Social media is designed to connect people, but it also makes it easier for predators to connect with their next victim.
NewsChannel 15 is hosting a panel discussion on the problem of human trafficking in Fort Wayne and northeast Indiana on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
Why did you keep letting it happen? Why didn’t you just leave? Why didn’t you call the police? All questions survivors of human trafficking are asked all too often.
Part 2 of 15 Finds Out’s investigation, Hidden Predators, airs tonight at 6 p.m. on WANE-TV.
It’s considered modern-day slavery; forcing people to work in labor services or the sex trade against their will through physical force or manipulation and coercion.
In the NewsChannel 15 special series Hidden Predators, 15 Finds Out uncovers the prevalence of human sex trafficking in northeast Indiana.
There are two bills filed in the Indiana statehouse this session that deal with baby boxes, but neither would change the Safe Haven law.
The number of Operating While Intoxicated arrests the Fort Wayne Police Department made last year is down 50 percent from ten years ago. That drop is double the national decline.
The FWFD will receive funding from TRAA to offset the investments made by the City of Fort Wayne that will result in a firefighter paramedic or advanced EMT on every fire engine.
Scammers can find people’s personal information more easily than you’d think, but the BBB said there are some easy ways to protect yourself from identity theft.
The Better Business Bureau is warning against a foreign website that links people’s personal information to a vehicle’s VIN.
People will be able to download an app to their phone to sign up for the alerts, but, the system can also send notifications to all phones in a specified area.
Allen County’s alert system for a few months would be used for all kinds of alerts like weather emergencies or traffic hazards, but it could also help get the word out to the public about an abducted child faster than the Amber Alert process.
Allen County’s Amber Alert did not have a push notification sent to cell phones, but three other Amber Alerts within a week all did. 15 Finds Out discovered one of those pushes was sent because of a change in philosophy.
15 Finds Out’s investigation on the process of getting an Amber Alert approved discovered police disagree on whether or not it needs to be changed.
When a text message blast was sent for an Amber Alert Tuesday but not for the one on Monday, 15 Finds Out went to the Indiana State Police for answers.
15 Finds Out has confirmed Sports and Spirits Bar and Grill is now closed. An attorney for the owners said the liquor license was placed in escrow with the state Tuesday morning.
A Papa John’s delivery driver was fired for inappropriately texting customers after he dropped off their pizzas.
The individuals, all 19, have been charged with criminal recklessness. It’s not clear who fired the shot that killed the 17-year-old.
Police hope more people keep giving them information in crimes after witness tips lead to three quick homicide arrests.