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Grace Beckner, 12, left, and her brother Jackson, 10, from Fishers, play at Buckner Park on Monday. After off-and-on showers came through Monday, more rain and possible thunderstorms are expected today.

5 things of interest to area readers - Tuesday, July 8

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

1. FYI

Trek the Trails bike ride starts tonight at 6 p.m. Rockhill Park Trailhead, meet near 1400 Catalpa St.

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.

Staff for Rep. Marlin Stutzman will be in Huntington and Columbia City on Wednesday. Click here for details.

Let’s celebrate:

National Chocolate With Almonds Day

Scud Day (Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama)

2. TODAY’S WEATHER

Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly between 8am and 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 79. Click here for more details and an extended forecast.

3. LOCAL STORIES YOU’LL WANT TO READ

Dad, 31, dies swimming

Health violations close Saigon eatery again

City native hopes his One Nation Ride showcases US as indivisible

Jeep hits bus, poles; driver dead

Teacher suit against SACS may be over

4. ROADWORK & ROAD RESTRICTIONS

U.S. 30 will resume daytime lane restrictions between Lincolnway in Columbia City and Indiana 5 in Larwill. The project to resurface the road from Indiana 9 to Indiana 5 is to end in October.

Click here to learn of other area road projects and restrictions.

5. A QUICK LOOK AT LOCAL SPORTS

Click here for Wildcat baseball scores and local golf results.

Ben Smith explains why a local golf teaching pro is eager to play in his 1st U.S. Senior Open. Click here for story.

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