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  • Baby orangutan born at zoo
    A baby orangutan was born Saturday at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo, the only one born in a U.S. zoo during 2014, the zoo has announced.
  • Indoor playground opens in McMillen Park
    The largest indoor playground in the region opened today at the former McMillen Park ice rink, Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation said today.
  • Lining up for a turkey
    Several hundred people braved the cold Tuesday morning for the annual turkey give away at the Franciscan Center.
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Samuel Hoffman The Journal Gazette
Fans, including hundreds of area students, enter Parkview Field on Wednesday morning to watch the TinCaps take on Burlington. But the students had to get back to school long before the end of the game, which went 18 innings and lasted nearly six hours. The TinCaps lost 7-5 in the longest game, in time, in Fort Wayne franchise history.

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, April 17, 2014

Allen County Sheriff's Department
Authorities in Allen County seized 582 pounds of marijuana Tuesday.

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

1. LOCAL STORIES YOU'LL WANT TO READ

2. MONDAY'S WEATHER

Partly cloudy with a high in the lower 60s. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Ferguson Road has lane restrictions between Muldoon and Winchester roads through Friday. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

4. SPORTS STORIES & SCORES OF INTEREST

MLB

  • Indians 3, Tigers 2
  • Reds 4, Pirates 0
  • Yankees 3-2, Cubs 0-0
  • Red Sox 6, White Sox 4, 14 innings
NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs

  • Penguins 4, Blue Jackets 3
  • Canadiens 5, Lightning 4, OT
  • Ducks 4, Stars 3
NBA

  • Pacers 101, Magic 86
  • Bobcats 91, Bulls 86, OT
  • Thunder 112, Pistons 111
  • Cavaliers 114, Nets 85
5. FYI

  • Hoosier Lottery offices will be closed Friday, April 18 in observance of Good Friday. Hoosier Lottery drawings will occur at their regular times.
  • The 'Hoosier Millionaire' show will be held at the Memorial Coliseum this evening. Click here for story.
  • Looking for something to do? Click here to check out Today's Best Bets.
  • Some, official and non-official, days & holidays celebrated today are: National High Five Day, National Haiku Poetry Day, Bat Appreciation Day and Ford Mustang Day.

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