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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.
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    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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Franmil Reyes, left, high-fives Fernando Perez after Perez hit the first of his two home runs Wednesday.

5 things of interest to area readers - Thursday, August 21

1. FYI

* The man barricaded in an apartment on the 8400 block of Lakeside Dr. has surrendered and an assault rifle was recovered. Click for police statement.

* Fort Wayne Newspapers sixth annual Moms Night Out event will be held from 5:30 to 9 p.m. today at Ceruti's Summit Park. Click for story with additional details.

* Attwood is recalling a kayak and watersports storage hanger. Click to learn about this and other recalls.

* Saturday and Sunday will be the last days of the season for New Haven Jury Pool, which will be open from noon to 7 p.m. both days, when highs are expected to be near 90 degrees. For more information, call the park office at 749-2212 or Jury Pool at 245-0152.

* On this date in 1959, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed an executive order making Hawaii the 50th state. Actress Hayden Panettiere, TV personality Brody Jenner, NFL quarterback Jim McMahon and NBC newsman Harry Smith are among the many notables sharing a birthday today. If you want to know what else makes today special, click for Today in History.

* Let’s celebrate:

National Spumoni Day

National Senior Citizen's Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

We have a 70 percent chance of storms with a high in the lowerr 80s.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

* Teacher accused of having sex with teen. Click

* Materials are sought for Afghanistan veteran's home Click

* Superior Court judge apologizes for 'extremely tasteless' remarks. Click

* Woman's tormentor sought in beatings. Click

*Manicure upgrades go from paint to works of art. Click

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Webster Street is closed between Wayne and Berry streets until December 2015. Click to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT LOCAL SPORTS

* The JG high school and college football preview section came out today. Click to read the high school football preview stories. Click to read the college football preview stories.

* TinCaps put it all together in 10-0 victory over Great Lakes. Click

* Komets add defense, scoring with pair Click

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