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Indiana moving needle on child well-being

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana kids are faring better in many key markers for child well-being, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation’s 2019 Kids Count Data Book ranked the state 29th overall in its measure of how kids are doing in four categories: economic well-being, education, health, and family and

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Prosecutors identify officer in deadly South Bend shooting

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – Prosecutors in South Bend say a 19-year-veteran of the force is the one who pulled the trigger in a deadly weekend officer-involved shooting. Mayor Pete Buttigieg took a break from the presidential campaign trail to address the issue. Authorities yesterday identified Sergeant Ryan O’Neill as the officer who shot and

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Jefferson Starship to stop in Fort Wayne 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Clyde Theatre will host Jefferson Starship live in concert on Friday, September 6, 2019, at 8 PM. The members of Jefferson Starship past and present have been exploring the mysteries of music for more than 1,000 collective years. Jefferson Airplane founding member Paul Kantner created Jefferson Starship with that

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Fort Wayne Children’s Choir to hold singer auditions

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir (FWCC) is holding Auditions on July 10, 2019, for the 2019-2020 season. Youth in grades 3-12 should schedule an audition by calling the FWCC office at (260) 481-0481. Auditions are free and open to any singer interested in pursuing their love for singing and

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Beatles animator Ron Campbell to display work at Rhapsody Gallery

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Ron Campbell, director of the 1960’s Saturday Morning Beatles Cartoon series and one of the animators of the Beatles film Yellow Submarine will make a rare personal appearance at the Rhapsody Art Gallery, 3400 North Anthony Boulevard, Fort Wayne, Indiana, Tuesday, July 16 & Wednesday, July 17. Ron will

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City and county to seek consultant for new comprehensive plan

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne and Allen County are issuing a request for proposals to create the community’s next comprehensive plan. The City and County are seeking a consulting team to develop a plan that will: create a shared vision for future growth and development, encompass meaningful and inclusive public

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Chase Rice to return to the Clyde Theatre

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Clyde Theatre announced the return of Chase Rice live in concert on Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 8 PM. Chase Rice has become one of country music’s most exciting figures since arriving in Nashville, building a loyal fan base across the country through his energetic live shows and gaining

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Person of interest sought in Walmart shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are hoping someone recognizes their shooting suspect. Investigators released an image of the man they say may have gunned down 20-year-old Andre Leslie on Sunday afternoon. The image comes from security cameras at the Walmart where police say the shooting happened. Officials say that just before 6:00

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Dog shot, cat injured during home burglary in Steuben Co

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials say three people are under arrest after a home invasion on Friday. At approximately 10:53 AM the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of 500 N Gerald Lett Avenue located in Steuben County reference a burglary investigation. While conducting the investigation, information was obtained from the homeowner’s

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DeKalb corrections officer shoots himself during training

AUBURN, Ind. (ADAMS) – A northern Indiana jail employee is recovering after police say he shot himself in the leg during a training exercise. It happened yesterday morning at the Auburn Police Department’s training center. The victim is Pretrial Services Coordinator Quentin Young, he’s worked for DeKalb County for the past five years. Officers say

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Lutheran Downtown Hospital eyes July 17 groundbreaking

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Lutheran Health Network, along with members of the St. Joseph Hospital Board of Trustees and other VIPs will host a groundbreaking ceremony for Lutheran Downtown Hospital on Wednesday, July 17, at 1 p.m. in the Van Buren Street parking lot, which is located directly west of St. Joseph Hospital. Lutheran

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One killed, one hospitalized after crash in Noble County

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials in Noble County say one man is dead following a crash Saturday. Police say on June 15, 2019, at 2:43 pm Noble County Sheriff’s Department received a call of a vehicle collision at 3880 N 1025 W Cromwell, IN 46732. When Officers and First Responders arrived on scene they

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New signal planned for S.R. 37 in Allen County

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that a new signal is planned for the intersection of S.R. 37 and St. Joe Center Road/Irving Road on or after Monday, June 17, weather permitting. Beginning Monday morning, INDOT contractor, Shambaugh & Sons, will begin working on the new signal installation. Drivers can

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Two men arrested inside zoo after exchange of gunfire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say that two men are in custody after an incident that concluded at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Just after 1 p.m., detectives of the Gang and Violent Crimes Units were investigating after two cars were found to have been chasing each other while exchanging gunfire in

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Governor Holcomb signs new child welfare laws

  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) -Indiana’s child welfare agency is in-line for more help. This week, Governor Eric Holcomb signed two new laws that are aimed at helping what has been a troubled agency. The first law will provide more help to foster families in Indiana. The second is aimed at helping to find and keep

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Two semi crash closes portion of Indiana interstate

PORTER CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A crash involving two semis on I-94 closed eastbound traffic for hours Friday morning. Preliminary investigation by Trooper William Carlson revealed at approximately 3:43 a.m., this Friday, June 14, 2019, morning, a 1999 Freightliner pulling a box trailer, owned by J. Brothers Logistics Incorporated out of Burr Ridge, Illinois, and

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What’s the ‘buzz’ at the Children’s Zoo

Fort Wayne Ind. (ADAMS) – Those buzzing bees might be annoying in the summer, but along with other pollinators they are critical to our ecosystem. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo invites guests of all ages to discover the world of pollinations at “What’s the Buzz” on Monday June 17, 2019, from 1 PM to 6

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Muncie woman’s bail raised after formal charges in death of toddler

Sarah Styhl MUNCIE, Ind. (ADAMS) -The Muncie mother arrested in connection to the death of her three-month-old is now facing formal charges. Sarah Styhl will face two counts of neglect of a dependent causing death after her daughter was pronounced dead at the hospital on June 8th. The baby had been found unresponsive at the

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Covington Art Fair returns to the Plaza

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Covington Art Fair will mark its 27th consecutive year June 22-23 at Covington Plaza shopping center, 6382 W. Jefferson Blvd. Show times are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. The Covington Art Fair is one of the largest fine arts fairs in the region, featuring artwork

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Ohio officials: Seniors should beware of DNA testing scam

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – Ahead of World Elder Abuse Awareness Day this Saturday, June 15, the Ohio Department of Insurance and the Ohio Department of Aging are warning Ohioans of a new scam targeting seniors. Ohio consumers should be cautious of genetic testing firms visiting senior communities or making unsolicited phone calls and mailings related

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Do Hoosiers fear A.I. takeover in the workplace?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Despite the rapid rise of technology, a new survey says most Hoosiers are not worried about robots taking their jobs. Paul McDonald from the staffing firm Robert Half says Indianapolis is the city where the most employees feel artificial intelligence will have no impact on their jobs. Thirty-nine-percent of those surveyed

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Mayor Henry adds new staff for re-election campaign

FORT WAYNE, Ind., (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry announced Thursday that he has added several individuals to his re-election campaign staff, and has scheduled an open house on June 17 from 5-7 p.m. at the Henry for Mayor campaign headquarters located at 840 S. Calhoun St. This event is free and open to the public.

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Alcohol believed to be a factor in Steuben County motorcycle crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials in Steuben County are investigating a crash that sent one man to the hospital in a medical helicopter. On Wednesday, at approximately 10:13 P.M., Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident at CR 150 W and south of CR 800 N. When emergency response vehicles arrived,

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New program helps businesses go from startup to success

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An innovative new program is designed to give Allen County’s startup scene a boost. Greater Fort Wayne Inc.’s Bridge Program helps established businesses support entrepreneurs, bridging the gap between startup and success. The program officially launched this week at GFW Inc.’s Annual Meeting. “When startups succeed, they create jobs, grow

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2019 Missing Children’s Poster Contest winners announced

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – In 1983, May 25th was proclaimed National Missing Children’s Day. Every year, the U.S. Department of Justice sponsors a Missing Children’s Poster contest for fifth graders across the United States. The theme of the contest is “Bringing Our Missing Children Home”. The Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana State Police/Indiana

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Fort Wayne mom pleads guilty to neglect in son’s death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne mom is accepting responsibility for her role in her son’s 2017 death. Amber Garrett pleaded guilty yesterday to neglect charges in her son Malakai’s death. A jury convicted Garrett’s boyfriend of beating the little boy to death. He’s serving a 40-year sentence. Garrett’s plea deal caps her

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Man upgraded to stable condition after stabbing

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials with the FWPD say that on June 13, 2019, at 1:06 a.m., the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 2700 block of Sterling St. on a report of a male suffering from stab wounds. Officers arrived and located an adult male outside of the home,

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Animal Care & Control look for answers about emaciated puppy

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities in Fort Wayne are looking for answers after someone dropped a nearly starved puppy off at a local shelter. Managers at Fort Wayne’s Animal Control say someone dropped off the emaciated puppy last December. They are just now investigating how the dog was so small and underfed. There are

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“One donation can save three lives”

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – Hoosiers are encouraged to join a global observance today celebrating a critical part of modern medicine. Every two seconds, a person in the United States needs blood, and World Blood Donor Day is an opportunity to thank the unpaid donors who roll up their sleeves to help save lives. Duane

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New Indiana driver’s licenses look to enhance security

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) -The black and white picture on Indiana’s new driver’s licenses may look simple, but it’s part of a more secure piece of ID. This week, the Bureau of Motor Vehicles released pictures of the new licenses. In addition to a black and white picture, there will be UV authentication and a much

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Wrong way driver hits car head-on, three hospitalized

GARY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a wrong way driver last night hit another car head-on sending three people to the hospital. Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Landowski revealed at approximately 10:42 p.m., Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, evening, a 2005 Dodge Caravan, driven by Melissa Herzog, 37 of Hammond, was eastbound in the

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Kroger announces CBD sales in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Add Kroger to the list of stores in Indiana that will soon sell CBD. Kroger made the announcement this month. The company says it will start to sell CBD oils, creams, lotions, and balms – not any products that are ingestible. CBD contains what supporters say are all of the health

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Indiana entering 100 ‘deadliest days’ for teen drivers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) -Indiana teen drivers are advised to take extra precaution behind the wheel this summer. Memorial Day to Labor Day is known as the “100 Deadliest Days” for teen drivers, due to the sharp annual increase in automobile fatalities involving teen drivers. Julie Garner, who lost her son to texting and driving, says

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Ten years for Fort Wayne man in 2018 stabbing

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man is heading to prison for ten years for getting drunk and high, and stabbing someone. A judge handed down Myron Logan, Jr’s sentence yesterday. Logan pleaded guilty to a drug-and-alcohol fueled fight that led to a stabbing last year. Around 8:30 p.m. on September 29, 2018,

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Farm conservation on the rise in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – According to a recent survey, Indiana farmers planted more than 1 million acres of cover crops in 2018, up 32,000 acres from the previous year. Cover crops are known for their environmental benefits and, with the exception of corn and soybeans, are planted on more acres than any other commodity crop

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City of Fort Wayne participating in “Zero Weeks” screening

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A year after Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced a policy providing paid parental leave for city employees, City of Fort Wayne leaders will take part in the screening of “Zero Weeks,” a documentary exploring paid leave in the United States. The film is being shown in partnership with the

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Housing Authority breaks ground for apartments for the homeless

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne is a big step closer to building homes for some of the city’s chronic homeless. The Fort Wayne Housing Authority broke ground yesterday on what will become the River’s Edge Apartments. Housing Authority Director George Guy says the hope is to provide a home for people who struggle

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Sweetwater’s annual GearFest schedule, plans announced for 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Sweetwater, the nation’s leading online retailer serving musicians, recording studios, broadcast stations, schools, and houses of worship will again be the home to GearFest. The annual event, which serves as the nation’s largest musical instrument and audio gear trade show open to the general public, will take place on Friday,

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Coliseum issues traffic advisory ahead of Hot Rod Power Tour

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is issuing a Traffic Advisory for Coliseum Boulevard, Parnell Avenue and other roadways surrounding the complex on Thursday, June 13 for the 25th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour event taking place. The 25th Annual Hot Rod Power Tour will include nearly 3,000 vehicles on

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Parkview Field recognized as best Class A ballpark

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Parkview Field is the most popular ballpark in Minor League Baseball’s Class A level. The home of the TinCaps has won Ballpark Digest’s “Best of the Ballparks” bracket competition for an unprecedented third time. In a nail-biting head-to-head championship round, Parkview Field received 50.4-percent of the online vote to beat

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Veteran administrator returns to Fort Wayne as CEO at Lutheran

Dan Konow FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Dan Konow, PA, MBA, an executive with more than 30 years of experience in local healthcare, has been chosen to be the new chief executive officer for Lutheran Health Physicians. Konow most recently served the network as the COO of LHP from 2016 to 2017, before moving to

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Five Finger Death Punch drummer now a police officer in SW Indiana

ROCKPORT, Ind. (ADAMS) – A drummer for a popular heavy metal band is making the transition into working in law enforcement. Jeremy Spencer, of the band Five Finger Death Punch, will now be working with the Rockport Police Department. He is originally from Boonville, Indiana. Spencer says he is not retiring from music and will

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Angola man charged with drunk driving in Michigan buggy crash

COLDWATER, Mich. (ADAMS) – Police say the Indiana man blamed for a deadly weekend buggy crash spent the day drinking beer. Prosecutors in Michigan filed charges yesterday against 21-year-old Tyler Frye from Angola, Indiana. Police say he admitted that he had ‘too many’ beers when officers questioned him after the Friday wreck that killed three

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Warsaw boy killed on the way home from school

WARSAW, Ind. (ADAMS) – Prosecutors in Kosciusko County aren’t sure if a driver who hit and killed an eight-year-old boy will be charged. The boy died yesterday after being hit while on his way home from summer school. Police in Warsaw say the boy was crossing the street, in the crosswalk when the car hit

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Former Colts player fatally shot in Florida

TAMPA, Fla. (ADAMS) – Police in Tampa, Florida are investigating the fatal shooting of a former Indianapolis Colts player. A roommate told authorities they found 26-year-old Eric Patterson with a gunshot wound after hearing a commotion in their home shortly after 5 a.m. on Saturday. Patterson was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced

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Man extricated from truck after it crashes into semi in Steuben Co.

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – On 06/10/2019 at approximately 06:06 PM Deputies from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office along with Fremont and Angola Police Departments responded to the area of 6485 E US HWY 20 in reference to a personal injury accident. Throughout the course of the initial crash investigation, it was found that a

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One airlifted from rollover crash

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A River Grove, Illinois man was airlifted from I-65 when his van rolled over entrapping him. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Zachary Huston revealed at approximately 5:10 p.m. Monday, June 10th, 2019, evening, a 2007 Chevrolet cargo van was southbound on I-65 at the 234.6 mile marker (this is approximately 4

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PFW to test new tornado siren on Tuesday at 11 a.m.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne will test its new campus tornado siren on Tuesday, June 11, starting at 11 a.m. The test is expected to last three minutes. The siren is mounted atop the five-story Helmke Library, the tallest building on campus. The siren’s effective range is more than one mile,

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Three charged after Fair Oaks Farm abuse video

KENTLAND, Ind. (ADAMS) – Three people are facing misdemeanor charges after an undercover video showed them kicking and throwing calves at a northern Indiana farm. Prosecutors in Newton County are not naming the three, they say the investigation is on-going. The charges come after an animal rights group secretly filmed the workers at Fair Oaks

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Crash near Pokagon State Park sends two to the hospital

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials in Steuben County say a crash Saturday sent two men to the hospital in a medical chopper. At approximately 8:53 P.M., Steuben County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a single vehicle accident at SR 727 and LN 100 Lake James at the entrance to Pokagon State Park. When emergency response

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Business groups push back on unemployment tax hike

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Business groups in Indiana are questioning the wisdom of raising the state’s unemployment tax. Brian Burton with the Indiana Manufacturers Association says the money being eyed to bulk up the state’s unemployment trust fund could be better spent by businesses who want to create jobs. Burton says he’s not sure about

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Woman shot while riding in a car on I-70

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred on I-70 westbound near Shadeland Avenue around 7:30 Saturday evening. The female victim was a passenger in a grey 2010 Toyota driven by a male. A white or blue Honda passenger car with two black males inside pulled alongside them, began

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Thousands cited during 6-State Trooper Project focused on safety belts

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on safety belt enforcement last month. During the project, 6,358 people were cited with safety belt related offenses. Throughout the six states, 12,972 safety belt citations were issued. The high-visibility enforcement included the Indiana

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Indiana school district ordered to let student use bathroom of choice

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The rules for bathrooms in Evansville’s public schools may be changing. A federal judge last week said the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation violated a former student’s rights by forcing him to use the women’s restroom. The student was born female but is transitioning to male. The court said the school district

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UNCF 4th Annual Fort Wayne Mayor’s Breakfast to be held Wednesday 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) -The UNCF’s (United Negro College Fund) Fort Wayne Leadership Council will hold the 4th annual Fort Wayne Mayor’s Breakfast on June 12, 2019, at Bergstaff Place, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Hosted by Mayor Tom Henry, more than 100 community influencers, education leaders and supporters of UNCF will gather to raise funding

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Muncie mother arrested after baby’s death

MUNCIE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A mom in Muncie is in jail after police say her three-month-old baby died, possibly of abuse. Muncie Police arrested Sarah Styhl yesterday after they say her daughter, Shae Anna Marie, died on Saturday. There are reports that the baby was malnourished and covered in burns. Styhl is looking at Neglect

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FW Children’s Zoo to host ‘Spring into Action River Cleanup’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is hosting their first Spring into Action River Cleanup on June 15th, from 9 am to 11 am at the Zoo Education Center, 600 Franke Park Drive. AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums across North American are throwing a Party for the Planet. Want to join the party?

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ISP hiring three regional dispatchers at Fort Wayne Dispatch Center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police is accepting applications for three Regional Dispatchers at the Fort Wayne Post to staff the Regional Dispatch Center which operates out of that facility. Successful applicants will serve as a civilian employee of the Indiana State Police whose primary responsibility is to receive, collate, record, disseminate

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WATCH: Indiana Man Goes the Wrong Way on I-70 … “It Was Faster”

The scariest part about this story is that the guy here WASN’T DRUNK.  Like, this was a decision that his sober mind thought was rational. The cops in Greenfield, Indiana pulled over 19-year-old De’Ante Parrish for driving the WRONG WAY on the shoulder of Interstate 70 last Wednesday afternoon. There was traffic, so he told

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Silver Alert issued for missing Hamilton County teen

Ethan Taylor HAMILTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Statewide Silver Alert was declared Monday morning, around 2:00 a.m. The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of Ethan Taylor, an 18-year-old white male, 5 feet 10 inches tall, 180 pounds, brown hair with blue eyes, last seen wearing a red Fortnite t-shirt, blue jeans, flip

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Wabash man dies after crashing Jeep Saturday morning

WABASH, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a Wabash man is dead after a weekend crash. According to ISP, Saturday at approximately 6:00 a.m., State Police officers and the Wabash Police Department responded to a single vehicle crash near 1227 Mill Street, in which a Wabash, IN man died. The preliminary crash investigation by

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Marion police arrest murder suspect

MARION, Ind. (ADAMS) -A man accused of murder in Marion says it’s the end of a long feud. Police say 24-year-old Vincent Sharp Jr. confessed to shooting and killing 25-year-old Isaiah Horton yesterday morning. Investigators are not saying what started the feud. Sharp is facing preliminary murder charges and could be formally charged on Monday.

