Today's News - Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A murder in Indiana County Sunday evening, and now an arrest has been made. Fifty-nine-year-old James Buterbaugh is charged with homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment, after allegedly shooting 51-year-old David Ackerson in the abdomen. State police say the two Grant Township residents argued at Ackerson’s home on Buterbaugh Road. The shooting took place at a nearby gas well road. Buterbaugh is in the county jail.

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Forty-eight-year-old Juanita McNeil of Johnstown is scheduled for sentencing today. She pleaded guilty to setting her Kernville house on fire in 2011. An inmate at the Cambria County Prison reported that McNeil wanted to collect on an insurance policy.

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Twenty-two-year-old Ronald Yarbough of Cresson was an inmate at the state prison in Waynesboro when he was strangled back in January. Now his cellmate, 24-year-old Raphael Spearman of Philadelphia, has been charged with criminal homicide. Prison public information officer Tracy Shawley said the two had been housed together for a very short time in SCI-Greene's special needs unit, which houses inmates with mental, emotional or physical disabilities.

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A poll shows a small increase in support for Governor Tom Corbett among likely Pennsylvania voters. The Robert Morris University Polling Institute survey gives Corbett a 30.8 percent favorable impression compared to 29.4 in February. A spokesperson for the governor says Corbett "has been keeping his promises and getting the state's finances in line" and he says the decisions have not always been popular or easy. Corbett is in the race against York businessman, Democrat Tom Wolf.

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As many as nine people are injured after a massive tornado hit an oil workers camp in western North Dakota Monday night. Authorities in Watford City say the tornado destroyed eight trailers. The trailers are common temporary housing for oil workers in the area.

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The University of California-Santa Barbara community will gather this afternoon to remember six students killed in a rampage near campus. A memorial service is scheduled for 4 p.m. Pacific time at Harder Stadium. Dozens of mourners gathered at Westlake High School on Monday night to pay tribute to Veronika Weiss, a freshman at U.C. Santa Barbara who was one of the shooting victims.

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More than a thousand Alaska families are back home this morning, three days after a huge wildfire forced them to evacuate. The Funny River fire is burning on Alaska's Kenai Peninsula. The 600 firefighters battling the fire have it about 30 percent contained. The blaze has grown to more than 156,000 acres.

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The Nigerian military knows where more than 200 kidnapped girls are located but says it won't use force to rescue them. The Islamist militant group Boko Haram kidnapped the girls seven weeks ago. Most in the Nigerian military feel a rescue attempt would put the girls in danger.

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A prominent hacker is set to be sentenced today in federal court. Hector Xavier Monsegur broke into numerous computer systems around the world for several years. Since his arrest in 2011 he has helped authorities disrupt at least 300 cyberattacks on targets that include the U.S. military and Congress.

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Evacuation orders are now lifted for two communities that were threatened by the Slide Fire in northern Arizona. Residents in the Kachina Village and Forest Highlands areas got the all clear late Monday afternoon. The Slide fire has burned more than 18,000 acres and is now 35 percent contained.

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Rescue crews are searching for three missing men in Colorado after a massive mudslide. Mesa County Sheriff Stan Hilkey said the massive slide moved with so much force and velocity that it roared down a hill, went up another and down a third hill. The mudslide is about 40 miles east of Grand Junctio

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Pope Francis vows to show zero tolerance for anyone in the Catholic Church who has abused children, including bishops. While flying back to the Vatican from his trip to the Middle East, the pope called the sexual abuse of children by priests and ugly crime and compared it to a "satanic Mass." Pope Francis also announced he will meet with a group of sex abuse victims at the Vatican next month.

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Police in Clearwater, Florida are still trying to determine what charges should be filed after a brawl turned into a series of shootings along the beach. Two people were shot near the Hyatt Regency Resort parking garage Monday night before the brawl continued onto Pier 60 and a third location.  

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New data used to determine the path of missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370 is being released. The data comes from Malaysia's Civil Department of Aviation and the British satellite firm Inmarsat. Meanwhile, the underwater search for Flight 370 has been put on hold.

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The man who won a record-breaking jackpot at Gulfstream Park on Sunday already made his fortune selling a popular gadget to consumers. Daniel Borislow won six-point-six-million-dollars at Gulfstream Park on Sunday when he picked the winners of the final six races in the track's Rainbow Six. Borislow is the man behind the MagicJack phone device that lets people make phone calls over the internet.

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The Rolling Stones are back on stage. The group kicked off the European portion of their "14 On Fire" tour with a show in Oslo, Norway Monday night, opening with the classic "Jumpin' Jack Flash." The Oslo concert marked frontman Mick Jagger's first performance since the death of his longtime girlfriend, designer L'Wren Scott, back in March.

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A new survey has found that many singles don't believe in living together before marriage. Conducted by dating site PositiveSingles.com, the poll finds that 45 percent of respondents would prefer to move in with their partner only after tying the knot. More than half say they find that cohabitation can lead to both financial and emotional problems in a relationship, and many also agree that sharing a home isn't the only way to get to know a potential spouse. Thirty percent of singles however believe that moving in together is a good idea for couples who have been together for at least one year, and a quarter support living together after getting engaged.

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