Linda Jackson honored with statewide judges association award

The Indiana Judges Association on Thursday presented anchor Linda Jackson with the 2018 award for Excellence in Public Information and Education.

Congressman Jim Banks opioid roundtable happening Monday

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC)-  Congressman Jim Banks is hoping to move forward in the fight against the opoid crisis. He will be joined by 5th District Congressman Susan Brooks to host a roundtable discussion focusing on how the opoid crisis is affecting Indiana. Judge Wendy Davis will join the discussion along with community leaders, health care, and law enforcement officials.  Fort Wayne’s NBC will be there to bring you coverage of the event. 

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Opioid Alternative: A closer look at stem cell therapy

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — If you’ve ever dealt with pain – serious, long lasting pain – you likely already know some of the traditional ways it’s treated. Often, it includes powerful opioid and as we’ve shown you here on Fort Wayne’s NBC, for many – those drugs can get you "hooked." Now Fort Wayne’s NBC takes a close look at a fairly new alternative for treating pain.  It’s called stem cell therapy and unlike the alternatives – the pain medications that can be highly a…

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Free community event aims to help those battling addiction

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — A special event taking place Tuesday night will highlight the drug addiction and opioid epidemic sweeping the country as well as resources for those struggling.  LIFE Reclaimed is a free community event that will be held Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Sweetwater Performance Theatre. 

LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department offers tips to avoid becoming a victim of car theft

LAGRANGE COUNTY, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – The LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department is hoping you’ll lock your car and take your keys with you as a way to combat a trend of thefts from cars.  LaGrange County Sheriff’s Department Detective Juan Arroyo walks citizens through a tongue-and-cheek tutorial on how to avoid being targeted.  It’s an easy and simple technique: lock your doors.  Last year, Indiana State Police public information officer John Perrine posted …

Henry Underwood arrested, charged with murder in death of North Side coach

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — The man police say is responsible for the shooting death of a North Side High School coach is now facing a murder charge.  Henry Underwood is now in custody and charged in the murder of Terrance Miles who was gunned down in the 900 block of Francis Street outside the East Central Towers on May 19, 2017.  READ MORE: Man linked to shooting death of North Side coach pleads guilty to lesser charges This comes just days after Jaevin …

Missing Bluffton man reported missing, Silver Alert declared

BLUFFTON, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) – A 65-year-old Bluffton man is missing and is believed to be in extreme danger.  The Indiana State Police have issued a silver alert for Danny Clint Byerly.  He stands about 5’5" tall, weighs about 165 pounds, and has gray hair and blue eyes.   He was last seen wearing polo shirt and jeans/khaki pants.  He was last seen Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at 6:00 pm in Bluffton, Indiana and is believed to be in extreme da…

Hooked: Series Special

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) — The opioid epidemic is a growing problem not only around the country, but right here in the Fort. Fort Wayne’s NBC dove into the issue in May with the series "Hooked: The Opioid Epidemic Hits Home".   Tuesday we continued our coverage with a half-hour special featuring those battling on the front lines to save lives as well as those facing the personal battle of addiction.

Hooked: Shattering the Stigma

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) —  A report, half a year in the making made public today.  The Lutheran Health Foundation and the IPFW Community Research Institute teaming up for the year long research on the opioid crisis in Fort Wayne and Allen County. Fort Wayne’s NBC sat down with Lutheran Foundation CEO Marcia Haaff and Purdue University Fort Wayne Community Research Director Rachel Blakeman who helped us understand their findings and look ahead to possible soluti…

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