DIGGING DEEPER: FWPD officer who shot teen has history of excessive force complaints

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) — More than one week after a Fort Wayne police officer shot a 19-year-old man who police say had a gun tucked into his pants, detectives

ABC21 Digging Deeper: Deadbeat Discount

Deadbeat parents go weeks – even months – without paying a dime. Then right before their court hearing, they offer a small chunk of change and get to walk out of court a free woman or man. We call it the "Deadbeat Discount."

ABC21 Digging Deeper: Parents Who Don’t Pay

Prosecutors and deputies spend a lot of money, time and resources – not on solving and preventing violent crimes – but on collecting child support. In fact, hundreds of millions of dollars in child support is owed to single parents just in northeast Indiana alone – money that law enforcement officials say you ultimately front some of the bill for. 

Digging Deeper: ABC21 appealing order barring broadcast of court testimony

ABC21 announced today that it is appealing a court order preventing the station from broadcasting a trial court recording of a local physician’s sentencing hearing — a recording that is a public record pursuant to state law.

The appellate brief was submitted by attorneys representing the station to the Court of Appeals of Indiana, challenging the April 20 order by Huntington Circuit Court Judge Thomas M. Hakes.

ABC21 Digging Deeper: Indefensible

Imagine you’re accused of a crime, but without the money to hire a lawyer to keep you out of jail, or protect your rights. In that case, you’re likely to wind up with a public defender. But in the state of Indiana, the very officials in charge of making sure the system is in check say public defense is underfunded, public defenders are overworked and there is little to any oversight. 

Staying sunny and cool for now

Staying sunny and cool for now

More of the same is expected for the next several days as a ridge of high pressure settles in to

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Man in critical condition after shooting

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA) – Police are working to learn why a man was shot Tuesday night. The shooting happened

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Ohio looking to cut electric bills with legislation

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Fire department partnering with Fort Wayne UNITED for smoke detector blitz

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Bees make their home outside ABC21 studio

ABC21 is working to help the bee population while teaching people about pollinators.