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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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Butler man hospitalized after rollover crash in DeKalb County

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Butler man had to be treated after a crash late Monday night that sent his pick-up truck rolling off the road and into a utility pole. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office said Billy Ross, 45, was on the 2700 block of CR 59 around 10:30 p.m. in a Chevrolet

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One adult, three children displaced in southeast side house fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A family is being assisted by the Red Cross following a fire Thursday night at Marcy and McMillen. The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the reported house fire at 2610 Marcy Lane around 8 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found one story wood frame house with smoke showing. Firefighter forced

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One adult, three children displaced in southeast side house fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A family is being assisted by the Red Cross following a fire Thursday night at Marcy and McMillen. The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the reported house fire at 2610 Marcy Lane around 8 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found one story wood frame house with smoke showing. Firefighter forced

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One adult, three children displaced in southeast side house fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A family is being assisted by the Red Cross following a fire Thursday night at Marcy and McMillen. The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the reported house fire at 2610 Marcy Lane around 8 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found one story wood frame house with smoke showing. Firefighter forced

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One adult, three children displaced in southeast side house fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A family is being assisted by the Red Cross following a fire Thursday night at Marcy and McMillen. The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the reported house fire at 2610 Marcy Lane around 8 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found one story wood frame house with smoke showing. Firefighter forced

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One adult, three children displaced in southeast side house fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A family is being assisted by the Red Cross following a fire Thursday night at Marcy and McMillen. The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the reported house fire at 2610 Marcy Lane around 8 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found one story wood frame house with smoke showing. Firefighter forced

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Earth Day: Hoosiers encouraged to “Think Globally, Act Locally”

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (INS) – April is Earth Month, and the state’s largest celebration takes place this weekend. The 30th annual Earth Day Indiana Festival will be held Saturday in Indianapolis, and the theme is “Think Globally, Act Locally.” Executive Director of the festival Don Gorney says special areas of focus include sustainability,

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Police share image of large snake along Zionsville trail

ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Zionsville town officials say a large snake is keeping their habitat along a trail healthy. They shared a photo from a park patron taken along the Big-4 Rail Trail that shows an eastern rat snake. The snake picture is getting hundreds of reactions on Facebook due to its large size– the

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Man arrested after “cat” causes crash

PORTER CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A single-vehicle crash resulted in the driver being arrested on multiple charges after stating a “cat” may have caused the crash. Preliminary investigation by Trooper William Carlson revealed Thursday at approximately 9:20 p.m., he responded to a single-vehicle crash on I-94 eastbound to U.S. 20 exit ramp (this is the

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Census Bureau stats: Allen County becoming a community of choice

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County’s growth is accelerating. In 2018, the county added a net 691 new residents via domestic migration, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau. This is Allen County’s best single-year total since the Census Bureau began tracking net domestic migration in 1991. Net domestic migration measures how

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State suspends license of Henry Co doctor for sexual misconduct

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Attorney General Curtis Hill announced Thursday that the Medical Licensing Board of Indiana has suspended the medical license of a Henry County physician accused of exploiting female patients. Attorney General Hill sought the suspension of Dr. Benjamin Loveridge’s license after the physician was accused of repeatedly touching female patients and attempting

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Census Bureau stats: Allen County becoming a community of choice

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County’s growth is accelerating. In 2018, the county added a net 691 new residents via domestic migration, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau. This is Allen County’s best single-year total since the Census Bureau began tracking net domestic migration in 1991. Net domestic migration measures how

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Jay County part of ‘Stellar Communities’ finalists

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced the finalists for the 2019 Stellar Communities Program. After a thorough review of the letters of intent by the Stellar partner agencies, the following regions have been chosen as finalists: Constellation of Starke, which consists of Hamlet, Knox, North Judson and Starke County Jay! Region, which

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Several jailed after warrant service in St. Joseph County

ST. JOSEPH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Around 8:30 a.m., on April 17, 2019, the Indiana State Police served a search warrant at a residence located at 19100 Glendale Avenue South Bend, IN. Indiana State Police say this warrant was the result of an ongoing investigation that started with a citizen complaint. During this warrant service,

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Jay County part of ‘Stellar Communities’ finalists

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced the finalists for the 2019 Stellar Communities Program. After a thorough review of the letters of intent by the Stellar partner agencies, the following regions have been chosen as finalists: Constellation of Starke, which consists of Hamlet, Knox, North Judson and Starke County Jay! Region, which

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Kokomo middle schooler arrested for gun on school bus

KOKOMO, Ind. (ADAMS) – A middle schooler in Kokomo could be looking at charges after police say he brought a gun on the school bus. Officers arrested the student from Bon Air Middle School yesterday afternoon. No one was hurt on the bus, and it’s not clear what the student planned to do with the

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Fire damages Mother Home Thai Restaurant on Decatur Rd

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Crews from the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a fire at 5010 Decatur Road just after 7 this morning. Upon arrival to the Mother Home Thai Restaurant, firefighters found the restaurant was full of smoke. The call came in at 7:05 a.m. when workers and owners of the restaurant

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Fire damages Mother Home Thai Restaurant on Decatur Rd

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Crews from the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a fire at 5010 Decatur Road just after 7 this morning. Upon arrival to the Mother Home Thai Restaurant, firefighters found the restaurant was full of smoke. The call came in at 7:05 a.m. when workers and owners of the restaurant

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Fire damages Mother Home Thai Restaurant on Decatur Rd

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Crews from the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a fire at 5010 Decatur Road just after 7 this morning. Upon arrival to the Mother Home Thai Restaurant, firefighters found the restaurant was full of smoke. The call came in at 7:05 a.m. when workers and owners of the restaurant

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FW Children’s Zoo heartbroken after loss of sea lions

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Staff at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo are in mourning after the death of two sea lions. The zoo says that California sea lion, Fishbone, died Wednesday afternoon during a medical procedure at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo. Veterinary staff and sea lion keeper staff provided rescue medical measures including

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One adult, three children displaced in southeast side house fire

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A family is being assisted by the Red Cross following a fire Thursday night at Marcy and McMillen. The Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to the reported house fire at 2610 Marcy Lane around 8 p.m. Upon arrival, firefighters found one story wood frame house with smoke showing. Firefighter forced

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You can “Ride On” with 10th year of Trek the Trails 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The popular Trek the Trails community bike rides are coasting into year ten, later this month. Mayor Tom Henry started the rides as a way for residents to explore parts of the trail that they may not be familiar with and to create social opportunities for families and friends to

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Taylor University student missing, may be in danger

Luke Skawski UPLAND, Ind. (ADAMS) – There is a search for a missing Taylor University student. Police in Upland, and officers across central Indiana, last night started looking for Luke Skawski. He’s a senior at the school. Police say he hasn’t been seen since Wednesday when he was wearing a gray t-shirt, dark shorts, a

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Can you help identify this robbery suspect?

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Department are asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the robbery suspect captured in these surveillance photographs. Fort Wayne police say he is responsible for the robbery of the Jay’s Mini Mart located at 1512 Wells Street on March 27, 2019, and the Burger

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Health department launches helpline text service for mothers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) MOMS Helpline has launched a new texting service it says will better link Hoosier mothers to services available in their communities and improve the health of women and their babies. This new channel of communication will enable the MOMS Helpline to expand its reach

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Fire damages Mother Home Thai Restaurant on Decatur Rd

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Crews from the Fort Wayne Fire Department responded to a fire at 5010 Decatur Road just after 7 this morning. Upon arrival to the Mother Home Thai Restaurant, firefighters found the restaurant was full of smoke. The call came in at 7:05 a.m. when workers and owners of the restaurant

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“Say No to O’s” opioid crisis seminar to be held April 26

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The city of Fort Wayne is making another push to stop the opioid epidemic from extending to another generation. Middle school and high school students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a free opioid crisis seminar, “Say No to O’s.” The seminar will take place Friday, April 26, 6:30

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Mayor Henry, FWPD tout reductions in violent crimes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry and Police Chief Steve Reed announced reductions in several areas including homicides, shootings, violent crimes, and property crimes as part of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s statistics for the first quarter of 2019 (January 1-March 31) as compared to data from the first quarter of 2018. Highlights:

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Power outage hampers morning bus updates for FWCS

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools says that a power outage has impacted bus updates from the South Transportation Center.  Buses are running but workers are unable to update the late bus status system. School representatives issued the following: “Because of a power outage at our South Transportation center, we will be

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Indiana one of 17 states under melon recall

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (ADAMS) – If you have diced melon in the fridge, it may be best to take it back to the store. The FDA is linking an Indianapolis-based company to a salmonella outbreak. Cut watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC are being recalled after being sold in 16 states, including Indiana.

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October trial for Rochester woman in fatal bus stop crash

Alyssa Shepherd ROCHESTER, Ind. (ADAMS) – The young woman accused of running down three kids at a northern Indiana school bus stop last year will go to trial this fall. A judge in Fulton County yesterday set 24-year-old Alyssa Shepherd’s trial for October. Police say she ran down the three kids last October as they

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Power outage hampers morning bus updates for FWCS

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools says that a power outage has impacted bus updates from the South Transportation Center.  Buses are running but workers are unable to update the late bus status system. School representatives issued the following: “Because of a power outage at our South Transportation center, we will be

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Power outage hampers morning bus updates for FWCS

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools says that a power outage has impacted bus updates from the South Transportation Center.  Buses are running but workers are unable to update the late bus status system. School representatives issued the following: “Because of a power outage at our South Transportation center, we will be

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Power outage hampers morning bus updates for FWCS

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools says that a power outage has impacted bus updates from the South Transportation Center.  Buses are running but workers are unable to update the late bus status system. School representatives issued the following: “Because of a power outage at our South Transportation center, we will be

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Pete Buttigieg faces anti-gay hecklers in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa – South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg isn’t bothered by the anti-gay chants that were used at his events in Iowa yesterday. The openly gay mayor mostly ignored the hecklers but eventually acknowledged the interruptions, first at Fort Dodge and then in Des Moines. Hecklers yelled at Buttigieg, who frequently discusses his Episcopalian

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Power outage hampers morning bus updates for FWCS

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools says that a power outage has impacted bus updates from the South Transportation Center.  Buses are running but workers are unable to update the late bus status system. School representatives issued the following: “Because of a power outage at our South Transportation center, we will be

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“Say No to O’s” opioid crisis seminar to be held April 26

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The city of Fort Wayne is making another push to stop the opioid epidemic from extending to another generation. Middle school and high school students and their parents/guardians are invited to attend a free opioid crisis seminar, “Say No to O’s.” The seminar will take place Friday, April 26, 6:30

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Colts start 2019 season on the road

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – It’ll be week three before the Colts play in front of their home fans. The NFL released the full 2019 schedule yesterday. Indianapolis starts with two games on the road before coming back to Lucas Oil Stadium on September 22nd. The Colts have one Thursday night game and one Monday night

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City plans ‘Popsicle Pop-Ups’ to talk public art

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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City plans ‘Popsicle Pop-Ups’ to talk public art

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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IU says most mumps patients were vaccinated

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – Sixteen cases of the mumps have been confirmed at Indiana University. Nine of those cases are all linked to one fraternity. Officials at the Bloomington campus last confirmed six cases back on April 4th. The growing number of mumps cases comes despite Indiana law requiring students attending state-sponsored schools to be

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Intersection work underway on SR 9 at CR 100 N in Huntington Co.

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that intersection improvement plans are underway on S.R. 9 in Huntington at the C.R. 100 N intersection. INDOT maintenance professionals have begun the installation of a median U-turn at the intersection of S.R. 9 and C.R. 100 N. Drivers are cautioned to be aware

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Intersection work underway on SR 9 at CR 100 N in Huntington Co.

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that intersection improvement plans are underway on S.R. 9 in Huntington at the C.R. 100 N intersection. INDOT maintenance professionals have begun the installation of a median U-turn at the intersection of S.R. 9 and C.R. 100 N. Drivers are cautioned to be aware

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YMCA launches youth development campaign

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is announcing a fundraising initiative that will provide additional investments for area youth. The YMCA Metropolitan Board of Directors approved a new Youth Development Endowment Fund as part of a three-year plan that emphasizes transformative experiences. Officials with the Y say that some

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VP Pence to join President Trump at Indy NRA convention

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – President Donald Trump won’t be the only speaker at the NRA convention in Indianapolis. He is now set to be joined by Vice President Mike Pence, who formerly served as Governor of the Hoosier state. They’ll both be speaking at the convention that takes place April 26th through the 28th. Both

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YMCA launches youth development campaign

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is announcing a fundraising initiative that will provide additional investments for area youth. The YMCA Metropolitan Board of Directors approved a new Youth Development Endowment Fund as part of a three-year plan that emphasizes transformative experiences. Officials with the Y say that some

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Driver and 4-year-old ejected from single vehicle crash

  PORTAGE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a single vehicle crash ejected the driver and a four-year-old child from the vehicle when it rolled over numerous times. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Brayan Elias -Espinoza revealed at approximately 7:35 p.m., Wednesday, a 2002 GMC Envoy, driven by Dashalon Jacques Lowe (female), 23 of Gary,

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3 Bald Guys strategically “Landing” in the heart of Downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind., April. 17, 2019 — Downtown technology and distribution business, 3BG Supply Co. (short for 3 Bald Guys) is set to move from its current location on Berry St. to a historic building on the Landing on Columbia Street. This, coming alongside an announcement that they’ve secured a multi-million dollar Series A round

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Man left critically injured after being shot east of downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD officials say one man is critical after a shooting on the east side of the city Tuesday. Around 4:00 P.M, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 3000 block of Pittsburg Street in reference to 911 dispatch receiving several calls advising that there

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3 Bald Guys strategically “Landing” in the heart of Downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind., April. 17, 2019 — Downtown technology and distribution business, 3BG Supply Co. (short for 3 Bald Guys) is set to move from its current location on Berry St. to a historic building on the Landing on Columbia Street. This, coming alongside an announcement that they’ve secured a multi-million dollar Series A round

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Power outage hampers morning bus updates for FWCS

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Community Schools says that a power outage has impacted bus updates from the South Transportation Center.  Buses are running but workers are unable to update the late bus status system. School representatives issued the following: “Because of a power outage at our South Transportation center, we will be

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Garrett man pleads guilty in attempted shootout with police

Joshua D. Mumma UPDATE (April 18, 2019): A Garrett man is heading to prison for a 2018 shootout with police. Joshua Mumma pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted murder for the shootout with DeKalb County deputies last April. Prosecutors say Mumma pulled a gun after a traffic stop and ended up trying to shoot two officers. Mumma could

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FWACC: Puppy left blinded, dumped in trash can off E. Masterson

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is asking for the public’s help on a case after a four-month-old puppy was found in a trash bin. Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control was notified on March 20 after a garbage truck driver found the puppy in a crate inside a trash

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YMCA launches youth development campaign

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is announcing a fundraising initiative that will provide additional investments for area youth. The YMCA Metropolitan Board of Directors approved a new Youth Development Endowment Fund as part of a three-year plan that emphasizes transformative experiences. Officials with the Y say that some

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Animal cruelty bill heads to Governor Holcomb’s desk

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Governor Eric Holcomb has the chance to get tougher on animal abusers in Indiana. State Rep. Ryan Hatfield yesterday said his proposal to make it a felony to abuse or abandon an animal is heading for the governor’s desk. Hatfield says the proposal is in response to the case of an

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Garrett man pleads guilty in attempted shootout with police

Joshua D. Mumma UPDATE (April 18, 2019): A Garrett man is heading to prison for a 2018 shootout with police. Joshua Mumma pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted murder for the shootout with DeKalb County deputies last April. Prosecutors say Mumma pulled a gun after a traffic stop and ended up trying to shoot two officers. Mumma could

