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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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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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“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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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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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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Embassy Theatre launches ‘Spring Forward Fest’

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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Indiana presses for Supreme Court decision on ultrasound law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The state of Indiana is pressing the Supreme Court of the United States to settle the state’s ultrasound law. The law is on hold because of a 2017 lawsuit filed by the ACLU and Planned Parenthood. Lawmakers approved the idea of requiring women to have an ultrasound at least 18 hours

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Embassy Theatre launches ‘Spring Forward Fest’

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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Embassy Theatre launches ‘Spring Forward Fest’

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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Arts Commission: The deadline is near to apply for IAP grants

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) is reminding Hoosier artists that the deadline is near to apply for grants from its Individual Advancement Program. Artists with eligible projects in the disciplines of dance, literature, music, theatre, folk arts related to these traditional disciplines, and artists with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Artists

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Coroner identifies man killed in southeast side shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — The Allen County Coroner has formally identified the man found shot to death Saturday night. The victim was identified as 31-year-old Tristan Tywan Norton Carter. The cause of death for Carter was determined to be multiple gunshot wounds. The manner of death was ruled a homicide. Carter is the first

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Indiana lawmakers look at helping third parties make the ballot

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Voters in Indiana could see more choices on the ballots next year. A state Senate panel yesterday approved a plan that would lower the number of votes that third parties need to make the ballot. Currently, political parties need to get two percent of the vote to make the ballot. The

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Indiana to get six million dollars for roads damaged in storms

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The state of Indiana is getting just over six million dollars to fix roads and bridges damaged by last year’s storms. The Federal Highway Administration announced the grant on Tuesday as part of $700 million in funding for 34 states and three territories. The money is allocated to repair infrastructure damaged

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Man critically injured after striking box truck on Covington Rd.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One person is in critical condition following a crash on the city’s southwest side Monday morning. Fort Wayne Police responded to Covington Road just east of Scott Road at approximately 10:05 a.m. Monday morning. Once on scene officers observed two motor vehicles that were involved, a passenger car and a

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MamaJo enters the deep end to begin Deep Rock Tunnel work 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Construction crews at the working shaft of Fort Wayne’s deep rock sewer tunnel lowered the first piece of MamaJo, the Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM), into the ground today. The cutterhead was hoisted down the 220-foot working shaft. At 200 tons and16 feet long, the cutterhead is one of the many

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25 Years for Huntington man sentenced in shaken baby case

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – A northern Indiana man is heading to prison for 25 years for shaking his infant daughter to death. A judge in Huntington County yesterday sentenced Kevin Tucker to prison for killing his two-month-old baby last March. Tucker originally told police that the little girl fell off the bed, but later admitted

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Northern Indiana vet reunited with service dog

MISHAWAKA, Ind. (ADAMS) – Joseph Steenbeke and Tess are back together again. Steenbeke served in Afghanistan with Tess, she was his service dog, and they were reunited last week. Steenbeke adopted the dog, who had last been serving with a National Guard unit in Connecticut. He says it’s great to be back with Tess, who

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Superior Court expanding “Check and Connect” program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen Superior Court has received more than $200,000 to support a program designed to keep at-risk youths in school and out of the criminal justice system. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) recently awarded the grant to the Allen County Juvenile Center’s “Check and Connect” program, an effort to mentor

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Ivy Tech Black History Month college, community events

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – In honor of Black History Month, Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is hosting three college and community events next month and two additional events over the course of spring semester. “BLACKKKlansman” screening and discussion 1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Student Life Center, room 121, 3701 Dean

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Ivy Tech Black History Month college, community events

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – In honor of Black History Month, Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is hosting three college and community events next month and two additional events over the course of spring semester. “BLACKKKlansman” screening and discussion 1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Student Life Center, room 121, 3701 Dean

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One person killed after slamming into concrete pillar on I-80/94

HAMMOND, Ind. (ADAMS) – State Police say alcohol may have been a factor in a crash Sunday in Lake County, Indiana that killed one person. According to Indiana State Police, a 2004 Ford Taurus was exiting off of westbound I-80/94 to southbound Cline Ave when for unknown reasons ran off the roadway just before the

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Superior Court expanding “Check and Connect” program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen Superior Court has received more than $200,000 to support a program designed to keep at-risk youths in school and out of the criminal justice system. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) recently awarded the grant to the Allen County Juvenile Center’s “Check and Connect” program, an effort to mentor

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Superior Court expanding “Check and Connect” program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen Superior Court has received more than $200,000 to support a program designed to keep at-risk youths in school and out of the criminal justice system. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) recently awarded the grant to the Allen County Juvenile Center’s “Check and Connect” program, an effort to mentor

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Superior Court expanding “Check and Connect” program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen Superior Court has received more than $200,000 to support a program designed to keep at-risk youths in school and out of the criminal justice system. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) recently awarded the grant to the Allen County Juvenile Center’s “Check and Connect” program, an effort to mentor

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City urges resident to report main breaks, clear storm drains

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City Utilities water maintenance crews are expecting an increase in the reporting of water main breaks. It’s believed that some pipes may have broken during the recent frigid temperatures but were not visible until it started to get warmer this past weekend. Additionally, the quick freeze and thaw cycle can

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One man in serious condition following Lillie St. shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One man is in serious condition after a shooting on Lillie Street. Sunday night, police were called to the 2600 block of Lillie. When they arrived around 8 p.m. they found 55-year-old Alex M. Fisher of Fort Wayne suffering from gunshot wounds. Fisher was taken to the hospital in serious

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City urges resident to report main breaks, clear storm drains

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City Utilities water maintenance crews are expecting an increase in the reporting of water main breaks. It’s believed that some pipes may have broken during the recent frigid temperatures but were not visible until it started to get warmer this past weekend. Additionally, the quick freeze and thaw cycle can

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One man in serious condition following Lillie St. shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One man is in serious condition after a shooting on Lillie Street. Sunday night, police were called to the 2600 block of Lillie. When they arrived around 8 p.m. they found 55-year-old Alex M. Fisher of Fort Wayne suffering from gunshot wounds. Fisher was taken to the hospital in serious

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FWPD and FWFD recruits report for first day of classes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Monday, Mayor Tom Henry welcomed 24 Fort Wayne Police Department recruits and 11 Fort Wayne Fire Department recruits to their first day of training at the Public Safety Academy. “Public safety is a top priority and continuing to grow our outstanding police and fire personnel is imperative to ensure our

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FWPD and FWFD recruits report for first day of classes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Monday, Mayor Tom Henry welcomed 24 Fort Wayne Police Department recruits and 11 Fort Wayne Fire Department recruits to their first day of training at the Public Safety Academy. “Public safety is a top priority and continuing to grow our outstanding police and fire personnel is imperative to ensure our

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Hoosier health officials raise heart health awareness

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – More than 19,000 Hoosiers died from cardiovascular disease in 2017, making heart disease the leading cause of death in Indiana. February is American Heart Month, and the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) encourages all Hoosiers to use the observance as an incentive for lowering their risk of developing life-threatening heart

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Buttigieg says “Medicare for all” wouldn’t end private insurance

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is talking about Medicare while touring the nation after announcing he’s running for President in 2020. The Democratic mayor told ABC’s This Week he doesn’t see why Medicare for all has to mean an end to private insurance. He said if we want to

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State Police investigating officer-involved shooting In Syracuse

KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police have been requested by Kosciusko County Sheriff Kyle P. Dukes to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred while serving an arrest warrant in Syracuse, IN. At approximately 4:40 p.m., on February 1, members of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team were assisting members of the

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Lawmakers aim to protect at-risk Hoosier mothers and infants

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Representative Cindy Kirchhofer is pushing legislation to protect at-risk mothers and infants. Kirchhofer’s bill HB 10-07 has two components to tackle the alarming infant mortality rates in Indiana. The first is attacking substance abuse disorder and connecting women with treatment programs. The second is creating a clear OB navigation

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Marion County Jail confirms Hep A case

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Jailers in Indianapolis say they’re working to contain Hepatitis A inside their jail. Marion County yesterday confirmed that an inmate inside the jail tested positive for Hepatitis A. Jail managers say they are cleaning the jail and keeping an eye on other inmates. Indiana is in the middle of a Hep

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State Police investigating officer-involved shooting In Syracuse

KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police have been requested by Kosciusko County Sheriff Kyle P. Dukes to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred while serving an arrest warrant in Syracuse, IN. At approximately 4:40 p.m., on February 1, members of the Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team were assisting members of the

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Dramatic warm-up for expected after Polar Vortex

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – People in the Midwest and Northeast are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The Polar Vortex will exit soon and cities blanketed by sub-zero temperatures will experience a dramatic warm-up. Here in Fort Wayne, we will feel an almost 60-degree swing throughout the next several

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Huge swing in temperatures provide prime conditions for potholes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – We’ve gone from sub-zero temperatures to highs near 60 degrees in parts of Ohio within just a few days. Mix in some rain and snow and conditions are perfect for the formation of potholes. Potholes are a common nuisance, particularly during the winter season when the freeze/thaw cycle weakens the pavement.

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Indianapolis man survives spectacular crash with minor injuries

BATESVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that Thursday at approximately 1:20 pm, officers responded to a single vehicle crash on I-74 Eastbound near the 146-mile marker that sent an Indianapolis man to an Indianapolis area hospital for treatment of injuries. The initial investigation by Trp. Matt Holley indicated that a 2014 Kenworth tractor

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ISP investigating woman’s death at Sullivan County Jail

SULLIVAN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police are handling the investigation into a woman’s death at the Sullivan County Jail. Guards say there’s a video of the 46-year-old woman going into ‘medical distress’ inside a jail cell early Saturday morning. ISP says that Sullivan County Sheriff Clark Cottom requested assistance in the investigation.

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Huge swing in temperatures provide prime conditions for potholes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – We’ve gone from sub-zero temperatures to highs near 60 degrees in parts of Ohio within just a few days. Mix in some rain and snow and conditions are perfect for the formation of potholes. Potholes are a common nuisance, particularly during the winter season when the freeze/thaw cycle weakens the pavement.

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Ivy Tech Black History Month college, community events

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – In honor of Black History Month, Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is hosting three college and community events next month and two additional events over the course of spring semester. “BLACKKKlansman” screening and discussion 1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 6 in the Student Life Center, room 121, 3701 Dean

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One person dead after sideswiping a semi in Steuben County

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Steuben County say one person is dead after a crash Sunday evening in Steuben County. Just before 7 p.m., officers responded to SR 120 near the intersection of CR 700 N to find a 2012 Fiat 500 upside down, partially in the eastbound lane of SR 120 and

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City of Butler under boil advisory

BUTLER, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Bulter is under a boil water advisory after a water main break. It reportedly happened on North Broadway St., just north of U.S. 6, around 2:30 Sunday afternoon and it drained the city’s water tank. City officials say that the boil water advisory will be in effect until

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“Take Me to Church” singer-song-writer Hozier to play the Clyde

  Hozier (Courtesy: The Clyde Theatre) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Clyde Theatre announced Monday that it will host Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Hozier for a show in June. Hozier, who’s 2013 single “Take Me To Church” rose to global success, to the Clyde Theatre on Tuesday, June 11, 2019.Tickets for the all-ages Wasteland, Baby! Tour

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Shipshewana arrested after multi-state chase in a stolen vehicle

Aaron Joseph Schrock LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Shipshewana man was arrested Sunday after a multi-state police chase in a stolen vehicle. The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department says that officers were notified of a vehicle pursuit out of Constantine/White Pigeon, Michigan. It entered LaGrange County at State Rd 9 just north of Howe, IN. The

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Superior Court expanding “Check and Connect” program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen Superior Court has received more than $200,000 to support a program designed to keep at-risk youths in school and out of the criminal justice system. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute (ICJI) recently awarded the grant to the Allen County Juvenile Center’s “Check and Connect” program, an effort to mentor

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Saturday night shooting leaves one dead on city’s southeast side

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local police say one person is dead after a shooting on the city’s southeast side Saturday night. It was shortly after 8:30 pm Officers of the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 4400 Block of Gaywood at the corner of Gaywood and Senate in reference to a reported shooting.

