his office received notice of a potential scam in Mercer County. Deputies were contacted by an individual who indicated he received a phone call

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Redevelopment Commission issues RFQ for riverfront property

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission is issuing a request for qualifications (RFQ) for teams interested in developing the premier riverfront property located at the northeast corner of Harrison and Superior streets, east of Promenade Park. The RFQ is available here and asks interested development teams to submit qualifications,

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Redevelopment Commission issues RFQ for riverfront property

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission is issuing a request for qualifications (RFQ) for teams interested in developing the premier riverfront property located at the northeast corner of Harrison and Superior streets, east of Promenade Park. The RFQ is available here and asks interested development teams to submit qualifications,

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PUCO offers awareness tips for National Consumer Protection Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is encouraging Ohio’s utility consumers to be informed and avoid common utility scams in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, March 3 – 9, 2019. “The PUCO receives calls from many consumers who have been taken advantage of by utility scams,” said Chief of

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Foul play not suspected in Indy-area police officer’s death

SOUTHPORT, Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators don’t suspect foul play in the death of an Indianapolis-area police officer. Officers found Southport Police Detective Sergeant Jason Swanson dead Monday morning. He was not on duty. Indianapolis Metro Police are handling the investigation. Swanson is survived by a wife and two sons. Read more here

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PUCO offers awareness tips for National Consumer Protection Week

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) is encouraging Ohio’s utility consumers to be informed and avoid common utility scams in recognition of National Consumer Protection Week, March 3 – 9, 2019. “The PUCO receives calls from many consumers who have been taken advantage of by utility scams,” said Chief of

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Dupont named one of the nation’s 100 top hospitals

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – For the fourth time since 2015, and the fifth time overall, Dupont Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by IBM Watson Health™. The study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. list based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction

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Investigation launched after South Adams HS threat

BERNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Leaders in one northern Indiana school district say they are taking reports of a school threat very seriously. The principal at South Adams High School yesterday said they alerted police after getting word of a threat to the high school over the weekend. Both local police and Instate State Troopers say

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Indiana paramedic arrested for sexual misconduct with a minor

HOWARD CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Saturday, a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller resulted in the arrest of Chad Bowlby, 46, Russiaville, IN. Bowlby was incarcerated in the Howard County Jail after Maller served him with a Howard Circuit Court arrest warrant. The warrant alleged felony charges for sexual misconduct with a

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Dupont named one of the nation’s 100 top hospitals

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – For the fourth time since 2015, and the fifth time overall, Dupont Hospital has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals® by IBM Watson Health™. The study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. list based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction

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Public hearing for wind farm transmission line in Paulding County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (ADAMS) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to allow the public to express their views about Paulding Wind Farm IV LLC’s proposal to construct a transmission line to deliver electricity from the proposed Timber Road IV Wind Farm to the regional electric grid. March 5, 2019, at 6

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Bitter cold across Indiana to start the week

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The calendar may say March, but it will feel like January across most of Indiana today. Forecasters are warning about bitter cold temperatures Monday through mid-week. The National Weather Service says wind chills could be as cold as 10 below on the way to work or school. There aren’t any watches

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Indiana State Police investigating inmate death

ROCHESTER, Ind. (ADAMS) – Monday, Indiana State Police say that Detective Brent Ingram, at the request of Fulton County Sheriff Chris Sailors, launched an investigation into the death of jail inmate Nicholas Clevenger, 29, Rochester, IN. Detective Ingram’s preliminary investigation revealed that Clevenger was arrested yesterday, by officers from the Rochester Police Department, for possession

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Ivy Tech to hold ‘MadeByMe’ Career Fair this Wednesday 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Gateway Coalition’s MadeByMe Career Fair will take place this Wednesday on Ivy Tech’s North Campus at the Student Life Center from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The MadeByMe Career Fair is a partnership between Northeast Indiana Works, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., local school districts, the business community, and local colleges to meet the

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Ivy Tech to hold ‘MadeByMe’ Career Fair this Wednesday 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Gateway Coalition’s MadeByMe Career Fair will take place this Wednesday on Ivy Tech’s North Campus at the Student Life Center from 9 to 11:30 a.m. The MadeByMe Career Fair is a partnership between Northeast Indiana Works, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., local school districts, the business community, and local colleges to meet the

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Public hearing for wind farm transmission line in Paulding County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (ADAMS) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) will hold a hearing to allow the public to express their views about Paulding Wind Farm IV LLC’s proposal to construct a transmission line to deliver electricity from the proposed Timber Road IV Wind Farm to the regional electric grid. March 5, 2019, at 6

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Commissioners eye new ways to fund bridge maintenance, seek input

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Looking to keep Allen County’s bridges maintained in a safe and sound fashion, the Board of Commissioners says they want input from representatives of cities and towns. One option that has been examined is adjusting the major bridge tax rate. State law allows revenue from the major bridge fund to

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Commissioners eye new ways to fund bridge maintenance, seek input

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Looking to keep Allen County’s bridges maintained in a safe and sound fashion, the Board of Commissioners says they want input from representatives of cities and towns. One option that has been examined is adjusting the major bridge tax rate. State law allows revenue from the major bridge fund to

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Local police team up for “aggressive driving patrols” this March

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Spring is just around the corner. As temperatures rise, and winter ice and snow recede from the roads, Hoosier drivers are tempted to increase their speeds and take more risks behind the wheel. The Allen County TSP and about 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana are warning drivers of increased

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Bass & Hadley roundabout opened after months of delays

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – After several delays, the newly constructed roundabout at the intersection of Bass and Hadley Roads was officially opened to traffic Friday. The road has been closed since July while crews worked to construct the new roundabout. The Allen County Highway Department’s initial plan was to have all work finished and

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One man in critical condition following Weisser Park shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD officials say that one man is in critical condition after a shooting Monday night. Around 8:00 pm officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 3200 block of South Hanna in reference to a possible shooting. Officers were being advised that the callers were

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Crash at Columbia and Tecumseh leaves man seriously injured

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One man is in serious condition after a crash on Columbia Avenue just before 2 p.m. Monday. Officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the intersection of Columbia and Tecumseh St. in reference to a reported motor vehicle accident with injuries. The initial information officers received was that

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FWPD cracking down on people who pass school buses

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are telling drivers that school bus stop arms are not optional. The city is looking to crack down on people who pass stopped school buses. According to the Journal Gazette, Lieutenant Tony Maze says Fort Wayne Police will be patrolling before and after school for most of

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Northeast Indiana College Fair will feature nearly 100 schools

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Students from Fort Wayne Community Schools, East Allen County Schools, and Concordia Lutheran High School will have the opportunity to consider where they are heading after graduation during the Northeast Indiana College Fair on Tuesday, March 5, at the Purdue Fort Wayne Fieldhouse from 9 to 11 a.m. Nearly 100

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Coliseum issues traffic advisory for this Thursday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is issuing a Traffic Advisory for Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roadways surrounding the complex on Thursday, March 7 for large crowds expected at two concerts taking place in the Arena and the Expo Center simultaneously. The Shinedown ‘Attention Attention’ World Tour show will take

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Three adults and 5-year-old injured in Steuben County crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say they are investigating a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon at the intersection of State Road 827 and County Road 300 N, resulting in the injury of four people. Preliminary investigation by Sergeant L. Andrew Smith indicates at approximately 12:40 p.m., a 2013 Volkswagen Passat was traveling westbound

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Three adults and 5-year-old injured in Steuben County crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say they are investigating a two-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon at the intersection of State Road 827 and County Road 300 N, resulting in the injury of four people. Preliminary investigation by Sergeant L. Andrew Smith indicates at approximately 12:40 p.m., a 2013 Volkswagen Passat was traveling westbound

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State Police, BBB warn of IRS scams

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne and the Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Northern Indiana are teaming up to remind citizens to be aware of the scam circulating in which callers purport to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). According to the BBB, these scams most often start

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State lawmakers reject push to raise minimum wage

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Minimum wage in Indiana is not being raised. Lawmakers rejected an amendment last week to the state budget that aimed to raise the minimum wage to eight-dollars and 50-cents. State Representative Cherrish Pryor says Indiana is lagging behind other states. For now, the minimum wage for Hoosiers will stay at seven-25

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Bitter cold start across Indiana this week

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The calendar may say March, but it will feel like January across most of Indiana today. Forecasters are warning about bitter cold temperatures Monday through mid-week. The National Weather Service says wind chills could be as cold as 10 below on the way to work or school. There aren’t any watches

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Indiana farmers and fishermen receive tax extension

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – According to the Indiana Department of Revenue (DOR) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), qualifying farmers and fishermen will be required to file their annual return and make their federal and state tax payment by April 15, 2019. This is an extension of the March 1, 2019 deadline. Generally, taxpayers are

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Crews battle fire in Woodland Plaza Shopping Center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fire broke out early Sunday in at the Woodland Shopping Plaza off Dupont Road. Crews from the Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to 918 Woodland Plaza Suite B by a fire alarm activation around 4:55 a.m. When they arrived, they found a small fire in a counter area that

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Searchers in Colorado looking for Indiana man

ARVADA, Colo., Ind. (ADAMS) – Searchers in Colorado are looking for a missing Indiana man. Friends and family members say they haven’t seen 24-year-old Terrance Parks from Greenwood since last week. He was last seen driving toward Breckenridge, Colorado. Authorities say they don’t suspect any foul play and are just looking for Parks at this

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Indiana gas, electric shut-off moratorium ending soon

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s annual winter disconnection moratorium for income-eligible electric and natural gas customers ends March 15. Officials say that if you are behind on payments and need to make arrangements, contact your utility now. If you need financial assistance, you can find resources by calling 2-1-1 or visiting in211.org. The 2-1-1 helpline

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One man arrested after crack, heroin found in southside home

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say they arrested one man early Friday when a raid turned up crack and heroin. On Friday, March 1, members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Narcotics Division and the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 6015 Southcrest Rd. Mandell Strawter, 27, and another

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One man arrested after crack, heroin found in southside home

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say they arrested one man early Friday when a raid turned up crack and heroin. On Friday, March 1, members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Narcotics Division and the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 6015 Southcrest Rd. Mandell Strawter, 27, and another

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Doctors: Reducing IN infant mortality rate requires investment

  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – First birthdays should be a time of celebration, but, sadly, Indiana’s infant mortality rate has claimed more than 3,000 lives in the past five years. Losing this many Hoosiers before their first birthday is simply unacceptable. Doctors Kristina Box and Jennifer Walthall say that is why Governor Eric Holcomb made

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Homestead High School hosts annual College and Career Fair

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On March 4, 2019, Homestead High School will be hosting a College and Career Fair from 6 to 7:30 PM. They anticipate over 90 four-year universities, two-year colleges, and vocational schools located throughout the United States to be in attendance. School officials say they will have representatives from various careers

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Homestead High School hosts annual College and Career Fair

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On March 4, 2019, Homestead High School will be hosting a College and Career Fair from 6 to 7:30 PM. They anticipate over 90 four-year universities, two-year colleges, and vocational schools located throughout the United States to be in attendance. School officials say they will have representatives from various careers

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Bass & Hadley roundabout opened after months of delays

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – After several delays, the newly constructed roundabout at the intersection of Bass and Hadley Roads was officially opened to traffic Friday. The road has been closed since July while crews worked to construct the new roundabout. The Allen County Highway Department’s initial plan was to have all work finished and

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Small plane clipped power lines before crashing in Elkhart Co.