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WWE Summerslam will stop at the Coliseum

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The WWE Live: Summerslam Heatwave Tour will make a stop in Fort Wayne. You’ll be able to see your favorite WWE Superstars including Seth Rollins vs. Baron Corbin, Becky Lynch vs. Lacey Evans, Braun Strowman vs. Bobby Lashley, AJ Styles and many more!* WWE Live: Summerslam Heatwave Tour will visit

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PBS39 launches Weather Radar on new channel July 1

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – PBS39 is launching a weather radar channel July 1. “Providing this new community service is in keeping with PBS39’s public service mission,” said general manager Bruce Haines. “Over the past few months we have noticed that easy access to weather radar and conditions is clearly important to the viewers in

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Friday Mitch Ryder concert at Foellinger is free

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation is offering the Friday, June 7 Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels/Duke Tumatoe and the Power Trio concert as a free community event at Foellinger Theatre. The concert begins at 8 pm and gates will open at 7 pm. Previously non-reserved seats will be available

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Free tours this Saturday at Water Pollution Control Plant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Free guided tours of the award-winning P.L. Brunner Water Pollution Control Plant are being offered this Saturday, June 8, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to noon, with the last tour starting at 11:30 a.m. Visitors will learn about the process of wastewater treatment, the role bugs play in that treatment and

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Trustees approve IU tuition hike

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) -It’s going to be more expensive for Indiana students to attend the University of Indiana next fall. University trustees yesterday approved a two-and-a-half percent tuition increase. The hike will take tuition at IU to almost $11,000 a year. IU Board Chairman Michael Mirro says the school needs to raise tuition. Out of

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Big names to play the Indiana State Fair this year

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Fair announced the first six of 17 concerts that will be part of the 2019 Indiana State Fair Free Stage headline entertainment, which returns August 2-18. Each night of the Fair features a concert that is free with paid fair admission. The first six shows announced today include:

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State Police: It might be stolen if it costs only $30

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Early Thursday morning, June 6th, 2019, at approximately 2:18 a.m., while on patrol in his fully marked police car, Trooper Ala’a Hamed noticed a 2017 Mazda in the far left lane eastbound on I-80/94 at a high rate of speed, passing other cars. Hamed was able to catch up with

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TinCaps’ Edwards, Weathers and Henry named Midwest League All-Stars

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – TinCaps infielder Xavier Edwards, left-handed starting pitcher Ryan Weathers, and right-handed relief pitcher Henry Henry have been named 2019 Midwest League All-Stars. The trio will represent Fort Wayne at the Midwest League All-Star Game in South Bend on Tuesday, June 18. The Midwest League All-Stars were nominated and selected by

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Funding available to address regional specialty crop issues

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting applications for the Specialty Crop Multi-State Program. Funded by USDA, the grant program brings together multi-state teams to research and develop solutions to problems that cross state boundaries within the specialty crop industry. Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts,

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11 Entrepreneurs graduate from first Build Institute class

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Eleven local entrepreneurs are now graduates of the first Build Institute Fort Wayne Business Planning Education class. The program is sponsored by the City of Fort Wayne’s Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District (SEED) and Indiana Michigan Power. The entrepreneurs recently graduated from the eight-week course designed for individuals interested

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Indianapolis police arrest 24 in cell phone theft sweep

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two dozen people in Indianapolis are looking at charges after Indy police and the FBI made a sweep of suspected cell phone thieves. Indianapolis Police yesterday said they arrested 24 people in connection to a string of robberies where thieves stole cell phones. Prosecutors say the 24 people face 31 felony

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FWCS offers summer meals throughout Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools is again sponsoring the Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSPC) providing free meals to all children ages 18 and younger and to adults who are enrolled in a state-approved educational program for the mentally or physically disabled. The meal program was created to serve nutritious

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Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum hosting Flag Retirement

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – June 14th is not only National Flag Day and the birthday of the United States Army, but also the day the Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum in Fort Wayne will be hosting a flag retirement ceremony at 2122 O’Day Road at 2 pm. In conjunction with the Allen County

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Six arrested by H.I.T. Team in Mercer County

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office says that six people are behind bars after raids on Wednesday by the H.I.T. (Heroin Interdiction Team). The team was composed of members of the Sheriff’s Office, Grand Lake Task Force, and officers from both the Celina Police Department and Coldwater Police Department. Arrested were: Travis

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Police look for two in connection to Rusty Spur double stabbings

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Sheriff’s Department says that at approximately 2:37 a.m., Thursday, June 6th, 2019, they responded to a 911 hang-up call at the Rusty Spur Bar located at 10350 North Clinton St. When officers arrived, they were advised that a stabbing had occurred approximately 10 minutes prior. As the

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Fair Oaks Farms promises transparency after video of alleged abuse

FAIR OAKS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The head of one of Indiana’s most popular dairy farms is promising to do better after an undercover video showed some of his workers abusing cows. Fair Oaks Farms founder Mike McCloskey released his own video yesterday in which he promises more training for workers and more transparency for the

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Parks and Rec kicks off this year’s free Summer Playground Program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry and Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel joined representatives from the Parks and Recreation Community Youth Center staff and Fort Wayne Community Schools at Lakeside Park on Thursday morning to announce the beginning of the 2019 Summer Playground Program. Children ages 5 to 18 who are still

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Parkview YMCA promotes outdoor play with new playscape

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – In an effort to encourage area kids to abandon their electronic devices in favor of outdoor play, the Parkview Family YMCA Board has committed to building a new natural playscape on the YMCA’s Dawson Creek property. The playscape will promote imagination and creativity, provide a safe place for unstructured

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Road closure planned for S.R. 930 in New Haven on Monday

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that a bridge deck replacement is scheduled for S.R. 930 over Trier Ditch in the City of New Haven. S.R. 930 is expected to close on or after Monday, June 10, weather permitting. The closure, which will allow contractors to replace the bridge deck,

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Driver uninjured in car vs train crash in DeKalb County

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Dekalb County say a man was not hurt when his vehicle was struck by a train. Officials say it happened around 4:30 Thursday afternoon in Butler. Kristopher Marshall, 42, of Butler was traveling westbound on 6300 BLK of CR 36 approaching railroad tracks. Marshall told officers that as

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Brotherhood Mutual plans expansion of Fort Wayne headquarters

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Brotherhood Mutual Insurance Company has announced plans to expand its Fort Wayne headquarters, creating up to 100 new jobs over the next four years. The $25.5-million investment includes additional office and meeting space. Brotherhood Mutual specializes in property and casualty insurance for churches, Christian schools, and related ministries. Upon its

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Another call to protect Ohio River quality for Hoosiers

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – Conservation groups are asking Gov. Eric Holcomb to speak out this week against a proposal that could weaken clean-water protections for the Ohio River. The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission will vote Thursday, June 6, on a plan that would make adoption of the agency’s pollution-control standards along the

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Lunch on the Square returns

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) –Lunch on the Square, Presented by Lutheran Health Network and your Downtown Improvement District, is back! Sponsored weekly concerts will take place Thursdays in June, July and August from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. “Another awesome season of Lunch on the Square is about to begin!” said Bill Brown, President of

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Overnight road work planned for Fort Wayne

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced several roadways in the City of Fort Wayne are scheduled for overnight roadwork beginning this week. INDOT reminds drivers to use caution and consider worker safety when driving through the active construction zones below: The U.S. 30 eastbound ramp to I-69 northbound will

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Three-year-old drowns in Steuben County

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police, along with Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a drowning in Steuben County, which claimed the life of a three-year-old boy. Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Detective David Poe indicates Monday at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Indiana State Police and Steuben County Sheriff Deputies responded to

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Gary senator eying governor’s position

GARY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Senator Eddie Melton is teasing a run for governor. The freshman Democrat has been vocal about Governor Eric Holcomb and had several criticisms following the Governor’s State of the State Address earlier this year. Melton announced yesterday he’s creating an exploratory committee and is launching a statewide listening tour in

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Man sentenced to 170 years for double murder wants a new trial

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man doing 170 years in prison for double murder wants a new trial. Michael Johnson says if he can’t get a new trial, he wants a new sentence. Johnson says his sentence is excessive. A jury convicted Johnson last March of killing two people who he believed

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Fort Wayne man arrested on child solicitation charges

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say in July 2018, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force began an investigation for child exploitation when a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was received by the ICAC Task Force. As a result of the investigation, 22-year-old Brandon

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Single vehicle crash in Steuben County claims life of Fremont man

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police are investigating a single vehicle crash which occurred Tuesday evening on County Road 450 W, which claimed the life of a 27-year-old man from Fremont. Preliminary investigation by Indiana State Police Sergeant Matt Lazoff indicates at approximately 7:00 p.m., a 2006 Buell motorcycle operated by 27-year-old Eric

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No injuries after northern Fort Wayne house fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – No injuries were reported after a house fire in northern Fort Wayne Tuesday night. FWFD crews were called to 831 Tulip Tree Rd. around 9:45 p.m. after a report of smoke filling the house. On arrival, the fire was found to be running up inside the wall and into the

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Fourth of July fireworks event set for downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne announced the Indiana Michigan Power Center in downtown Fort Wayne will again be the location for this year’s Fourth of July fireworks show on Thursday, July 4. The TinCaps will be hosting a baseball game that evening beginning at 6:05 p.m. Individuals with tickets to

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GM earmarks $24 Million for Fort Wayne plant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – General Motors is investing $24 million dollars into its truck plant in Fort Wayne. It’s not clear if the money will translate to more jobs. GM says the trucks made in Fort Wayne, the Chevy Silverado, and GMC Sierra, are among its most popular. GM execs say they are ramping

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Police: Reminder to take extra care in construction zones

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As the construction season gets into full swing, the Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne would like to remind people to take extra care while traveling through construction zones. Each year construction workers are injured or killed while improving our roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, construction

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Police: Reminder to take extra care in construction zones

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As the construction season gets into full swing, the Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne would like to remind people to take extra care while traveling through construction zones. Each year construction workers are injured or killed while improving our roadways. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, construction

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Police in Grant Co. ask for help in finding non-compliant sex offender

Terry Holmes GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a non-compliant sex offender. Terry Holmes, who has failed to report to the Sex Offender Registry Office as required. Terry also has an active warrant out of Howard County for Failure To Warn Of Communicable

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Police in Grant Co. ask for help in finding non-compliant sex offender

Terry Holmes GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a non-compliant sex offender. Terry Holmes, who has failed to report to the Sex Offender Registry Office as required. Terry also has an active warrant out of Howard County for Failure To Warn Of Communicable

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Dozens of pets die in hot weather every year

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (INS) – Before sweltering summer temperatures set in, animal-advocacy groups are cautioning Hoosiers about the dangers of heat to pets. According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 58 animal deaths were related to hot weather in 2018 alone. But Rachel Bellis, manager of local affairs with PETA, notes

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Coliseum issues traffic advisory for Paul McCartney concert today

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 today, June 3 for Paul McCartney’s “Freshen Up Tour.” A capacity crowd is expected for the concert, scheduled to begin at 8:00 p.m. Doors to the Arena are

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Young fan hurt by baseball at Indianapolis Indians game

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indianapolis is the latest city to see a young fan hurt by a baseball hit into the stands. The Indianapolis Indians say a child at Saturday’s game was hit by a ball. The team is not saying how badly the child was hurt, though the team does say the child was

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USPS honoring former President George H.W. Bush with Forever Stamp

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The U.S. Postal Service is issuing a Forever stamp honoring George Herbert Walker Bush, America’s 41st president, who died on November 30, 2018. The dedication ceremony for the first day of issue of the stamp will take place at the Annenberg Presidential Conference Center, College Station, TX on Wednesday, June 12,

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Dogs rescued from overcrowded shelter get forever homes in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – After welcoming 77 adoptable pets Friday night, the Allen County SPCA has sent home almost all of them. Saturday, the Allen County SPCA hosted the Subaru to the Rescue Adoption Event in partnership with Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne. The pets that found homes arrived in Fort Wayne on

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Dogs rescued from overcrowded shelter get forever homes in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – After welcoming 77 adoptable pets Friday night, the Allen County SPCA has sent home almost all of them. Saturday, the Allen County SPCA hosted the Subaru to the Rescue Adoption Event in partnership with Bob Rohrman Subaru of Fort Wayne. The pets that found homes arrived in Fort Wayne on

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New boutique hotel breaks ground in downtown Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Friday, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry joined local entrepreneur Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Bashar Wali, President of Provenance Hotels, a Portland, Ore.-based hotel owner and operator, and local dignitaries to ceremonially break ground on a new 124-room boutique hotel in downtown Fort Wayne, the city where Baekgaard co-founded the iconic

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New boutique hotel breaks ground in downtown Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Friday, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry joined local entrepreneur Barbara Bradley Baekgaard, Bashar Wali, President of Provenance Hotels, a Portland, Ore.-based hotel owner and operator, and local dignitaries to ceremonially break ground on a new 124-room boutique hotel in downtown Fort Wayne, the city where Baekgaard co-founded the iconic

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Opioid treatment centers expanding in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) -A bill recently signed by Governor Eric Holcomb is expanding the number of opioid treatment centers in Indiana. Representative Steve Davisson says no one should have to drive all day to get to the care they need. In 2017, nearly 2,000 Hoosiers died of opioid overdoses, an all-time high for the state.

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Greater Fort Wayne Inc. wins two national communications awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A year after winning statewide honors, Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. brought home a pair of national communications awards. The accolades—one Grand Award and one Award of Excellence—are part of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ (ACCE) Communications Excellence awards program. “We want to be the best in the

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Greater Fort Wayne Inc. wins two national communications awards

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A year after winning statewide honors, Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. brought home a pair of national communications awards. The accolades—one Grand Award and one Award of Excellence—are part of the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives’ (ACCE) Communications Excellence awards program. “We want to be the best in the

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Animal Care & Control: Protect your pets from the heat

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – With warmer weather here, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control wants to remind pet owners to pay extra attention to provisions for their animals. Animals cannot regulate their body temperature like humans and the warm weather can cause them to become ill very quickly. In some cases, exposure to high

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Two teens, two pets escape house fire on Fort Wayne’s northeast side

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two teens and two pets made it out of a house fire in Fort Wayne’s northeast side last night without any injuries. Firefighters got a call to the house at 3525 Delray Drive around 7:50 p.m. Sunday. When they arrived they found fire pouring out of the home’s garage. Fire

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Fort Wayne Police investigating possible shooting death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) -Fort Wayne Police are not saying much about a possible shooting death on that city’s south side. Officers got the call to a house yesterday evening on Hamilton Avenue, close to Weisser Park. Officers have confirmed that one person died, but they are not saying how. Nor are they saying who

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Blue Star Banner program begins sixth year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry has announced the City of Fort Wayne’s Blue Star Banner program will continue in 2019. The Blue Star Banner initiative started in May 2014 and recognizes City of Fort Wayne residents and City government employees who are actively deployed. Crews have installed 15 banners. Ten are returning

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S.R. 327 in Steuben County scheduled to close Monday

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 327, between C.R. W 500 S and C.R. W 250 S in Steuben County, is scheduled to close Monday, June 3, weather permitting. INDOT maintenance crews plan to perform a culvert replacement underneath the road. Access will be maintained to homes and

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S.R. 327 in Steuben County scheduled to close Monday

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 327, between C.R. W 500 S and C.R. W 250 S in Steuben County, is scheduled to close Monday, June 3, weather permitting. INDOT maintenance crews plan to perform a culvert replacement underneath the road. Access will be maintained to homes and

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Germanfest gets underway for 37th year at Headwaters Park

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The weeklong celebration of German heritage in Fort Wayne is getting underway. It all started in 1981 as a project to bring a German folk festival to Fort Wayne. And since then, has grown into one of the highlights of the summer in the Summit City. And this year is

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Arizona hospital executive Jake Golich to take top spot at St. Joe

Jake Golich, CEO FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – St. Joseph Hospital announced Thursday that Jake Golich will become its new chief executive officer July 8. Golich comes to St. Joe from Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, where he has served the 178-bed hospital as its CEO for more than two years. Including time

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TinCaps to honor Big Brothers Big Sisters ‘Rising Star Student’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana will recognize Sierra Brooks, a local high school senior and one of 20 national Rising Star Students program winners, with an on-field check presentation and ceremonial first pitch on Saturday, June 1 before the team plays the Great

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Germanfest gets underway for 37th year at Headwaters Park

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The weeklong celebration of German heritage in Fort Wayne is getting underway. It all started in 1981 as a project to bring a German folk festival to Fort Wayne. And since then, has grown into one of the highlights of the summer in the Summit City. And this year is

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Arizona hospital executive Jake Golich to take top spot at St. Joe

Jake Golich, CEO FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – St. Joseph Hospital announced Thursday that Jake Golich will become its new chief executive officer July 8. Golich comes to St. Joe from Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona, where he has served the 178-bed hospital as its CEO for more than two years. Including time

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2019 ARCHie Historic Preservation Awards announced

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – ARCH Inc., the Fort Wayne area’s historic preservation organization, wraps up its observance of National Preservation Month with its ARCHie awards each May, honoring the property owners who do the right thing when they update their historic homes and businesses, elevating remodeling projects into significant historic preservation projects. This year,

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2019 ARCHie Historic Preservation Awards announced

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – ARCH Inc., the Fort Wayne area’s historic preservation organization, wraps up its observance of National Preservation Month with its ARCHie awards each May, honoring the property owners who do the right thing when they update their historic homes and businesses, elevating remodeling projects into significant historic preservation projects. This year,

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FWCS construction trades instructor named ‘Teacher of the Year’

Christopher Roberts, Construction Trades Instructor at the FWCS Career Academy FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Christopher Roberts, Construction Trades Instructor at the FWCS Career Academy, has been named the 2019 Fort Wayne Community Schools Teacher of the Year. Roberts began his teaching career 13 years ago and has expanded the Construction Trades program in several

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Animal Care & Control: Protect your pets from the heat

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – With warmer weather here, Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control wants to remind pet owners to pay extra attention to provisions for their animals. Animals cannot regulate their body temperature like humans and the warm weather can cause them to become ill very quickly. In some cases, exposure to high

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FWCS construction trades instructor named ‘Teacher of the Year’

Christopher Roberts, Construction Trades Instructor at the FWCS Career Academy FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Christopher Roberts, Construction Trades Instructor at the FWCS Career Academy, has been named the 2019 Fort Wayne Community Schools Teacher of the Year. Roberts began his teaching career 13 years ago and has expanded the Construction Trades program in several

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Northern Indiana babysitter charged in one-year-old’s death

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Prosecutors in Whitley County are moving ahead with aggravated battery charges against a babysitter in the death of a one-year-old little girl. Courtney Kincaid told police the baby may have fallen while she was watching her. Investigators say the little girl had a fractured skull. The baby’s parents didn’t know

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City completes improvements to developing Northeast Corridor

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry, members of the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, staff members from Public Works and City Utilities, joined businesses and residents to cut the ribbon and celebrate the completion of the comprehensive infrastructure improvement of Maysville Road between Meijer Drive and Stellhorn Road. The group gathered near the new

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Suspect apprehended in Sherman Blvd shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Detectives have made an arrest in the May 15, 2019 shooting at 2501 Sherman Blvd. When the officers arrived they found the victim, Thomas Atkins, had been shot multiple times. He was transported to the hospital for treatment. The victim was able to identify a suspect and detectives were able

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Northern Indiana babysitter charged in one-year-old’s death

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Prosecutors in Whitley County are moving ahead with aggravated battery charges against a babysitter in the death of a one-year-old little girl. Courtney Kincaid told police the baby may have fallen while she was watching her. Investigators say the little girl had a fractured skull. The baby’s parents didn’t know

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City completes improvements to developing Northeast Corridor

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry, members of the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission, staff members from Public Works and City Utilities, joined businesses and residents to cut the ribbon and celebrate the completion of the comprehensive infrastructure improvement of Maysville Road between Meijer Drive and Stellhorn Road. The group gathered near the new

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Former Bengal, Ball State alum raises thousands for Celina relief

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A former Cincinnati Bengal and Ball State alum is raising big money for those affected by the tornado that hit Celina, Ohio Memorial Day. Kieth Wenning is from the Celina area and following Monday’s storm he took to Facebook to start a fundraiser that has so far raised over $20,000

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TinCaps to honor Big Brothers Big Sisters ‘Rising Star Student’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana will recognize Sierra Brooks, a local high school senior and one of 20 national Rising Star Students program winners, with an on-field check presentation and ceremonial first pitch on Saturday, June 1 before the team plays the Great

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Mobile home park stabbing leaves man with life threatening injuries

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department are investigating a stabbing incident which took place at approximately 5:54 a.m. this morning at 7326 Peerless Drive, between Wayne Trace and Paulding in the Stonecrest Mobile Home Park. Investigators learned that prior to the stabbing a domestic disturbance had taken place in

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GM earmarks $24 Million for Fort Wayne plant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – General Motors is investing $24 million dollars into its truck plant in Fort Wayne. It’s not clear if the money will translate to more jobs. GM says the trucks made in Fort Wayne, the Chevy Silverado, and GMC Sierra, are among its most popular. GM execs say they are ramping

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Senior hunger remains stubbornly high in Indiana, nation

DAN HEYMAN INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (INS) – Despite a strong economy, the number of seniors at risk of going hungry remains stubbornly high. According to a new report from Feeding America, 5.5 million U.S. seniors were food insecure in 2017 – and the percentage who were missing meals has remained near the same level since the

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Consent judgment in first-ever multi-state medical data breach lawsuit

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Attorney General Curtis Hill announced this week that a U.S. district court judge has signed a consent judgment negotiated between 16 state attorneys general and a Fort Wayne web-based electronic health records company that allegedly sustained a data breach compromising the data of more than 3.9 million people. In December of

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City, FWCS tout “Concrete Relationship”

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Tom Henry along with staff and board members from Fort Wayne Community Schools, business leaders, and staff members from City Utilities, welcomed nearly 40 current and former students from the Concrete Crew of the FWCS Career Academy to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the partnership that offers

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Ohio state officials urge safety after tornadoes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The National Weather Service storm survey teams confirmed eight tornadoes struck Ohio late Monday night/early Tuesday morning – five in the Miami Valley area, which left catastrophic damage and massive power outages. Damage assessment continues across the state. Confirmed Tornadoes by the NWS EF3 – Trotwood, Montgomery County EF3 – Beavercreek,

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Byron Health Center to host Corvette Club car show

Many models of Corvettes gather at the 2018 Byron Health Center Car Show in partnership with The Fort Wayne Corvette Club FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Byron Health Center, in partnership with the Fort Wayne Corvette Club (FWCC), will host a fun evening for all on Friday, June 28th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. featuring

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City, FWCS tout “Concrete Relationship”

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Tom Henry along with staff and board members from Fort Wayne Community Schools, business leaders, and staff members from City Utilities, welcomed nearly 40 current and former students from the Concrete Crew of the FWCS Career Academy to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the partnership that offers

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Ohio state officials urge safety after tornadoes

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The National Weather Service storm survey teams confirmed eight tornadoes struck Ohio late Monday night/early Tuesday morning – five in the Miami Valley area, which left catastrophic damage and massive power outages. Damage assessment continues across the state. Confirmed Tornadoes by the NWS EF3 – Trotwood, Montgomery County EF3 – Beavercreek,

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Allen Co. SPCA offers special ahead of ‘Subaru to the Rescue’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – if you’ve been thinking of adopting a new four-legged family member, there’s never been a better time! Now through Friday, May 31, 2019, the Allen County SPCA is offering a “Wheel of Furtune” adoption special on all currently adoptable pets. In an effort to send as many pets to their

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Byron Health Center to host Corvette Club car show

Many models of Corvettes gather at the 2018 Byron Health Center Car Show in partnership with The Fort Wayne Corvette Club FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Byron Health Center, in partnership with the Fort Wayne Corvette Club (FWCC), will host a fun evening for all on Friday, June 28th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. featuring

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Summer Community Celebration returns for a third consecutive year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Commission for the Social Status of African American Males and Sweetwater say the Summer Community Celebration will return on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. This year’s lineup will include legendary performers The Zapp Band and The S.O.S. Band live at McMillen Park Community Center located

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Allen Co. SPCA offers special ahead of ‘Subaru to the Rescue’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you’ve been thinking of adopting a new four-legged family member, there’s never been a better time! Now through Friday, May 31, 2019, the Allen County SPCA is offering a “Wheel of Furtune” adoption special on all currently adoptable pets. In an effort to send as many pets to their

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Summer Community Celebration returns for a third consecutive year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Commission for the Social Status of African American Males and Sweetwater say the Summer Community Celebration will return on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. This year’s lineup will include legendary performers The Zapp Band and The S.O.S. Band live at McMillen Park Community Center located

