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  • Coats' staff holding office hours in 4 area counties
    A representative from Sen. Dan Coats' office will be in Kosciusko and Wabash counties on Friday and Wells and Huntington counties on Monday to meet with residents to help with any problems they may be experiencing with a federal agency.
  • Hamilton Road closed Thursday
    Hamilton Road between Branstrator and Indianapolis roads will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to repair a storm sewer, the Allen County Highway Department said today.
  • Bull Rapids Road work rescheduled
    Bull Rapids Road between Old U.S. 24 and the Woodburn city limits will be closed from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday for road work, the Allen County Highway Department said today.
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Kenny Mills works on a tattoo on Chris Evard's ankle during a fundraiser Monday at Cardinal Tattoo & Piercing at 1509 Spy Run Ave. All the proceeds from small tattoos and piercings went to Josh Angel, a worker at Cardinal Tattoo who was critically injured in a car crash on June 7.

5 things of interest to area readers - Tuesday, June 24

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

1. FYI

* Defective air bags caused the recall of vehicles by seven manufacturers - BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota. Click here to learn about this recall.

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

* If you want to know what makes today special, click here for Today in History.

Let’s celebrate:

* National Pralines Day

* Swim a Lap Day

* International Fairy Day

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Today will be cloudy with a 60 percent chance of rain, storms. High in the lower 80s. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

* Mom pushes for speciality shopping carts

* Possible slaying probed

* Parkview hit with $800,000 records fine

* Free YMCA program gets cancer patients moving

* Group hits trail for urban safety

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

Lincoln Highway is closed between Gromeaux and Paulding roads through Thursday, June 26 for pipe replacement. Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT SPORTS

TinCaps bringing in 8 national acts in 2014

WORLD CUP

Mexico 3, Croatia 1

Brazil 4, Cameroon 1

Netherlands 2, Chile 0

Spain 3, Australia 0

MLB

Reds 6, Cubs 1

Orioles 6, White Sox 4

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