GOSHEN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators with the National Transportation and Safety Board say a small plane clipped some power lines, then crashed in Elkart County last month. The NTSB report into the February 21st crash near Goshen pins the cause of the crash on a collision with those lines. Investigators say the pilot, 55-year-old Neal

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Suspect identified after threat made toward Blackford County HS

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Students at Blackford County schools saw more police officers than usual Monday. School leaders say they’re not taking any chances after a ‘non-specific threat’ Sunday. Superintendent Chad Yencer says someone posted a stock image of a weapon and hinted at a threat toward the schools. Yencer says students would be

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Crews battle fire in Woodland Plaza Shopping Center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fire broke out early Sunday in at the Woodland Shopping Plaza off Dupont Road. Crews from the Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to 918 Woodland Plaza Suite B by a fire alarm activation around 4:55 a.m. When they arrived, they found a small fire in a counter area that

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Charges possible following barricaded subject on Till Rd.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police responded to 1904 Till Road at approximately 9:30 a.m., Friday on the report of an armed and suicidal female. Once on scene, officers learned that the female threatened to end her life by firearm, which she possessed prior to our arrival but was relieved of by another

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Local police team up for “aggressive driving patrols” this March

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Spring is just around the corner. As temperatures rise, and winter ice and snow recede from the roads, Hoosier drivers are tempted to increase their speeds and take more risks behind the wheel. The Allen County TSP and about 230 law-enforcement agencies across Indiana are warning drivers of increased

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Six arrested in drug raid on W. Dewald St

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Six arrests made at a home on West Dewald after the FWPD say that tips prompted a raid. Police say the Vice & Narcotics Division received numerous complaints in reference to possible drug dealing going on at 747 ½ West Dewald Street. After conducting an investigation into drug dealing at

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Indiana students continue to march for ‘their’ lives

Thousands of students crowded the Indiana Statehouse for the 2018 March for Our Lives Rally. (We LIVE, Inc.) MARY KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly a year after a massive national anti-gun violence event, students in Indiana are continuing their fight. A “March for Our Lives” rally will be held Sat., March 2, at noon at the

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Three arrested undercover heroin purchase in FWPD investigation

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Three arrests were made at a home on Queen St. after an investigation that yielded an undercover heroin purchase. FWPD officials say that Thursday, just before 8:30 a.m., members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 3205 Queen

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State Police warn Hoosiers to beware of scams

MARSHALL CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Recently, the Indiana State Police Bremen Post has been contacted almost daily by concerned citizens that have almost become victims of scams or had loved ones become victims of scams. This time of year is when the “IRS Scam” is seen again. This is where the caller claims that you

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Budget amendment regarding LGBTQ discrimination rejected

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers are rejecting an amendment to the state budget, designed to stop discrimination in schools statewide. Representative Dan Forestal proposed the amendment, which he says was inspired by Roncalli High School counselor Shelly Fitzgerald. The amendment would have blocked tax dollars from going to schools that discriminate against their students

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Three arrested after undercover heroin purchase by FWPD officers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Three arrests were made at a home on Queen St. after an investigation that yielded an undercover heroin purchase. FWPD officials say that Thursday, just before 8:30 a.m., members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 3205 Queen

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ODOT releases details of variable speed limit proposal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS)_ – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) released more details about a proposal in the next two-year transportation budget, House Bill 62, to identify specific roadways where variable speed limits could they say would enhance driver safety. “The goal is not to constantly shift speed limits or install new speed limit signs

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Indiana’s medical marijuana proposals stall at statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – It doesn’t look like Indiana will get a medical marijuana program this year. Thirteen plans that would have allowed for medical marijuana, or other uses for marijuana, all missed their deadlines at the statehouse this week. That means the plans are essentially dead for this legislative session. State Rep Jim Lucas,

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ODOT releases details of variable speed limit proposal

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS)_ – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) released more details about a proposal in the next two-year transportation budget, House Bill 62, to identify specific roadways where variable speed limits could they say would enhance driver safety. “The goal is not to constantly shift speed limits or install new speed limit signs

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New Task Force arrests four in Kosciusko County

KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind (ADAMS) – There is a new force combatting drugs in Kosciusko County called NET 43. This is a multi-jurisdictional task force made up of members of the Indiana State Police, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Warsaw Police Department, and Winona Lake Police Department. An investigation that started from a citizen complaint ultimately led

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SCORE! summer theater workshop now enrolling

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Embassy Theatre is pleased to announce open enrollment for its summer SCORE! 2019 program for middle-school students, including multiple scholarship opportunities. In its seventh year, the three-week devised musical theater workshop immerses students in all elements of theater. Devised theater is a term used to describe a mode of

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New Task Force arrests four in Kosciusko County

KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind (ADAMS) – There is a new force combatting drugs in Kosciusko County called NET 43. This is a multi-jurisdictional task force made up of members of the Indiana State Police, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office, Warsaw Police Department, and Winona Lake Police Department. An investigation that started from a citizen complaint ultimately led

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Did you know most homeowners’ policies do not cover flooding?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Many cities across the state experienced flooding in 2018. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reported $7.9 million in National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims in Indiana by June 1 last year. Flooding is the most frequent and expensive natural disaster in the U.S., according to FEMA. Floods cost our nation

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SCORE! summer theater workshop now enrolling

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Embassy Theatre is pleased to announce open enrollment for its summer SCORE! 2019 program for middle-school students, including multiple scholarship opportunities. In its seventh year, the three-week devised musical theater workshop immerses students in all elements of theater. Devised theater is a term used to describe a mode of

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Illinois health officials warning of possible measles exposure

CHICAGO (ADAMS) – If you, or someone you know, went through Midway Airport last week, you may want to head to the doctor. The Illinois Department of Public Health is warning of a possible measles exposure. The state says someone with the measles flew into the airport last Friday and may have exposed other travelers.

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Tech Talks continues opioid discussion in March and April

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Tech’s Tech Talks series will continue to shed light on the opioid crisis that plagues the United States with events in March and April that are free for the entire community to attend. Tech Talks is a collaboration between Indiana Tech’s College of Arts and Sciences and its

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Tech Talks continues opioid discussion in March and April

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Tech’s Tech Talks series will continue to shed light on the opioid crisis that plagues the United States with events in March and April that are free for the entire community to attend. Tech Talks is a collaboration between Indiana Tech’s College of Arts and Sciences and its

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Guilty verdict in triple murder trial

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man is looking at life in prison for a 2018 triple murder. A jury yesterday convicted Deyante Stephens of shooting and killing Preonda Jones, Brianna Gould, and her unborn son last year. Police were called to the 1200 block of Lillie Street on reports of “shots fired”

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Marion makes headlines for shooting himself in the privates

MARION, Ind. (ADAMS) – A central Indiana man is now world famous for accidentally shooting himself in a precarious way. Marion Police say Mark Anthony Jones almost shot his privates when he readjusted the gun he had tucked into the waistband of his pants. A news release from police stated that “the bullet entered just

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Six arrested in drug raid on W. Dewald St

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Six arrests made at a home on West Dewald after the FWPD say that tips prompted a raid. Police say the Vice & Narcotics Division received numerous complaints in reference to possible drug dealing going on at 747 ½ West Dewald Street. After conducting an investigation into drug dealing at

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Homeowner repair loan program open in Fort Wayne 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services Homeowner Repair Loan Program is now open to qualified residents. The program offers 0% interest seven-year loans for heating, air conditioning or roof replacement. Applicants must own their home, it must be their primary residence and the home must be located within City

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Central Indiana police chief charged with theft, misconduct

MORGAN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The police chief in Martinsville is looking at the possibility of jail time for himself. An appointed Special Judge from Monroe County signed an arrest warrant Wednesday for Martinsville Chief of Police Matthew D. Long, charging him with Theft and Official Misconduct. In late January of this year, the Indiana

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State AG announces program for those with Wells Fargo claims

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Program allows consumers who have not been made whole through other remediation programs to have inquiry reviewed by escalation team On Dec. 28, 2018, Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws. As part

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PFW student-run Swiss specialty restaurant opens

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management are serving up Swiss cuisine at Edelweiss, this semester’s student-run restaurant. Edelweiss is the restaurant inside the Holiday Inn Purdue Fort Wayne, located at 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive. It will be open every Thursday from 11:30 a.m.

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PFW student-run Swiss specialty restaurant opens

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne students in the Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management are serving up Swiss cuisine at Edelweiss, this semester’s student-run restaurant. Edelweiss is the restaurant inside the Holiday Inn Purdue Fort Wayne, located at 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive. It will be open every Thursday from 11:30 a.m.

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Indiana scores near bottom on wellbeing rankings

Gallup just released its 11th annual rankings of every state by their “wellbeing” scores . . . in other words, how happy and healthy the people there are.  And number one is . . . the only state in the country that’s an island paradise. The wellbeing scores are based on how people rank five

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FWPD: Student started shooting at bus stop

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Parents at Northrop High School are trying to make sense of a letter that explains a shooting at one of the school’s bus stops. Police say a student stepped off a bus Monday afternoon and opened fire. WPTA reports that the student was taken out of class yesterday. Neither police

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2019 NCAA Division III championship field announced

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Committee announced the field of 64 teams for the 2019 NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship. The championship provides for a 64-team tournament. Automatic qualification (AQ) is granted to 43 conference champions, which form “Pool A.” One team is selected from true independents and schools

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Governor Holcomb admits to college pot use

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Yes, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb smoked pot in college. No, he still doesn’t want to legalize marijuana in Indiana right now. The governor yesterday told reporters at a Statehouse news conference that he smoked when he was younger. But Holcomb says his opposition to marijuana legalization is more that he’s not

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USF to host interactive health fair Thursday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The University of Saint Francis Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program will host an informative/interactive health fair from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 28 in the main hall of the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education on the USF campus, 2701 Spring St. The focus of the free fair is

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Homeowner repair loan program open in Fort Wayne 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services Homeowner Repair Loan Program is now open to qualified residents. The program offers 0% interest seven-year loans for heating, air conditioning or roof replacement. Applicants must own their home, it must be their primary residence and the home must be located within City

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Superior Court Family Division undergoes “trauma audit”

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Last week, Allen Superior Court’s Family Relations Division invites the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges behind the scenes to review its operations, make suggestions and offer criticisms that will let the court better serve children and families. Referred to as a “trauma audit,” the review dissected

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Waynedale home damaged in Monday afternoon fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Waynedale home sustained heavy smoke damage following a fire Monday afternoon. The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the report of a residential structure fire around 1:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of Rehm Drive. A crew arrived within 3 minutes and found the back of a one-story home

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11 CASA volunteers to be sworn in Friday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Friday, March 1, is a special day for Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division. Eleven (11) new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) will be sworn in at the Allen County Courthouse Rotunda. The ceremony will begin at 12:15 pm. The new class of CASA volunteers recently completed a six week/30

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11 CASA volunteers to be sworn in Friday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Friday, March 1, is a special day for Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division. Eleven (11) new Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) will be sworn in at the Allen County Courthouse Rotunda. The ceremony will begin at 12:15 pm. The new class of CASA volunteers recently completed a six week/30

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Indiana bills propose updates to school safety

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers want to make upgrades to school safety. Representative Greg Steuerwald says he proposed a bill to tackle delayed emergency response times. HB 1225 would fund a warning system operated on a mobile app. It would alert any on and off-duty police officers near a school if there’s a threat.

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State Senate passes bill to keep Pacers in Indy for 25 more years

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The state Senate is moving forward with legislation that would keep the Pacers in Indianapolis for another 25 years. Senate Bill 7 was approved yesterday. The team would be contributing 115 million dollars for facility upgrades as part of the deal. A lobbyist tells the Indy Star that 63 million of

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Woman’s stabbing death in south-side apartment ruled as homicide

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A woman who was found dead last week in a south-side apartment was stabbed multiple times. According to the Allen County Coroner’s Office, the woman’s death is a homicide. Investigators say they found the 60-year-old woman last Friday during a wellbeing check at the South Bridge apartments. They say she’d

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Indiana Senate greenlights new gambling options

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana is a big step closer to allowing sports betting, more blackjack, and allowing a casino to move to Terre Haute. The Indiana Senate yesterday approved a sweeping plan that will change how people gamble in the state. Though some lawmakers still say the proposal won’t expand gambling. Lawmakers in the

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Superior Court Family Division undergoes “trauma audit”

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Last week, Allen Superior Court’s Family Relations Division invites the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges behind the scenes to review its operations, make suggestions and offer criticisms that will let the court better serve children and families. Referred to as a “trauma audit,” the review dissected

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Man killed in shooting close to Abbett Elementary Monday night

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say one man is dead after a shooting on the city’s southeast side Tuesday evening. Officials say that shortly before 7:00 pm Officers from the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a reported shooting at the intersection of Smith Street and Senate Avenue. Initial information given to

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Driver identified after crews pull car from St. Marys River 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Rescue crews in Fort Wayne are still not sure how a car ended up in the St. Marys River with a man’s body inside. Fort Wayne Fire Department officials say they were called around 3:30 a.m. Sunday to the report of a car in the river at Broadway and Rudisill.

