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  • Blackmon Jr returns to Fort Wayne as Mad Ants beat 87ers - WANEBlackmon Jr returns to Fort Wayne as Mad Ants beat 87ers - WANE

    WANEBlackmon Jr returns to Fort Wayne as Mad Ants beat 87ersWANEFORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The building doesn't have great memories for James Blackmon Jr, but the city probably does. The former Bishop Luers and Indiana guard returned to Fort Wayne on Saturday but the Mad Ants beat the 87ers, 127-115. Blackmon ...Blackmon 'learning a lot' in prosFort Wayne Journal Gazette (blog)all 6 news articles »

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  • FWPD searching for suspect after armed robbery at Apple Glen WalmartFWPD searching for suspect after armed robbery at Apple Glen Walmart

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne police are looking for a man who held up the Apple Glen Walmart Saturday night. Police were called to the store, 1710 Apple Glen Boulevard, for a reported armed robbery around 6:15 p.m. FWPD Spokesman Officer Jason Anthony said a man walked into the store, approached the Money Center, and demanded cash. Anthony said the suspect pulled out a handgun during the robbery. The suspect is described as a white man between 5 feet 5 inches and 5 feet 7 inches tall. Anthony said the man was wearing a dark-colored hoodie and jeans, and also had on a fake beard and mustache. Anthony said after the store the man ran away and possible drove off in a Jeep Wrangler or similar type vehicle. Anthony said detectives are reviewing surveillance video from nearby stores to gather more information about the vehicle. No injuries were reported. The incident is under investigation.       jQuery(function( $ ){ map = new google.maps.Map( document.getElementById( "lin-map-0" ), { center: new google.maps.LatLng( 41.0697876, -85.2026864 ), zoom: parseFloat( 11 ), mapTypeControlOptions: { style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU } }); marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: new google.maps.LatLng( 41.0697876, -85.2026864 ), }); marker.setMap( map ); });

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  • Community helps Marine, wife with premature babyCommunity helps Marine, wife with premature baby

    ALBION, Ind. (WANE) Veterans helped out one of their own who is caring for a premature daughter. Mom Ashley Stevens holds daughter Alayah at a fundraiser Saturday. Born in October, Alayah Boyer arrived at 25 weeks old, weighing 2 lbs. “You never know if she’s going to make it,” Ashley Stevens said about her little daughter. Alayah breathes with the help of an oxygen tank. She went through a laser eye operation just days ago. Another could be needed. “She has taken everything in stride for sure,” father Dennis Boyer said. “She is a strong one.” Her father fights a different battle. He’s a Marine and was in Guatemala when Ashley began having complications. He become a reserve and moved to South Bend to be with the family who needed him. “That was an amazing thing, and I’m very grateful for that,” Boyer said. Another fundraiser is set for January. The legion post is still looking for sponsors and donations. Fellow veterans gathered at the American Legion post in Albion Saturday, to raise money to help the young family. “You have a fella who’s serving and is that far away from his family,” Director of Post 246 Legion Riders Chris Gonzalez added.  “They can’t be with him. He can’t be here. It’s the least we could do.” “That is what’s good about living in a small town,” Stevens reacted. “Everybody comes together then it’s a time of need.” While the newly married couple were presented with several checks Saturday, more steps are ahead with Alayah’s journey. The couple is also looking for a home to settle into. If you would like to help, contact the Albion American Legion at 410 E Park Dr, Albion, IN 46701. The phone number is (260) 636-2226.

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  • Fort Wayne beats UIC 67-51 (Nov 18, 2017) - FOXSports.comFort Wayne beats UIC 67-51 (Nov 18, 2017) - FOXSports.com

    Fort Wayne beats UIC 67-51 (Nov 18, 2017)FOXSports.comCHICAGO (AP) Bryson Scott had 14 of his 19 points in the final 6:20 and Fort Wayne pulled away from UIC for a 67-51 win on Saturday. Kason Harrell added 11 points and John Konchar had 16 rebounds and five steals to go with six points. The Mastodons ...and more »

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  • 2 Fort Wayne teens hurt in ORV crash southwest of Warsaw - WANE2 Fort Wayne teens hurt in ORV crash southwest of Warsaw - WANE

    WANE2 Fort Wayne teens hurt in ORV crash southwest of WarsawWANEMENTONE, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle crash that injured two Fort Wayne teenagers in Kosciusko County, southwest of Warsaw. The crash happened around 7 p.m. Friday near 6005 West Shilling Road, ...