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Stop for no taillights led to the arrest of three people on 30 charges

LAWRENCE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a traffic stop near 25th Street and Post Road in Lawrence County led to the arrest of three people on 30 preliminary charges. The incident began when Trooper Brandon Fletcher saw a pick-up truck on Post Road with no taillights on. When Fletcher turned on his red

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Police: Victim in officer-involved shooting had gun

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – More information is trickling out about last week’s officer-involved shooting in Fort Wayne. Police yesterday said that the victim, 26-year-old Shaquille Kelly, had a gun in ‘close proximity’ when he was shot by an officer. Fort Wayne Police are not saying if Kelly fired the gun, or even pointed it

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Overnight robbery call leads officers to a woman who had been shot

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are piecing together two incidents overnight that they believe are related and left one woman dead. Police say at approximately 1:16 a.m., officers responded to the 800 block of Buchanan Street reference an armed robbery. When they arrived on the scene and spoke with the original complainant/victim

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Police ask for help finding man wanted for sexual abuse of a child

Robert Fail GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a man wanted for several charges including sexual abuse of a child. Officials say Robert Fail is wanted on active warrants for Nine (9) Counts of Sexual Misconduct With A Minor, Theft, & Fraud. Robert

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Life in prison for man who killed Boone County deputy

LEBANON, Ind. (ADAMS) – The man who killed a Boone County deputy after a high-speed chase will never see the outside of prison. A judge yesterday sentenced Anthony Baumgardt to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Baumgardt was facing the death penalty, but he pleaded guilty to stay off death row. Baumgardt killed

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Police ask for help finding man wanted for sexual abuse of a child

Robert Fail GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a man wanted for several charges including sexual abuse of a child. Officials say Robert Fail is wanted on active warrants for Nine (9) Counts of Sexual Misconduct With A Minor, Theft, & Fraud. Robert

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Elizabeth Warren, MSNBC to host town hall in Fort Wayne

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Voters in Fort Wayne are going to get to see one of the Democrats running for president long before the state’s primary. MSNBC yesterday announced a town hall with Elizabeth Warren for Wednesday, June 5th in Fort Wayne. There’s no word yet about a location or

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Fewest fatalities reported in 4 years on Ohio roads over Memorial Day

COLUMBUS (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 12 deaths on Ohio’s roadways during the 2019 Memorial Day weekend according to provisional statistics. In 2018, there were 18 traffic deaths during the Memorial Day weekend. Three of this year’s fatalities were the result of not wearing a safety belt when available, two were

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Indiana continues to crow cover crop acreage

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Cover crops are touted as a way to improve soil health, and new research shows cover-crop acreage grew from 795,000 acres to 878,000 acres in Indiana between 2015 and 2017. Despite the increase, acres protected by cover crops are still just a fraction of corn and soybean acres. Comments from Soren Rundquist,

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Mobile home park stabbing leaves man with life threatening injuries

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department are investigating a stabbing incident which took place at approximately 5:54 a.m. this morning at 7326 Peerless Drive, between Wayne Trace and Paulding in the Stonecrest Mobile Home Park. Investigators learned that prior to the stabbing a domestic disturbance had taken place in

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Fewest fatalities reported in 4 years on Ohio roads over Memorial Day

COLUMBUS (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol is reporting 12 deaths on Ohio’s roadways during the 2019 Memorial Day weekend according to provisional statistics. In 2018, there were 18 traffic deaths during the Memorial Day weekend. Three of this year’s fatalities were the result of not wearing a safety belt when available, two were

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Fort Wayne police looking for missing teenager

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are looking for a missing teenager last seen on May 10, 2019, in Fort Wayne. Nilea Spural is described as a black female, around 5’4″ and weighing 222 pounds. If you have any information on her whereabouts call police. #MISSING!Nilea was last seen on May 10, 2019

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Fort Wayne police looking for missing teenager

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are looking for a missing teenager last seen on May 10, 2019, in Fort Wayne. Nilea Spural is described as a black female, around 5’4″ and weighing 222 pounds. If you have any information on her whereabouts call police. https://connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v3.3 #MISSING!Nilea was last seen on May 10,

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Indiana man arrested for flashing, found by online order

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities are able to find an accused flasher thanks to his online order at Walmart. Evansville Police say they were able to track down 29-year-old Matthew Gogarty after a Walmart worker says he flashed her back in April because he ordered some things from the store. Officers used the information in

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One injured Indiana school bus crash

MIAMI CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say on Tuesday, at approximately 7:34 a.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Miami County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on State Road 18, in front of a home at 2802 West, in which a Galveston woman was injured. The preliminary crash investigation

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City of Fort Wayne installs auditory crosswalks

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne has installed auditory crosswalks at three downtown locations that will assist athletes and guests who will visit Fort Wayne this summer for the 2019 International Blind Sports Federation Qualifying Competition. The crosswalks will also benefit visually impaired residents and visitors who are downtown on a

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Fundraising campaign begins for Foster Park Pavilion restoration

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Parks of Allen County have launched a fundraising campaign for the restoration of Foster Park Pavilion #3. Interested donors can make a contribution here. The planned project is intended to fully and accurately restore the historic stone pavilion in the Foster

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Hostage situation ends peacefully

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On May 25, 2019, at 11:52 am, the Fort Wayne Police Department received a 911 call from a female inside an apartment in the 5000 block of Maysville Rd. indicating she was being threatened and held hostage by a male. She also indicated the male was armed with handguns. Officers

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Resurfacing on I-69 in Allen, DeKalb Counties starts Tuesday

ALLEN AND DEKALB COUNTIES, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that Interstate 69 in Allen and DeKalb counties is scheduled to be resurfaced on or after Tuesday, May 28, weather permitting. The resurface work will take place during overnight hours between mile marker 316 in Allen County and mile marker 325 in

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City of Fort Wayne installs auditory crosswalks

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne has installed auditory crosswalks at three downtown locations that will assist athletes and guests who will visit Fort Wayne this summer for the 2019 International Blind Sports Federation Qualifying Competition. The crosswalks will also benefit visually impaired residents and visitors who are downtown on a

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Former Bengal, Ball State alum raises thousands for Celina relief

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A former Cincinnati Bengal and Ball State alum is raising big money for those affected by the tornado that hit Celina, Ohio Memorial Day. Kieth Wenning is from the Celina area and following Monday’s storm he took to Facebook to start a fundraiser that has so far raised over $20,000

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Fundraising campaign begins for Foster Park Pavilion restoration

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation and Friends of the Parks of Allen County have launched a fundraising campaign for the restoration of Foster Park Pavilion #3. Interested donors can make a contribution here. The planned project is intended to fully and accurately restore the historic stone pavilion in the Foster

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Police: Victim in officer-involved shooting had gun

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – More information is trickling out about last week’s officer-involved shooting in Fort Wayne. Police yesterday said that the victim, 26-year-old Shaquille Kelly, had a gun in ‘close proximity’ when he was shot by an officer. Fort Wayne Police are not saying if Kelly fired the gun, or even pointed it

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Indiana’s top cop warns Hoosiers to beware of storm chasers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – After tornadoes swept through on Memorial Day, Attorney General Hill warned Hoosiers to be wary of scams. Scammers often strike after severe storms, taking advantage of homeowners needing repairs. “We’ve all seen the significant damage that can result from storms ripping through neighborhoods,” Attorney General Hill said. “Hoosiers needing home repairs

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Coldwater Road receives statewide recognition

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Converting an old state highway to meet the needs of a changing corridor filled with homes, schools and businesses has earned Coldwater Road the distinction of Project of the Year honors for 2018 by the Indiana Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The award was presented at a

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FW Children’s Zoo for World Sea Lion and World Otter Day 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 1 PM to 6 PM, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will be participating in World Sea Lion and World Otter Day. You can join the Zoo in celebrating these spirited aquatic mammals while learning more about otters and sea lions across the globe. World

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Coldwater Road receives statewide recognition

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Converting an old state highway to meet the needs of a changing corridor filled with homes, schools and businesses has earned Coldwater Road the distinction of Project of the Year honors for 2018 by the Indiana Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA). The award was presented at a

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FW Children’s Zoo for World Sea Lion and World Otter Day 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Thursday, May 30, 2019, from 1 PM to 6 PM, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo will be participating in World Sea Lion and World Otter Day. You can join the Zoo in celebrating these spirited aquatic mammals while learning more about otters and sea lions across the globe. World

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Supreme Court strikes down portion of IN abortion law

WASHINGTON D.C. (ADAMS) – The Supreme Court is striking down part of an Indiana abortion law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence. Today, the High Court affirmed the lower court ruling that invalidated part of the law that prohibited abortion because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus, such as Down syndrome. The Supreme

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Pendleton storm damage and road closures

PENDLETON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Due to damage from the storm that hit the town of Pendleton last night ( Monday 5), all traffic into Pendleton has been suspended until crews can clear debris from streets and power can be restored. At I-69 exit 219, eastbound SR 38 is closed until further notice. On the east

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Resurfacing on I-69 in Allen, DeKalb Counties starts Tuesday

ALLEN AND DEKALB COUNTIES, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that Interstate 69 in Allen and DeKalb counties is scheduled to be resurfaced on or after Tuesday, May 28, weather permitting. The resurface work will take place during overnight hours between mile marker 316 in Allen County and mile marker 325 in

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Severe storms, tornadoes tear across central Indiana, NW Ohio

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – It could be a while before police and local leaders know just how bad the damage is from central Indiana’s latest round of storms. Forecasters say a line of severe thunderstorms cut across the state last night. There are a handful of reports of tornadoes. The town of Pendleton, in Madison

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Coroner identifies man found shot to death in southeast side home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 3411 Cheviot Drive to assist medics who were dispatched to a medical 911 call around 2 p.m. Once on scene, police and medics were directed to an upstairs apartment where an unresponsive male was observed. He was pronounced dead on the

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Hostage situation ends peacefully

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On May 25, 2019, at 11:52 am, the Fort Wayne Police Department received a 911 call from a female inside an apartment in the 5000 block of Maysville Rd. indicating she was being threatened and held hostage by a male. She also indicated the male was armed with handguns. Officers

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Addison Agen to open for Bob Seger

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Addison Agen had some big news for Twitter followers Thursday. She announced that she will be opening for Bob Seger next month. The Fort Wayne native rose to fame on NBC’s “The Voice.” Agen was the runner up in her season and won the hearts of not just us in

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Fort Wayne vehicle fleet ranks high on ‘100 Best Fleets List’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Public Works Division says the City’s fleet operation is one of the best in North America, as honored by Fleet Magazine’s selection of the 100 best Fleets in the Americas. Not only did Fort Wayne make the top 100, but Fort Wayne placed 5th in the award list presented

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Addison Agen to open for Bob Seger

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Addison Agen had some big news for Twitter followers Thursday. She announced that she will be opening for Bob Seger next month. The Fort Wayne native rose to fame on NBC’s “The Voice.” Agen was the runner up in her season and won the hearts of not just us in

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INDOT: Plan extra time for holiday weekend traffic

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Though the weather hasn’t always felt like it, summer is right around the corner. Memorial Day weekend traditionally marks the ceremonial start to summer as travel season ramps up. Whether you’re attending the Indianapolis 500, vacationing, visiting family and friends or just passing through, INDOT urges drivers to plan extra travel

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Youth Services Center worker named county “Employee of the Year”

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Board of Commissioners has presented its “Employee of the Year” award for 2018 to a worker at the county’s Youth Services Center for regularly going “above and beyond his job description.” Jeff Moore received the award Thursday during a special ceremony at the YSC facility on Lima

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Grace College alumna to appear on Jeopardy!

WINONA LAKE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Grace College alumna Dr. Susan Waller will appear on the popular game show Jeopardy! on Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. Waller, who graduated from Grace in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, went on to earn a graduate degree from Hunter College and a master’s and doctorate

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Fort Wayne vehicle fleet ranks high on ‘100 Best Fleets List’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Public Works Division says the City’s fleet operation is one of the best in North America, as honored by Fleet Magazine’s selection of the 100 best Fleets in the Americas. Not only did Fort Wayne make the top 100, but Fort Wayne placed 5th in the award list presented

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Youth Services Center worker named county “Employee of the Year”

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Board of Commissioners has presented its “Employee of the Year” award for 2018 to a worker at the county’s Youth Services Center for regularly going “above and beyond his job description.” Jeff Moore received the award Thursday during a special ceremony at the YSC facility on Lima

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Grace College alumna to appear on Jeopardy!

WINONA LAKE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Grace College alumna Dr. Susan Waller will appear on the popular game show Jeopardy! on Friday, May 24, at 7:30 p.m. Waller, who graduated from Grace in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts in English, went on to earn a graduate degree from Hunter College and a master’s and doctorate

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Mayor announces nonprofit grants

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced that eight local nonprofits will receive funding from the City’s federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars. Approximately $170,000 will be available to help low- and moderate-income residents with shelter, employment skills, domestic violence support and youth development. The Mayor made the announcement at

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Mayor announces nonprofit grants

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced that eight local nonprofits will receive funding from the City’s federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) dollars. Approximately $170,000 will be available to help low- and moderate-income residents with shelter, employment skills, domestic violence support and youth development. The Mayor made the announcement at

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Gym rats take over Fort Wayne for the 2019 Memorial Day Run-N-Slam

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – This holiday weekend, Gym Rats Basketball Association will host their 2019 Memorial Day Run-N-Slam May 24-26 at several locations throughout the city. Tournaments will take place at Spiece Fieldhouse, SportOne/Parkview Fieldhouse, Turnstone Plassman Athletic Center and Carroll Highschool. “The Annual Gym Rats Memorial Day Run N Slam has consistently

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Gym rats take over Fort Wayne for the 2019 Memorial Day Run-N-Slam

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – This holiday weekend, Gym Rats Basketball Association will host their 2019 Memorial Day Run-N-Slam May 24-26 at several locations throughout the city. Tournaments will take place at Spiece Fieldhouse, SportOne/Parkview Fieldhouse, Turnstone Plassman Athletic Center and Carroll Highschool. “The Annual Gym Rats Memorial Day Run N Slam has consistently

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ISP: If you are going to lie – make sure you can back it up

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a man is behind bars after a chase on I-65 Thursday night. ISP Trooper Carlson clocked a vehicle doing over 100 miles-per-hour (mph) in a construction zone around 11:30 p.m. The 2018 Chevrolet Malibu was clocked at 103 mph in the well-posted 55 mph work zone.

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Mayor Henry’s 2018-19 Youth Engagement Council celebrates graduation

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Twenty members from Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council have concluded their 12-month commitment to the program and graduated on Thursday during a ceremony at the University of Saint Francis. This year’s service-learning group attended conferences focused on youth leadership development and networking, including the Aim Youth Leadership Summit and

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Mayor Henry’s 2018-19 Youth Engagement Council celebrates graduation

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Twenty members from Mayor Tom Henry’s Youth Engagement Council have concluded their 12-month commitment to the program and graduated on Thursday during a ceremony at the University of Saint Francis. This year’s service-learning group attended conferences focused on youth leadership development and networking, including the Aim Youth Leadership Summit and

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Hoosier Riverwatch Workshop teaches citizens to monitor stream health

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council and the Tri-State Watershed Alliance will hold a free Hoosier Riverwatch basic training workshop at Metea County Park (8401 Union Chapel Rd., Fort Wayne, IN) on June 15, 2019, 8:30 – 4:30. Do you wonder about the quality of water in a stream near

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Hoosier Riverwatch Workshop teaches citizens to monitor stream health

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Northeastern Indiana Regional Coordinating Council and the Tri-State Watershed Alliance will hold a free Hoosier Riverwatch basic training workshop at Metea County Park (8401 Union Chapel Rd., Fort Wayne, IN) on June 15, 2019, 8:30 – 4:30. Do you wonder about the quality of water in a stream near

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Former Fort Wayne officer pleads guilty to battery

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that Wednesday, a battery investigation by their officers resulted in a guilty plea by former Fort Wayne Police Officer Charles Smith, 28, Fort Wayne, IN. Smith appeared in Allen Superior Court where he pled guilty to a misdemeanor count of battery. In March 2018, the Indiana

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Franke Park Master Plan available for public viewing

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has released the final version of the Franke Park Master Plan for public view. It can be viewed now here Established in 1921, Franke Park has served the recreational needs of the community and the region for nearly 100 years. In 1926, Arthur

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Franke Park Master Plan available for public viewing

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has released the final version of the Franke Park Master Plan for public view. It can be viewed now here Established in 1921, Franke Park has served the recreational needs of the community and the region for nearly 100 years. In 1926, Arthur

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Signal modernization planned for US 20, SR 120 in multiple counties

ELKHART, LAGRANGE AND STEUBEN COUNTIES, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says signal improvements planned along U.S. 20 and U.S. 120 in multiple counties. Beginning on or after Friday, May 24, INDOT contractor, Michiana, is scheduled to begin working on several locations, weather permitting. The project consists of installing new signal heads, cabinets

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McComb Family Foundation funds full Honor Flight taking off Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) will celebrate its 32nd flight to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. This is a celebration marking 10 years since the first Honor Flight from Fort Wayne, Indiana took place May 13, 2009, with 27 veterans. Due to a generous donation, the McComb Family

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Dozens of raccoon pets removed from Indianapolis home

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Animal rescuers are trying to figure out what to do with dozens of raccoons taken out of an Indianapolis home. Police say the home’s owner was raising the raccoons as pets. Neighbors say the animals were still wild and they’re happy to see them gone. Prosecutors in Indianapolis are not yet

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Signal modernization planned for US 20, SR 120 in multiple counties

ELKHART, LAGRANGE AND STEUBEN COUNTIES, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says signal improvements planned along U.S. 20 and U.S. 120 in multiple counties. Beginning on or after Friday, May 24, INDOT contractor, Michiana, is scheduled to begin working on several locations, weather permitting. The project consists of installing new signal heads, cabinets

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Indianapolis locks in NFL Scouting Combine until 2021

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Circle City will retain the NFL Scouting Combine through 2021. The NFL will then evaluate extending the partnership with a series of annual options after that. The decision announced yesterday comes after tourism agency Visit Indy says several cities were trying to get the Combine away from Indianapolis. The Combine

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Two killed in Hancock County plane crash

HANCOCK CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Two people are dead after a plane crashed in Hancock County. Indiana State Police say the crash happened around 12:45 p.m. The airplane with two passengers on board crashed into a farm field just north of the Mount Comfort Airport. Emergency crews were called to the area of County Road

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Indy 500 fans can ride electric scooters to, from race

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – There’s going to be another thing to watch out for at this year’s Indy 500. City leaders in both Indianapolis and Speedway this week said race fans will be able to ride electric scooters to and from the race. Fans won’t be able to bring the scooters into the speedway, but

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding robbery suspect

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a man responsible for a robbery. Police say that Thursday, the Village Pantry located at 1422 E 38th Street was held up. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a white baseball cap, a bandana over

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding robbery suspect

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a man responsible for a robbery. Police say that Thursday, the Village Pantry located at 1422 E 38th Street was held up. The suspect is described as a black male wearing a white baseball cap, a bandana over

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Indiana Secretary of State sending postcards to find voters

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – You don’t have to do anything with the postcard you’re going to get from the Indiana Secretary of State’s office. It’s the people who don’t get them that may need to act. The Secretary of State yesterday said it’s sending postcards to voters across Indiana as part of a voter accuracy

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$2 Million investment for first round of road conversions in Allen Co

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Board of Commissioners announced it is investing $2 million to help accelerate the conversion of 27 miles of gravel roads in the county to chip-and-seal hard surfaces this year. This first round of conversions is part of a plan put together by GAI Consulting for the county

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$2 Million investment for first round of road conversions in Allen Co

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Board of Commissioners announced it is investing $2 million to help accelerate the conversion of 27 miles of gravel roads in the county to chip-and-seal hard surfaces this year. This first round of conversions is part of a plan put together by GAI Consulting for the county

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Silver Alert issued for missing Fort Wayne woman

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared for a missing Fort Wayne woman. The City of Fort Wayne Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Janet Marie Leininger, a 72-year-old white female, 5 feet 4 inches tall, 130 pounds, hair is now gray with brown eyes, last seen wearing a

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IN doctor who gave prescriptions to abusers license suspended

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Attorney General Curtis Hill yesterday obtained a one-year suspension of the medical license of Dr. Faizuddin Shareef, a Lake County physician who gave prescriptions to patients battling addiction without regard to proper procedures and safeguards. In an administrative complaint against Shareef’s license filed in March, Hill alleged that Shareef provided substandard

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Northside pool and spraygrounds opening soon

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Northside Pool will be open for Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 25 – Monday, May 27. The rest of the summer schedule is as follows: – Saturday/Sunday, June 1-2 – Northside open, No other pools open – Monday, June 3 – No pools open (due to FWCS school still

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Suspect dead after overnight chase

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Police Department says that a shot was fired after a chase that ended with a vehicle crashing into a vacant home and one suspect dead. FWPD officials say that officers were patrolling the area of Reed Street and Baxter Street when they heard shots fired in the

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Fort Wayne crossing guard seriously hurt by school bus

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A crossing guard in Fort Wayne is recovering after being hit by a bus outside one local middle school. Police say the bus was pulling into Lane Middle School yesterday afternoon when the driver hit the crossing guard. Officers say the guard was seriously hurt. There were no kids on

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Two men arrested after Monday morning drug raids

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say they arrested two people Monday morning after two warrant searches turned up drugs including fentanyl, as well as guns. Just before 7 a.m., members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 2509 Winch St.