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One man charged after drug raid on Lake Avenue

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say the one man is behind bars after a search warrant was executed Tuesday morning at an apartment on Lake Avenue. On February 26, 2019, the Fort Wayne Police Department Gang and Violent Crimes Unit served a search warrant at 814 Lake Avenue, Apartment 2.  They were

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FWPD: Student started shooting at bus stop

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Parents at Northrop High School are trying to make sense of a letter that explains a shooting at one of the school’s bus stops. Police say a student stepped off a bus Monday afternoon and opened fire. WPTA reports that the student was taken out of class yesterday. Neither police

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Human resources group to host Internship, Career Fair Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Northeast Indiana Human Resources College Relations Committee is hosting a 2019 Internship and Career Fair on Wednesday, February 27th at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. The internship and career fair will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00

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Coliseum issues traffic advisory for this weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is issuing a Traffic Advisory for Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roadways surrounding the complex on Thursday, February 28 through Sunday, March 3. Beginning on Thursday, the Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show will take place in the Expo Center while Disney On Ice:

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TinCaps holding National Anthem auditions for 2019 season

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Opening Night 2019 for the Fort Wayne TinCaps is coming up on Thursday, April 4 (7:05 p.m.) at Parkview Field. But before the first pitch of the season is thrown, the National Anthem will kick off the new year. With that in mind, the TinCaps will be hosting auditions to perform the

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Indianapolis to pay panhandlers to clean the city

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indianapolis is looking to pay panhandlers to clean-up the city. Indy’s city-county council passed a plan last night to spend as much as 300-thousand-dollars over the next year to find work for people who currently ask for money. The idea is to pay panhandlers by the hour to clean-up garbage and

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Indiana lawmakers still hoping for free carry law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Just because Indiana lawmakers haven’t voted on the plan to allow people to carry a gun for free doesn’t mean they won’t vote on it. State Rep. Ben Smaltz, who wrote the plan to lower the fee for a carry permit to zero dollars, said he expects the idea to be

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FWCS offers college & career exploration program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools is offering a free, four-week program for elementary and middle school students to prepare for high school and beyond. Students are invited to sign up to learn more about problem solving, perseverance and preparing for the future. The program will be offered on four consecutive Saturdays,

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FWCS offers college & career exploration program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools is offering a free, four-week program for elementary and middle school students to prepare for high school and beyond. Students are invited to sign up to learn more about problem solving, perseverance and preparing for the future. The program will be offered on four consecutive Saturdays,

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FWCS offers college & career exploration program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools is offering a free, four-week program for elementary and middle school students to prepare for high school and beyond. Students are invited to sign up to learn more about problem solving, perseverance and preparing for the future. The program will be offered on four consecutive Saturdays,

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Rollover semi crash snarls traffic on I-65

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A rollover semi, early Monday morning, on I-65 had the left lane closed for almost three hours. Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Landowski revealed, at approximately 5:00 a.m., this Monday, February 25, 2019, morning, a 2012 Kenworth, owned by Macer Transportation out of Gary, Indiana, was going southbound on I-65

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Student accused of making threat with “realistic” looking gun

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – One student will face disciplinary action and possible charges after threatening to bring a gun to school Monday. Sunday night around 10:45, Celina officers responded to a complaint from a concerned citizen regarding threats to the City Schools. A Celina High School student was involved with a group on social media

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Silver Alert for missing Elkhart man canceled

  Photo of Alby Ray Bentley, 63, Elkhart   UPDATE (February 25, 2019 – 8:48 a.m.): The Silver Alert issued for a missing Elkhart man has been called off. Indiana State Police released the following: “Silver Alert 013-2019 issued on February 24, 2019 on Alby Ray Bentley has been cancelled as of Monday, February 25,

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Student accused of making threat with “realistic” looking gun

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – One student will face disciplinary action and possible charges after threatening to bring a gun to school Monday. Sunday night around 10:45, Celina officers responded to a complaint from a concerned citizen regarding threats to the City Schools. A Celina High School student was involved with a group on social media

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Waynedale home damaged in Monday afternoon fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Waynedale home sustained heavy smoke damage following a fire Monday afternoon. The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the report of a residential structure fire around 1:15 p.m. in the 2100 block of Rehm Drive. A crew arrived within 3 minutes and found the back of a one-story home

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‘Youth Symposium for Peace through Equity’ to be held Thursday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Students from 15 high schools in Allen County will participate in the upcoming Youth Symposium for Peace through Equity and Justice. The event, sponsored by Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council and Canterbury School, will take place from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 at Indiana Tech Commons,

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Two airlifted after crash in LaGrange County

LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Two drivers had to be airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital after a crash late Friday morning. According to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, it happened just before 11 a.m. on CR 400 South just before 11 a.m. Josephine Housholder, 91, of Wolcottville was driving east in a Ford Escape

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IU confirms two mumps cases

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Public health managers at IU say a pair of roommates have the mumps. The Indiana State Department of Health confirmed the illness late last week. There’s no word if any other students at IU are sick or could be sick. The university though is asking any student who may have come

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Celebrating 150 years of German culture in Fort Wayne with song

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – This year, the Fort Wayne Maennerchor/ Damenchor is proudly “Celebrating its 150th year of German Culture through Song”. Throughout these years the Maennerchor/ Damenchor has presented free concerts, opened to the public, in which we sing traditional German songs in the German language. The group also serves German foods at

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PFW’s Holocaust Studies institute receives Islamic Relief Grant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) -In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has awarded a $25,000 “Silver Anniversary” grant to the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Purdue University Fort Wayne. The grant will help set up a consortium that will explore creating programs focusing on

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Celebrating 150 years of German culture in Fort Wayne with song

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – This year, the Fort Wayne Maennerchor/ Damenchor is proudly “Celebrating its 150th year of German Culture through Song”. Throughout these years the Maennerchor/ Damenchor has presented free concerts, opened to the public, in which we sing traditional German songs in the German language. The group also serves German foods at

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PFW’s Holocaust Studies institute receives Islamic Relief Grant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) -In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), a nonprofit humanitarian and advocacy organization, has awarded a $25,000 “Silver Anniversary” grant to the Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at Purdue University Fort Wayne. The grant will help set up a consortium that will explore creating programs focusing on

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Specialty crop grants available for Hoosier groups 

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting grant applications to grow the state’s specialty crop sector. These crops include fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops. “I encourage groups interested in enhancing specialty crop production in Indiana to take full advantage of this opportunity,” said Lt.

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USF presents 43rd High School Art Exhibition

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will hold its 43rd Annual High School Art Exhibition from Feb. 28 through March 20. Artwork will be on display in the John P. Weatherhead Gallery in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, located just off Leesburg

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USF presents 43rd High School Art Exhibition

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The University of Saint Francis School of Creative Arts will hold its 43rd Annual High School Art Exhibition from Feb. 28 through March 20. Artwork will be on display in the John P. Weatherhead Gallery in the Mimi and Ian Rolland Art and Visual Communication Center, located just off Leesburg

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Air Guard retiree hits $1.56 million Hoosier Lottery jackpot

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Terre Haute man wasted no time claiming the $1,561,000 CA$H 5 jackpot he won. His winning ticket hit the jackpot the night of Feb. 20, 2019, and he was at Hoosier Lottery headquarters the following morning to claim his prize. Daniel C. and his wife had been up much of

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Experts: State programs that could boost public health

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Experts say Indiana can improve community health and wellbeing through policy change. John Auerbach, from Trust For America’s Health, says their recent report shows many economic and social factors beyond medical care influence health. They include tobacco and alcohol taxes, syringe access programs, universal pre-k and paid family leave. Indiana has

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Two airlifted after crash in LaGrange County

LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Two drivers had to be airlifted to a Fort Wayne hospital after a crash late Friday morning. According to the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department, it happened just before 11 a.m. on CR 400 South just before 11 a.m. Josephine Housholder, 91, of Wolcottville was driving east in a Ford Escape

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This Week in Hoosier History Highlights

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The state of Indiana is rich in history. Did you know the following things happened the week throughout the Hoosier state? The Indiana Department of Administration compiled a list of notable events in this week’s Hoosier History Highlights. Indiana Quick Quiz Use each clue below to determine the name of the

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‘Youth Symposium for Peace through Equity’ to be held Thursday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Students from 15 high schools in Allen County will participate in the upcoming Youth Symposium for Peace through Equity and Justice. The event, sponsored by Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council and Canterbury School, will take place from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Thursday, February 28 at Indiana Tech Commons,

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High Wind Watch issued for Allen County and surrounding areas

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for Allen County along with multiple others (see full list below).  It will be in effect until Sunday night. A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph…or

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Crews pull car, body from St. Marys River 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Rescue crews in Fort Wayne are still not sure how a car ended up in the St. Marys River with a man’s body inside. Fort Wayne Fire Department officials say they were called around 3:30 a.m. Sunday to the report of a car in the river at Broadway and Rudisill.

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Silver Alert for missing Elkhart man canceled

  Photo of Alby Ray Bentley, 63, Elkhart   UPDATE (February 25, 2019 – 8:48 a.m.): The Silver Alert issued for a missing Elkhart man has been called off. Indiana State Police released the following: “Silver Alert 013-2019 issued on February 24, 2019 on Alby Ray Bentley has been cancelled as of Monday, February 25,

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Impaired church bus driver crashes on Toll Rd, five injured

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A driver of a church bus drove up and onto an earth embankment on the Indiana Toll Road causing passengers on the bus to be injured when tossed/thrown from their seats. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Kenneth Payonk revealed at approximately 10:37 P.M., Monday, February 25th, 2019, a 1998 Motor Coach

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Women who taunted police arrested after chase on I-70

GREENFIELD, Ind. (ADAMS) – Three women who were wanted on felony warrants in the state of Georgia allegedly took to social media to taunt law enforcement by saying “Do your job [expletive]” Sunday, February 24th that is exactly what Trooper Christopher Walts did, he did his job by putting these fugitives in jail after a

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Woman in custody after 120 mph police chase in LaGrange County

Laurie Abbas LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police say one woman is under arrest after leading them on a wild chase of county roads at speeds of over 100 mph. On Sunday, February 24th, 2019 at approximately 1:45 pm, Deputy Todd Johnson with the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a report of a

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High Wind Watch issued for Allen County and surrounding areas

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The National Weather Service has issued a High Wind Watch for Allen County along with multiple others (see full list below).  It will be in effect until Sunday night. A High Wind Watch means there is the potential for a hazardous high wind event. Sustained winds of at least 40 mph…or

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Ivy Tech offers students free FAFSA help at ‘College Goal Sunday’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne (Coliseum Campus, 3800 N Anthony Blvd.) and Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw (2545 Silveus Crossing) and 38 other sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal

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Allen County SPCA holds PetSmart adoptions this weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you’ve been thinking of adopting a new four-legged family member, consider doing so at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Event! Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Allen County SPCA will be at PetSmart, 1760 Apple Glen Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 with adoptable dogs and cats from 12:00 p.m. to

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PFW Coach Niecee Nelson returns from administrative leave

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue Fort Wayne Head Women’s Basketball Coach Niecee Nelson has returned from administrative leave following the university’s investigation into allegations from an anonymous source. School officials say those allegations, which centered primarily on practice drills and possible NCAA rules infractions, were determined to be unfounded. After a thorough university investigation

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McDonald’s delivers new ‘Donut Sticks’ to first responders

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local first responders got a tasty treat as McDonald’s unveiled their new Donut Sticks in Fort Wayne. As a ‘thank you’ for all the work they do to keep our communities safe, the Fort Wayne area McDonald’s restaurants shared the new Donut Sticks on Wednesday, February 20 with local departments.

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Allen County SPCA holds PetSmart adoptions this weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you’ve been thinking of adopting a new four-legged family member, consider doing so at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Event! Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Allen County SPCA will be at PetSmart, 1760 Apple Glen Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804 with adoptable dogs and cats from 12:00 p.m. to

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PFW Coach Niecee Nelson returns from administrative leave

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue Fort Wayne Head Women’s Basketball Coach Niecee Nelson has returned from administrative leave following the university’s investigation into allegations from an anonymous source. School officials say those allegations, which centered primarily on practice drills and possible NCAA rules infractions, were determined to be unfounded. After a thorough university investigation

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McDonald’s delivers new ‘Donut Sticks’ to first responders

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local first responders got a tasty treat as McDonald’s unveiled their new Donut Sticks in Fort Wayne. As a ‘thank you’ for all the work they do to keep our communities safe, the Fort Wayne area McDonald’s restaurants shared the new Donut Sticks on Wednesday, February 20 with local departments.