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  • F4F Fantasy of Lights 5K postponed to SundayF4F Fantasy of Lights 5K postponed to Sunday

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE – The Fantasy of Lights 5K has been postponed to Sunday due to flooding at Franke Park. Fort 4 Fitness organizers said the Saturday’s packet pick-up is canceled. Sunday’s schedule will be as follows: 5K 6:30 p.m. wave at 5 p.m. 2K Family Walk (original schedule) at 6:30 p.m. 5K 8 p.m. wave at 8 p.m. Sunday packet pick-up will be from 1 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Franke Park Pavilion #1. Organizers said Franke Park has standing water in some places nearly 10 inches deep. Monitoring of the floodwater and weather conditions is ongoing. Organizers said they will continue to evaluate the race course and will make every effort to hold the event Sunday evening.  

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  • Flash flooding temporarily closes some city roadsFlash flooding temporarily closes some city roads

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Flash flooding from Saturday’s heavy rain has closed some roads through Fort Wayne. City Utilities Spokesman Frank Suarez said no homes along city rivers are in danger of flooding. Crews are monitoring water levels and potential flooding issues. Earlier Saturday, Suarez said more than 40 streets were temporarily closed due to high water. As of 9 p.m. Saturday, the list had shrunk to five streets. Motorists should not attempt to drive through floodwaters. The city is also asking residents to make sure storm drains are not clogged with leaves and other debris. A list of streets with high water, provided by the city, is as follows: 2700 block of Fairfield Avenue Lindenwood Avenue north of West Jefferson Boulevard, near the railroad viaduct Osage and Burgess Streets at the railroad viaduct Taylor Street between Freeman and Fillmore 2300 block of West Washington Center Road As water recedes and the roads are safe to pass, city crews will remove road closed signs

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  • 32nd annual Festival of Gingerbread kicks-off32nd annual Festival of Gingerbread kicks-off

    Festival of Gingerbread 2017 Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread Festival of Gingerbread FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) -Saturday kicked off the 32nd annual Festival of Gingerbread hosted by the History Center. Visitors to the museum can enjoy a vast display of edible creations by locals artists that are judged by community members including Newschannel 15’s Terra Brantley. The festival also includes special weekend programs that run through December. On Lighting Night, November 22, visitors can get a sneak peek at the gingerbread creations from 3 to 9 pm. Admission is only $3 per person at the door. Santa will also be present on Lighting Night. Admission is $6 for adults ages 18-64, $4 for seniors ages 65+ and youth ages 3-17, and free to children age 2 and under. History Center members also receive free admission. There is no extra charge for special activities or events unless indicated. Admission also includes the opportunity to visit the entire museum. Hours during the Festival of Gingerbread are Monday through Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; Friday and Saturday 9 am to 8 pm; and Sunday Noon to 5 pm. The History Center will be closed Thanksgiving Day. The Gingerbread festival runs through December 10. The list of Festival of Gingerbread Weekend Events are below: Saturday, November 25 ● 1-4 pm Handprint Reindeer Puppet $1 plus regular museum admission Sunday, November 26 ● 1-4 pm Legend of the Gingerbread Ornament $1 plus regular museum admission Saturday, December 2 ● 1-4 pm Visit Santa Claus this afternoon at the History Center Sunday, December 3 ● 1-4 pm Storytelling presented by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana Saturday, December 9 ● 8:30 am Gingerbread Pursuit, for more information or to register, go to veepraces.com Saturday, December 9 ● 1-4 pm “Science of Sugary Structures” Presented by Science Central. Create your own sturdy (or not so sturdy) edible structure. $3 plus regular museum admission. Sunday, December 10● 1-4 pm Cookie Decorating Party Decorate gingerbread cookies! $1 each, plus regular museum admission