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Two arrested after standoff on Columbia Avenue

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An hours-long standoff ended Wednesday with two people charged and police using a chemical agent to get to leave the home. Around 8 a.m., Narcotic Units along with Emergency Services Units were serving a warrant in the 800 block of Columbia Avenue, near Saint Joseph, for Matthew Martin. Other people

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Two investigations for non-compliant sex offenders in Mercer Co

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Officials in Mercer County say that investigations have been launched into two sex offender registration violations within the last week. Jonathan Coy On April 11, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office was attempting to conduct a periodic address verification on a male at 411 East Broadway Street Apt. B in Fort Recovery. During

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Cash, pounds of marijuana, guns recovered in Tuesday raids

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at approximately 07:51 hours A.M. members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 2019 Packard Ave. and 3418 Loraine Ave. Undercover Detectives made previous purchases of Oxycodone Hydrochloride from Jose Garza. Those purchases

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Bridge work planned for S.R. 205 in Whitley County on Thursday

WHITLEY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that bridge maintenance is scheduled for S.R. 205 over the Clear Creek, in Whitley County, on or after Thursday, April 18, weather permitting. Beginning Thursday, April 18, motorists may experience alternating lane restrictions and traffic directed by a flagger or temporary signal between Hillcrest

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Fort Wayne to host Midwest’s largest rabbit show this weekend

  FORT WAYNE, IN (April 17, 2019) –Visit Fort Wayne is proud to announce the 2019 MI-OH State Line American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) Easter Rabbit Show will take place at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum April 19-21. This event is the largest rabbit show in the Midwest. Hundreds of rabbits from across the country

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Fort Wayne to host Midwest’s largest rabbit show this weekend

  FORT WAYNE, IN (April 17, 2019) –Visit Fort Wayne is proud to announce the 2019 MI-OH State Line American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) Easter Rabbit Show will take place at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum April 19-21. This event is the largest rabbit show in the Midwest. Hundreds of rabbits from across the country

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Bill to make fertility fraud a felony heads to Holcomb’s desk

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A bill to strengthen penalties for fertility fraud is heading to Governor Holcomb’s desk. The proposed legislation passed the Senate by a 44 to 1 vote yesterday. If signed into law, it would make fertility fraud a Level 6 felony, as opposed to its current status as a Class A misdemeanor

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Bridge work planned for S.R. 205 in Whitley County on Thursday

WHITLEY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that bridge maintenance is scheduled for S.R. 205 over the Clear Creek, in Whitley County, on or after Thursday, April 18, weather permitting. Beginning Thursday, April 18, motorists may experience alternating lane restrictions and traffic directed by a flagger or temporary signal between Hillcrest

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Fort Wayne to host Midwest’s largest rabbit show this weekend

  FORT WAYNE, IN (April 17, 2019) –Visit Fort Wayne is proud to announce the 2019 MI-OH State Line American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) Easter Rabbit Show will take place at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum April 19-21. This event is the largest rabbit show in the Midwest. Hundreds of rabbits from across the country

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Fort Wayne to host Midwest’s largest rabbit show this weekend

  FORT WAYNE, IN (April 17, 2019) –Visit Fort Wayne is proud to announce the 2019 MI-OH State Line American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA) Easter Rabbit Show will take place at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum April 19-21. This event is the largest rabbit show in the Midwest. Hundreds of rabbits from across the country

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City to hold Fort Wayne Fair Housing Summit Thursday

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

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Coroner identifies toddler killed in northeast Allen Co crash

UPDATE (April 17, 2019): FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – We now know the identity of a 3-year-old girl killed a crash in northeast Allen County Monday. The coroner’s office released the following: “The Allen County Coroner’s Office has identified and made notification to the next of kin of the deceased individual that was involved in

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No foul play suspected in death of man found in field

UPDATE (April 17, 2019): FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – We now know the identity of a man that was found dead in a field off Oakwood Drive over the weekend. The coroner’s office released the following: “Sukari A. Hogan, male black, 40 years of age, from Indianapolis, Indiana. Sukari A. Hogan was found in the

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University of Notre Dame to donate to Paris cathedral

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – The University of Notre Dame is sending $100,00 to its namesake in France. School leaders yesterday announced the donation. They are not alone. Donations are pouring in for the historic Notre Dame Cathedral after a fire heavily damaged the historic structure earlier this week. Read more here

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No foul play suspected in death of man found in field

UPDATE (April 17, 2019): FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – We now know the identity of a man that was found dead in a field off Oakwood Drive over the weekend. The coroner’s office released the following: “Sukari A. Hogan, male black, 40 years of age, from Indianapolis, Indiana. Sukari A. Hogan was found in the

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Legislation would require training for armed teachers in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana teachers could have to log 40 hours of training before they could carry a gun into a school in the state. A new plan to set minimum requirements for armed teachers is moving ahead at the Capitol. State Senator Travis Holdman says the idea is to provide a framework for

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Brother and sister arrested after police chase Monday morning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD’s Gang & Violent Crimes Unit say a man and his sister were arrested Monday morning on multiple felony charges following a pursuit. Detectives were attempting to locate Damontre Burnett, who had two active felony warrants; kidnapping and robbery. Detectives located a vehicle being driven by his sister, Shardae, Burnett,

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Man left critically injured after being shot east of downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD officials say one man is critical after a shooting on the east side of the city Tuesday. Around 4:00 P.M, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 3000 block of Pittsburg Street in reference to 911 dispatch receiving several calls advising that there

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Mayor Henry, FWPD tout reductions in violent crimes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry and Police Chief Steve Reed announced reductions in several areas including homicides, shootings, violent crimes, and property crimes as part of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s statistics for the first quarter of 2019 (January 1-March 31) as compared to data from the first quarter of 2018. Highlights:

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Measles cases continue to rise in the U.S.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Measles cases have reached a near-record level in the U.S after nearly 100 people got sick in one week.  The Center for Disease Control says that there are 100,000 cases confirmed worldwide and 555 cases of measles have been confirmed in 25 states. Measles was declared ‘eradicated’ in 2000, but

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Measles cases continue to rise in the U.S.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Measles cases have reached a near-record level in the U.S after nearly 100 people got sick in one week.  The Center for Disease Control says that there are 100,000 cases confirmed worldwide and 555 cases of measles have been confirmed in 25 states. Measles was declared ‘eradicated’ in 2000, but

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Thousands of bicycle helmets going to children across Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – Nearly 9,000 bicycle helmets will be going to children across Ohio this spring thanks to the Put A Lid On It! campaign, a continued partnership between the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. ODOT contributed approximately 6,500 of the helmets. ODOT says it

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Ivy Tech to host automotive job fair events on Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is hosting two events on Wednesday, April 17: an automotive I-Career day aimed at high school students and the Automotive/Diesel job fair, which is open to the campus and community. During the I-Career event, approximately 230 high school students will be connected with automotive

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Resurfacing on S.R. 327, S.R. 8 in DeKalb County this week

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that both S.R. 8 and S.R. 327 in DeKalb County are scheduled to be resurfaced this week, weather permitting. Work will take place in the following locations: S.R. 8 from C.R. 35 to C.R. 39 S.R. 327 from S.R. 205 to S.R. 8, through

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City to discuss HUD action plan and take resident input

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

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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Resurfacing on S.R. 327, S.R. 8 in DeKalb County this week

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that both S.R. 8 and S.R. 327 in DeKalb County are scheduled to be resurfaced this week, weather permitting. Work will take place in the following locations: S.R. 8 from C.R. 35 to C.R. 39 S.R. 327 from S.R. 205 to S.R. 8, through

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3 Bald Guys strategically “Landing” in the heart of Downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind., April. 17, 2019 — Downtown technology and distribution business, 3BG Supply Co. (short for 3 Bald Guys) is set to move from its current location on Berry St. to a historic building on the Landing on Columbia Street. This, coming alongside an announcement that they’ve secured a multi-million dollar Series A round

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Resurfacing on S.R. 327, S.R. 8 in DeKalb County this week

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that both S.R. 8 and S.R. 327 in DeKalb County are scheduled to be resurfaced this week, weather permitting. Work will take place in the following locations: S.R. 8 from C.R. 35 to C.R. 39 S.R. 327 from S.R. 205 to S.R. 8, through

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Silver Alert issued for missing Jay County man

Robert Currie JAY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared. The Jay County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the disappearance of Robert Charles Currie, a 53 year old white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 185 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes, last seen wearing a blue windbreaker jacket, plaid shirt, blue

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Silver Alert issued for missing Jay County man

Robert Currie JAY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared. The Jay County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the disappearance of Robert Charles Currie, a 53 year old white male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 185 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes, last seen wearing a blue windbreaker jacket, plaid shirt, blue

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Fishers police warn about geese after two attacks

FISHERS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Don’t mess with the geese in Fishers, Indiana. Police there issued a warning yesterday about aggressive geese after two people say they were attacked. Both people say a bird bit them on the arm and chased them across the Walmart parking lot. Fishers police posted on their Facebook page to be

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FWCS athletic trainer charged for sex with a student

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A 26-year-old school trainer in Fort Wayne is looking at felony charges after police say she had sex with a student. The charges against Cayla Pusey say the victim in the case was a 16 or 17-year-old. Investigators say she helped the student with an injury back in 2017, then

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Police: Waterloo man charged after stabbing his girlfriend

WATERLOO, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police say a Waterloo man stabbed his girlfriend in the neck and chest and led officers on a pursuit Saturday. Police from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department were called to a home in the 2300 block of CR 35, Waterloo, IN around 1:40 p.m. after the victim, Lynne Wahlstrom, called 911

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FWCS athletic trainer charged for sex with a student

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A 26-year-old school trainer in Fort Wayne is looking at felony charges after police say she had sex with a student. The charges against Cayla Pusey say the victim in the case was a 16 or 17-year-old. Investigators say she helped the student with an injury back in 2017, then

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Indiana lawmakers let loanshark lending plan die

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers aren’t going to vote to allow payday lenders to offer bigger loans. State Rep. Matt Lehman yesterday said he doesn’t have the votes to get the idea through the statehouse. Lehman wanted to let payday lenders offer more loans, and at higher interest rates, but ran into a lot

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Thousands of bicycle helmets going to children across Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – Nearly 9,000 bicycle helmets will be going to children across Ohio this spring thanks to the Put A Lid On It! campaign, a continued partnership between the Ohio Department of Transportation and the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. ODOT contributed approximately 6,500 of the helmets. ODOT says it

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Ivy Tech to host automotive job fair events on Wednesday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is hosting two events on Wednesday, April 17: an automotive I-Career day aimed at high school students and the Automotive/Diesel job fair, which is open to the campus and community. During the I-Career event, approximately 230 high school students will be connected with automotive

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Cash, pounds of marijuana, guns recovered in Tuesday raids

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Tuesday, April 16th, 2019 at approximately 07:51 hours A.M. members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice and Narcotics Division and Emergency Services Team served a search warrant at 2019 Packard Ave. and 3418 Loraine Ave. Undercover Detectives made previous purchases of Oxycodone Hydrochloride from Jose Garza. Those purchases

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FWACC: Puppy left blinded, dumped in trash can off E. Masterson

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control is asking for the public’s help on a case after a four-month-old puppy was found in a trash bin. Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control was notified on March 20 after a garbage truck driver found the puppy in a crate inside a trash

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City to discuss HUD action plan and take resident input

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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Two investigations for non-compliant sex offenders in Mercer Co

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Officials in Mercer County say that investigations have been launched into two sex offender registration violations within the last week. Jonathan Coy On April 11, 2019, the Sheriff’s Office was attempting to conduct a periodic address verification on a male at 411 East Broadway Street Apt. B in Fort Recovery. During

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Measles cases continue to rise in the U.S.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Measles cases have reached a near-record level in the U.S after nearly 100 people got sick in one week.  The Center for Disease Control says that there are 100,000 cases confirmed worldwide and 555 cases of measles have been confirmed in 25 states. Measles was declared ‘eradicated’ in 2000, but

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Toddler killed in northeast Allen County crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities in Allen County say a three-year-old was killed in a crash yesterday morning at Campbell Road west of Rupert Road. A black Oldsmobile with a female driver left the north side of the roadway – striking a utility pole before rolling over. She and a one-year-old were taken to

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City announces $100 million in infrastructure improvements

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry joined residents of the Aboite Meadows Neighborhood Association, the Fort Wayne City Council and City Utilities staff members Monday to announce an investment of $100 million in stormwater protection, sanitary sewer improvements, and water pipe upgrades. The City says that Aboite Meadows was an appropriate location for

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The Rescue Mission preparing to serve Easter meal on Sunday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Easter Sunday, April 21, The Rescue Mission will host their annual Easter Meal. Staff at The Rescue Mission are preparing to serve more than 2,000 Easter meals. Anyone in need of a meal is welcome. The free meal is open to the public at The Rescue Mission (301 W.

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The Rescue Mission preparing to serve Easter meal on Sunday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Easter Sunday, April 21, The Rescue Mission will host their annual Easter Meal. Staff at The Rescue Mission are preparing to serve more than 2,000 Easter meals. Anyone in need of a meal is welcome. The free meal is open to the public at The Rescue Mission (301 W.

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ISP: Do you move over? Lives depend on it

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – We’ve all heard about it before; the Move Over Law. In 1999, Indiana was the first State in the nation to pass such a law requiring motorists to move to an adjacent traffic lane, or reduce speed by 10 mph below the posted speed limit if unable to change lanes safely

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Buttigieg kicks off 2020 presidential campaign

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg is officially entering the 2020 presidential race as a Democrat. At a rally in his hometown, Mayor Pete said he is running to take America into a new direction and start a new chapter. Buttigieg proclaimed South Bend’s revival is the answer to skeptics

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Construction on multiple I-69 bridges to start Monday in Allen Co

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced a tentative timeline for construction on multiple on I-69 bridges in Allen County. Work will start on or after Monday, April 15, weather permitting. This spring, contractors will complete bridge deck overlays on the following structures: I-69 bridge(s) over the Norfolk Southern Railroad track,

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Notre Dame installing metal detectors at stadium

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – Notre Dame football fans can expect a bit longer of a wait at the stadium this fall. The school last week said it will use metal detectors at Notre Dame Stadium for the first time during football season this year. The stadium used metal detectors for the first time ever

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Governor Holcomb expected to sign statewide school alert law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Every school across Indiana could soon be a part of a school alert system. Lawmakers earlier this month approved a plan that allows schools to apply for a state grant to create a school alert network. The network connects all schools in a county with every law enforcement agency in that

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Multi-Agency tag team captures “wet bandits” in Cromwell

CROMWELL CO, Ind. (ADAMS) – It wasn’t quite “Home Alone” in Noble County Friday morning but when a resident near Cromwell returned home this morning, she discovered someone on her property who didn’t belong there. At around 8:30 am today the Noble County Sheriff Department received a call from that homeowner who came home to

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Man wanted for attempted murder arrested by FWPD

Timothy Coats FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man is now facing an attempted murder charge for his alleged involvement in a shooting. Fort Wayne police say they arrested Timothy Coats, 25, on Thursday. He’s been booked into the Allen County Jail on several charges. Police did not specify which shooting that Coats

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Multi-Agency tag team captures “wet bandits” in Cromwell

CROMWELL CO, Ind. (ADAMS) – It wasn’t quite “Home Alone” in Noble County Friday morning but when a resident near Cromwell returned home this morning, she discovered someone on her property who didn’t belong there. At around 8:30 am today the Noble County Sheriff Department received a call from that homeowner who came home to

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Traffic stop leads to discovery of 6 kilograms of fentanyl