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Fort Wayne crossing guard seriously hurt by school bus

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A crossing guard in Fort Wayne is recovering after being hit by a bus outside one local middle school. Police say the bus was pulling into Lane Middle School yesterday afternoon when the driver hit the crossing guard. Officers say the guard was seriously hurt. There were no kids on

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Tyler Trent’s cancer cells used for pediatric research

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tyler Trent’s legacy lives on through a new book and extended cancer research. The book titled, “The Upset” went on sale yesterday, chronicling the Purdue Superfan’s battle with bone cancer. His father, Tony Trent says his son’s positive attitude captivated the nation. The Purdue Center for Cancer Research also announced

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Increased natural gas in home ahead of Jeffersonville explosion

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators are revealing more details about an explosion in Jeffersonville that damaged 15 homes. They say natural gas was flowing into a home at an increased rate before it exploded Sunday morning. 50-year-old William Phillips died in the explosion while a 45-year-old woman who was inside is in critical condition. Fire

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Veterans National Memorial Shrine to be rededicated Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Rededication Ceremonies are now set for May 25th at the Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum Fort Wayne, In. Rededication of the Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum will take place at 11 a.m. at 2122 O’Day Road, According to Commander Greg Bedford “This has been a labor of love

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City, county offices to be closed on Memorial Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in recognition of Memorial Day. There will be no residential garbage and recycling collection on Monday, May 27. The collection schedule will be pushed back one day for that entire week. The City will resume regular business

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World Turtle Day celebrations head to Children’s Zoo Thursday

Fort Wayne Ind. (ADAMS) – You can join the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 1 PM to 6 PM, as they highlight World Turtle Day. This family fun and educational event will include a variety of educational stations, where guests of all ages can learn about the turtles and tortoises that

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Veterans National Memorial Shrine to be rededicated Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Rededication Ceremonies are now set for May 25th at the Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum Fort Wayne, In. Rededication of the Veterans National Memorial Shrine & Museum will take place at 11 a.m. at 2122 O’Day Road, According to Commander Greg Bedford “This has been a labor of love

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ISP: Woman was high on several drugs, causing crash

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say officers investigated a two-vehicle personal injury crash at the intersection of US 41 at Bellemeade Avenue Tuesday morning at approximately 10:00. Preliminary investigation revealed Misty D. Koons, 41, of Evansville, was driving her 2002 Chevrolet S-10 southbound on US 41 when she disregarded the automatic signal

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City, county offices to be closed on Memorial Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s offices will be closed on Monday, May 27 in recognition of Memorial Day. There will be no residential garbage and recycling collection on Monday, May 27. The collection schedule will be pushed back one day for that entire week. The City will resume regular business

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World Turtle Day celebrations head to Children’s Zoo Thursday

Fort Wayne Ind. (ADAMS) – You can join the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Thursday, May 23, 2019, from 1 PM to 6 PM, as they highlight World Turtle Day. This family fun and educational event will include a variety of educational stations, where guests of all ages can learn about the turtles and tortoises that

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2019 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program now open

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 2019 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program is now open. This is the second year for the program, which is designed to support neighborhood projects that beautify public spaces and strengthen community involvement. Information and guidelines about the Neighborhood Improvement Grant program can be found here by clicking on the resources

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2019 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program now open

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 2019 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program is now open. This is the second year for the program, which is designed to support neighborhood projects that beautify public spaces and strengthen community involvement. Information and guidelines about the Neighborhood Improvement Grant program can be found here by clicking on the resources

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‘American Taliban’ suspect to be released from Terre Haute prison

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The man known as the American Taliban will start his journey to freedom in Terre Haute. Federal prison officials say John Walker Lindh will be released from the prison in Terre Haute tomorrow. U.S. Forces captured Lindh in Afghanistan after the attack on September 11th. He pleaded guilty in 2002

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What’s the Signature Snack Food for Every State?

You can really learn a lot about a state from its signature SNACK FOOD. Buzzfeed just put together a list of the snack food that every state is known for. A lot of the picks are hard to argue with, like French fries for Idaho . . . Whoopie Pies for Maine . . .

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Carmel synagogue vandalism was supposed to be arson

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) -The spray-painted swastikas at a Carmel synagogue were Plan B. Federal prosecutors yesterday said 21-year-old Nolan Brewer originally planned to set the synagogue on fire last year. A judge yesterday sentenced Brewer to three years in prison. The FBI says Brewer and his underage wife planned a larger attack, but Brewer said

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Indiana sues family of OxyContin maker

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) -The state of Indiana wants to hold the family that owns the company that makes OxyContin personally responsible for the state’s opioid crisis. Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill filed a lawsuit on Monday against the Sackler family who owns Purdue Pharma. Hill says the family personally benefited from the over-supply of opioid

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Missing Garrett teen found in Tennessee

Shayden Howard DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The search for a missing Garrett teen is over. Police in Chattanooga, Tennessee say they found 14-year-old Shayden Howard after they arrested the man who Indiana police think took him. On Monday, May 6, 2019, Shayden D. Howard was reported missing to the Garrett Police Department by his

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TinCaps to unveil POW/MIA chair at Parkview Field

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) 0 The TinCaps are set to unveil a special chair at Parkview Field dedicated to Prisoners of War and military members Missing in Action. The unveiling is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 24 (10 a.m.). In dedicating the POW/MIA Chair, the TinCaps have partnered with the National Society of

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TinCaps to unveil POW/MIA chair at Parkview Field

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) 0 The TinCaps are set to unveil a special chair at Parkview Field dedicated to Prisoners of War and military members Missing in Action. The unveiling is scheduled to take place on Friday, May 24 (10 a.m.). In dedicating the POW/MIA Chair, the TinCaps have partnered with the National Society of

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding wanted woman

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a woman they say is wanted. On May 16th a vehicle was stolen from the 900 block of East 38th Street. A short time later, the same vehicle was involved in a wreck in the area of

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding wanted woman

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a woman they say is wanted. On May 16th a vehicle was stolen from the 900 block of East 38th Street. A short time later, the same vehicle was involved in a wreck in the area of

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Silver Alert issued for two South Bend girls

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – The South Bend Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Eleanor Rushing, a 1-year-old white female, 30 inches tall, 30 pounds, light brown hair with hazel eyes, last seen wearing blue and white striped shirt and red pants. Halle Rushing, a 6-year-old white female, 4 feet tall, 60 pounds, blond

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Two men arrested after Monday morning drug raids

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say they arrested two people Monday morning after two warrant searches turned up drugs including fentanyl, as well as guns. Just before 7 a.m., members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 2509 Winch St.

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ISP: Extra troopers will be patrolling this Memorial Day weekend

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police and area law enforcement agencies are participating in the “Click it or Ticket” enforcement campaign through the Memorial Day weekend and would like to remind all motorists the importance of doing their part to help ensure everyone’s safety. AAA predicts that 37.6 million Americans will travel by car

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High water closes several roads in Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Highway Department reports the following roads are still affected by high water: South County Line Rd. between US 27 and Winchester Rd Marion Center Rd. between US 27 and Winchester Rd. Bostic Rd. between S. Anthony Ext. and US 2 Motorists should drive with caution and not

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Bridge maintenance planned for U.S. 27 in Adams County on Tuesday

ADAMS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that bridge maintenance is scheduled for U.S. 27 over the St. Mary’s River, in Adams County, on or after Tuesday, May 21, weather permitting. Beginning Tuesday, May 21, motorists may experience alternating lane restrictions on U.S. 27 over the St. Mary’s River, between C.R.

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Bridge maintenance planned for U.S. 27 in Adams County on Tuesday

ADAMS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that bridge maintenance is scheduled for U.S. 27 over the St. Mary’s River, in Adams County, on or after Tuesday, May 21, weather permitting. Beginning Tuesday, May 21, motorists may experience alternating lane restrictions on U.S. 27 over the St. Mary’s River, between C.R.

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Bills passed to help Indiana farmers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana laws enacted this session will help Hoosier farming families. State Representative Sean Eberhart pushed a bill to take hemp off the banned substance list, so farmers can capitalize on yet another crop. Eberhart says his bill will help expand agricultural opportunities to grow hemp for textiles, paper, building materials and

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Mayor Henry proclaims May 19-25 as EMS Week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) -Mayor Tom Henry proclaimed May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in the City of Fort Wayne. Mayor Henry read the proclamation at the offices of Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (TRAA) on Hayden Street last Friday. Officials from TRAA and local public safety leaders from the Fort Wayne Fire Department,

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TinCaps president inducted into the Northeast IN Baseball Hall of Fame

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne TinCaps Team President Mike Nutter is set to be inducted into the Northeast Indiana Baseball Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 19. Nutter is a three-time Midwest League Executive of the Year, having earned the award in 2004, 2009, and 2015. In a league that traces its

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Mayor Henry proclaims May 19-25 as EMS Week

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) -Mayor Tom Henry proclaimed May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week in the City of Fort Wayne. Mayor Henry read the proclamation at the offices of Three Rivers Ambulance Authority (TRAA) on Hayden Street last Friday. Officials from TRAA and local public safety leaders from the Fort Wayne Fire Department,

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Time to cut your yard! The Tall Grass/Weed Program starts today

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s Tall Grass/Weed Program kicks off today, May 20, 2019. Neighborhood Code Compliance is responsible for enforcing the City’s Tall Grass/Weed Program, which calls for weeds or grass to be no taller than nine inches. Reports of high grass or weeds that exceed nine inches will

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Disabled vehicle call turns violent against trooper

GARY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say two law enforcement officers are recovering after a call turned violent. ISP sayd that Sunday morning at approximately 6:08 a.m., Senior Trooper Anthony Potesta was dispatched to a disabled vehicle on I-80/94 eastbound lanes at the 7.9-mile marker. This is in the area of Burr St. in

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TinCaps president inducted into the Northeast IN Baseball Hall of Fame

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne TinCaps Team President Mike Nutter is set to be inducted into the Northeast Indiana Baseball Association Hall of Fame on Sunday, May 19. Nutter is a three-time Midwest League Executive of the Year, having earned the award in 2004, 2009, and 2015. In a league that traces its

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St. Joseph River levels lowered for flashboard installation

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Water levels on the St. Joseph River north of the St. Joseph Dam were lowered last weekend in order to install flashboards at the dam. City Utilities installs the flashboards each spring to increase the amount of water held behind the dam. The City says this ensures that Fort Wayne

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Man charged in shooting at house party near Ball State

MUNCIE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Muncie man is facing attempted murder charges following a shooting over the weekend near Ball State University that left seven people wounded. Va Shaun Harnett is being held without bond in the Delaware County jail. The shooting happened early Saturday at an off-campus house party in the 24-hundred block of

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Angola man killed in moped crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A moped driver is dead after a crash in Steuben County on Saturday night. Around 10:30, the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident on CR 200 W North of US HWY 20. Upon arrival, deputies determined a southbound 2007 Chevrolet Impala driven by Robert Watson, age 38, of

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Indiana makes headway in annual senior health report

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – While the overall health of older Hoosiers is improving, a new report reveals Indiana still has a ways to go when it comes to the physical and mental well-being of those age 60-plus. Indiana is 36th in the America’s Health Rankings’ “2019 Senior Report,” up from 39th in 2018.

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St. Joseph River levels lowered for flashboard installation

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Water levels on the St. Joseph River north of the St. Joseph Dam were lowered last weekend in order to install flashboards at the dam. City Utilities installs the flashboards each spring to increase the amount of water held behind the dam. The City says this ensures that Fort Wayne

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Trooper’s car hit by drunk driver, while arresting a drunk driver

GARY, Ind. (ADAMS) – A trooper while sitting in his police car with an impaired driver was hit in the rear of his police car by a second impaired driver. At approximately 12:10 a.m., this Saturday, May 18th, 2019, morning, Trooper Ala’a Hamed was sitting stationary facing southbound on the west shoulder near the intersection

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Moped driver suffers life-threatening injuries in crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man is fighting for his life after a weekend crash. Police say a man on a moped got into an accident at an intersection on Fort Wayne’s northwest side Saturday night. At approximately 9:51 p.m., Fort Wayne officers responded to the intersection of Coliseum Blvd. and Goshen

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One person killed in southern Indiana house explosion

JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One person is dead and more than a dozen homes are damaged after an explosion in southern Indiana. Firefighters in Jeffersonville say it happened early yesterday morning at a home on the city’s northeast side. Two other people were hurt in the explosion. Firefighters are not saying what they think led

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Health officials encourage safe swimming this summer

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is reminding Hoosiers to protect themselves from illness and injury in pools, lakes and other bodies of water as part of Healthy and Safe Swimming Week, which is observed May 20-26, 2019. In Indiana, 114 people died of drowning in 2017. According to the

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Noble County Deputy Wrangles Loose Bull, Names It ‘Mud Pie’

Sometimes police officers have to help out with unique situations. The Noble County Sheriff’s Department in Indiana responded Wednesday (May 15th) to a neighborhood in Cromwell on a report of a bull on the loose.   A nearby neighbor was able to catch the bull and keep it calm, but the responding deputy got attached

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Noble County deputy wrangles loose bull, names it ‘Mud Pie’

Sometimes police officers have to help out with unique situations. The Noble County Sheriff’s Department in Indiana responded Wednesday (May 15th) to a neighborhood in Cromwell on a report of a bull on the loose.   A nearby neighbor was able to catch the bull and keep it calm, but the responding deputy got attached

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Fort Wayne police ask for help in identifying shooting suspect

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community in helping to ID the person in this photo. If anyone knows who the person in this photograph may be they are asked to call Crime Stoppers 260-436-STOP (7867) or the Detective Bureau 260-427-1201. He is a person

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Family of five safe after Friday morning fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A family of five is safe after a fire on Friday morning. Around 9:30, the Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to 1615 Dodge Avenue by the homeowner. Crews arrived to find a fire on the exterior of the home that had extended into the structure. The homeowner was alerted

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Family of five safe after Friday morning fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A family of five is safe after a fire on Friday morning. Around 9:30, the Fort Wayne Fire Department was called to 1615 Dodge Avenue by the homeowner. Crews arrived to find a fire on the exterior of the home that had extended into the structure. The homeowner was alerted

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Indiana’s April unemployment report released

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s unemployment rate remains at 3.6 percent for April, and the national rate also stands at 3.6 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force had a

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Allen County SPCA holds PetSmart adoptions this weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you’ve been thinking of adopting a new four-legged family member, consider doing so at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Event. Saturday & Sunday, May 18 & 19, 2019, the Allen County SPCA will be at PetSmart, 10260 Maysville Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46835 with adoptable dogs and cats from

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Memorial Day parade and events scheduled at the Coliseum

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The annual Memorial Day Parade on Parnell Avenue, sponsored by the Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations, will be held Monday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m., with a ceremony immediately following the parade. The parade line up will start at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of State Street and Parnell

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Fort Wayne gets failing bike grade

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne may be a bike-friendly city on paper, but bicycle advocates say the city is failing. The bicycle group Places For Bikes this month gave Fort Wayne a one-point-nine out of five score for bike friendliness. The city’s best score is for the reach of Fort Wayne’s bike paths

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Memorial Day parade and events scheduled at the Coliseum

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The annual Memorial Day Parade on Parnell Avenue, sponsored by the Allen County Council of Veterans Organizations, will be held Monday, May 27 at 11:00 a.m., with a ceremony immediately following the parade. The parade line up will start at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of State Street and Parnell

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Fort Wayne gets failing bike grade

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne may be a bike-friendly city on paper, but bicycle advocates say the city is failing. The bicycle group Places For Bikes this month gave Fort Wayne a one-point-nine out of five score for bike friendliness. The city’s best score is for the reach of Fort Wayne’s bike paths

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Matt Damon, Christian Bale to be honorary starters at Indy 500

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The honorary starters for the 103rd running of the Indy 500 are being announced. Actors Matt Damon and Christian Bale will wave the green flag this year. The Oscar winners take the place of “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth, who was the honorary starter last year. This year will also feature Kelly

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Woman killed in rollover crash on I-69

DAVIESS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that troopers from the Jasper District investigated a single vehicle fatal crash that occurred on I-69 near the 68 mile-marker on Wednesday. Preliminary investigation efforts suggest Heather Niemeier, 43, Evansville was traveling northbound when she lost control of her vehicle, struck a guardrail and ultimately came to

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Indiana State Police K9 “Loki” apprehends wanted fugitive

GREEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that on Wednesday afternoon officers with Bloomington District A.C.E.S. were in eastern Greene County attempting to locate Jesse D. Burton (36, of Bloomfield). Troopers obtained information that Burton was wanted on active felony warrants through both Lawrence and Martin Counties, and was possibly living and working

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Fort Wayne man arrested for liquid THC

DELAWARE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Just before midnight on Wednesday, Trooper Bradley Tucker was sitting in a crossover on I-69 around the 241-mile marker when he clocked a northbound car at 102 M.P.H. Tucker pulled out and attempted to catch up to the vehicle as it exited at the SR 332 exit. Tucker watched as

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Man escapes injury after crashing semi on SR 8

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in DeKalb County are investigating a crash that they believe was caused by heavy rain. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Brian McIntosh,60, of Wauseon, Ohio was driving a semi westbound on State Road 8 east of County Road 41 around 10 p.m. Thursday night. He told officers

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Innovative Engineering Services to celebrate new downtown office

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A local company with national reach is moving into downtown Fort Wayne. Innovative Engineering Services (IES) will host a grand opening celebration for its new office, located at 118 W. Washington Blvd., on Wednesday, May 22. The festivities will start with ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. IES is a comprehensive

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Cummins to expand three Indiana sites

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Cummins is promising more jobs “over time” as it looks to expand in central Indiana. The heavy engine maker yesterday said it’s looking to grow at its plants in Indianapolis and Columbus, as well as at an office center in Greenwood. The company says the plan is to open up the

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Fort Wayne man arrested for liquid THC

DELAWARE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Just before midnight on Wednesday, Trooper Bradley Tucker was sitting in a crossover on I-69 around the 241-mile marker when he clocked a northbound car at 102 M.P.H. Tucker pulled out and attempted to catch up to the vehicle as it exited at the SR 332 exit. Tucker watched as

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Man escapes injury after crashing semi on SR 8

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in DeKalb County are investigating a crash that they believe was caused by heavy rain. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Brian McIntosh,60, of Wauseon, Ohio was driving a semi westbound on State Road 8 east of County Road 41 around 10 p.m. Thursday night. He told officers

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Innovative Engineering Services to celebrate new downtown office

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A local company with national reach is moving into downtown Fort Wayne. Innovative Engineering Services (IES) will host a grand opening celebration for its new office, located at 118 W. Washington Blvd., on Wednesday, May 22. The festivities will start with ribbon-cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. IES is a comprehensive

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Allen Co CASA Day at the Zoo celebrates the efforts of volunteers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Sunday, May 19, Allen County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers and family members will attend CASA Day at the Zoo. The group of 230 will be wearing bright green “Wild about CASA” t-shirts. They will assemble in the Twiga Pavilion 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for a buffet

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Annual “Cop on a Rooftop” fundraiser held Friday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The annual “Cop on a Rooftop” event will take place Friday, May 17, from 5 a.m. until noon. Law enforcement officials will be stationed on rooftops at 16 participating Dunkin’ locations across the state of Indiana – doubling the number of participating locations from last year – collecting money for

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Police: Bicyclist killed by drunk driver in Noble Co

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials out of Noble County say one man is dead after being hit by an intoxicated motorist. At approximately 9:35 pm Tuesday, Noble County 911 Communications was made aware of a motor vehicle accident that occurred at 9679 West County Road 1200 North, Ligonier. Deputies from the Lagrange County Sheriff’s

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Allen Co CASA Day at the Zoo celebrates the efforts of volunteers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Sunday, May 19, Allen County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteers and family members will attend CASA Day at the Zoo. The group of 230 will be wearing bright green “Wild about CASA” t-shirts. They will assemble in the Twiga Pavilion 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for a buffet

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Annual “Cop on a Rooftop” fundraiser held Friday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The annual “Cop on a Rooftop” event will take place Friday, May 17, from 5 a.m. until noon. Law enforcement officials will be stationed on rooftops at 16 participating Dunkin’ locations across the state of Indiana – doubling the number of participating locations from last year – collecting money for

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Speed believed to be factor in DeKalb County crash

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in DeKalb County are investigating a crash that sent one man to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan D. Haag, 25, of Edon, Ohio was traveling Westbound in the 7300 Block of Cr 28 when his Pontiac Grand Prix sped up before leaving

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Speed believed to be factor in DeKalb County crash

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in DeKalb County are investigating a crash that sent one man to the hospital Wednesday afternoon. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, Jonathan D. Haag, 25, of Edon, Ohio was traveling Westbound in the 7300 Block of Cr 28 when his Pontiac Grand Prix sped up before leaving

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Embassy getsNational Endowment for the Arts $10,000 grant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for the fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to the Embassy Theatre for SCORE!,

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Indiana State Police remind of motorcycle safety

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The warm weather of spring and summer brings increased motorcycle traffic with Hoosiers out riding for recreation and transportation. According to ICJI, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, motorcycles are involved in less than 2 percent of crashes in Indiana but make up nearly 13 percent of all Indiana traffic deaths. Motorcycle

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Embassy getsNational Endowment for the Arts $10,000 grant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – National Endowment for the Arts Acting Chairman Mary Anne Carter has approved more than $80 million in grants as part of the Arts Endowment’s second major funding announcement for the fiscal year 2019. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $10,000 to the Embassy Theatre for SCORE!,

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Single vehicle accident on I-70 sends one to the hospital

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that around 10 a.m., Thursday, officers responded to a single vehicle accident on Interstate 70 at the 10-mile marker eastbound, that sent a Belleville, Illinois man to the hospital. The initial investigation by Indiana State Police Sergeant Joe Rutledge indicated that a 2018 International semi-tractor trailer

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Silver Alert issued, Police looking for missing Garrett teen

Shayden Howard GARRETT, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police across the state of Indiana are asking for help in finding a missing 14-year-old. He’s described as big for his age, standing six-foot-one, and weighs nearly 200 pounds. Police believe he may be with an adult man. Officers say they think he’s still in the DeKalb County-area. Shayden

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Man who killed gas station clerk sentenced to 65 years

Fort Wayne Police Department FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The man who killed a Meijer gas station clerk on Thanksgiving in 2017 has been sentenced. It comes following a plea deal after he was charged with Rivera was formally charged with Murder, Robbery Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury, and Use of a Firearm in Commission of