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  • 2 Fort Wayne teens hurt in ORV crash southwest of Warsaw2 Fort Wayne teens hurt in ORV crash southwest of Warsaw

    MENTONE, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating an off-road vehicle crash that injured two Fort Wayne teenagers in Kosciusko County, southwest of Warsaw. The crash happened around 7 p.m. Friday near 6005 West Shilling Road, according to a DNR statement released Saturday. A 15-year-old boy was operating the ORV on private property when a 16-year-old boy as a passenger. The driver lost control on an embankment near a pond. The ORV rolled, went into the pond, and underwater. DNR officials said both boys were thrown into the water. The property owner, 50-year-old Cary Groninger, called 911 and then jumped into the water to help the boys. The driver of the ORV was able to swim to safety but the passenger never resurfaced. DNR officials said Groninger searched the water near where the ORV entered the pond and was able to locate the passenger. Paramedics performed life-saving techniques on the passenger who was taken to a hospital and then eventually air-lifted to a Fort Wayne hospital. The boy’s condition is not known. The driver of the ORV suffered minor injuries. DNR officials neither boy was wearing a helmet, but appeared to have a safety harness. jQuery(function( $ ){ map = new google.maps.Map( document.getElementById( "lin-map-1" ), { center: new google.maps.LatLng( 41.18297, -85.957333 ), zoom: parseFloat( 11 ), mapTypeControlOptions: { style: google.maps.MapTypeControlStyle.DROPDOWN_MENU } }); marker = new google.maps.Marker({ position: new google.maps.LatLng( 41.18297, -85.957333 ), }); marker.setMap( map ); });

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  • Commissioners OK loan deal for boutique hotelCommissioners OK loan deal for boutique hotel

    The Allen County commissioners on Friday unanimously approved a $2 million loan agreement with the Allen County Redevelopment Commission for the planned downtown boutique hotel.

    Fort Wayne News / 14 h. 52 min. ago
  • Christmas in the Park returns for holiday seasonChristmas in the Park returns for holiday season

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Next weekend families can enjoy horse drawn wagon rides, a youth theater, a petting zoo and more at Christmas in the Park. Plus, people can send notes and gifts to veterans and children overseas. Judi Hapke with Christmas in the Park joined First News for more on what else is new this year. Christmas in the Park is Saturday, November 25 and Sunday November 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s at Franke Park. Delight in a horse-drawn wagon ride 25th 10 a.m. to 2 p.m and the 26th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Experience “The Christmas Journey” featuring “Fire & Light” (formerly “Audience of One”) youth theater troupe re-enactments and interacting with visitors. The walk includes a stop at the nativity- complete with live donkeys and sheep. There is also a special way to honor veterans. You can write a note to a veteran that will be delivered by a chaplain. Also, view the tree decorated by Choice Designs to be delivered to the VA Northern Indiana Medical Center on Lake Avenue after Christmas in the Park. Also this year, encourage local firefighters through writing a note to be included with a gift. Contribute toward the postage to handpick a hand crafted little dress and write a note to send to a little girl somewhere in need around the world through Little Dresses for Africa. You can partake in making crafts and playing games in the Animal Grams Petting Zoo-inside the activity tent. Watch the creation of animal balloons in main pavilion with opportunity to choose one to take home. There will be a balloon nativity formed by Big Blast Balloon Ministries who will be providing a half hour stage presentation on Saturday, November 25th at 2 p.m. and again Sunday at 12:30 p.m. as well as forming individual balloon figures for the children to take home. They will also have an entry in the Embassy Festival of Trees. You can see trees from past years too. Click here for more.

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  • School collects 7,833 pairs of socks during a oeSocktoberaSchool collects 7,833 pairs of socks during a oeSocktobera

    Students at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and School collected 7,833 pairs of socks to be donated to the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission FORT WAYNE, Ind. An assembly took place Friday afternoon at St. Peter's Lutheran Church and School to celebrate the collection of 7,833 pairs of socks for the Fort Wayne Rescue Mission.

