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5 things of interest to area readers - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

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Former Norwell star Josh VanMeter, left, bumps fists with Dustin Peterson. VanMeter was taken by San Diego in the June 2013 draft.

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

1. FYI

Be alert - Today is APRIL FOOLS' DAY. Some other days & holidays celebrated today are National One Cent Day, National Sourdough Bread Day and Sexual Awareness Month Day of Action.


Today will be partly cloudy and breezy with a high in the upper 50s.

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* Local beer lovers bringing craft to garages, basements

* Seasonal allergies hit coming and going

* City seeking citizen input on riverfront development.

* Bar fight leads to shooting, then teen's traffic death

* Frank Gray column - Woman to use title as disabled platform


* Touch of spring in air as TinCaps settle in

* Notre Dame women are Final Four-bound

* Mad Ants defeat Maine for 4th win in a row

Regional MLB scores of interest

* Pittsburgh 1, Cubs 0

* Detroit 4, Kansas City 3

* St. Louis 1, Cincinnati 0

* White Sox 5, Minnesota 3


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.