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U.S. Marshals apprehend Chicago murder suspect in Fort Wayne home

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – U.S. Marshals arrested a Chicago man in connection with the murder of his ex-girlfriend.  Deshawn Johnson, 33, was apprehended at his brother’s Fort Wayne home in the 700 block of Buchanan Street Friday.  Police say he’s the one who shot Shaquita Bennett in the …

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WWII, Korean War veteran celebrates 100th birthday

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The community helped celebrate a milestone birthday for a Fort Wayne WWII and Korean War veteran Friday.  Ralph Reighter will turn 100 years old next month.  A surprise celebration was organized by his primary care team at the Fort Wayne VA along with …

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Superload to move through Northeast Indiana

NORTHEAST INDIANA (Fort Wayne’s NBC) –A heads up before you head out the door this morning. A “super load convoy” will be making its way through Northeast Indiana Friday morning, closing some roads. Parts of US27, US224, State Road 101 and US6 will be closed as the convoy makes its …

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FWPD looking for person of interest in toddler homicide

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Fort Wayne Police are looking for a person of interest in the case of a toddler that was strangled to death earlier this year.  Shane Allen Patton, 30, is considered a person of interest in the death of 2-year-old Jocelyn Dawn Rana Belcher.  She …

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Demonstrations planned on anniversary of Columbine shooting

NORTHEAST INDIANA (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Demonstrations are planned across the country on the anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. April 20th marks the 19th anniversary of the mass shooting at Columbine High School. Many students in the US don’t think things have changed much since that fateful day. Organizers …

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Bomb squad finds odd package to be harmless

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A suspicious package left in front of a Fort Wayne business Thursday morning ended up being harmless.   A business owner in the 900 block of West Coliseum Blvd. called 911 after finding a package wrapped in duct tape around 7:45 a.m. Police say it was …

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Man accused in 2012 murder asks for public defender, speedy trial

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – Six years after a drug deal turned deadly, Fort Wayne Police believe they have the man responsible.  Moises Martinez, 41, is charged with murder and felony murder in the death of Emily Householder back in 2012.  Martinez was already in custody at the Wabash …

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UPDATE: Fatal fiery car crash into apartment ruled suicide

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — The Allen County Coroner has ruled the fatal, fiery car crash into an apartment building on Wednesday a suicide.  One person died Wednesday, April 18, afternoon after repeatedly crashing their van into an apartment building. The call went out just before 3 p.m. to …

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Meet the new red panda at Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo announced they’ve made a new addition to their red panda family.  Justin is a 5-year-old male red panda who came from the Memphis Zoo to be paired with the zoo’s current female, Xiao.  The previous male, Mars, now …

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Fort Wayne’s Christiana Danielle saved on “The Voice” and advances to top 12

HOLLYWOOD, California (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — Fort Wayne’s own Christiana Danielle was saved by coach Alicia Keys on Wednesday night’s live episode of “The Voice” and became the final member of her team to advance to the top 12 contestants who will battle it out on the hit show’s live …

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