    Fort Wayne News / 19 h. 29 min. ago
  • Blue Jacket prepares for biggest ‘Fantasy of Lights’ everBlue Jacket prepares for biggest ‘Fantasy of Lights’ ever

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Organizers and clients at Blue Jacket are gearing up for the 23rd Annual Fantasy of Lights holiday display at Franke Park, but this year is the biggest yet. For years the light display has allowed families to kick off the Christmas season and carry on fun traditions. This year, Blue Jacket is expanding the display to the Foellinger Theatre parking lot for a total of two miles of Christmas lights. The historic light display will feature 13 new display scenes and a new concession area with hot cocoa and free popcorn. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will also be making a few schedule visits to the concession area. Organizers said it’s a fun event for all, but it goes beyond just holiday cheer. The event also helps provide meaningful employment to Blue Jacket’s clients. Since 2015, Blue Jacket pays its clients to begin setting up the 375 individual light displays in October. The Fantasy of Lights opens to the public Tuesday at 6 p.m. and will remain open through December 31. Admission for personal vehicles costs $10, commercial vans cost $20, and buses and trolleys cost $40. There will also be two “Pay What You Want” evenings for people who cannot afford the full price of admission, or would like to donate more to the cause. All proceeds benefit Blue Jacket Programs. Organizers expect close to 100,000 visitors this year. In an effort to alleviate traffic congestion, Blue Jacket is relocating the gate area further into the park allowing visitors to view lights while waiting to enter the display off of Sherman Boulevard and other surrounding streets. Organizers also added a second exit from the park onto Goshen Road. You can find more information here.

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  • The wise callMayor Tom Henry looked at the hard numbers in a...The wise callMayor Tom Henry looked at the hard numbers in a...

    Mayor Tom Henry looked at the hard numbers in a consultant's report before announcing Thursday he won't pursue a downtown event center.

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  • Powerball: Lowell goes back to its roots to grind out semistate victory - Chicago TribunePowerball: Lowell goes back to its roots to grind out semistate victory - Chicago Tribune

    Chicago TribunePowerball: Lowell goes back to its roots to grind out semistate victoryChicago TribuneReverting back to its power football roots, Lowell pounded out a 21-7 victory over Fort Wayne Dwenger in the Class 4A semistate at windswept Homestead. The victory sends the Red Devils (14-0) to the state championship game against East Central at 2:30 ...Lowell's senior class wins one for Coachnwitimes.com11/17 Extended Highlights and Interviews: Bishop Dwenger vs. LowellWANEall 7 news articles »

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  • Electric Works hosts first public event since closing on GE campusElectric Works hosts first public event since closing on GE campus

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) –  Developers closed on the old GE campus in September. With redevelopment, it will be called Electric Works. Just two short months later developers and community leaders hosted hundreds at a block party. It’s the site’s first public event. New life is starting to take shape at Electric Works. At the block party the future name of the campus was illuminated on one of the buildings. “Gives me goosebumps,” Greater Fort Wayne Inc. CEO Eric Doden said. The block party was part of the Christmas on Broadway festivities. Food, drinks and recreation were available to party-goers. That’s a small glimpse of the amenities that will soon call the 31-acre campus home. “We’re full force in furthering design and development here through the first quarter, and at the end of the second quarter in 2018, in July, is when we actually plan to start construction and the redevelopment of the project,” RTM Ventures Partner Kevan Biggs said. “I just liked that people came out here to have fun,” Jaylan Hall said. It’s fun for some, and for others the site is part of their blood. “[My husband’s] dad used to work here a long time ago,” Melody Hall said. “It’s got a rich history in the city,” Shawn Hall said. “I think what’s so interesting about this property is the cool, old, edgy character that you can’t get with new construction,” Biggs said. The Hall family, a GE family, approves. “I think it’s awesome. it’s great,” Shawn Hall said. “I’ve never been more excited to be a Fort Wayne resident than right now,” Doden said. The illuminated Electric Works sign was only for the block party. We will have to wait a while longer for a sign to be permanently displayed.