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Halfway there: Riverfront public meeting set for March 7

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The planning process for the next phases of Riverfront Fort Wayne is halfway complete and residents are invited to learn about the progress during a public meeting set for Thursday, March 7, 2019. The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the North Side High School auditorium,

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Indiana Tech students can finish education degree at USF

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Tech education majors may complete their degrees and teacher licensure requirements through the University of Saint Francis in a collaboration agreement announced today between the two institutions. Current Indiana Tech Elementary and Special Education majors will be allowed to complete their remaining education coursework and teacher licensure requirements, such

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Halfway there: Riverfront public meeting set for March 7

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The planning process for the next phases of Riverfront Fort Wayne is halfway complete and residents are invited to learn about the progress during a public meeting set for Thursday, March 7, 2019. The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the North Side High School auditorium,

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House budget: More money for Indiana schools; no teacher raise

MARY KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indiana House budget plan released on Tuesday includes a modest increase in school funding, but no pay raise for teachers. The House plan calls for a 2.1 percent funding increase the first year, and 2.2 percent the second year, totaling $451 million. While budget money isn’t specifically earmarked for

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Northeast Indiana business leaders try new marketing approach

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Get ready to hear a lot more about making Fort Wayne your own. The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is out with a new marketing video that tries to lure companies and people to Fort Wayne by saying ‘Make it Yours.’ The Partnership’s Kate Virag says they hear all the time

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Northeast Indiana business leaders try new marketing approach

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Get ready to hear a lot more about making Fort Wayne your own. The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership is out with a new marketing video that tries to lure companies and people to Fort Wayne by saying ‘Make it Yours.’ The Partnership’s Kate Virag says they hear all the time

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Portage mayor convicted of bribery, tax charges

HAMMOND, Ind. (ADAMS) – The mayor of Portage, Indiana is facing prison time after he was found guilty of bribery and tax charges. A federal jury convicted James Snyder Thursday of taking a 13-thousand-dollar bribe in exchange for contracts to sell five garbage trucks to the city and using a shell company to hide income

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Indiana democrat calls for attorney general impeachment

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Democratic state lawmaker from Indianapolis says the time has come to remove the state’s attorney general from office. State Rep. Ed DeLaney yesterday asked to begin impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Curtis Hill. A number of women accused Hill of drunkenly groping them, but prosecutors last year declined to file

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Deal would keep Pacers in Indy for 25 years

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – State lawmakers and leaders in Indianapolis are reportedly looking to see how much it will take to keep the Pacers in Indianapolis past 2024. The IndyStar reports that state and local leaders are trying to come to terms on how much taxpayer money would be made available to Bankers Life Fieldhouse

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Man flees, crashes, and runs from police in Elkhart Co

ELKHART CO., Ind. (ADAMS)- Indiana State Police say that one man is behind bars after a chase in Elkhart County. Wednesday afternoon, they say the man led them in pursuit on the Indiana Toll Road before crashing and then fleeing on foot. Around 4:35 p.m., on February 20, 2019, Trooper Aaron Price and Trooper Jacob

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OPSB approves construction of wind farm in Paulding County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (ADAMS) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) authorized Paulding Wind Farm IV, LLC to construct the Timber Road IV Wind Farm near Payne, Ohio this week. The Timber Road IV Wind Farm will include up to 37 wind turbines and will have a total generating capacity of up to 125.1 megawatts (MW).

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Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation receives statewide award

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department’s Partner Officer Program received the Innovative Program Award during the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Conference in French Lick. The Partner Officer Program began in the three Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation youth centers in January 2018. Uniformed, off-duty Fort Wayne police

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OPSB approves construction of wind farm in Paulding County

COLUMBUS, OHIO (ADAMS) – The Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) authorized Paulding Wind Farm IV, LLC to construct the Timber Road IV Wind Farm near Payne, Ohio this week. The Timber Road IV Wind Farm will include up to 37 wind turbines and will have a total generating capacity of up to 125.1 megawatts (MW).

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Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation receives statewide award

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department’s Partner Officer Program received the Innovative Program Award during the Indiana Parks and Recreation Association (IPRA) Conference in French Lick. The Partner Officer Program began in the three Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation youth centers in January 2018. Uniformed, off-duty Fort Wayne police

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Indiana Tech to host screening of films on Syrian refugee crisis

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Tech’s Honors and Communication programs, in partnership with community organizations Fort Wayne for Refugees and the Lighthouse Peace Initiative, will host a free community screening and panel discussion of From the Front Line, a series of three short films produced by young people living in the Syrian refugee camp

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Aging & In-Home Services moving headquarters

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (AIHS) is relocating its corporate headquarters from 2927 Lake Avenue to 8101 W. Jefferson Blvd. The relocation is expected to begin this spring. Located about 10 miles west of the current AIHS office, the new building was previously occupied by Physicians Health

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Indiana Tech to host screening of films on Syrian refugee crisis

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Tech’s Honors and Communication programs, in partnership with community organizations Fort Wayne for Refugees and the Lighthouse Peace Initiative, will host a free community screening and panel discussion of From the Front Line, a series of three short films produced by young people living in the Syrian refugee camp

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Indiana Tech students can finish education degree at USF

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Tech education majors may complete their degrees and teacher licensure requirements through the University of Saint Francis in a collaboration agreement announced today between the two institutions. Current Indiana Tech Elementary and Special Education majors will be allowed to complete their remaining education coursework and teacher licensure requirements, such

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Fort Wayne to go blue for Basketball National Championship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Monday, February 25 marks the start of the DIII Men’s Basketball Tournament and selection of the 64 participating teams. In celebration, eight Fort Wayne structures and facilities will be changing their lights to NCAA Blue. It will be held March 15 and 16 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

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Fort Wayne to go blue for Basketball National Championship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Monday, February 25 marks the start of the DIII Men’s Basketball Tournament and selection of the 64 participating teams. In celebration, eight Fort Wayne structures and facilities will be changing their lights to NCAA Blue. It will be held March 15 and 16 at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum.

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McDonald’s delivers new ‘Donut Sticks’ to first responders

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local first responders got a tasty treat as McDonald’s unveiled their new Donut Sticks in Fort Wayne. As a ‘thank you’ for all the work they do to keep our communities safe, the Fort Wayne area McDonald’s restaurants shared the new Donut Sticks on Wednesday, February 20 with local departments.

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Aging & In-Home Services moving headquarters

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Inc. (AIHS) is relocating its corporate headquarters from 2927 Lake Avenue to 8101 W. Jefferson Blvd. The relocation is expected to begin this spring. Located about 10 miles west of the current AIHS office, the new building was previously occupied by Physicians Health

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Man flees, crashes, and runs from police in Elkhart Co

ELKHART CO., Ind. (ADAMS)- Indiana State Police say that one man is behind bars after a chase in Elkhart County. Wednesday afternoon, they say the man led them in pursuit on the Indiana Toll Road before crashing and then fleeing on foot. Around 4:35 p.m., on February 20, 2019, Trooper Aaron Price and Trooper Jacob

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FWPD: Woman found dead in south-side apartment

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police detectives are investigating the death of a female adult found in her apartment by family members this afternoon. Officers were called to 8604 Lakeside Drive at approximately 12:30 p.m. to check on the wellbeing of the female when she had not been heard from for the last

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Officals warn of Hepatitis A exposure at Garrett bar, restaurant

GARRETT, Ind. (ADAMS) – Health officials say that patrons of a bar and restaurant in Garrett should take precautions after it was discovered that an employee was diagnosed with Hepatitis A. The Garrett Police Department posted a notice on Facebook Thursday. Saying in part, “A case of Hepatitis A has been diagnosed in an employee

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Pilot dead in small plane crash near Goshen

GOSHEN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities in Elkhart County say it appears the pilot was the only person killed in a small plane crash near Goshen. The plane went down near the Goshen Airport last night. Witnesses told Elkhart County deputies that the plane nose-dived into a field, and hit some power lines on the way

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Lawmakers eye new abortion restrictions in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers are once again looking at tougher rules for abortions in the state. The House’s Public Policy Committee yesterday approved a plan that would all but ban abortions in the second trimester, or after about 13 weeks of pregnancy. Republicans said the plan is needed to avoid procedures on unborn

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Free income tax preparation available for FW residents

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Now through April 10, free federal and Indiana income tax preparation for families with incomes under $54,000 is available through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Tax program, a partnership of Volunteer Center and United Way of Allen County. Organizers say the program assists over 2,000 families every year, generating

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Fort Wayne ISP Sergeant promoted

Sergeant Deven L. Hostetler FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has announced the promotion of Sergeant Deven L. Hostetler to the rank of First Sergeant within the Field Investigation Section to serve as the District Investigative Commander for the Fort Wayne Post. Hostetler is a native of LaGrange, Indiana

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Free income tax preparation available for FW residents

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Now through April 10, free federal and Indiana income tax preparation for families with incomes under $54,000 is available through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Tax program, a partnership of Volunteer Center and United Way of Allen County. Organizers say the program assists over 2,000 families every year, generating

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Supreme Court: Local governments can’t impose excessive fines

WASHINGTON D.C. (ADAMS) – The U.S. Supreme Court says the Constitution’s ban on excessive fines applies to states and local governments. The unanimous ruling could limit law enforcement efforts to seize property from people suspected of committing serious crimes. The case involved a Marion, Indiana man who had his expensive Land Rover seized after he

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Science Central put out call for planetarium donations

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Science Central is putting out the call for individual donations for the Planetarium Capital Campaign. It comes following the City of Fort Wayne Joint Legacy Funding Committee approving SC’s request for funding. That proposal will now go to the City Council for review. Martin Fisher with Science Central says that

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“Tox-Away Tuesday” expansion will add six Saturday dates

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents in need of more opportunities to safely dispose of expired or unwanted household hazardous waste will get their wish under a proposal being submitted to the Allen County Commissioners for a vote on Friday. The Allen County Department of Environmental Management (ACDEM) announced it has a deal in place

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Science Central put out call for planetarium donations

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Science Central is putting out the call for individual donations for the Planetarium Capital Campaign. It comes following the City of Fort Wayne Joint Legacy Funding Committee approving SC’s request for funding. That proposal will now go to the City Council for review. Martin Fisher with Science Central says that

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“Tox-Away Tuesday” expansion will add six Saturday dates

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents in need of more opportunities to safely dispose of expired or unwanted household hazardous waste will get their wish under a proposal being submitted to the Allen County Commissioners for a vote on Friday. The Allen County Department of Environmental Management (ACDEM) announced it has a deal in place

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Bill aims to pave the way for Indiana light rail

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A proposed bill in the Indiana legislature is hoping to pave the way for a light rail. Representative Justin Moed says HB 1365 would reverse the 2014 ban on light rails in the Hoosier state. Last week, the House of Representatives passed the bill to be considered in the Senate. Moed

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ISP All Crimes Squad discovers 14 lbs. of synthetic marijuana

VANDERBURGH, Ind. (ADAMS) – State Police say that Wednesday afternoon the All Crimes Policing (A.C.P.) Squad assisted Indiana State Parole Agents with executing warrants on several Evansville residents with parole violations. While tracking down one of the suspects, troopers and state parole agents found a stolen Ruger 9mm handgun inside a north side Evansville residence.

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Fort Wayne ISP Sergeant promoted

Sergeant Deven L. Hostetler FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has announced the promotion of Sergeant Deven L. Hostetler to the rank of First Sergeant within the Field Investigation Section to serve as the District Investigative Commander for the Fort Wayne Post. Hostetler is a native of LaGrange, Indiana

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Indiana senator proposes energy drink ban for young people

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – One Indiana lawmaker wants to make energy drinks for adults only. State Senator Ron Alting is pushing a plan at the statehouse to make it a crime for a store to sell a drink like a Monster or a Red Bull to anyone under 18-years-old. Public health managers say there are

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Mother surrenders newborn in Columbia City

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police and child advocates in Columbia City say the state’s Safe Haven law is working. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel yesterday said they used the law to allow a mom to surrender her baby to authorities. Daniel says because of the law, both the mom and baby are healthy. Authorities

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Traffic stop on I-70 leads to discovery of six pounds of heroin

CLOVERDALE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A traffic stop in Cloverdale, Indiana led to pounds of heroin being taken off the streets. State Police say that around 10 a.m., Tuesday, a Trooper stopped a gold Chevrolet Equinox on Interstate 70 near the 41-mile marker for a traffic violation of following too close. The driver was identified as

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INDOT hits the road for Wednesday’s winter blast

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A winter weather advisory will be in effect through Wednesday morning for parts of Indiana including Allen County. Snow will arrive overnight and transition to freezing rain, followed by rain, tomorrow morning. Light icing is possible, along with up to 3 inches of snow. INDOT says a full call-out of

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Semi fire closes I-80/94 after crash overnight

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – State Police say that a semi fire closed I-80/94 for nearly two hours Wednesday morning. The truck crashed then caught fire, destroying its tractor and damaging its trailer. Preliminary investigation by Sergeant Dwayne Dillahunty revealed at approximately 1:25 a.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2019, morning, a 2019 Kenworth tractor (owned by

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INDOT hits the road for Wednesday’s winter blast

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A winter weather advisory will be in effect through Wednesday morning for parts of Indiana including Allen County. Snow will arrive overnight and transition to freezing rain, followed by rain, tomorrow morning. Light icing is possible, along with up to 3 inches of snow. INDOT says a full call-out of

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Man killed in crash on E. State during Wednesday’s slick commute

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – According to Fort Wayne police, one person is dead after a crash Wednesday morning on East State Boulevard. Officials with FWPD say a homeowner in the 5500 block of Bell Tower Lane called 911 to report a vehicle seen from his rear yard that appeared to have been involved in

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Wintry mix makes for slick roads, tricky travel Wednesday morning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory ahead of snow and rain that hit northern Indiana Wednesday morning. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Motorists should expect slippery roads and limited visibilities, and use caution while driving. Allen

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Woman critically injured in crash at Stellhorn and Reed

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – According to Fort Wayne police, one woman is in critical condition following a crash at Stellhorn and Reed Roads Wednesday morning. Officers responded to multiple calls reporting several vehicles involved in an accident in the intersection. Once on scene, officers observed four motor vehicles that had been involved in the

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Fort Wayne UNITED to hold several job fairs

FORT WAYNE Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne UNITED says they are continuing to provide opportunities for those looking for employment. Free job fairs will be held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave., 2 – 5 pm on the following dates: February 21, March 14, April 11 and May 9. Easterseals Arc, Byron Health

