Fort Wayne,

‘Dying declaration’ by homicide victim could be key in court

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- A Fort Wayne woman told a dispatcher and police who shot her, and those statements just may be the most powerful evidence used to bring her alleged killer to justice. According to court documents, 20-year-old Shelby Vonholdt called 911 Sunday to report she'd...
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Ohio StateWOWO News

UPDATED: Woman arrested in Ohio facing murder charge in Fort Wayne shooting; victim identified

VAN WERT COUNTY, Ohio (WOWO): A woman arrested Monday in Van Wert County is now facing a murder charge in connection to a now fatal Fort Wayne shooting. Valerie Rose Hardiek, 22 of Fort Wayne, was arrested Monday at the RoadDog Convenience Store in Wilshire after Van Wert County Sheriff’s deputies received a report of a woman walking around with a gun at 10:35 a.m. The caller told officials that Hardiek had been walking around the gas pumps for over and hour and was trying to read credit card numbers from other customers. Another caller told dispatch that Hardiek pointed the gun in his back.
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Allen County,

Eileen Street shooting victim identified by Allen County coroner

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — The Allen County Coroner's Office has identified the woman who was shot and later died from a weekend shooting in Fort Wayne. Just before 7 p.m., officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department were called to the 1800 block of Eileen Street, after a woman said she was shot multiple times.
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Classic Car Concert Series continues at Auburn Automobile Museum Thursday

AUBURN, Ind. (WFFT) –The Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum, in partnership with Country Heritage Winery, Mad Anthony’s Brewing Company, and the DeKalb County Visitors Bureau, will be presenting the second in a series of free outdoor concerts this week on Thursday, June 24. Night to Remember will be bringing their...
Willshire, OHTimes-Bulletin

Fort Wayne woman arrested following incident in Willshire

VAN WERT COUNTY — Van Wert County Sheriff Thomas M. Riggenbach announced the arrest of a woman at RoadDog Convenience Store in Willshire. Sheriff Riggenbach stated his office received a phone call at Monday at 10:35 a.m. about a woman walking around with a gun. The caller advised the woman had been at the gas pumps for over an hour and acted as if she was trying to read credit card numbers from other customers. Sheriff Riggenbach said his office received a second call about this woman, with the caller advising the woman pointed gun in his back.
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The Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion, Indiana

If you are an animal lover or just care to support an institution that is doing the right thing, the Black Pine Animal Sanctuary in Albion will be right up your alley. The sanctuary serves as a non-profit focused on the care of exotic animals that would otherwise have been abandoned.
Fort Wayne, INWOWO News

Fleeing suspect crashes, injuring child

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A 4-year-old child was injured in a crash caused by someone fleeing from police Monday night in Fort Wayne. According to the Fort Wayne Police Department, officers with the city’s Violent Crimes and Gang Unit tried to pull over a vehicle around the intersection of Fry St. and West Main St. at about 9:43pm. The vehicle sped away, eventually crashing with another vehicle that had been westbound on Main.
Indianapolis, INInside Indiana Business

Big Red Liquors to Buy Fort Wayne's Cap n’ Cork

INDIANAPOLIS - Indianapolis-based Big Red Liquors says it will acquire the Cap n’ Cork chain of retail liquor stores located throughout Fort Wayne. While financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, the company says the sale is expected to close in early July. The acquisition is led by Big...
Allen County,

I-69 northbound Exit 296A to close for bridge maintenance – 6/28/2021

The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the closure of northbound Exit 296A on I-69 starting on June 28, 2021. I-69 northbound Exit 296A to close for bridge maintenance. Allen County, Indiana (June 23, 2021) – The Indiana Department of Transportation announces the closure of northbound Exit 296A on I-69. The...
Fort Wayne,

Rain chance high by weekend

FORT WAYNE,Ind.(Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A frontal system will move toward the area Friday into Saturday and become stationary right over our area. Waves of low pressure will move along the front from time to time and bring us a mostly wet weekend. Rain at times could be heavy and there is a chance we will see some flooding by the end of the weekend. Weather models can change but most are in agreement that this is going to be a wet weekend.
Fort Wayne,

People in Southeast Fort Wayne share thoughts on improvements to Powell Park and McKinnie Commons

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne's NBC) -- Upgrades to Powell Park and the McKinnie Commons are coming, but the city wants the public's input. "We could go through and design what we think could be a great space but really what we want is to design a space that the neighborhood wants,” Community Development Administrator Stacy Haviland said. “We need to get that public input from the community, the neighbors that live adjacent to these places so that we can make a space that they will actually utilize, that will benefit them.”
Steuben County,

Medical event suspected cause of Steuben County motorcycle crash

STEUBEN CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – Authorities with the Steuben County Sheriff’s Office say a motorcyclist had to be airlifted from the scene of a crash on Saturday afternoon. Police say that witnesses reported that it appeared he was having a medical event before crashing in rural Steuben Township. Officials with...
Dekalb County, INEvening Star

Philharmonic, fundraiser coming to outdoor theater

AUBURN — Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Fort Wayne Philharmonic brings its popular “Steel Dynamics Patriotic Pops Series” to the DeKalb Outdoor Theater, as part of region-wide local celebrations of the American spirit. This concert is sponsored by the Steel Dynamics Foundation and the Community Foundation of DeKalb County. Conducted...
Fort Wayne, INWOWO News

Cap n’ Cork sold to Indianapolis-based Big Red Liquors

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Local liquor store chain Cap n’ Cork is selling to Indianapolis-based Big Red Liquors. The move, which was announced Wednesday, comes as Cap n’ Cork co-owners and brothers-in-law Joe Doust and Andy Lebamoff plan to retire from the family-owned business. The sale is expected to close...
Fremont, INEvening Star

Storm produces EF1 tornado

FREMONT — The National Weather Service has confirmed an EF1 tornado briefly touched down, causing damage in Steuben County, especially in the Fremont area early Monday morning. The storms that ripped through the area spawned the brief tornado just west of Interstate 69 near S.R. 127 tracking east to Country...