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Dramatic warm-up for expected after Polar Vortex

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – People in the Midwest and Northeast are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The Polar Vortex will exit soon and cities blanketed by sub-zero temperatures will experience a dramatic warm-up. Here in Fort Wayne, we will feel an almost 60-degree swing throughout the next several

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Report: Opioid tax won’t curve the crisis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Many lawmakers, including those in Indiana, are considering an opioid tax to help curve the national crisis, but a new report suggests that might not help. Economic advisor Alex Brill says the tax will fall on big pharma, not the patients. The report, State Opioid Taxes: Economic Health Policy Implications, was

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FWCS, NACS, EACS, and SACS close to thaw bus fleet

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – After subzero temperatures canceled most Fort Wayne Schools, school buses in will not be rolling Friday. Fort Wayne Community, East Allen County, Northwest Allen County, and Southwest Allen County schools are all closed to allow for extra time for buses to thaw out. FWCS released the following statement: “Schools will

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Travel Advisory issued for Allen County Friday morning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne and surrounding areas picked up snow overnight. It fell as light and flakey snow – adding up on the roads quickly. That was on top of ice that had never thawed through our 48 hours of subzero temperatures. Several crashes and slick conditions forced Allen County to declare

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Ohio State Patrol: Fans don’t let fans drive drunk

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Super Bowl Sunday is historically a day when friends and family gather. The Ohio State Highway Patrol is urging fans to be safe this Sunday by refraining from driving while impaired. If you plan on consuming alcohol, don’t drive. Plan ahead and designate a sober driver. OSP says troopers will be cracking

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Charges possible for Indianapolis man who let his dog freeze

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Prosecutors in Indianapolis say they’re considering charges against the local man who let his dog freeze to death, then tossed it into the trash. Indianapolis police are not identifying the man, but say he admitted to leaving his dog outside Tuesday night when the temperature dropped to as cold as 35

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Indiana Republicans insist on reason for voting by mail

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Republicans at the statehouse in Indianapolis continue to want voters to give a reason why they want to vote by mail. The Indiana House’s committee on elections yesterday rejected a Democratic proposal that would allow voters to ask for a vote by mail ballot just because they want one. Republican lawmakers

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Closings and delays

School and business closings and delays for February 1, 2019. Updated at 8:01 a.m. Aboite Christian School Closed eLearning Day Adams Central Schools Closed Aldersgate Academy Closing at 8:00 AM American Legion Post 240 – Avilla Open Feb. 1st Dinner Canceled Antwerp Local Schools Closed Bethel Preschool Closed Bethlehem Food Pantry Closed Bishop Dwenger High

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Travel Advisory issued for Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne and surrounding areas picked up snow overnight. It fell as light and flakey snow – adding up on the roads quickly. That was on top of ice that had never thawed through our 48 hours of subzero temperatures. Several crashes and slick conditions forced Allen County to declare

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Closings and delays

School and business closings and delays for February 1, 2019. Updated at 8:01 a.m. Aboite Christian School Closed eLearning Day Adams Central Schools Closed Aldersgate Academy Closing at 8:00 AM American Legion Post 240 – Avilla Open Feb. 1st Dinner Canceled Antwerp Local Schools Closed Bethel Preschool Closed Bethlehem Food Pantry Closed Bishop Dwenger High

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FWCS, NACS, EACS, and SACS close to thaw bus fleet

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – After subzero temperatures canceled most Fort Wayne Schools, school buses in will not be rolling Friday. Fort Wayne Community, East Allen County, Northwest Allen County, and Southwest Allen County schools are all closed to allow for extra time for buses to thaw out. FWCS released the following statement: “Schools will

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Man arrested for dealing meth out of home and storage unit

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say one man is behind bars after a raid on a home and a storage unit. Thursday evening, members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and the Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 1014 #1/2 Huffman St. Detectives received information that

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Burst pipe, space heater cause house fire southwest of downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne family made it out safely when a fire broke out in a bathroom Thursday night. One adult and two children self-evacuated the home on the 1200 block of Wall Street just after 9:30. The fire was sparked when a water pipe burst in a bathroom near a

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School and business closings, delays

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The following schools and businesses are closed or delayed due to weather. List updated at 6:55 a.m. Aboite Christian School Closed eLearning Day Adams Central Schools Closed eLearning Day Adams Township Trustee Office Closed Thursday Advanced Disposal Services No Routes Wed. or Thurs. Adventurous Scooters Closed All God’s Children Daycare

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Midwest cold blamed for at least 9 deaths

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The once-in-a-generation cold that’s gripping the Midwest is blamed for at least nine deaths so far. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer says this is not the type of weather to take lightly. The monster blast of arctic air kept yesterday’s daytime temperatures at record lows in Chicago and a half-dozen other

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Indiana covered by national chicken nugget recall

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Check your freezer, you may need to toss out some chicken nuggets. The USDA on Tuesday announced a recall for 36 thousand pounds of nuggets from Tyson. Indiana is one of the states included in the recall. Regulators report that some people say they found blue pieces of rubber inside. The

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Investigators blaming cold for northern Indiana zebra’s death

DELPHI, Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators are blaming a northern Indiana zebra’s death on the cold. Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby says it looks like the zebra got caught in a fence yesterday, panicked, and inhaled too much bitterly cold air. Animal welfare teams say the zebra lived on a farm in Delphi and appeared to

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Indiana lawmaker backs off child work permit changes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – An Indiana lawmaker who owns a ski resort in the southeastern part of the state thought he was in the clear with his proposal to change the rules for teenage workers. State Senator Chip Perfect said the Senate Ethics Committee cleared his plan that would have eliminated work permits for teens

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Northern Indiana under Wind Chill Warning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Wind Chill Advisory is in effect for the following areas: Pulaski-Fulton IN-Whitley-Allen IN-Henry-Paulding- Including the cities of Winamac, Francesville, Medaryville, Rochester, Akron, Columbia City, Tri-Lakes, South Whitley, Fort Wayne, New Haven, Napoleon, Deshler, Liberty Center, Paulding, Antwerp, and Payne. A Wind Chill Warning means the combination of very cold

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Mayor urges caution, lays out city response to bitter cold

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry announced the City of Fort Wayne’s winter weather plan is in place and all City government departments and outside partner agencies are responding accordingly to deal with the bitter cold temperatures that are impacting the community. “I’m calling on everyone in Fort Wayne to use caution and

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Extreme cold halts Thursday garbage and recycling pick-up

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As dangerously cold temperatures continue throughout the area, garbage and recycling collection for Fort Wayne residents will not occur on Thursday. The Allen County Health Department is advising everyone to avoid exposure to the extreme temperatures, and for the safety of the workers, both Red River, and Republic Services will

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City and county offices to reopen at noon on Thursday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City of Fort Wayne and Allen County government offices will reopen at noon on Thursday, Jan. 31. Offices are closed today due to the extreme weather conditions. In addition, a Travel Watch remains in effect but will be lifted at noon on Thursday. The Travel Watch is due to the

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School and business closings, delays

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The following schools and businesses are closed or delayed due to weather. List updated at 7:52 a.m. Aboite Christian School Closed eLearning Day Academy of Fort Wayne Ballet Closed Wednesday ACD Automobile Museum Closed Adams Central Schools Closed Wednesday Adams County Circuit & Superior Court Hearings Canceled Wednesday Adams Township

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Steuben County Sheriff announces arrest of missing sex offender

Keith Adam Kappler UPDATE: The Steuben County Sheriff’s Department released the following on January 29, 2019: “On 01/29/2019 just before 10:00 am eastern time, fugitive non- compliant registered sex offender Keith Adam Kappler was located and taken into custody without incident by the US Marshals Service Great Lakes Taskforce. Kappler was found in the 3300

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Amid bitter cold, Allen Co. SPCA pays it forward for local pets

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Monday, the Allen County SPCA took to social media seeking donations to help replace the shelter’s two broken hot water heaters. Within hours, pet lovers in Fort Wayne had donated enough funds to not only replace the water heaters but also leave funds in reserve for future emergency situations.

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Amid bitter cold, Allen Co. SPCA pays it forward for local pets

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Monday, the Allen County SPCA took to social media seeking donations to help replace the shelter’s two broken hot water heaters. Within hours, pet lovers in Fort Wayne had donated enough funds to not only replace the water heaters but also leave funds in reserve for future emergency situations.

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School and business closings, delays

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The following schools and businesses are closed or delayed due to weather. List updated at 6:56 a.m. Aboite Christian School Closed eLearning Day Academy of Fort Wayne Ballet Closed Wednesday ACD Automobile Museum Closed Adams Central Schools Closed Wednesday Adams County Circuit & Superior Court Hearings Canceled Wednesday Adams Township

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USPS suspends service to Fort Wayne amid dangerous cold

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Due to the frigid and bitterly cold temperatures, the United States Postal Service announced that it won’t deliver mail in certain areas Wednesday. Zip codes 460-469, 472-475, 478, 479 in Indiana will not receive mail Wednesday. As well as 441 and 458 in Ohio. USPS posted in part the following

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Mayor urges caution, lays out city response to bitter cold

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry announced the City of Fort Wayne’s winter weather plan is in place and all City government departments and outside partner agencies are responding accordingly to deal with the bitter cold temperatures that are impacting the community. “I’m calling on everyone in Fort Wayne to use caution and

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Nine recent TinCaps ranked among MLB’s top 100 prospects

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — Nine recent TinCaps players are among Major League Baseball’s Top 100 prospects, according to MLB.com’s latest rankings. Out of Minor League Baseball’s 160 teams, no one else has had as many Top 100 prospects as Fort Wayne.   Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. headlines the list of San Diego Padres prospects who’ve played for the

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Nine recent TinCaps ranked among MLB’s top 100 prospects

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — Nine recent TinCaps players are among Major League Baseball’s Top 100 prospects, according to MLB.com’s latest rankings. Out of Minor League Baseball’s 160 teams, no one else has had as many Top 100 prospects as Fort Wayne.   Shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. headlines the list of San Diego Padres prospects who’ve played for the

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State Police K9 Officer enjoys the ‘dog days of retirement’

LOWELL, Ind. (ADAMS) – What do dogs do when they retire? Whatever they want!! After serving over ten years as Master Trooper Fred Trammel’s partner/companion and the state of Indiana, K-9 Ryker is retiring. Trammel and Rykr attended the Allen County K-9 academy from September 2008 until they graduated on December 4, 2008. Since that

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Vehicles to be towed as snow approaches

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne will begin clearing abandoned vehicles from State, Interstate and U.S. Highways in advance of the approaching weather system forecast for tonight and into tomorrow morning. Contrary to the usual practice of tagging abandoned vehicles for 24 or 72 hours, all abandoned vehicles are

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Downtown hotel hits construction milestone

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – White Lodging announced Monday the “topping off” of its new hotel in downtown Fort Wayne, signifying that the structural framework is now complete. The new 136-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Fort Wayne Downtown, immediately adjacent to Parkview Field and the Grand Wayne Convention Center, is on schedule to

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Downtown hotel hits construction milestone

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – White Lodging announced Monday the “topping off” of its new hotel in downtown Fort Wayne, signifying that the structural framework is now complete. The new 136-room Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Fort Wayne Downtown, immediately adjacent to Parkview Field and the Grand Wayne Convention Center, is on schedule to

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$60 million in unclaimed property returned to Hoosiers in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The office of Attorney General Curtis Hill says it has returned $61.01 million in unclaimed property during 2018 – $2.1 million more than the amount returned in 2017. “Our responsibility to collect, hold and disperse unclaimed property sets us apart from attorneys general across the rest of the United States,” Attorney

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Wanted man arrested in connection to Thanksgiving triple homicide

Gerald Pinkston (FWPD) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police have arrested a man charged in connection to a triple homicide on Thanksgiving of last year. 22-year-old Gerald Pinkston was arrested at his home on the 300 block of Dunbar Lane. Detectives in the Homicide Division, Gang & Violent Crimes Unit and a USMS Task Force

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School closings and delays

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – School closings and delays for January 28, 2019, as of 5:27 a.m. All God’s Children Preschool – Angola Closed Blackford County Schools 2 Hour Delay Central Noble Schools 2 Hour Delay Cole Center Family YMCA Preschool 1/2 Hour Delay DeKalb County Central Schools 2 Hour Delay DeKalb County Eastern Schools

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Fort Wayne man arrested following police chase

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A 46-year-old man from Fort Wayne was arrested Friday evening on multiple charges after he lead police a seven-mile vehicle pursuit which ended in northern Allen County. According to Trooper James Bailey, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers in DeKalb County were responding to a call of a man threatening a

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FWFD crews battle flames and temperature at barn fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fire crews battled a barn fire and frigid temperatures Wednesday morning. FWFD crews were called around 8:15 a.m. to the 8000 block of Wheelock Road where a barn was engulfed in flames. The temperature was around -15 degrees so firefighters rotated in shifts to keep warm and safe. There is

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Georgia man wanted for 4 murders captured in Indiana

POLK CO, Ga (ADAMS) – A man wanted for allegedly killing four people in Georgia is under arrest. U.S. Marshals arrested Daylon Gamble on Sunday night in Indianapolis, more than 500 miles from the scene of the murders in the city of Rockmart, Georgia. Gamble is accused of gunning down the victims at an apartment

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Indiana lawmakers look to expand state’s school buyout cap

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Principals and assistant principals could soon be held to the same rules as local school superintendents in Indiana. Lawmakers in Indianapolis say they are looking to expand the state’s law that caps school buyouts at 250 thousand dollars. The law specifically applies to school superintendents. State Senator Erin Houchin (R) wants

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Police look for man who fled Noble Co. Courthouse after hearing

Zachary Centers NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Noble County are searching for a man who fled the courthouse on foot after a hearing. Zachary Centers of Albion had a court hearing at the Noble County Courthouse Friday morning. After that hearing, he fled before security could detain him, the sheriff’s department said. Centers

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Five people in Indianapolis bar, one man arrested

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A man is in custody in connection to the shooting of five people in a bar on the east side of Indianapolis. Deputy Police Chief Valerie Cunningham says the responding officers described the scene at the bar as “pandemonium.” Thirty-eight-year-old Dejuan Brown is accused of opening fire in the 2900 block

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Police look for man who fled Noble Co. Courthouse after hearing

Zachary Centers NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Noble County are searching for a man who fled the courthouse on foot after a hearing. Zachary Centers of Albion had a court hearing at the Noble County Courthouse Friday morning. After that hearing, he fled before security could detain him, the sheriff’s department said. Centers

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Wanted man arrested in connection to Thanksgiving triple homicide

Gerald Pinkston (FWPD) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police have arrested a man charged in connection to a triple homicide on Thanksgiving of last year. 22-year-old Gerald Pinkston was arrested at his home on the 300 block of Dunbar Lane. Detectives in the Homicide Division, Gang & Violent Crimes Unit and a USMS Task Force

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Police in Steuben County search for missing sex offender

Keith Adam Kappler STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Steuben County are asking for help in finding a fugitive non-compliant registered sex offender. On the 22nd, an arrest warrant was issued by the Steuben County Circuit Court charging 56-year-old Keith Adam Kappler with one count of failure to register as a sex or violent

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Fort Wayne man arrested following police chase

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A 46-year-old man from Fort Wayne was arrested Friday evening on multiple charges after he lead police a seven-mile vehicle pursuit which ended in northern Allen County. According to Trooper James Bailey, at approximately 5:30 p.m., officers in DeKalb County were responding to a call of a man threatening a

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It’s So Cold That…

Seriously, it’s so cold that… It’s colder than MARS.  The high on Mars on Monday was 23.  Most of the Midwest and a lot of Canada couldn’t come close to that.     It’s too cold to break the law.  The police in Priceville, Alabama, and Noblesville, Indiana have both BANNED CRIME.  They put out

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Woman hurt when her car strikes pickup on snow-covered road

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – A woman was hurt when she lost control of her car on a snow-covered stretch of U.S. 6 in DeKalb County and hit a pickup truck early Monday morning. According to DeKalb County officials, it happened around 7:30 a.m. when the woman said an oncoming vehicle flashed its brights, causing

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Police search for department store thieves

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in the identification of the subjects pictured. They are suspected of thefts from several local department stores. Anyone having information on the identity or the location of the subjects are asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 437-7807 or 427-1222.

