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February 13, 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. FUGITIVE STANDOFF ENDS AT BURNING CALIFORNIA CABIN

The ex-officer suspected of killing four people was believed to have died in the mountain cabin after a shootout with police.

2. OBAMA TO REPUBLICANS: DO IT MY WAY

The president set up high-stakes clashes over guns, immigrations, taxes and climate change in his State of the Union address.

3. POPE FACES HIS FOLLOWERS

Benedict XVI says he’s stepping down for “the good of the church” in his first public appearance since announcing his resignation.

4. WHAT NORTH KOREA GAINS FROM NUKE TESTS

The blasts put young leader Kim Jong Un and his advisers right where they want to be: at the center of the world’s attention.

5. COMCAST BUYING UP NBCUNIVERSAL

Completing the deal for the owner of NBC should make Comcast less vulnerable to rising TV programming costs.

6. CROAT SOCCER STAR REJECTS FIXING MATCHES

Mario Cizmek tells The AP he threw games because he owed money on back taxes near the end of his career.

7. LOOKING FOR ALIENS ON EARTH

Scientists are studying rocks billions of years old for information that can be used to guide the search for life on Mars.

8. SENATOR NEEDS A WATER BREAK

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s grab for a water bottle during the Republican response to the State of the Union lit up social media outlets.

9. CRUISE LINE DEFENDS PASSENGER TREATMENT ABOARD DISABLED SHIP

Carnival President Gerry Cahill says the ship on its way to Alabama has running water and some working bathrooms.

10. TOP DOG CROWNED AT WESTMINSTER

The 5-year-old affenpinscher Banana Joe edged a 20-month-old English sheepdog to win best in show.

 

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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.

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  • 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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