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Vehicle lands on its top after crash in downtown Fort Wayne
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Police responded to the scene of a crash at the intersection of Broadway and W Jefferson Blvd. in downtown Fort Wayne Saturday evening. The crash happened shortly after 7:00 p.m. Three cars were involved in the crash. One of them could be seen flipped...
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.
Court docs: Fight at Fort Wayne bar leads to double shooting and attempted murder charge
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It began with one man punching another inside a south side bar after 2 a.m. It ended with people spilling to the outside, multiple gunmen firing their weapons in various directions, a security guard firing a gun of his own, two people left in life-threatening condition from bullet wounds and one man facing an attempted murder charge.
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. ...
Warm, some clouds for day two of the holiday weekend
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) - Sunday is pretty much rinse and repeat of what we experienced Saturday, except we’ll experience a bit more cloud cover than Saturday thanks to a weather system slowly trying to creep into our region from the SE. Temperatures in Fort Wayne will climb quickly out of the low 50s into the upper 70s, near 80 for high.
Paulding County common pleas
Jeremy Hatcher, 41, Paulding, entered a not guilty by reason of insanity plea to two counts of felonious assault, first- and second-degree felonies; two counts of improperly discharging a firearm at or into a habitation or a school safety zone, each a second-degree felony; and two counts of aggravated menacing, each a first-degree misdemeanor. He was ordered to be held without bond, and the case continued to the call of the court. Andrew Black, 45, Troy, pleaded not guilty to breaking and entering, a fifth-degree felony. A pre-sentence investigation was ordered and his bond was continued. Sentencing was scheduled for June 13.
Courts: Fort Wayne teen sentenced to 55 years for faux drug deal killing
An Allen Superior Court judge sentenced a 16-year-old boy who admitted to a south side killing this past October to 55 years in prison Friday.
Police investigating morning stabbing in southern Allen County
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Allen County Sheriff’s Department says a woman was seriously injured in a stabbing early Thursday morning. Police say they were told of a person who walked into a local hospital with stab wounds around 6 a.m. Officers say they found the woman was hurt in a stabbing along Benwell Place, in a mobile home park near the airport.
Paulding County Municipal Court, May 25, 2023
Paulding County Municipal Court Sentenced--- Wayne Johnson, Paulding, disorderly conduct, two days jail, $100 fine; Courtney Hime, New Albany, OVI, three days jail (driver intervention program/install IID in lieu of jail days), $375 fine; Allie Kroetz, Stryker, driving under suspension, $100 fine. Darius Crutcher, Indianapolis, driving under suspension, $200 fine; speed, $45 fine. Natasha Martinez, Paulding, disorderly conduct, $100 fine; disorderly conduct, dismissed. Alejandro Lopez, Fort Wayne, no operator’s license, $200 fine; stop sign, $55 fine.
Former Northwest Allen County Schools Superintendent takes new job
VIGO COUNTY, Ind. (WANE) A former Northwest Allen County School’s (NACS)Superintendent who took a leave of absence and ultimately retired from the district after serving for 12 years has been named the top administrator for the Vigo County School Corporation. Chris Himsel was announced as the new superintendent on...
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...
FWPD searching for woman missing from city’s south side
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - The Fort Wayne Police Department says they are looking for help finding a missing 32-year-old woman. The woman, who was not named, was last seen walking a Shih Tzu dog in the area near Lafayette and E Pontiac Streets. They say she is about 5′4″ and was seen wearing pink glasses with a floral top and beige shorts.
Courts: Bat attack that left man comatose nets two years for Fort Wayne woman
A woman convicted in an attack where she split a man's skull with a baseball bat received a 2-year prison sentence in Allen Superior Court on Friday.
Carnival fundraiser to help ‘Give the Gift of Mobility’
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- A local family invites you to a fundraiser to help “Give the Gift of Mobility.” Angela and Anthony Mason spoke with WANE 15 Saturday morning about how the community can get involved. The goal is to raise money so the Masons’ can purchase a wheelchair-accessible van to gain greater independence and abilities.
‘It blew up’: Photo recreation goes Fort Wayne-viral, sparks generational memories
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — It’s a common phrase that a picture is worth a thousand words, but how many memories is it worth?. It’s a question that a Fort Wayne family has been finding the answer to since uploading a viral Facebook post in April. “It...
Fort Wayne Natatorium Installs New AI-Powered Drowning Prevention System
The 40,000-square-foot Hellen P. Brown Natatorium in Fort Wayne, Ind., has invested in a new drowning prevention system. According to the local CBS affiliate, Fort Wayne Community Schools will upgrade its Poseidon camera system to a new Ellis Aquatic Vigilance System, which features new cameras and AI models to determine if someone is drowning.
Paulding Exempted Village Schools 2023 Retirees
Paulding Exempted Village Schools is saying goodbye to four long-time employees at the end of the 2023-2024 school year. At the annual Staff Appreciation Breakfast on May 12, 2023, PEVS honored their retirees. Each employee received a personalized crock handmade by Sandy Dobbelaere to commemorate their time at PEVS. From left: Marcy Retcher, Jr. High Secretary (30 years); Nancy Wehrkamp, Oakwood Elementary Music Teacher (34 years); Mark Stuck, Paulding Elementary Phys Ed (36 years); and Beth Norbeck, Oakwood Elementary Speech Pathologist (35 years). Congratulations to each of these retirees!
PEVS Staff Recognized for 30 Years
Paulding Exempted Village Schools held a Staff Appreciation breakfast on May 12, 2023. During the annual staff gathering, teachers with 30 years of service at PEVS were honored. Their experience and commitment to education at Paulding Schools have benefitted many young people! Pictured here (l-r): Krisi Williams and Pam Holtsberry. Missing from the photo was Caroline Arend.
Fort Wayne man found guilty in 2018 triple murder
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) - A 30-year-old Fort Wayne man was found guilty on Friday in the fatal shooting of three men back in 2018. Jacquail Belcher was found guilty of three counts of murder and a firearm enhancement by an Allen County jury on Friday, following an hour and a half of deliberation.
Homestead girls tennis falls to Delta in semi-state final
Homestead fell to Delta despite winning the top two singles matches on Saturday afternoon.
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