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  • Local superintendents weigh in on tougher HS graduation requirementsLocal superintendents weigh in on tougher HS graduation requirements

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Indiana high school students may need to do more work to graduate. That’s why more than 130 Hoosier superintendents, educators, and local leaders met in Fort Wayne Friday to figure out what they’re going to do about that proposition. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Jennifer McCormick led the discussion at Homestead High School along with State Board of Education members Dr. Steve Yager and Cari Whicker. The Graduation Pathways Panel, a 14-person panel with only two practitioners from traditional K-12 public schools, was established as a result of House Enrolled Act 1003 and was tasked “to establish graduation pathway recommendations that create an educated and talented workforce able not just to meet the needs of business and higher education, but able to succeed in all post-secondary endeavors.” The panel recommended three graduation “pathways” for students to the state board, each having associated pathway options. First, they’ll have to get their high school diploma. Secondly, they’ll need to participate in a learning experience that demonstrates their employability. Thirdly, they’ll have to take the SAT, ACT, or a comparable benchmark that shows they’re ready for life after high school, or what the panel calls postsecondary-ready competencies. Fort Wayne Community Schools Superintendent Wendy Robinson believes these standards will leave behind struggling students and cause graduation rates to drop. “None of us are trying to shy away from making sure that all of our kids are educated to the highest possible standard, but we believe that this system that they’re trying to put in place causes more confusion and puts more of our children at risk of not being able to receive the quality education that we want them to,” she said. She said she and her FWCS colleagues will meet internally to think of constructive suggestions and solutions. “I think the concept of pathways and having options for student to graduate makes all the sense in the world,” she continued. “This is so complicated at this point that I can’t even describe how kids would make it through the pathways. More than that they are not in any kind of detailed form, plans of how we make sure that every single child makes it through and that’s my objection at this point.” The panel’s diploma pathway says students would have to meet the statutorily defined diploma credit and curricular requirements. To demonstrate that they’ve learned employability skills, they must engage in a project-based, service-based, or work-based learning experience through a locally developed program. To fulfill the postsecondary-ready competency requirement, students must complete at least one of the following: honors diploma; ACT; SAT; ASVAB; state- and industry-recognized credential or certification, state-, federal-, or industry-recognized apprenticeship; career-technical education concentrator; AP/IB/dual credit/Cambridge International course or CLEP exams. For each of these options, the panel has given benchmarks that must be reached to satisfy the pathway. The recommendations also propose three graduation pathway requirements, all of which must be met by students beginning with the graduation class of 2023. State Superintendent Jennifer McCormick says she’s listening closely to educators and is not shying away from their concerns, which include implementation, tracking, cost and impact on struggling learners. “I think people have a lot of concerns,” she said. “Concepts are good per se, but there are a lot of concerns on how this would work and even if it’s going to move the needle. So I just think there are just a lot of true hesitations out there regarding some of the constraints, but again everybody is willing to improve. Everybody understands rigor, the work force and the higher-ed demands. We are not scared of that. We’re not shying away from it.” The panel’s changes were introduced to the draft proposal less than a day before the panel voted to send it to the state Board of Education. While parts of the plan had been available for public comment for weeks, few schools, teachers, or families have been able to give input about the exam requirement change. The State Board of Education is expected to vote on the plan December 6. The Indiana General Assembly would then codify the plan in the 2018 session.

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  • Commissioners contribute money, land to hotel projectCommissioners contribute money, land to hotel project

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Allen County commissioners pledged $2 million and a portion of a downtown parking lot to the boutique hotel project. “It really affords us the opportunity to show the public that we are economic development partners,” Commissioner Therese Brown explained. The commissioners approved the contributions Friday morning. “All told, it was a picture with participating in,”  Commissioner Nelson Peters said. The county owns a portion of the parking lot at Harrison Street and Main Street where the hotel is set to be built. The commissioners approved the use of that space for the project. The money is set to come from the county’s economic development income tax fund, which has a provision to be returned in full by 2028. “I think the returns are going to be significant for this community and we’re going to end up with a project that is going to be pretty unique and pretty neat,” Peters added. That “neat project” is spearheaded by Vera Bradley’s Barbara Baekgaard. “I want it to feel like Fort Wayne and feel like Indiana,” Baekgaard said at a press conference announcing the project. “I don’t want it to be you don’t know what city you’re in.” She also invested a large amount of her own money. “Basically whatever Barb has touched in this community has turned to gold. It was a very very easy decision to fall in line and try and help with that project,” Peters said. “She truly loves Fort Wayne. She loves the region and wants to leave a legacy. We feel that that’s an appropriate thing for us to partner with too,” Brown added.

