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Komets clinch playoff berth with exciting win

A 4-3 victory over the Evansville IceMen clinched a playoff berth for the Komets on April 11, 2014. Check out the highlights.

Today's front page, Saturday, April 12.

5 things of interest to Fort Wayne area readers – Saturday, April 12, 2014

1. Local stories you’ll want to read

  • Komets power into playoffs After all the third-period struggles this season, and all the power-play woes, it came down to this: The Komets dominated in the third Friday night and got the game-winning goal on a power play in a 4-3 victory over the Evansville IceMen.
  • Wanted: Home for Ranger, punishment for ex-owner He was found a few blocks south of Reservoir Park, so caked with urine and feces that his skin had burns from the waste. He appeared to have been locked in a kennel so long that he was hunched over and unable to walk. Today, Ranger has doubled in weight and looks like a whole new dog.
  • What ninth-graders envision for Fort Wayne The city has invited the community to say what should be done with the riverfront area. New Tech Academy students did just that.
  • Weekend warrior, Kathy Long Got a passion for Scrabble? There’s a club for that.
  • Home buyers are starved for choices Interest rates are still low, but there just aren’t enough houses to go around.
2. Saturday’s weather

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 76. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. Roadwork & road restrictions

4. Sports stories

5. FYI