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Purdue Fort Wayne student honored for life-saving response

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) —Purdue University Fort Wayne Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer surprised a student with the One Brick Higher Award for his heroic efforts to save the life of a person in need. Noah Olson and Chancellor Ron Elsenbaumer Freshman Noah Olson received the One Brick Higher Award during a timeout of the men’s basketball

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TinCaps to host job fair at Parkview Field

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps are hosting a Job Fair at Parkview Field on Thursday, Feb. 7 (5-7:30 p.m.) and 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,

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TinCaps to host job fair at Parkview Field

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps are hosting a Job Fair at Parkview Field on Thursday, Feb. 7 (5-7:30 p.m.) and 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,

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High water forces closure for section of Paulding Road

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Highway Department says that motorists should be advised that Paulding Road is currently closed between Morgan Road and State Line Road. High water in the area has forced a full closure of the roadway. It is not clear when it should re-open. The ACHD says it will

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IN school district stands with superintendent charged with fraud

ELWOOD, Ind. (ADAMS) – An Indiana school district is standing behind a superintendent who’s being charged with fraud. Casey Smitherman of the Elwood School District was charged with insurance fraud and identity deception Wednesday. Court documents say Smitherman used her son’s insurance when she was unable to get treatment for a sick teenager because she

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Bitter cold temperatures and wind chills grip northern Indiana 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The northern half of Indiana is waking up to dangerous wind chills. The National Weather Service is leaving a wind chill advisory in place for folks from Indianapolis to the Michigan border till 1 p.m. Forecasters say wind chills could hit 20 below. Wind chills will be about 10 below

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Science Central offers free admission to federal employees

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Science Central will offer free admission to furloughed federal workers, federal contractors, and those working without pay. They say it is in an effort to join other science centers and museums around the country to help the federal employees and their families affected by the government shutdown. Science Central will

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Science Central offers free admission to federal employees

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Science Central will offer free admission to furloughed federal workers, federal contractors, and those working without pay. They say it is in an effort to join other science centers and museums around the country to help the federal employees and their families affected by the government shutdown. Science Central will

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Brenda Gerber Vincent joins Greater Fort Wayne Inc. as VP

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Brenda Gerber Vincent will join the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. team as vice president of community and corporate impact, effective Jan. 28. In this new role, Gerber Vincent will manage investor services, signature programs like Leadership Fort Wayne, advocacy efforts, communications, and more. “I am beyond excited to be joining

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Brenda Gerber Vincent joins Greater Fort Wayne Inc. as VP

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Brenda Gerber Vincent will join the Greater Fort Wayne Inc. team as vice president of community and corporate impact, effective Jan. 28. In this new role, Gerber Vincent will manage investor services, signature programs like Leadership Fort Wayne, advocacy efforts, communications, and more. “I am beyond excited to be joining

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USF hosting math competition for grades 8-12

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The University of Saint Francis will host a math competition for students in grades 8-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Achatz Hall of Science and Research Center. The American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12 B will begin at 6 p.m. with a 75-minute test in Achatz Hall on the USF

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Local human resources group to host Internship, Career Fair

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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USF hosting math competition for grades 8-12

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The University of Saint Francis will host a math competition for students in grades 8-12 on Wednesday, Feb. 13 in the Achatz Hall of Science and Research Center. The American Mathematics Competition (AMC) 10/12 B will begin at 6 p.m. with a 75-minute test in Achatz Hall on the USF

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Local human resources group to host Internship, Career Fair

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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Auburn police arrest three for counterfeit cash

  AUBURN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Three people are facing counterfeiting charges after police in Auburn Indiana say they tried to pass-off fake 100 dollar bills. Auburn police said they arrested Eleisha Morris, Ryan Bogatitus, and Dalton Smith after a weeks-long investigation. Police say all three tried to use at least one fake hundred at a

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Statewide Silver Alert issued for missing teenage girl

                    NAPPANEE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing teenage girl. The Nappanee Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Kilah Barr McLaughlin, a 14-year-old white female, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 120 pounds, blond hair with pink tips, and blue

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Indiana lawmaker pitches civics test for high schoolers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – High school students in Indiana could soon have to know about the three branches of government and how presidents are elected in order to graduate from high school. The Indiana Senate yesterday approved a civics requirement for high schoolers. State Senator Dennis Kruse says too many young people don’t know how

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Auburn police arrest three for counterfeit cash

  AUBURN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Three people are facing counterfeiting charges after police in Auburn Indiana say they tried to pass-off fake 100 dollar bills. Auburn police said they arrested Eleisha Morris, Ryan Bogatitus, and Dalton Smith after a weeks-long investigation. Police say all three tried to use at least one fake hundred at a

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ISP Fort Wayne corporal and trooper earn promotions

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has recently announced the promotions of both Corporal L. Andrew Smith and Trooper Cicely T. Gasvoda to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Smith will serve as a District Squad Leader for Troopers assigned to DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben Counties. Sergeant Gasvoda has

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ISP Fort Wayne corporal and trooper earn promotions

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has recently announced the promotions of both Corporal L. Andrew Smith and Trooper Cicely T. Gasvoda to the rank of Sergeant. Sergeant Smith will serve as a District Squad Leader for Troopers assigned to DeKalb, LaGrange, Noble and Steuben Counties. Sergeant Gasvoda has

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Mayor Henry’s State of the City address to be held February 13

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will deliver his 2019 State of the City Address at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. The Mayor’s State of the City Address is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 11:45

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AWS Foundation pledges $2 Million Arts United

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The AWS Foundation announced a $2 million gift to Arts United’s A Soaring Vision campaign to create inclusivity at Arts Campus Fort Wayne. Patti Hays, CEO of AWS Foundation, made the announcement after a simulation experience of what attending the theatre is like for people with sensory disabilities. “I would

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AWS Foundation pledges $2 Million Arts United

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The AWS Foundation announced a $2 million gift to Arts United’s A Soaring Vision campaign to create inclusivity at Arts Campus Fort Wayne. Patti Hays, CEO of AWS Foundation, made the announcement after a simulation experience of what attending the theatre is like for people with sensory disabilities. “I would

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Officials warn of solicitors claiming local school affiliation

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to exercise caution before entering into financial transactions with solicitors claiming affiliations with local schools. In recent years, the Office of the Attorney General has received multiple complaints about scams involving fraudulent sales of supposed sponsorships benefiting school programs or sports teams. On Jan.

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Public advisory regarding area ponds

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City officials are reminding residents that the ponds at Lakeside, East Swinney, Franke, and Reservoir Parks are not open for any activity, including skating, due to the unreliable quality of the ice. “Our first priority is the safety of our citizens,” said Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel. “There are

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Indiana WIC services fully available during shutdown

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program is providing services as usual during the federal government shutdown and has funding to support benefits through March. Clients are not currently experiencing any changes to their benefits because of the shutdown. Indiana WIC will continue to work with federal and state partners

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City officials issue public advisory regarding area ponds

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City officials are reminding residents that the ponds at Lakeside, East Swinney, Franke, and Reservoir Parks are not open for any activity, including skating, due to the unreliable quality of the ice. “Our first priority is the safety of our citizens,” said Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel. “There are

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Indiana State Police investigating police action shooting

PORTER CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police were requested by Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds to investigate a police action shooting involving one of his officers. Preliminary investigation reveals that at approximately 5:36 pm, this Wednesday, January 23, 2019, evening, they received a call to assist EMS with a suicidal subject that resided

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High water forces closure for section of Paulding Road

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Highway Department says that motorists should be advised that Paulding Road is currently closed between Morgan Road and State Line Road. High water in the area has forced a full closure of the roadway. It is not clear when it should re-open. The ACHD says it will

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South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg eyes 2020 presidential bid 

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Democrat Pete Buttigieg is forming an exploratory committee for a 2020 presidential bid. Wednesday, he cited some reasons for tossing his hat into the race The 37-year-old Mayor of South Bend would be the first openly gay nominee to run for the highest office. Buttigieg has touted his work

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134 more automatic external defibrillators to state police

Survivor Jeff Utzinger & Gov. HolcombJeff Utzinger, with Gov. Holcomb was saved by a Carmel police officer with an AED INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Wednesday, President and Board Members of the Bolt For The Heart (BFTH) foundation were welcomed to Governor Holcomb’s office for a personal “Thank you” for donating an additional 134 AED units

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Police searching for missing man

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are asking for help in finding Jabari B. Mbwelera. The 26-year-old went missing on January 16 and his family and friends have not heard from him since. He is 5-feet-7 and 165 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone who has information about the whereabouts of

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Mayor Henry’s State of the City address to be held February 13

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry will deliver his 2019 State of the City Address at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. The Mayor’s State of the City Address is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to arrive by 11:45

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2019 Three Rivers Festival Parade Theme: ‘The Summer of ’69’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – It was “The Summer of ‘69” when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk on the moon. It was the year of the first Three Rivers Festival, the year Midnight Cowboy and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hit the big screen, the year that half

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Science Central hosts Special Abilities Day Thursday

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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Science Central hosts Special Abilities Day Thursday

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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Shoulder closure planned for U.S. 27 in Allen County on Thursday

ALLEN CO., Ind – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that pipe liner installation is scheduled on U.S. 27 at Valentine Dicth in Allen County, on or after Thursday, Jan. 24, weather permitting. The work will result in the closure of the shoulder on U.S. 27 between Flatrock and Hoagland roads, which will allow contractors

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Shoulder closure planned for U.S. 27 in Allen County on Thursday

ALLEN CO., Ind – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that pipe liner installation is scheduled on U.S. 27 at Valentine Dicth in Allen County, on or after Thursday, Jan. 24, weather permitting. The work will result in the closure of the shoulder on U.S. 27 between Flatrock and Hoagland roads, which will allow contractors

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Foellinger Foundation grants $25,000 to Amani Family Services

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Amani Family Services has been awarded a grant in the amount of $25,000 by the Foellinger Foundation. The Foellinger Foundation Inspire Grant will be used over two years to plan and implement Amani’s new Multicultural Child Music Lab. Amani will collaborate on this program with several other organizations, including the

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Foellinger Foundation grants $25,000 to Amani Family Services

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Amani Family Services has been awarded a grant in the amount of $25,000 by the Foellinger Foundation. The Foellinger Foundation Inspire Grant will be used over two years to plan and implement Amani’s new Multicultural Child Music Lab. Amani will collaborate on this program with several other organizations, including the

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Indiana ranks 3rd on “Best and Worst States to Drive in” list

Wallet Hub puts out a list each year on the best and worst states to drive in. They look at 30 different factors that affect how nice or miserable your drive is . . . things like road conditions, gas prices, and traffic. Most of the states in the Top 10 this year are the

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Partnership announced to restore Foster Park Pavilion

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Parks of Allen County are coming together to restore Foster Park Pavilion #3. The historic stone pavilion in the Foster Park Oak Grove will be fully and accurately restored along with landscape improvements, including a new paved trail connecting the pavilion

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Indiana reaches $120M settlement with makers of hip implants

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Attorney General Curtis Hill announced today that Indiana and 45 other states reached a $120 million consent judgment with Johnson & Johnson and DePuy to resolve allegations that DePuy unlawfully promoted its metal-on-metal hip implant devices, the ASR XL and the Pinnacle Ultamet. The attorneys general allege that DePuy engaged in

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Partnership announced to restore Foster Park Pavilion

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Parks of Allen County are coming together to restore Foster Park Pavilion #3. The historic stone pavilion in the Foster Park Oak Grove will be fully and accurately restored along with landscape improvements, including a new paved trail connecting the pavilion

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City Utilities marks ten water main breaks in 30 hours

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Ten water main breaks over Monday and Tuesday kept City Utilities crews busy. Seven of the breaks occurred Monday on the Dr. Martin Luther King Day, which is a City holiday. Dispatchers called in 15 water maintenance workers to deal with breaks on Gettsburg Pike, Vance Avenue @ North Anthony

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Man crashes into utility pole trying to avoid sliding vehicle

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Waterloo man and woman were taken to a hospital after hitting a pole in DeKalb County. Officials responded to the 3200 block of County Road 19 around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday. The driver, 26-year-old Brandon Carpenter, told police he was driving north when he saw a vehicle in front of

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Man crashes into utility pole trying to avoid sliding vehicle

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Waterloo man and woman were taken to a hospital after hitting a pole in DeKalb County. Officials responded to the 3200 block of County Road 19 around 6:50 p.m. Tuesday. The driver, 26-year-old Brandon Carpenter, told police he was driving north when he saw a vehicle in front of

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Will Indiana beat the feds on expanded background checks?

