1 in 6 of the 18,500 runaways reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in 2016 were likely victims of sex trafficking.

Sex trafficking ‘fastest-growing’ crime in Fort Wayne

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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.

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Human trafficking: It’s happening here and it’s happening now

In the NewsChannel 15 special series Hidden Predators, 15 Finds Out uncovers the prevalence of human sex trafficking in northeast Indiana.

This baby box is in the Woodburn fire station.

New Ohio law adds “baby box” language

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There are two bills filed in the Indiana statehouse this session that deal with baby boxes, but neither would change the Safe Haven law.

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Fort Wayne OWI arrests cut in half in last decade

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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 push notification for the Hammond Amber Alert was sent even though there was no suspect vehicle license plate information.

Frequent Amber Alerts prompt change in push alert philosophy

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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.

Three men have been arrested in connection to the Alonna Allison case.

FWPD: 3 arrested in connection to Alonna Allison case

The individuals, all 19, have been charged with criminal recklessness. It’s not clear who fired the shot that killed the 17-year-old.