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Suspect dead after overnight chase

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

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Fort Wayne crossing guard seriously hurt by school bus

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

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Two men arrested after Monday morning drug raids

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

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Fort Wayne crossing guard seriously hurt by school bus

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

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Tyler Trent’s cancer cells used for pediatric research

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

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Increased natural gas in home ahead of Jeffersonville explosion

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

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Veterans National Memorial Shrine to be rededicated Saturday

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

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City, county offices to be closed on Memorial Day

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

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World Turtle Day celebrations head to Children’s Zoo Thursday

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

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Veterans National Memorial Shrine to be rededicated Saturday

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

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ISP: Woman was high on several drugs, causing crash

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

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City, county offices to be closed on Memorial Day

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

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World Turtle Day celebrations head to Children’s Zoo Thursday

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

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2019 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program now open

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

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2019 Neighborhood Improvement Grant program now open

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

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

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

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What’s the Signature Snack Food for Every State?

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

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Carmel synagogue vandalism was supposed to be arson

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

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Indiana sues family of OxyContin maker

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

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Missing Garrett teen found in Tennessee

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

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TinCaps to unveil POW/MIA chair at Parkview Field

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

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TinCaps to unveil POW/MIA chair at Parkview Field

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

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding wanted woman

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

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Police in Grant County ask for help in finding wanted woman

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

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Silver Alert issued for two South Bend girls

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

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Two men arrested after Monday morning drug raids

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

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ISP: Extra troopers will be patrolling this Memorial Day weekend

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

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High water closes several roads in Allen County

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

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

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

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

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

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Bills passed to help Indiana farmers

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

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Mayor Henry proclaims May 19-25 as EMS Week

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

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TinCaps president inducted into the Northeast IN Baseball Hall of Fame

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

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Mayor Henry proclaims May 19-25 as EMS Week

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

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

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

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Disabled vehicle call turns violent against trooper

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

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TinCaps president inducted into the Northeast IN Baseball Hall of Fame

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

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St. Joseph River levels lowered for flashboard installation

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

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Man charged in shooting at house party near Ball State

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

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Angola man killed in moped crash

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

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Indiana makes headway in annual senior health report

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

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St. Joseph River levels lowered for flashboard installation

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

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

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

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Moped driver suffers life-threatening injuries in crash

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

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One person killed in southern Indiana house explosion

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

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Health officials encourage safe swimming this summer

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

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

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

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

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

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Fort Wayne police ask for help in identifying shooting suspect

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

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Family of five safe after Friday morning fire

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

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Family of five safe after Friday morning fire

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

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Indiana’s April unemployment report released

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

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Allen County SPCA holds PetSmart adoptions this weekend

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

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Memorial Day parade and events scheduled at the Coliseum

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

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Fort Wayne gets failing bike grade

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

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Memorial Day parade and events scheduled at the Coliseum

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

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Fort Wayne gets failing bike grade

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

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

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

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Woman killed in rollover crash on I-69

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

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Indiana State Police K9 “Loki” apprehends wanted fugitive

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

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Fort Wayne man arrested for liquid THC

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

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Man escapes injury after crashing semi on SR 8

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

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Innovative Engineering Services to celebrate new downtown office

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

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Cummins to expand three Indiana sites

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

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Fort Wayne man arrested for liquid THC

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

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Man escapes injury after crashing semi on SR 8

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

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Innovative Engineering Services to celebrate new downtown office

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

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

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

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Annual “Cop on a Rooftop” fundraiser held Friday

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

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Police: Bicyclist killed by drunk driver in Noble Co

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

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

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

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Annual “Cop on a Rooftop” fundraiser held Friday

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

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Speed believed to be factor in DeKalb County crash

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

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Speed believed to be factor in DeKalb County crash

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

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Embassy getsNational Endowment for the Arts $10,000 grant

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

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Indiana State Police remind of motorcycle safety

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

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Embassy getsNational Endowment for the Arts $10,000 grant

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

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

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

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Silver Alert issued, Police looking for missing Garrett teen

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

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Man who killed gas station clerk sentenced to 65 years

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

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Fort Wayne police ask for help in identifying shooting suspect

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

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

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

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Indiana Michigan Power pitches nearly 12 percent rate hike

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

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Mayor Henry to host ‘Mayor’s Night In’

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

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Open Streets Fort Wayne returns July 14

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

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Bottle Works Lofts celebrates grand opening

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

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Mayor Henry to host ‘Mayor’s Night In’

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

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Two local officers added to national monument

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

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Open Streets Fort Wayne returns July 14

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

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Seymour man killed in Jackson County crash

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

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Summer Nights at the Embassy launches May 22

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

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Summer Nights at the Embassy launches May 22

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

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DEVELOPING: FWPD search for suspect in Sherman Blvd shooting

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

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Police: Bicyclist killed by drunk driver in Noble Co

