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Motorcyclist killed in Huntington crash
A motorcyclist is dead tonight after he crashed into a bus Wednesday afternoon in Huntington. Police say 38-year-old Tyler Graves of Huntington was traveling northeast on Etna Avenue just after 3:00 p.m. when he swerved into the other lane and hit the bus head on. The impact of the crash...
New traffic signal to be activated on SR 14
ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WFFT) - INDOT announced the activation of a new traffic signal at the intersection of State Road 14 and S. Noyer Road/Rock Dove Road. Along with the new signal, crews installed "signal ahead" warning signs to alert drivers of the new signal. The activation will take place...
One woman dead, two critical after early morning crash on I-69
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - One woman is dead and a man and woman are in critical condition after an early morning crash on I-69. Police say the crash happened around 3:30 a.m. Wednesday in the northbound lane near the 317 mile-marker. Officers say a car went off the road...
Police pursuit ends in 5-car crash in Fort Wayne
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Fort Wayne Police are investigating a five-car crash that started with a chase. Investigators are at out the scene of Lake Avenue and North Anthony Blvd. Officers at the scene tell FOX 55 News they have a suspect in custody. The number and extent of...
Motorcyclist killed after crash with bus in Huntington
HUNTINGTON, Ind. (WPTA) - One person is dead after a motorcycle collided with a bus in Huntington. It happened Wednesday afternoon around 3:15 p.m. near Etna Avenue and Charles Street. Authorities say 38-year-old Tyler Graves was riding his motorcycle when he went into the other lane and struck a Huntington...
New TikTok challenge is concerning residents
LEO-CEDARVILLE, Ind (WFFT)--- Memorial Day weekend ended in a scare when a family woke up to find their front door had been kicked in over night. When Loretta Passwater saw the door was not fully kicked in they took to Facebook. Some neighbors suspected that it was part of a...
Too-tall truck gets stuck under overpass on Hanna Street
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) A driver no-doubt faced a bit of embarrassment after he got the box truck he was driving stuck under an overpass on Hanna Street southeast of downtown. The overpass clearly reads a clearance of 11′ 10″, while a sticker on the side of the truck indicates it needs 13′ 9″ of clearance.
FWPD investigates ‘disturbance with a weapon’ on Fort Wayne’s east side
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — The Fort Wayne Police Department (FWPD) is investigating an incident that happened on Fort Wayne’s east side Wednesday morning involving a weapon. At approximately 10:07 a.m., an officer had been patrolling near the intersection of Schele and Edsall avenues and noticed a “disturbance...
Inmate’s death at Allen County Jail being investigated by state police
ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) – An inmate’s death at the Allen County Jail is being investigated by the Indiana State Police. Courtney Eugene Luckadoo, 35, was in the jail for less than 45 minutes when he had a medical emergency on May 20, according to Adam Griffith, a spokesman with the Allen County Sheriff’s Department (ACSD). He was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead that same day, police said.
Man struck by vehicle on Main Street Wednesday morning
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Police were on the scene of a morning crash that involved a pedestrian on Wednesday. Officials say they received a call around 6:34 Wednesday morning in the 1200 block of W Main Street, near Cherry Street, on the Main Street corridor. Police say a man...
Part of S.R. 5 to close for bridge and culvert construction
HUNTINGTON CO., Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana Department of Transportation says that a portion of State Road 5 north of Huntington will close soon for work. Starting on or after June 6, crews will begin a bridge replacement and culvert work between State Road 16 and W 800 N.
Driver “drinking from a liquor bottle” arrested following traffic stop Tuesday morning; several guns recovered from vehicle
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A man Fort Wayne Police say was driving with an open liquor bottle and several guns in the the car was taken into custody early Tuesday morning after a traffic stop near Reservoir Park south of downtown. Fort Wayne Police say an officer on...
New child respite center to open in Fort Wayne
FORT WAYNE, Ind (WFFT)--- A new child respite center will open Friday. It's called Connecting Broken Bridges. Not only will it provide temporary housing for a child, but it will also provide specialized care. Connecting Broken Bridges will be the second respite center in Fort Wayne. It will provide therapy,...
Police find 82-year-old who went missing from Fort Wayne’s north side
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne Police have found an 82-year-old man who went missing Wednesday while driving on the city’s north side. John Ruble was found safe, police said. He had been seen last around 8:15 a.m. driving near Dupont and Auburn roads, police said, and was found a few hours later. A public safety alert was sent out around 11:30 a.m. for Ruble, and was canceled less than 30 minutes later.
WATCH: State of the City 2023
Columbia City Manager De’Carlon Seewood delivered the annual State of the City address Wednesday at City Hall. Prior to Wednesday's State of the City address, union city workers protested outside of City Hall for higher wages. City Manager De'Carlon Seewood also touched on topics like trash and housing.
Fort Wayne police warn of new scam involving traffic cameras
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – The Fort Wayne Police Department is warning residents of a new scam circulating. It involves receiving a message made to look like a citation involving a traffic violation recorded by a traffic camera. Police remind residents that they do not use traffic cameras for...
Allen County residents say it's not too late to change plans for the new jail
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) -- Community members gathered outside the Allen County Courthouse Wednesday to protest the new jail. This comes just two days before the next federal hearing. “Is it too much to ask for the people that have elected you to have some input,” Pastor Karen Staton with...
Courts: Teen killer gets 55 years, 10 years suspended for December 2020 homicide
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Two days before Christmas three years ago, Javon Thomas got out of a borrowed 2014 black Nissan and lay in wait for Hakeem Cage to walk to his apartment at The Summit. Thomas, then 17, and his cousin, Korta Thomas, 23, had been at...
Enjoy live music downtown all summer with Downtown Live!
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - Calling all music lovers! If you want to enjoy free, live music this summer, you can head downtown to the Porch Off Calhoun on Friday evenings. Each week from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday evenings, from June 2nd through September 1st, Downtown Fort Wayne will host one local band or performer. Admission to the event is free. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the music.
General Motors’ Fort Wayne Assembly produces 10 millionth vehicle
ROANOKE, Ind. (WANE) — On Tuesday, General Motors’ (GM) Fort Wayne Assembly plant built its 10 millionth vehicle since production began at the plant nearly 37 years ago. On Dec. 8, 1986, GM built its first pickup at the plant, and the tradition came full circle on Tuesday with the 10 millionth vehicle being a white 2023 GMC Denali.
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