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Emilee Smith shows bearded collies Bauer, left, and Merlin on Tuesday at Freimann Square in the Northeastern Indiana Kennel Club pure-breed showcase, part of the Three Rivers Festival.

5 things of interest to area readers - Wednesday, July 16

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

1. There's a new jury duty scam you need to be aware of. Click here for story.

2. East Main Street from Lafayette to Clinton streets will close tonight from 5:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the Three Rivers Festival Bed Race. Click here for other road restrictions that might affect your travel today.

3. Today will be partly sunny, with a high near 72 and we have a 20 percent chance of showers after 10 a.m. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

4. A few local stories you might want to read:

* Wednesday is food day in the JG Living Section. Check out ‘The Dish,’ ‘Cook’s Corner’ and read a special edition of Ryan Duvall's Dining Out column.

* 2 injured by gunfire from passing car

* Ball State to assist in regional growth

* Today's editorial explains how Fort Wayne is reaping the benefits of tobacco-control efforts

5. In local sports:

* JG columnist Ben Smith writes about the local women's golf scene and the efforts to get more young girls into the game.

* JG High School sports editor Greg Jones reports how a Homestead basketball player will participate in the USA Basketball's 2014 U17 World Championship Team training camp this summer.