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July 24, 2013

10 Things to Know Today

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

1. WEINER ADMITS SEXTING AGAIN

But the ex-congressman and his wife appeared together to say he is not dropping out of the New York City mayor's race.

2. CONGRESS TO VOTE ON SURVEILLANCE

The White House lobbied the House to keep funding the controversial NSA program to help avert terror attacks. Critics call it unregulated spying.

3. OBAMA SHIFTS FOCUS

The president is beginning two days of speeches today to turn attention to the U.S. economy, speaking at an Illinois college where he gave his first major speech as a senator.

4. WELCOMING THE ROYAL NEWBORN

"He's got a good pair of lungs on him, that's for sure," Prince William said before putting his yet-to-be-named son in a car seat and taking him from a London hospital.

5. POPE TRIES TO LURE NEW PRIESTS

Facing a shortage of new clergy, Francis is visiting young seminarians in a city that's a shrine to Brazil's patron saint.

6. GULF GAS WELL BURNS IN LOUISIANA

The fire started after 44 workers were evacuated from the drilling rig after a blowout.

7. DETROIT BANKRUPTCY GOES TO COURT

The city will ask a judge to stop retirees from suing the city over possible cuts to their pensions.

8. APPLE LOSING ITS SHINE

The iPhone maker — its growth stalling, along with its pace of innovation — suffers a second straight quarter of losses.

9. AMANDA BYNES HOSPITALIZED

The actress is spotted by a passer-by with her pant legs on fire in the driveway of a California home.

10. 'THE CULTURE'S BEEN FLIPPED ON ITS HEAD'

Protective no more, baseball players are demanding stiff suspensions for any big leaguers who are caught doping.

 

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    The Midd-West school board is breaking its silence about the suspension of acting superintendent Daphne Snook.

    April 16, 2014

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    SUNBURY — A driver was injured Tuesday night when his SUV careened off Mile Hill Road and down a steep 20-foot embankment, knocking over trees until it crashed and twisted around a large tree trunk.

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  • DEA packet compares school scores, salaries

    DANVLLE — Members of the Danville Education Association are circulating a pamphlet as part of their planned strike on Thursday.

    Click Here to see the pamphlet

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  • Snyder DA says email security breach could be a crime

    MIDDLEBURG — Even though acting Midd-West Superintendent Daphne Snook may not have broken school policy by monitoring district emails, Valley legal experts say she still may have broken the law.

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  • Good Morning Central Susquehanna Valley

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    April 16, 2014

  • Donkey basketball draws 600, raises $1,800

    SUNBURY — The Shikellamy Fieldhouse was loud and rocking Tuesday night as Shikellamy High School students took on the Valley All-Stars in a donkey basketball fundraiser to benefit Newspapers in Education.

    April 15, 2014

  • mail16a.jpg Post Offices busy just before today's tax deadline

    SUNBURY — Bill Shambach plopped his three envelopes addressed to tax collectors on the counter of the Post Office on North Third Street at 12:15 p.m. this afternoon — four hours before the office closed for the day.

    April 15, 2014 1 Photo

  • Guzzardi_Bob.png Governor's Republican opponent remains on primary ballot

    HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania state judge has ruled that a Republican gubernatorial candidate can stay on the May 20 primary ballot as the lone challenger to Gov. Tom Corbett.

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  • Suspect in Kansas shootings faces murder charges

    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Kansas prosecutors filed state-level murder charges Tuesday against the white supremacist accused in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.

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