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  • Twisted mess, no spill
    Thirty-one cars of a Norfolk and Southern Railroad train derailed about 6 a.m. Monday along Dawkins Road near Webster Road in New Haven, leaving twisted rails, mangled cars and tankers in ditches along the tracks.
  • Getting Johnny Appleseed Park ready
  • City native new president, CEO of United Way
    United Way of Allen County has a new president and CEO.  The organization Monday announced that its board of directors appointed David Nicole to the post during its Sept. 11 meeting.
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Coaches and competitors cheer for swimmers in the individual medley races during the finals of the City Swim.

5 things of interest to area readers - Monday, August 4

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

1. FYI

* PetSmart Recalls Top Fin plastic aquarium heaters. Click here to learn about this and other recalls.

* Looking for something to do? Click here to check out Today's Best Bets.

* Let’s celebrate:

National Coast Guard Day

National Chocolate Chip Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Today will be mostly sunny, with a high near 85. There's a 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1 p.m. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

* Boutique Interiors II renovates new space

* Local teachers travel to study Great Lakes watershed issues

* ISTEP+ scores continue upward

* Ikasucon convention draws fervid fans

* Body found of Fort Wayne woman who fell off boat

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Fulton Street is losed between Washington and Jefferson boulevards through Aug. 15. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT LOCAL SPORTS

* Aaron Walters wins Men's City Golf Tournament

* TinCaps win 4th series in a row with 5-3 victory over West Michigan

* Blackhawk repeats as City Swim champ

* Local diver golden in nationals

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