MARY KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (INS) – Indiana residents in favor of stronger gun laws are optimistic that 2019 will be the year that background checks are expanded. A pair of bills have been introduced in the U.S. House and Senate (HR 8 and S. 42) that would extend the federal background check requirement to all

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Shirtless robber sought in Wolcottville

LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect in connection with a bank robbery at the Farmer’s State Bank, located in the 100 block of North Main Street in Wolcottville, which occurred during the afternoon of July 26, 2018. Investigation by State Police Detectives indicated

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Henry to officially files for fourth term as Mayor of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry officially filed to run for a fourth term as the City’s highest office holder on Tuesday. In a press conference, he detailed his vision for the city’s future saying that his administration will focus on public safety, neighborhood improvements, good stewardship of taxpayer money, and

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Student-run bakery at Ivy Tech  to open Tuesdays this spring

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Bakery at Kelty’s Kafé will open January 29 at Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne. As part of the Hospitality Administration program’s bakery merchandising class, students will make and sell baked goods and will each serve as bakery manager for one week. As the bakery manager, the students are

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Student-run bakery at Ivy Tech to open Tuesdays this spring

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Bakery at Kelty’s Kafé will open January 29 at Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne. As part of the Hospitality Administration program’s bakery merchandising class, students will make and sell baked goods and will each serve as bakery manager for one week. As the bakery manager, the students are

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Indianapolis pedestrian dies after being hit by two vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – An Indianapolis pedestrian is dead after being struck by two vehicles. Police Captain Robert Trout says it appears a woman stepped into the path of an IndyGo bus. He said the victim was walking at 34th and Dequincy Streets shortly before 7 p.m. yesterday when the incident occurred. The second vehicle

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Indiana lawmaker wants digital driver’s licenses

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A phone could soon be as good as a wallet in Indiana. State Senator Eddie Melton is pushing a plan at the statehouse that would move the state toward digital driver’s licenses. Melton wants to allow the BMV to create an app that would store a copy of your license or

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Mayor Henry, police and fire to address Fort Wayne safety

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) Mayor Henry and other local leaders are focusing on safety a news conference Tuesday. The Mayor will welcome Police Chief Steve Reed and Fire Chief Eric Lahey to look at the ways the departments handled 2019 in Fort Wayne. The Mayor’s office also says they will highlight efforts for 2019 designed

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Woman hospitalized following house fire in Brimfield

BRIMFIELD, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials out of Noble County say that one woman was hospitalized following a large fire Monday. At approximately 4:03 pm, multiple 911 calls came in advising of a structure fire in the 7000 block of N. Main Street in Brimfield. Upon arrival, responding units discovered a residential structure becoming rapidly involved

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Fort Wayne pre-school teacher fired for spanking toddler

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne pre-school teacher is out of a job after the school says she spanked a two-year-old in the classroom. Carepointe Academy Southwest says it fired the teacher and suspended another teacher for the spanking earlier this month. WPTA reports that the little boy’s father says there’s a surveillance

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School closing and delays

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – School closings and delays for January 22, 2019, as of 6:58 a.m. Antwerp Local Schools 2 Hour Delay Blackford County Schools 2 Hour Delay Bluffton-Harrison MSD 2 Hour Delay Celina City Schools and I.C. 2 Hour Delay Crestview Local Schools 2 Hour Delay DeKalb County Central Schools 2 Hour Delay

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Water main break causes tricky travel on W. Jefferson

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A water main break turned the road in front of Jefferson Pointe into a sheet of ice Monday night and created tricky travel for Tuesday’s morning commute. It happened around 9 p.m. on West Jefferson at Apple Glen Blvd. Initially, two lanes of W. Jefferson had to be closed while

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Indiana December unemployment report released

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s unemployment numbers for December have been released. The state rate stands at 3.6 percent for December and remains lower than the national rate of 3.9 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

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Police ask for help in finding rape suspect

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are asking for the public’s help to find a rape suspect. New DNA technology allowed detectives to gather a sketch likeness of the man. Detectives working on three sexual assault investigations that have occurred over a two-year time-frame spanning from September 2015 to May 2017 in southeast

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‘Winter Storm Warning’ issued

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Another round of winter weather is in the forecast for Northeastern Indiana. The National Weather Service put out a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” is for northern Indiana, southwest Michigan, and northwest Ohio. The NWS posted the following: “…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM EST /3 AM CST/ TO 7

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Noblesville church offers help to furloughed federal workers

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One Indiana church is offering some help to federal workers who are not being paid because of the partial government shutdown. Grace Church in Noblesville said over the weekend that it is opening its food pantry to anyone who has missed their government payday. The church says it’s also opening its

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Suspended Catholic school counselor speaks at women’s march

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A guidance counselor suspended from an Indianapolis Catholic school for being in a same-sex marriage is speaking out. Shelly Fitzgerald made a call for action at the Women’s March in downtown Indy on Saturday. It was the third march of its kind, with the first happening shortly after President Trump’s inauguration in

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Northern Indiana man dead after ice fishing drowning

HAMILTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Conservation police say a northern Indiana man likely drowned while ice fishing over the weekend. Officers found 45-year-old Robert Penland’s body Saturday morning, not long after they found his empty ice fishing sled. Investigators say he likely fell through the ice at Terry Lake in DeKalb County. Penland’s brother says he’s

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Northern Indiana man dead after ice fishing drowning

HAMILTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Conservation police say a northern Indiana man likely drowned while ice fishing over the weekend. Officers found 45-year-old Robert Penland’s body Saturday morning, not long after they found his empty ice fishing sled. Investigators say he likely fell through the ice at Terry Lake in DeKalb County. Penland’s brother says he’s

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Muncie man arrested after fleeing police with a child in the car

MUNCIE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a Muncie man was arrested Friday evening after he refused to stop for a traffic violation and led police on a pursuit through Muncie with a child in his car. The events started around 7:15 p.m. last evening, 1/18, when Trooper Lee Tinch clocked a white Buick

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ARCH Inc. announces free lecture series 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The ARCH Inc. announced it’s lecture series, kicking off in January with a visit to the Great Alleys of Fort Wayne. Its four following monthly installments through May cover topics ranging from a then-and-now look at Fort Wayne history to a look at the future of preservation work in our

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ARCH Inc. announces free lecture series 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The ARCH Inc. announced it’s lecture series, kicking off in January with a visit to the Great Alleys of Fort Wayne. Its four following monthly installments through May cover topics ranging from a then-and-now look at Fort Wayne history to a look at the future of preservation work in our

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Elkhart County looking to add buggy lanes

GOSHEN, Ind. (ADAMS) – There could soon be new lanes on the highway in northern Indiana. Elkhart County leaders say they’re looking to add buggy lanes to State Routes 19 and 119 near Wakarusa. There’s a large Amish population in the area, and leaders say they need to widen the highway to make room for

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Notre Dame to cover Columbus murals

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – Notre Dame University is looking to cover its Christopher Columbus paintings. The school’s president made the announcement yesterday. President Reverend John Jenkins said the world had a different view of Columbus back in the 19th century when the murals were painted. Jenkins says the modern view of Columbus, and what

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USF to hold public commemoration on MLK Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – USF officials say that in the eyes and actions of University of Saint Francis students, faculty and staff, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is “A Day On, Not a Day Off.” Community members are invited to join in the active commitment to unity and service, including the

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USF to hold public commemoration on MLK Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – USF officials say that in the eyes and actions of University of Saint Francis students, faculty and staff, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is “A Day On, Not a Day Off.” Community members are invited to join in the active commitment to unity and service, including the

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Arts United Awards to be held Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On January 19, 2019, Arts United hosts the 2019 Arts United Awards. This year, a keynote speech will be made by Patti Hays, Chief Executive Officer of AWS Foundation, featuring a special announcement and presentation from the organization. The Arts United Awards celebrate individuals and organizations that are making significant

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City Utilities: Protect your water meter and pipes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As temperatures drop to single digits, City Utilities is reminding customers that pipes and water meters can freeze causing significant damage and costly repairs. A small trickle of lukewarm water can help protect your water meter and pipes during cold temperatures. The flow should be about the diameter of a

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Mayor announces shelter services, winter weather preparedness

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry announced Friday that with leadership and help from the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services, $10,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding will go toward efforts to help provide overnight accommodations for homeless single women. With temperatures and wind chills expected

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City says crews are ready for snow

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Ahead of Saturday’s predicted snowfall, the city says it is ready. City officials report that four thousand tons of salt were ordered and delivered to the Fort Wayne Street Department this week as drivers prepare for a weekend of plowing and salting roads. Crews are prepared to plow around the

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FWPD asks for help to find robbery suspect

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police have asked for the public’s help to find a man who held up a bank last month. Police say the suspect robbed the Chase Bank located at 204 E. Pettit Ave. on December 18, 2018 at 10:54 A.M. If anyone recognizes the suspect they are asked to

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City Utilities: Protect your water meter and pipes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As temperatures drop to single digits, City Utilities is reminding customers that pipes and water meters can freeze causing significant damage and costly repairs. A small trickle of lukewarm water can help protect your water meter and pipes during cold temperatures. The flow should be about the diameter of a

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Claypool woman arrested on child pornography charges

KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A search warrant was served on the morning of January 17, 2019, that ended with the arrest of a Claypool woman on several charges. Detective Eric Fields, a member of the Indiana State Police Crimes Against Children Task Force, began an investigation several months ago after receiving a tip from

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Claypool woman arrested on child pornography charges

KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A search warrant was served on the morning of January 17, 2019, that ended with the arrest of a Claypool woman on several charges. Detective Eric Fields, a member of the Indiana State Police Crimes Against Children Task Force, began an investigation several months ago after receiving a tip from

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Claypool woman arrested on child pornography charges

KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A search warrant was served on the morning of January 17, 2019, that ended with the arrest of a Claypool woman on several charges. Detective Eric Fields, a member of the Indiana State Police Crimes Against Children Task Force, began an investigation several months ago after receiving a tip from

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Police search for man wanted after he “brutally” beat his wife

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Police out of Celina are looking for a violent offender they say is currently at large. Officials say that just before 1 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a report of domestic violence at 125 N. Enterprise St. Upon arrival officers found 38-year-old Jessica Mullins badly beaten. An adult child was with

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Police search for man wanted after he “brutally” beat his wife

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Police out of Celina are looking for a violent offender they say is currently at large. Officials say that just before 1 a.m. Friday, officers responded to a report of domestic violence at 125 N. Enterprise St. Upon arrival officers found 38-year-old Jessica Mullins badly beaten. An adult child was with

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Animal Care & Control: Protect your pets from frigid temperatures

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – With frigid temperatures in the upcoming forecast, Animal Care & Control is urging pet owners to take precautions and plan ahead. A new Fort Wayne City ordinance requires animals be brought into a temperature controlled structure when temperatures dip below 10 degrees and/or when a wind chill warning has been

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Animal Care & Control: Protect your pets from frigid temperatures

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – With frigid temperatures in the upcoming forecast, Animal Care & Control is urging pet owners to take precautions and plan ahead. A new Fort Wayne City ordinance requires animals be brought into a temperature controlled structure when temperatures dip below 10 degrees and/or when a wind chill warning has been

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Teenager injured in DeKalb County rollover crash

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Two teenagers were involved in a rollover crash in DeKalb County early Friday morning. 16-year-old Colben D. Steury of Butler was heading eastbound on SR 8 in a Ram1500 just before 12:30 a.m. He told officers he struck something and lost control of his truck on the ice-covered roadway. The

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Ossian man charged in death of girlfriend’s daughter

OSSIAN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators in Ossian say it looks like a northern Indiana man hit his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter in the head so hard, it killed her. Prosecutors in Wells County moved ahead with murder charges yesterday against 26-year-old Brent Scheiber. Police say the evidence shows that 18-month-old Kamryn Price died of a massive

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Lawmaker pitches high school sports drug tests

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) –  One lawmaker in Indianapolis wants to see high school athletes in the state take a drug test. Republican state Senator Jean Leising says there are a number of parents who agree that a drug test should be required for student-athletes. But the head of the Indiana High School Athletic Association, which

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Teenager injured in DeKalb County rollover crash

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Two teenagers were involved in a rollover crash in DeKalb County early Friday morning. 16-year-old Colben D. Steury of Butler was heading eastbound on SR 8 in a Ram1500 just before 12:30 a.m. He told officers he struck something and lost control of his truck on the ice-covered roadway. The

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TinCaps 2019 promotional schedule released

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As the Fort Wayne TinCaps gear up for Opening Night 2019 at Parkview Field on Thursday, April 4, fans now can look forward to the team’s promotional schedule, which was unveiled Thursday. The TinCaps once again will be leading the way in Minor League Baseball with 30 Postgame Fireworks Nights. The team

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TinCaps 2019 promotional schedule released

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As the Fort Wayne TinCaps gear up for Opening Night 2019 at Parkview Field on Thursday, April 4, fans now can look forward to the team’s promotional schedule, which was unveiled Thursday. The TinCaps once again will be leading the way in Minor League Baseball with 30 Postgame Fireworks Nights. The team

