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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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  • Union County bridge replacement project begins Aug. 4

    HARTLETON — A PennDOT maintenance crew in Union County will begin a bridge replacement project Aug. 4 on Pleasant Grove Road, Route 3005, in Lewis Township, between Moll Road and Wirth Road, north of Pleasant Grove.

    July 23, 2014

  • DanCrash23.jpg BREAKING NEWS: Woman killed today in Danville area collision

    DANVILLE – An older woman, from the area, was killed in a log truck-car crash at about 1:45 this afternoon at Routes 642 and 54 in Valley Township.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jay Paterno sues Penn State for 'rush to judgment'

    STATE COLLEGE - Two former Penn State assistant football coaches, including a son of the late Joe Paterno, are suing the university, alleging that it fired them prematurely after the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal surfaced.

    July 23, 2014

  • 400-pound bull on the lam

    State police and a western Pennsylvania cattle owner are looking for a 2-year-old bull that has been missing for more than a week.

    July 23, 2014

  • Complainer: Cars whiz by, and drivers take whiz

    The Pennsylvania Turnpike has asked state police to increase patrols near an area of the toll road where a woman says she can see motorists exposing and relieving themselves near her backyard.

    July 23, 2014

  • spider24online.jpg Arachnid alert!

    We came across this spider brunching on another today near the American Legion post in Herndon. We aren't sure what type of spiders they are. Particularly the one with the full stomach. Do you?

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Today's Editorial: Experts showing the way for reform

    Domestic abuse remains one of the most prevalent crimes nationally yet remains routinely unreported.

    July 23, 2014

  • Feds ship 500 children to Pennsylvania

    HARRISBURG — An influx of unaccompanied children crossing the southern U.S. border is spilling into Pennsylvania, as state officials received word Monday that more than 500 are being housed in the commonwealth.

    July 22, 2014

  • Hope Lewis Inmate's widow wants $750,000 from Northumberland County

    SUNBURY — The widow of a Shamokin man who hanged himself inside Northumberland County Prison is demanding $750,000, the firing of all jail employees who worked the night of June 16 and a complete overhaul of policies and procedures for suicidal inmates.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Vancliff Lifer gets more time for molesting Danville girls

    WILKES-BARRE — A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a former Danville woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

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