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Indiana man gets life in killing of girlfriend, 3 kids

Aug. 05, 2022 16:55 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her three young children was sentenced Friday to four life sentences without the possibility of parole. The sentence imposed by Allen County Superior Court Judge Fran Gull came about three months after a...

Coroner: Cause of Indiana fire that killed 4 kids unknown

Jul. 21, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An April fire that killed four children when it swept a mobile home in northeastern Indiana began in or near a recliner, but investigators have been unable to determine what sparked the blaze, a coroner's office said. The Allen County Coroner’s Office said...

Fort Wayne man admits reduced charge in boy's beating death

Jul. 18, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man pleaded guilty Monday to a reduced charge in the death of his girlfriend’s toddler son, who authorities said was battered so badly it ripped his heart in half. Twenty-eight-year-old Shaquille Rowe pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter...

Woman pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2nd woman's murder

Jul. 08, 2022 20:32 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A woman accused of fatally shooting another woman last year pleaded guilty but mentally ill to a charge of murder on Friday. Valerie Rose Hardiek, 23, entered the plea in the June 20, 2021, shooting death of Shelby Vonholdt at a home in Fort Wayne. ...

Thousands without power after storms, deluge hits NE Indiana

Jul. 06, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Thousands of homes and businesses were in the dark Wednesday in northeastern Indiana after waves of storms damaged trees and power lines while swamping some areas with 9 inches of rainfall. Crews were working Wednesday to restore power to about 14,500...

Indiana boy, man killed in separate weekend fireworks blasts

Jul. 06, 2022 11:14 AM EDT

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy and a man died over the Fourth of July holiday weekend after being injured by fireworks in separate Indiana incidents, authorities said. The boy, Camrynn Ray McMichael of Mount Vernon, died Sunday night from a head injury he suffered in...

Motorcycle hits car in northeastern Indiana; 4 hurt

Jun. 25, 2022 12:11 PM EDT

GARRETT, Ind. (AP) — Four people have been hurt after a motorcycle collided with a car in northeastern Indiana. The 37-year-old motorcycle operator was speeding Friday when he crossed the centerline of a road in Garrett and struck the car, WANE-TV reported Saturday. ...

Coroner: Former Purdue star Caleb Swanigan dies at 25

Jun. 21, 2022 14:57 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Former Purdue basketball star Caleb Swanigan has died at 25. The Allen County Coroner's office confirmed Tuesday that Swanigan died Monday of natural causes at Lutheran Hospital in Fort Wayne, Indiana. A private doctor will be handling his...

Coroner: Fort Wayne woman died from severe wind storm cut

Jun. 16, 2022 17:21 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An 89-year-old Fort Wayne woman died from a severe laceration she suffered from shattered glass during a wind storm, the Allen County Coroner’s Office said Thursday. Janet Howell was at her home during the storm that passed through Fort Wayne on Monday...

Milwaukee search finds body of boy swept away after storm

Jun. 14, 2022 16:59 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Searchers on Tuesday found the body of a 10-year-old boy who was swept away in a Milwaukee drainage ditch following severe thunderstorms that brought heavy rain and damaging winds to a wide swath of the Midwest and parts of the South. The boy's body was found...