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Winter brings high numbers of men to The Rescue Mission

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – More than 150 men have been seeking shelter consistently each night at The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior Street). Rescue Mission Director of Emergency Services and Community Outreach, Sharon Gerig, said these are some of the highest numbers she’s ever seen. “We always expect to be crowded this time of

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Pursuit leads to an arrest on I-65

  TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say one man is under arrest after a pursuit Wednesday at approximately 6:40 p.m. on I-65 northbound near the 174-mile marker (that is about one mile south of the SR 25/175 exit) a trooper was monitoring the traffic flow and spotted a speeding vehicle which he

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Winter brings high numbers of men to The Rescue Mission

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – More than 150 men have been seeking shelter consistently each night at The Rescue Mission (301 W. Superior Street). Rescue Mission Director of Emergency Services and Community Outreach, Sharon Gerig, said these are some of the highest numbers she’s ever seen. “We always expect to be crowded this time of

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Police ask for help in finding rape suspect

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are asking for the public’s help to find a rape suspect. New DNA technology allowed detectives to gather a sketch likeness of the man. Detectives working on three sexual assault investigations that have occurred over a two-year time-frame spanning from September 2015 to May 2017 in southeast

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Ossian man charged in death of girlfriend’s daughter

OSSIAN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators in Ossian say it looks like a northern Indiana man hit his girlfriend’s 18-month-old daughter in the head so hard, it killed her. Prosecutors in Wells County moved ahead with murder charges yesterday against 26-year-old Brent Scheiber. Police say the evidence shows that 18-month-old Kamryn Price died of a massive

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Indiana could see pet abuse registry

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana could soon have an online registry for animal abusers. State Senator J.D. Ford (D-Indianapolis) says his plan would model the registry after Indiana’s sex offender registry.  Ford says anyone convicted of animal abuse, neglect, or cruelty could end up on the list.  He says the goal is to make sure

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Health officials warn of respiratory virus hitting Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local doctors and health officials are warning about a respiratory virus hitting many in the Summit City that could be dangerous, especially for infants. Representatives from Parkview Physicians Group joined this week with doctors from Lutheran Health Network and the Allen County Health Department to put out the warning to

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Mayor announces shelter services, winter weather preparedness

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry announced Friday that with leadership and help from the City of Fort Wayne’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Services, $10,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding will go toward efforts to help provide overnight accommodations for homeless single women. With temperatures and wind chills expected

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Abandoned vehicles to be towed as inclement weather approaches

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne will begin clearing abandoned vehicles from State, Interstate and U.S. Highways in advance of the approaching weather system forecast for this weekend. Contrary to the usual practice of tagging abandoned vehicles for 24 or 72 hours all abandoned vehicles are being towed. These

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Today is ‘Addison Agen Day’ in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – She has sold out the Embassy Theatre twice after singing her way to national stardom on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and last year Mayor Tom Henry declared January 17th as ‘Addison Agen Day’ in the city of Fort Wayne. THE VOICE — Season:13 — Pictured: Addison Agen — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

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Abandoned vehicles to be towed as inclement weather approaches

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne will begin clearing abandoned vehicles from State, Interstate and U.S. Highways in advance of the approaching weather system forecast for this weekend. Contrary to the usual practice of tagging abandoned vehicles for 24 or 72 hours all abandoned vehicles are being towed. These

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Today is ‘Addison Agen Day’ in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – She has sold out the Embassy Theatre twice after singing her way to national stardom on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and last year Mayor Tom Henry declared January 17th as ‘Addison Agen Day’ in the city of Fort Wayne. THE VOICE — Season:13 — Pictured: Addison Agen — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

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Mayor Henry proclaims Intestinal Malrotation Awareness Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry Tuesday visited Westview Alliance Church in southwest Fort Wayne and proclaimed Jan. 15 as Intestinal Malrotation Awareness Day in the City of Fort Wayne. Mayor Henry was joined by Mary Rasor and Andy Brown. Mary and Andy lost their infant daughter, Mya Nicole Brown, last year to

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Postal Service asks customers to clear snow and ice

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Freezing temperatures, snow, and ice over signal that winter will be with us for a while. The U.S. Postal Service is asking customers to please help our letter carriers deliver mail safely by clearing snow and ice from sidewalks, stairs, and mailboxes. “Snow and ice make delivery dangerous and slow,” said

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Long-standing community recycling service improves access

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Department of Environmental Management says it is expanding and improving access for recycling sites throughout the county. It has changed the schedule for Community Recycling Drop-off Sites with new hours for the five dropoff sites. Attendants will be Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. These five sites

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INDOT Kicks off 2019 Paint the Plow Campaign

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the kick off of its 2019 Paint the Plow campaign, a community outreach program designed to promote safety and awareness of INDOT’s Winter Operations all year long. Each INDOT District invites art classes/programs from middle and high schools to paint an INDOT snow plow blade

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Long-standing community recycling service improves access

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Department of Environmental Management says it is expanding and improving access for recycling sites throughout the county. It has changed the schedule for Community Recycling Drop-off Sites with new hours for the five dropoff sites. Attendants will be Tuesdays-Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. These five sites

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Sweetwater announces another record-setting year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Sweetwater says it experienced another record-setting year in terms of sales growth and job creation. Total sales in 2018 were $725 million, up 17% from $619 million in 2017, which was also a record-breaking year. Sweetwater’s annual total sales increases have ranged from 17% to 28% every year since 2010.

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Busiest weekend of the year for Fort Wayne visitors

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Although it’s during the seemingly slow month of January, Visit Fort Wayne says the first holiday weekend of the year is actually one of the busiest times for the city’s visitor industry. Softball, volleyball, basketball and musical performances will bring in thousands of visitors over the long weekend. This January

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Sweetwater announces another record-setting year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Sweetwater says it experienced another record-setting year in terms of sales growth and job creation. Total sales in 2018 were $725 million, up 17% from $619 million in 2017, which was also a record-breaking year. Sweetwater’s annual total sales increases have ranged from 17% to 28% every year since 2010.

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Busiest weekend of the year for Fort Wayne visitors

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Although it’s during the seemingly slow month of January, Visit Fort Wayne says the first holiday weekend of the year is actually one of the busiest times for the city’s visitor industry. Softball, volleyball, basketball and musical performances will bring in thousands of visitors over the long weekend. This January

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Search warrant of known gang house yields guns and drugs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police served a warrant at a home Tuesday evening after an ongoing investigation into gang activity there. Just after 10 p.m., Detectives with the Gang & Violent Crimes Unit, using EST, executed a search warrant at 3302 Mckinnie Ave. This address is a known criminal street gang (Mafia

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City offices to be closed on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. City officials say garbage and recycling collection will not be affected and will remain on schedule. The City will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

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FWCS Lottery to be held Friday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Community Schools lottery for all grade levels will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at the Family and Community Engagement Center, 230 E. Douglas Ave. The lottery is for those who applied to a magnet school, high school Program of Study or a school other than a child’s

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City offices to be closed on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. City officials say garbage and recycling collection will not be affected and will remain on schedule. The City will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

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Hoosier health officials emphasize ways to prevent birth defects

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) ―The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is joining with leading prenatal health organizations during National Birth Defects Prevention Month in January to increase awareness of five critical tips to reduce the chances of having a baby with a birth defect. Reducing Indiana’s infant mortality rate is a top priority for ISDH

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FWCS Lottery to be held Friday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Community Schools lottery for all grade levels will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at the Family and Community Engagement Center, 230 E. Douglas Ave. The lottery is for those who applied to a magnet school, high school Program of Study or a school other than a child’s

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Death row inmate suing Indiana, seeks to stop capital punishment

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A death row inmate is suing the state in an attempt to stop executions from being performed. Roy Lee Ward is seeking an injunction to stop capital punishment and a court ruling saying it violates Indiana’s constitution. The 46-year-old was sentenced to death in 2007 for the 2001 rape and murder

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TinCaps 2019 individual game tickets on sale Feb. 13

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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TinCaps 2019 individual game tickets on sale Feb. 13

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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Globetrotters offer free tickets to furloughed federal employees

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Here’s a perk for federal workers who aren’t on the job. The Harlem Globetrotters say any furloughed federal employee can get two free tickets to any of their games in Indiana this month. The Globetrotters made the announcement yesterday that the free ticket offer starts with Thursday’s game in St. Leon

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Today is ‘Addison Agen Day’ in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – She has sold out the Embassy Theatre twice after singing her way to national stardom on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ and last year Mayor Tom Henry declared January 17th as ‘Addison Agen Day’ in the city of Fort Wayne. THE VOICE — Season:13 — Pictured: Addison Agen — (Photo by: Paul Drinkwater/NBC)

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House Speaker Brian Bosma lays out legislative agenda

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers are laying out the priorities for the legislative season. Republican House Speaker Brian Bosma says they’re focusing on Hoosier youth and educators. Bosma says school funding and improving teacher pay are two other top priorities in the agenda. The state is trying to attract and retain teachers with several

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Traffic stop yields arrest of habitual drug offender in Mercer Co

Tyler Weitz MERCER CO., Ohio (ADAMS) – The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department says one man is now facing charges after a traffic stop Monday. Tyler Weitz was apprehended during the stop in Celina on January 14th. Mr. Weitz, age 32, Celina, was inside of the vehicle that was stopped by Sheriff’s Deputies at the request

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Ivy Tech announces spring schedule for dinner series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Special Cuisine and Classical French Cuisine classes at Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne have released the dinner series schedules for the spring semester. Students in the classes take turns preparing and serving world-cuisine themed meals for class credit in a project-based learning experience. The culinary students rotate through

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Traffic stop yields arrest of habitual drug offender in Mercer Co

Tyler Weitz MERCER CO., Ohio (ADAMS) – The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department says one man is now facing charges after a traffic stop Monday. Tyler Weitz was apprehended during the stop in Celina on January 14th. Mr. Weitz, age 32, Celina, was inside of the vehicle that was stopped by Sheriff’s Deputies at the request

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19 Rural communities to receive $10M throughout Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced that 19 rural communities received more than $10.8 million in federal grant funding. “It is important we are recognizing the impact rural communities have on our economic future. We must continue to ensure they are working to complete much-needed projects,” Crouch said. “There

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Ivy Tech announces spring schedule for dinner series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Special Cuisine and Classical French Cuisine classes at Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne have released the dinner series schedules for the spring semester. Students in the classes take turns preparing and serving world-cuisine themed meals for class credit in a project-based learning experience. The culinary students rotate through

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Off duty trooper captures wanted suspect

ELWOOD, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that a wanted man was arrested Tuesday after a break-in near an officer’s home. Pendleton Trooper Chris Noone was off duty at his home in Elwood yesterday (1/15) when a neighbor came to his door about 2:30 p.m. saying their home had been burglarized. They had called

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Holcomb gives State of the State address, talks hate crimes law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Governor Holcomb wants Indiana to have a hate crimes law. That was one of the focuses of his third State of the State address Tuesday night. Specifically, he says the state needs a law that brings enhanced charges against those fueled by biases over race, religion, and sexual orientation. Holcomb also

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Search warrant of known gang house yields guns and drugs

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police served a warrant at a home Tuesday evening after an ongoing investigation into gang activity there. Just after 10 p.m., Detectives with the Gang & Violent Crimes Unit, using EST, executed a search warrant at 3302 Mckinnie Ave. This address is a known criminal street gang (Mafia

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FWPD suspends choke hold after two officers injured

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are suspending the use of a certain kind of choke hold after two officers went to the hospital after having it used on them. The order came down yesterday. Assistant Chief Karl Niblick wrote officers to say that the Lateral Vascular Neck Restraint should only be used

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Man rescued after falling into freezing DeKalb County pond

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (ADAMS) — A man was rescued from a pond after he fell through while ice fishing. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department says their deputies responded to the 2200 block of County Road 23. When they arrived, Deputy Ben Browand found Randall Deetz in the middle of the pond submerged in water up

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Arrests made during raid of home used by the “C’s” street gang

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police served a warrant at a home Tuesday evening after an ongoing investigation into gang activity there. Just before 6 p.m., the Gang & Violent Crimes Unit (using EST) executed the search warrant at 4216 Plaza Dr. This was the result of an investigation regarding tips, surveillance, traffic

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Mayor Henry proclaims Intestinal Malrotation Awareness Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry Tuesday visited Westview Alliance Church in southwest Fort Wayne and proclaimed Jan. 15 as Intestinal Malrotation Awareness Day in the City of Fort Wayne. Mayor Henry was joined by Mary Rasor and Andy Brown. Mary and Andy lost their infant daughter, Mya Nicole Brown, last year to

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Another round of winter weather could be heading our way…

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Another round of winter weather could be hitting Northeastern Indiana. The National Weather Service put out a “Hazardous Weather Outlook” is for northern Indiana, southwest Michigan, and northwest Ohio calling for freezing drizzle throughout the day Tuesday. A glaze of ice will be possible on roadways and sidewalks. A light

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Fort Wayne man wins $4 million on Mega Millions

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man who chose his own Mega Millions numbers won a $4 million prize. The man won on a ticket he purchased at Kroger, 1125 W. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. The ticket was for the Dec. 14, 2018 drawing, and the man came forward in January to claim the

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Ohio, Indiana part of multi-state human trafficking initiative

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is collaborating with the Illinois State Police, Indiana State Police, Michigan State Police and Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking. The initiative began today and will continue through January 18. The goal is to train and educate those who are in a position

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Ohio, Indiana part of multi-state human trafficking initiative

