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PDF: Jordan Brown timeline of events
Reporter Nancy Lowry and paginator Bob Fusco outline the key events in the Jordan Brown case through the last five years.
Jordan Brown, Five Years Later: Slaying shocks community; case drags on
First in a Series: It’s been five years since Jordan Brown, then 11, was charged with fatally shooting his father’s pregnant fianceé. Family members on both sides are still searching for answers.
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State’s high court sets hearing on teen’s case
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court will hear arguments on the Jordan Brown case March 11 in Philadelphia. Last month, the high court agreed to hear the appeal, filed by the office of the Pennsylvania Attorney General.
Commission reviews 11 well pad plans
As Marcellus and Utica shale drilling continues and pipelines are laid, plans are in place for more well pads locally. The Lawrence County Planning Commission reviewed land development plans Tuesday for 11 sites for well pads, which are where the drilling rigs are set up.
Racing bill calls for industry overhaul
Legislation introduced last week might save Pennsylvania’s horse racing industry, which could go broke early next year. State Sen. Elder Vogel Jr., who represents Lawrence County, is one of four senators who introduced the measure.
Presque Isle Downs sues harness commission, Endeka
Presque Isle Downs and Casino is continuing its efforts to block Lawrence County’s proposed racetrack and casino. This week the Erie-based racetrack and gaming facility asked Commonwealth Court to order the Pennsylvania Harness Racing Commission to “substantively review licensure matters” involving the license issued to Endeka Entertainment to establish Lawrence Downs Casino and Racing Resort.
Our Opinion: New York referendum further saturates casino market
An old saying goes that nothing succeeds like success. And that’s undoubtedly part of the reason New York voters approved a referendum Tuesday that will dramatically expand casino gambling in that state.
Natural gas pipeline webs being spun through area
First of three parts: A few years ago, talk about Marcellus and Utica shales was about drilling and fracking. While drilling for natural gas is now prevalent locally and well pads are dotting the county’s horizon, focus is shifting to the digging for construction of pipelines to transport the gas from the drilling sites to areas throughout the middle and eastern United States.
Natural gas program set at Westminster
Pipelines and natural gas issues will be the subject of a program scheduled for Nov. 2 at Westminster College. The League of Women Voters of Mercer County and the Westminster College Environmental Programs are co-sponsoring the event featuring Dr. Roberta Winters of the Pennsylvania League of Women Voters.
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