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Rollover crash on I-65 injures three

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A single-vehicle crash on I-65, Monday evening, injured all three people when their car rolled over. Preliminary investigation revealed at approximately 9:55 p.m., a 2009 Hyundai was southbound on I-65 at the 238.9-mile marker (this is approximately one mile south of the Lowell exit) and driven by Kenneth Dean, 18

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Wabash County man arrested for theft, corrupt business influence

WABASH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Wabash man is behind bars after a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller. ISP says that Christopher Hawkins, 25, was arrested Monday afternoon when Trooper Steven Glass served him with a Wabash Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging felony charges for theft and corrupt business influence. In

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Fort Wayne UNITED to hold several job fairs

FORT WAYNE Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne UNITED says they are continuing to provide opportunities for those looking for employment. Free job fairs will be held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave., 2 – 5 pm on the following dates: February 21, March 14, April 11 and May 9. Easterseals Arc, Byron Health

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Wabash County man arrested for theft, corrupt business influence

WABASH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Wabash man is behind bars after a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Josh Maller. ISP says that Christopher Hawkins, 25, was arrested Monday afternoon when Trooper Steven Glass served him with a Wabash Circuit Court arrest warrant alleging felony charges for theft and corrupt business influence. In

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AG: Access to Lake Michigan beaches serves public interest

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – After the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a case involving access to Lake Michigan’s beaches, Attorney General Curtis Hill expressed satisfaction that the ability of the general public to enjoy the natural beauty of Indiana’s shoreline remains protected. In February of 2018, the Indiana Supreme Court ruled that

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Purdue student walks 100 miles raises $22,000 for Cancer Research

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Purdue University junior says he got more than he bargained for on his 100-mile journey for cancer research. Aaron Lai started his journey from West LaFayette to Bloomington on Sunday. He arrived Tuesday night. In between, he raised 22-thousand-dollars for Tyler Trent Cancer Research Endowment. Lai also met Trent’s parents

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Fort Wayne police say weekend shooting was accidental

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police are calling a weekend shooting an accident. Fort Wayne police identified the victims injured in the shooting that took place Sunday around 11:16 a.m. on Southpark Drive. Officers say four-year-old Jadonte Bailey picked-up a loaded gun on Sunday morning and accidentally shot himself and his mother. Police say the

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INDOT says it is ready for Wednesday’s winter blast

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A winter weather advisory will be in effect through Wednesday morning for parts of Indiana including Allen County. Snow will arrive overnight and transition to freezing rain, followed by rain, tomorrow morning. Light icing is possible, along with up to 3 inches of snow. INDOT says a full call-out of

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Baby turned over by mother in Columbia City

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police and child advocates in Columbia City say the state’s Safe Haven law is working. Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel yesterday said they used the law to allow a mom to surrender her baby to authorities. Daniel says because of the law, both the mom and baby are healthy. Authorities

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Indiana Senate strips biases from hate crime plan

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana may not get a hate crime law after all. The Indiana Senate yesterday removed race, gender, and sexual orientation from the list of biases that can earn someone an enhanced sentence under Senate Bill 12 . Senators instead said they want to give judges more broad latitude to consider all sorts

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TinCaps to host job fair at Parkview Field Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps are hosting a Job Fair at Parkview Field on Wednesday, Feb. 20 (5-7:30 p.m.) in search of seasonal employees for the 2019 baseball season. Each year the TinCaps hire approximately 600 part-time workers to serve in a variety of roles around Parkview Field, which has been ranked

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Registration now open for Fort Wayne Fair Housing Summit

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City says that registration is now open for the 2019 Fair Housing Summit, which features Kevin Boyle, the author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. The Summit is hosted by the City of Fort Wayne’s Metropolitan Human Relations Commission

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City looks for new developer on portion of riverfront development

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne is now seeking a new developer for the prime riverfront property located at the northeast corner of Harrison and Superior streets. The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission approved an economic development agreement to build a mixed-use project with Continental Property Group (CPG), but it appears CPG

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Coroner identifies pedestrian struck and killed on Calhoun

UPDATE: The Allen County Coroner’s Office released the following information: “The Allen County Coroner’s Office was notified of the fatal traffic crash located in 200 block of East Pettit, Fort Wayne, Indiana at about 20:20 hours on 2/17/19. The deceased has been positively identified and the next of kin has been notified of Richard M.

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Purdue announces tuition freeze, bonus for staff

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tuition at Purdue will not change for the 2020-2021 school year. University President Mitch Daniels made the announcement yesterday, marking the eighth straight year the school has enacted a tuition freeze. Daniels also announced an upcoming bonus for most of the university’s staff. A one-time 500- dollar bonus will be

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Indiana not among states suing over emergency declaration

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana is not on the list of states suing over President Trump’s emergency declaration. But two of our neighbors are. Both Illinois and Michigan are among 16 states suing the Trump Administration. The states say the president’s declaration to build a wall will take away from military projects in their states.

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Central Indiana gay couple: Tax preparer declined service

RUSSIAVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A central Indiana gay couple and their tax preparer are both saying they’re the victim of harassment. Bailey and Samantha Brazzel say they went to their tax preparer in Russiaville but were turned away because they are married. Bailey says she didn’t expect to have to defend her marriage. But the

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Indiana celebrates National FFA Week

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) — National FFA Week is underway, and to celebrate, nearly 100 Indiana Future Farmers of America members spent the day at the Statehouse, raising awareness and promoting the student-led organization. The members, serving as pages, were able to meet with their elected leaders and statewide officials, including Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch while

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PFW sponsors discussions on Nazi Germany and Jim Crow America

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (IHGS) and Hands Across Fort Wayne are sponsoring two discussions about the parallels between Nazi Germany and Jim Crow America on Wednesday, February 20, at noon and 7 p.m. The discussions, titled Bystanders and Complicity in Nazi Germany and Jim

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Fort Wayne women honored in ‘Champions of Change Awards’

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – To honor the extraordinary leaders and mentors in our community, the Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. Women’s Network will present their inaugural Champions of Change Awards on April 24. Specifically, the awards will celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County.   “Our community is fortunate to

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PFW sponsors discussions on Nazi Germany and Jim Crow America

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (IHGS) and Hands Across Fort Wayne are sponsoring two discussions about the parallels between Nazi Germany and Jim Crow America on Wednesday, February 20, at noon and 7 p.m. The discussions, titled Bystanders and Complicity in Nazi Germany and Jim

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Fort Wayne women honored in ‘Champions of Change Awards’

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – To honor the extraordinary leaders and mentors in our community, the Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. Women’s Network will present their inaugural Champions of Change Awards on April 24. Specifically, the awards will celebrate those who mentor and empower women in Allen County.   “Our community is fortunate to

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Indiana State Police say two dead in crash on I-74

MONTGOMERY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – State Police say that two people were killed in a crash in Montgomery County Monday. It happened just before 1 p.m., on I-74 eastbound near the 34-mile marker (that is US 231/exit 34) and two others had to be hospitalized. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Nelson Davis has revealed that a

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Two arrested in raid on east side home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say that two people are facing charges after a raid on a Pennsylvania Avenue home. Just before 8 p.m. Monday, Detectives with the GVCU, utilizing EST, executed a search warrant at 3022 Pennsylvania Ave. Police say the investigation had begun after several traffic stops, neighbor tips, and

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Two arrested in raid on east side home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say that two people are facing charges after a raid on a Pennsylvania Avenue home. Just before 8 p.m. Monday, Detectives with the GVCU, utilizing EST, executed a search warrant at 3022 Pennsylvania Ave. Police say the investigation had begun after several traffic stops, neighbor tips, and

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Registration now open for Fort Wayne Fair Housing Summit

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City says that registration is now open for the 2019 Fair Housing Summit, which features Kevin Boyle, the author of Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age. The Summit is hosted by the City of Fort Wayne’s Metropolitan Human Relations Commission

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Child and adult killed in fiery crash on Stellhorn

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An adult and a child died Sunday in a crash that caused their vehicle to burst into flames. Police were called to the 3700 block of Stellhorn Road in northeast Fort Wayne around 5:00 p.m. for the two-vehicle crash. Officers were being advised that there was at least one vehicle

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WEATHER ALERT: Wintry mix could impact Wednesday morning commute

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory ahead of expected snow and rain Tuesday night into Wednesday morning.  1 to 3 inches and ice accumulations of a light glaze expected. A Winter Weather Advisory means that periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.

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Travel Advisory lifted in Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Travel Advisory for Allen County has been lifted. County officials say that while travel conditions have improved, normal winter weather driving hazards remain. They urge drivers to watch for slick spots, especially on rural roads and slow down. Reminding that excess speed is the main cause of accidents during winter

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Fort Wayne police say weekend shooting was accidental

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police are calling a weekend shooting an accident. Fort Wayne police identified the victims injured in the shooting that took place Sunday around 11:16 a.m. on Southpark Drive. Officers say four-year-old Jadonte Bailey picked-up a loaded gun on Sunday morning and accidentally shot himself and his mother. Police say the

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Indiana senators to vote on hate crime legislation

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s proposed hate crime law is a step closer to reality. A state Senate panel yesterday approved the legislation that would allow a judge to add prison time for a crime committed against someone because of their race, sexual orientation, religion, or other factors. Supporters told lawmakers the law is necessary

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Up to 500 semi drivers expected to protest on I-465

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A protest on I-465 is expected to bring out up to 500 semi trucks. The slow-roll event aims to bring attention to government regulations affecting truck drivers. That includes the mandate that truck drivers use an electronic logging device to track their hours on the roads. The protest is scheduled for

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“Smiling” New Jersey woman jailed after pursuit on IN Toll Road

ELKHART, Ind. (ADAMS) – A New Jersey woman was arrested Saturday after leading Indiana State Troopers on a nearly 20 mile pursuit on the Indiana Toll Road. According to Trooper Matthew Henson, around 3:49 p.m. on February 16, 2019, he saw a red Honda HR-V traveling at a high rate of speed on the Indiana

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“Smiling” New Jersey woman jailed after pursuit on IN Toll Road

ELKHART, Ind. (ADAMS) – A New Jersey woman was arrested Saturday after leading Indiana State Troopers on a nearly 20 mile pursuit on the Indiana Toll Road. According to Trooper Matthew Henson, around 3:49 p.m. on February 16, 2019, he saw a red Honda HR-V traveling at a high rate of speed on the Indiana

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Woman and child in critical condition after shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A woman and a child are in critical condition following a shooting Sunday morning on the city’s southeast side. FWPD officials say that around11:15 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4500 block of Southpark Drive reference a shooting. Initial reports indicated two subjects had been

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Indiana lawmakers look for Amtrak money at statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers who want the trains to run between Chicago and Indianapolis are likely going to have to find some money. Governor Holcomb did not include any money to continue Indiana’s subsidy for Amtrak in his state budget. In the past. Indiana has spent about three million dollars a year to

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Purdue student walking 100 miles to honor Tyler Trent

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The college kid walking through Bloomington Sunday is on a mission for good. Purdue student Aaron Lai yesterday took the first steps in his 100-mile walk to IU in order to honor Tyler Trent. Lai is walking from Purdue to IU and hopes to make it in time for tomorrow’s

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Bill proposes an increase in veteran benefits

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers want to increase veteran benefits in the state with proposed tax exemptions. State Representative Bob Cherry says the bill proposes a full income tax exemption for retired veteran pensions. The bill also proposes an increase for the property tax exemption cap for disabled vets. About 30-thousand Hoosier veterans and

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Trubble Brewing heads to Promenade Park 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – At their monthly meeting on Friday, February 15, the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners signed a lease agreement with Trubble Riverside LLC for the dining facility in the new Promenade Park, which is set to open to the public on June 21. Trubble Riverside, which operates Trubble Brewing, will

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Portion of Ryan Road in New Haven closed starting Monday

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (ADAMS) -The City of New Haven’s Engineering Department says that starting Monday, February 18 at 7:30 a.m. Ryan Road between Edgerton Road and Dawkins Road will be closed. The closure will be in effect until Friday, February 22 at 5:00 p.m. This closure is due to the installation of a utility pipe.

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Trubble Brewing heads to Promenade Park 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – At their monthly meeting on Friday, February 15, the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners signed a lease agreement with Trubble Riverside LLC for the dining facility in the new Promenade Park, which is set to open to the public on June 21. Trubble Riverside, which operates Trubble Brewing, will

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Portion of Ryan Road in New Haven closed starting Monday

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (ADAMS) -The City of New Haven’s Engineering Department says that starting Monday, February 18 at 7:30 a.m. Ryan Road between Edgerton Road and Dawkins Road will be closed. The closure will be in effect until Friday, February 22 at 5:00 p.m. This closure is due to the installation of a utility pipe.