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is collaborating with the Illinois State Police, Indiana State Police, Michigan State Police and Truckers Against Trafficking to raise awareness about human trafficking. The initiative began today and will continue through January 18. The goal is to train and educate those who are in a position

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Boil warning continues in Wolcottville following structure fire

WOLCOTTVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents in Wolcottville are under a boil water advisory following a large fire Saturday night. The RV and Home Improvement Surplus store on Main Street caught fire, sending crews scrambling to battle the blaze under the freezing temperatures, ice, and snow. It took hours to put out the fire in the

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Noblesville PD goes viral with hilarious and heartwarming video

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officers in Noblesville are going viral after posting a heartwarming video on the department’s Facebook page. The Police Department posted that officers were called to kids sled riding in dangerous conditions. However, when they checked it out – they determined that not only was the hill safe but also a heck

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Fort Wayne native to appear on Wheel of Fortune

Danielle Frecker FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Another Fort Wayne native will be in the national spotlight. Danielle Frecker will appear on an upcoming episode of Wheel of Fortune on CBS (WANE-TV), January 24. The Concordia graduate took to social media to make the cheerful announcement saying in part, “Now that I can officially say

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Lawmakers give preliminary okay to new elder abuse registry

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – There could soon be a list of people convicted of abusing the elderly in Indiana. Lawmakers in Indianapolis yesterday gave their first okay to a plan that would create an online Elder Abuse Registry. It would work similar to the sex offender registry in that a conviction for certain crimes would

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Fort Wayne man wins $4 million on Mega Millions

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man who chose his own Mega Millions numbers won a $4 million prize. The man won on a ticket he purchased at Kroger, 1125 W. State Blvd., Fort Wayne. The ticket was for the Dec. 14, 2018 drawing, and the man came forward in January to claim the

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Governor Holcomb to deliver the ‘State of the State’

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’ governor is ready to unveil his vision for the state for the next year. Governor Eric Holcomb will deliver his State of the State speech tonight at 7 p.m. The Governor has already talked about spending more money on child welfare and public schools. The governor says his speech will

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Indiana steps up efforts to fight food insecurity during shutdown

MARY KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (INS) – With the federal government shutdown in its fourth week, state and federal leaders, along with hunger-fighting groups, are working to ensure struggling Hoosiers are able to put food on the table. The new sign for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) “We Welcome SNAP Benefits”. USDA photo 10di1363-15 Under

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Delphi investigators aware of similarities Union City suspect

Charles Eldridge (Randolph County) DELPHI, Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators in the Delphi murder case say they know that a man arrested on molestation charges in Union City looks like the picture of their suspect. But investigators are telling people not to jump to any conclusions. People started flooding police with comments after 46-year-old Charles Eldridge’s

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Fort Wayne Police close 15-year-old cold case

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are closing the book on a 15-year-old murder. Investigators say the suspect in Joshua Salyer’s 2003 shooting death has died. Officers say Salyer died after being shot over a 30 dollar debt just three days before Thanksgiving. Police say Lawton Carter Jr. was considered a suspect for

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Silver Alert issued for missing Delaware County man

DELAWARE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of Michael G. Keller, a 70 year old white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 205 pounds, gray hair with blue eyes, last seen wearing a royal blue and gold Delta High School letterman’s jacket, a gray t-shirt, blue jeans, tan

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Indiana FSSA: February food stamps to be issued this week

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Those on food stamps in Indiana should get their next round of benefits before the end of the week. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration, which manages the SNAP program in the state, said the USDA is releasing benefits early because of the partial government shutdown. But the FSSA is

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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 1. In what Indiana city will you find the Vice

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Traffic stop yields meth, pills, and a pistol on I-70

HENRY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a Monday night traffic stop on I-70 for an equipment violation landed two men in jail on felony drug dealing charges. Around 11:30 p.m. Trooper J.T. Burns was sitting in the median of I-70 around the 116-mile marker when he saw an eastbound Chevy Impala drive

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Applications now open for Indiana Quick Impact Placebased Grants

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced that the Quick Impact Placebased Grant Program, a matching grant program designed to fund creative projects that spark community-wide conversations, is open for applications. “This grant allows for communities to be innovative and creative when transforming a gathering place or bring energy

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‘Talk to a Lawyer’ event offers free legal help Monday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana in conjunction with the Indiana State Bar Association will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” a program to provide free legal consultations for those who cannot afford counsel. The program will be Monday, January 21, 2019, as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin

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‘Talk to a Lawyer’ event offers free legal help Monday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Volunteer Lawyer Program of Northeast Indiana in conjunction with the Indiana State Bar Association will sponsor “Talk to a Lawyer Today,” a program to provide free legal consultations for those who cannot afford counsel. The program will be Monday, January 21, 2019, as an annual tribute to Dr. Martin

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Fort Wayne man arrested in New York road rage incident

Chad Rickard (New York State Police) LIVERPOOL, N.Y., (ADAMS) – Police in New York say a Fort Wayne man pulled a gun on another driver as they were driving across that state last week. Troopers arrested 30-year-old Chad Rickard from Fort Wayne on Friday. Authorities say he pointed a gun at another driver in a

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DeKalb County man wanted on multiple felony offenses arrested

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that a wanted man from DeKalb County was apprehended Thursday. Just before 3:30 p.m. detectives located Timothy Johnson, 27, of Garrett, Indiana who was wanted on an active warrant for multiple felony offenses. When Detectives conducted a traffic stop, Johnson pulled over and fled on foot into

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Fort Wayne man arrested in New York road rage incident

Chad Rickard (New York State Police) LIVERPOOL, N.Y., (ADAMS) – Police in New York say a Fort Wayne man pulled a gun on another driver as they were driving across that state last week. Troopers arrested 30-year-old Chad Rickard from Fort Wayne on Friday. Authorities say he pointed a gun at another driver in a

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USPS passport services still available during shutdown

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. (ADAMS) – The U.S. Postal Service in Indiana says that passport facilities will continue to provide services as normal during the federal government shutdown. The U.S. State Department is still processing passport applications, the agency announced last week. Processing times remain 4-6 weeks for routine service and 2-3 weeks for expedited service. Passport

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DeKalb County man wanted on multiple felony offenses arrested

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that a wanted man from DeKalb County was apprehended Thursday. Just before 3:30 p.m. detectives located Timothy Johnson, 27, of Garrett, Indiana who was wanted on an active warrant for multiple felony offenses. When Detectives conducted a traffic stop, Johnson pulled over and fled on foot into

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Winter weather forces full yellow truck deployment by INDOT 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation put out a full call-out of #YellowTrucks in northeast Indiana to battle the snow over the weekend. The Fort Wayne District, servicing 17 counties in Northeast Indiana, had crews working 12-hour shifts to clear and treat the roadways. They also reminded motorists of the best

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Winter weather forces full yellow truck deployment by INDOT 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation put out a full call-out of #YellowTrucks in northeast Indiana to battle the snow over the weekend. The Fort Wayne District, servicing 17 counties in Northeast Indiana, had crews working 12-hour shifts to clear and treat the roadways. They also reminded motorists of the best

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University of Saint Francis announces Spring Lecture Series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The University of Saint Francis announced four speakers and topics for the Philosophy/Theology Spring Lecture Series. The lectures and their dates and times: “What is Truth? The Christian Nature of Reality” by Dr. T. Alexander Giltner, assistant professor of theology, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31. “Faith, Reform, and Mission When

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University of Saint Francis announces Spring Lecture Series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The University of Saint Francis announced four speakers and topics for the Philosophy/Theology Spring Lecture Series. The lectures and their dates and times: “What is Truth? The Christian Nature of Reality” by Dr. T. Alexander Giltner, assistant professor of theology, at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 31. “Faith, Reform, and Mission When

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ISP looking for a regional dispatcher in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for a Regional Dispatcher at the Fort Wayne Post to staff the Regional Dispatch Center which operates out of that facility. Successful applicants must be able to receive, record, disseminate and accurately dispatch information to police personnel, other law enforcement agencies, and other

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ISP looking for a regional dispatcher in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for a Regional Dispatcher at the Fort Wayne Post to staff the Regional Dispatch Center which operates out of that facility. Successful applicants must be able to receive, record, disseminate and accurately dispatch information to police personnel, other law enforcement agencies, and other

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Noblesville PD goes viral with hilarious and heartwarming video

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officers in Noblesville are going viral after posting a heartwarming video on the department’s Facebook page. The Police Department posted that officers were called to kids sled riding in dangerous conditions. However, when they checked it out – they determined that not only was the hill safe but also a heck

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4 behind bars after search for wanted person in LaGrange Co

LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials out of LaGrange County say that four people are behind bars after the search of a home where a wanted suspect was reported. On Thursday, just before 1 p.m., the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was notified that Wanted Person Jeremy W Tuttle was located at 11990 E 600 S,

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4 behind bars after search for wanted person in LaGrange Co

LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials out of LaGrange County say that four people are behind bars after the search of a home where a wanted suspect was reported. On Thursday, just before 1 p.m., the LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department was notified that Wanted Person Jeremy W Tuttle was located at 11990 E 600 S,

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Fort Wayne native to appear on Wheel of Fortune

Danielle Frecker FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Another Fort Wayne native will be in the national spotlight. Danielle Frecker will appear on an upcoming episode of Wheel of Fortune on CBS (WANE-TV), January 24. The Concordia graduate took to social media to make the cheerful announcement saying in part, “Now that I can officially say

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Structure fire forces boil warning in Wolcottville

WOLCOTTVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents in Wolcottville are under a boil water advisory following a large fire Saturday night. The RV and Home Improvement Surplus store on Main Street caught fire, sending crews scrambling to battle the blaze under the freezing temperatures, ice, and snow. It took hours to put out the fire in the

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One man left critical after stabbing

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local police say one man is in critical condition after being stabbed Saturday. Just before 10:30, officers responded to the 1200 block of St. Joseph Blvd. reference a stabbing investigation. Officers arrived on scene and located an adult male victim inside a residence. The victim was conscious and appeared to

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FWPD searching for bank robbery suspect

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police are on the hunt for a robbery suspect. Officials say he held up the Flagstar Bank in the 900 block of West State Friday afternoon around 4 p.m. Initial information Officers received while responding was that a black male had produced a note and handed it to

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Mayor Henry honors Bud and Jean Mendenhall’s work in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry today welcomed Bud and Jean Mendenhall as guests to the Mayor’s office and proclaimed Thursday, Jan. 10 as Bud and Jean Mendenhall Day in the City of Fort Wayne. The Mendenhall’s have been neighborhood leaders and community advocates for more than 30 years. They recently announced their

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State settles with Fiat Chrysler over environmental improprieties

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Attorney General Curtis Hill announced that Indiana, as a member of a coalition of states, has reached landmark settlements with Fiat Chrysler and supplier Robert Bosch. These settlements provide for combined civil-penalty payments of approximately $2.5 million to Indiana and more than $171 million to 52 jurisdictions nationwide. Bosch supplied and

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Old Dominion postpones February show at the Coliseum

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Acclaimed country band Old Dominion have postponed their show at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, February 16. The postponement is due to frontman Matthew Ramsey needing leg surgery that could not be delayed. The new show date is Thursday, May 2. Old Dominion frontman Matthew Ramsey said

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‘Signing Day’ for FWCS graphic design, IT students

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Several students completing the Graphic Design, IT and Welding at FWCS’ Career Academy are participating in ‘signing day’ Friday. Twelve students from Graphic Design, Information Technology and Welding programs will be recognized as they sign with the following companies: SDI, Sweetwater, Ash Brokerage, 3R Interactive, Region 8 ESC, Give Hear, Advanced

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Savor Fort Wayne runs through the 20th

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – It’s that time of year when the sweet smells of Fort Wayne’s finest in cuisine are on display during ‘Savor Fort Wayne’.  Starting January 9th, over 50 Fort Wayne restaurants will offer three-course, value-priced menus during the fifth annual Savor Fort Wayne. Savor will from January 9th through the 20th

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U.S. Postal Service issues first stamp of 2019

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The U.S. Postal Service celebrates the joys of love with the latest stamp in the popular Love series, the Hearts Blossom Forever stamp. “The Love stamp is traditionally released in time for Valentine’s Day, but it can be used to deliver love for any reason in any season,” said U.S. Postal

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Padres Announce 2019 TinCaps Coaching Staff  

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — The San Diego Padres announced the coaching staffs for their minor league affiliates for the 2019 season, and for the first time in Fort Wayne’s 27-year franchise history, the TinCaps will return their entire coaching staff from one season to the next. Anthony Contreras, 35, is set to manage the

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For the First Time – a Woman Will Officiate an NFL Playoff Game

This weekend, Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to officiate an NFL playoff game.  She’s on the crew that’s working Sunday’s divisional game between the L.A. Chargers and the New England Patriots. Of course, Sarah isn’t new.  The NFL hired her back in 2015.  She was the league’s first full-time female official . . . and before that

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Getting it on at First Sight Could Make for a Better Relationship

Here’s the hottest new first date activity, according to science:  Saying hi to each other, then GETTING-IT-ON. According to a new study out of the University of Rochester in New York, having “sex at first sight” can actually lead to a STRONGER relationship. Why?  They found that there’s more of a link between sexual attraction

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1 in 9 Women Would Dump Their Partner for More Free Time Each Day

Is your wife or girlfriend only keeping you around to do chores and make her life easier?  Apparently, there’s a 1 in 9 chance the answer is yes . . . A new survey asked women what they’d do to have a little more free time each day.  And 11% would DUMP their husband or

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Why You Should Actually Start Your New Year’s Resolution in March

We’re 11 days into the New Year, and chances are you’ve already slipped up on your New Year’s resolution, if not thrown in the towel completely. But it might be okay.  According to a psychology professor at the University of Texas at Austin, we should actually start our resolutions for 2019 on March 4th. Yeah,

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Double Dipping Versus the Five-Second Rule . . . Which Is Worse?