MORGAN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – State Police say that a traffic stop took nearly half a million dollars of Fentanyl off the streets. Friday, April 12, 2019, at 10:53 a.m., an Indiana State Police Trooper observed a white Ford F-150 pickup truck, following too close and traveling at a reduced speed in the left passing

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Fort Wayne murder suspect arrested in Tennessee

Antoine Kelley FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Tennessee arrested a man for the fatal shooting of a man inside a South Harrison Street home on April 1, 2019. Antoine Kelley, 28, was arrested in Chattanooga, Tennessee on an outstanding Murder Warrant issued by the Fort Wayne Police Department for the shooting death of

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Fort Wayne murder suspect arrested in Tennessee

Antoine Kelley FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Tennessee arrested a man for the fatal shooting of a man inside a South Harrison Street home on April 1, 2019. Antoine Kelley, 28, was arrested in Chattanooga, Tennessee on an outstanding Murder Warrant issued by the Fort Wayne Police Department for the shooting death of

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Agriculture remains the backbone of Indiana, census shows

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) — Indiana farmers are among the most productive and efficient in the U.S., according to the latest Census of Agriculture that was recently released. The census, taken every five years, is the nation’s most comprehensive agricultural survey and shows trend data on a variety of topics ranging from production to economics to

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Leadership Fort Wayne taking applications now for class of 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Applications to become part of the Leadership Fort Wayne (LFW) program’s Class of 2020 are now available. LFW is a program that builds leadership skills and increases community awareness to drive positive change. Class members participate in panel discussions with heads of community organizations, discussing the most pressing issues and

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Leadership Fort Wayne taking applications now for class of 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Applications to become part of the Leadership Fort Wayne (LFW) program’s Class of 2020 are now available. LFW is a program that builds leadership skills and increases community awareness to drive positive change. Class members participate in panel discussions with heads of community organizations, discussing the most pressing issues and

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Grant County man arrested for impersonating state trooper

  James Keirstead GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – On Tuesday, April 9, a Grant County man turned himself at the Jefferson County Jail in Madison, Indiana after a warrant was issued for his arrest on charges of impersonating an Indiana State Trooper. The investigation by Trooper Nate Adams began in February of this year when

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Brother and sister arrested after police chase Monday morning

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD’s Gang & Violent Crimes Unit say a man and his sister were arrested Monday morning on multiple felony charges following a pursuit. Detectives were attempting to locate Damontre Burnett, who had two active felony warrants; kidnapping and robbery. Detectives located a vehicle being driven by his sister, Shardae, Burnett,

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One dead from crash on I-80/94

GARY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a crash claimed the life of one driver early Monday morning on eastbound I-80/94. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Clay McBride revealed at approximately 3:35 a.m., Monday, April 15, 2019, morning a 2011 Buick was eastbound on I-80/94 just east of Cline Avenue when for unknown reasons the

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The Rescue Mission preparing to serve Easter meal on Sunday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Easter Sunday, April 21, The Rescue Mission will host their annual Easter Meal. Staff at The Rescue Mission are preparing to serve more than 2,000 Easter meals. Anyone in need of a meal is welcome. The free meal is open to the public at The Rescue Mission (301 W.

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Indiana one of 17 states under melon recall

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (ADAMS) – If you have diced melon in the fridge, it may be best to take it back to the store. The FDA is linking an Indianapolis-based company to a salmonella outbreak. Cut watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe produced by Caito Foods LLC are being recalled after being sold in 16 states, including Indiana.

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Police: Waterloo man charged after stabbing his girlfriend

WATERLOO, Ind. (ADAMS) – Police say a Waterloo man stabbed his girlfriend in the neck and chest and led officers on a pursuit Saturday. Police from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department were called to a home in the 2300 block of CR 35, Waterloo, IN around 1:40 p.m. after the victim, Lynne Wahlstrom, called 911

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Muncie man sues parents for trashing his porn collection

MUNCIE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Muncie man is suing his parents after they threw away his massive porn collection.  The 40-year-old man, who has only been identified as “Charlie,” filed the suit last week. Back in October of 2016, he got divorced and moved back in with his parents in Grand Haven, Michigan. He moved out

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Fort Wayne police looking into the death of man found in field

FORT WAYNE, Ind.(ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is conducting a death investigation after a man was found dead in a field. On Saturday, April 13, 2019, at approximately 9:35 AM, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 3300 block of Oakwood Drive in reference to an unresponsive

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Construction on multiple I-69 bridges to start Monday in Allen Co

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced a tentative timeline for construction on multiple on I-69 bridges in Allen County. Work will start on or after Monday, April 15, weather permitting. This spring, contractors will complete bridge deck overlays on the following structures: I-69 bridge(s) over the Norfolk Southern Railroad track,

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Portion of S.R. 101 in Allen County to close Monday

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says bridge maintenance is scheduled for S.R. 101 over Hamm Ditch in Allen County. S.R. 101 is expected to close on or after Monday, April 15, weather permitting. The closure, which will allow contractors to complete a bridge deck overlay, is scheduled to take place

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Portion of S.R. 101 in Allen County to close Monday

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says bridge maintenance is scheduled for S.R. 101 over Hamm Ditch in Allen County. S.R. 101 is expected to close on or after Monday, April 15, weather permitting. The closure, which will allow contractors to complete a bridge deck overlay, is scheduled to take place

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Man wanted for attempted murder arrested by FWPD

Timothy Coats FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Fort Wayne man is now facing an attempted murder charge for his alleged involvement in a shooting. Fort Wayne police say they arrested Timothy Coats, 25, on Thursday. He’s been booked into the Allen County Jail on several charges. Police did not specify which shooting that Coats

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Boil Advisory lifted for three large areas of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City Utilities has now lifted a precautionary boil advisory for three areas of the City. Thursday night, a vehicle struck a high-voltage power line and knocked out power to the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant. The plant’s high service pumping system responded appropriately. However, distribution system pressure did drop due

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FW Animal Care & Control gets $50,000 grant for center updates

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control just got a big boost for remodeling. FWACC was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Paws for Progress campaign to update the medical center. Officials with FWACC say the Petco Foundation investment will help to increase the efficiency of

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USF to host 11th Annual Formula for Life 5K Sunday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 11th Annual Formula for Life 5K, which raises funds to support the residential, nutritional, and medical needs of orphans in Haiti, will be held Sunday, April 14 at the University of Saint Francis. The run/walk will start at 1 p.m. at the Hutzell Athletic Center on the campus, 2701

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Blue Line Paws, FW K9 units get large donation 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fire Police City County FCU is putting their money where their mouth is and asking for community help to keep funding a group that supports local K9 officers. Earlier this month they donated $2,500 to Blue Line Paws, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit group, with the mission to assist in the replenishment

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Man’s shooting death at Lake and Anthony ruled homicide

UPDATE (April 11, 2019): Local officials have identified the man killed at Lake and Anthony this week.  The Coroner’s Office released the following: “The Allen County Coroner’s Office has completed the autopsy and made notification to the next of kin, of the male victim that was located on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of

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FW Animal Care & Control gets $50,000 grant for center updates

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Animal Care & Control just got a big boost for remodeling. FWACC was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its Paws for Progress campaign to update the medical center. Officials with FWACC say the Petco Foundation investment will help to increase the efficiency of

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Senators propose 20 percent vape tax in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) –People who vape in Indiana could soon pay a flat tax rather than pay by the milliliter. This week, an Indiana Senate committee approved a 20 percent tax in vape liquids in the state. That’d replace the original plan to tax vape liquids based on weight. Lawmakers say a flat tax is

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You can help native bees by taking ‘Bee House Workshop’

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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6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement. The initiative will begin on Sunday, April 12 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through Saturday, April 20 at 11:59 p.m. The high-visibility enforcement will include the Indiana

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You can help native bees by taking ‘Bee House Workshop’

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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6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio State Highway Patrol will be joining forces with other members of the 6-State Trooper Project to focus on distracted driving enforcement. The initiative will begin on Sunday, April 12 at 12:01 a.m. and will continue through Saturday, April 20 at 11:59 p.m. The high-visibility enforcement will include the Indiana

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ISP accepting applications for Fort Wayne dispatch center

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

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Indiana sees reduction in dog bite attacks in 2018

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana saw a 12.77 percent decrease in dog bite attacks in 2018, according to the U.S. Postal Service’s (USPS) annual list of cities and states with the most recorded dog attacks. Reflecting a downward trend, the number of postal employees attacked by dogs nationwide fell to 5,714 in 2018 — more

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ISP accepting applications for Fort Wayne dispatch center

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

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ISP accepting applications for Fort Wayne dispatch center

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

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Indiana Senate budget plan moves forward

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – There are now three budget proposals at the Indiana Capitol. A state Senate panel yesterday approved their spending plan, it now heads to the full Senate for a vote. That budget would spend $15 billion dollars on schools over the next two years. That includes a $150 million dollar pension pick-up,

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Husband of DeKalb Co jail official blamed for offensive post

AUBURN, Ind. (ADAMS) – People on social media are talking today after the spouse of a jail official in DeKalb County made some controversial remarks. Sheriff David Cserep yesterday said DeKalb County Jail Commander Angie Ireland’s husband posted on their joint Facebook account that “all inmates that have been found guilty should die.” Quite a

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VP Pence to give commencement speech at Taylor University

UPLAND, Ind. (ADAMS) – Vice President Mike Pence will be giving a commencement speech in his home state. He’ll speak at the 2019 Commencement exercises at Taylor University on May 18th. Pence was Indiana’s governor before becoming vice president and served six terms in Congress. The school says he has been a friend to them

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Mayor Henry thanks volunteers in service event at Klug Park

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry joined area volunteers to recognize the seventh annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of national service in tackling city problems. The City says that unleashing the power of citizens, volunteer programs have a positive and lasting impact—making our

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Mayor Henry thanks volunteers in service event at Klug Park

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry joined area volunteers to recognize the seventh annual Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service, a nationwide bipartisan effort that highlights the impact of national service in tackling city problems. The City says that unleashing the power of citizens, volunteer programs have a positive and lasting impact—making our

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Marion County officials ask questions after woman dies in jail

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – There are questions to answer at the Marion County Jail after an inmate died. The Marion County sheriff says guards found 24-year-old Ann Ottinger in her cell. She was not responsive. Jailers rushed her to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. The sheriff is not saying how she died. Ottinger

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Blue Line Paws, FW K9 units get large donation 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fire Police City County FCU is putting their money where their mouth is and asking for community help to keep funding a group that supports local K9 officers. Earlier this month they donated $2,500 to Blue Line Paws, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit group, with the mission to assist in the replenishment

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Boil Advisory issued for three large areas of Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City Utilities has issued a precautionary boil advisory for water usage effective immediately for three areas of the City. Thursday night, a vehicle struck a high-voltage power line and knocked out power to the Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant. The plant’s high service pumping system responded appropriately. However, distribution system

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Kosciusko Co. man arrested on child pornography charges

KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested a 51-year-old man from Claypool Thursday morning on charges related to the possession of child pornography. The investigation began in January of 2019 when a cyber tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) was received by the

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Allen County proclaims ‘Public Safety Telecommunicators Week’

  ALLEN CO, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County Commissioners and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry issued a joint proclamation designating April 14-20 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week during a ceremony on Wednesday on the fourth floor of Citizens Square. On hand will be officials and employees of the Consolidated Communications Partnership — the joint emergency

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Allen County proclaims ‘Public Safety Telecommunicators Week’

  ALLEN CO, Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County Commissioners and Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry issued a joint proclamation designating April 14-20 as Public Safety Telecommunicators Week during a ceremony on Wednesday on the fourth floor of Citizens Square. On hand will be officials and employees of the Consolidated Communications Partnership — the joint emergency

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Cartoon production company Frederator to hear pitches at USF

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

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Fort Wayne UNITED to hold job fair Thursday

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

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Study: Over 1,200 bridges in Indiana are structurally deficient

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new study reveals over 1,200 Indiana bridges are considered structurally deficient. That’s six percent of the bridges in the state. INDOT says they invest around $400 million dollars in bridge projects each year. Still, only approximately 140 of the 12-hundred deficient bridges are INDOT’s responsibility. Those 140 will see significant

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Steuben County motorcyclist killed in crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a Steuben County is dead after a crash Monday night. Police say the 62-year-old man from Orland was driving his motorcycle when it struck a pickup truck at the intersection of State Road 120 and County Road 300 W. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Carmyn Hottell indicated

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Story, Indiana for sale for $3.8 Million

STORY, Ind. (ADAMS) – The southern Indiana town of Story is for sale. The National Register of Historic Places has it listed for three-point-eight million dollars. The price includes over 17 acres, rental cabins, and a historic general store. The town was last purchased two decades ago and has been restored by the current owner.

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Property tax bills will be mailed Friday

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

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Regional Partnership, Ivy Tech talk education with Congress

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Regional Partnership urged lawmakers to modernize education and workforce policies to improve student and business outcomes. The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne joined more than 30 business and community college leaders from 12 states in Washington, D.C. this week

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Property tax bills will be mailed Friday

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

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Regional Partnership, Ivy Tech talk education with Congress

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Regional Partnership urged lawmakers to modernize education and workforce policies to improve student and business outcomes. The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne joined more than 30 business and community college leaders from 12 states in Washington, D.C. this week

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Local music producer creates Rescue Mission song

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Rescue Mission is in need of “more hands” during the public phase of its City on a Hill Capital Campaign. Local music producer Gralan Early had the idea for a song that would help raise awareness for the campaign and the homeless men, women, and children served at The

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Local music producer creates Rescue Mission song

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Rescue Mission is in need of “more hands” during the public phase of its City on a Hill Capital Campaign. Local music producer Gralan Early had the idea for a song that would help raise awareness for the campaign and the homeless men, women, and children served at The

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Bona Vita Architecture plans grand opening of new downtown HQ

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Bona Vita Architecture is set to live the good life in downtown Fort Wayne. The growing firm will celebrate the opening of its new downtown headquarters, located at 110 W. Main St., on Wednesday, April 17. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will kick off the day’s festivities at 10:30 a.m. The expanded

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Bona Vita Architecture plans grand opening of new downtown HQ

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Bona Vita Architecture is set to live the good life in downtown Fort Wayne. The growing firm will celebrate the opening of its new downtown headquarters, located at 110 W. Main St., on Wednesday, April 17. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will kick off the day’s festivities at 10:30 a.m. The expanded

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Two women hurt and their cars totaled in DeKalb Co crash

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Two women were hurt after their cars collided Monday evening in DeKalb County. It happened just before 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 327 and County Road 11A in Garrett. The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department said 73-year-old Carolyn Smith of Fort Wayne was driving a Pontiac Torrent on

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Police: Former North Side teacher attempted to sleep with student

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A former special education teacher in Fort Wayne is looking at felony charges after police say he tried to have sex with a student with special needs. Devin Gilliam taught at North Side High School, and prosecutors charged him yesterday with child solicitation. Police say he sent a nude photo

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Man shot and killed at Lake and Anthony

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say one man is dead after a shooting on the northeast side of the city. Around 6:30 last night, officers responded to the 1700 Block of Lake Avenue, just West of Anthony Blvd, where they found him shot in front of a barbershop close to Lakeside Park.

