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Former star athlete killed in weekend violence

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – He was once a promising football star, but Monday night, Tyon Woods is dead, the victim of the city’s latest homicide. Police say Woods was shot inside a car on Lillie Street on Fort Wayne’s southeast side Saturday night. Investigators say he drove …

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Police chase crosses county lines, lasts more-than one hour

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A police chase Saturday lasted more-than one hour and crossed county lines, ending in a crash. DeKalb County police tell Fort Wayne’s NBC News the suspect led police from DeKalb County to 469, eventually crashing near Minnich and Hoffman Roads, in the southeast …

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Teen shot in DeKalb County Saturday

DEKALB COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – DeKalb County police say a 17-year-old was shot in the back Saturday. According to the DeKalb County Police Department, the victim was riding in the backseat of a car in the area of 6800 County Road 7A, in Garrett, when 19-year-old Blake Purdy …

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US Marshals arrest non-compliant registered sex offender

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A Steuben County man is now in custody after police say he failed to register as a sex or violent offender.  US Marshals arrested Ted Joseph Benhower Friday morning on an active warrant for failing to register.  He was booked into the Steuben County …

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Grant County Police looking for suspect in car smash and grab

GRANT COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Grant County Police need your help finding a suspect accused of breaking into a vehicle and stealing items that were inside.  A tablet and credit cards were taken out of a vehicle in southeastern Grant County on July 9.  The suspect is described as …

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Crooked license plate leads to arrest

ASHLEY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — A routine traffic stop and a crooked license plate led to an arrest Thursday morning.  Damon Miller, 29, is facing a felony operating a vehicle as a habitual offender and a misdemeanor possession of paraphernalia charge.  As officers were checking businesses in the downtown …

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Breaking News: Indiana Amber Alert

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) is investigating the abduction of three children from Indianapolis, IN. Lyle Daniel is a 2 year old black male, 2 feet 7 inches tall, 28 pounds, with black hair, and brown eyes.  It is unknown what he is wearing. Evan Daniel is a 3 year …

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Composite drawings not accurate, but still crucial

The Delphi murder case again made national headlines Monday when investigators released a composite drawing of their main suspect. However, one expert claims the drawing is likely not accurate, but it’s release was still crucial to their investigation. Dominic Lombardo, the Director of Criminal Justice at Indiana Tech, has nearly 20 years of …

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Conservation Officer who brought runaway boat to a halt talks about Saturday’s accident

STEUBEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The latest on a runaway boat on Lake Gage. It’s a story that’s garnered national attention. Police say 20-year-old Dominique Effinger, of Fort Wayne, was behind the wheel when everyone on board was thrown into the water. She was arrested for boating while …

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Doctor arrested in massive fraud bust set for court appearance

A Fort Wayne doctor arrested as part of a nationwide crackdown on healthcare fraud is set to appear in court on Wednesday, but it won’t be in Allen County. Dr. James Ranochak’s hearing has been moved to Hammond, in the northwest corner of the state. Federal agents say he and …

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