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Fort Wayne police ask for help in identifying shooting suspect

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is requesting the assistance of the community in helping to ID the person in this photo. If anyone knows who the person in this photograph may be they are asked to call Crime Stoppers 260-436-STOP (7867) or the Detective Bureau 260-427-1201. He is a person

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State Police handle “sticky situation” on I-80/94

HAMMOND, Ind. (ADAMS) – A rollover crash in the eastbound lanes of I-80/94 at Calumet Avenue closed the roadway for hours Wednesday morning. A semi hauling containers of “Amber Honey” lost control and rolled over. The semi was hauling 41,000 pounds of the honey. Five of these containers came out of the box trailer and

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Indiana Michigan Power pitches nearly 12 percent rate hike

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Power bills could be going up for folks in and around Fort Wayne. Indiana Michigan Power yesterday asked the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for a nearly 12 percent rate hike. I&M says it wants to use the money to install smart meters and create incentives for electric cars. If regulators

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Mayor Henry to host ‘Mayor’s Night In’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry will host a Mayor’s Night In from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, May 20. The event will be held on the fourth floor of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. Residents are invited to schedule an appointment to meet with Mayor Henry to have an open dialogue about

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Open Streets Fort Wayne returns July 14

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fun in the streets returns for the third annual Open Streets Fort Wayne. The free, fun-filled day, closes Calhoun Street to vehicle traffic and brings the community together to walk, bike, skate and play in the street. Parkview Health is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Open Streets Fort Wayne

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Bottle Works Lofts celebrates grand opening

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry joined representatives from Miller-Valentine Group and Vincent Village gathered in celebrating the grand opening of Bottle Works Lofts, the historic rehabilitation of the former Coca-Cola bottling facility, 1631 E. Pontiac St on Monday. Miller-Valentine Group and Vincent Village are co-developers of the project with Vincent Village acting

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Mayor Henry to host ‘Mayor’s Night In’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry will host a Mayor’s Night In from 5:30-7 p.m. on Monday, May 20. The event will be held on the fourth floor of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St. Residents are invited to schedule an appointment to meet with Mayor Henry to have an open dialogue about

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Two local officers added to national monument

WASHINGTON D.C. (ADAMS) – Two northern Indiana law enforcement officers will be remembered for their service. Dozens of Indiana police officers were in Washington D.C. yesterday as the names of Allen County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Joseph Cox Jr. and Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley were added to the national law enforcement memorial. Cox died

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Open Streets Fort Wayne returns July 14

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fun in the streets returns for the third annual Open Streets Fort Wayne. The free, fun-filled day, closes Calhoun Street to vehicle traffic and brings the community together to walk, bike, skate and play in the street. Parkview Health is the presenting sponsor of this year’s Open Streets Fort Wayne

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Seymour man killed in Jackson County crash

CROTHERSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that Tuesday, shortly before 5:00 pm, officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on I-65 southbound near the 40-mile marker that claimed the life of a Seymour, Indiana man. The initial investigation by Trooper Korry Clark, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team, indicated that a 2005 Ford truck

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Summer Nights at the Embassy launches May 22

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Single tickets for the fourth season of Summer Nights at the Embassy are on sale to the general public Wednesday, May 15 (starting at 10 a.m.). The entertainment series takes place every Wednesday, May 22 to Aug. 28. Each night is designed to be a relaxing chance to savor summer

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Summer Nights at the Embassy launches May 22

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Single tickets for the fourth season of Summer Nights at the Embassy are on sale to the general public Wednesday, May 15 (starting at 10 a.m.). The entertainment series takes place every Wednesday, May 22 to Aug. 28. Each night is designed to be a relaxing chance to savor summer

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DEVELOPING: FWPD search for suspect in Sherman Blvd shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are investigating after a shooting off Sherman Boulevard Wednesday morning. Officers responded to the 2500 block of Sherman just before 7 a.m. on reports of the possible shooting. One victim was reportedly taken to a local hospital in serious condition. Officers shut down Sherman between State and

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Police: Bicyclist killed by drunk driver in Noble Co

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials out of Noble County say one man is dead after being hit by an intoxicated motorist. At approximately 9:35 pm Tuesday, Noble County 911 Communications was made aware of a motor vehicle accident that occurred at 9679 West County Road 1200 North, Ligonier. Deputies from the Lagrange County Sheriff’s

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Fort Wayne police look for answers after woman’s bloody death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Fort Wayne are looking for answers after finding a woman dead and covered in blood in a home on the city’s northwest side. EMS and Fort Wayne Fire Department were called to 3020 Lincolndale Avenue regarding a medical event. Upon arrival to the home they found a female

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Indiana’s highways, airports have different needs

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – This is Infrastructure Week, and there are many ideas on the table for how to fix deteriorating infrastructure in Indiana and other states. The White House and congressional leaders are expected to meet again next week to hash out a proposed $2 trillion infrastructure improvement plan. There’s been some talk

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Road repair scheduled for S.R. 37 in Allen County on Monday

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 37 is scheduled for roadway repair on or after Monday, May 13, weather permitting. Work on the project includes improving the driving surface for motorists between Bull Rapids Run near Harlan and the Ohio State Line. During the day, drivers are cautioned

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Indiana’s highways, airports have different needs

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – This is Infrastructure Week, and there are many ideas on the table for how to fix deteriorating infrastructure in Indiana and other states. The White House and congressional leaders are expected to meet again next week to hash out a proposed $2 trillion infrastructure improvement plan. There’s been some talk

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Man shot, business robbed at St. Joe and Lake

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police responded to an armed robbery with a shooting at 1100 St Joe Blvd on Friday afternoon. Upon arrival at SMS Property Management around 5:30, they found a man suffering from gunshots. He was transported to a local hospital where he was said to be suffering from life-threatening injuries. He

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Two cats perish as fire damages southeast side home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A southeast side home was damaged by fire Sunday evening. Fort Wayne Fire Department units responded to 4529 Winston Drive when the neighbor called and said there was smoke coming from a house next door around 5:30 p.m. The first fire unit arrived and had smoke coming from a two-story

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Bottle Works Lofts celebrates grand opening

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry joined representatives from Miller-Valentine Group and Vincent Village gathered in celebrating the grand opening of Bottle Works Lofts, the historic rehabilitation of the former Coca-Cola bottling facility, 1631 E. Pontiac St on Monday. Miller-Valentine Group and Vincent Village are co-developers of the project with Vincent Village acting

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New initiative launches to revitalize small communities

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new development company launched this week that seeks to aid small-town America in tapping its full potential by helping to restore its vibrancy. The village of every city—often downtown—serves as its heart. Each has a unique history that can be leveraged to improve community pride, enhance opportunities and restore hope

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Pursuit gets Vigo County man all wet and sent to jail

VIGO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say on Monday, at approximately 4:25 p.m., Trooper Andrew Mattern and Sergeant Kris Fitzgerald were patrolling together in northern Vigo County. While patrolling, they attempted to serve an active warrant for conversion out of Vigo County to a residence. The warrant was for a Kenneth Rogers, 35,

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New law requires externship for Indiana teachers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – One of Indiana’s new laws wants to get teachers to learn outside of the classroom. The new plan offers teachers an externship as a way to renew their teaching license. Teachers in Indiana need to recertify their license every five years. State Senator Dennis Kruse says the idea is to get

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New law requires externship for Indiana teachers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – One of Indiana’s new laws wants to get teachers to learn outside of the classroom. The new plan offers teachers an externship as a way to renew their teaching license. Teachers in Indiana need to recertify their license every five years. State Senator Dennis Kruse says the idea is to get

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Manhunt for suspects who poured bullets into Colts worker’s home

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Indianapolis are looking for the suspects who they say fired over 70 bullets into the home of an Indianapolis Colts assistant on Mother’s Day. Police say no one was hurt in the shooting on the city’s far west side Sunday evening. Indianapolis Police say they are looking for at

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New Haven man escapes serious injury after driving under semi

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash early Sunday afternoon on I-69, north of the Markle exit, in which a man from New Haven was fortunate to not have sustained any serious injuries after his vehicle drove under a moving semi-trailer. Preliminary investigation by Master Trooper Kurt Jack indicated

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Two cats perish as fire damages southeast side home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A southeast side home was damaged by fire Sunday evening. Fort Wayne Fire Department units responded to 4529 Winston Drive when the neighbor called and said there was smoke coming from a house next door around 5:30 p.m. The first fire unit arrived and had smoke coming from a two-story

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New initiative launches to revitalize small communities

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new development company launched this week that seeks to aid small-town America in tapping its full potential by helping to restore its vibrancy. The village of every city—often downtown—serves as its heart. Each has a unique history that can be leveraged to improve community pride, enhance opportunities and restore hope

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Two local officers added to national monument

WASHINGTON D.C. (ADAMS) – Two northern Indiana law enforcement officers will be remembered for their service. Dozens of Indiana police officers were in Washington D.C. yesterday as the names of Allen County Sheriff’s Deputy Sgt. Joseph Cox Jr. and Fort Wayne Police Officer David Tinsley were added to the national law enforcement memorial. Cox died

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Wet spring has Indiana farmers way behind

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Usually by the second full week of May, Indiana farmers have half of their corn crop in the ground. That’s not the case this year. The latest crop report for the state shows just six percent of the crop is planted. Farmers say the wet spring has delayed planting, now there

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Stretch of S.R. 8 in Noble County to be resurfaced on Monday

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 8 is scheduled to be resurfaced on or after Monday, May 13, weather permitting. The resurfacing work will take place on S.R. 8 between Seventh Street and the north junction of S.R. 8 and S.R. 3. During the day, drivers are cautioned

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Stretch of S.R. 8 in Noble County to be resurfaced on Monday

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 8 is scheduled to be resurfaced on or after Monday, May 13, weather permitting. The resurfacing work will take place on S.R. 8 between Seventh Street and the north junction of S.R. 8 and S.R. 3. During the day, drivers are cautioned

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Man shot, business robbed at St. Joe and Lake

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police responded to an armed robbery with a shooting at 1100 St Joe Blvd on Friday afternoon. Upon arrival at SMS Property Management around 5:30, they found a man suffering from gunshots. He was transported to a local hospital where he was said to be suffering from life-threatening injuries. He

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Road closure planned for S.R. 5 in Noble County Monday

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says S.R. 5 in Noble County is expected to close on or after Monday, May 13, weather permitting. The closure will allow contractors to replace a small structure over Lower Ditch, south of C.R. W 350 S in Noble County. Access to homes and businesses

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Road closure planned for S.R. 5 in Noble County Monday

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says S.R. 5 in Noble County is expected to close on or after Monday, May 13, weather permitting. The closure will allow contractors to replace a small structure over Lower Ditch, south of C.R. W 350 S in Noble County. Access to homes and businesses

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‘Popsicle Pop-Ups’ to talk public art start on Monday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Public Art Commission is inviting area residents to share their opinions about public art at one of five pop-up meetings scheduled throughout May. On Monday, May 13 two meetings are scheduled from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. One will take place at Bridge of Grace Church, 5100 Gaywood

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Road repair scheduled for S.R. 37 in Allen County on Monday

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 37 is scheduled for roadway repair on or after Monday, May 13, weather permitting. Work on the project includes improving the driving surface for motorists between Bull Rapids Run near Harlan and the Ohio State Line. During the day, drivers are cautioned

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FWPD: Drug dealer arrested in Friday warrant search

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Friday, May 10th, 2019 at approximately 07:43 hours A.M. members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 533 Villa Park Court. Undercover Detectives made previous purchases of Methamphetamine from Derek Morris. Those purchases combined with surveillance on

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FWPD: Drug dealer arrested in Friday warrant search

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Friday, May 10th, 2019 at approximately 07:43 hours A.M. members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 533 Villa Park Court. Undercover Detectives made previous purchases of Methamphetamine from Derek Morris. Those purchases combined with surveillance on

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Indiana State Police warns of ‘Click It or Ticket’ patrols

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – This month, troopers across the state will join law-enforcement agencies across the nation to increase enforcement of seat-belt laws for Click It or Ticket. Multiple weeks of highly visible patrols will be watching for unrestrained passengers in cars and trucks, both children and adults, the front seat and back, both day

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Indiana State Police warns of ‘Click It or Ticket’ patrols

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – This month, troopers across the state will join law-enforcement agencies across the nation to increase enforcement of seat-belt laws for Click It or Ticket. Multiple weeks of highly visible patrols will be watching for unrestrained passengers in cars and trucks, both children and adults, the front seat and back, both day

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Driver arrested with blood alcohol level four times the limit

VIGO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – At approximately 4:50 p.m., on May 8, 2019, Trooper Andrew Mattern was patrolling near US 41 and Harlan Drive when he stopped a KIA Optima passenger vehicle for unsafe lane movement. The driver was identified as Holly C. Roshto, 54, of Terre Haute. A driver’s license check revealed that Roshto

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Man charged in barbershop murder apprehended in Mississippi

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say confirm the man charged with shooting and killing a man at a Lake Avenue barbershop was arrested Thursday in Starkville, Mississippi. US Marshalls apprehended James Dodson, Jr. on a Murder and Criminal Recklessness warrant issued by the Fort Wayne Police Department. Police believe Dodson killed Michael

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Two injured, passenger extricated from vehicle in I-65 crash

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A crash between a passenger car and semi sent two people to the hospital after the passenger had to be extricated. Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Landowski revealed at approximately 8:27 p.m., Thursday, May 9th, 2019, evening, on I-65 southbound at the 256.1 mile marker (this is just north of

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Registration open for Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

FORT WAYNE., Ind. (ADAMS) Registration is now open for the upcoming Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) in Fort Wayne. This year’s RNNC is set for September 19-21, 2019 and is hosted by the City of Fort Wayne. The theme is “Play in the Fort,” with an emphasis on how recreation, arts, culture, and social interaction

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“Learn to Compost” workshops offered to Allen County residents

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County residents can learn to compost through a new program. As part of Allen County Department of Environmental Management’s efforts to assist the community to reduce its environmental footprint, the Department is offering a series of “Learn to Compost” workshops free of charge to Allen County residents throughout the

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You can help native bees with a ‘Bee House Workshop’ this weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Did you know that Indiana is host to over 430 species of bees? Fort Wayne’s Southwest Honey Co. says that due to loss of habitat and other factors, their population numbers are rapidly falling. So they are offering a way residents help give them a place to live. Southwest Honey

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Registration open for Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

FORT WAYNE., Ind. (ADAMS) Registration is now open for the upcoming Regional Neighborhood Network Conference (RNNC) in Fort Wayne. This year’s RNNC is set for September 19-21, 2019 and is hosted by the City of Fort Wayne. The theme is “Play in the Fort,” with an emphasis on how recreation, arts, culture, and social interaction

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McComb Family Foundation funds full Honor Flight

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) will celebrate its 32nd flight to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. This is a celebration marking 10 years since the first Honor Flight from Fort Wayne, Indiana took place May 13, 2009, with 27 veterans. Due to a generous donation, the McComb Family

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“Learn to Compost” workshops offered to Allen County residents

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County residents can learn to compost through a new program. As part of Allen County Department of Environmental Management’s efforts to assist the community to reduce its environmental footprint, the Department is offering a series of “Learn to Compost” workshops free of charge to Allen County residents throughout the

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Third Indianapolis Zoo elephant Sick with deadly virus

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A third elephant at the Indianapolis Zoo is sick with a deadly virus. Zoo managers say they are treating a 13-year-old male elephant, Kedar after he tested positive for the virus earlier this week. The same virus killed two other elephants at the Indy Zoo back in March. Zookeepers say there’s

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Continental Diamond Tool expanding in New Haven

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (ADAMS) – A five million dollar expansion at Continental Diamond Tool in New Haven could be worth 226 jobs. The company announced plans for a company expansion, creating up to new job opportunities over the next four years. The $5.5-million investment includes a new addition to the company’s existing New Haven facility.

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Life Bridge Church hosts ‘Blessing of the Bikes’ Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Each year motorcycle riders throughout the nation gather in various locations to receive prayer for the year’s riding season. Life Bridge Church will host their own Blessings of the Bikes event this May. Saying that their ‘Prayer Teams’ will take a brief moment to individually bless each bike and rider

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Life Bridge Church hosts ‘Blessing of the Bikes’ Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Each year motorcycle riders throughout the nation gather in various locations to receive prayer for the year’s riding season. Life Bridge Church will host their own Blessings of the Bikes event this May. Saying that their ‘Prayer Teams’ will take a brief moment to individually bless each bike and rider

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TinCaps add two ‘Peanut-Free’ nights to schedule

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps have added two Peanut-Free games to the team’s 2019 schedule. There will be no peanuts at Parkview Field on Friday, June 14, as well as on Wednesday, July 17. “We understand that some of our fans have peanut allergies that prevent them from being able to enjoy the

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TinCaps add two ‘Peanut-Free’ nights to schedule

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps have added two Peanut-Free games to the team’s 2019 schedule. There will be no peanuts at Parkview Field on Friday, June 14, as well as on Wednesday, July 17. “We understand that some of our fans have peanut allergies that prevent them from being able to enjoy the

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Police ask for help to find missing teenager, could be in danger

Ashley Wolfe KOSCIUSKO COUNTY, Ind. (ADAMS) — Authorities out of Kosciusko County are asking for help finding a teenager who might be in danger. The Sheriff’s Department said Ashley Wolfe is currently listed as a runaway and is potentially in danger. Ashley is 15 years old, is 5’8″ tall and weighs approximately 150 pounds. She

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Coroner identifies man found dead in Tippecanoe River

**UPDATE** Indiana State Police Conducting Death Investigation After Body Found The Kosciusko County Coroner has identified the deceased male found in the Tippecanoe River yesterday as 65-year old Thomas Schmeltz of Bourbon, IN. The preliminary cause of death has been determined to be drowning. ORIGINAL STORY: KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Kosciusko County- Detectives with

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Property tax bills will due Friday

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County property tax bills were mailed Friday, April 12.  Allen County Treasurer William Royce says they are due tomorrow. The due date for the first installment is Friday, May 10, 2019. Both the spring and fall remittance coupons are included in the bill; there will be no fall mailing.

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Almost half of Indiana evictions occur in Marion County

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN   INDIANAPOLIS – A new analysis of eviction rates in Indiana’s largest county provides insight into how the problem might be better addressed across the state. The data from the Indiana University Public Policy Institute’s Center for Research and Social Policy reveals that Marion County accounts for 40 percent of evictions in Indiana, but

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Weather impacts opening plans for Promenade Park

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne provided an update on construction progress at Promenade Park. Due to the wet spring we’ve experienced, the City says it has made it more difficult for construction crews to be able to do work on certain aspects of the park. Highlights of areas of the

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Construction resumes on Cole-Parker Crossing over Coliseum Blvd

(Courtesy: IPFW) Rendering of a completed Parker Cole Crossing bridge FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that contractors plan to resume work on the Cole-Parker Crossing, over S.R. 930/Coliseum Boulevard, in Fort Wayne, on or after Monday, May 6, weather permitting. Work on the pedestrian bridge, which connects the campuses

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Indiana files lawsuit against Equifax over 2017 data breach

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tuesday, Attorney General Curtis Hill filed a lawsuit against Equifax seeking civil penalties, consumer restitution, costs and injunctive relief following the finance company’s massive 2017 data breach that compromised the sensitive personal information of 147.9 million Americans, including 3.9 million Hoosiers. “Data breaches such as this one cause real harm to

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DNR puts boating restrictions on northeastern Indiana lakes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Boaters in northeastern Indiana are being ordered to slow down on two local lake chains because of high water. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources yesterday issued speed restrictions for the Indian chain of lakes in LaGrange County and the West Lakes chain of lakes in Noble County. Both lakes are

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Southern Accents brings Tom Petty’s music to the Clyde

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Clyde Theatre announced that it will host one of America’s favorite tributes to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers live in concert. Southern Accents – The Ultimate Tom Petty Experience on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 8 PM. The depth of the care and effort that Southern Accents put into

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Two suspects arrested for shooting two southern Indiana judges

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The two suspects in the shooting of two southern Indiana judges are due in an Indianapolis courtroom in a matter of hours. Indianapolis Metro Police yesterday said that they’ve arrested 23-year-old Alfredo Vazquez and 41-year-old Brandon Kaiser. Investigators say the two got into a fight with Clark County judges Brad Jacobs

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DNR puts boating restrictions on northeastern Indiana lakes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Boaters in northeastern Indiana are being ordered to slow down on two local lake chains because of high water. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources yesterday issued speed restrictions for the Indian chain of lakes in LaGrange County and the West Lakes chain of lakes in Noble County. Both lakes are

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Allen Superior Court improving protection order process

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Women and men alleging they have been victims of violence will soon have a new resource available to assist in the filing of protection order requests in Allen Superior Court. Superior Court is recruiting candidates for the newly created position of Protection Order Specialist. The position was approved in March

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Lutheran Children’s and local salon pair up for big, hairy event

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Lutheran Children’s Hospital team members and stylists from Pin-Up Curls Salon have again joined forces to support Children With Hair Loss, a nonprofit that provides free wigs to children with hair loss. To support the cause, a cut-a-thon will take place May 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. To participate,

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Indianapolis police unsure about gun in officer’s shooting

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Indianapolis aren’t saying whose gun was used in last weekend’s shooting that sent an officer to the hospital. Investigators yesterday detailed some of what led up to the shooting that left Officer Eric Rosenbaum with a bullet in his leg. Police say Rosenbaum got into a scuffle with a

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Southern Accents brings Tom Petty’s music to the Clyde

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Clyde Theatre announced that it will host one of America’s favorite tributes to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers live in concert. Southern Accents – The Ultimate Tom Petty Experience on Friday, August 9, 2019, at 8 PM. The depth of the care and effort that Southern Accents put into

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Lutheran Children’s and local salon pair up for big, hairy event

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Lutheran Children’s Hospital team members and stylists from Pin-Up Curls Salon have again joined forces to support Children With Hair Loss, a nonprofit that provides free wigs to children with hair loss. To support the cause, a cut-a-thon will take place May 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. To participate,

