Today's News

Monday, September 24, 2012

 

A late night armed robbery at a convenience store in Johnstown.  It happened at about midnight last night at the A-Plus store in the Morrellville section of the city. A man entered the store and threatened the clerk with a knife.  It’s not known if the man got away with any money.

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The body of a man reported missing by authorities in Buffalo, New York … has been found in a remote location in Jefferson Township, Somerset County.  Robert Schweers was reportedly seen in the Somerset area prior to his death.  At this point, foul play is not suspected. The investigation into the death is continuing.

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A 22 year old man from Brockway, Jefferson County died Saturday night  … when his car hit a tree.  Ryan Brosky was driving in Washington Township when his vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason and hit a large tree.  He was not wearing a seat belt at the time and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Check your peanut butter before making school lunches this morning.  The Department of Health issued a recall late Friday of Trader Joe's Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter for possible salmonella.  Two of the 29 cases across the country, were reported in Pennsylvania.  Trader Joe's has voluntarily removed the product from its store shelves.

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The statewide archery deer season is now open, and runs through November 12th.  More than 300-thousand archers are expected to be in the woods at some point during that time.  The season opened Saturday.  Game Commission regulations allow longbows, compounds and crossbows, so long as they meet the minimum draw weight.

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Pennsylvania's 4-H organization is celebrating its centennial.  On Saturday, a hundred years worth of memorabilia was on display at the Westmoreland County Fair.  The club founded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture is geared toward youth development.  The four H's are head, heart, hands, and health.

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Pittsburgh International Airport will celebrate its 20th anniversary next week.  The official date is Monday, October 1st.  The airport sees more than eight-million travelers and nearly 148-thousand aircraft operations per year.

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Willie Nelson is apologizing for Farm Aid.  "The Patriot-News" in Harrisburg says the country legend explained prior to Saturday's concert that he was "sorry" that they still had to stage the annual fundraising event, because "this problem should have been solved many years ago."  The "problem" he's discussing is the economic struggles of the family farmer, which Willie, John Mellencamp, and Neil Young have been trying to eradicate since the mid 1980s by raising money and awareness.  Mellencamp and Young added that they were all still committed to the cause and they're proud to continue their efforts on behalf of the family farmer.   Farm Aid 2012 took place at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, Pennsylvania on Saturday.

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