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Kathy Snowden swings down The Flying Squirrel zip line at Camp Timber Lake near Huntington. The line is one of eight on the Zip Timber Lake course, which also features four sky bridges and takes two to four hours to complete.

5 things of interest to area readers - Tuesday, June 17

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

1. FYI

GM is recalling cars to fix ignition bug. 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 Eat Your Vegetables Day

National Cherry Tart Day

National Stewart’s Root Beer Day

National Apple Strudel Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Be careful today. Our high temperature is expected to hit the lower 90s. And we have a 30 percent chance of rain, under a partly cloudy sky. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

Like to fly high? Zip line course opens near Huntington.

Frank Gray writes about long ago promised, but still missing, sidewalks.

Robbers looking for guns, shootings keep police busy

Unions taking collective bargaining fight to the people

Fort Wayne International Airport abuzz with construction

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Lafayette Center Road is closed at the intersection with Branstrator Road from today, June 17, through June 19.

Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS

Click here to read about New Haven's basketball coach finding a new job and a preview of Bishop Dwenger golfers playing in today's state finals.

Click here to read stories about TinCaps players participating in the Midwest League All-Star Game.

MLB

Cubs 5, Marlins 4, 13 innings

Indians 4, Angels 3

Royals 11, Tigers 8

WORLD CUP

United States 2, Ghana 1

Germany 4, Portugal 0

Nigeria 0, Iran 0

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