If you double dip a chip, you contaminate the bowl of dip with bacteria.  If you drop food on the ground, pick it up, and eat it thanks to the five-second rule, it’s also got bacteria on it.  But which of those moves is RISKIER? According to a new study by a food scientist .

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NBC News Radio – The Latest: 800,000 to miss paychecks

Hundreds of thousands of federal employees will see their first missed paycheck under the government shutdown. While Donald Trump says he is eyeing a “national emergency” to get his wall. This is the latest news. Here is Lisa Carter.

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Fort Wayne Police mourn the loss of retired K9 officer

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is mourning the loss of one of its former K9 officers. Officer Gary Griffith’s partner K9 Bullet passed away this morning at approximately 08:40 Thursday. K9 Bullet was born July 3, 2006. She joined the ranks of the Fort Wayne Police K9 Unit on May

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Residents give feedback on Riverfront Fort Wayne’s next steps

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Area residents gathered at the Grand Wayne Center Thursday evening to offer their ideas for the next phases of Riverfront Fort Wayne. During the meeting, residents learned about the progress being made to design Riverfront Fort Wayne beyond Promenade Park. The next steps include creation of a comprehensive riverfront neighborhood

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Holcomb targets child welfare, education with budget increases

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s governor wants to spend more than a half-billion dollars more on child welfare and public education in his next state budget. Governor Eric Holcomb yesterday said he wants to increase spending at the Department of Child Services by 300 million dollars. Holcomb is also asking lawmakers for over 400 million

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DVR alert! Here’s what’s on TV this weekend

Did you know Americans watch the most TV? Of course we do – with like 300 different networks producing so many original shows it’d literally be impossible to find enough time to watch all of ’em. But we’re gonna try. According to a study, people in North America watch more TV than anyone else in the

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Fun facts and strange news

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Here are some fun facts to help get you through the day and look like the most informed person at the water cooler. – George Lucas originally wanted Tom Selleck to play Indiana Jones . . . but Selleck was already committed to “Magnum, P.I.” – “I Love Lucy” was originally sponsored by Philip Morris,

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USF to hold public commemoration on MLK Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – USF officials say that in the eyes and actions of University of Saint Francis students, faculty and staff, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday is “A Day On, Not a Day Off.” Community members are invited to join in the active commitment to unity and service, including the

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Health officials raise awareness of cervical cancer, prevention

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is working with partners to educate Hoosiers about prevention of cervical cancer as part of National Cervical Health Awareness Month. Each year, an average of 264 new cases of cervical cancer are diagnosed in Indiana and 88 cervical cancer-related deaths occur among Indiana women. “Cervical

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Indiana families struggling during government shutdown

MADELAINE BRAGGS   INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (NBC) – Many Indiana families are worried about paying their bills and putting food on the table during this government shutdown. Kirsten Anderson from Indianapolis says working for the U.S. Customs Service without pay makes her feel stressed in addition to unappreciated. Anderson says while her husband also has a

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Indiana Dairy Farmers: Ten percent of farms closed in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Dairy farmers in Indiana say 2018 was a rough year. The Indiana Dairy Producers yesterday said that about ten percent of the state’s dairy farms closed last year. The Dairy Producers’ Doug Leman says there are a lot of reasons why including that people don’t drink as much milk as they

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Columbia City woman sentenced to 60 years for killing ex-husband

WABASH, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Huntington Herald-Press reports that a Columbia City woman is heading to prison for 60 years for killing her ex-husband and shooting his new wife. A Wabash County judge yesterday sentenced 34-year-old Tiffany Chapman-Lane to six decades behind bars for the 2017 shooting that left her ex dead. Chapman-Lane pleaded guilty

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Fire destroys E. Tillman storage facility

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – While local police were busy during Wednesday’s commute, fire crews were busy battling a large fire off East Tillman. The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the UStore at 826 E. Tillman Rd. Upon arrival, crews found one of the storage buildings with heavy fire and smoke coming from it.

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AWS Foundation plans special announcement at Arts United Awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On January 19, 2019, Arts United hosts the 2019 Arts United Awards. This year, a keynote speech will be made by Patti Hays, Chief Executive Officer of AWS Foundation, featuring a special announcement and presentation from the organization. The Arts United Awards celebrate individuals and organizations that are making significant

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Coroner identifies victim in US 30 crash

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (ADAMS) – During Wednesday morning’s snowy commute there were dozens of accidents reported in Allen County. Fort Wayne police reported 33 crashes but only three injuries, none of which were serious. However, a crash in New Haven around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday claimed the life of a Michigan man. Police and EMS reported

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Rural Indiana communities recognized for collaboration

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs recognized more than 70 rural Indiana communities who collaboratively shaped and executed their vision for their communities in 2018. “By working together, these communities provided unique and impressive changes to their local parks, walkways, main streets and economic developments,” Crouch said. “In partnership

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“Beer O’Clock” Is Officially 6:31 P.M. on Friday

I kind of like the phrase “beer o’clock” . . . it’s like, “hey, it’s not MY fault I’m drinking right now, even if I didn’t want to I have to because it’s beer o’clock.” Anyway, a new study released by Founders Brewing actually figured out when beer o’clock really is.  And the consensus is

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Why You Should Never Use Mouthwash After Brushing Your Teeth

It turns out when you use your mouthwash matters. Clement Seeballuck and Professor Nicola Innes, pediatric dentists at the University of Dundee, writing in The Conversation, explain that most of the benefit one gains from brushing comes from the toothpaste used, as brushing gets rid of the plaque on your teeth, but fluoride can fix

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Would You Let Amazon Deliver Your Package Inside Your Garage?

Package swiping seems to be becoming a larger problem, and Amazon is looking for new ways to combat the issue. The company’s latest plan would involve dropping off packages inside your garage.   Amazon announced the service, called Key for Garage, at this year’s CES. Rohit Shrivastava, GM of Key by Amazon said in a

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You can now put bacon on a Big Mac, Quarter Pounder, or Fries

Have you dropped your New Year’s resolution to diet yet? Because McDonald’s is adding bacon to the menu. A press release from the fast food giant reads, “People love bacon, and they love our iconic Big Mac, fresh beef Quarter Pounder burgers and World-Famous Fries, so we had to see what would happen if we

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Every State’s Most Popular Condiment

Do you have a favorite condiment you dump on everything?  Like whether you’re having fries, salad, or wings, you’ve gotta have ranch on hand? The product-ratings website Influenster.com went through about 50,000 reviews to see which condiments Americans are currently obsessed with.  And they came up with the top condiment in all 50 states. It’s

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Four Stats That Show the World Is Becoming a Better Place

It’s easy to be a pessimist.  Almost too easy these days.  But a set of charts is going viral that shows how the world is actually becoming a better place.  Here are four stats that show how it’s happening . . .   Life expectancy continues to rise.  It’s leveled out in the U.S. and

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Someone Invented the “Pizza Fork” (and I want to thank them)

Courtesy: Kickstarter   I don’t know anyone who eats their pizza with a FORK, but I suppose those people are out there.  And now there’s a brand-new tool for them . . . and literally no one else. There’s a Kickstarter going right now for an invention called the PIZZA FORK. And basically, it’s a pizza cutter

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Motley Crue Fan Blames “Kickstart My Heart” for Speeding Ticket

Even when Canadians are busted breaking the law, they’re somehow STILL charming. Cops in Manitoba pulled over a guy for going 90 miles-per-hour, and when they asked for an explanation, he said he couldn’t help it, because “Kickstart My Heart“ by MOTLEY CRUE came on the radio. And it wasn’t B.S.  The cop knew he was telling the truth

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The latest from NBC News Radio: Trump heads to the border

President Trump will get a close look at the southern border today. The government shutdown is hitting some of America’s veterans hard while some Republicans are looking for a solution. This is the latest news. Here’s Mark Mayfield.

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Anti-smoking advocates tout new cigarette tax poll

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The folks who want to see people in Indiana smoke less say their new poll shows a lot of support for a new cigarette tax increase. Tobacco Free Indiana yesterday said their poll shows 70 percent of people in the state are okay with a two-dollar-per-pack cigarette tax increase. Right now,

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DVR alert! Here’s what’s on TV tonight

Did you know Americans watch the most TV? Of course we do – with like 300 different networks producing so many original shows it’d literally be impossible to find enough time to watch all of ’em. But we’re gonna try. According to a study, people in North America watch more TV than anyone else in the

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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: Fort Wayne Mad Ants Friday, January 11 Memorial Coliseum The Fort Wayne Mad Ants are in town versus the Erie Bayhawks this Friday. Tip-off is 7 pm for a

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Lafayette police officer shoots another officer

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Lafayette police officer accidentally shot another officer during an investigation at an apartment on 9th Street Tuesday morning. Lieutenant Brian Phillips says Officer Lane Butler is in serious, but stable condition at a local hospital. Butler was injured when a dog attacked her and two others during their search for

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Indiana joins $1.5M Neiman Marcus settlement in 2013 data breach

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Office of Indiana’s Attorney General announced that the Neiman Marcus Group LLC has agreed to pay $1.5 million and implement new policies to resolve an investigation by 43 states and the District of Columbia into the 2013 breach of customer payment card data at 77 Neiman Marcus stores in the

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Science Central opens Heart Smart exhibition Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Science Central will open the next touring exhibition, Heart Smart, on Saturday, Jan. 12. This temporary exhibition will teach visitors about making everyday choices to improve heart health. Stations in the exhibition will focus on light exercise, relaxation, how to reuse and conserve food, reduce waste, organ donation, and more.

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Morning snow makes for slick conditions on Wednesday’s commute

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Slick roads led to multiple crashes and slide-offs throughout the area Wednesday morning. Around 6 a.m., reports starting coming in from DeKalb, Noble, and LaGrange Counties of extremely slick conditions and multiple slide-off crashes. By 6:30 a.m., heavy snowfall blanketed Fort Wayne. There were reports of visibility problems in areas

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Byron Health to host Francine’s Friends mobile mammography coach

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Byron Health Center will host another visit from the Francine’s Friends Mobile Mammography coach on Friday, January 25th. The coach brings high-quality, life-saving mammography screening to women across northeast Indiana at locations convenient to their homes or workplaces. The program is a partnership between Francine’s Friends, Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Find out what’s next for Riverfront Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents are invited to learn about what’s next for Riverfront Fort Wayne during a public meeting set for this Thursday, January 10, 2019, 6 to 8 p.m. at the Grand Wayne Center in the Anthony Wayne Ballroom. During the meeting, residents will learn about the progress being made on phases

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Albion authors plan fire photo book

ALBION, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two Albion authors are going local for their newest book, and they’re looking for some photographic help. Mark and Emily Hunter Mark and Emily Hunter want to collect as many photographs as they can relating to the Albion Volunteer Fire Department for a new book, which they hope to have out

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Dad Invents App that ‘Forces’ Children to Call Their Parents Back

It seems like since the invention of the phone kids have had issues returning the phone calls of their parents, but now one Dad is working on changing that. Nick Herbery of West Wickham, England, has created an app called ReplyASAP that ‘takes over’ a person’s phone until they have responded to a message they’ve

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Your Colleagues Don’t Care Whether It’s the Flu or a Cold

It’s that lovely time of year when germs are seemingly everywhere. So how long should you stay home sick if you think you have something? Quartz reports if it’s the flu you will probably be contagious for seven days, even if your symptoms go away more quickly. As for a cold, that’s more up for

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Raised dump truck bed causes crash, snarling traffic on I-69

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (ADAMS) – A dump truck crash on I-69 snarled Tuesday morning traffic in DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department says a call came in around 6 a.m. for the crash in the southbound lanes of I-69 near mile marker 338. A Volvo dump truck driven by Stan G. Richardson of Fremont

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Ohio senator enters temporary workers fight at FW GM plant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The tensions over temporary workers at Fort Wayne’s GM plant are expanding outside of Fort Wayne. Ohio U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown yesterday released a statement that said GM’s decision to keep temporary workers on the job in Fort Wayne is corporate greed at its worst. Brown and the United Auto

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Bridge maintenance on I-469 in Allen County starts Tuesday

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that bridge maintenance will result in overnight lane restrictions on Interstate 469, in both directions, between mile marker 29 to 31, in the City of Fort Wayne. Beginning on or after Tuesday, Jan. 8, the left lane and left shoulder are scheduled to be

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Stellar Communities Program now accepting letters of intent

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs announced Monday that submissions are open for communities to submit letters of intent for the Stellar Communities Program. Beginning in January 2018, the program evolved into to a regional partnership design which emphasizes collaboration in planning efforts between neighboring towns, cities and counties.