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FWCS high schools welcome Class of 2023

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools’ five high schools will welcome members of the Class of 2023 and their parents to freshman orientation this month. Each high school invites the students and their parents to the high school building to learn about transitioning from middle school to high school; how to

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Park Board officials re-elected

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Parks & Recreation officials say that Attorney Richard Samek was re-elected President of the Board of Park Commissioners on Friday, February 15. “Our team is grateful to have Rick continue in this role,” said Steve McDaniel, Director of Parks and Recreation. “His commitment to the ongoing success of the park

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FWCS high schools welcome Class of 2023

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools’ five high schools will welcome members of the Class of 2023 and their parents to freshman orientation this month. Each high school invites the students and their parents to the high school building to learn about transitioning from middle school to high school; how to

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Park Board officials re-elected

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Parks & Recreation officials say that Attorney Richard Samek was re-elected President of the Board of Park Commissioners on Friday, February 15. “Our team is grateful to have Rick continue in this role,” said Steve McDaniel, Director of Parks and Recreation. “His commitment to the ongoing success of the park

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School Delays and Closures

February 18, 2019 – updated at 7:02 a.m.   Adams Central Schools 2 Hour Delay All God’s Children Preschool – Angola 1 1/2 Hour Delay Antwerp Local Schools 2 Hour Delay Bishop Dwenger High School 2 Hour Delay Bishop Luers High School 2 Hour Delay Blackford County Schools 2 Hour Delay Bluffton-Harrison MSD 2 Hour

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Death investigation underway on Shady Rook Dr

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are conducting a death investigation. They say officers responded to a house in the 2200 block of Shady Brook Dr. around 10 p.m. Thursday night to assist paramedics with a death investigation. An adult male was found deceased in the home. Initial information was unclear as to

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Fire damages vacant home on Fort Wayne’s east side 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Multiple callers passing by on S. Coliseum called 911 to report a house fire near the corner of Reynolds and S. Coliseum Sunday morning. Crews arrived in three minutes to find heavy fire from the West half of the structure just after 4 a.m. Multiple lines were advanced and the

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Fire damages vacant home on Fort Wayne’s east side 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Multiple callers passing by on S. Coliseum called 911 to report a house fire near the corner of Reynolds and S. Coliseum Sunday morning. Crews arrived in three minutes to find heavy fire from the West half of the structure just after 4 a.m. Multiple lines were advanced and the

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Tricky travel: Use caution when driving, walking Monday morning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne Street and Allen County officials are warning residents to use caution during Monday morning’s commute. Sunday brought freezing rain and through the overnight, snow fell. The city says department drivers were out pre-treating streets with brine and salt to minimize slick conditions. But as temperatures

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Child and adult killed in fiery crash on Stellhorn

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An adult and a child died Sunday in a crash that caused their vehicle to burst into flames. Police were called to the 3700 block of Stellhorn Road in northeast Fort Wayne around 5:00 p.m. for the two-vehicle crash. Officers were being advised that there was at least one vehicle

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Pedestrian struck and killed on Calhoun Sunday night

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was hit by a car Sunday night on the city’s south side. Around 8:00 pm Officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of Calhoun and Pettit in reference to a reported subject down in the roadway. While

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Woman and child in critical condition after shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A woman and a child are in critical condition following a shooting Sunday morning on the city’s southeast side. FWPD officials say that around11:15 AM, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4500 block of Southpark Drive reference a shooting. Initial reports indicated two subjects had been

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One man critically injured in Sunday afternoon shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One man is in critical condition following a shooting Sunday afternoon. Shortly after 3:30 pm Officers responded to the 1500 Block of E. Paulding Road in reference to a reported shooting. Officers were advised that an adult male victim had walked up to a neighbor’s residence and advised that he

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City looks for prime riverfront property developer   

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne is now seeking a new developer for the prime riverfront property located at the northeast corner of Harrison and Superior streets. The Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission approved an economic development agreement to build a mixed-use project with Continental Property Group (CPG), but it appears CPG

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Death investigation underway on Shady Rook Dr

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are conducting a death investigation. They say officers responded to a house in the 2200 block of Shady Brook Dr. around 10 p.m. Thursday night to assist paramedics with a death investigation. An adult male was found deceased in the home. Initial information was unclear as to

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There’s a lot on tap for this weekend in the Fort

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne is a happening place this weekend. Check out some of the coolest events in the Summit City. Here’s what’s going on: The Wedding Gift Saturday, February 16 – Sunday, February 24 Civic Theatre In the more innocent era of the early 1950s, Arthur and Cynthia Ferguson and their

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Vincent Village opens doors of home built with city HUD funds

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Vincent Village hosted an open house Thursday at a new home built with funding from the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services. The new home, located in the 2700 block of Lillie Street, is on the Vincent Village campus in the Oxford Neighborhood. A family currently

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Vincent Village opens doors of home built with city HUD funds

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Vincent Village hosted an open house Thursday at a new home built with funding from the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing & Neighborhood Services. The new home, located in the 2700 block of Lillie Street, is on the Vincent Village campus in the Oxford Neighborhood. A family currently

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Man arrested after drug raid at Canterbury Green Apartments

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say that one man is behind bars after a drug raid on Valentine’s Day. At approximately 11:36 a.m., members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division served a search warrant at 5103 Stonehedge Blvd. Apartment #2. Undercover detectives made purchases of 26.9 grams of

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Elkhart burglar offers homeowners $200 to not call police

ELKHART, Ind. (ADAMS) – A home burglary suspect in Elkhart reportedly offered to pay $200 to homeowners if they didn’t call the cops on him. According to court documents, the two homeowners returned home on September 30, 2018, to find a strange minivan in their driveway. When they entered their home, they found 31-year-old Casey

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Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council attending leadership summit

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council (MYEC) traveled to Indiana University, Bloomington, on Friday to attend the Youth Leadership Summit. The Youth Leadership Summit is the signature event for the Aim Youth Councils Network. The network brings together student leaders from across Indiana who are playing a significant role in

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Elkhart burglar offers homeowners $200 to not call police

ELKHART, Ind. (ADAMS) – A home burglary suspect in Elkhart reportedly offered to pay $200 to homeowners if they didn’t call the cops on him. According to court documents, the two homeowners returned home on September 30, 2018, to find a strange minivan in their driveway. When they entered their home, they found 31-year-old Casey

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Police in Grant County ask for help to find break-in suspects

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding two suspects in a recent break-in. During the early morning hours of February 9th, a residence was broken into in the 6200 block of east county road 450 north. After reviewing surveillance footage, two white males wearing

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“Thrilling” kick-off to FWCS Riley Be the Hope NOW Campaign

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools kicked off its annual fundraiser for Riley Children’s Foundation Friday at North Side High School. North Side is preparing for a Dancing with the Stars event next month as a fundraiser for Riley Children’s Foundation. School celebrities, including Principal David West, will dance with members of

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USF to host interactive health fair February 28

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program will host an informative/interactive health fair from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 28 in the main hall of the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education on the USF campus, 2701 Spring St. The focus of the free fair is to

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Mayor’s Youth Engagement Council attending leadership summit

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council (MYEC) traveled to Indiana University, Bloomington, on Friday to attend the Youth Leadership Summit. The Youth Leadership Summit is the signature event for the Aim Youth Councils Network. The network brings together student leaders from across Indiana who are playing a significant role in

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USF to host interactive health fair February 28

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program will host an informative/interactive health fair from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 28 in the main hall of the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education on the USF campus, 2701 Spring St. The focus of the free fair is to

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Police in Grant County ask for help to find break-in suspects

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding two suspects in a recent break-in. During the early morning hours of February 9th, a residence was broken into in the 6200 block of east county road 450 north. After reviewing surveillance footage, two white males wearing

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“Thrilling” kick-off to FWCS Riley Be the Hope NOW Campaign

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools kicked off its annual fundraiser for Riley Children’s Foundation Friday at North Side High School. North Side is preparing for a Dancing with the Stars event next month as a fundraiser for Riley Children’s Foundation. School celebrities, including Principal David West, will dance with members of

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State Troopers’ quick action saves Crown Point woman’s Life

Trooper Davonne Barlow, Trooper Rogelio Escutia Trooper Dennis Griffin LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) -Troopers just happened to be in the right place at the right time this morning when they performed life-saving measures on a Crown Point woman. The preliminary finding showed that Troopers Davonne Barlow, Rogelio Escutia, and Dennis Griffin were providing traffic direction,

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Indiana Tech launches Ph.D. scholarship for first responders

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) –  Indiana Tech has established a new Ph.D. scholarship for first responders nationwide. The new scholarship helps first responders earn their Ph.D. in an even more affordable manner, reducing tuition costs for eligible students by 20 percent. Firefighters, law enforcement professionals and EMTs who meet the program’s entry requirements are eligible

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Indiana Tech launches Ph.D. scholarship for first responders

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) –  Indiana Tech has established a new Ph.D. scholarship for first responders nationwide. The new scholarship helps first responders earn their Ph.D. in an even more affordable manner, reducing tuition costs for eligible students by 20 percent. Firefighters, law enforcement professionals and EMTs who meet the program’s entry requirements are eligible

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Portage woman accused of leaving children without heat, water

PORTAGE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A woman is accused of leaving her three children alone in a Portage, Indiana mobile home without water or a working furnace. Thanh Nguyen was charged this week with three felony counts of child abandonment and drug possession. Police say one of her children told officers she would be gone for

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Strengths and weaknesses in Indiana emergency prep

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The “2019 Ready or Not” report says Indiana is behind in preparing for state-wide emergencies. Trust for America’s Health CEO John Auerbach says everyone can contribute to boosting public health by getting regular vaccines for the family. Auerbach says Hoosiers can help by contacting their local representatives and asking for better

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Superior Court launches new Family Recovery Court

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new project being launched this week by Allen Superior Court will provide a powerful new tool for families, parents and guardians struggling with substance abuse. Family Recovery Court (FRC), funded through a $15,400 grant from the Indiana Supreme Court and operated by Superior Court’s Family Relations Division, will begin

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USF to host interactive health fair February 28

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Program will host an informative/interactive health fair from 12:30 to 2:15 p.m. Feb. 28 in the main hall of the Doermer Family Center for Health Science Education on the USF campus, 2701 Spring St. The focus of the free fair is to

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Superior Court launches new Family Recovery Court

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new project being launched this week by Allen Superior Court will provide a powerful new tool for families, parents and guardians struggling with substance abuse. Family Recovery Court (FRC), funded through a $15,400 grant from the Indiana Supreme Court and operated by Superior Court’s Family Relations Division, will begin

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Indiana AG: Be suspicious of mailers claiming you have won big

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to be skeptical of advertising mailers claiming they have won prizes – especially when “winners” must pick up prizes at car dealerships or other sales-oriented venues. “Typically, the announcement that ‘you’re a winner’ is merely a ploy to entice you to go listen to

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Indiana lawmakers look at new rules for police drones

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) –  Police departments across Indiana may soon no longer have to worry about a search warrant if they want to fly a drone. Lawmakers are considering a plan from Fort Wayne State Rep. Bob Morris that would clear the way for police to use drones more often. His plan would allow officers

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Man and dog escape garage fire on Laddie Lane

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One man and a dog safely made it away from a garage fire early Thursday morning. Firefighters were called to the 800 block of Laddie Lane around 3:45 a.m. to the report of the fire. Fort Wayne Fire officials say the resident reported smelling smoke coming from his garage before

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PFW Women’s basketball head coach on administrative leave

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach Niecee Nelson is on administrative leave. In a statement Tuesday, school officials said it was due to a “pending personnel matter.” Assistant coach Marcie Alberts will lead the team during Nelson’s absence and will coach the team during upcoming games. “Coach Alberts will

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PFW Women’s basketball head coach on administrative leave

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue Fort Wayne women’s basketball head coach Niecee Nelson is on administrative leave. In a statement Tuesday, school officials said it was due to a “pending personnel matter.” Assistant coach Marcie Alberts will lead the team during Nelson’s absence and will coach the team during upcoming games. “Coach Alberts will

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USF among arts providers, artists to receive NEA grants

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the awarding of 11 grants totaling $215,000 to Indiana nonprofit arts organizations, cultural programming providers, and individual artists during the first round of grants for fiscal year 2019. The NEA announced more than $27 million to be awarded in all 50 states, the District

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Fort Wayne Fire Department is looking for new recruits

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Beginning February 15, the Fort Wayne Fire Department will accept applications for firefighter positions. The Department is seeking qualified applicants, ages 21 – 35, who will be committed to the public safety of the Fort Wayne community. Applications will be accepted beginning noon EST on February 15 until 4 p.m.

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TinCaps 2019 individual game tickets on sale Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tickets to individual games for the 2019 Fort Wayne TinCaps season at Parkview Field are set to go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 13, beginning at 8 a.m. Fans can purchase their tickets in person at Parkview Field, by calling 260-482-6400, and at TinCapsTickets.com. For fans that purchase tickets at Parkview Field between 8-10 a.m.