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Husband of DeKalb Co jail official blamed for offensive post

AUBURN, Ind. (ADAMS) – People on social media are talking today after the spouse of a jail official in DeKalb County made some controversial remarks. Sheriff David Cserep yesterday said DeKalb County Jail Commander Angie Ireland’s husband posted on their joint Facebook account that “all inmates that have been found guilty should die.” Quite a

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Indiana on the list of states for Meijer beef recall

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you bought some ground beef at Meijer, you may want to double check your fridge. The grocery store yesterday announced a recall of pre-packed ground beef because it may contain pieces of plastic. All the beef in question had a sell-by date of April 10th. Meijer says the beef went

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Fort Wayne, JPMorgan Chase partner to promote entrepreneurship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry announced details of a pilot project designed to promote entrepreneurship and help revitalize Fort Wayne’s commercial corridors Tuesday. The pilot, Summit City Match, is funded by the City of Fort Wayne and a grant from the JPMorgan Chase & Co. It is supported by Greater Fort Wayne

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Fort Wayne, JPMorgan Chase partner to promote entrepreneurship

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry announced details of a pilot project designed to promote entrepreneurship and help revitalize Fort Wayne’s commercial corridors Tuesday. The pilot, Summit City Match, is funded by the City of Fort Wayne and a grant from the JPMorgan Chase & Co. It is supported by Greater Fort Wayne

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Governor Holcomb says hate crime plan is enough

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s governor is defending the hate crime law that has some advocates upset. Governor Eric Holcomb yesterday said the plan that lawmakers approved is enough to send the right kind of message about Indiana. Advocates are upset because the law does not specifically cover crimes based on age, sex, or gender

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New lab testing service to open in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An innovator in the medical field is establishing roots in Fort Wayne. ANY LAB TEST NOW®, America’s first direct-access lab testing services company, will mark the grand opening of its first local location at 915 E. Dupont Rd. on Tuesday, April 16. The celebration will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

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ISP investigating inmate death at the Kosciusko County Jail

KOSCIUSKO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – At the request of Kosciusko County Sheriff Kyle Dukes, the Indiana State Police has been requested to investigate the death of a male inmate at the Kosciusko County Jail. The state police were contacted, on April 8, 2019, after an inmate was discovered unresponsive in his jail cell around 1:00

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New lab testing service to open in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An innovator in the medical field is establishing roots in Fort Wayne. ANY LAB TEST NOW®, America’s first direct-access lab testing services company, will mark the grand opening of its first local location at 915 E. Dupont Rd. on Tuesday, April 16. The celebration will start with a ribbon-cutting ceremony

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Domestic disturbance prompts Monday morning standoff

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD officials say one man is being questioned after an hours-long standoff Monday morning. Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 3700 block of Chestnut St on a report of a disturbance with weapons just before 5 a.m. They spoke with an adult female,

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Amtrak cancels some Indiana service after lawmakers refuse to pay

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The folks who take Amtrak in Indiana are losing some trains. Amtrak yesterday said it is canceling the Hoosier State line, which runs four times a week between Indianapolis and Chicago. Indiana lawmakers refused to include a subsidy for the trains in their latest budget. Amtrak says people can still ride

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Driver with suspended license falls asleep & crashes

MARTIN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – ISP says that Monday morning, Indiana State Trooper Andrew Beaver responded to US 231 near Abel Lane for a minor injury accident. Anthony McAtee, 30, Lynville fell asleep behind the wheel and drove his GMC pickup down an embankment and struck another embankment head-on resulting in extensive damage to his

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‘Out-of-compliance’ sex offender arrested in Mercer Co

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Mercer County Sheriff’s Department says that an investigation in regards to an out-of-compliance sex offender living in Mercer County has been completed. Information was received late on April 3, 2019, in regards to Daniel L. Young, 32 years of age of Mendon, not living where he was registered. Mr. Young was

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President George H.W. Bush featured on new Forever Stamp

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The U.S. Postal Service recently announced it will issue a commemorative Forever stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30, 2018, at the age of 94. The 41st president guided the United States through the end of the Cold War and drove the creation of a multinational coalition

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‘Out-of-compliance’ sex offender arrested in Mercer Co

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Mercer County Sheriff’s Department says that an investigation in regards to an out-of-compliance sex offender living in Mercer County has been completed. Information was received late on April 3, 2019, in regards to Daniel L. Young, 32 years of age of Mendon, not living where he was registered. Mr. Young was

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Fatal police-action shooting shuts down I-70

HENRY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) -The Indiana State Police has been asked by the Henry County Sheriff’s Department to investigate a police action shooting involving one of their deputies. The preliminary investigation is that the Henry County Sheriff’s Department received a call shortly after 5:15 a.m. this morning of a suspicious person walking on the interstate

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Silver Alert declared for missing Indianapolis toddler

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – A Statewide Silver Alert has been declared. The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating the disappearance of Kristian Juarez, a 19-month-old black male, 2 feet tall, 25 pounds, black hair with brown eyes, last seen wearing a white onesie and black and white camo pants. Kristian is missing from Indianapolis, Indiana and

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Two women hurt and their cars totaled in DeKalb Co crash

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Two women were hurt after their cars collided Monday evening in DeKalb County. It happened just before 6:30 p.m. at the intersection of County Road 327 and County Road 11A in Garrett. The Dekalb County Sheriff’s Department said 73-year-old Carolyn Smith of Fort Wayne was driving a Pontiac Torrent on

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Steuben County motorcyclist killed in crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a Steuben County is dead after a crash Monday night. Police say the 62-year-old man from Orland was driving his motorcycle when it struck a pickup truck at the intersection of State Road 120 and County Road 300 W. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Carmyn Hottell indicated

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Coroner identifies Bluffton man killed in Friday night crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Coroner has identified a man killed in a crash Friday night. According to a release, Jason D. Scott, 45, of Bluffton died in the crash around 10:30 p.m. Friday at of Comer and Yoder roads. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Scott died of blunt force injuries

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Coroner identifies Bluffton man killed in Friday night crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Coroner has identified a man killed in a crash Friday night. According to a release, Jason D. Scott, 45, of Bluffton died in the crash around 10:30 p.m. Friday at of Comer and Yoder roads. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Scott died of blunt force injuries

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State police looking for “Charlie’s” owner

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Sunday, troopers on the Indiana Toll Road (I-80/90) corralled a dog that was running in and out of traffic on the interstate. Just before 4 p.m., Sergeant Dan Avitia, and Troopers O’Bryan Winfield and Amjad Umrani were trying to locate a dog that had been reported running in and out

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Signal modernization to start Tuesday on S.R. 1 in Wells County

WELLS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that signal improvements planned along S.R. 1 in Wells County will start this week. Beginning on or after Tuesday, April 9, INDOT contractor, Michiana, is scheduled to begin working on several locations, weather permitting. The project consists of installing new signal heads, cabinets and

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Signal modernization to start Tuesday on S.R. 1 in Wells County

WELLS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that signal improvements planned along S.R. 1 in Wells County will start this week. Beginning on or after Tuesday, April 9, INDOT contractor, Michiana, is scheduled to begin working on several locations, weather permitting. The project consists of installing new signal heads, cabinets and

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Holcomb urged to veto anti-protest bill

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – Groups representing tens of thousands of Hoosiers are asking Gov. Eric Holcomb to veto a bill they say infringes on the constitutional rights of protestors. Supporters of Senate Enrolled Act 471 say the legislation would help protect critical infrastructure including power plants, pipelines, and refineries by imposing steep criminal penalties and jail

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President Trump to speak at NRA convention in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) -The President will be speaking at the NRA convention in Indianapolis. The group tweeted that President Donald Trump will address them at their 148th annual convention on April 26th. The three-day convention is being held at the Indiana Convention Center and is expected to bring about 80,000 people into the Circle City.

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Dog Bite Prevention Week: Tips from Animal Care & Control

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – This coming week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The city of Fort Wayne, along with the folks at Animal Care & Control are providing some helpful tips.   According to AC&C, more than half of dog-bite injuries occur at home with dogs that are familiar to us. Adults with

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Dog Bite Prevention Week: Tips from Animal Care & Control

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – This coming week is National Dog Bite Prevention Week. The city of Fort Wayne, along with the folks at Animal Care & Control are providing some helpful tips.   According to AC&C, more than half of dog-bite injuries occur at home with dogs that are familiar to us. Adults with

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Munster woman escapes with minor injuries after flipping car

HAMMOND, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Munster woman escaped serious injury last night when she flipped her vehicle onto its roof. Preliminary investigation by Trooper John Landowski revealed at approximately 8:35 p.m., Sunday, April 7th, 2019, a 2010 Cadillac Escalade was westbound on I-80/94 when for unknown reasons the driver, Betty Markovich, 87 of Munster, Indiana,

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State lawmakers reject effort to freeze college tuition

  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana House Republicans are rejecting an effort to freeze college tuition in the state. Democratic Representative Earl Harris proposed SB 216 and says getting an education needs to be more affordable for Hoosiers. The bill would have kept a student’s tuition at the rate it was when they enrolled in

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Indianapolis reports six killed in 24 hours

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) -Indianapolis Police don’t have many answers after six people died in shootings in the city over a 24-hour span. Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition Board President Reverend Charles Harrison says he’s worried this could be the beginning of a long summer. The shootings started at 9:30 Saturday night, and ended last night about

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Story, Indiana for sale for $3.8 Million

STORY, Ind. (ADAMS) – The southern Indiana town of Story is for sale. The National Register of Historic Places has it listed for three-point-eight million dollars. The price includes over 17 acres, rental cabins, and a historic general store. The town was last purchased two decades ago and has been restored by the current owner.

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Domestic disturbance prompts Monday morning standoff

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD officials say one man is being questioned after an hours-long standoff Monday morning. Officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to a home in the 3700 block of Chestnut St on a report of a disturbance with weapons just before 5 a.m. They spoke with an adult female,

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Indiana State Police investigate officer-involved shooting

NEW ALBANY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Detectives and crime scene technicians from the Indiana State Police in Sellersburg are investigating a police-involved shooting that occurred Sunday between a New Albany man and officers from the New Albany Police Department. Results from a preliminary investigation reveal that shortly after 1 pm today New Albany Police were dispatched

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Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss to play the Coliseum

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Country music legend Willie Nelson and 27-time Grammy sensation Alison Krauss are headed to Fort Wayne, Indiana on Monday, August 5 at 7 pm. Get tickets starting this Friday, April 12 at 10 am local time at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket Office or online. Venue presale will allow fans to

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Coroner identifies Bluffton man killed in Friday night crash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Coroner has identified a man killed in a crash Friday night. According to a release, Jason D. Scott, 45, of Bluffton died in the crash around 10:30 p.m. Friday at of Comer and Yoder roads. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said Scott died of blunt force injuries

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Woman in critical condition after being stabbed on front porch

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say that one woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed at a home on Friday. Just before 11 p.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of Antoinette Street. When they arrived on scene they located a female/adult victim lying on the front porch of a

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Woman in critical condition after being stabbed on front porch

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say that one woman is in critical condition after she was stabbed at a home on Friday. Just before 11 p.m., officers responded to the 1900 block of Antoinette Street. When they arrived on scene they located a female/adult victim lying on the front porch of a

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Fort Wayne man convicted in triple murder gets 200 years

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) -A Fort Wayne man was sentenced Friday after being convicted in the January 2018 murders of two women and an unborn child. A jury found Deyante Stephens guilty in February of shooting and killing Preonda Jones, Brianna Gould, and her unborn son last year. An Allen County judge determined Friday that Stephens

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Fort Wayne man convicted in triple murder gets 200 years

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) -A Fort Wayne man was sentenced Friday after being convicted in the January 2018 murders of two women and an unborn child. A jury found Deyante Stephens guilty in February of shooting and killing Preonda Jones, Brianna Gould, and her unborn son last year. An Allen County judge determined Friday that Stephens

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State Health Dept. warns of measles exposure in LaGrange Co.

MEASLES CASE IDENTIFIED IN NORTHERN INDIANA   INDIANAPOLIS — State health officials have confirmed a case of measles in northern Indiana. The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is working with local health departments and healthcare providers in LaGrange and Steuben counties to identify anyone who may have been exposed to the patient while infectious

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Three people and pet safe after fire at Black Bear Apartments

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two adults and a child escaped after fire broke out at the Black Bear Creek Apartments Thursday night. Fort Wayne fire crews were called to 1608 Reed Road around just before 11 p.m. When firefighters arrived they found smoke and flames in the patio area of one apartment. It had

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Three people and pet safe after fire at Black Bear Apartments

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Two adults and a child escaped after fire broke out at the Black Bear Creek Apartments Thursday night. Fort Wayne fire crews were called to 1608 Reed Road around just before 11 p.m. When firefighters arrived they found smoke and flames in the patio area of one apartment. It had

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Indiana prioritizes keeping kids in families

MARY SCHUERMANN KUHLMAN INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana is making great progress in placing foster children in family settings and kinship care, according to a new report. The Annie E. Casey Foundation research says over the past decade, the number of Indiana foster children placed with a foster or relative family rose 11 percentage points to 93%,

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Arts United to host a mayoral forum on quality of life

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne will host the Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life, an initiative to elevate discussion about Fort Wayne’s arts, culture, and quality of life amenities with the city’s mayoral candidates. “The leaders of cities across the country recognize that a vibrant quality of life is

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Victim Assistance, FWPD recognize victims and surviving families 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 7 – 13, 2019 highlights the importance of providing needed services at the earliest stage of victimization to prevent further victimization and subsequently foster trust in the criminal justice system that it will work for them, thus addressing the cycle of violence and

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Victim Assistance, FWPD recognize victims and surviving families 

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – National Crime Victims’ Rights Week (NCVRW), April 7 – 13, 2019 highlights the importance of providing needed services at the earliest stage of victimization to prevent further victimization and subsequently foster trust in the criminal justice system that it will work for them, thus addressing the cycle of violence and

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Indiana Senate clarifies rules for school safety drills

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers want to make it clear: Teachers are not to be shot during school safety drills. Lawmakers added that provision to a piece of legislation earlier this week. Senators say they had to act after complaints from teachers in Monticello that police shot them with small plastic BB’s during a

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Windows, Doors & More set to break ground on building expansion

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Get ready for more of Windows, Doors & More. The local, family-owned-and-operated home improvement company is planning a major expansion of its facility at 1121 W. Washington Center Rd. The construction will kick off with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 12. This expansion will add 9,000

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Bandidos Aboite location to close Sunday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Bandidos on Illinois Road will soon be closing their doors. The Mexican restaurant made the announcement on Facebook yesterday. The Aboite location’s last business day will be on Sunday, April 7. There are currently three other Fort Wayne locations and one in Lima, Ohio. Most of the workers from

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Windows, Doors & More set to break ground on building expansion

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Get ready for more of Windows, Doors & More. The local, family-owned-and-operated home improvement company is planning a major expansion of its facility at 1121 W. Washington Center Rd. The construction will kick off with a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 12. This expansion will add 9,000

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ISP investigate fatal crash on I-64

SPENCER CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Troopers say a crash turned fatal on I-64 west of Ferdinand near the 60 mile-marker Thursday afternoon. Multiple Indiana State Police Accident Reconstructionists were on scene for over five hours piecing together the events that lead up to this tragedy. Preliminary investigation efforts revealed an eastbound vehicle drove

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Student in custody after taking gun onto school bus

MARION CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A student is in custody after allegedly bringing a gun onto a school bus in Lawrence Township. Other students on the bus notified school officials while outside of Indian Creek Elementary School Wednesday afternoon. Lawrence Police took the student to the Marion County Juvenile Center. The gun never made it

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Bills focus on at-risk students and their success

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana lawmakers are hoping to save at-risk youth from finding themselves in the juvenile court system. State Representative Donna Schaibley is sponsoring a bill that would help give Hoosier kids tools to have a successful future. Under Senate Enrolled Act 596, the state would create a voluntary and confidential program for

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FWPD says no footage yet found of would-be robber in clown mask

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are investigating an attempted bank robbery that took place at the Partners First Federal Credit Union, 5020 Riviera Ct. Thursday morning at 11:38 a.m. Investigators say a male suspect wearing a clown mask approached the credit union and attempted to gain entry into the lobby. The interior