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‘Signing Day’ for FWCS automotive students

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Several students completing the FWCS Career Academy Automotive Program will participate in a signing day Tuesday at Tom Kelley Buick GMC. The students were chosen for the dealership’s internship program after completing an application and interview process in November. Students will be signing their pay plan, job description and affiliation

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The Lutheran Foundation donates $1.5M to the Rescue Mission

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Lutheran Foundation presented a $1.5M check to The Rescue Mission on Monday, January 7, 2019, completing the leadership phase of the Mission’s City on a Hill: Building Relocation & Expansion Capital Campaign. The Rescue Mission will move into the public phase of the campaign this spring. “It’s inspiring to

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Douglass joins Allen Superior Court Civil Division bench

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Michael T. Douglass, a Fort Wayne native and graduate of the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, has been named a Magistrate in the Allen Superior Court Civil Division. Douglass, 40, is currently an attorney with the law firm of Eilbacher Fletcher LLP. He also serves as a deputy Allen County

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State Republicans say they want to move school money for teachers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Republicans at the Indiana statehouse want to get more money to the state’s teachers by shifting it away from local school administrators. Lawmakers yesterday unveiled a plan that would set a target for local schools to spend 85 percent of their money from the state on teachers and classroom costs. Nothing

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Coliseum issues traffic advisory for Bob Seger concert

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 Tuesday, January 15 for Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band’s “Roll Me Away Final Tour.” A capacity crowd is expected for the concert, scheduled to begin

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InstaIndiana winners revealed

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced the winners of the InstaIndiana online voting contest. With locations in the voting list covering all types of places to explore in Indiana like parks, agritourism destinations, wineries, outdoor recreation places, sports venues, downtowns, museums, and zoos, here is the list of the top ten most Instagram-worthy

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Lutheran Life Villages renovation adds feeling of home

Courtesy: Mosaic Building Solutions FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A recently completed a renovation project for Lutheran Life Villages aimed at making it feel more like home for residents. Mosaic Building Solutions did the work on the new Memory Care Neighborhood in the facility on Anthony Boulevard in Fort Wayne. Three resident rooms were removed

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FWPD search for ‘person of interest’ in July homicide

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Detectives investigating the homicide of Michael Carter who was shot and killed on July 29, 2018 at approximately 1:51 a.m. at the American Legion Post located in the 700 block of E. Lewis Street is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the subject captured in the attached surveillance photograph.

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TinCaps hiring for 2019 season

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – With Opening Night on deck, the Fort Wayne TinCaps are hiring for the 2019 season at Parkview Field. Every year the TinCaps hire approximately 600 part-time staff to work in a variety of roles around the ballpark (see below). Those interested can apply online at TinCapsJobs.com. Applications (printable PDF form

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Florida man arrested for threatening Tyler Trent’s mother online

DELTONA, Fla. (ADAMS) – A Florida man is looking at charges after investigators say he threatened to kill Purdue superfan Tyler Trent’s mother. Investigators in Indiana and Florida say 39-year-old John Pinkham used fake names online to threaten Trent’s mother. Trent passed away last week after a long battle with cancer. Pinkham is in jail

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Lawsuit filed over Noble County jail suicide

ALBION, Ind. (ADAMS) – The partner of a gay man who killed himself in Noble County’s jail is now suing the county. Markus Middleton’s partner filed a wrongful death suit last week. Middleton hanged himself in jail back in 2017 while being held on misdemeanor charges. The lawsuit says Middleton was bipolar and depressed but

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Hoosier history highlights for this week

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 1. Name the World War II hero who was sworn

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Hoosier health officials eye mental healthcare for rural areas

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is launching a program to help attract mental healthcare providers to rural areas of the state where more services are needed. The program will provide an incentive for psychiatrists, alcohol, and substance use counselors and practitioners in related disciplines to practice in a specific,

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Man critically wounded in stabbing

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One man is in critical condition after being stabbed Saturday night. Around 10:30, officers responded to the 2800 block of Drexel Avenue reference a battery investigation. Dispatch received additional information indicating a subject had been stabbed. Officers arrived on scene and located a male/adult victim lying in the middle of

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Bagged leaf collection extended in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The second pass for leaves raked to the curb finished last week, but the Street Department is extending leaf pick up for residents with bagged leaves, through Friday, January 11, 2018. Residents who have the paper biodegradable leaf bags should call 311 to schedule a pick-up. Bags will be picked

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Fort Wayne Police celebrate promotions for four officers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Police Department will be promoting three officers to the merit rank of sergeant and a sergeant to the rank of captain. Sgt. John Nichter, Sgt. Christopher Felton, Sgt. Jeremy Webb, Capt. Juan Barrientes. Sergeant Juan Barrientes Commissioned November 15, 1999 Officer Jeremy I. Webb Commissioned May 27,

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Indiana lawmakers working to raise child hunger awareness

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers are working to raise awareness about child hunger. House Speaker Brian Bosma says too often when children leave school, they’re unsure about when they’ll eat again. Congressional leaders have teamed up with the Salvation Army to host a food drive and over 70 backpacks filled with child-friendly meals have

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‘Trucks Park Here’ aims to make Indiana interstates safer

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced the launch of the Trucks Park Here system Friday, a multi-state, regional effort to make interstate travel safer by creating a network of safe, convenient parking areas for truckers with the ability to collect and share real-time parking availability with drivers through dynamic message signs,

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Missouri man dies in single-vehicle crash on I-69

MADISON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that a Missouri man was killed in a semi crash on I-69 Thursday night. Around 11:20 p.m., troopers were called to I-69 southbound, in the area just south of the 223-mile marker, for a report of a semi off the right side of the roadway. Troopers

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UAW wants a federal judge to replace temporary GM workers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The United Auto Workers wants a federal judge to order pink slips for some workers at the plant in Fort Wayne. The union yesterday filed a lawsuit to have a judge force GM to lay off about a thousand temporary workers, to make way for full-time workers who are being

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Holcomb plans to be “uber” involved in hate crime legislation

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb says he’s going to be as involved with the state’s proposed hate crime legislation as anyone else. Holcomb told reporters at the statehouse yesterday that he plans to be ‘uber’ involved in the negotiations. The governor said he wants to get Indiana on to “the right list”

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Choking driver causes crash on I-65

                    TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that Wednesday at approximately 10:30 a.m. on I-65 northbound near the 174 mile marker (that is approximately one mile south of the SR 25/175 exit) a semi driver loses consciousness chocking on a piece of candy

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Hoosier health officials urge residents to test for radon

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Radon, a radioactive gas that occurs naturally in most soil, is the second-leading cause of lung cancer and the number one cause among non-smokers. It is responsible for more than 20,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates. January is National

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What to do if winter weather damages to your home or car

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The cold winter season is here and with it often comes personal injuries on ice and an increase in automobile accidents due to slick conditions on the roads. The Indiana Department of Insurance is reminding you to review your insurance policies and to consider these tips during the cold winter storm

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Groups push redistricting reform as Legislative Session begins

  A rally held in November when the new legislators were sworn in called on lawmakers to hand over the power to redraw legislative districts to an independent citizen commission. (Ashley Toruno/ACLU) SUZANNE POTTER INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (INS) – Lawmakers returning to the Indiana State Capitol for the start of session tomorrow will be greeted by

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State lawmaker to propose school bus safety bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – One state lawmaker plans to propose a school bus safety bill. Senator Randy Head of Logansport says he will file legislation that would allow school districts to petition for slower speed limits near bus stops. The bus stop crash that killed three children and injured a fourth in Rochester occurred in

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Lion kills Indiana woman at North Carolina conservatory

BURLINGTON, N.C. (ADAMS) – A worker at a North Carolina animal center is dead after being attacked by a lion. The attack happened when a lion at the Burlington Conservators Center got out of a locked area while a team was cleaning an enclosure. The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Alexandra Black, who was

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Tourism in 2017 continues to grow

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new study released by Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch with the Indiana Office of Tourism Development shows a growing impact tourism has on Indiana’s economy. “Now in its seventh year of continued growth, the tourism industry has set a record $12.7 billion in visitor spending last year,” Crouch said. “This trend,

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CHRIS WALUS JOINS ADAMS RADIO GROUP

Salisbury-Ocean City, Maryland, June 7, 2018– Adams Radio Group has named Chris Walus Director of Sales for its Salisbury-Ocean City, MD cluster. Chris for the past nine years served as regional President & Market Manager for Iheart Radio for Wilmington/Dover Salisbury-Ocean City. Prior to that Chris was in a similar capacity in the same region

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Jason Lamp Joins Adams Radio Group

Jason Lamp Joins Adams Radio Group Tallahassee, Florida, May 16, 2018– Adams Radio Group has named Jason Lamp VP & GM for it Tallahassee, Florida cluster, replacing retiring GM Hank Kestenbaum. Jason, a 23-year radio veteran, most recently worked with Community Broadcasters overseeing their Destin-Fort Walton Beach cluster, recently acquired from Apex Communications whom he

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Adams Radio Group Announcing Retirement of Longtime Broadcast Executive O.J. Jackson

Adams Radio Group Announcing Retirement of Longtime Broadcast Executive O.J. Jackson Adams Radio Group is announcing the retirement of accomplished and award-winning broadcast executive O.J. Jackson, Vice President and General Manager of Adams Radio Group of Northern Indiana. Jackson’s retirement goes into effect on March 31st, 2018. Jennifer Finnerty-Figg, Director of Sales for Adams Radio

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Adams Radio Group Announces Award Winners

Minneapolis, MN – March 8, 2018:   Adams Radio Group has announced the recipients of its annual Leadership Awards. The awards were presented at the Adams annual managers meeting in Annapolis, Maryland. Ron Stone, President and CEO of Adams said “Each year we recognize our company’s top performers in multiple categories. Our measurements are based

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Bobby Bones announces multi-year deal to stay on the air in Fort Wayne through 2024!

  Bobby Bones, nationally syndicated morning show host heard locally on US93.3, has announced a multi-year deal with US93.3 (WBTU) which will keep him on the air in Ft. Wayne through 2024. Bobby Bones said “I am pumped to be staying with US93.3. No station has been more supportive. And in return I’ve tried to

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Program Director/On-air Talent opening at WWOF “103.1 The Wolf” Tallahassee

Rare country Program Director/On-air Talent opening at WWOF “103.1 The Wolf” Tallahassee! Seeking an experienced PD or APD with exceptional leadership, on-air and production skills for the position of PD/PM drive personality. If you’re interested in exploring this opportunity to join a growing company and a winning station with a great support system and the

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Steve Harvey Morning Show

February 12th, 2018 Adams Radio Group, Fort Wayne, IN – B96.9FM, Fort Wayne’s R&B and Old School radio station, is proud to announce the addition of the Steve Harvey morning show, which can now be heard mornings from 6am to 10am Monday through Saturday on 96.9FM and streaming at B969FM.com. Kevin Musselman, vice president of

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Adams Radio Group Begins Campaign in All Markets for “FM Chip Activation”

  Lakeville, Minnesota: Adams Radio Group launched a new campaign today on every ARG station with a promotional audio, web and social media campaign to alert listeners and local communities of the FM Chip available, but not active, on cellular phones and to enlist community support for immediate activation. Adams launched “activatefmchipnow.com” with the help

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JOHN LUDWIG JOINS ADAMS RADIO DELMARVA

Salisbury, MD: Adams Radio Group has hired radio veteran John Ludwig as a Senior Account Manager representing the Adams cluster of stations in Salisbury-Ocean City.   Ludwig comes to Adams from Entercom Portland where he has spent the past 13 years as a sales consultant for Entercom. Born in Newport Beach, CA, and raised on the

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Adams Radio launches 103.3 The Fort in Fort Wayne

Fort Wayne, IN: Adams Radio of Fort Wayne has launched a new Active Rock radio station “103.3 The Fort”. The station launched at midnight on September 6. Kevin Musselman, Vice President & Market Manager for Adams Radio commented on the new station saying “we are very excited about this station and what it brings to

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Adams Radio acquires 4 stations in Tallahassee, Fl

Minneapolis, MN – July 10, 2017: Red Hills Broadcasting has agreed to sell its radio cluster in Tallahassee, Florida to Adams Radio of Tallahassee, LLC. Bill Fanning of MVP Capital, LLC was the broker in the transaction. The acquisition includes: WHTF – FM, Havana, Florida; WWOF – FM, Tallahassee, Florida; WQTL – FM, Tallahassee, Florida

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KOOL OLDIES 104.3 & 105.1

ADAMS RADIO “HATCHES” KOOL OLDIES IN MARYLAND Playing the best of the 60’s and 70’s, KOOL Oldies 104.3 & 105.1 & 103.9HD2 Salisbury, MD, April 5, 2017– KOOL Oldies hatched on April 1st with a stellar promotion in partnership with the Salisbury Zoo. Adams Radio Group teamed up with the Salisbury Zoological Park to run

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EJ Foxx Joins Adams Radio of Delmarva

Salisbury – Ocean City, MD: EJ Foxx has joined Adams Radio of Delmarva. EJ takes over as middays on “Your Country, 107.7 WKHI. Adams owns and operates WKHI FM (Country), WGBG FM (Classic Rock), WZBH FM (Active Rock), and WOCQ FM (CHR) Maryland. A longtime Maryland and Washington DC native, EJ has done it all!

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4th Annual Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival!

4th Annual Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival! March 22nd, 2016 Fort Wayne, IN – The fourth annual Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival will take place on Saturday, March 25th at Hotel Ft. Wayne on Washington Ctr. Rd. This year’s Beer, Bourbon & Bacon Festival will again feature unlimited beer and limited bourbon tasting, and a

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Kevin Musselman Elevated to VP/GM Adams Radio Group Fort Wayne

Lakeville, Minnesota, February 20, 2017– Adams Radio Group has named Kevin Musselman VP & GM for it Fort Wayne, Indiana cluster. Kevin has been with Adams in Fort Wayne since it entered the market via acquisition of Oasis Radio and Summit Media Fort Wayne serving as Director of Sales. Adams owns and operated WBTU, WJFX,

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