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Fort Wayne City Council to consider ‘Mad Anthony Wayne Day’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – With a name like Mad Anthony Wayne, it may surprise you to know that Fort Wayne doesn’t have a day to celebrate its namesake. But that could be changing. City leaders are looking at a plan to declare July 16th as Mad Anthony Wayne Day. July 16th is not his

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Fort Wayne Fire Department is looking for new recruits

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Beginning February 15, the Fort Wayne Fire Department will accept applications for firefighter positions. The Department is seeking qualified applicants, ages 21 – 35, who will be committed to the public safety of the Fort Wayne community. Applications will be accepted beginning noon EST on February 15 until 4 p.m.

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Fort Wayne City Council to consider ‘Mad Anthony Wayne Day’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – With a name like Mad Anthony Wayne, it may surprise you to know that Fort Wayne doesn’t have a day to celebrate its namesake. But that could be changing. City leaders are looking at a plan to declare July 16th as Mad Anthony Wayne Day. July 16th is not his

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Travel Advisory extended through Wednesday morning for Allen Co.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Travel Advisory for Allen County will continue through Wednesday’s morning commute.  Although many primary roads have been cleared and treated, many secondary and unincorporated roads remain ice-covered slick and hazardous.  Moderate winds are still causing ice-laden branches and wires to fall creating additional travel hazards. Residents are urged to

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Indiana lawmakers look to tax vape liquid

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – You could soon be paying more to vape in Indiana. The Indiana House yesterday voted to create a new tax on vape liquids. The plan will cost four cents per milliliter of liquid. Supporters say the tax could raise as much as four million dollars a year. State senators will take

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Indiana has “a lot to lose” with poor Ohio River quality

MARY KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – Water quality along Indiana’s southern border could be impacted by a long-awaited vote expected this week. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission is reconsidering its role in setting limits on pollution discharges in the Ohio River, which includes more than 300 riverfront miles in Indiana. The agency has been around

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$269M Settlement in fraud, over-billing Walgreens lawsuits

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Office of Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Indiana has joined the United States, the District of Columbia and other states in settling two qui tam (whistleblower) lawsuits against Walgreens Boots Alliance (Walgreens). The agreements resolve allegations that Walgreens knowingly engaged in fraudulent over-dispensing of insulin pens to Medicare and

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School Closings and Delays

February 13, 2019 – updated at 7:40 a.m. Adams Central Schools 2 Hour Delay All God’s Children Preschool – Angola 1 1/2 Hour Delay Bluffton-Harrison MSD 2 Hour Delay Central Noble Schools 2 Hour Delay Conerstone Christian School 1 Hour Delay Creations Beauty School 2 Hour Delay DeKalb County Central Schools 2 Hour Delay DeKalb

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USF among arts providers, artists to receive NEA grants

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announced the awarding of 11 grants totaling $215,000 to Indiana nonprofit arts organizations, cultural programming providers, and individual artists during the first round of grants for fiscal year 2019. The NEA announced more than $27 million to be awarded in all 50 states, the District

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School Closings and Delays

February 13, 2019 – updated at 7:40 a.m. Adams Central Schools 2 Hour Delay All God’s Children Preschool – Angola 1 1/2 Hour Delay Bluffton-Harrison MSD 2 Hour Delay Central Noble Schools 2 Hour Delay Conerstone Christian School 1 Hour Delay Creations Beauty School 2 Hour Delay DeKalb County Central Schools 2 Hour Delay DeKalb

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Travel Advisory continues for Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Travel Advisory for Allen County will continue through Wednesday’s morning commute.  Although many primary roads have been cleared and treated, many secondary and unincorporated roads remain ice-covered slick and hazardous.  Moderate winds are still causing ice-laden branches and wires to fall creating additional travel hazards. Residents are urged to

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Some still without power as I&M crews work on restoration 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Most in northern Indiana have their lights back on, but there are a few lingering, spotty outages. Indiana & Michigan Power said, as of early Tuesday morning, there were a couple of hundred people in and around Fort Wayne who were still in the dark. At the worst of it

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FWFD crews rescues three, juvenile hospitalized in apartment fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One juvenile was taken to the hospital after fire broke out in a building in the Canterbury Green apartments Tuesday. Fort Wayne fire crews were called around 3:30 p.m. to the building in the 2500 block of Abbey Drive. Once there, they found flames coming from the window on the

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Two years since Delphi murders, police to give update

(Left) Liberty Rose Lynn “Libby” German, 14, (Right) Abigail Joyce “Abby” Williams, 13 (Courtesy: Indiana State Police) DELPHI, Ind. (ADAMS) – It is a sad anniversary for Delphi. Today marks the second anniversary of Liberty German and Abigail Williams’ murders. The young teens were found near some railroad tracks back in 2017. Police say they

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TinCaps to hold National Anthem auditions for 2019 season

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Opening Night 2019 for the Fort Wayne TinCaps is coming up on Thursday, April 4 (7:05 p.m.) at Parkview Field. But before the first pitch of the season is thrown, the National Anthem will kick off the new year. With that in mind, the TinCaps will be hosting auditions to perform the

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School Closings and Delays

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – updated at 7:55 a.m. Aboite Christian School Closed eLearning Day Adams Central Schools 2 Hour Delay All God’s Children Preschool – Angola Closed Angeltown Home Daycare Closed Antwerp Local Schools Closed Avilla Food Pantry Closed Bethel Preschool Closed Bishop Dwenger High School Closed eLearning Day Bishop Luers High School Closed

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School Closings and Delays

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 – updated at 7:55 a.m. Aboite Christian School Closed eLearning Day Adams Central Schools 2 Hour Delay All God’s Children Preschool – Angola Closed Angeltown Home Daycare Closed Antwerp Local Schools Closed Avilla Food Pantry Closed Bethel Preschool Closed Bishop Dwenger High School Closed eLearning Day Bishop Luers High School Closed

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Former Colts punter Pat McAfee is engaged

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Pat McAfee’s life after football continues to be awesome. The former Colts punter yesterday took to Twitter to announce his engagement. McAfee proposed under a waterfall after taking a chopper to a mountainside for a quick lunch. McAfee spent eight seasons with the Indianapolis Colts before leaving the NFL for a

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Opponents continue to fight Evansville’s Drag Queen Story Hour

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The furor over Drag Queen Story Hour in Evansville isn’t going away. Evansville school leaders last night refused to reappoint public library trustees who support the idea of a story time for kids hosted by men in drag. A number of locals say they don’t see a benefit to the program.

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Wintry mix causes tricky travel Tuesday morning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Freezing rain drenched most of northeastern Indiana Monday night and Tuesday morning. The result was a treacherous commute for those who had to be on the roads. A Travel Advisory, as well as a Winter Weather Advisory, was issued for Allen County. Homeland Security also put out travel warnings for

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Indiana to close pothole-riddled parts of I-69

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The state of Indiana is taking the next step in dealing with the dangerous potholes along portions of I-69. The state’s Department of Transportation announced Monday that it’s closing parts of the interstate between Anderson and Daleville to allow crews more space to patch the potholes. The move comes after DOT

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Indiana lawmaker eye hands-free cell phone law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana could soon be the next state to ban drivers from actually holding their phones while behind the wheel. Rep. Jim Pressel (R – District 20) is pushing ahead with a hands-free cell phone law. He says his plan would clarify any questions about Indiana’s no texting law that was passed

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Queen of Angels Catholic School closes again due to illness

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne School will be closed again today but bot because of the weather. Queen of Angels Catholic School will remain shut down due to student illness. The school said in a social media post that 42% of its students are out with the flu. (function(d, s, id) {

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TinCaps to hold National Anthem auditions for 2019 season

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Opening Night 2019 for the Fort Wayne TinCaps is coming up on Thursday, April 4 (7:05 p.m.) at Parkview Field. But before the first pitch of the season is thrown, the National Anthem will kick off the new year. With that in mind, the TinCaps will be hosting auditions to perform the

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Queen of Angels Catholic School closes again due to illness

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne School will be closed again today but bot because of the weather. Queen of Angels Catholic School will remain shut down due to student illness. The school said in a social media post that 42% of its students are out with the flu. Parents, we apologize but

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Two killed in fire at downtown Garrett building

GARRETT, Ind. (ADAMS) — Two people were killed and another taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in a building in downtown Garrett early Monday. Crews responded around 12:30 a.m. to the 100 block of South Randolph Street. The building reportedly was conducted of room available to rent for “sleeping.” The identities of

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Time and a half for city safety crews that worked Polar Vortex

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry announced Fort Wayne Police Department officers and Fort Wayne Fire Department firefighters who worked while City of Fort Wayne offices were closed during the recent Polar Vortex will receive time and a half compensation for their efforts. The public safety divisions were able to find the necessary

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Father, 2 daughters killed when car crashes into Elkhart River

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Two children and an adult were killed when their car drove off the road Monday morning, crashing into the freezing Elkhart River. The Noble County Sheriff’s Department responded around 10 a.m. to County Road 700 West and Ball Road in Ligonier. First responders found a white Toyota submerged in the

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Two killed in fire at downtown Garrett building

GARRETT, Ind. (ADAMS) — Two people were killed and another taken to the hospital after a fire broke out in a building in downtown Garrett early Monday. Crews responded around 12:30 a.m. to the 100 block of South Randolph Street. The building reportedly was conducted of room available to rent for “sleeping.” The identities of

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Lawmaker blames legislature for pothole-ridden stretch of 69

ANDERSON, Ind. (ADAMS) – State Senator Tim Lanane(D, Anderson) is blaming the potholes that have slowed traffic on I-69 on a cheap state legislature. Lanane told several outlets that he thinks state lawmakers tried to stretch a dollar too far on the interstate. The Indiana Department of Transportation last week lowered the speed limit on I-69

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ISP Troopers kept busy by Sunday afternoon crashes

LOWELL, Ind. (ADAMS) – Sunday afternoon, numerous crashes and slide-offs kept troopers busy throughout the day. One of these crashes resulted in a fatality on I-65 and another resulted in a semi-tanker jack-knifing across three lanes of I-80/94. LAKE COUNTY, Ind. – Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Landowski revealed, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Sunday, a

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Fogwell Parkway restoration awarded $6.5 Million in funding

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County’s plans to reconstruct and upgrade a one-mile section of the Fogwell Parkway have received a major boost. The Indiana Department of Transportation has informed county officials that federal funds totaling more than $6.5 million have been awarded for the project. INDOT also said in its letter to the

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Fogwell Parkway restoration awarded $6.5 Million in funding

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County’s plans to reconstruct and upgrade a one-mile section of the Fogwell Parkway have received a major boost. The Indiana Department of Transportation has informed county officials that federal funds totaling more than $6.5 million have been awarded for the project. INDOT also said in its letter to the

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School Delays

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – School closings and delays for February 11, 2019, as of 7:43 a.m. Aboite Christian School 1 Hour Delay Adams Central Schools 2 Hour Delay All God’s Children Preschool – Angola 1 1/2 Hour Delay Anthony Wayne Preschool 1 Hour Delay Antwerp Local Schools 2 Hour Delay Bethel Preschool 1 Hour Delay

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School Delays

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – School closings and delays for February 11, 2019, as of 7:43 a.m. Aboite Christian School 1 Hour Delay Adams Central Schools 2 Hour Delay All God’s Children Preschool – Angola 1 1/2 Hour Delay Anthony Wayne Preschool 1 Hour Delay Antwerp Local Schools 2 Hour Delay Bethel Preschool 1 Hour Delay

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Indiana legislature looking at sports betting too

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers could take a big step toward more gambling in the state this week. A state Senate panel is set to vote Thursday on a package that would move a casino to Terre Haute and open-up sports betting in the state. There’s broad support for both ideas in the Senate.