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Arts United to host a mayoral forum on quality of life

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne will host the Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life, an initiative to elevate discussion about Fort Wayne’s arts, culture, and quality of life amenities with the city’s mayoral candidates. “The leaders of cities across the country recognize that a vibrant quality of life is

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Officers involved in police-action shooting identified

Department photo of Brownstown Chief Tom Hanner (Star on Uniform Lapel)Department photo of Assistant Chief Joe Kelly (Bar on Uniform Lapel) BROWNSTOWN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police continue to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred Wednesday morning in Brownstown, Indiana that involved two Brownstown Police Officers. The first officer involved in the shooting has

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U.S. Postal Service salutes the ‘Prince of Soul’

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – On what would have been Marvin Gaye’s 80th birthday, the U.S. Postal Service honored the music legend with the dedication of a new commemorative Forever Stamp during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Greek Theatre, where he once performed. “The Postal Service is honored to recognize Marvin Gaye, the Motown legend, with

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Foot pursuit lands Terre Haute man in jail

Photo 1 – Ernest L. HoopingarnerPhoto 2 – Evidence collected VIGO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – State police say one man is behind bars after a chase on Wednesday. At approximately 6:00 p.m., Indiana State Trooper Brad Fyfe observed a vehicle with a heavily damaged windshield at 3rd Avenue and 11th Street. The vehicle was a

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Farmers talk trade with Vice President Pence

LEBANON, Ind. (ADAMS) -Indiana farmers want Vice President Mike Pence to know that they don’t want any more trade troubles with Mexico or China. The vice president stopped in Lebanon Thursday to talk about trade. He said Congress needs to approve the new United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. Some of the farmers said they need to

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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:Fort Wayne TinCaps Thursday, April 4 and Friday, April 5 Parkview Field Take me out to the ballgame! TinCaps baseball returns for the 2019 season at Parkview Field

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First “Tox-Away Day” this Saturday

  ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Department of Environmental Management (ACDEM) and the City of Fort Wayne have partnered to expand ACDEM’s successful “Tox-Away Tuesday” program, giving residents more opportunities to safely dispose of expired or unwanted household hazardous waste. The program will operate on six Saturdays in addition to the regular

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First “Tox-Away Day” this Saturday

  ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Department of Environmental Management (ACDEM) and the City of Fort Wayne have partnered to expand ACDEM’s successful “Tox-Away Tuesday” program, giving residents more opportunities to safely dispose of expired or unwanted household hazardous waste. The program will operate on six Saturdays in addition to the regular

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ISP investigating police action shooting in Montgomery County

MONTGOMERY CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police at the Lafayette Post, requested by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department, are investigating a police action shooting involving the Montgomery County Multi-jurisdictional SWAT Team and a suspect who was being served with a felony warrant. The incident occurred at a residence at 6142 East CR 1200

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Fort Wayne Public Art Commission looks for input

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Public Art Commission is inviting area residents to share their opinions about public art. The Commission recently launched a website, which offers three ways residents can provide input about what kinds of public art they’d like to see and in what locations. The interactive map allows visitors

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Indiana lawmakers push school safety tax

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana schools could soon get to ask voters for another tax. Lawmakers in Indianapolis yesterday gave their first approval to a plan to allow school safety taxes. Indianapolis state Rep Greg Porter says the idea is to allow schools to add the tax as a way to pay for everything from

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Fort Wayne Public Art Commission looks for input

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Public Art Commission is inviting area residents to share their opinions about public art. The Commission recently launched a website, which offers three ways residents can provide input about what kinds of public art they’d like to see and in what locations. The interactive map allows visitors

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Buttigieg questions Trump’s Christianity

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – 2020 White House hopeful Pete Buttigieg says it’s hard to see President Trump’s actions as those of a man who believes in God. The Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana told USA Today that while he’s reluctant to comment on someone else’s faith, he doesn’t understand how someone can worship their

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Cat blamed for house fire In Angola

ANGOLA, Ind. (ADAMS) – Firefighters are blaming a cat for a house fire in Angola that sent one man to the hospital. Fire crews rescued the man and several pets from the fire last night at1208 W. Mill St. Investigators say it looks like a cat knocked over a candle, and that started the fire.

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Cat blamed for house fire In Angola

ANGOLA, Ind. (ADAMS) – Firefighters are blaming a cat for a house fire in Angola that sent one man to the hospital. Fire crews rescued the man and several pets from the fire last night at1208 W. Mill St. Investigators say it looks like a cat knocked over a candle, and that started the fire.

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ISP makes methamphetamine dealing arrest

LAWRENCE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say its Drug Enforcement Section along with the ISP Bloomington District A.C.E.S were conducting an ongoing investigation regarding a methamphetamine dealing case on Wednesday. A DES Detective observed Timothy D. Grubb, 47, of Bedford, drive away from a residence on 4th Street in Bedford. Officers knew Grubb

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Construction on I-69 in Steuben County to begin Saturday

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says a tentative timeline for a contract on I-69 through Steuben County has been set/ Work on the project, which includes 15 miles of asphalt resurface on I-69 as well as several bridge projects, is scheduled to begin or after Saturday, April 6, weather permitting.

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Prison time for Hartford City mom whose son took gun to school

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (ADAMS) – An eastern Indiana mom is heading to prison after police say she didn’t do anything to stop her son from bringing a gun to school. Staci Williams pleaded guilty to dangerous control of a child charge, essentially saying she allowed her 15-year-old son to have a gun. Williams told the

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City works to make St. Joe River cleaner

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City leaders in Fort Wayne are celebrating a milestone: It’s been two years since raw sewage openly flowed into the St. Joseph River. Anne Marie Smrchek with City Utilities said a 2008 agreement with the federal government forced the city to stop regular sewer back-ups into the river. It’s

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City works to make St. Joe River cleaner

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City leaders in Fort Wayne are celebrating a milestone: It’s been two years since raw sewage openly flowed into the St. Joseph River. Anne Marie Smrchek with City Utilities said a 2008 agreement with the federal government forced the city to stop regular sewer back-ups into the river. It’s

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City to replace water mains near Turnstone

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – We’ve all experienced it. We drive down a street and it’s closed because of a water main break. It’s frustrating for motorists and even more frustrating for home and business owners impacted by a main break. The City says that has certainly been the case for businesses and homes along

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Indiana ranks second nationwide for child abuse

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new report shows Indiana has the second highest rate of child abuse rates in the country. According to the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Indiana is second behind only Kentucky. The new “Child Maltreatment” report uses 2017 data and found that child abuse deaths

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Amendment to protect teachers during drills rejected

  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – An amendment that aimed to further protect Indiana teachers during active shooter training is rejected. State Representative Tonya Pfaff introduced the amendment yesterday in response to an incident in January where teachers were hurt during a drill. Pfaff wanted state law to say that teachers, students, and school staff cannot

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Hate crimes bill passes Senate without protected traits

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A hate crimes bill is passing out of the Indiana Statehouse. It was approved by the House on March 28th and passed the Senate yesterday in a 34 to 14 vote. Governor Eric Holcomb says he will sign the bill into law as soon as it hits his desk. The measure

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Bridge maintenance planned for S.R. 101 in Adams County Wednesday

ADAMS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 101 in Adams County is scheduled to close for bridge maintenance on or after Wednesday, April 3, weather permitting. Beginning Monday, April 1, drivers will see work taking place on shoulders of S.R. 101 over the St. Mary’s River, between C.R. E

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Bill to allow pharmacists to opt out of abortion services passes

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The list of healthcare professionals that can refuse abortion services based on religious and moral objections could be expanding in Indiana. A bill passed by the Legislature would allow nurses, pharmacists, and physician assistants to opt out of abortion care. The measure means pharmacists could refrain from filling a prescription for

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Indiana AG: Beware storm chaser scams

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Spring brings not only April showers to Indiana but also greater chances of high winds, lightning strikes and other forms of severe weather. With this in mind, Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of scammers who descend on storm-affected communities in order to take advantage of homeowners needing

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Prison time for Hartford City mom whose son took gun to school

HARTFORD CITY, Ind. (ADAMS) – An eastern Indiana mom is heading to prison after police say she didn’t do anything to stop her son from bringing a gun to school. Staci Williams pleaded guilty to dangerous control of a child charge, essentially saying she allowed her 15-year-old son to have a gun. Williams told the

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INDOT’s Trash Bash! ushers in spring clean-up

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announced that the agency’s annual ‘Trash Bash!’ will take place April 15 through April 30. Trash Bash! brings INDOT crews together with volunteers to beautify the state’s roadside areas by cleaning trash and debris. INDOT urges individuals, organizations, businesses and active Adopt-a-Highway groups to join maintenance

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Two killed in Bartholomew County crash

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say two Jackson County residents are dead after a crash Tuesday. At approximately 2:00 pm, the police responded to a two-vehicle crash on US 31 near County Road 900 South in southern Bartholomew County. The initial investigation by Sgt. Stephen Wheeles, Indiana State Police-Versailles Crash Reconstruction Team indicated

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Bandidos announces closing date for Aboite location

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Bandidos on Illinois Road will soon be closing their doors. The Mexican restaurant made the announcement on Facebook yesterday. The Aboite location’s last business day will be on Sunday, April 7. There are currently three other Fort Wayne locations and one in Lima, Ohio. Most of the workers from

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Bridge maintenance planned for S.R. 101 in Adams County Wednesday

ADAMS CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that S.R. 101 in Adams County is scheduled to close for bridge maintenance on or after Wednesday, April 3, weather permitting. Beginning Monday, April 1, drivers will see work taking place on shoulders of S.R. 101 over the St. Mary’s River, between C.R. E

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School bus crash sends five to the hospital

ST. JOSEPH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – An early morning crash between a Union-North United School Corporation school bus, with twenty students onboard, and an SUV sent five to the hospital with minor injuries Monday. Preliminary investigation by Trooper Jon Price indicates that around 7:51 a.m., a 2005 Freightliner school bus driven by Laura Watts, 31

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Senate Republicans back bill to lower attempted murder age

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Senate is moving forward with efforts to lower the age that a judge can try attempted murder suspects in criminal court. An endorsement to amend a House bill to change the age from 14 to 12 received overwhelming Republican support. If the amended legislation passes, it would allow a

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Shoplifter causes thousands in damage for $30 in steaks

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – An accused shoplifter in Evansville will likely be in more trouble for what he did than what he tried to steal. Police say Patrick Brown caused about ten thousand-dollars damage to the Ruler Foods store in Evansville on Sunday after he was caught trying to steal 30 dollars worth of steak.

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Multimatic announces $22 million expansion of New Haven facility

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Just over a year after moving into Allen County, Multimatic is already growing. The global automotive engineering and manufacturing company today announced plans to create up to 75 jobs by the end of 2021 and invest more than $22 million in an expansion that will nearly double the size of

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Multimatic announces $22 million expansion of New Haven facility

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Just over a year after moving into Allen County, Multimatic is already growing. The global automotive engineering and manufacturing company today announced plans to create up to 75 jobs by the end of 2021 and invest more than $22 million in an expansion that will nearly double the size of

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ISP release more about arrested Princeton police officer

GIBSON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – State Police are releasing more information about a southern Indiana police officer they say allowed a drug suspect to toss a bag full of heroin. A criminal investigation conducted by the Indiana State Police Organized Crime and Corruption Unit resulted in the arrest of Princeton Police Officer Brandt George, 28, for

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Advocates rally at the capitol for expanded hate crimes law

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – There are some Republican lawmakers in Indianapolis who just don’t want to expand the state’s hate crime law. Advocates from across the state rallied at the Capitol yesterday, trying to convince the legislature to add gender, gender identity, age, and sexual orientation to a proposed hate crime law. But some Republicans, including

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One man hospitalized after his car ran into a tree

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in DeKalb County say one man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to the crash around 4:45 pm on County Road 24, just west of County Road 35. Police say the vehicle was headed eastbound. The vehicle struck a tree head-on as it was coming

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Monday afternoon shooting turns fatal

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police are investigating after a shooting turned fatal Monday afternoon. Officers got the report and headed to 5419 S. Harrison Street at approximately 12:09 p.m. Once on scene, officers entered the residence and eventually found an unresponsive male in the home. Medics and fire personnel determined him to

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Silver Alert issued for missing toddler

MADISON, Ind. (ADAMS) – A statewide Silver Alert has been issued for a missing toddler from southern Indiana. The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department says 19-month-old Kayden Matthew Fresh is missing from Madison, Indiana, which is 92 miles southeast of Indianapolis. He is described as 2 feet 8 inches tall, 29 pounds, blond hair with blue

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One man killed in head-on crash near Pokagon State Park

STEUBEN Co., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in Steuben County say one person is dead after a head-on crash in yesterday afternoon. Officers responded to State Road 127 near County Road 500 North, west of I-69 outside Pokagon State Park, at about noon Monday. Upon the arrival of initial responding deputies, it was discovered that the

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Resurfacing on U.S. 24, S.R. 105 in Huntington County Monday

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that both U.S. 24 and S.R. 105 in Huntington County are scheduled to be resurfaced on or after Monday, April 1, weather permitting. Work will take place in the following locations: U.S. 24 from North Meridian Road to S.R. 9 (west junction) S.R. 105

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Michigan man arrested after driving 98 mph on I-69

MADISON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Michigan man was arrested for felony Operating While Intoxicated Sunday evening after the car he was driving was stopped by troopers for driving 98 M.P.H. in a 70 M.P.H. zone. Indiana State Police Sergeant Dave Poynter, along with Troopers Seth Painter and Justin Beamon were working traffic enforcement on

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Pursuit lands Sullivan man in jail with several charges

SULLIVAN, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say one man is behind bars after a chase Thursday. Saying that at approximately 11:40 p.m., Trooper Justin Bell observed a vehicle, traveling north on US 41 near County Road 710 North, that proceeded left of center several times. The vehicle was a silver Ford Taurus with an

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Health officials urge Hooisers to protect against ticks

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana health officials are encouraging Hoosiers to protect themselves from tick bites while outdoors as warmer temperatures bring an increase in tick activity across the state. Recent field sampling by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has found adult and immature ticks (nymphs) carrying the bacterium that causes Lyme disease

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FWFD adds technical rescue truck to fleet

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry, Fire Chief Eric Lahey and members of the Fort Wayne Fire Department announced the addition of a new Technical Rescue Truck to the Department’s fleet. Following longtime fire department tradition from days of horse-drawn engines, the new truck was blessed, then welcomed by pushing it into its

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FWFD adds technical rescue truck to fleet

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry, Fire Chief Eric Lahey and members of the Fort Wayne Fire Department announced the addition of a new Technical Rescue Truck to the Department’s fleet. Following longtime fire department tradition from days of horse-drawn engines, the new truck was blessed, then welcomed by pushing it into its

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New law mandates more disease screenings for newborns

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new Indiana law hopes to save the lives of countless newborns by catching diseases early. State Representative Doug Gutwein says children will be screened for more rare diseases, including Krabbe disease. Governor Eric Holcomb signed Bryce’s Bill into law last week. The legislation was inspired by a one-year-old Indianapolis boy

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Indiana lawmakers tone down citizenship requirements for students

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – High school students in Indiana will still take a civics class and citizenship test, but they won’t need to pass the test in order to graduate. The Indiana House’s education committee last week stripped-out part of a proposal that would have required students to pass a citizenship test in order to

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One man hospitalized after his car ran into a tree

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in DeKalb County say one man was injured in a one-vehicle crash Sunday afternoon. Officers responded to the crash around 4:45 pm on County Road 24, just west of County Road 35. Police say the vehicle was headed eastbound. The vehicle struck a tree head-on as it was coming

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Resurfacing on U.S. 24, S.R. 105 in Huntington County Monday

