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  • Wawaka railroad crossing closed
    The railroad crossing on Noble County Road 300 West in Wawaka is closed until Friday, according to Noble County Emergency Management. A reason wasn’t given for the closure.
  • Coats staffer in Geneva on Friday
    A member of the staff for Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., will visit Geneva in Adams County on Friday to meet with res­idents and help people ex­per­iencing problems with federal agencies.
  • Residents urged to follow burn rules
    With fall setting in, the Al­len County Safety and En­vi­ron­mental Management De­part­ment wants to remind res­i­dents of the county's open-burning rules.
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Police say a driver led them on a chase, then crashed Wednesday on Airport Expressway. The driver died later at the hospital.

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, July 31

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

1. FYI

Kawasaki is recalling off-road vehicles and Hyundai is recalling its popular Sonata. 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 Mutt Day

* National Chili Dog Day

* National Raspberry Cake Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Expect a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. and patchy fog before 9 a.m. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

* Young Leaders' riverfront poll wants nightlife

* Driver killed in crash after police pursuit

* Ivy Tech now offers training for computer numerical control machine operators (CNC)

* Parents delaying kindergarten

* Downtown banking to grow

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Wayne Trace is closed on the bridge over Interstate 469 through Aug. 1. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT LOCAL SPORTS

* Roller hockey teams from US, Canada competing at Icehouse

* TinCaps stay hot, shut down Loons 4-0

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