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Jury finds Mitchell Vanryn not guilty of murder
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – After deliberating for two hours, the jury has found Mitchell Vanryn not guilty of murder in the death of two-year-old Malakai Garrett. Our partners in news at ABC 21 report the jury did find Vanryn guilty of aggravated battery and domestic battery.
Coroner: Death of man found on Bluffton Road ruled suicide
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – The Allen County Coroner’s Office has ruled the death of a truck driver found on March 14 a suicide. The 21-year-old man was found in the 9100 block of Bluffton Road.
Court records: Driver was drunk when led police on chase
A man who authorities said was driving drunk was arrested early Wednesday following a police chase and crash that sent two people to the hospital. About 12:11 a.m., a Fort Wayne police officer near Broadway and Lincoln Street saw a northbound vehicle driven by Preston J. Wilkins go left of center in
Traffic signals out after crash on north side of Fort Wayne
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - Authorities are working to restore power to an area in north Fort Wayne after a crash knocked out power to several traffic signals in the area. Around 6:30 Thursday morning, the Fort Wayne Police Department was called to the scene of a crash on Coldwater Road near Dupont Ro
High speed chase on Indiana Toll Road ends with arrest near Exit 72
A suspect led Indiana State Police Troopers on a high-speed chase on the Indiana Toll Road. The pursuit happened on Tuesday night, March 19, and reached speeds of 110 miles per hour after the suspect refused to stop for a trafic violation shortly.
Fort Wayne man arrested for shooting brother
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): One man was left in serious condition after a shooting on the southeast side of Fort Wayne yesterday afternoon. The Fort Wayne Police Department tells our Partners in News at ABC 21 the shooting happened in the 2900 block of South Hanna Street a few minutes before 4:30pm.
'Indiana's Most Wanted': March 2019
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — It's been more than 20 years since a pregnant Noblesville mom and her 2-year-old son died in an apartment fire. The fire was ruled arson, but no arrested have been made in the case. Now Noblesville police want to change that.
Indiana school bus driver in crash was blinded by sun, going too fast, state police say
VERSAILLES, Ind. — State troopers said the school bus driver who crashed into the back of a garbage truck earlier this month should have slowed down because of blinding light from the rising sun.
Argument over car preceded shooting near Weisser Park
A man suspected of shooting his half-brother in the leg near Weisser Park allegedly did so during an argument over a car. About 4:25 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Wayne police were called to the 2900 block of South Hanna Street. Officers found the alleged shooter, Arthur Lee Holman, 75, still on the property.
Temporary visitor restrictions at area hospitals
FORT WAYNE — Allen County public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes, including Parkview LaGrange Hospital and Parkview Noble Hospital, in response to recent increased flu activity.
Indiana police discover vehicle seat with blood and teeth in parking lot
Authorities in Indiana are trying to piece together how a bloodied car seat with teeth ended up in a store parking lot on Tuesday. The Noblesville Police Department said in a news release the odd discovery was made shortly after 9 p.m. when someone reported suspicious items in the parking lot of a L
Vanryn to take the stand Thursday in Malakai Garrett murder trial
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) – Defendant Mitch Vanryn is expected to take the witness stand late Wednesday morning as he tries to convince a jury that he is not guilty of beating to death the 2-year-old son of his girlfriend.
CVS begins selling cannabis-based products in Kentucky, Indiana
CINCINNATI — CVS is partnering with cannabis manufacturers to start selling products infused with CBD in several states, including Kentucky and Indiana. The drugstore chain will start carrying a line of cannabis-based topical products, including creams, sprays, roll-ons, lotions and salves.
Allen County Right to Life announces endorsements
The Allen County Right to Life Political Action Committee has announced its endorsements ahead of the May 7 primary election. "This upcoming primary election, voters can use their vote as a voice for the unborn" Cathie Humbarger, communications director of the Allen County Right to Life PAC, said in
Fort Wayne Music Fest's two-day lineup
With the ice rink now closed for the season, Headwaters Park focuses its attention on its summer festival calendar. Soon the facility will be chock-full with an array of festivals including Germanfest, Three Rivers Festival, Greek Fest, and Pride Fest. I can smell the corn dogs and elephant ears now
Fort Wayne police hold training exercise at Kreager Park
Dozens of officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department spent part of Wednesday at a training exercise at Kreager Park. Police didn't give specifics as to what the training involved, however anyone who happened to pass by the park located in northeast Fort Wayne off North River Road east of Maysvil
Indiana man charged with sexual abuse of Kentucky minor
OWENSBORO, Ky. (WKYT) – An Evansville, Indiana man is in the Daviess County Detention Center after Kentucky State Police say he had an inappropriate relationship with a Kentucky minor.
Purdue Fort Wayne to Eliminate Plastic Straws
FORT WAYNE - Purdue University Fort Wayne is joining the West Lafayette campus by making the commitment to switch from plastic to paper straws in its campus dining facilities. Sourcing for the new paper straws is underway and the university plans to have them available at all campus dining locations
Dry days ahead with some sun
FORT WAYNE,Ind.(Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Clouds will linger into Friday morning, but the sun will return by afternoon. The weekend will have lots of sun Saturday but clouds returning late Sunday. The weekend should be dry.
Fort Wayne organizaztion observes World Down Syndrome Day
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — Thursday is World Down Syndrome Day, meant to raise awareness of what Down Syndrome is. For one Fort Wayne organization, however, the mission never ends.