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that both U.S. 24 and S.R. 105 in Huntington County are scheduled to be resurfaced on or after Monday, April 1, weather permitting. Work will take place in the following locations: U.S. 24 from North Meridian Road to S.R. 9 (west junction) S.R. 105

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Police say inmate that attacked officers also smuggled in drugs

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Charges have now been filed in Mercer County after two incidents at the Mercer County Adult Detention facility in the past 10 days. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a man who attacked two corrections officers is the same man that brought fentanyl into the jail. On March 20, another inmate overdosed

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Suspected serial rapist arrested after a fingerprint match

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – FWPD says that a fingerprint helped nail down the identity of a serial rapist. Saying that over the last four years the City of Fort Wayne has had a series of rapes that have taken place, in the overnight hours, within a mile of each other, all in the South

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Couple faces drug, neglect charges after raid of Cov. Rd home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say that the parents of a toddler are under arrest and tht 17-month-old is now in DCS custody after a raid on a Covington Road home this week. On Monday, March 25th, 2019, just before 6 a.m., members of the Fort Wayne Police Department’s Vice & Narcotics

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Construction on S.R. 327 in Steuben County to begin Monday

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says a tentative timeline for a construction contract on S.R. 327 through Steuben County. Work on the project, which includes more than 16 miles of pavement upgrades on S.R. 327 as well as multiple drainage improvements, is scheduled to begin or after Monday, April 1,

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Construction on S.R. 327 in Steuben County to begin Monday

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says a tentative timeline for a construction contract on S.R. 327 through Steuben County. Work on the project, which includes more than 16 miles of pavement upgrades on S.R. 327 as well as multiple drainage improvements, is scheduled to begin or after Monday, April 1,

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Mayor Henry proclaims ‘John Konchar Day’ in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry welcomed John Konchar as a guest to the Mayor’s office and proclaimed Thursday, March 28 as John Konchar Day in the City of Fort Wayne. The City says that Konchar has been a tremendous representative of Purdue Fort Wayne through athletics and academics. In addition, he’s achieved

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Mayor Henry proclaims ‘John Konchar Day’ in Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Mayor Tom Henry welcomed John Konchar as a guest to the Mayor’s office and proclaimed Thursday, March 28 as John Konchar Day in the City of Fort Wayne. The City says that Konchar has been a tremendous representative of Purdue Fort Wayne through athletics and academics. In addition, he’s achieved

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Purdue outlasts Tennessee in Sweet 16 thriller

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue just busted a lot of people’s NCAA brackets. The Boilermakers outlasted number two seeded Tennessee in overtime last night, 99-94. This is the first time that Purdue will play in the Elite Eight since 2000. Purdue will play top-seeded Virginia tomorrow.   Read more here

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Employee at Indiana McDonald’s charged for thrown cheeseburger

  BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – A McDonald’s employee in Bloomington is being charged with battery. Police say the 21-year-old worker got mad at an 18-year-old female co-worker for working too slowly. It was Tuesday at around 11 p.m. that he threw a cheeseburger at her, hitting her in the face. There’s no word yet on

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Voter registration ends soon for May primary

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Those wishing to vote in the upcoming Municipal Primary Election on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, have until the close of business on Monday, April 8, 2019, to register to vote or submit any changes to their voter registration records. The Allen County Voter Registration office is located at One E.

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Turnstone to host regional tryout for USA’s next Olympic hopeful

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has selected Turnstone to host one of three regional tryouts for Milk Life presents, The Next Olympic Hopeful. The tryout in Fort Wayne will be held Saturday, April 13, 1-5 p.m. at Turnstone’s Plassman Athletic Center. The USOC program, presented by Milk Life and

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South Bend apartments to use DNA to catch doggie poopers

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (ADAMS) – One apartment complex in South Bend is turning to science to see who cleans up after their dog. Managers at the Riverside North Apartments this month told the folks who live there that they will be swabbing dogs for DNA, to build a database to catch people who do not

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Turnstone to host regional tryout for USA’s next Olympic hopeful

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) has selected Turnstone to host one of three regional tryouts for Milk Life presents, The Next Olympic Hopeful. The tryout in Fort Wayne will be held Saturday, April 13, 1-5 p.m. at Turnstone’s Plassman Athletic Center. The USOC program, presented by Milk Life and

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Coroner identifies man killed in crash on US 24

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A man involved in a crash Tuesday on US 24 has died. The Allen County Coroner’s Office says Danny L. Howell, 73, of Fort Wayne was a passenger in a vehicle that lost control and rolled near mile marker 160 on Tuesday evening. Police and paramedics were called around 6:30

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Indiana Senate panel strips mobile betting from gambling bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – If you get to legally bet on sports in Indiana, it looks like you’re going to have to do it in person. An Indiana Senate panel yesterday stripped a plan to allow for betting from your phone out of the gambling expansion proposal at the Capitol. South Bend Senator John Ford

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Coroner identifies man killed in crash on US 24

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A man involved in a crash Tuesday on US 24 has died. The Allen County Coroner’s Office says Danny L. Howell, 73, of Fort Wayne was a passenger in a vehicle that lost control and rolled near mile marker 160 on Tuesday evening. Police and paramedics were called around 6:30

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Indianapolis man reunited with missing Corvette after 44 years

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – An Indianapolis man has something back after 44 years. Rex Hatton’s 1969 Corvette went missing in 1974. It was stolen shortly after his wedding day. Hatton received a call from the Ohio State Police this week saying the car had been found in Cleveland. Read more here

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Fort Wayne’s largest international event needs volunteers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Turnstone and the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) will host the 2019 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball and Judo International Qualifier this summer from June 28th – July 10th in Fort Wayne, IN. This event is one of the final opportunities for elite athletes to qualify for

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Marion Co man charged with numerous felonies, resisting & battery

MONROE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that Thursday, just before 6:30 p.m., Detective Josh Allen observed a vehicle in Bloomington traveling east on 3rd Street commit numerous deliberate and dangerous traffic infractions. The vehicle, a white Kia passenger car was then observed by Trooper Caleb Garvin turning south on Muller Parkway from

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Fort Wayne’s largest international event needs volunteers

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Turnstone and the United States Association of Blind Athletes (USABA) will host the 2019 International Blind Sports Federation (IBSA) Goalball and Judo International Qualifier this summer from June 28th – July 10th in Fort Wayne, IN. This event is one of the final opportunities for elite athletes to qualify for

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Organizers say no Middle Waves festival this year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – After 3 years of bringing summertime concerts to downtown Fort Wayne, organizers for the Middle Waves Music Festival said there will be no shows this year. They said they are taking a “break” in 2019 and planning to return in 2020. The team at Middle Waves released the following to

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Coroner identifies man shot and killed inside Smith Street home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne Police say they know who died in a Tuesday shooting, but they’re not saying who killed him or why. The Allen County Coroner yesterday identified 23-year-old Felton Walker as the victim of Tuesday’s shooting on Fort Wayne’s near-south side. Ruling his death the county’s fourth homicide of the

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Three people face charges after 100 mph pursuit in LaGrange Co

LAGRANGE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Police in LaGrange County say three people are facing charges after a pursuit that topped speeds over 100 mph. On Thursday, around 7:30 p.m., police were notified of a possible stolen vehicle in the area of CR 700 S and State Rd 3, Wolcottville, IN. Officers observed the Green GMC

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Police say inmate that attacked officers also smuggled in drugs

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Charges have now been filed in Mercer County after two incidents at the Mercer County Adult Detention facility in the past 10 days. According to the Sheriff’s Department, a man who attacked two corrections officers is the same man that brought fentanyl into the jail. On March 20, another inmate overdosed

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Teenager and dog safe after house fire on Drexel Avenue

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – It took crews from the Fort Wayne Fire Department just under 15 minutes to gain control of a fire off Drexel Avenue. Just after midnight, a 911 caller reported a candle had started a fire in his bedroom as he slept. Two minutes later, fire department units arrived at 2812

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Hot dog deals to celebrate MLB opening day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Today is Opening Day for Major League Baseball’s 119th season and nothing pairs better with baseball than a hot dog, so a couple of local restaurants are offering deals. A pair of Fort Wayne eateries will offer free or reduced-price hot dogs Thursday to celebrate the first day of the Major

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Journey guitarist suing over incident at Fort Wayne concert

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Journey’s guitarist, Neal Schon is suing Live Nation over the conduct of one of its security guards at a show in Fort Wayne in March of 2017. The suit claims that his wife, Michaele was taking pictures at the show when the guard threw her into a PA system at

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Fort Wayne named lowest cost of living in US for the fourth year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne has the lowest cost of living of any U.S. city. For the fourth year, the Summit City grabbed the top spot on a study done by Niche. The report looks at several factors including home value to income ratio and median rent per household while using statistics from

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Million dollar Powerball ticket sold in Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in Indiana is a million dollars richer. Indiana Lottery officials say the state is one of six to sell a million dollar winner in last night’s Powerball drawing. The big winning ticket was sold in Wisconsin. That person is walking away with $768 million dollars.

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Precision Driving to offer driver education to FWCS students

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Classes will continue to be offered at the FWCS Career Academy Automotive Center, 1219 S. Lafayette St., but students will now also have the option of completing coursework online or at Precision Driving’s headquarters, 8828 Coldwater Road. The cost will be $375 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and six

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Precision Driving to offer driver education to FWCS students

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Classes will continue to be offered at the FWCS Career Academy Automotive Center, 1219 S. Lafayette St., but students will now also have the option of completing coursework online or at Precision Driving’s headquarters, 8828 Coldwater Road. The cost will be $375 for 30 hours of classroom instruction and six

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Walgreens jumps into CBD sales too

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Residents in Indiana will soon have another choice for their CBD products. Walgreens yesterday said it will sell CBD infused lotions, patches, and sprays in Indiana and eight other states. CVS last week announced plans to sell the same kind of products in the same states. Walgreens says their products will

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Portion of Ryan Road to close in New Haven Friday

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (ADAMS) – City officials say that Friday, March 29, 2019, at 7:00 a.m. Ryan Road between Edgerton Road and SDI’s drive in New Haven, Indiana will be closed to thru traffic. The closure will be in effect until Saturday, June 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m. This closure is due to construction on Ryan Road.

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Portion of Ryan Road to close in New Haven Friday

NEW HAVEN, Ind. (ADAMS) – City officials say that Friday, March 29, 2019, at 7:00 a.m. Ryan Road between Edgerton Road and SDI’s drive in New Haven, Indiana will be closed to thru traffic. The closure will be in effect until Saturday, June 1, 2019, 5:00 p.m. This closure is due to construction on Ryan Road.

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FW Philharmonic bringing classical music to Byron Health Center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Byron Health Center will to host a group from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on Wednesday, April 3rd, starting at 3:00 p.m. This group is usually a quartet or quintet of a specific section of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Arrangements for the appearance are made through a partnership with Audiences Unlimited.

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Sentencing increases for synthetic drugs passes in new bill

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A bill that aims to get synthetic drugs off the street is heading to the Governor’s desk. The Indiana Senate passed House Bill 1186 on Tuesday. The proposed legislation would allow sentencing for synthetic drugs to mirror the sentencing for the drug being mimicked. If signed, it would also allow for

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FW Philharmonic bringing classical music to Byron Health Center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Byron Health Center will to host a group from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic on Wednesday, April 3rd, starting at 3:00 p.m. This group is usually a quartet or quintet of a specific section of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Arrangements for the appearance are made through a partnership with Audiences Unlimited.

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Measles exposure warning In Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – There’s a new measles exposure warning from the Marion County Public Health Department. They say an out of state visitor went to Microtel Inn & Suites on Rockville Road and Shapiro’s Delicatessen on Meridian Street on March 18th. That person has now been confirmed as having a case of the measles.

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City offers free filtration plant tours as part of ‘Water Week’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City Utilities will conduct free guided tours of our Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant, this Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – noon. The event kicks off Fort Wayne’s activities marking Water Week, a national celebration that focuses on the value of water and water utilities, environmental protection, economic

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City offers free filtration plant tours as part of ‘Water Week’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – City Utilities will conduct free guided tours of our Three Rivers Water Filtration Plant, this Saturday, March 30, 2019, from 10:00 a.m. – noon. The event kicks off Fort Wayne’s activities marking Water Week, a national celebration that focuses on the value of water and water utilities, environmental protection, economic

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TinCaps expand broadcast coverage on MiLB.TV

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps are expanding their broadcast coverage for the 2019 season. For the first time, TinCaps home games at Parkview Field can be seen on MiLB.TV. TinCaps home games will also continue to be broadcast throughout Indiana on Comcast Network 81, in addition to select markets in Michigan. With

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TinCaps expand broadcast coverage on MiLB.TV

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne TinCaps are expanding their broadcast coverage for the 2019 season. For the first time, TinCaps home games at Parkview Field can be seen on MiLB.TV. TinCaps home games will also continue to be broadcast throughout Indiana on Comcast Network 81, in addition to select markets in Michigan. With

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Standoff ends with two men arrested on burglary, theft charges

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police arrested two northeast Indiana men Tuesday afternoon on burglary and theft charges after they allegedly broke into an Auburn home and then found themselves holed up in a residence south of Garrett on State Road 327. According to Indiana State Police Detective Jake Quick, police were

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Truck driver’s death ruled as suicide

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say a man took his own life inside a semi-truck off Bluffton Road earlier this month. FWPD officials say that on March 14, just before noon, officers responded to a medical assist for a male inside of a semi-truck located at 9138 Bluffton Rd at Premier Trucking.

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Truck driver’s death ruled as suicide

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say a man took his own life inside a semi-truck off Bluffton Road earlier this month. FWPD officials say that on March 14, just before noon, officers responded to a medical assist for a male inside of a semi-truck located at 9138 Bluffton Rd at Premier Trucking.

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Truck driver’s death ruled as suicide

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne police say a man took his own life inside a semi-truck off Bluffton Road earlier this month. FWPD officials say that on March 14, just before noon, officers responded to a medical assist for a male inside of a semi-truck located at 9138 Bluffton Rd at Premier Trucking.