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

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

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

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Indiana’s highways, airports have different needs

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

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

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

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Indiana’s highways, airports have different needs

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

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Man shot, business robbed at St. Joe and Lake

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

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Two cats perish as fire damages southeast side home

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

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Bottle Works Lofts celebrates grand opening

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

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New initiative launches to revitalize small communities

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

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Pursuit gets Vigo County man all wet and sent to jail

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

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New law requires externship for Indiana teachers

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

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New law requires externship for Indiana teachers

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

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

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

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New Haven man escapes serious injury after driving under semi

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

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Two cats perish as fire damages southeast side home

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

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New initiative launches to revitalize small communities

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

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Two local officers added to national monument

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

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Wet spring has Indiana farmers way behind

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

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

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

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

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

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Man shot, business robbed at St. Joe and Lake

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FWPD: Drug dealer arrested in Friday warrant search

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

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FWPD: Drug dealer arrested in Friday warrant search

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

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

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

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

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

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Driver arrested with blood alcohol level four times the limit

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

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Man charged in barbershop murder apprehended in Mississippi

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

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

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

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Registration open for Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

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

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“Learn to Compost” workshops offered to Allen County residents

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

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

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

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Registration open for Regional Neighborhood Network Conference

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

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McComb Family Foundation funds full Honor Flight

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

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“Learn to Compost” workshops offered to Allen County residents

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

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Third Indianapolis Zoo elephant Sick with deadly virus

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

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Continental Diamond Tool expanding in New Haven

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

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Life Bridge Church hosts ‘Blessing of the Bikes’ Saturday

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

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Life Bridge Church hosts ‘Blessing of the Bikes’ Saturday

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

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TinCaps add two ‘Peanut-Free’ nights to schedule

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

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TinCaps add two ‘Peanut-Free’ nights to schedule

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

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

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

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Coroner identifies man found dead in Tippecanoe River

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

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Property tax bills will due Friday

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

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Almost half of Indiana evictions occur in Marion County

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

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Weather impacts opening plans for Promenade Park

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

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Construction resumes on Cole-Parker Crossing over Coliseum Blvd

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

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Indiana files lawsuit against Equifax over 2017 data breach

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

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DNR puts boating restrictions on northeastern Indiana lakes

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

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Southern Accents brings Tom Petty’s music to the Clyde

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

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Two suspects arrested for shooting two southern Indiana judges

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

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DNR puts boating restrictions on northeastern Indiana lakes

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

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Allen Superior Court improving protection order process

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

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

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

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Indianapolis police unsure about gun in officer’s shooting

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

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Southern Accents brings Tom Petty’s music to the Clyde

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

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

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

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Allen Superior Court improving protection order process

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

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

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

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

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

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Public input sought regarding Arts United Property

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

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

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

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Public input sought regarding Arts United Property

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

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Veterans Memorial Shrine to host traveling exhibit: The Great War

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

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Indiana settles fraud case with Sephora

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

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Veterans Memorial Shrine to host traveling exhibit: The Great War

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

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Franciscan health asks unvaccinated visitors to stay away

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

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Batting cages to be added at Hamilton Park Little League

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

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Afternoon crash results in felony & misdemeanor charges

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

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Batting cages to be added at Hamilton Park Little League

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

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

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

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

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

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Man in critical condition after Dodge Ave shooting

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

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Man found critically beaten off Broadway early Monday

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

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Primary Election results

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

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Barricaded subject in Cherry Hill subdivision ends peacefully

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

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Man in critical condition after Dodge Ave shooting

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

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Churubusco man arrested at US border on child porn charges

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

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Three killed in Steuben County crash

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

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Grant Co police need help in finding man wanted for molestation

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

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#HoosIN for Tasty Tuesday?

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

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Grant Co police need help in finding man wanted for molestation

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

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#HoosIN for Tasty Tuesday?

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

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Fort Wayne Police investigating accidental golf course shooting

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

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Fort Wayne Police investigating accidental golf course shooting

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

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Indianapolis police officer shot during shoplifting arrest

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

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Fort Wayne Police investigating accidental golf course shooting

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

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Pilot hurt after small plane crash in Anderson

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

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Mike Poore, CEO of Lutheran Health Network resigns

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

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Two men arrested following pharmacy robbery in DeKalb County

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

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Two men arrested following pharmacy robbery in DeKalb County

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

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

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

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

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

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Construction to resume on Cole-Parker Crossing over Coliseum Blvd

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

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Man found critically beaten off Broadway early Monday

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

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Motorcyclist in critical condition following Cook Rd crash

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

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

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

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Second teenager charged in 2016 murder

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

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

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

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

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

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Mother’s Day celebrations head to downtown Fort Wayne

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

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“Colts At Bat” with the TinCaps

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

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Mother’s Day celebrations head to downtown Fort Wayne

