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April 1, 2013

10 things to know for today

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

1. TEXAS DA'S DEATH PUTS PROSECUTORS ON ALERT

Law enforcement is beefing up security for Texas district attorneys after Mike McLelland and his wife were shot to death Saturday.

2. WHERE MEXICAN CARTELS ARE CROSSING BORDERS

An AP review finds the drug syndicates are deploying its most trusted agents to at least nine non-border U.S. states, often in middle-class suburbs.

3. NORTH KOREA PARLIAMENT MEETS AMID NUCLEAR TENSIONS

The Supreme People's Assembly met after a warning from the ruling party that nuclear weapons are "the nation's life."

4. GANG OF EIGHT GO THROUGH FINE PRINT ON IMMIGRATION

Lawmakers are hashing out details of the bipartisan plan after big business and labor settle on a deal that would allow tens of thousands low-skilled workers into the country.

5. GRUESOME INJURY LEAVES TEAMMATES IN TEARS

Louisville guard Kevin Ware's badly broken leg during a tournament game against Duke stunned millions watching while players and coach Rick Pitino wept.

6. CRUCIAL DECISION ON COLORADO SHOOTING SUSPECT

Prosecutors will say at a hearing today whether they will seek the death penalty against James Holmes in the movie theater rampage that killed 12.

7. 3 DEAD IN MASSIVE MOUNTAIN PILEUP

Nearly 100 vehicles crashed along a foggy interstate near the Virginia-North Carolina border in 17 separate crashes.

8. DRUG MAKER LOSES PATENT BATTLE OVER CANCER MEDICINE

India's highest court rejected Novartis AG's bid in a decision activists say ensures the poor will have access to cheap versions of lifesaving medicines.

9. HOW SHAKESPEARE DODGED TAXES

Researchers say the playwright sold grain at inflated prices to his neighbors, was pursued for tax evasion and prosecuted for hoarding grain during a shortage in 1598.

10. WHO'S IN THE FINAL FOUR

No. 1 seed Louisville, defeating Duke 85-63 after Ware's halftime injury. Michigan, Syracuse and Wichita State also punch their tickets.

 

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  • Halfway house inmates can ease back into society

    Prison life can be a time warp.
    When inmates are locked away – for months, years, decades – society moves forward: Technology evolves, major events occur, pop culture changes. From a personal perspective, families and friends live their lives: weddings, funerals, graduations, births, retirements. All the while, criminals bide their time, existing in a regimented world of cement walls and metal bars.
    Almost all of them eventually rejoin society, though.

    April 19, 2014

  • Crime board took aim at house

    Johnstown’s unemployment rate is around 8 percent.
    One-third of the city’s population lives in poverty.
    Burglaries and assaults significantly increased between 2010 and 2012. There is a thriving illegal trade in heroin and prescription drugs.
    Given those conditions, it can be challenging for Johnstown Community Corrections Center residents to find jobs when living in the facility or to avoid falling back into a criminal lifestyle upon their release.

    April 19, 2014

  • Homicides linked to center

    Three homicides that took place in Johnstown last year involved either a suspect or victim who previously resided in the Community Corrections Center.
    Police Chief Craig Foust confirmed the name of one victim, who spent almost two months in the facility on Washington Street during 2007, a time period verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

    April 19, 2014

  • bachota Volunteers helping to spruce up community

    Walls and ceilings inside the Cambria County Library look clean and bright with fresh new coats of paint on them.
    The work was recently done by inmates from the Johnstown Community Corrections Center.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • alanna Hartzok targets income disparity

    Alanna Hartzok described herself as being a conservative progressive.
    The Franklin County resident said she is in favor of conserving environmental resources, education opportunities, Social Security and Medicare, while wanting to progressively address wealth inequality, health care and taxation.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Schools rise to leadership challenge

    Forest Hills and Cambria Heights high school students put the spirit of healthy competition toward a good cause and picked up some lessons in leadership along the way.

    April 19, 2014

  • KATEY LADIKA Student’s photos win awards

    A Forest Hills High School junior has captured several awards in a high school arts and writing contest that has identified greats such as Truman Capote and Andy Warhol.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Biggest student loan profits come from grad students

    This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.

    April 19, 2014

  • Smartphone kill switches are coming

    Smartphones need kill switches. It's a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? The cooperative spirit! It makes so much sense!

    April 19, 2014

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