A look at some things Fort Wayne-area readers will want to know.
1. Today’s weather
- Showers and thunderstorms off and on all day. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.
3. Stories you’ll want to read
- When the gun first discharged, the muzzle was within a foot of officer Treven Brown’s head. The bullet didn’t strike him, but as he struggled with the man wielding the silver handgun that night over a year ago, nine more shots would ring out.
- It’s back to the local courts for an ongoing feud between developers and Huntertown, who are arguing over territory and area utility connection and reimbursement fees.
- The long-delayed project to widen and straighten West State Boulevard between Wells Street and Spy Run Avenue is again moving forward.
- A printout of menus and workouts hangs on the refrigerator of triathletes Dave and Connie Cole. “She’s the mastermind, and I’m the laborer,” Dave says. “I plan the main item. I don’t cook. He’s the cook,” Connie adds.
- Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island received a birthday gift early. Ten of them, actually, depending on how you count. Ten companies with ties to Coney Island and Deer Park Irish Pub have stepped up to sponsor a hot dog eating contest starting Saturday to mark Coney Island’s 100th anniversary.
- The weekend of a lifetime began with a prank. It ended with a glow that may never fade. When Jarrett Grube was summoned out of the Los Angeles Angels bullpen to pitch two-thirds of an inning against Oakland on Saturday night, the point was not the modest part he played in an 11-3 loss. Nor was it the solo home run he surrendered before retiring the side.
- Kevin Kiermaier has come a long way from being a high school sophomore who wanted to give up baseball. The Bishop Luers graduate is on the Tampa Bay Rays’ 40-man roster, meaning he could be playing in the Major Leagues or with the Triple-A Durham Bulls at any time this season.
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