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Allen Superior Court improving protection order process

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Women and men alleging they have been victims of violence will soon have a new resource available to assist in the filing of protection order requests in Allen Superior Court. Superior Court is recruiting candidates for the newly created position of Protection Order Specialist. The position was approved in March

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Lutheran Children’s and local salon pair up for big, hairy event

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Lutheran Children’s Hospital team members and stylists from Pin-Up Curls Salon have again joined forces to support Children With Hair Loss, a nonprofit that provides free wigs to children with hair loss. To support the cause, a cut-a-thon will take place May 13 from 4 to 8 p.m. To participate,

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Postal Service aims to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ with food drive May 11

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Last year’s drive resulted

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Public input sought regarding Arts United Property

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation is accepting public comments on an option for Arts United to purchase 2 parcels of City property located at Freimann Square in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 9:00 am in the McMillen Park Golf Course Clubhouse Jerry

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Postal Service aims to ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ with food drive May 11

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – With the help of sponsors, volunteer organizations and U.S. Postal Service employees in 10,000 communities nationwide, the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) will conduct its 27th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 11. Stamp Out Hunger is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Last year’s drive resulted

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Public input sought regarding Arts United Property

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation is accepting public comments on an option for Arts United to purchase 2 parcels of City property located at Freimann Square in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 9:00 am in the McMillen Park Golf Course Clubhouse Jerry

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Veterans Memorial Shrine to host traveling exhibit: The Great War

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum will host The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines, one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS’) traveling exhibits, from May 10 through June 13. The exhibit, which showcases Indiana’s contributions to the war effort and the war’s long-lasting effects, will

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Indiana settles fraud case with Sephora

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The State of Indiana has received a $159,349 payment from Sephora USA Inc. to settle a fraud lawsuit against the international retail chain, Attorney General Curtis Hill announced today. The lawsuit alleged that Sephora, which specializes in cosmetics and other beauty products, violated the Indiana False Claims Act by making false

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Veterans Memorial Shrine to host traveling exhibit: The Great War

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Veterans National Memorial Shrine and Museum will host The Great War: From Ration Lines to the Front Lines, one of the Indiana Historical Society’s (IHS’) traveling exhibits, from May 10 through June 13. The exhibit, which showcases Indiana’s contributions to the war effort and the war’s long-lasting effects, will

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Franciscan health asks unvaccinated visitors to stay away

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – One Indiana hospital group is asking that people who have not been vaccinated for the measles stay away. Franciscan Health yesterday posted new visitor guidelines for its hospitals in Indianapolis and Mooresville which ask anyone who’s not been vaccinated or is unsure if their vaccinations are up to date, not to

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Batting cages to be added at Hamilton Park Little League

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Baseball players with the Hamilton Park Little League will soon have batting cages at their diamonds at Hamilton Park as a way to improve their hitting skills and encourage more participation in baseball. The project is a result of a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne

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Afternoon crash results in felony & misdemeanor charges

LAKE STATION, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that on May 5, 2019, at approximately 5:15 p.m., Trooper Alissa Partyka was dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash on I-65 northbound lanes 258.8-mile marker. This is near the I-80/94 junction. Witnesses stated that a gray Nissan was involved in a crash and the driver, a

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Batting cages to be added at Hamilton Park Little League

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Baseball players with the Hamilton Park Little League will soon have batting cages at their diamonds at Hamilton Park as a way to improve their hitting skills and encourage more participation in baseball. The project is a result of a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne, the Fort Wayne

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S.R. 1 scheduled to close Thursday for full depth reclamation

WELLS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 1 is tentatively scheduled to close on or after, Thursday, May 9, while contractors complete a full-depth reclamation between S.R. 18 and S.R. 218. On Thursday, May 9, INDOT contractors will begin the work, which includes removing the roadway down to its base

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S.R. 1 scheduled to close Thursday for full depth reclamation

WELLS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 1 is tentatively scheduled to close on or after, Thursday, May 9, while contractors complete a full-depth reclamation between S.R. 18 and S.R. 218. On Thursday, May 9, INDOT contractors will begin the work, which includes removing the roadway down to its base

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Man in critical condition after Dodge Ave shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are presently investigating the shooting incident that has left one adult male in critical condition. At approximately 3:25 a.m. Tuesday morning, officers were called to a local hospital where emergency room staff reported that they were treating a shooting victim that had arrived by private conveyance. The

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Man found critically beaten off Broadway early Monday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A man is critically injured after an incident off Broadway early Monday morning. Police say around 1:00 am officers responded to the 1400 Block of Broadway in reference to a reported subject down on the sidewalk. Officers were advised that the subject calling in was driving on Broadway and observed

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Primary Election results

Fort Wayne Mayor Democratic primary 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Thomas Henry (D) 6,797 86% Gina Burgess (D) 875 11% Tommy Schrader (D) 216 3% Fort Wayne Mayor Republican Primary 100% OF PRECINCTS REPORTING Tim Smith (R) 9,065 56% John Crawford (R) 6,776 42% David Roach (R) 234 1% Fort Wayne City Council At Large Democratic

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Barricaded subject in Cherry Hill subdivision ends peacefully

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police responded after receiving a call Tuesday morning to a home on Kileen Run in the Cherry Hill subdivision. A family member requested police to assist another family member who was having mental issues. Officers on the scene were not able to make contact with the subject inside the home

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Man in critical condition after Dodge Ave shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are presently investigating the shooting incident that has left one adult male in critical condition. At approximately 3:25 a.m. Tuesday morning, officers were called to a local hospital where emergency room staff reported that they were treating a shooting victim that had arrived by private conveyance. The

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Churubusco man arrested at US border on child porn charges

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On September 16, 2016, investigators from the Indiana State Police Cyber Crime Unit initiated an undercover peer-to-peer file sharing investigation concerning an unidentified user sharing child pornography via the internet. During the course of the investigation, it was determined this criminal activity was occurring at 232 Greenwood Drive in Churubusco,

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Three killed in Steuben County crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind (ADAMS) – Officials say that three people dead after a crash on Saturday. Around 11:35 a.m., Deputies from the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Old 27 at CR 800 S. in Steuben County reference to a vehicle crash. While investigating the crash, it was determined that Patricia L. Bittle, age

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Grant Co police need help in finding man wanted for molestation

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a man they say is wanted for child molestation. The Grant County Sheriff’s Department says that Francisco Trejo-Castro is wanted for eight counts of Child Molesting. Francisco is a 41-year-old male who is approximately 6’02” tall and

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#HoosIN for Tasty Tuesday?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Office of Tourism Development is celebrating Visit Indiana Week in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week on May 5 through May 11, 2019. Over 300 businesses and attractions around Indiana are offering discounted or free admission on one or more of the themed days during the week. From burgers, tenderloins

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Grant Co police need help in finding man wanted for molestation

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Grant County and CrimeStoppers are asking for your help in finding a man they say is wanted for child molestation. The Grant County Sheriff’s Department says that Francisco Trejo-Castro is wanted for eight counts of Child Molesting. Francisco is a 41-year-old male who is approximately 6’02” tall and

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#HoosIN for Tasty Tuesday?

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Office of Tourism Development is celebrating Visit Indiana Week in conjunction with National Travel and Tourism Week on May 5 through May 11, 2019. Over 300 businesses and attractions around Indiana are offering discounted or free admission on one or more of the themed days during the week. From burgers, tenderloins

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Fort Wayne Police investigating accidental golf course shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Fort Wayne think someone accidentally shot a golfer. Officers say they got a call to the Cherry Hill Golf Course yesterday afternoon for a golfer who was shot in the leg. The golfer is expected to survive. Fort Wayne Police say they looked for where the bullet could

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Fort Wayne Police investigating accidental golf course shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Fort Wayne think someone accidentally shot a golfer. Officers say they got a call to the Cherry Hill Golf Course yesterday afternoon for a golfer who was shot in the leg. The golfer is expected to survive. Fort Wayne Police say they looked for where the bullet could

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Indianapolis police officer shot during shoplifting arrest

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – An Indianapolis police officer is recovering after being shot while trying to arrest a shoplifting suspect. Police are not releasing the wounded officer’s name, but say he is in good condition at an Indianapolis hospital. Investigators say the officer chased down a shoplifting suspect from a local Lowes last night, there

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Fort Wayne Police investigating accidental golf course shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Fort Wayne think someone accidentally shot a golfer. Officers say they got a call to the Cherry Hill Golf Course yesterday afternoon for a golfer who was shot in the leg. The golfer is expected to survive. Fort Wayne Police say they looked for where the bullet could

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Pilot hurt after small plane crash in Anderson

ANDERSON, Ind. (ADAMS) – The pilot of a small plane is fighting serious injuries after a crash at the airport in Anderson. It happened yesterday morning just after the plane had taken off. Firefighters had to pull the pilot from the plane, saying he was initially trapped by the wreck. No one else was on

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Mike Poore, CEO of Lutheran Health Network resigns

Mike Poore FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Lutheran Health Network is in search of a new President yet again. CEO Mike Poore announced to staff on Friday morning that he would be returning to Tennesse. It was reported in January that he was leaving after speculation from an online posting for the position. A move

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Two men arrested following pharmacy robbery in DeKalb County

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne is continuing to investigate after an early afternoon robbery of a CVS pharmacy in the DeKalb County city of Butler, which resulted in the arrest of two men within minutes of the robbery. Preliminary investigation by Detective David Poe indicates at approximately 2:30

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Two men arrested following pharmacy robbery in DeKalb County

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne is continuing to investigate after an early afternoon robbery of a CVS pharmacy in the DeKalb County city of Butler, which resulted in the arrest of two men within minutes of the robbery. Preliminary investigation by Detective David Poe indicates at approximately 2:30

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Thousands participate in Fort Wayne’s ‘Great American Cleanup’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Nearly 5,000 volunteers representing 250 groups in the City of Fort Wayne participated in the Great American Cleanup™ on Saturday, May 4. This year’s volunteers represent churches, youth groups, schools, businesses, neighborhood associations, and families. Several groups took up the following areas: *Bloomingdale Neighborhood – Huffman Street at Short Street

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Thousands participate in Fort Wayne’s ‘Great American Cleanup’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Nearly 5,000 volunteers representing 250 groups in the City of Fort Wayne participated in the Great American Cleanup™ on Saturday, May 4. This year’s volunteers represent churches, youth groups, schools, businesses, neighborhood associations, and families. Several groups took up the following areas: *Bloomingdale Neighborhood – Huffman Street at Short Street

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Construction to resume on Cole-Parker Crossing over Coliseum Blvd

(Courtesy: IPFW) Rendering of a completed Parker Cole Crossing bridge FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that contractors plan to resume work on the Cole-Parker Crossing, over S.R. 930/Coliseum Boulevard, in Fort Wayne, on or after Monday, May 6, weather permitting. Work on the pedestrian bridge, which connects the campuses

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Man found critically beaten off Broadway early Monday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A man is critically injured after an incident off Broadway early Monday morning. Police say around 1:00 am officers responded to the 1400 Block of Broadway in reference to a reported subject down on the sidewalk. Officers were advised that the subject calling in was driving on Broadway and observed

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Motorcyclist in critical condition following Cook Rd crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One man is in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon while on a motorcycle. Police say that shortly after 1:15 pm, officers responded to the intersection of W. Cook and Landlord Lane in reference to a reported Hit and Run Accident with injuries. Officers were advised

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Signal work planned for Monday on S.R. 14 in Allen County

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that signal improvements planned along S.R. 14 in Allen County will begin on or after Monday, May 6, INDOT contractor, Michiana, is scheduled to begin working on several locations, weather permitting. The project consists of installing new signal heads, cabinets and other upgrades at

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Second teenager charged in 2016 murder

Devyn Yancey FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A second teenager is behind bars on several charges including Murder for a drug deal gone bad. In the evening of August 14, 2016 reports of shots fired were called in the 1900 Block of River Run Trail. Upon officers arrival, there was a male in the parking

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S.R. 9 in Noble County scheduled for resurfacing on Monday

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 9 in Noble County will be resurfaced on or after Monday, May 6, weather permitting. The resurfacing work will take place on S.R. 9 in the two locations below: From E C.R. 900 N to the Sylvan Lake Dam, through Rome City

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S.R. 9 in Noble County scheduled for resurfacing on Monday

NOBLE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 9 in Noble County will be resurfaced on or after Monday, May 6, weather permitting. The resurfacing work will take place on S.R. 9 in the two locations below: From E C.R. 900 N to the Sylvan Lake Dam, through Rome City

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Mother’s Day celebrations head to downtown Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – There’s only one more week until the return of Downtown’s spring event for families of all ages to celebrate Mother’s Day Downtown on Sunday, May 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free trolleys and event guides will connect you to retail locations, restaurants, and Mother’s Day themed activities around

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“Colts At Bat” with the TinCaps

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – For a fifth consecutive season, the Indianapolis Colts will visit Parkview Field for a TinCaps game as part of “Colts At Bat,” the team’s traveling marketing campaign featuring players and cheerleaders. Colts star running back Marlon Mack and standout defensive end Jabaal Sheard, cheerleaders, and Blue the Mascot will be

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Mother’s Day celebrations head to downtown Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – There’s only one more week until the return of Downtown’s spring event for families of all ages to celebrate Mother’s Day Downtown on Sunday, May 12 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free trolleys and event guides will connect you to retail locations, restaurants, and Mother’s Day themed activities around

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Mastodon bones found in Seymour head to Indiana State Museum

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Visitors at the Indiana State Museum can soon see newly-unearthed mastodon bones. They were found on a Seymour farm last month when crews were working on a sewer project. The bones include two limbs and part of a skull and tusk from a mastodon that is approximately 10,000 to 13,000 years

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“Colts At Bat” with the TinCaps

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – For a fifth consecutive season, the Indianapolis Colts will visit Parkview Field for a TinCaps game as part of “Colts At Bat,” the team’s traveling marketing campaign featuring players and cheerleaders. Colts star running back Marlon Mack and standout defensive end Jabaal Sheard, cheerleaders, and Blue the Mascot will be

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ISP K-9 located wanted man inside trap door

  SPENCER, Ind. (ADAMS) – Recently, Indiana State Troopers Nathan Kern, Adam McBeth, Trooper Kaitlyn Greene and her partner K-9 Drogos responded to a residence in Richland City in efforts to apprehend Mark A Modlin, 45, who was wanted on several warrants. Once at the residence, troopers became suspicious that Modlin was hiding after they

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Fort Wayne UNITED adding additional job fair dates

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne UNITED’s May Spring Job Fair will be held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA from 2 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Additional job fair dates at the same time and location have been added to the schedule: June 13, July 11, August 8 and September 12. C1

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Fort Wayne UNITED adding additional job fair dates

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne UNITED’s May Spring Job Fair will be held at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA from 2 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 9. Additional job fair dates at the same time and location have been added to the schedule: June 13, July 11, August 8 and September 12. C1

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‘Protecting Places of Worship Forum’ to be held in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An interfaith meeting for faith-based leaders and community members on how to prevent and respond to hate crimes against places of worship will be held from 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing in Fort Wayne. The Protecting Places of

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Indiana Sheriff posts to “eliminate competition for drug dealers”

JENNINGS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Jennings County Sheriff’s office is making an offer to drug dealers. Sheriff William Kenny Freeman took to Facebook to ask them to turn in their competitors. The post said they would help eliminate competition. It included a form that asked the competitor’s name, the drugs they sell, their address,

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‘Protecting Places of Worship Forum’ to be held in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An interfaith meeting for faith-based leaders and community members on how to prevent and respond to hate crimes against places of worship will be held from 1-4 p.m. Friday, May 31 at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus, 7602 Patriot Crossing in Fort Wayne. The Protecting Places of

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Short pursuit leads to drug arrest

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Wednesday, at approximately 8:00 pm Troopers with the Indiana State Police were involved in a short vehicle pursuit leading to multiple drug and traffic arrest. State Police say Trooper Michael Risley of the Lafayette District observed a passenger vehicle traveling southbound at 89mph in a 70mph zone on Interstate 65

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Time is short to comment on timber harvest in state forests

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (INS) – An attempt to save acres of Indiana forests failed in the legislature this year, but Hoosiers still have the chance to voice their concerns about current timber harvest proposals. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources is taking public comment on a logging plan for several tracts in the

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Mike Poore, CEO of Lutheran Health Network resigns

Mike Poore FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Lutheran Health Network is in search of a new President yet again. CEO Mike Poore announced to staff on Friday morning that he would be returning to Tennesse. It was reported in January that he was leaving after speculation from an online posting for the position. A move

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Silver Alert issued for missing Merrillville man

George J. Jakes MERRILLVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Merrillville Police Department is investigating the disappearance of George J. Jakes, a 61 year old white male, 6 feet 0 inches tall, 300 pounds, brown hair with blue eyes, may be wearing glasses, and driving a bright green 2015 Kia Soul with IL plate S830770. George is missing

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Floodwater claims the life of a toddler in Wabash County

WABASH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials say that Thursday, at approximately 1:40 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police, the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources responded to a 911 call reporting an occupied, submerged, vehicle on Wabash County Road 925, southeast of State Road 13. The preliminary investigation by

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Free fishing days announced for Hoosiers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana DNR offers ‘Free Fishing’ days throughout the year. Indiana residents do not need a fishing license or a trout and salmon stamp to fish the state’s public waters on Free Fishing Days. Parks across the state will be hosting fishing events. Check out the DNR Calendar for an event near you. This year’s

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Embassy Theatre to host Brian Wilson

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Embassy Theatre announced that Brian Wilson will bring his Pet Sounds + Greatest Hits show to the Summit City. Wilson and special guests Al Jardine & Blondie Chaplin will play a show Aug. 10, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public Friday, May 10, at

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Allen County gets $3.3 million for Pufferbelly Trail

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Board of Commissioners says the Indiana Department of Natural Resources informed them on Thursday that its grant application for nearly $3.3 million for further construction of the Pufferbelly Trail has been approved. The money comes from the state’s Next Level Trails program. A total of $25 million was

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FW Children’s Zoo mourning leopard’s death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Managers at Fort Wayne’s zoo are mourning the loss of their longtime leopard. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo announced yesterday that Ussuri the leopard passed away last week. Zookeepers were trying to treat his cancer at the time, but they say the cat stopped breathing after a biopsy. Ussuri was

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Early voting kicks off in Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Early voting is getting underway in Allen County. It comes one week before the primary. There are five locations that will be open for voters to cast their ballots early. You can do so at the following: Rousseau Centre – 1 East Main Street Monday – Friday 8:00 AM –

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Nominations now being accepted for Vandeveer Impact Award

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Board of Commissioners today announced that nominations are now being accepted for the third annual “Linda and Jerry Vandeveer Impact Award,” designed to honor volunteerism and community service work in the names of the longtime community advocates. Nominations will be accepted through July 15. Forms are available

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Nominations now being accepted for Vandeveer Impact Award

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Board of Commissioners today announced that nominations are now being accepted for the third annual “Linda and Jerry Vandeveer Impact Award,” designed to honor volunteerism and community service work in the names of the longtime community advocates. Nominations will be accepted through July 15. Forms are available

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Two southern Indiana judges shot in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indianapolis police are looking for whoever shot two southern Indiana judges during an early morning argument after a night of bar-hopping. It happened after 3 a.m. yesterday morning. Police say the Clark County judges were outside a downtown White Castle when a car pulled up, there were words, then someone started

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Alcohol and weather suspected causes in deadly I-80/94 crash

HAMMOND, Ind., (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that Tuesday, around 11:30 p.m., Troopers were dispatched to a multiple vehicle crash on I-80/94 WB at the 1.0-mile marker. This is near the exit ramp to Calumet Avenue. Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Landowski revealed that a black 2001 Chevrolet Malibu was westbound on I-80/94 approaching

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FWCS online pre-registration now open

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools is already preparing for the 2019-20 school year. The District’s online pre-registration opened today, allowing families to fill out routine registration forms online prior to in-school registration in July. For the first time, online pre-registration is available to families new to the District. The myFWCS parent

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FWCS online pre-registration now open

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools is already preparing for the 2019-20 school year. The District’s online pre-registration opened today, allowing families to fill out routine registration forms online prior to in-school registration in July. For the first time, online pre-registration is available to families new to the District. The myFWCS parent

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St. Joe Hospital set to celebrate 150 years

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As ironic as it sounds, what was once considered “the country hospital” prior to its 1900 annexation into the city is now commemorating its 150th anniversary in an unmistakably urban setting. Under the spiritual guidance and visionary leadership of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph Hospital opened May

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St. Joe Hospital set to celebrate 150 years

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As ironic as it sounds, what was once considered “the country hospital” prior to its 1900 annexation into the city is now commemorating its 150th anniversary in an unmistakably urban setting. Under the spiritual guidance and visionary leadership of the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph Hospital opened May

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Fog forces late start to the day for some local schools

Blackford County Schools 2 Hour Delay Crestview Local Schools 2 Hour Delay Jay School Corporation 2 Hour Delay Lincolnview Local Schools 2 Hour Delay Prairie Heights Schools Closed Thomas Edison Preschool 2 Hour Delay Vantage Career Center 2 Hour Delay Van Wert City Schools 2 Hour Delay  

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FWPD officer being investigated for battery

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police are looking into a complaint against a Fort Wayne police officer. Details are thin, but the Fort Wayne Police Department issued a statement yesterday that says they requested the state police take over the investigation. Reports say the Fort Wayne officer is facing a battery complaint

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City to discuss HUD action plan and take resident input Thursday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 2019 Annual Action Plan will be presented at a public meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Residents can view the plan HERE or can read a hard copy during normal business hours at the Pontiac Branch of

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City to discuss HUD action plan and take resident input Thursday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 2019 Annual Action Plan will be presented at a public meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Community Center, 233 W. Main St. Residents can view the plan HERE or can read a hard copy during normal business hours at the Pontiac Branch of

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Michigan student speaks out about Buttigieg lies

CASCADE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (ADAMS) – A Ferris State University student who says he was forced to sign a document falsely accusing Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg of raping him is speaking about it. Hunter Kelly was asked why he agreed to sign the document from Republican lobbyist Jack Burkman and conservative blogger Jacob Wohl. Read

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AVOW event aims to train women to run for political office

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Advancing Voices of Women (AVOW) will sponsor the second annual Women’s Campaign Institute August 2-4, 2019, on the campus of Indiana Tech. Designed for women who are seriously interested in running for elected office, the nonpartisan institute will prepare women with insight into topics such as drafting a campaign story,

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Household hazardous waste disposal opportunity this Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents can dispose of expired or unwanted household hazardous waste products safely at the next Tox-Away Day on Saturday, May 4 through a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County. The event also coincides with the annual Great American Cleanup. The City of Fort Wayne’s Solid Waste

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FWACC looking for answers after another dog abandoned in alley

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is asking for the public’s help after a dog was found abandoned in an alley. An Animal Control Officer responded to the 1800 block of High Street Friday around noon and found a Chihuahua, which appeared to be in good condition, inside a crate

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Household hazardous waste disposal opportunity this Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents can dispose of expired or unwanted household hazardous waste products safely at the next Tox-Away Day on Saturday, May 4 through a partnership between the City of Fort Wayne and Allen County. The event also coincides with the annual Great American Cleanup. The City of Fort Wayne’s Solid Waste

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Groundbreaking for Conservatory/Embassy Connector Project

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Steve McDaniel, community leaders and funding partners came together today to move dirt at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory to officially kick off a $560,240 construction project to connect the Conservatory lobby to the lower level of the Embassy Theatre and other

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Groundbreaking for Conservatory/Embassy Connector Project

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry, Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Steve McDaniel, community leaders and funding partners came together today to move dirt at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory to officially kick off a $560,240 construction project to connect the Conservatory lobby to the lower level of the Embassy Theatre and other

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Violent Monday leaves three shot in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are looking for those responsible in two separate shootings that sent three people to the hospital. The first happened on the 3500 block of Reed Street around 7 p.m. Officers with the FWPD arrived to find two people had been struck. They are reportedly in serious condition.