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  • 11-month drug investigation nets 4 arrests in Defiance Co.11-month drug investigation nets 4 arrests in Defiance Co.

    DEFIANCE, Ohio (WANE) – Four people were arrested in Defiance County Friday on multiple-drug related charges after an 11-month investigation involving the distribution of cocaine and methamphetamines, according to the Multi-Area Narcotics Task Force. In a statement, police released the names of four people facing intial charges after a search warrant was executed in Defiance on Friday. Police said Juan Montez, Jr., 22, Defiance, was found in possession of 56 grams of cocaine. He was charged with felony possession of cocaine. 34-year-old Valentino R. Urbina of Defiance was found in possession of 506 grams of cocaine. He was charged with felony possession of cocaine. During a traffic stop on Oct. 17, police arrested Theodore L. Berner, 51, Defiance, on multiple charges. Investigators said Berner was found in possession of cocaine, hydrocodone, and methamphetamine. Police also found a loaded firearm in the vehicle. Police said Berner is believed to have destroyed evidence on his cell phone. Berner was also involved in Friday’s incident and found in possession of 94 grams of cocaine. Berner is facing charges of felony possession of cocaine, two counts of aggravated possesson of drugs, tampering with evidence, and improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle. Police also arrested Rodolfo J. Garay, 35, Dallas, Texas, for felony possession of cocaine. Investigators said Garay delieved approximately 896 grams of cocaine to a home in Defiance County. A task force statement said during Friday’s search they discovered a half-pound of marijuana and a large amount of cash. Police confiscated three vehicles. Police have not said when the search occurred Friday or given an address where it took place. Additional charges are expected. The investigation is ongoing.  

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  • ELD Mandate causing controversy among truck driversELD Mandate causing controversy among truck drivers

    GAS CITY, Ind. (WANE) – A new device designed to keep track of truck drivers is causing controversy. The Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate goes into effect for the trucking industry Dec. 18. The idea is to keep truckers from making false logs by tracking how long they have been driving by using the device instead of paper logs. There is concern that drivers stay behind the wheel longer in order to keep freight schedules on time or they work extra hours to make up for lost time. Truck drivers, by law, can drive up to 11 hours during a period of 14 consecutive hours. Then they are required to be off duty for at least 10 hours. John Allen sat in his first truck when he was in diapers. Allen comes from a family where many generations drove trucks for a living. “Trucking has always been in our family,” he said. “I mean I have uncles, cousins… everybody, we drive trucks. It’s in our blood.” For years, Allen has logged his hours by hand but next month it will be done automatically by an electronic device. Since truckers are only allowed to be on the road a certain number of hours, this could mean Allen and other truckers will not be able to get their destinations on time, or they could lose money trying. Allen said the mandate won’t only hurt truckers, it could also hurt consumers by driving up the cost of of transporting goods. It is such a concern, Allen and others went to Washington to lobby for change and pressure President Trump to sign an executive order to stop it. “I hope they understood what we were staying,” said Allen. “I hope they took this mandate to heart.” Allen said there are some exceptions to the mandate. Truck models built in 1999 or earlier are not required to have ELDs and truck drivers that travel within 100 mile radius are exempt. Newschannel 15 contacted our local lawmakers. A spokesperson for Senator Todd Young said he has spoken with Hoosiers in the logistics industry about the pending Electronic Logging Device Mandate and will continue to relay their comments to the Administration to ensure Hoosier voices are heard in Washington. A spokesman for Senator Joe Donnelly said the senator is aware of the Electronic Logging Device requirement and believes that the safety of Hoosier families and drivers on the road is an essential component of the efficient transportation system that keeps our economy moving. Congressman Jim Banks issued the following statement: :   “Indiana truckers are a vital component in the Hoosier economy. We need to reduce burdens on truck drivers, not increase them. I am aware of concerns by those in the independent trucking community about the ELD mandate, and that is why I support delaying its implementation for two years. This will give the Trump administration time to review this Obama-era rule and ensure it does not burden independent truck owners and small businesses at the expense of larger trucking companies.” Take Our Poll (function(d,c,j){if(!d.getElementById(j)){var pd=d.createElement(c),s;pd.id=j;pd.src='http://s1.wp.com/wp-content/mu-plugins/shortcodes/js/polldaddy-shortcode.js';s=d.getElementsByTagName(c)[0];s.parentNode.insertBefore(pd,s);} else if(typeof jQuery !=='undefined')jQuery(d.body).trigger('pd-script-load');}(document,'script','pd-polldaddy-loader'));

