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TinCaps outfielder Henry Charles slides under Timber Rattlers shortstop Angel Ortega while trying to steal second base in the third inning. Charles went 1 for 3 and had two RBI.

5 things of interest to area readers - Tuesday, July 29

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

1. FYI

Looking for something to do? The Little River Ramblers Nature Hike, sponsored by Little River Wetlands Project is this morning from 9 to 11 a.m.; meet at Arrowhead Prairie, 8624 Aboite Road, Roanoke. Click here to check out Today's Best Bets.

On this date in 1981, Britain's Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul's Cathedral in London. Actor Wil Wheaton, rhythm-and-blues singer Wanya Morris and former Sen. Elizabeth H. Dole are among the many notables sharing a birthday today. If you want to know what else makes today special, click here for Today in History.

Let’s celebrate:

National Chicken Wing Day

National Lasagna Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 74. We might see scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 2pm and 4pm. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

Business Section - Dollar Tree to buy rival Family Dollar in $8.5 billion deal.

Living Section - A local author's new book details stories about area Civil War soldiers.

Metro Section - Frank Gray's column is about the WWII bomber, Memphis Belle, arriving at the Fort Wayne International Airport Monday. The bomber will be open for free tours this weekend and flights for a "salty" fee.

Metro Section - A motorcyclist was seriously injured in crash with car at West Jefferson Blvd. and Van Buren Street.

Sports Section - Ben Smith explains how all the pieces fell into place for Jeff Gordon's victory in the Brickyard 400.

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Just announced this morning - Washington Road is scheduled to close between Keiser Road and Meridian Road beginning today, in Whitley County.

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

5. A QUICK LOOK AT LOCAL SPORTS

TinCaps rally for 6-4 win over Wisconsin

Read what Chris Goff learned about the Indiana and Purdue football programs at the Big Ten media day in Chicago. Click here for Hoosiers story and click here for the Boilermakers story.

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