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  • W. Jefferson lane restrictions tonight
    West Jefferson Boulveard will have lane restrictions tonight near the intersection of Hillegas Road and Ardmore Avenue.  The restrictions are expected to start at 8 p.m. and continue until 3 a.m. Wednesday.
  • Honor Flight helper, wife pick up $60,000 tab for trip
    Dennis Covert will be making his 10th trip aboard an Honor Flight next week. He goes as a companion for World War II veterans from northeast Indiana who visit the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • Fort Wayne VA offers drive through flu clinic
    A drive though flu clinic is being offered by the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System for all Veterans registered at the Fort Wayne VA facility, said Mike Brady, VA Public Affairs Officer.
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Alana Jacquay, from IPFW's Center for Healthy Living, checks student Ruben Dezaldo's height while figuring out his body mass index during IPFW Alcohol Awareness and Screening Day on Thursday at Walb Student Union.

5 things of interest to area readers - Friday, April 11, 2014

Samuel Hoffman The Journal Gazette
Saint Francis junior Alex Troy releases a winter's worth of tension on a Geo Prizm during the annual Spring Fling car smash on Thursday. The sledge-hammer smashing ended early when it broke, so the students flipped the car over.

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

1. LOCAL STORIES YOU'LL WANT TO READ

2. FRIDAY'S WEATHER

Today will be partly cloudy with a high in the mid-60s. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

  • Lima Road project will reduce traffic lanes between Coliseum Boulevard and Dalgren Avenue starting today. Click here to read about this project.
  • Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.
4. SPORTS STORIES & SCORES OF INTEREST

MLB

  • Pirates 5, Cubs 4
  • White Sox 7, Indians 3
5. FYI

  • Looking for something to do? Click here to check out what's happening around town.
  • Want to know who was born and what happened on this date? Click here for Today in History.
  • Some, official and non-official, days & holidays celebrated today are: National Pet Day, National Submarine Day, National Cheese Fondue Day and Louie Louie Day.

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