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July 5, 2013

10 Things to Know for Today

— Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. MORE VIOLENCE FEARED AFTER MORSI OUSTER

The Muslim Brotherhood called for protests today after the military arrested the group’s revered leader and other top allies to Egypt’s deposed president.

2. FIREWORKS AND TRIBUTES ON JULY 4

Arizona held a candlelight vigil for 19 fallen firefighters and Washington, D.C., prepared a musical tribute to victims and survivors of the Boston bombings.

3. MANDELA’S HEALTH ‘PERILOUS’

Court documents say the 94-year-old anti-apartheid leader is being kept alive by a breathing machine and faces “impending death.”

4. ECONOMISTS HOPE FOR STRONGER HALF OF YEAR

They predict the government will say today the U.S. added another 165,000 jobs last month after a solid month of hiring in June.

5. WHO GOT PAID IN CHURCH ABUSE CASE

An AP analysis of documents released this week show most of the $30 million paid out by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee went to a few people. Hundreds got nothing.

6. FALLOUTOVER SNOWDEN SAGA

Bolivia’s president warned he would close the U.S. Embassy after his presidential plane was rerouted amid suspicions the NSA leaker was on board.

7. MAN WITH EXPLOSIVES ARRESTED NEAR SEATTLE CAMPUS

University of Washington police say the Nevada man had a scoped rifle, shotgun and 10 Molotov cocktails in a stolen car.

8. FIREWORKS TIP INTO CALIF. CROWD

Police say a wood platform holding the live pyrotechnics fell over, injuring 28 at a July 4 show near Los Angeles.

9. PROSECUTORS WRAP UP IN ZIMMERMAN TRIAL

They still may call Trayvon Martin’s parents to testify about whose voice is on 911 recordings reporting the fight between Zimmerman and Martin.

10. TRAINS TO ROLL AGAIN IN SAN FRANCISCO

The Bay Area transit agency and the union called off the strike after four days, giving itself another month to reach a deal.

 

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  • Ritz-Craft Ritz-Craft to hire 60 for Mifflinburg plant

    MIFFLINBURG — Sixty jobs are coming to Mifflinburg as a Ritz-Craft production facility that went dark seven years ago amid the housing downturn will come back on line during the next few months, company officials announced Tuesday.

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  • Selinsgrove man dies when tractor flips in Chapman Township

    PORT TREVORTON — A 57-year-old Selinsgrove man died Tuesday evening when the farm tractor he was driving overturned and pinned him beneath it, according to Snyder County Coroner Bruce Hummel.

    July 29, 2014

  • VanKirk 'Real hero' of World War II dies

    ATLANTA, Ga. — Theodore “Dutch” VanKirk, the last surviving crew member of the Enola Gay, which dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima, died Monday of natural causes in the retirement home where he lived in Georgia. He was 93.

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  • Mayor: Rental ban for drug dealers a success

    SUNBURY — A controversial landlord-tenant ordinance passed by the City Council in 2012 has become one of Sunbury’s “better success stories,” Mayor David Persing said Tuesday.

    July 29, 2014

  • Mom cited for allegedly leaving baby in car for 12 minutes

    LEWISBURG — A summary citation carrying a maximum fine of $127.50 was filed Tuesday against a Lewisburg woman accused of leaving her 10-month-old baby unattended for 12 minutes in a car in Union County on July 21.

    July 29, 2014

  • Line Mountain district, teachers $1.2M apart in contract talks

    MANDATA — Separate proposals from the Line Mountain School District and its teachers union are $1.2 million apart and not getting any closer, according to Benjamin L. Pratt, the district’s labor counsel at the CGA Law Firm.

    July 29, 2014

  • Road work: Expect traffic delays on Route 54 near Danville

    RIVERSIDE — Motorists in the Danville-Riverside area are advised that a 2.2-mile micro-surfacing project on Route 54 from Riverside borough to Boyd Station in Northumberland County will begin this afternoon.

    July 29, 2014

  • Blood trail leads to stabbing suspect in Montour County

    DANVILLE — Borough police followed a trail of blood along a sidewalk, up a staircase and down a hallway that led to a moaning woman who they say knifed another woman Sunday night.

    July 29, 2014

  • Spencer_Maria1.jpg Maria Spencer charged with murdering her ex-husband

    SELINSGROVE — On Monday, a little more than two years after Frank Spencer was executed outside his Columbia County home, his former wife and her father were charged in his murder and the attempted homicide of Spencer’s girlfriend.

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  • Opponents, supporters to discuss clean air rules

    DENVER — Hundreds of people are expected to attend public hearings this week in a handful of cities across the U.S. to tell federal regulators what they think of proposed rules to cut pollution from power plants.

    July 29, 2014

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