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POLICE: No injuries in I-469 crash Monday evening
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - A Monday evening crash on I-469 West took traffic down to one lane. The crash happened a little before 7 p.m. around mile marker 27 between Maplecrest and Wheelock Roads. Police say the driver of the vehicle ran away from the scene and have yet...
Two injured in Tillman Road bar shooting early Monday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Fort Wayne police say at least two people were injured in an early Monday morning shooting on the city’s south side. Investigators say the shooting happened around 2:15 Monday morning on East Tillman Road, in the parking lot of The 19th Hole bar. The...
Smith Violates Probation With New Criminal Charge
HUNTERTOWN — The son of Kosciusko County Sheriff Jim Smith recently violated his terms of probation after a traffic stop in Allen County resulted in the discovery of drugs. Zachary M.L. Smith, 20, of 1460 N. Ind. 5, Larwill, is charged with possession of a controlled substance, a Class A misdemeanor, in Allen County.
Veteran-made clock stolen from Waynedale VFW Post
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - “First off, who would do that to a Veterans club and then on or around Memorial Day?” John Barkman said. It’s a fair question, and one most people at VFW Post 1421 have been asking these past two weeks. The reason? A...
‘Fire rainbow’ shines in sky over Fort Wayne on Memorial Day
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — In addition to 80-degree weather and sunny skies, a weather phenomenon graced the sky over Fort Wayne on Memorial Day: a “fire rainbow.”. A fire rainbow — also known as a circumhorizontal arc — happens when sunlight passes through the ice crystals of high, thin cirrus clouds in just the right way.
Fort Wayne Fire Department investigates north side house fire
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Fort Wayne Fire Department made quick work of a house fire on Fort Wayne’s north side Monday night. Firefighters responded around 9:45 p.m. to a home on the 2000 block of Hidden River Dr., off of Auburn Road. Smoke was seen coming...
Who decides how the MLK Bridge lights up?
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — At 318 feet long, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Bridge is hard to miss when entering downtown Fort Wayne. It’s even harder to miss at night when LED light strips turn the bridge into a light show. “The standard operating is yellow...
Driver suffers from seizure, crashes truck on I-69
AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) — A driver was headed northbound on I-69 near mile marker 327 when his truck veered into a cable median while he had a seizure on the road. According to release from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, the driver was identified as 27-year-old Jared Mertz of Columbia City. Mertz was driving his 1993 Ford F-150 pick-up when he began to experience a medical emergency. The truck continued to veer off the road and struck a cable barrier. The truck did not stop for another 150 yards.
Early summer heat brings on the 90s
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The end of May seems to be sending us straight over to summer! The hot weather pattern keeps holds this week but begins to break apart gradually late next week. Temperatures push into the upper 80s to low 90s by late this afternoon. While highs...
Driver slams into guardrail on I-69 in DeKalb County, police say speed a factor
DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) Police say speed played a factor in a crash early Saturday morning in DeKalb County. According to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, a California man was heading north on I-69 near Auburn at around 4 a.m. when he drove his Jeep Grand Cherokee off the road where it struck a guardrail. The SUV got stuck in the guardrail and got spun around causing it to face south.
FWPD Scam Alert!
The Fort Wayne Police Department has been made aware of a recent SCAM lately that is going around: A person,
Red Panda Ridge opens at the FW Children’s Zoo
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is now the home to one of the country’s largest Red Panda habitats. Zoo representatives opened Red Panda Ridge on Saturday. The new feature is one of the biggest Red Panda habitats in U.S. zoos. Red Panda...
Ex Auburn softball coach appears in court for child seduction case
AUBURN, Ind. (WANE) – A man who used to coach softball in Auburn appeared in court virtually Thursday from the DeKalb County Jail, where he had been booked on charges of child seduction and stalking. Steve Kaufman, 50, is accused of inappropriately touching multiple girls ages 14 and under...
Memorial Day tradition continues on Parnell Avenue
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- For over 70 years the Fort Wayne Memorial Day parade has honored the fallen men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our county. Many line up and down Parnell Avenue to support several community organizations who are involved in the parade. The parade begins...
High School Baseball: Sectional Championship Roundup (5/29)
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Several sectional championship droughts ended, while other sectional championship runs continued, as area teams competed for sectional titles on Monday. In Class 4A, DeKalb claimed their first sectional title since 2002 with a 3-2 victory over Snider. The Barons scored a run in the second...
Dispensary opens in Sherwood
Pictured here are Brandon Pollock, CEO and co-founder of Theory Wellness, Inc., and Scot Lee, chief operating officer, outside of the new medical marijuana dispensary in Sherwood at its opening on May 15.
Fort Wayne Native Wins “Center Stage” Talent Variety Show
With the stage lights shining bright at The Clyde Theatre, Sockie Phommachanh was named the 2023 1st place winner at
Allen County Sheriff's Department investigating early morning stabbing
YODER, Ind. (WFFT) - The Allen County Sheriff's Department is investigating an early morning stabbing. Police say just after 6 a.m., dispatch received notification about a woman with multiple stab wounds and lacerations who showed up at a local hospital. Detectives determined the stabbing happened in the 100 block of...
Gas Prices See Jump Amid Memorial Day Weekend Holiday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Gas prices saw another slight jump amid the Memorial Day Holiday. Average gasoline prices in Fort Wayne have risen 12.4 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.58/gallon, according to GasBuddy. Prices in Fort Wayne are 22.1 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand 91.6 cents per gallon lower than a year ago.
Escaped prisoner was still at large
A former Defiance County man convicted of killing two Paulding County residents in 2016 remained at large Friday afternoon, three days after escaping from a Lima prison. Bradley Gillespie, 50, formerly of 08417 Ashpacher Road, was reported missing from Allen-Oakwood Correctional Institution on Tuesday. A second man unconnected to the 2016 crime — James Lee, 47 — also was at-large initially, but was captured in Henderson, Ky., following a brief vehicle pursuit. ...
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