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Dillon Shifferly, left, and Sam Shapiro, members of Fort Wayne Ballet, practice a jump Thursday afternoon for their upcoming performance in "Romeo & Juliet." Performances will be at 8 p.m. today and 2:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday at Arts United Center, 303 E. Main St.

5 things of interest to area readers - Friday, March 21, 2014

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Abbie Dale adds her movie theater to the town she and fellow third-graders created during JA in a Day for home-schooled students Thursday at Indiana Tech. About 180 kids from all grades participated in a daylong event sponsored by Junior Achievement.
Do you recognize this man? Police believe this man stole scratch-off lottery tickets from the Mac Food Mart, 12635 Coldwater Road. Anyone who can identify him is asked to call Detective Williams at 449-7443.

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


  • 1. Keiara Carr previews local performances of "Willy Wonka" and "Beautiful Freakshow" in today's Weekender. Click here for stories.
  • 2. Click here to learn why Sen. Coats is proud to be banned from Russia.
  • 3. Officers turning to middle schools. Click here to learn of the new pilot project.
  • 4. 2 charged with child neglect; 1 case led to boy's death. Click here for story.
  • 5. Greg Jones previews the upcoming Bishop Dwenger and Homestead semistate basketball games and the girls gymnastics state finals. Click here for stories.


Don't panic - this morning's snow will soon melt. Today will be sunny, with a high in the upper 50s. Click here for more details.


  • Mad Ants' winning streak ends at 4. Click here for game story.
  • Fincher, Buck are Indiana All-Stars. Click here to read about this and 5 other high school sports briefs.


High Street is closed at the intersection of Barthold Street through today. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.


  • Read why you can't receive public radio station 89.1 (WBOI-FM) on your radio. Click here for story.
  • Today is National Common Courtesy Day and Single Parents Day.