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

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Mastodon bones found in Seymour head to Indiana State Museum

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

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“Colts At Bat” with the TinCaps

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

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ISP K-9 located wanted man inside trap door

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

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Fort Wayne UNITED adding additional job fair dates

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

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Fort Wayne UNITED adding additional job fair dates

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

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

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

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Indiana Sheriff posts to “eliminate competition for drug dealers”

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

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

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

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Short pursuit leads to drug arrest

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

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Time is short to comment on timber harvest in state forests

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

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Mike Poore, CEO of Lutheran Health Network resigns

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

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Silver Alert issued for missing Merrillville man

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

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Floodwater claims the life of a toddler in Wabash County

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

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Free fishing days announced for Hoosiers

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

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Embassy Theatre to host Brian Wilson

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

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Allen County gets $3.3 million for Pufferbelly Trail

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

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FW Children’s Zoo mourning leopard’s death

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

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Early voting kicks off in Allen County

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

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Nominations now being accepted for Vandeveer Impact Award

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

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Nominations now being accepted for Vandeveer Impact Award

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

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Two southern Indiana judges shot in Indianapolis

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

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

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

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FWCS online pre-registration now open

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

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FWCS online pre-registration now open

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

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St. Joe Hospital set to celebrate 150 years

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

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St. Joe Hospital set to celebrate 150 years

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

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Fog forces late start to the day for some local schools

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

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FWPD officer being investigated for battery

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

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City to discuss HUD action plan and take resident input Thursday

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

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City to discuss HUD action plan and take resident input Thursday

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

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Michigan student speaks out about Buttigieg lies

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

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AVOW event aims to train women to run for political office

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

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Household hazardous waste disposal opportunity this Saturday

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

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FWACC looking for answers after another dog abandoned in alley

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

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Household hazardous waste disposal opportunity this Saturday

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

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Groundbreaking for Conservatory/Embassy Connector Project

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

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Groundbreaking for Conservatory/Embassy Connector Project

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

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Violent Monday leaves three shot in Fort Wayne

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

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Health Dept. orders measles vaccine offered without prescription

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

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Owner, four dogs safe after fire on Curdes Avenue

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

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Foellinger Theatre box office opens Wednesday

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

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Foellinger Theatre box office opens Wednesday

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

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Look of Lutheran Downtown begins to take shape

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

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AVOW event aims to train women to run for political office

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

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FW Children’s Zoo mourning leopard’s death

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

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Missing woman found dead off E. State and Hobson

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

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Early voting kicks off in Allen County

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

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Former Indiana doctor sentenced for overprescribing pain pills

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

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

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

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Students at Price prepare for Bike-to-School Day

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

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

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

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Peru man dies in Wabash County crash

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

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Students at Price prepare for Bike-to-School Day

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

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Indianapolis fire crews rescue 14 ducklings that fell into drain

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

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

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

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Violent Monday leaves three shot in Fort Wayne

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

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YMCA Trail Buddies program kicks off third season on Wednesday

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

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YMCA Trail Buddies program kicks off third season on Wednesday

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

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New law signed to change veterans relief funds

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

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Kokomo man arrested for child molestation

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

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Indianapolis police back at missing baby’s home

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

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High water forces closure for several roads

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

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Fire damages northeast side home Monday night

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

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Fire damages northeast side home Monday night

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

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Owner, four dogs safe after fire on Curdes Avenue

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

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FWACC looking for answers after another dog abandoned in alley

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

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Child in critical condition after being pulled from pond

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

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Child in critical condition after being pulled from pond

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

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Last-ditch pitch to save Hoosier state train

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

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Child in critical condition after being pulled from pond

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

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Man arrested after attempting to pedal away from troopers

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

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Pedestrian struck and killed on I-65

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

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Free drop off for yard waste this weekend

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

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Amplify Art! seeks community support for 2019 Spring Cycle

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

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Free drop off for yard waste this weekend

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

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Amplify Art! seeks community support for 2019 Spring Cycle

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

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Fort Wayne’s Tranquill drafted into the NFL

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

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Three found dead inside Muncie home

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

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Fort Wayne’s Tranquill drafted into the NFL

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

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FW Animal Care & Control announce ‘Million Cat Challenge’

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

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

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

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Mayor announces ‘Year of Tree City’ USA recognition

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

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FW Animal Care & Control announce ‘Million Cat Challenge’

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

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

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

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Mayor announces ‘Year of Tree City’ USA recognition

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

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One dead in fiery crash on the Indiana Toll Road

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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High water forces closure for several roads

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

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SolFest 2019 at Fox Island County Park canceled due to weather

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

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Indiana remembers former U.S. Senator Richard Lugar

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

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Barricaded subject incident ends with suspect getting away

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

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Governor Holcomb signs law to expand gun rights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GM hiring at Fort Wayne plant

