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Wednesday 02/10/2016
Renovation project proposed for Newville Elementary
Posted: February 10, 2016

Big Spring school directors are considering a major renovation of Newville Elementary School, and they enlisted an architecture firm at their last meeting to start the process. The project’s construction could begin in the summer of 2018, and its scope includes building more classrooms and storage areas, upgrading HVAC and plumbing, and demolishing the cafeteria area to construct a larger cafeteria and kitchen.

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Gov. Wolf delivers state budget address
Posted: February 10, 2016

HARRISBURG — In front of a joint session of the General Assembly, Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday laid out the crisis facing Pennsylvania and the critical decision lawmakers in the House and Senate must make this year: fix Pennsylvania’s structural budget deficit and invest in schools or continue down a path of greater devastation and face further, billion dollar cuts to both our schools and essential social services.

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Eugene Stallings Jr. is convicted of heroin trafficking for overdose death of Kyle Golter
Posted: February 10, 2016

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Monday that Eugene Stallings Jr., 28, of Baltimore, Maryland, was convicted on Feb. 5, of heroin trafficking that resulted in death and other charges after a four-day jury trial in Harrisburg before Chief U.S. District Court Judge Christopher C. Conner.

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$470M settlement reached with HSBC
Posted: February 10, 2016

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s Bureau of Consumer Protection recently announced a $470 million joint state and federal settlement with mortgage lender and servicer HSBC North America Inc. The settlement resolves potential violations of civil law based on HSBC’s deficient mortgage loan origination and servicing activities, as well as its alleged foreclosure abuses.

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Wednesday 02/03/2016
Gov. Wolf will likely grant reprieve in Christopher Johnson’s execution
Posted: February 03, 2016

Gov. Tom Wolf will likely grant a temporary reprieve regarding the execution of convicted murderer Christopher Johnson in the 2010 shooting death of Wildlife Conservation Officer David L. Grove.

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Slippin’ and slidin’ at IceFest
Posted: February 03, 2016

Thomas Kemmery, 3, of Plainfield (back) slides down the double ice slide with his brother, Benjamin, 23 months, at Chambersburg’s IceFest celebration over the weekend. The boys’ parents are Liz and Mark Kemmery. The 14th annual IceFest featured more than 70 ice sculptures, including the popular ice thrones, carved by DiMartino Ice Co. of Jeannette. The family-friendly winter festival also featured children’s crafts, an ‘Icing on the Cake’ cake decorating contest, a Snowfall Ball, chili cook-off, a 5K and a host of other events. IceFest is always held the last weekend in January. A giant ‘2016 Ice Fest’ sculpture sat in the middle of Chambersburg’s square this year, in place of the fountain that is currently being restored. 

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Punxsutawney Phil predicts early spring
Posted: February 03, 2016

PUNXSUTAWNEY — Pennsylvania’s world-famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, predicted an early spring after emerging from his burrow without seeing his shadow Tuesday morning in the Pennsylvania Wilds.

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Newville PD cracks down on vandalism
Posted: February 03, 2016

The Newville Police Department is investigating a string of vandalism reports in the borough, and expects to file charges against a juvenile who reportedly confessed to many of the crimes.

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