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Health Dept. orders measles vaccine offered without prescription

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – State Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, FACOG, today issued a statewide standing order to make it easier for Indiana adults to get vaccinated against measles, a highly infectious disease that has sickened more than 700 people in 22 states this year, including one person in Indiana. The standing order means that

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Owner, four dogs safe after fire on Curdes Avenue

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A northside home suffered heavy smoke damage in a fire afternoon Monday. Crews were called around 4:45 p.m. to a home at 1926 Curdes Ave., close to North Anthony Boulevard, on a report of a fire. Fire units arrived on scene within two minutes, finding heavy fire showing from an

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Foellinger Theatre box office opens Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation announces new box office hours for the Foellinger Theatre. Customers interested in purchasing tickets for Foellinger concerts can visit the theatre box office at 3411 Sherman Blvd., next to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in Franke Park. The box office is open Monday, Wednesday, and

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Foellinger Theatre box office opens Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation announces new box office hours for the Foellinger Theatre. Customers interested in purchasing tickets for Foellinger concerts can visit the theatre box office at 3411 Sherman Blvd., next to the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo in Franke Park. The box office is open Monday, Wednesday, and

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Look of Lutheran Downtown begins to take shape

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – As preparations for Lutheran Downtown continue to move forward in advance of the new hospital’s groundbreaking ceremony this summer, the exterior design of the facility has been finalized. Updates include more windows to allow more natural light, which enhances a healing environment. A mix of brick, stone, metal panels and

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AVOW event aims to train women to run for political office

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Advancing Voices of Women (AVOW) will sponsor the second annual Women’s Campaign Institute August 2-4, 2019, on the campus of Indiana Tech. Designed for women who are seriously interested in running for elected office, the nonpartisan institute will prepare women with insight into topics such as drafting a campaign story,

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FW Children’s Zoo mourning leopard’s death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Managers at Fort Wayne’s zoo are mourning the loss of their longtime leopard. The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo announced yesterday that Ussuri the leopard passed away last week. Zookeepers were trying to treat his cancer at the time, but they say the cat stopped breathing after a biopsy. Ussuri was

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Missing woman found dead off E. State and Hobson

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities in Fort Wayne are holding on to the details surrounding the death of a missing woman. Police say they found the woman’s body yesterday in the woods off E. State and Hobson, behind the Parkview Health and Fitness center. No one is identifying the woman, or saying how she

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Early voting kicks off in Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Early voting is getting underway in Allen County. It comes one week before the primary. There are five locations that will be open for voters to cast their ballots early. You can do so at the following: Rousseau Centre – 1 East Main Street Monday – Friday 8:00 AM –

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Former Indiana doctor sentenced for overprescribing pain pills

HAMMOND, Ind. (ADAMS) – A former northwestern Indiana doctor is heading to prison for a little over a year for prescribing thousands of pain pills to patients who didn’t need them. A judge in Hammond yesterday sentenced Jay Joshi to three years in prison. Joshi used to be a doctor in Munster. Prosecutors say he

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Former IN Supreme Court Justice to hear AG Hill’s misconduct case

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A former Indiana Supreme Court justice will hear the professional misconduct case of Attorney General Curtis Hill. The highest court in the state yesterday named Myra Selby to the case. In doing so, they denied Hill’s motion that opposed the appointment of a hearing officer or panel as well as the

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Students at Price prepare for Bike-to-School Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – This Wednesday, students at Price Elementary, 1901 W. State Blvd., will receive pedestrian and bike safety lessons in preparation for Bike-to-School Day on May 8. Fort Wayne Community Schools is partnering with the Fort Wayne Police Department and Parkview Trauma Centers to make sure students are ready to celebrate National

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Nearly 2,000 cited in distracted driving push across six states

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement. During the project, 1,619 people were cited with distracted driving-related offenses. In Ohio, 271 distracted driving citations were issued. The high-visibility enforcement included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police,

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Peru man dies in Wabash County crash

LARGO, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials say that on Monday, at approximately 2:25 p.m., officers from the Indiana State Police and the Wabash County Sheriff’s Department responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 24 near County Road 300 East, in which a Peru man died. The preliminary crash investigation by Indiana State Police Senior Trooper Jeremy

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Students at Price prepare for Bike-to-School Day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – This Wednesday, students at Price Elementary, 1901 W. State Blvd., will receive pedestrian and bike safety lessons in preparation for Bike-to-School Day on May 8. Fort Wayne Community Schools is partnering with the Fort Wayne Police Department and Parkview Trauma Centers to make sure students are ready to celebrate National

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Indianapolis fire crews rescue 14 ducklings that fell into drain

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fourteen baby ducks are reunited with their mother. The Indianapolis Fire Department responded to Thompson Road on the south side of Indy yesterday to rescue the ducklings from a drain they had fallen into. Firefighters on the scene spent around 15 minutes rescuing the one-week-old ducklings. The Indianapolis Fire Department posted

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Nearly 2,000 cited in distracted driving push across six states

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol joined forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement. During the project, 1,619 people were cited with distracted driving-related offenses. In Ohio, 271 distracted driving citations were issued. The high-visibility enforcement included the Indiana State Police, Kentucky State Police,

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Violent Monday leaves three shot in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are looking for those responsible in two separate shootings that sent three people to the hospital. The first happened on the 3500 block of Reed Street around 7 p.m. Officers with the FWPD arrived to find two people had been struck. They are reportedly in serious condition.

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YMCA Trail Buddies program kicks off third season on Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On May 1, 2019, the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne will begin the third season of Trail Buddies, a bike program enabling individuals with special needs to experience the outdoors in a new way – through a bike ride. The program allows adults and children to be pedaled by caring,

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YMCA Trail Buddies program kicks off third season on Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On May 1, 2019, the YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne will begin the third season of Trail Buddies, a bike program enabling individuals with special needs to experience the outdoors in a new way – through a bike ride. The program allows adults and children to be pedaled by caring,

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New law signed to change veterans relief funds

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is signing a new bill for veterans into law. Starting July 1st, the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs will be blocked from approving grants for its own employees. The new law signed yesterday also caps the Military Family Relief Fund benefits at $2,500. The state would be

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Kokomo man arrested for child molestation

HOWARD CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Thursday, a criminal investigation by Indiana State Police Detective Mike Lorona resulted in the arrest of Wesley Smith, 25, Kokomo, IN on two felony charges of child molestation. Detective Lorona started an investigation after receiving information, from the Cass County Division of the Indiana Department of Child Services, that a

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Indianapolis police back at missing baby’s home

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indianapolis police are not saying what they are digging for at the last place where family members say they saw a missing eight-month-old baby alive. Amiah Robertson Police returned to the home where Amiah Robertson was last seen in early March. Investigators believe the little girl is no longer alive, but

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High water forces closure for several roads

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County officials say several area roads are currently closed due to high water from the river. As of 1:50 p.m., April 29, 2019, the following roads are closed: Marion Ctr. Rd. between US 27 & Winchester Rd. S. Co. Line Rd. between US 27 & Winchester Rd. Bostic Rd.

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Fire damages northeast side home Monday night

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A home on the city’s north-east side was damaged by fire Monday night. Fort Wayne Fire Department units were dispatched to 5004 Innsbruck Drive for a fire inside an attached garage around 9:15 p.m. Units arrived on scene with black smoke visible around the closed garage door. One adult and

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Fire damages northeast side home Monday night

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A home on the city’s north-east side was damaged by fire Monday night. Fort Wayne Fire Department units were dispatched to 5004 Innsbruck Drive for a fire inside an attached garage around 9:15 p.m. Units arrived on scene with black smoke visible around the closed garage door. One adult and

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Owner, four dogs safe after fire on Curdes Avenue

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A northside home suffered heavy smoke damage in a fire afternoon Monday. Crews were called around 4:45 p.m. to a home at 1926 Curdes Ave., close to North Anthony Boulevard, on a report of a fire. Fire units arrived on scene within two minutes, finding heavy fire showing from an

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FWACC looking for answers after another dog abandoned in alley

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is asking for the public’s help after a dog was found abandoned in an alley. An Animal Control Officer responded to the 1800 block of High Street Friday around noon and found a Chihuahua, which appeared to be in good condition, inside a crate

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Child in critical condition after being pulled from pond

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say that a child is in critical condition after being pulled from a pond in the Sycamore Hills neighborhood. Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the rear of 10825 Carnoustie Lane at approximately 1:47 p.m.Friday afternoon. Once on scene along with fire and medic’s,

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Child in critical condition after being pulled from pond

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say that a child is in critical condition after being pulled from a pond in the Sycamore Hills neighborhood. Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the rear of 10825 Carnoustie Lane at approximately 1:47 p.m.Friday afternoon. Once on scene along with fire and medic’s,

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Last-ditch pitch to save Hoosier state train

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – Supporters of passenger rail service are making a last-ditch attempt to save the Hoosier State train. The four-day, Indianapolis-to-Chicago line will end operations on July 1 unless state lawmakers restore $3 million in annual funding that was cut from the upcoming biennium state budget. While ridership fell nearly 18% between

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Child in critical condition after being pulled from pond

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say that a child is in critical condition after being pulled from a pond in the Sycamore Hills neighborhood. Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the rear of 10825 Carnoustie Lane at approximately 1:47 p.m.Friday afternoon. Once on scene along with fire and medic’s,

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Man arrested after attempting to pedal away from troopers

VIGO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police say one man is in custody after trying a unique getaway Friday night. Indiana Trooper Gerald Stump was dispatched to the Academy Sports store in Terre Haute in reference to a suspicious person around 9:30 p.m. Upon his arrival, he was met by a store employee who stated that

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Pedestrian struck and killed on I-65

COLUMBUS, Ind. (ADAMS) -ISP says that Monday morning, at approximately 3:30 am, the Indiana State Police responded to a report of a pedestrian being struck by a vehicle on I-65 southbound near the 58-mile marker in Bartholomew County. Upon arriving on the scene, officers located a female who was deceased. The initial investigation by Trooper

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Free drop off for yard waste this weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents can bring their grass clippings, brush, twigs/branches, leaves and garden waste to City Utilities’ Biosolids Handling Facility on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The drop-off is free for residents of Allen County and is in conjunction with the City’s Great American Cleanup day. The

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Amplify Art! seeks community support for 2019 Spring Cycle

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Arts United has announced the three projects selected for the 2019 Spring Cycle of Amplify Art!, a crowdfunding campaign platform designed to support arts and culture projects in northeast Indiana. Amplify Art! relies on support from the community through social media advocacy and small contributions from a large number of

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Free drop off for yard waste this weekend

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents can bring their grass clippings, brush, twigs/branches, leaves and garden waste to City Utilities’ Biosolids Handling Facility on Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The drop-off is free for residents of Allen County and is in conjunction with the City’s Great American Cleanup day. The

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Amplify Art! seeks community support for 2019 Spring Cycle

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Arts United has announced the three projects selected for the 2019 Spring Cycle of Amplify Art!, a crowdfunding campaign platform designed to support arts and culture projects in northeast Indiana. Amplify Art! relies on support from the community through social media advocacy and small contributions from a large number of

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Fort Wayne’s Tranquill drafted into the NFL

Courtesy: UND FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Drue Tranquill isn’t going to have to remember a new team name. The former Fort Wayne Carroll High School Charger could be playing professional football with the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers picked Tranquill in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Read more here

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Three found dead inside Muncie home

MUNCIE, Ind. (ADAMS)- The Delaware County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after three bodies were found in Muncie. A relative reportedly found the bodies at the home near West Timothy Way and West Thornburg Drive and called authorities. Deputies remained on scene for most of the night Sunday after the discovery was made around 4 p.m.

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Fort Wayne’s Tranquill drafted into the NFL

Courtesy: UND FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Drue Tranquill isn’t going to have to remember a new team name. The former Fort Wayne Carroll High School Charger could be playing professional football with the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers picked Tranquill in the fourth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday. Read more here

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FW Animal Care & Control announce ‘Million Cat Challenge’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is joining animal shelters across North America to save the lives of shelter cats and ensure every single cat in a North American shelter gets exactly the help they need. It’s all part the Million Cat Challenge – a joint campaign of the Maddie’s

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Nearly two-dozen pounds of drugs recovered in Mercer Co event

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – According to the Mercer County Sheriff, nearly two-dozen pounds of unwanted drugs were collected over the weekend as part of a national push. In conjunction with the Saint Henry Police Department, participated in the National Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The event was held from 10:00 am

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Mayor announces ‘Year of Tree City’ USA recognition

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Steve McDaniel were joined Friday by students from Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, Trees Indiana and Superintendent of Urban Forestry Derek Veit to celebrate Arbor Day. Mayor Henry read an Arbor Day proclamation and announced that Fort Wayne has been

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FW Animal Care & Control announce ‘Million Cat Challenge’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is joining animal shelters across North America to save the lives of shelter cats and ensure every single cat in a North American shelter gets exactly the help they need. It’s all part the Million Cat Challenge – a joint campaign of the Maddie’s

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Nearly two-dozen pounds of drugs recovered in Mercer Co event

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – According to the Mercer County Sheriff, nearly two-dozen pounds of unwanted drugs were collected over the weekend as part of a national push. In conjunction with the Saint Henry Police Department, participated in the National Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 27, 2019. The event was held from 10:00 am

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Mayor announces ‘Year of Tree City’ USA recognition

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry and Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Director Steve McDaniel were joined Friday by students from Whitney Young Early Childhood Center, Trees Indiana and Superintendent of Urban Forestry Derek Veit to celebrate Arbor Day. Mayor Henry read an Arbor Day proclamation and announced that Fort Wayne has been

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One dead in fiery crash on the Indiana Toll Road

UPDATE: The identity of the driver who died in the fiery crash is James J. Ariel, 22 of Chicago, Illinois. He was driving a 2007 Chevrolet Malibu at the time of the crash. The family has been notified. Original release below:   GARY, Ind. (ADAMS) – ISP says one person is dead following a crash

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Man arrested for DUI on I-69 with unrestrained toddler in the car

VANDERBURGH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Sunday morning at approximately 5:15, Lieutenant Brian Bailey was patrolling the construction zone on US 41 near I-69 when he stopped the driver of a 2019 Nissan for driving 83 mph in the posted 45 mph zone. The driver was identified as Jarvis Green, 31, of Lawrenceville, IL. Green’s three-year-old

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Lutheran and Vera Bradley Foundation to “Turn the Town Pink”

Courtesy: Lutheran Health Network FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Volunteers from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer will visit the campuses of Dupont, Lutheran and St. Joseph hospitals Wednesday to place between 150 and 300 pink ribbons per location in support of this year’s “Turn the Town Pink” campaign. Turn the Town Pink is

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Lutheran and Vera Bradley Foundation to “Turn the Town Pink”

Courtesy: Lutheran Health Network FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Volunteers from the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer will visit the campuses of Dupont, Lutheran and St. Joseph hospitals Wednesday to place between 150 and 300 pink ribbons per location in support of this year’s “Turn the Town Pink” campaign. Turn the Town Pink is

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High water forces closure for several roads

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County officials say several area roads are currently closed due to high water from the river. As of 7:30 a.m., April 29, 2019, the following roads are closed: Marion Ctr. Rd. between US 27 & Winchester Rd. Parrott Rd. between Hartzell Rd. & Maplecrest Rd. S. Co. Line Rd.

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SolFest 2019 at Fox Island County Park canceled due to weather

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Weather is to blame for canceling this year’s SolFest. Allen County Parks and Recreation announced Monday that its annual music festival scheduled for this weekend, May 4 and 5, has been canceled due to flooding and safety considerations. Officials with Allen County issued the following statement: “Due to the rain

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Indiana remembers former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar

WASHINGTON, DC – APRIL 29: Senator Richard Lugar at a tree planting ceremony on the grounds of the Capitol in Washington, DC on April 29, 2005. Lugar, Republican of Indiana, was first elected in 1977.(Frank Romeo/Shutterstock.com)   INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The tributes are pouring in for former Indiana U.S. Senator Richard Lugar. He died

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Barricaded subject incident ends with suspect getting away

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officers with the FWPD are investigating after a barricaded subject situation on Saturday ended with a suspect getting away. Officials say around 11:00 am they responded to a home in the 400 Block of West Masterson in reference to a reported suspicious incident. Officers were advised that there was a

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Governor Holcomb signs law to expand gun rights

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s newest gun law allows people to carry a pistol to church. Governor Holcomb signed the law Friday at the NRA Convention in Indianapolis. The new law allows people to carry a gun to more places. The governor says it will make the state safer. Read more here

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Resurfacing for S.R. 5 in Whitley Co starts Monday

WHITLEY CO, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 5 is scheduled to be resurfaced on or after Monday, April 29, weather permitting. The resurface work will take place between the Eel River Bridge in the Town of South Whitley and just south of U.S. 30. During the day, drivers are

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Resurfacing for S.R. 5 in Whitley Co starts Monday

WHITLEY CO, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 5 is scheduled to be resurfaced on or after Monday, April 29, weather permitting. The resurface work will take place between the Eel River Bridge in the Town of South Whitley and just south of U.S. 30. During the day, drivers are

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Overnight lane restrictions for I-69 in DeKalb, Steuben Counties

DEKALB, STEUBEN COUNTIES, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction on I-69 beginning on or after Monday, April 29, weather permitting. The restrictions on I-69 will allow contractors to complete bridge maintenance on multiple bridges in DeKalb and Steuben counties. Contractors plan

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Overnight lane restrictions for I-69 in DeKalb, Steuben Counties

DEKALB, STEUBEN COUNTIES, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that traffic will be restricted to one lane in each direction on I-69 beginning on or after Monday, April 29, weather permitting. The restrictions on I-69 will allow contractors to complete bridge maintenance on multiple bridges in DeKalb and Steuben counties. Contractors plan

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GM hiring at Fort Wayne plant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – They’re hiring at the GM plant in Fort Wayne. The company yesterday announced it is hiring part-time and temporary workers. The jobs start at just under $16 an hour and include benefits. There’s a job fair planned for the plant on May 4th. Read more here

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GM hiring at Fort Wayne plant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – They’re hiring at the GM plant in Fort Wayne. The company yesterday announced it is hiring part-time and temporary workers. The jobs start at just under $16 an hour and include benefits. There’s a job fair planned for the plant on May 4th. Read more here

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President Trump, NRA convention to make for hectic day In Indy

  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you don’t need to be in downtown Indianapolis today, it is probably best that you are not. City leaders say with President Trump coming to town, and as well as thousands of visitors to the NRA convention, it is going to be a hectic day. Parts of I-70 and

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ACLU sues over Indiana new abortion laws

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s new abortion laws were on the books for one full day before the ACLU filed its challenge. The group yesterday sued over two new laws that would move to restrict most second trimester abortions in the state. Governor Holcomb signed the laws on Wednesday. The ACLU wants to stop them

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GM hiring at Fort Wayne plant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – They’re hiring at the GM plant in Fort Wayne. The company yesterday announced it is hiring part-time and temporary workers. The jobs start at just under $16 an hour and include benefits. There’s a job fair planned for the plant on May 4th. Read more here

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Three Rivers Festival announces entertainment lineup

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Three Rivers Festival Board of Directors announced the nightly entertainment line-up for the 51st Three Rivers Festival. “At the Three Rivers Festival, our entertainment is much more than just music, it’s a party with all of your friends!” said Jack Hammer, Executive Director. “It’s a great affordable celebration with

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Signal modernization on S.R. 1 gets underway 

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces signal improvements are planned along S.R. 1 in northern Allen County. Beginning on or after Friday, April 26, INDOT contractor, Michiana, is scheduled to begin working on several locations, weather permitting. The project consists of installing new signal heads, cabinets and other upgrades at

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Three Rivers Festival announces entertainment lineup

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Three Rivers Festival Board of Directors announced the nightly entertainment line-up for the 51st Three Rivers Festival. “At the Three Rivers Festival, our entertainment is much more than just music, it’s a party with all of your friends!” said Jack Hammer, Executive Director. “It’s a great affordable celebration with

