FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - The Indiana State Police provided the following safety tips to be mindful of this Halloween:
- Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
- Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child's vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.
- Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
- Make sure older children trick-or-treat with friends. Together, map out a safe route so parents know where they will be.
- Instruct children to stop only at familiar homes where the outside lights are on.
- Encourage children to trick-or-treat while it's still light out. If children are out after dark, make sure they have flashlights and travel on well lighted streets.
- Remind children not to enter the homes or cars of strangers.
- Follow your communities trick-or-treating hours.
- Remind children not to eat any of their treats until they get home.
- Check out all treats at home in a well-lighted place.
- Only eat unopened candies and other treats that are in original wrappers. Remember to inspect fruits for anything suspicious.
Police also want to remind families that many schools, hospitals, and churches offer safe alternatives to trick-or-treating.
The Fort Wayne Police Department announced that the official Trick-or-Treat hours for the city of Fort Wayne will be Thursday, October 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.
While an announcement hasn't been officially made, the Fort Wayne Urban League says Garry Hamilton will be the city's next police chief. Hamilton is currently a deputy chief at FWPD and would be the first African-American to hold the chief's position.
Indiana's largest farm organization is holding its annual state convention at the Grand Wayne Center in downtown Fort Wayne on Friday and Saturday.
Outshined by massive jackpots since Powerball doubled the cost of its tickets last year, Mega Millions enacted big changes to inflate its jackpots and lure customers who only play when the pots get huge — and the revamp appears to be working.
Some people from central Indiana's Howard County don't understand how officials could have rejected giving federal aid to help in their rebuilding from damage caused by last month's tornadoes.
A doctor who provides abortions in Fort Wayne is losing his relationship with a local obstetrician and gynecologist who serves as the physician designee if a woman has post-abortion medical issues.
Lutheran Health Network CEO Brian Bauer received the prestigious Sagamore of the Wabash award at a ceremony Thursday afternoon.
Santa abandoned his traditional sleigh and arrived at Lutheran Children's Hospital in a fire truck.
Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control was busy Thursday afternoon responding to complaints of pets outside. Crews respond to every complaint in the hopes of preventing pets from freezing.
U.S. Census data shows that one Fort Wayne neighborhood is among the poorest in the state, and it the poverty rate has a direct correlation the rising crime statistics.
It was something that was never supposed to happen. A veteran who killed a woman in Indianapolis then took his own life was buried with full military honors. Since that day, the victim's family has been advocating against it.
The house fire affected traffic on U.S. 33 just north of Churubusco for over an hour. All lanes were back open less than two hours after the fire was called in.
Police said speed appeared to be a factor in a crash that all the occupants of the car seriously injured.
Three intersections on the north side of the city will have new left-turn signals that with a flashing yellow arrow. The new signals will be activated in January.
A plan is in the works to move Cindy's Diner from its current location in downtown Fort Wayne to another location one block northwest from its current location. The iconic restaurant has been a fixture downtown since 1990.
Former Komets executive, owner, general manager and coach Ken Ullyot passed away Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, at the age of 92.