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Buttigieg endorses Green New Deal

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Green New Deal introduced by progressive members of Congress is getting another endorsement from a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate. On CNN’s State of the Union, South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg called it, “more a plan than a fully articulated set of policies.” Last week, New York Democratic Representative

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Legislation aims to fill job vacancies in Indiana

  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers are working to fill job vacancies throughout the state. Representative Holli Sullivan (R, District 78) says their proposed bill would bridge the gap between retiring Hoosiers and young graduates. Sullivan says the goal is to fill one-million Indiana jobs by 2022. Her bill would streamline those efforts by

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School Delays

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – School closings and delays for February 11, 2019, as of 7:43 a.m. Aboite Christian School 1 Hour Delay Adams Central Schools 2 Hour Delay All God’s Children Preschool – Angola 1 1/2 Hour Delay Anthony Wayne Preschool 1 Hour Delay Antwerp Local Schools 2 Hour Delay Bethel Preschool 1 Hour Delay

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Wintry mix to start the work week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Sunday afternoon and evening snowfall left slick roads through the overnight hours. With precipitation headed back into the Summit City and surrounding areas, the National Weather Service issued the following Hazardous Weather Outlook for La Porte, St. Joseph, Starke, Pulaski, Marshall, Fulton, Kosciusko, Whitley, Allen, White, Cass, Miami, Wabash,

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Health officials warn of possible rabies exposure at Pacers game

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS ) – Health officials in Indiana are warning people about possible rabies exposure at a recent NBA game. A bat got loose inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse during a game between the Pacers and the Los Angeles Clippers Thursday in Indianapolis. The Health Department says that since the bat is no longer in Bankers

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Time and a half for city safety crews that worked Polar Vortex

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry announced Fort Wayne Police Department officers and Fort Wayne Fire Department firefighters who worked while City of Fort Wayne offices were closed during the recent Polar Vortex will receive time and a half compensation for their efforts. The public safety divisions were able to find the necessary

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Police: DeKalb High School bomb threat not credible

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in DeKalb County say that a threat called in to DeKalb High School overnight was not credible.WPTA first reported that the high school was one of several in the district that had threats called into the sheriff’s department. Reportedly, officers did a search of the school, using K9 units to

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Fort Wayne man wins $200,000 top prize on scratch-off

Pictured (left to right): Kathryn Felger and Donald Felger. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man couldn’t believe his eyes when he played a Hoosier Lottery Scratch-off and realized he won $200,000. Donald Felger was at home when he scratched the winning $5 20X The Cash Scratch-off. “I saw that 18 pop up (above

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Lawmaker blames legislature for pothole-ridden stretch of 69

ANDERSON, Ind. (ADAMS) – State Senator Tim Lanane(D, Anderson) is blaming the potholes that have slowed traffic on I-69 on a cheap state legislature. Lanane told several outlets that he thinks state lawmakers tried to stretch a dollar too far on the interstate. The Indiana Department of Transportation last week lowered the speed limit on I-69

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Mayor Henry receives national award for environmental efforts

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Efforts to protect water resources, clean our rivers and reduce energy costs, earned Mayor Tom Henry national recognition from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). This week, the association presented the 2019 National Environmental Achievement Award for Local Public Service in honor of Mayor Henry. The award recognizes

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Forecasters worry about flooding across Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – All this rain isn’t going to do too much good for folks across Indiana. The National Weather Service says folks from about Crawfordsville down to the southern tip of the state need to worry about flooding this week. There is a flood watch in effect from this evening through Thursday night.

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TinCaps to host 6th annual High School Baseball Series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — The Fort Wayne TinCaps will host the sixth annual Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series at Parkview Field this spring. The series features 10 games, showcasing 20 different local schools in April and May, while the TinCaps are on the road. (See game schedule below.)   Parkview Sports Medicine is once

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Mayor Henry receives national award for environmental efforts

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Efforts to protect water resources, clean our rivers and reduce energy costs, earned Mayor Tom Henry national recognition from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA). This week, the association presented the 2019 National Environmental Achievement Award for Local Public Service in honor of Mayor Henry. The award recognizes

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TinCaps to host 6th annual High School Baseball Series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — The Fort Wayne TinCaps will host the sixth annual Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series at Parkview Field this spring. The series features 10 games, showcasing 20 different local schools in April and May, while the TinCaps are on the road. (See game schedule below.)   Parkview Sports Medicine is once

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Police in DeKalb Co. use drones, K9 unit in Thursday manhunt

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in DeKalb County say that a search for a domestic battery suspect was called off after an hour and a half Thursday morning. Officials say that units were dispatched to the 1300 block of West Quincy St. in Altona around 7:30 a.m., in reference to a domestic battery dispute

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TinCaps to host 6th annual High School Baseball Series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — The Fort Wayne TinCaps will host the sixth annual Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series at Parkview Field this spring. The series features 10 games, showcasing 20 different local schools in April and May, while the TinCaps are on the road. (See game schedule below.)   Parkview Sports Medicine is once

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TinCaps to host 6th annual High School Baseball Series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — The Fort Wayne TinCaps will host the sixth annual Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series at Parkview Field this spring. The series features 10 games, showcasing 20 different local schools in April and May, while the TinCaps are on the road. (See game schedule below.)   Parkview Sports Medicine is once

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Stolen pickup found crashed into Spy Run Creek

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — A portion of East State Boulevard was closed Thursday morning after a stolen truck was found in Spy Run Creek. Police and fire crews found the vehicle flipped over just after 6 a.m. in the creek close to Eastbrook Drive, between Wells and Clinton. Police said that the truck was

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Terre Haute may soon get a casino

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Terre Haute could soon be home to Indiana’s newest casino. A committee at the capitol in Indianapolis yesterday unanimously approved a plan that would send one of the casinos from Gary down to Terre Haute. Lawmakers say numbers show that the casinos in Gary are underperforming. Another statehouse committee will take

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Indiana lawmakers look at raising tobacco, vaping age

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana is a big step closer to raising the age to buy a pack of cigarettes or a vial of vape liquid. A statehouse panel yesterday overwhelmingly endorsed a plan to raise the age to buy tobacco or vape products to 21. The plan also includes a tax on vape liquids.

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Blackford County certified for industrial development

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced the designation of Indiana Site Certified Silver to the Franklin Business Park and Indiana Site Certified Gold to the Blackford County Industrial Park. “To earn a site certified designation, groups are required to have both public and private sector dedication and collaboration,”

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Lower speed recommended for portion of I-69

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) has recommended a 45 M.P.H. speed limit on I-69 from Anderson to Daleville, mile markers 220-234, through 10 a.m.Sunday 2/10 because of tire bursting potholes in the area. According to a directive issued by INDOT Thursday morning, crews will be working to repair both lanes

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TinCaps to host 6th annual High School Baseball Series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — The Fort Wayne TinCaps will host the sixth annual Parkview Sports Medicine High School Baseball Series at Parkview Field this spring. The series features 10 games, showcasing 20 different local schools in April and May, while the TinCaps are on the road. (See game schedule below.)   Parkview Sports Medicine is once

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Connecting dots between opioids and oral health

MARY KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – Oral health is a key component in fighting the opioid epidemic, and dental professionals and their patients in Indiana are encouraged to take a more proactive role in prevention. Dentists and oral surgeons write 12 percent of all opioid prescriptions. While often necessary to combat dental pain, opioids come with a

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Intersection of Bass & Hadley will remain closed until March 29

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County transportation officials say the closure of Bass Road at Hadley Road will be extended until Friday, March 29. The road has been closed since July while crews work to construct a new roundabout at the intersection. Officials say they had hoped to reopen the roadway this week, but

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Two local families praying for safe return of loved ones

Jabari Mbwelera, left, Kevin Nguyen, right FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two local families are holding out hope that their loved ones will safely come home. Fort Wayne Police are currently investigating the disappearances of both Kevin Nguyen and Jabari Mbwelera. Kevin Nguyen, 25, has been missing for two months and his family says they

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Noble Co. Foundation awards $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Community Harvest Food Bank meat pick up at D & D Meat Processing, food bank truck driver Marc Heffelfinger LIGONIER, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Community Foundation of Noble County recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant for $5,000 to be used to serve Noble County residents. These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

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Noble Co. Foundation awards $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Community Harvest Food Bank meat pick up at D & D Meat Processing, food bank truck driver Marc Heffelfinger LIGONIER, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Community Foundation of Noble County recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant for $5,000 to be used to serve Noble County residents. These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

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Noble Co. Foundation awards $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Community Harvest Food Bank meat pick up at D & D Meat Processing, food bank truck driver Marc Heffelfinger LIGONIER, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Community Foundation of Noble County recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant for $5,000 to be used to serve Noble County residents. These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

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Noble Co. Foundation awards $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Community Harvest Food Bank meat pick up at D & D Meat Processing, food bank truck driver Marc Heffelfinger LIGONIER, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Community Foundation of Noble County recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant for $5,000 to be used to serve Noble County residents. These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

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Noble Co. Foundation awards $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Community Harvest Food Bank meat pick up at D & D Meat Processing, food bank truck driver Marc Heffelfinger LIGONIER, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Community Foundation of Noble County recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant for $5,000 to be used to serve Noble County residents. These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

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Indiana State Trooper hurt when truck hits his cruiser

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – An Indiana State Trooper was hurt in a crash in Grant County Wednesday. Just before 8 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Grant County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on Grant County Road 600 East at Grant County Road 100 North, which injured two people,

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Forecasters worry about flooding across Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – All this rain isn’t going to do too much good for folks across Indiana. The National Weather Service says folks from about Crawfordsville down to the southern tip of the state need to worry about flooding this week. There is a flood watch in effect from this evening through Thursday night.

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Noble Co. Foundation awards $5,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

Community Harvest Food Bank meat pick up at D & D Meat Processing, food bank truck driver Marc Heffelfinger LIGONIER, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Community Foundation of Noble County recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant for $5,000 to be used to serve Noble County residents. These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

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Call for workshops open for Neighborhood Network Conference

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — Anyone interested in presenting or facilitating a workshop for the upcoming Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) is now invited to submit their workshop proposal to the organizing committee. This year’s RNNC is set for September 19-21, 2019 and is hosted by Fort Wayne. The theme is “Play in the Fort,”

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Call for workshops open for Neighborhood Network Conference

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — Anyone interested in presenting or facilitating a workshop for the upcoming Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) is now invited to submit their workshop proposal to the organizing committee. This year’s RNNC is set for September 19-21, 2019 and is hosted by Fort Wayne. The theme is “Play in the Fort,”

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Call for workshops open for Neighborhood Network Conference

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — Anyone interested in presenting or facilitating a workshop for the upcoming Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) is now invited to submit their workshop proposal to the organizing committee. This year’s RNNC is set for September 19-21, 2019 and is hosted by Fort Wayne. The theme is “Play in the Fort,”

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Salute to Veteran week at VA Northern Indiana coming up

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System will host several visits and events for Veterans next week, Feb. 10-16. As part of the national Salute to Veteran Week program, Veterans at the Fort Wayne campus will be visited by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Jr. and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry.

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Indiana senators approve Trump’s ‘State Of The Union’ message

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Both of Indiana’s U.S. Senators say they like what they heard in the State of the Union. Republicans Mike Braun and Todd Young say the president was spot-on when he highlighted the economy and the nation’s successes. Braun said the country is more successful and safer because of the president. During

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Salute to Veteran week at VA Northern Indiana coming up

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System will host several visits and events for Veterans next week, Feb. 10-16. As part of the national Salute to Veteran Week program, Veterans at the Fort Wayne campus will be visited by Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, Jr. and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry.

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Sue Ehinger named Tapestry 2019 award recipient

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Sue Ehinger has been named the 2019 Linda L. Ruffolo Dedication Award honoree and will be honored on May 3, 2019, at Tapestry, sponsored by Purdue University Fort Wayne and Parkview Health. PFW put out the following statement: About Sue Ehinger, Ph.D. Sue Ehinger’s passion and positive work have been

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Chesterton woman suffers head trauma in hit and run crash

LAKE STATION, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Chesterton woman suffered head trauma when her car was involved in a hit and run causing her vehicle to roll over four times. Preliminary investigation revealed at approximately 6:22 a.m., on I-80/94 westbound at Ripley Street, a 1999 Ford Explorer, driven by Melissa Long, 39 of Chesterton was in

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Sue Ehinger named Tapestry 2019 award recipient

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Sue Ehinger has been named the 2019 Linda L. Ruffolo Dedication Award honoree and will be honored on May 3, 2019, at Tapestry, sponsored by Purdue University Fort Wayne and Parkview Health. PFW put out the following statement: About Sue Ehinger, Ph.D. Sue Ehinger’s passion and positive work have been

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Intersection of Bass & Hadley will remain closed until March 29

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County transportation officials say the closure of Bass Road at Hadley Road will be extended until Friday, March 29. The road has been closed since July while crews work to construct a new roundabout at the intersection. Officials say they had hoped to reopen the roadway this week, but

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Love is not control: Teaching teens healthy relationships

MARY KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – Young love often eventually fades, but for some teens, it can turn violent. An estimated 1.5 million high school students in the U.S. suffer physical abuse from a dating partner each year. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and multiple groups are taking the opportunity to educate teens about healthy

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FW UNITED Late Night Basketball League returns February 16

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League will return for its spring session. The program runs from 8 -11 p.m. each Saturday evening February 16 through May 4. The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League is held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. Sponsors are the

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Ivy Tech offers students free FAFSA help at College Goal Sunday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Financial aid professionals will be volunteering at Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne (Coliseum Campus, 3800 N Anthony Blvd.) and Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw (2545 Silveus Crossing) and 38 other sites in Indiana to help college-bound students and their families open the door to financial aid during College Goal

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FW UNITED Late Night Basketball League returns February 16

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League will return for its spring session. The program runs from 8 -11 p.m. each Saturday evening February 16 through May 4. The Fort Wayne UNITED Late Night Basketball League is held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave. Sponsors are the

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