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Signal modernization on S.R. 1 gets underway 

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces signal improvements are planned along S.R. 1 in northern Allen County. Beginning on or after Friday, April 26, INDOT contractor, Michiana, is scheduled to begin working on several locations, weather permitting. The project consists of installing new signal heads, cabinets and other upgrades at

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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: Ben Butler Thursday, April 18 – Saturday, May 4 First Presbyterian Theater General Butler is faced with a moral dilemma when escaped slaves request sanctuary at Fort

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Fight at a downtown gas station leads to stabbing

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police say they have made an arrest after a man was stabbed at a downtown gas station. Thursday, around 4:30 p.m., the Fort Wayne Police Department was notified of a fight on the parking lot of a gas station located in the 400 block of W. Jefferson Blvd. Information was

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Suspect accused of shooting near school bus stop arrested

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A man accused of firing shots near a school bus stop was arrested early Friday morning. Officials with the FWPD say that just after midnight, detectives in the GVCU were attempting to locate Krystopher Acoff. Acoff had an active warrant for criminal recklessness relating to the bus stop incident. GVCU

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State Boulevard realignment construction marks Phase II

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry joined area residents, members of City Council, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) officials, and the City of Fort Wayne’s Public Works Division Thursday to break ground for the next phase of the State Boulevard enhancement and realignment project. Phase II of the project, between Cass Street and

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Nine local businesses awarded commercial façade grants

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tuesday, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced that nine local organizations will receive 2019 Commercial Façade Grants to improve their properties. By year’s end, more than 100 facade grant projects will have been completed since the program began. The local businesses whose properties are receiving grants include Antonuccio’s Italian

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Ossian man arrested on child pornographer charges

WELLS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested a 26-year-old man from Ossian Tuesday afternoon on charges related to the possession of child pornography. The investigation began this past February when a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was received by the ICAC

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Ossian man arrested on child pornographer charges

WELLS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested a 26-year-old man from Ossian Tuesday afternoon on charges related to the possession of child pornography. The investigation began this past February when a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was received by the ICAC

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‘Drug Take Back Day’ to be held this weekend

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Hoosiers will have an opportunity to participate in the 17th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” Day by visiting Indiana State Police posts and locations sponsored by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) and the Indiana Board of Pharmacy. In partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration

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‘Drug Take Back Day’ to be held this weekend

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Saturday, April 27th, 2019, Hoosiers will have an opportunity to participate in the 17th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take Back” Day by visiting Indiana State Police posts and locations sponsored by the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency (IPLA) and the Indiana Board of Pharmacy. In partnership with the federal Drug Enforcement Administration

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Puppy found abused, blinded in trash gets new home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A puppy found in the trash in Fort Wayne has a new home. Animal Care and Control yesterday said a family adopted Barry the puppy after his long recovery. A garbage truck driver found the dog in a crate, in the trash last month. Animal rescuers said someone had abused

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Police: Inmate responsible for 2012 antique store murder

Zachary Doan FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators in Fort Wayne say a man who is already in prison for a robbery is responsible for a 2012 robbery that turned into a murder. Allen County prosecutors yesterday charged 24-year-old Zachery Doan with murder for J.R. Shiner the Second’s death at his antique shop. Police say

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TinCaps looking for nominees for military salutes in 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — The Fort Wayne TinCaps will salute our military throughout the 2019 season and need your help. The TinCaps say that all those who serve our country or have served, deserve to be saluted. They are looking for nominations of active or veteran military personnel to honor at games. If you have

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Fort Wayne UNITED invites community to upcoming prayer events

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne UNITED’s TenPoint Coalition is inviting the community to join an upcoming Prayer in the Park and two prayer walks in the Oxford neighborhood. The gatherings will begin at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. Prayer in the Park will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

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TinCaps looking for nominees for military salutes in 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — The Fort Wayne TinCaps will salute our military throughout the 2019 season and need your help. The TinCaps say that all those who serve our country or have served, deserve to be saluted. They are looking for nominations of active or veteran military personnel to honor at games. If you have

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Fort Wayne UNITED invites community to upcoming prayer events

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne UNITED’s TenPoint Coalition is inviting the community to join an upcoming Prayer in the Park and two prayer walks in the Oxford neighborhood. The gatherings will begin at Weisser Park Youth Center, 802 Eckart St. Prayer in the Park will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, April 28.

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Veterinary clinic provides ballistic vests for FWPD K9 officers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Four K-9 officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department will receive new vests as part of a fundraising push by the Dupont Veterinary Clinic. Local residents and employees of Dupont Veterinary Clinic, located at 11605 Coldwater Rd in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as people as far away as Florida,

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Veterinary clinic provides ballistic vests for FWPD K9 officers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Four K-9 officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department will receive new vests as part of a fundraising push by the Dupont Veterinary Clinic. Local residents and employees of Dupont Veterinary Clinic, located at 11605 Coldwater Rd in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as well as people as far away as Florida,

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AEP Foundation announces grant for Science Central planetarium

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Science Central is one step closer to constructing the region’s only public planetarium, thanks to a grant presented by Indiana Michigan Power on behalf of the AEP Foundation. “Indiana Michigan Power and the AEP Foundation are very pleased to continue to play a role in serving our community and region

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AEP Foundation announces grant for Science Central planetarium

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Science Central is one step closer to constructing the region’s only public planetarium, thanks to a grant presented by Indiana Michigan Power on behalf of the AEP Foundation. “Indiana Michigan Power and the AEP Foundation are very pleased to continue to play a role in serving our community and region

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Meijer collected 4 tons of unwanted medications in 8 weeks

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (ADAMS) – Two months after launching a Consumer Drug Take-Back Program in each of its 241 supercenters across the Midwest, Meijer announced that it has helped dispose of more than four tons of unwanted and potentially hazardous medications. “The response since installing the kiosks in all of our pharmacies is a strong

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Foellinger Theatre concert series announced

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 2019 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series lineup was announced Wednesday. Mayor Tom Henry joined Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel to reveal the acts including Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Collective Soul, and Loverboy. “The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department continues to provide our residents and

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Foellinger Theatre concert series announced

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 2019 Foellinger Theatre Summer Concert Series lineup was announced Wednesday. Mayor Tom Henry joined Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Director Steve McDaniel to reveal the acts including Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Collective Soul, and Loverboy. “The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department continues to provide our residents and

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Fort Wayne man to compete on Jeopardy

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Wayne Erxleben will either be the next victim or a Jeopardy hero. The Fort Wayne man is due to compete on Jeopardy today. But he has to compete against returning champ James Holzhauer, who has won 14 straight games and amassed a million dollars in prize money. Erxleben taped the

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Fort Wayne man to compete on Jeopardy

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Wayne Erxleben will either be the next victim or a Jeopardy hero. The Fort Wayne man is due to compete on Jeopardy today. But he has to compete against returning champ James Holzhauer, who has won 14 straight games and amassed a million dollars in prize money. Erxleben taped the

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Air quality varies throughout Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new report says air quality varies greatly throughout the Hoosier state. Paul Billings from the American Lung Association says this is mostly because of wind and nearby metropolitan areas. The State of the Air report found that over 140 million Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of ozone or

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Study: PFW has $8.9 Billion impact on Northeast Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne has an $8.9 billion total economic impact on Northeast Indiana annually and fuels 82,450 jobs in the region, according to a new study. Those findings and others are the results of a new assessment of the university’s operations and workforce enhancement effects on business activity by

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Study: PFW has $8.9 Billion impact on Northeast Indiana

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne has an $8.9 billion total economic impact on Northeast Indiana annually and fuels 82,450 jobs in the region, according to a new study. Those findings and others are the results of a new assessment of the university’s operations and workforce enhancement effects on business activity by

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Number of E.coli cases increases to 156 in 10 states

ATLANTA (ADAMS) – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting the number of people infected with E. coli after eating ground beef is up to 156 in ten states since the start of March. Mark Mayfield has more.  

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Work on Clinton Street water main begins

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne said that water delivery pipes that have experienced 40 breaks over ten years, with seven occurring last year, are being replaced to support the homes and businesses along North Clinton Street. Work will begin Tuesday on Phase 1 of a two-phase water main replacement project

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Mayor Henry joins FWPD for safety awareness program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry today joined the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) as leaders with the department presented Officer Phil, an educational safety awareness program, to first-third grade students at Franke Park Elementary School. The Officer Phil program uses innovative and entertaining techniques to teach children about stranger danger, the negative

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Mayor Henry joins FWPD for safety awareness program

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry today joined the Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) as leaders with the department presented Officer Phil, an educational safety awareness program, to first-third grade students at Franke Park Elementary School. The Officer Phil program uses innovative and entertaining techniques to teach children about stranger danger, the negative

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Hoosier lawmakers approve school budget increase

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers agree to a $763 million dollar k-12 education budget. That’s a two-and-a-half percent increase over last year. Governor Eric Holcomb says education is a top priority. Nearly $75 million dollars of the budget will go to programs like teacher appreciations grants, English as a second language, and a school

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Murder charges filed in Northside barber’s death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators are not saying what the argument that led to a Fort Wayne barber’s death was all about. But they do say it was an argument that led 34-year-old James Dodson Jr. to shoot and kill barber Michael LoVett Jr. earlier this month. Prosecutors filed formal murder charges against Dodson

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Murder charges filed in Northside barber’s death

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators are not saying what the argument that led to a Fort Wayne barber’s death was all about. But they do say it was an argument that led 34-year-old James Dodson Jr. to shoot and kill barber Michael LoVett Jr. earlier this month. Prosecutors filed formal murder charges against Dodson

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City launches new classes for entrepreneurs with help from I&M

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District (SEED) is investing in new business start-ups by offering ten sessions of an eight-week business planning class for anyone considering starting a business. Mayor Tom Henry will visit one of the classes Wednesday at the Penta Minority Entrepreneurship Center,

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City launches new classes for entrepreneurs with help from I&M

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s Summit City Entrepreneur and Enterprise District (SEED) is investing in new business start-ups by offering ten sessions of an eight-week business planning class for anyone considering starting a business. Mayor Tom Henry will visit one of the classes Wednesday at the Penta Minority Entrepreneurship Center,

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TinCaps continue Military Appreciation Night in 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps have again partnered with OmniSource LLC, Steel Dynamics Inc., and the San Diego Padres to welcome military personnel to Parkview Field for Military Appreciation Night on Monday, Aug. 19 (7:05 p.m.), when the team hosts the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays affiliate). Complimentary tickets are available for

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TinCaps continue Military Appreciation Night in 2019

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps have again partnered with OmniSource LLC, Steel Dynamics Inc., and the San Diego Padres to welcome military personnel to Parkview Field for Military Appreciation Night on Monday, Aug. 19 (7:05 p.m.), when the team hosts the Bowling Green Hot Rods (Tampa Bay Rays affiliate). Complimentary tickets are available for

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NRA Foundation awards $1,000 to Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) -The NRA Foundation recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant to be used to serve Indiana residents. The group says the funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pay processing fees for large game and livestock donations in the state. The processed meat will then be given to area hunger-relief

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Ossian man arrested on child pornographer charges

WELLS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested a 26-year-old man from Ossian Tuesday afternoon on charges related to the possession of child pornography. The investigation began this past February when a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was received by the ICAC

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New Delphi sketch brings in nearly a thousand tips

DELPHI, Ind. (ADAMS) – The hope is that one of the tips will pan out. Investigators yesterday said the new sketch of the Delphi murder suspect brought-in nearly a thousand tips in one day. The new sketch shows a much younger, and slimmer man. Police have said for two years that they will not give

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Indiana lawmakers approve tougher school bus zone rules

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Drivers in Indiana are very close to having new rules to follow near school buses. Both the Indiana House and the Indiana Senate yesterday approved a plan to suspend the driver’s license of anyone who passes a stopped school bus. The plan also increases the penalty if someone hits or kills

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Nine local businesses awarded commercial façade grants

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tuesday, Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry announced that nine local organizations will receive 2019 Commercial Façade Grants to improve their properties. By year’s end, more than 100 facade grant projects will have been completed since the program began. The local businesses whose properties are receiving grants include Antonuccio’s Italian

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Johnny TinCap set to visit Byron Health Center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Like he has done for several years, Johnny TinCap will visit Byron Health Center to welcome in both springtime and the latest baseball season. Johnny will spend time with both residents and staff starting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25h. Johnny takes time to visit with residents individually and

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Motorists: Watch out for slow-moving farm vehicles

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – With planting season underway for most farmers, the state wants to remind every motorist to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm equipment on Indiana’s rural roads. Over the next couple of months, Hoosiers are encouraged to exercise caution and patience, as they share the road with these large vehicles. “Our

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Johnny TinCap set to visit Byron Health Center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Like he has done for several years, Johnny TinCap will visit Byron Health Center to welcome in both springtime and the latest baseball season. Johnny will spend time with both residents and staff starting at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 25h. Johnny takes time to visit with residents individually and

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Woman that was subject of Silver Alert found in Steuben Co Jail

MUNCIE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A woman that a statewide Silver Alert was issued for is facing a misdemeanor drunk driving charge. Indiana State Police declared 54-year-old Deanna Black missing and possibly in danger on Saturday night as she had last been seen at 3 p.m. Friday. Muncie police say Black was in the Steuben County

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Bicycling “blooms in May” with the Kickstart Festival

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A month-long celebration of bikes, music, art, and theatre and this year nearly 30 events are planned throughout the month of May. For the sixth year, the Kickstart Planning Committee has created a month-long celebration of bikes, music, art and theatre and this year nearly 30 events are planned throughout the

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Woman that was subject of Silver Alert found in Steuben Co Jail

MUNCIE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A woman that a statewide Silver Alert was issued for is facing a misdemeanor drunk driving charge. Indiana State Police declared 54-year-old Deanna Black missing and possibly in danger on Saturday night as she had last been seen at 3 p.m. Friday. Muncie police say Black was in the Steuben County

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Bicycling “blooms in May” with the Kickstart Festival

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A month-long celebration of bikes, music, art, and theatre and this year nearly 30 events are planned throughout the month of May. For the sixth year, the Kickstart Planning Committee has created a month-long celebration of bikes, music, art and theatre and this year nearly 30 events are planned throughout the

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The Landing nabs another dining spot

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Model Group is proud to announce a partnership with Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG) to open a new and unique restaurant experience at The Landing in downtown Fort Wayne. The restaurant and bar will be located at 123 and 131 W. Columbia Street and will feature a large patio that

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Bridge work heads to U.S. 224 over I-69 in Huntington Co

  HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that bridge rehabilitation is scheduled to begin on the U.S. 224 bridge over I-69 in Huntington County on Wednesday, April 24, weather permitting. Work will take place on Interstate 69, between mile markers 286 to 288. On Wednesday, motorists will experience temporary lane

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The Landing nabs another dining spot

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Model Group is proud to announce a partnership with Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG) to open a new and unique restaurant experience at The Landing in downtown Fort Wayne. The restaurant and bar will be located at 123 and 131 W. Columbia Street and will feature a large patio that

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Bridge work heads to U.S. 224 over I-69 in Huntington Co

  HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that bridge rehabilitation is scheduled to begin on the U.S. 224 bridge over I-69 in Huntington County on Wednesday, April 24, weather permitting. Work will take place on Interstate 69, between mile markers 286 to 288. On Wednesday, motorists will experience temporary lane

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ISP Detective and DeKalb County native promoted to Sergeant

Detective Robert C. Smith III FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has announced the promotion of Detective Robert C. Smith III to the rank of Sergeant within the Field Investigation Section to serve as the Investigative Squad Leader for the Fort Wayne Post. Smith is a native of Garrett,

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Howard Bailey Financial breaks ground on new facility

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Founded by Casey Weade, Howard Bailey provides financial planning strategies to pre-retired and retired individuals across the country. And now, they’re moving into a brand-new office space, custom-tailored to better serve the needs of the families they serve. “We have found a niche in one of the fastest growing segments

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ISP Detective and DeKalb County native promoted to Sergeant

Detective Robert C. Smith III FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas G. Carter has announced the promotion of Detective Robert C. Smith III to the rank of Sergeant within the Field Investigation Section to serve as the Investigative Squad Leader for the Fort Wayne Post. Smith is a native of Garrett,

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Howard Bailey Financial breaks ground on new facility

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Founded by Casey Weade, Howard Bailey provides financial planning strategies to pre-retired and retired individuals across the country. And now, they’re moving into a brand-new office space, custom-tailored to better serve the needs of the families they serve. “We have found a niche in one of the fastest growing segments

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Comedian Bill Engvall to play the Embassy this fall

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Comedian Bill Engvall will perform at the Embassy Theatre as part of his “Just Sell him for Parts” stand-up comedy tour. The event is Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Engvall is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill

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Kentucky driver arrested after hitting ISP trooper’s patrol car

WARRICK CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that Monday morning at approximately 10:37, Master Trooper Ken Miller and Senior Trooper Brenda Tubbs were conducting a traffic stop on I-64 eastbound near the 37 mile-marker when the driver of an eastbound Dodge van failed to move over as required by law and sideswiped one

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Comedian Bill Engvall to play the Embassy this fall

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Comedian Bill Engvall will perform at the Embassy Theatre as part of his “Just Sell him for Parts” stand-up comedy tour. The event is Saturday, Sept. 28, at 7:30 p.m. Engvall is a Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist and one of the top comedians in the country. Most recently, Bill

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Kelley Chevrolet to host outreach event for racing enthusiasts

Donald Davidson FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Kelley Chevrolet will hold an Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) outreach event at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at 5220 Value Drive, Fort Wayne (next to Costco). The event is free and open to all racing enthusiasts. IMS historian Donald Davidson, who is often called “the biggest fan of

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Huntington inmate back in custody after mistaken release

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Alante Nance is back behind bars in Huntington. Jailers there mistakenly released Nance last week after they mistook him for another prisoner. Nance was serving a sentence for carrying a handgun without a license. It’s unclear if he will face charges for walking out of jail early. Read more here

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Pinwheels to highlight Hoosiers waiting for an organ transplant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Of the more than 1,300 Indiana residents waiting today for a lifesaving organ transplant, almost 100 live in Allen County. While educational efforts about the importance of being a donor continue all year long at Lutheran Hospital, Donate Life Month each April takes on added significance for medical professionals and

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Kelley Chevrolet to host outreach event for racing enthusiasts

Donald Davidson FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Kelley Chevrolet will hold an Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) outreach event at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at 5220 Value Drive, Fort Wayne (next to Costco). The event is free and open to all racing enthusiasts. IMS historian Donald Davidson, who is often called “the biggest fan of

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Huntington inmate back in custody after mistaken release

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Alante Nance is back behind bars in Huntington. Jailers there mistakenly released Nance last week after they mistook him for another prisoner. Nance was serving a sentence for carrying a handgun without a license. It’s unclear if he will face charges for walking out of jail early. Read more here

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Pinwheels to highlight Hoosiers waiting for an organ transplant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Of the more than 1,300 Indiana residents waiting today for a lifesaving organ transplant, almost 100 live in Allen County. While educational efforts about the importance of being a donor continue all year long at Lutheran Hospital, Donate Life Month each April takes on added significance for medical professionals and

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FWPD announces arrest of murder suspect

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials with the FWPD say that Friday, around 5:15 pm, Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Homicide Division and Vice Narcotics Division arrested Ammar Haroun for the July 21, 2018 murder of Carlos Hamilton. Ammar was booked into the Allen County Jail on a charge of Murder. Officials did not

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FWPD announces arrest of murder suspect

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Officials with the FWPD say that Friday, around 5:15 pm, Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Homicide Division and Vice Narcotics Division arrested Ammar Haroun for the July 21, 2018 murder of Carlos Hamilton. Ammar was booked into the Allen County Jail on a charge of Murder. Officials did not

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Two semi crash snarls traffic on Toll Road

PORTER CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A two semi crash eastbound on the Indiana Toll Road, at the 28.4-mile marker (this is approximately 2 ½ miles west of the Chesterton exit), Monday evening took traffic down to one lane for clean-up. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Amjad Umrani revealed at approximately 4:45 p.m., Monday, April 22, 2019,

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IU mumps count now at 20 cases

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – More students are getting sick with the mumps at IU. The school yesterday added another student to their mumps outbreak. That brings the total to 20 cases so far this spring semester. IU health managers say three more students are waiting to see if they are sick as well. IU Health

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Fort Wayne VA holding women veterans health clinic open house

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne VA Medical Center will host an open house for women Veterans May 15. The event will be held at the VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System Fort Wayne facility at 2121 Lake Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the campus auditorium. This open house will be

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Fort Wayne VA holding women veterans health clinic open house

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne VA Medical Center will host an open house for women Veterans May 15. The event will be held at the VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System Fort Wayne facility at 2121 Lake Avenue from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the campus auditorium. This open house will be

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Work on Clinton Street water main begins Tuesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne said that water delivery pipes that have experienced 40 breaks over ten years, with seven occurring last year, are being replaced to support the homes and businesses along North Clinton Street. Work will begin Tuesday on Phase 1 of a two-phase water main replacement project

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New ‘face’ of the Delphi murder suspect

DELPHI, Ind. (ADAMS) – Monday afternoon, Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter spoke with members of the Delphi community to share the change in direction of the Delphi double murder investigation of Abigail (Abby) Williams and Liberty (Libby) German. This investigation has been ongoing since the discovery of the girls’ bodies, the early afternoon of

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Honor Flight 31 will take off Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Honor Flight Northeast Indiana (HFNEI) will celebrate its 31st flight to Washington D.C. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. This is the first of four flights planned for 2019. HFNEI Flight #31 is being sponsored through donations from Roanoke American Legion Post 160. A major supporter of Honor Flight Northeast Indiana

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Man in critical condition after shooting off St. Joe Center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say that one man is in critical condition after a shooting on St. Joe Center Road over the weekend. Saturday night around 10:30, officers responded to a report of a shooting in a parking lot in the 1600 block of St. Joe Center Rd. When they arrived,

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