Today’s Local News

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Mississippi’s cap­i­tal city has a new mayor. Jackson City Councilman Tony Yarber defeated attor­ney Chokwe Antar Lumumba in Tuesday’s runoff elec­tion. Yarber will suc­ceed his opponent’s father, Chokwe Lumumba, who died eight weeks ago, less than a year into his term as mayor of Jackson. Yarber could take the oath of office as early as […]
Purchase Street in Rye closed for an hour yes­ter­day at Purchase Lane. The Daily Voice reports the DOT’s Beau Duffy say­ing a crew hit a gas main. It hap­pened as the crew worked on drainage prob­lems con­tribut­ing to pot holes form­ing. The gas main sits directly across the street from a dead end. Con Ed […]
An E’town woman has been indicted for set­ting her apart­ment on fire last year to col­lect insur­ance money. 33 year old Rolonda Quamina was sched­uled to enter a guilty plea ear­lier this week for the fire on Terry Court back in December. The pros­e­cu­tor is ask­ing for a 10 year sentence.
First Federal Savings Bank of Elizabethtown is being sold. The new name will be Your Community Bank. The com­pany was bought by an Indiana bank in a stock deal worth nearly 18 mil­lion dol­lars. All the tellers and loan offi­cers you’re used to deal­ing with can keep their jobs with the new bank.
A local car deal­er­ship and a school are com­ing together in Greenwood. According to the Greenwood Commonwealth, North New Summit School is part­ner­ing with Kirk Brothers Ford LIncoln in the Drive One 4 UR School pro­gram. It’s a com­bi­na­tion test drive and fundraiser and it will be held tomor­row from 7:30 AM to 5 PM […]
Iowa State reports the hack­ing of five IT servers on its cam­pus. The uni­ver­sity says this data breach has exposed Social Security num­bers of nearly 30,000 peo­ple who enrolled over the course of 17 years.
The inves­ti­ga­tion con­tin­ues into this morning’s fire in Des Moines, but offi­cials say it does not look sus­pi­cious. KCCI-​​TV reports fire­fight­ers found the front of a home on 33rd Street engulfed in flames when they arrived. The fire started with two adults and a young child sleep­ing on the sec­ond floor, but they escaped through […]
Arkansas Senator John Boozman had emer­gency heart surgery today. Boozman, who is 63 years old, was rushed by ambu­lance to the Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas emer­gency room. While details of the surgery have not been released, doc­tors say Boozman is expected to make a full recov­ery. Boozman had been expected to com­mem­o­rate the first stretch […]
If you would like to learn about com­put­ers here is your chance. The Potsdam Library, 2 Park St., will host an “Introduction to Computers” class from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 1. The class cov­ers cre­ation of files and fold­ers, how and where to save them and other aspects of file man­age­ment. The nature of […]
NY State Police have arrested 38-​​year-​​old Shawn L. McGregor of Norfolk for Burglary 2nd Degree and Criminal Possession of Stolen Property 4th Degree. This arrest stems from an inves­ti­ga­tion by Troopers where a lap­top com­puter was reported stolen from 382 West Parishville Road in the town of Parishville on April 1, 2014. State Police were […]
Continuing to advance his JOBS1stPA ini­tia­tive, Governor Tom Corbett is vis­it­ing family-​​run The Meadows Original Frozen Custard to re– open the company’s flag­ship store in Hollidaysburg…
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is stress­ing to motorists to slow down when you see orange cones and traf­fic pan­els. There are 62 road­way and bridge con­struc­tion projects planned for 2014, rep­re­sent­ing an invest­ment of $1.3 bil­lion in the toll-​​road sys­tem. Turnpike CEO Mark Compton…
If you missed it, now it’s too late. Yesterday was the last day to reg­is­ter to vote in the May 20th pri­mary elec­tion. Pennsylvania Secretary of the Commonwealth Carol Aichele spoke Monday about the impor­tance of the pri­mary this year…
Marine experts in Virginia say they are prepar­ing for what could be another hec­tic sea­son of dol­phin strand­ings. Three dol­phins have already been recov­ered so far this month, but sci­en­tists say it’s unclear if their deaths are linked to a wide­spread virus that killed over a thou­sand dol­phins along the east coast last year. The […]
Well if you are a par­ent, here’s some­thing new to worry about… Police are warn­ing par­ents about drug-​​laced lol­lipops that can get kids high. Lollipops laced with the a mar­i­juana tyep chem­i­cal, which is actu­ally the main active chem­i­cal com­pound found in mar­i­juana, are the newest drug trend accord­ing to police, who say most people […]
The Friends of the Lancaster Community Library will be hold­ing a book sale. (((The book sale will be held Thursday through Saturday at the library, located at 235 School Street in Kilmarnock. Children’s books, non-​​fiction and gently-​​used fic­tion books will be sold, with prices only 1 dol­lar, that accord­ing to co-​​president Elaine Harrigan. The sale […]
The Middlesex County Land Use Taxation Ordinance recently came under fire after some peo­ple learned the pro­posed 201415 county bud­get calls for a 5-​​cent real estate tax increase. Currently, land use tax­a­tion gives tax breaks to own­ers of farm­land and wood­land, with more than 500 parcels, total­ing more than 50% of the land in Middlesex, […]
Laurel Sheriff’s offi­cers acco­mo­dated 35 year old Heather Roark of London’s request fol­low­ing a call they got from a woman who told them that she was so intox­i­cated, she just wanted to go to jail. When deputies got to Heather’s house, they real­ized when she came out­side that she wasn’t kid­ding, she was very drunk. […]
It was an expen­sive win­ter. The final num­bers are com­ing in for Kentucky’s efforts to clear the roads of ice and snow. Paul Miles reports.….
The First Lady will be in Kentucky tomor­row. Will Clark reports…
A school bus acci­dent Monday morn­ing resulted in minor injuries, but police say it’s lucky no one was hurt more seri­ously. The Bryan Times reports twenty stu­dents were on Millcreek-​​West Unity Local Schools bus no. 5 yes­ter­day morn­ing when a car ran into the back of the bus. At least one stu­dent suf­fered minor injuries […]
A new orga­ni­za­tion is form­ing in Fulton County with the aim of improv­ing the econ­omy. The Fulton County Community Improvement Corporation (FCIC) announced last week that it is explor­ing the cre­ation of a private/​public part­ner­ship orga­ni­za­tion that would fos­ter eco­nomic devel­op­ment through­out Fulton county. County offi­cials say that pri­vate busi­nesses will be the pri­mary investors […]
The Fulton County Soil and Water Conservation District now is tak­ing orders for the annual fish fin­ger­ling dis­tri­b­u­tion pro­gram. The dead­line to order is May 9. Pick-​​up is May 13 at the Fulton County Fairgrounds in Wauseon. Once all orders are received, cus­tomers will be noti­fied of their pick-​​up time. Those get­ting fish will need […]
Lomont Holdings Co, which does busi­ness as Illuminated Image, and is a whole­sale sup­plier for retail sign com­pa­nies, announced plans on Monday to expand its oper­a­tions in Angola, cre­at­ing up to 20 new jobs by 2017. The com­pany will invest $1.1 mil­lion to lease, ren­o­vate and equip its cur­rent 50,000 square-​​foot facil­ity in Angola. Illuminated […]
Area fire­fight­ers were called out Monday to a fire at stor­age units at the Fulton County Airport near Wauseon. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the call came in around 9:20 yes­ter­day morn­ing. Wauseon fire­fight­ers were assisted by the Delta, Archbold, and Lyons fire depart­ments, and quickly got the flames under con­trol. There were no reports […]