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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.

LOCAL STORIES YOU'LL WANT TO READ

* 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.

THURSDAY'S WEATHER

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

LOCAL SPORTS

* 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.

ROAD RESTRICTIONS

* 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.

FYI

* 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.

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