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Pair charged after domestic dispute turns bloody
A couple engaged in a domestic dispute on the city’s South Side were arrested after the scene turned bloody. New Castle police charged Travis Dummar, 32, and his wife, Kristy Lee Dummar, 36, both of 826 Morton St., who were found covered in blood in their home and taken to Jameson Hospital with cuts.
Photo Gallery, Story: Lawrence County anglers usher in trout season
A brisk, cold morning and cloudy, sometimes rainy, skies greeted residents of Lawrence County on Saturday morning. But that wasn’t enough to keep local fishermen away from their favorite fishing spots as Pennsylvania ushered in the first day of trout season statewide.
New Castle Finances: Stocks help city’s pension fund to rebound
The city of New Castle’s pension fund had a good year in 2012. Due largely to a strong showing in the stock market, the fund increased in value by $2.6 million, or 11.28 percent, over the course of the year.
New Castle Finances: City pension benefits, contributions
Following are the benefits and contributions for New Castle’s three pension plans as of Jan. 1, 2011:
New Castle Finances: Investments key to pension fund’s health
Investments play an integral role in the health of New Castle’s employee pension fund. The performance of the investments has a significant impact on the size of the city’s minimum municipal obligation, or MMO, the annual payment the city is required by state law to make toward the pension fund.
Bill would remove pensions from labor talks
A York County Republican has proposed a bill that would defang the powerful public safety unions by removing pension benefits from the list of things that can be negotiated in labor contracts.
God in school: Local pastor bringing crusade to Ne-Ca-Hi
Local evangelist Randy Crum is bringing his series of local crusades to New Castle High School. Crum, pastor of Wayside Emmanuel Church and founder of Vision Ministries, launched the events in October, complementing his messages with the gifts and testimonies of local residents.
Principal: Arrested, fired crossing guard was hired by city
As school let out Tuesday, a crossing guard at John F. Kennedy Primary Center was arrested on drug charges Tracy Lynn Padilla, 47, of 709 Blaine St., is charged with two counts of manufacture, delivery or possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of use or possession of drug paraphernalia.
Coyotes roam state, including Lawrence County
Coyotes can be found in every corner of Pennsylvania and in every township of Lawrence County. Usually, they pose no threat to residents or livestock, according to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. However, Trudy McEwen, who has seen them from her Union Township home, fears cats and small dogs could end up on the menu of these opportunistic feeders if residents are not vigilant.
‘Very expensive’: Whoever started Shenango brush fire could face big bill
Officials with the Pennsylvania Bureau of Forestry are leading the investigation into Sunday’s brush fire in Shenango Township. Although there were no injuries or damage to structures or equipment, Shenango Township’s fire chief estimates 500 acres of ground were burned.
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