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  • Downtown study unveiled to public
    The public is invited to a presentation about the potential for additional residential development opportunities in downtown Fort Wayne.
  • Scam claims link to IRS and city
    A phone-based scam that has been targeting northeast Indiana residents is pretending to represent both the Internal Revenue Service and the city of Fort Wayne, said officials with the Better Business Bureau serving Northern Indiana.
  • CANI taking pre-K grant applications
    Community Action of Northeast Indiana is accepting applications from Allen County families whose children may be eligible to receive grants for free prekindergarten education.
Samuel Hoffman - The Journal Gazette
First responders tend to a driver who crashed through the front windows of Studio Tan, 10218 Chestnut Plaza Drive, on Wednesday.

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cathie Rowand - The Journal Gazette
Kurt Zimmerman operates his remote-controlled R2-D2 on Wednesday during a "Star Wars"-themed party at Big Brothers Big Sisters at 1005 W. Rudisill Blvd. Zimmerman, who built the robot, travels to hospitals, schools and other venues to provide a hands-on experience.

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


* Population rising in city and county but overall growth rate behind previous years. Click here for story.

* Woman lights up electrical apprentice program with national honor. Click here for story.

* Frank Gray comments on the recent arrest of two I-69 light tower copper wire thieves. Click here for column.

* Brothers arrested in woman's 2011 death. Click here for story.

* Trainer promotes God, clean sport for mixed martial arts program. Click here for story.


80 percent chance of rain, snow mix. High in the mid-40s. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.


* Ben Smith explains why the myth of Milan's state title keeps the drive for one-class basketball alive. Click here for column.

* Read about upcoming IPFW volleyball action. Click here for story.


* 5 projects added to city work list. Click here for story.

* Coliseum Boulevard has lane restrictions between Crescent Avenue and H.W. Baals Drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through April 10. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.


* Nissan recalls more than 1M vehicles for air bags. Click here for the latest product recall stories.

* Looking for something to do? Click here to check out Today's Best Bets.

* Today is National Joe (the name, not coffee) Day and National Spanish Paella Day.