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  • Kelley Automotive Group buys Tomkinson BMWKelley Automotive Group buys Tomkinson BMW

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)- Tom Kelley, President of Kelley Automotive Group, announced his company’s plans to acquire Tomkinson BMW on Monday. According to Rick Tomkinson, the timing was right—and Kelley Automotive was the right partner. The new purchase will grow Kelley Automotive to more than 600 employees. Kelley says that little will change for those who have gotten to know Tomkinson BMW, but the dealership will have a new name: BMW of Fort Wayne. Tomkinson BMW was founded by Rick Tomkinson in 1979.

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  • Stretch of Coliseum to be closed late Saturday into SundayStretch of Coliseum to be closed late Saturday into Sunday

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. On Saturday evening beginning after 11:00 pm, eastbound lanes of Coliseum Boulevard will be closed to through traffic between Anthony Boulevard and Crescent Avenue.

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  • Alley improvements coming in Fort Wayne neighborhoods - News SentinelAlley improvements coming in Fort Wayne neighborhoods - News Sentinel

    News SentinelAlley improvements coming in Fort Wayne neighborhoodsNews SentinelThe 0.13 percent adjustment in the local income tax will generate $8.7 million per year to add new sidewalks to address areas of Fort Wayne Community Schools that lack sidewalks, improve alleys and move forward with phases two and three of riverfront ...Pursuit of New Fort Wayne Arena on HoldArena DigestMan shot by police dies after medical emergency in jailwlfi.comall 8 news articles »

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  • Groups from Fort Wayne, Huntington heading to Father Solanus Casey beatification Saturday in Detroit - News SentinelGroups from Fort Wayne, Huntington heading to Father Solanus Casey beatification Saturday in Detroit - News Sentinel

    News SentinelGroups from Fort Wayne, Huntington heading to Father Solanus Casey beatification Saturday in DetroitNews Sentinel“I wouldn't miss it,” said Alex Fiato of Fort Wayne, like Scher a local proponent of sainthood for Casey, who served from 1946-1956 at what was then St. Felix Friary in Huntington. A number of staff members of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South ...and more »

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  • Bishop Dwenger hockey beats Leo, takes first place in high school standingsBishop Dwenger hockey beats Leo, takes first place in high school standings

    Bishop Dwenger moved into first place in the Fort Wayne Amateur Hockey Association high school standings, as the Saints Beat Leo 5-3.

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  • Visually impaired acapella group won't be left in darkVisually impaired acapella group won't be left in dark

    Joan Thomas' fingers glide along pages of Braille as she sings. The same for Rich Poncin, who has his dog, Ginger, lying near his feet.

    Fort Wayne News / 1 d. 18 h. 58 min. ago
  • PERFORMANCE VIDEOS: Fort Wayne native Addison Agen's ... - News SentinelPERFORMANCE VIDEOS: Fort Wayne native Addison Agen's ... - News Sentinel

    News SentinelPERFORMANCE VIDEOS: Fort Wayne native Addison Agen's ...News SentinelConcordia Lutheran High School junior 16-year-old Addison Agen has manuevered her way through the competition of NBC's hit singing competition “The ...and more »

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  • a oeNanaa serves up encouragement to Dwenger Football Teama oeNanaa serves up encouragement to Dwenger Football Team

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. To most, she's Diane Winkeljohn, but to the Dwenger High School Football Team, she's Nana.

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