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Deanna Becktel, 5, holds the door of the new Little Free Library at the Early Childhood Alliance on East Wayne Street as Michael Ladig, 4, picks a book Tuesday. The Rotary Club aims to install 100 free-book boxes in the city.

5 things of interest to area readers - Wednesday, June 11, 2014

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

1. FYI

  • Beware of fake IRS calls. Click here to read about this latest scam.
  • It's time to protect yourself from ticks. Click here to learn how prevent tick-borne diseases.
  • Weil-McLain is recalling Ultra Series Boilers. Click here to learn about this and other recalls.
  • If you want to know what makes today special, click here for Today in History.
Let’s celebrate:

  • National Corn on the Cob Day
  • National German Chocolate Cake Day
  • National King Kamehameha Day
2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Showers likely, with thunderstorms also possible after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 77. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

5. A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS

MLB

  • Cubs 7, Pirates 3
  • Royals 9, Indians 5
  • Dodgers 6, Reds 1
  • Tigers vs. White Sox, ppd., rain
NBA FINALS

Spurs 111, Heat 92 (Spurs lead series 2-1)

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