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Teenager and dog safe after house fire on Drexel Avenue

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – It took crews from the Fort Wayne Fire Department just under 15 minutes to gain control of a fire off Drexel Avenue. Just after midnight, a 911 caller reported a candle had started a fire in his bedroom as he slept. Two minutes later, fire department units arrived at 2812

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Indianapolis zoo mourns death of second elephant in a week

  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indianapolis Zoo is mourning the death of its second elephant in a week. An eight-year-old elephant calf died Tuesday and a six-year-old calf died last week. The president of the Indianapolis Zoo says both calves had high levels of an incurable virus that only affects elephants. He added that

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Fort Wayne City Council votes to limit gas stations

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – There’s a limit to where gas stations can open in Fort Wayne, but it has nothing to do with gas. City leaders last night approved an ordinance to keep gas stations out of neighborhoods. Councilman Glynn Hines is pushing the plan – he says it is partly to stop gas

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Great Lakes states to see more floods due to climate change

SUZANNE POTTER INDIANAPOLIS – Bigger, more frequent storms. More floods. Many millions in financial losses. Massive environmental shifts. Climate change already is causing these issues in the Great Lakes region – and it’s expected to get worse, according to a new report . Eighteen experts from research institutions in the U.S. and Canada contributed to

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Fort Wayne City Council votes to limit gas stations

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – There’s a limit to where gas stations can open in Fort Wayne, but it has nothing to do with gas. City leaders last night approved an ordinance to keep gas stations out of neighborhoods. Councilman Glynn Hines is pushing the plan – he says it is partly to stop gas

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Free rain garden workshops begin Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Three Rain Garden workshops are offered this spring to help residents address standing water issues on their property while improving water quality. The City says the sessions are free and are sponsored by a partnership between City Utilities and the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative. A City landscape architect teaches

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Report: SNAP work requirements cause job losses, not gains

DAN HEYMAN INDIANAPOLIS – A plan to put work requirements on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – formerly food stamps – would cost the American economy nearly $180,000 jobs, according to a new analysis. Language requiring that able-bodied adults prove they are working or moving toward jobs to get SNAP benefits was defeated when proposed

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Free rain garden workshops begin Saturday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Three Rain Garden workshops are offered this spring to help residents address standing water issues on their property while improving water quality. The City says the sessions are free and are sponsored by a partnership between City Utilities and the St. Joseph River Watershed Initiative. A City landscape architect teaches

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Mishawaka man jailed after police chase goes from roads to field

ST. JOSEPH CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – A Mishawaka man is in custody after leading an Indiana State Trooper on a chase that eventually ended in a muddy field. Just before 2 p.m., Tuesday, Trooper Kyle Glaze was at the intersection of Ironwood and Lincolnway East in South Bend, IN, when he noticed a gray Ford

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New study measures health among Indiana counties

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Hamilton County is the healthiest county in Indiana. Joe Marx with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation says the research looked the effects housing and job opportunity have on public health. Hamilton County had a low death rate before the age of 75, only six-percent of infants with low birth weights, and

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Mayor Henry announces ‘Proactive Jobs Initiative’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tuesday, Mayor Tom Henry was joined by Shambaugh & Son, L.P. and Fort Wayne UNITED to announce a unique collaboration that will advance the Fort Wayne UNITED mission, as well as provide higher wage employment opportunities. The City says that due to continual growth in recent years, Shambaugh & Son,

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Mayor Henry announces ‘Proactive Jobs Initiative’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Tuesday, Mayor Tom Henry was joined by Shambaugh & Son, L.P. and Fort Wayne UNITED to announce a unique collaboration that will advance the Fort Wayne UNITED mission, as well as provide higher wage employment opportunities. The City says that due to continual growth in recent years, Shambaugh & Son,

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Hamilton County judge fired after meth bust

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Hamilton County judge no longer has a job, about a week after he was busted for meth. Other judges in Noblesville yesterday fired Magistrate William Greenaway. He’s in the hospital now, and police say he swallowed a bag of meth, but Greenaway will be taken to jail when he’s released.

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Grand Jury indictments served to 10 in Mercer County

MERCER CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced Tuesday that his office has served the following individuals after their indictment by the Grand Jury on March 21, 2019. It should be noted that Grand Jury indictments are, by law, issued to the Sheriff to serve. These cases and investigations are the efforts

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Grand Jury indictments served to 10 in Mercer County

MERCER CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Mercer County Sheriff Jeff Grey announced Tuesday that his office has served the following individuals after their indictment by the Grand Jury on March 21, 2019. It should be noted that Grand Jury indictments are, by law, issued to the Sheriff to serve. These cases and investigations are the efforts

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West Terre Haute woman arrested after driving on meth 

VIGO CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say a woman was high on meth when they spotted her driving at a Terre Haute gas station. Just after 1 a.m., Wednesday, Troopers Fyfe, Stump, and Petrowski observed a pick-up truck, driven by a female, pull into the station. The female driver got out of the

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Lake County Sheriff deputy arrested for theft, perjury

LAKE CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana State Police say that a deputy was arrest Tuesday. Lowell Indiana State Police Criminal Investigation Division filed charges on Lake County Sheriff’s Police Deputy Louis Vasquez after a three-month investigation. The investigation was done at the request of the Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez. The investigation showed between September

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Powerball jackpot hits $750 million dollars for tonight’s drawing

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Is it bad luck or good luck? The Powerball jackpot is expected to hit $750 million dollars today after no one won the grand prize on Saturday. In fact, no one has won the big jackpot since January. Indiana Lottery officials say $750 million dollars is the fourth largest lottery jackpot

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Shooting on Adams Street leaves one man in critical condition

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A man is in critical condition after a shooting on Adams Street just before 8 p.m. Monday night. Officers responded to the 3000 block of Adams Street reference a shooting. Police dispatch received several calls to 911 indicating a subject had been shot. Officers arrived and located a male/adult victim

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Commissioners to hold public hearing on major bridge funding

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the re-establishment of a Cumulative Major Bridge Fund for the county on March 29 at 10:15 a.m. in Suite 035 of Citizens Square, 200 East Berry Street. The hearing is a requirement of the state statute governing the

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Construction begins on new hospitality area at Parkview Field

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — As the weather begins to warm for another season of TinCaps baseball, construction at Parkview Field has begun on a new group hospitality seating area. The section is located on the concourse in left-center field in between the Xfinity Home Run Porch and the Ivy Tech Lawn Seats. The space

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Commissioners to hold public hearing on major bridge funding

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the re-establishment of a Cumulative Major Bridge Fund for the county on March 29 at 10:15 a.m. in Suite 035 of Citizens Square, 200 East Berry Street. The hearing is a requirement of the state statute governing the

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Construction begins on new hospitality area at Parkview Field

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) — As the weather begins to warm for another season of TinCaps baseball, construction at Parkview Field has begun on a new group hospitality seating area. The section is located on the concourse in left-center field in between the Xfinity Home Run Porch and the Ivy Tech Lawn Seats. The space

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DeKalb County man arrested for child pornography

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators from the Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne arrested a 24-year-old man from Corunna, Indiana Monday afternoon on child pornography and drug-related charges following an investigation which began last week. The investigation conducted by Detective Jake Quick began on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, when a laptop computer was dropped

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Fort Wayne teen found after Silver Alert prompted search

Kyle Nayhzieare Kelly UPDATE: Just after 11 a.m., officials reported that Kyle was found safe. FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the disappearance of Kyle Nayhzieare Kelly (a.k.a. Lee), a 15-year-old black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes, and last seen wearing

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Man killed when shot inside Smith Street home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One man is dead after shots were fired into a Fort Wayne home for the second time in a week. Last night, around 10:30, FWPD officers responded to the 4400 block of Smith Street on reports of a shooting. Dispatch received a call indicating a subject had been shot. Additional

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Standoff ends with two men arrested on burglary, theft charges

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police arrested two northeast Indiana men Tuesday afternoon on burglary and theft charges after they allegedly broke into an Auburn home and then found themselves holed up in a residence south of Garrett on State Road 327. According to Indiana State Police Detective Jake Quick, police were

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Organizers say no Middle Waves festival this year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – After 3 years of bringing summertime concerts to downtown Fort Wayne, organizers for the Middle Waves Music Festival said there will be no shows this year. They said they are taking a “break” in 2019 and planning to return in 2020. The team at Middle Waves released the following to

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$1 Million INDOT matching grant awarded to Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) -The City of Fort Wayne will receive $1 million from the State’s Community Crossings Matching Grant Fund Program. The Indiana Department of Transportation announced the awards for northeast Indiana communities Tuesday. The grant will go toward the City’s Goshen Avenue improvement project that will be bid in May and begin construction

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Fort Wayne named lowest cost of living in US for the fourth year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne has the lowest cost of living of any U.S. city. For the fourth year, the Summit City grabbed the top spot on a study done by Niche. The report looks at several factors including home value to income ratio and median rent per household while using statistics from

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Today is Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving”

Courtesy: Jersey Mike’s FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – When you start thinking about lunch or dinner on Wednesday, consider doing some good with your meal. This Wednesday, March 27, is Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving.” It is part of the sub chain’s “Month of Giving.” This is the ninth year for the “Day of Giving.”

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Four arrested by HIT Team after community tips, traffic stop

  Casey W. Hammond, Jason E. Niemeyer, Adam L. Cornett, Wesley W. Elam CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Four people were arrested in Mercer County for drug use and activity. The Mercer County Sheriff reports that the Grand Lake Task Force and HIT Team (which consist of Law Enforcement Deputies/Officers from Mercer and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Offices, Celina Police

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NWS outlines flooding concerns ahead of this week’s rain

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – While Fort Wayne is trending towards a warmer forecast this week, we also see rain chances that will move in mid-week. The potential for heavy rainfall will increase later this week as a series of weather systems moves east. The National Weather Service is forecasting precipitation to begin Wednesday night

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PFW receives $130,000 for suicide prevention initiatives

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute at Purdue University Fort Wayne, in partnership with the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition (ISPC), has been awarded a $130,000 contract to oversee and lead suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention activities across the state. The funding, which comes from Indiana’s Department of Mental Health

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Signup for county dust control program begins April 1

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County residents who want the County Highway Department to apply dust control material to their stone and gravel roads this spring will be able to sign up beginning April 1 through April 30. Once again this year, residents will be able to choose from two options — applications of

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PFW receives $130,000 for suicide prevention initiatives

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Behavioral Health and Family Studies Institute at Purdue University Fort Wayne, in partnership with the Indiana Suicide Prevention Coalition (ISPC), has been awarded a $130,000 contract to oversee and lead suicide prevention, intervention, and postvention activities across the state. The funding, which comes from Indiana’s Department of Mental Health

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Signup for county dust control program begins April 1

ALLEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Allen County residents who want the County Highway Department to apply dust control material to their stone and gravel roads this spring will be able to sign up beginning April 1 through April 30. Once again this year, residents will be able to choose from two options — applications of

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Silver Alert issued for missing Fort Wayne teen

Kyle Nayhzieare Kelly FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the disappearance of Kyle Nayhzieare Kelly (a.k.a. Lee), a 15-year-old black male, 5 feet 7 inches tall, 140 pounds, brown hair with brown eyes, and last seen wearing glasses, a black jacket with lime green stripes down the side, blue

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Governor Holcomb backing hate crime measure lacking protections

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is backing hate crimes legislation that does not address gender identity, age or gender as protected characteristics. Yesterday came out in favor of a plan to add crimes based on sexual orientation or gender to any hate crime law in the state. The Indiana House is trying

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City outlines current road work

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Last week, the City announced the 2019 plans for investing $31 million in local funds for infrastructure. City officials say there has been public interest in what projects will begin first and sent out a list of current road work. Current construction: Alley Reconstruction – Mallott Contracting will begin reconstruction

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New FWCS principals announced for 2019-20 school year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Changes are coming to some Fort Wayne Community Schools this coming year. The FWCS Board of School Trustees approved the following administrative appointments for the 2019-20 school year Monday: Jennifer Evans, Bloomingdale Elementary Principal Jennifer Evans began her career in education in 1999 as a substitute teacher for FWCS. She

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City outlines current road work

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Last week, the City announced the 2019 plans for investing $31 million in local funds for infrastructure. City officials say there has been public interest in what projects will begin first and sent out a list of current road work. Current construction: Alley Reconstruction – Mallott Contracting will begin reconstruction

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Permanent memorial to Tyler Trent to be announced at Purdue

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University will soon announce a permanent campus memorial to Tyler Trent. The Purdue superfan inspired people across the country with his fight against cancer ahead of his death in January. School president Mitch Daniels will give details on the memorial in an announcement tomorrow at Ross-Ade Stadium. That is

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Councilman Arp not backing away from ‘Mad Anthony Wayne Day’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One Fort Wayne city councilman doesn’t want to change the city’s new Mad Anthony Wayne Day. Councilman Jason Arp gave several interviews yesterday saying that he understands that the Miami Tribe wants to see some changes in the city’s resolution for its namesake, but he doesn’t think changes are necessary.

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Councilman Arp not backing away from ‘Mad Anthony Wayne Day’

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – One Fort Wayne city councilman doesn’t want to change the city’s new Mad Anthony Wayne Day. Councilman Jason Arp gave several interviews yesterday saying that he understands that the Miami Tribe wants to see some changes in the city’s resolution for its namesake, but he doesn’t think changes are necessary.

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Water search completed as part of search for 8-month-old

Amiah Robertson INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A water search on the northwest side of Indianapolis is complete. It is part of the efforts being made after the disappearance of eight-month-old Amiah Robertson. Authorities have not released any details on whether or not they have found anything leading to her. It was announced on Saturday that

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Mayor recognizes fast acting workers for saving a man’s life

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Monday, Mayor Tom Henry recognized individuals from OmniSource, Fort Wayne Fire Department, Fort Wayne Police Department, and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority for helping save the life of a Construction Resources of Indiana employee. Steve Hoffman of Construction Resources of Indiana suffered a heart attack on OmniSource property on January

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New study examines the prevalence of human trafficking in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) announced the results of a human trafficking study that analyzed the extent to which youth and young adults are exploited in Ohio. The study, which was conducted by the University of Cincinnati’s School of Criminal Justice with a grant

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Mayor recognizes fast acting workers for saving a man’s life

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – On Monday, Mayor Tom Henry recognized individuals from OmniSource, Fort Wayne Fire Department, Fort Wayne Police Department, and Three Rivers Ambulance Authority for helping save the life of a Construction Resources of Indiana employee. Steve Hoffman of Construction Resources of Indiana suffered a heart attack on OmniSource property on January

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More sexual abuse lawsuits filed against Indiana priest

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – More accusations are coming out against a former Indiana priest. Two new victims have stepped forward against Father James Grear, claiming he sexually abused them while he was the dean of students at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis. A lawsuit filed in Marion County alleges the abuse took place in

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New study examines the prevalence of human trafficking in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS) announced the results of a human trafficking study that analyzed the extent to which youth and young adults are exploited in Ohio. The study, which was conducted by the University of Cincinnati’s School of Criminal Justice with a grant

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Urban garden to be created at Purdue University Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors has awarded a grant to four School of Education faculty members and a Purdue Extension Educator to create the university’s first on-campus urban garden. The quintet plans to engage students in the School of Education and Master Gardeners from

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Federal investigators called in after worker’s death at SDI plant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities in Whitley County are still looking into how a steel plant worker died last week, but the county’s coroner says it looks like an accident. WANE-TV reports that 55-year-old Kevin Sieber died after being crushed at the Steel Dynamics mill on Friday. Both state and federal workplace safety investigators

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Children’s Museum of Indianapolis expands ‘Dinosphere’

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis will be expanding its “Dinosphere” exhibit. Officials announced yesterday that the museum is leading an excavation as part of a 27-point-five million dollar project. They’ll be working at a rural Wyoming site to learn more about how life worked in the Late Jurassic Period. A six-and-a-half-foot

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Urban garden to be created at Purdue University Fort Wayne

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Creative Endeavors has awarded a grant to four School of Education faculty members and a Purdue Extension Educator to create the university’s first on-campus urban garden. The quintet plans to engage students in the School of Education and Master Gardeners from

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Hamilton County judge suspended after meth bust

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A judge in Hamilton County is on the other side of the courtroom after police say he bought meth from an informant working for the police. The Indiana State Police arrested Magistrate William Greenaway last week as part of a drug sting. Troopers say they started investigating the judge in November

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Four arrested by HIT Team after community tips, traffic stop

  Casey W. Hammond, Jason E. Niemeyer, Adam L. Cornett, Wesley W. Elam CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – Four people were arrested in Mercer County for drug use and activity. The Mercer County Sheriff reports that the Grand Lake Task Force and HIT Team (which consist of Law Enforcement Deputies/Officers from Mercer and Auglaize County Sheriff’s Offices, Celina Police

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Federal investigators called in after worker’s death at SDI plant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities in Whitley County are still looking into how a steel plant worker died last week, but the county’s coroner says it looks like an accident. WANE-TV reports that 55-year-old Kevin Sieber died after being crushed at the Steel Dynamics mill on Friday. Both state and federal workplace safety investigators

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Inmate attacks Mercer Co. corrections officer

CELINA, Ohio (ADAMS) – The Mercer County Sheriff has released details of an incident that occurred at the Mercer County Adult Detention Facility Monday evening. According to the media release, shortly before 7:53 PM an inmate who was being held in the intake area. The sheriff says that due to drugs still being in the