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

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GM hiring at Fort Wayne plant

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

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

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

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ACLU sues over Indiana new abortion laws

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

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GM hiring at Fort Wayne plant

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

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Three Rivers Festival announces entertainment lineup

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

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Signal modernization on S.R. 1 gets underway 

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

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Three Rivers Festival announces entertainment lineup

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

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Signal modernization on S.R. 1 gets underway 

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

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A lot on tap for this weekend in the Fort

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Fort Wayne is a happening place this weekend. Check out some of the coolest events in the Summit City. Here’s what’s going on: Ben Butler Thursday, April 18 – Saturday, May 4 First Presbyterian Theater General Butler is faced with a moral dilemma when escaped slaves request sanctuary at Fort

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Fight at a downtown gas station leads to stabbing

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

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Suspect accused of shooting near school bus stop arrested

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

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State Boulevard realignment construction marks Phase II

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

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Nine local businesses awarded commercial façade grants

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

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Ossian man arrested on child pornographer charges

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

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Ossian man arrested on child pornographer charges

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

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‘Drug Take Back Day’ to be held this weekend

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

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‘Drug Take Back Day’ to be held this weekend

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

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Puppy found abused, blinded in trash gets new home

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

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Police: Inmate responsible for 2012 antique store murder

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

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TinCaps looking for nominees for military salutes in 2019

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

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Fort Wayne UNITED invites community to upcoming prayer events

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

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TinCaps looking for nominees for military salutes in 2019

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

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Fort Wayne UNITED invites community to upcoming prayer events

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

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Veterinary clinic provides ballistic vests for FWPD K9 officers

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

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Veterinary clinic provides ballistic vests for FWPD K9 officers

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

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AEP Foundation announces grant for Science Central planetarium

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

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AEP Foundation announces grant for Science Central planetarium

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

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Meijer collected 4 tons of unwanted medications in 8 weeks

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

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Foellinger Theatre concert series announced

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

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Foellinger Theatre concert series announced

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

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Fort Wayne man to compete on Jeopardy

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

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Fort Wayne man to compete on Jeopardy

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

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Air quality varies throughout Indiana

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

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Study: PFW has $8.9 Billion impact on Northeast Indiana

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

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Study: PFW has $8.9 Billion impact on Northeast Indiana

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

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

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

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Work on Clinton Street water main begins

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

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Mayor Henry joins FWPD for safety awareness program

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

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Mayor Henry joins FWPD for safety awareness program

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

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Hoosier lawmakers approve school budget increase

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

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Murder charges filed in Northside barber’s death

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

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Murder charges filed in Northside barber’s death

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

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

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

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

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

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TinCaps continue Military Appreciation Night in 2019

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

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TinCaps continue Military Appreciation Night in 2019

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

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

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

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Ossian man arrested on child pornographer charges

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

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New Delphi sketch brings in nearly a thousand tips

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

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Indiana lawmakers approve tougher school bus zone rules

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

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Nine local businesses awarded commercial façade grants

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

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Johnny TinCap set to visit Byron Health Center

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

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Motorists: Watch out for slow-moving farm vehicles

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

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Johnny TinCap set to visit Byron Health Center

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

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

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

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Bicycling “blooms in May” with the Kickstart Festival

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

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

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

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Bicycling “blooms in May” with the Kickstart Festival

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

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The Landing nabs another dining spot

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

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

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

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The Landing nabs another dining spot

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

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

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

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ISP Detective and DeKalb County native promoted to Sergeant

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

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Howard Bailey Financial breaks ground on new facility

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

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ISP Detective and DeKalb County native promoted to Sergeant

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

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Howard Bailey Financial breaks ground on new facility

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

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Comedian Bill Engvall to play the Embassy this fall

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

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Kentucky driver arrested after hitting ISP trooper’s patrol car

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

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Comedian Bill Engvall to play the Embassy this fall

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

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Kelley Chevrolet to host outreach event for racing enthusiasts

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

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Huntington inmate back in custody after mistaken release

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

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Pinwheels to highlight Hoosiers waiting for an organ transplant

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

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Kelley Chevrolet to host outreach event for racing enthusiasts

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

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Huntington inmate back in custody after mistaken release

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

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Pinwheels to highlight Hoosiers waiting for an organ transplant

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

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FWPD announces arrest of murder suspect

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

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FWPD announces arrest of murder suspect

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

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Two semi crash snarls traffic on Toll Road

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

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IU mumps count now at 20 cases

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

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Fort Wayne VA holding women veterans health clinic open house

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

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Fort Wayne VA holding women veterans health clinic open house

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

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Work on Clinton Street water main begins Tuesday

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

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New ‘face’ of the Delphi murder suspect

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

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Honor Flight 31 will take off Wednesday

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

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Man in critical condition after shooting off St. Joe Center

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

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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 w