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Four arrested after police search Fort Wayne home
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Four people face preliminary charges after police searched a home Wednesday evening. The Fort Wayne Police Department said the Gang and Violent Crimes Unit served a search warrant at a home in the 4200 block of Plaza Drive around 5:48 Wednesday evening.
Mother sentenced in shaken baby case speaks out in exclusive jailhouse interview
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Every year there are 13-hundred reported cases of shaken baby syndrome in the United States according to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. It is the leading cause of child abuse deaths across the nation.
Police looking for help identifying suspect in sexual assaults spanning two years
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Police are trying to identify a suspect in three sexual assault investigations. The department said detectives are working on the investigations that occurred over a two-year time-frame spanning from September 2015 through May 2017. All three assaults happened in the earl
Case against New Haven judge has been dismissed
ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO) – The case against New Haven City Court Judge Geoff Robison has been dismissed, according to the Journal Gazette. In September of 2018, the Indiana Commission on Judicial Qualifications charged him with judicial misconduct. He allegedly disobeyed orders from Allen County Pr
Guns and drugs found during raid at known gang house; 4 arrested
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne police raided a known gang house Wednesday night and arrested foud people after reportedly finding guns and drugs. Just before 4 p.m., the Gang & Violent Crimes Unit served a search warrant at 4216 Plaza Drive. Police said they'd received tips and gathered inform
Police search for serial rapist
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Fort Wayne Police have asked for the public's help to find a rape suspect, whose likeness was drawn using DNA technology. Police said Thursday that they're searching for a suspect in three sexual assault investigations that have occurred over a 2-year time-frame between Sep
Police presence called for at elementary school: FWCS says situation checked out as no threat
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – Parents connected to one Fort Wayne Community Schools elementary school received an unsettling recorded message Thursday morning from school officials about a possible threat, prompting some parents to pull their kids from class.
Busiest weekend of the year for Fort Wayne visitors
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Although it’s during the seemingly slow month of January, Visit Fort Wayne says the first holiday weekend of the year is actually one of the busiest times for the city’s visitor industry.
Coroner officially calls November death a homicide
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — The Allen County Coroner’s office has officially ruled a November death a homicide. ABC21 previously reported Laura Larkin was found dead inside a home in the 2400 block of Cass Street on November 26, 2018.
Indiana's Most Wanted: January 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) -- For more than 25 years, police have been trying to identify a woman who was killed and left near a Boone County highway. Now an artist rendering has renewed hope for progress in the case.
FWPD suspends use of choke hold after 2 officers hospitalized
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Fort Wayne Police Department has temporarily suspended the use of a neck restraint technique after two of its officers were hospitalized following a training session.
Local doctors warn of respiratory virus - especially for children under 2
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - If you've noticed more people with a cold, health officials are warning it might be more serious. Docotors with both Lutheran Health Network and Parkview Health joined with the Allen County Health Department to warn about the uptick of RSV - respiratory syncitial virus.
Abandoned vehicles to be towed as inclement weather approaches
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Indiana State Police in Fort Wayne will begin clearing abandoned vehicles from State, Interstate and U.S. Highways in advance of the approaching weather system forecast for this weekend.
Cause of death released for Cass Street murder victim
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – The cause and manner of death have been released for the woman found dead inside her home last November. Laura Elizabeth Larkin, 33, was found dead inside her home in the 2400 block of Cass Street on November 26.
Teen dies after wheel flies off truck, collides with vehicle on I-65 in southern Indiana
CLARKSVILLE, Ind. – A teen driving on I-65 in southern Indiana was killed when a tire fell off a pickup truck and collided with her vehicle, The Columbus Republic reports. The rear driver’s side wheel came off a pickup truck traveling near the 2.8 mile marker on southbound I-65.
City offices to be closed on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The City of Fort Wayne’s offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 21 in recognition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. City officials say garbage and recycling collection will not be affected and will remain on schedule.
Jury convicts defendant on five counts related to June 2018 rape
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – A Monroeville man was convicted on five counts related to the rape of a woman at her home last June. Prosecutors said Cody Fyock had followed the woman from a bar, then snuck into her home and assaulted her.
FWPD detective: I never thought I’d get scammed
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A Fort Wayne detective says he fell victim to a common scam, and he doesn’t want you to do the same thing. “You just never believe it’s going to happen to you, especially as a police officer,” Detective Casey Furge says.
Bauer tapped as president of IU Health Fort Wayne
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – After a contentious and litigious departure from Lutheran Health Network, Brian Bauer has been named president of Indiana University Health Fort Wayne.
FWCS Lottery to be held Friday
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Fort Wayne Community Schools lottery for all grade levels will be held Friday, Jan. 18, at the Family and Community Engagement Center, 230 E. Douglas Ave. The lottery is for those who applied to a magnet school, high school Program of Study or a school other than a chi