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Coroner identifies man found dead in alley southwest of downtown

UPDATE (March 26, 2019): The Allen County Coroner has identified a man that was found dead near an alley of Huestis Avenue Sunday night. The following was released Tuesday morning: “The autopsy has been completed and the next of kin has been notified of the death of Ronald L. Strother, male black, 35 years of

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Indiana officer accused of letting suspect toss drugs

PRINCETON, Ind. (ADAMS) – A southern Indiana police officer is looking at official misconduct charges after investigators say he allowed a drug suspect to toss a bag full of heroin. Prosecutors charged Princeton Police Officer Brandt George yesterday. Police say George allowed a suspect to get rid of heroin on the way to the county

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New FWCS principals announced for 2019-20 school year

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Changes are coming to some Fort Wayne Community Schools this coming year. The FWCS Board of School Trustees approved the following administrative appointments for the 2019-20 school year Monday: Jennifer Evans, Bloomingdale Elementary Principal Jennifer Evans began her career in education in 1999 as a substitute teacher for FWCS. She

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Second counselor to lose job over same-sex marriage at IN school

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Second guidance counselor at Roncalli High School is set to lose her job. Officials at the Indianapolis Catholic school told Lynn Starkey they will not be renewing her contract for the 2019-2020 school year because she is in a same-sex marriage. Starkey’s lawyer says she had been with the school

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Shooting on Adams Street leaves one man in critical condition

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A man is in critical condition after a shooting on Adams Street just before 8 p.m. Monday night. Officers responded to the 3000 block of Adams Street reference a shooting. Police dispatch received several calls to 911 indicating a subject had been shot. Officers arrived and located a male/adult victim

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DeKalb County man arrested for child pornography

DEKALB CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Investigators from the Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne arrested a 24-year-old man from Corunna, Indiana Monday afternoon on child pornography and drug-related charges following an investigation which began last week. The investigation conducted by Detective Jake Quick began on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, when a laptop computer was dropped

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Two-EE’s announces expansion of Huntington winery

HUNTINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) — A favorite local winery is getting bigger. Two-EE’s announced the groundbreaking on the 7,000 square foot expansion Monday morning. The addition to the Huntington winery will feature an event venue, added parking, and larger facilities to make wine. Work on the first phase of the construction is slated to be completed

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NWS outlines flooding concerns ahead of this week’s rain

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – While Fort Wayne is trending towards a warmer forecast this week, we also see rain chances that will move in mid-week. The potential for heavy rainfall will increase later this week as a series of weather systems moves east.The National Weather Service is forecasting precipitation to begin Wednesday night and

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Health Officials: Diabetes Alert Day, one-day “wake-up call”

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) — According to the Indiana State Department of Health, approximately 10.5 percent of adults in Indiana are living with diabetes, a 37 percent increase since 2005. Diabetes Alert Day is March 26, and ISDH is encouraging all Hoosiers to take steps to reduce their risk of diabetes, a group of diseases that

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The Club Room restaurant at The Clyde now open

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new restaurant and bar in Fort Wayne offers a unique dining experience in a welcoming, contemporary setting. The Club Room at The Clyde serves lunch, dinner, late night, and Sunday brunch. Sweetwater Sound is one of the backers of the restaurant, along with the Clyde Theatre. Sweetwater officials say

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The Club Room restaurant at The Clyde now open

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new restaurant and bar in Fort Wayne offers a unique dining experience in a welcoming, contemporary setting. The Club Room at The Clyde serves lunch, dinner, late night, and Sunday brunch. Sweetwater Sound is one of the backers of the restaurant, along with the Clyde Theatre. Sweetwater officials say

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The Club Room restaurant at The Clyde now open

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – A new restaurant and bar in Fort Wayne offers a unique dining experience in a welcoming, contemporary setting. The Club Room at The Clyde serves lunch, dinner, late night, and Sunday brunch. Sweetwater Sound is one of the backers of the restaurant, along with the Clyde Theatre. Sweetwater officials say

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Consumer backlash meets Indiana Senate’s payday loan bill

ERIC TEGETHOFF INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – A coalition is urging Indiana lawmakers to stop a bill that would significantly expand high-interest loans in the state. Senate Bill 613 would allow loans with interest rates above 72 percent, which is currently considered felony loan sharking. Indiana veterans groups, faith organizations, and social service agencies say the bill

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo ‘Care-A-Van’ to visit Byron Health

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Byron Health Center will to host the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Care-A-Van Zoomobile on Tuesday, March 26th, starting at 2:00 p.m. This Zoo Education Department Community Program will allow residents and staff to get up close and personal with a few friendly animals on the Byron Health Center campus at

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USF to host 11th Annual Formula for Life 5K

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 11th Annual Formula for Life 5K, which raises funds to support the residential, nutritional, and medical needs of orphans in Haiti, will be held Sunday, April 14 at the University of Saint Francis. The run/walk will start at 1 p.m. at the Hutzell Athletic Center on the campus, 2701

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Construction on I-69 in Grant County to begin Monday

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that there is now a tentative timeline for a three-year construction contract on I-69 through Grant County. Work on the project, which includes 6 miles of pavement replacement on I-69 as well as several bridge projects, is scheduled to begin on or after Monday,

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Building collapses as firefighters battle flames on Young Road

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Fire Department was busy Saturday afternoon handling a structure fire on Young Road. Crews arrived to the 7800 block around 4:30 to find large flames shooting from a workshop that doubled as a storage building. Crews pulled hose lines to extinguish fire that was mainly located at

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Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo ‘Care-A-Van’ to visit Byron Health

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Byron Health Center will to host the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo Care-A-Van Zoomobile on Tuesday, March 26th, starting at 2:00 p.m. This Zoo Education Department Community Program will allow residents and staff to get up close and personal with a few friendly animals on the Byron Health Center campus at

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Sexual assault being investigated at Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana University Police Department is investigating a report of a sexual assault. A student was allegedly approached outside Eigenmann Hall and hit in the head before the assault around 1 a.m. Sunday. An acquaintance of the victim reported it to police. An alert was issued shortly after the report advising

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USF to host 11th Annual Formula for Life 5K

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The 11th Annual Formula for Life 5K, which raises funds to support the residential, nutritional, and medical needs of orphans in Haiti, will be held Sunday, April 14 at the University of Saint Francis. The run/walk will start at 1 p.m. at the Hutzell Athletic Center on the campus, 2701

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Motorcycle crash claims life of Kentucky man

MADISON, Ind. (ADAMS) – A Carrollton, Kentucky man was killed Saturday night when the motorcycle he was riding left the northbound lane and struck a passenger car traveling in the southbound lane. On March 23, 2019, at approximately 7:46 pm an Indiana State Police Crash Reconstructionist responded to a report of a serious injury crash

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Statewide “Welcome to Medicare” events kick off April 4 in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) — The Ohio Department of Insurance has announced a series of in-person statewide events beginning April 4 for Ohioans new to Medicare. These events will be conducted by staff from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) and will educate soon-to-be Medicare eligible Ohioans about their health insurance and prescription drug

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IMPD looking for man connected to shooting death of 8-year-old

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – An eight-year-old girl is dead after being taken to a fire station with a gunshot wound. Police say the child died of injuries on the way to the hospital after being driven to Indianapolis Fire Department Station 24 Sunday afternoon. Forty-year-old Kendall Brye is wanted in connection to the shooting. Brye

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Statewide “Welcome to Medicare” events kick off April 4 in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (ADAMS) — The Ohio Department of Insurance has announced a series of in-person statewide events beginning April 4 for Ohioans new to Medicare. These events will be conducted by staff from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) and will educate soon-to-be Medicare eligible Ohioans about their health insurance and prescription drug

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Indianapolis couple marries at White Castle

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – An Indianapolis couple is making headlines after having a destination wedding. Brandi Pugh and Jeffrey Jackson got married at a White Castle on Saturday. The two won their wedding in a local radio contest. They had to submit a 250-word story on why they deserved to get married at White Castle

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Monroeville Community Park to break ground Monday

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

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FWPD investigate after man found dead southwest of downtown

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Local police are trying to figure out what happened before a man was found dead near an alley southwest of downtown Fort Wayne. Just before 11 p.m. Sunday, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to an alley in the 1400 block of Huestis Avenue reference an unknown problem.

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Three hurt in DeKalb County head-on crash

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (ADAMS) – Three people are hurt in DeKalb County after a crash Sunday night. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, it happened around 10:45 p.m. on IN-8, near County Road 7. Police say James E. Thomas II, 56, of Albion was driving a Dodge Ram pickup truck was heading east on

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Disappearance of eight-month-old being investigated as homicide

Amiah Robertson INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Somebody knows something. Indianapolis Police Chief Brian Roach spoke at a news conference over the weekend about the search for little Amiah Robertson. Police announced Saturday that the baby was last seen March 9th. They are seeking the mother’s boyfriend, Robert Lyons, as a suspect in the case. Officials

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Stolen Indiana hot air balloon found in Florida

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (ADAMS) – A hot air balloon stolen from Bloomington has been recovered. The Marion County Sheriff’s Office in Florida says it was the first time in 175 years of law enforcement that they recovered a stolen hot air balloon. Police in Florida got a tip from the authorities in Indiana to keep their

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Construction on I-69 in Grant County to begin Monday

GRANT CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that there is now a tentative timeline for a three-year construction contract on I-69 through Grant County. Work on the project, which includes 6 miles of pavement replacement on I-69 as well as several bridge projects, is scheduled to begin on or after Monday,

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Portion of S.R. 5 in Huntington County scheduled to close Monday

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation say that S.R. 5 near the City of Huntington, between S.R. 16 and S.R. 114, is scheduled to close on or after Monday, March 25, weather permitting. INDOT maintenance crews will replace a pipe underneath the road. Access will be maintained for homeowners and businesses

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Portion of S.R. 5 in Huntington County scheduled to close Monday

HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation say that S.R. 5 near the City of Huntington, between S.R. 16 and S.R. 114, is scheduled to close on or after Monday, March 25, weather permitting. INDOT maintenance crews will replace a pipe underneath the road. Access will be maintained for homeowners and businesses

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FWFD crews battle blaze at vacant home in northern Fort Wayne

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

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Building collapses as firefighters battle flames on Young Road

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Fire Department was busy Saturday afternoon handling a structure fire on Young Road. Crews arrived to the 7800 block around 4:30 to find large flames shooting from a workshop that doubled as a storage building. Crews pulled hose lines to extinguish fire that was mainly located at

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

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

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

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

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Lawmakers scale back Indiana school bus safety legislation

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

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RFK Indianapolis speech added to National Recording Registry

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

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Purdue wins, advances in NCAA tournament

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

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Faith leaders call for characteristics on hate crimes bill

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

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Vanryn acquitted of murder in 2017 death of Malaki Garrett

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

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Northern Indiana teachers say shooter drill crossed the line

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

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Record attendance expected at PFW Spring Campus Visit Day

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

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City offers free water pollution control plant tours Saturday

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

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Indiana February unemployment report released

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

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Wabash man arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat

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

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Honor Flight Northeast Indiana launches online applications

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

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Honor Flight Northeast Indiana launches online applications

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

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Maintenance on Hillegas Road bridge planned to start April 1

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

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Wabash man arrested for allegedly making a bomb threat

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

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UPDATE: Wanted man from Grant County arrested in Georgia

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

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests of four people

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

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Record attendance expected at PFW Spring Campus Visit Day

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

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City offers free water pollution control plant tours Saturday

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

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Lawrence County man arrested for possession of child pornography

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

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Man and woman shot while sleeping in Gaywood Dr. home

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

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FWFD crews battle blaze at vacant home in northern Fort Wayne

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

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CVS to sell cannabis products in Indiana and 7 other states

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

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Purdue Fort Wayne ditches plastic straws

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

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Purdue Fort Wayne ditches plastic straws

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

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding wanted man

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

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USF professor writes landmark book on church sexual abuse crisis

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

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Muncie man killed in crash after disregarding red light 

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

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Indiana Senate approves plan for appointed school superintendent

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

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USF professor writes landmark book on church sexual abuse crisis

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

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No headlights lead to drug charges for New Castle men

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

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City announces 2019 neighborhood infrastructure projects

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

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Road construction season to begin in Indiana

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

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Indianapolis man accused of trafficking 16-year-old

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

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Indianapolis Police cancel Silver Alert for missing baby

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

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Maintenance on Hillegas Road bridge planned to start April 1

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

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Prosecutors press forward in child abuse death trial

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

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Powerball jackpot rolls over after no Wednesday winner

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

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Distracted driver blamed for semi rollover near Auburn

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

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Inmate at Mercer County Jail hospitalized after overdose

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

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

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

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

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

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ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County Friday night

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

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ISP to conduct sobriety checkpoint in Whitley County Friday night

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

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Supreme Court Commission files complaint against Indiana AG Hill

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

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Children act fast; so do poisons

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

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State program provides early education for rural Indiana youth

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

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Six-year-old elephant at Indianapolis Zoo dies

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

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Road construction season to begin in Indiana

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

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Grant Co school officials on high alert after shots fired report

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

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Grant Co school officials on high alert after shots fired report

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

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Purdue University Fort Wayne holds 30th annual health fair

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

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Purdue University Fort Wayne holds 30th annual health fair

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

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

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

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Police chase ends with crash, sending two to the hospital

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

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City announces 2019 neighborhood infrastructure projects

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

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Police: Family gives conflicting stories about missing baby

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

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Indianapolis police issue Silver Alert for missing infant

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

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FWPD to conduct training in Kreager Park Wednesday 

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

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Franke Plating Works expanding, adding up to 17 jobs

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

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Indiana lawmakers look to add school bus cameras

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

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Two arrested in Howe after police discover stolen vehicle, meth

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

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City releases plan to improve downtown public spaces

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

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City releases plan to improve downtown public spaces

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

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Senate to consider bill aiming to reduce county jail overcrowding

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

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Purdue University drops plastic straws

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

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

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

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ISP: Officer shot driver after being pinned to car

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

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Franke Plating Works expanding, adding up to 17 jobs

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

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Two arrested in Howe after police discover stolen vehicle, meth

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

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

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

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

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

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Science Central hosts Special Abilities Day Tuesday

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

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

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

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

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

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City issues warning about sewage overflow in local waterways

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

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City issues warning about sewage overflow in local waterways

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

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

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

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City issues warning about sewage overflow in local waterways

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

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

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

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FWPD to conduct training in Kreager Park Wednesday 

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

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Five year old Fort Wayne girl found safely after Amber Alert

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

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Purdue gets three seed, IU misses NCAA tournament

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

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New legislation aims to tackle opioids in Indiana

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

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Warmer temps allow continued progress on Dupont

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

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Missing Kendallville man found dead

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

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Investigation underway after man found dead on Tennessee Ave.

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

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WATCH: Noblesville police cow chase makes national headlines

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

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Missing Kendallville man found dead

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

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Powerball jackpot rolls over after no winner on Saturday

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

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Indy Children’s Museum removes several Michael Jackson items

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

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Chain reaction crash claims life of a Reelsville man

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

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

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

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ISP investigating officer-involved shooting in Vermillion County

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

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Distracted driving on I-70 results in a deadly accident

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

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City golf courses opening this week

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

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

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

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Buttigieg says all signs pointing to presidential run

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

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

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

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Drugs, liquor, suspended driver found in commercial vehicle blitz

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

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Amber Alert issued for missing five year old Fort Wayne girl

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

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Investigation underway after man found dead on Tennessee Ave.

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

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‘Fix a Leak Week’ starts Monday

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

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Illinois man arrested on fraud charges in Wells County

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

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Illinois man arrested on fraud charges in Wells County

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

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

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

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