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July 3, 2014

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. 32 STATES TRAIL US AS A WHOLE IN JOB RECOVERY

Five years after the Great Recession officially ended, most states still haven’t regained all the jobs they lost, even though the nation as a whole has.

2. “CORPORATE PERSONHOOD” CHALLENGES “WE THE PEOPLE”

The latest “Hobby Lobby” ruling by the Supreme Court caps a legal principle that treats companies as individuals.

3. WHY U.S. WANTS MORE SECURITY AT FOREIGN AIRPORTS

Intelligence officials are concerned about a new al-Qaida effort to create a bomb that would go undetected through airport security.

4. CHINA’S PRESIDENT SNUBS NORTH KOREA

Xi Jinping is visiting South Korea ahead of its northern foe in his first official trip to the divided peninsula.

5. OUTBREAK IS LATEST SCOURGE ON HAITI

Cramped quarters, dismal sanitation and ideal breeding grounds for mosquitoes are all helping the intensely painful chikungunya virus to spread.

6. SERIAL CHILD RAPIST LEAVES MYSTERIES IN WAKE OF SUICIDE

A Georgia man left behind more than 50,000 images of girls he raped and molested, and the FBI wants victims to come forward so they can be helped.

7. WHERE ALCOHOL-FUELED PARTIES MAY SOON END

Swanky East Hampton’s beaches may ban drinking to stop rowdy partying that’s led to a “Fratster” problem.

8. CHEMICAL SCANNER COULD CHANGE THE WAY WE SHOP, EAT

The Israeli gadget called the SCiO uses infrared technology to indicate how many calories there are in food and what its chemical components are.

9. DROUGHT WON’T HAMPER FIREWORKS IN PARCHED SOUTHWEST

July 4 celebrations in states like Arizona and New Mexico will go ahead despite the high threat of wildfires.

10. WHAT ARTHUR WILL BRING TO THE EAST COAST

The storm is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday, bringing high winds, rough seas, dangerous rip currents and possible flooding.

 

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    A 16-year-old New Jersey boy was taken to Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center on Thursday after being shot three times in the Oakhurst section of Johnstown.

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  • Audit: City overspent by $700G in 2013

    Legacy costs contributed significantly to the city of Johnstown coming up $689,000 short in its core services funding during 2013.

    July 24, 2014

  • Kuzma, jonathan Guilty plea in hammer death

    The Johnstown man who authorities said killed his father with a hammer last year pleaded guilty Wednesday to criminal homicide, authorities said.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • quecreek rescue Events to mark anniversary of Quecreek rescue

    When word spread that nine Quecreek miners were trapped underground in July 2002, Bill Arnold’s dairy farm quickly became the rescue effort’s ground zero.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Huger, Stephen Accused Hornerstown shooter will stand trial

    A Johnstown man will stand trial in connection with a July 12 shooting in the Hornerstown section of the city.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Board names Zahorchak’s successor

    The Greater Johnstown school board at a special meeting Thursday named a superintendent to replace the retiring superintendent, rehired its last business manager and approved other administrative appointments.

    July 24, 2014

  • Pasquerilla, Mark Pasquerilla recognized as arts patron

    First lady Susan Corbett announced Thursday from the Jimmy Stewart Museum in Indiana, Pa., that Mark Pasquerilla of Johnstown has earned the Patron Award from the 2014 Governor’s Awards for the Arts.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ebensburg gets ready to party

    Party down with a shutdown.
    Downtown Shutdown, a street party featuring music and food, will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday in downtown Ebensburg.

    July 24, 2014

  • ROTARY Local Rotary Club earns recognition

    The Rotary Club of Johnstown was named Outstanding Large Club of the Year in District 7330, which serves 42 Rotary Clubs in seven counties in southwest Pennsylvania, at the Rotary District 7330 and District 7300 Joint Conference that was held June 26 through 29 at Seven Springs Mountain Resort.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Kara Baumgardner ‘I’m helping other people’: Forest Hills freshman donates regularly to Locks of Love

    Summerhill resident Kara Baumgardner has cut her hair a total of four times in the past five years.
    Each time, she has chopped off 10 to 12 inches for donation to Locks of Love, a nonprofit organization that makes wigs for those 21 and younger who have lost their hair due to medical conditions.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

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