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Saint Francis players Kalah Baer, left, and Skylarr Shurn celebrate their national championship Tuesday night in Sioux City, Iowa, after the Cougars capped an undefeated season by winning the 2014 NAIA Division II women's basketball tournament.

5 things of interest to area readers - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Cathie Rowand - The Journal Gazette
Scott Rhodes, stadium operation assistant at Parkview Field, redistributes the snow in the seating area to help it melt faster Tuesday as workers prepare for the Fort Wayne TinCaps' season opener April 3 at Parkview Field. After a high of 51 Tuesday, temperatures are expected to be near 50 today with rain likely.

A look at some things Fort Wayne area readers will want to know.



70% chance of rain. High in the low 50s. Click here for more details.


  • St. Francis women finish unbeaten, win NAIA Division II basketball championship. Click here for game story.
  • Mad Ants overcome D-Fenders 125-121. Click here for game story.
  • IPFW men to host CIT opener. Click here for story.
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  • Bridge work restricts Coliseum traffic over the St. Joseph River. Click here for details.
  • The Journal Gazette is seeking participants for its Weighty Matters Teen Edition weight-loss program. Click here for details. Information is in the 'Share with us' box.

  • Komets vs. Orlando 7:30 at Memorial Coliseum
  • IPFW vs. Akron 7:00 at Gates Center
  • Crosby, Stills & Nash 7:30 Embassy Theatre
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