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South Side High School basketball players, from left, Darshana Nathan, Lakyn Gulley, Lee Anna Washington and Malaia Jackson clean the shelves and kitchen items while volunteeering at the Mustard Seed Furniture Bank on Illinois Road on Monday, their day off from school for Martin Luther King Day.

5 stories of interest to Fort Wayne area readers – Tuesday, Jan. 21

Here are a few of the local stories that will be talked about today.

1. Fort Wayne International Airport passenger traffic increased 5 percent in 2013.

2. Frank Gray comments on his participation in a discrimination exercise where he became a Nigerian immigrant in Fort Wayne.

3. The new TinCaps manager is confident his age will help give him insight into the minds of his players.

4. Damian J. Miller II, the first homicide victim in Allen County, was a talented musician with a tumultuous past.

5. Are you a runner or want to be one? If so, you may want to hear marathon icon, Bart Yasso, speak at the Fort Wayne Track Club this Sunday.