Whitney Houston Dead At 48

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Whitney Houston, one of the greatest singers of all time has died at the very young age of 48.  Details surrounding her death are unknown at this time. 

As we learn more we will update you so stay tuned!

Shut By September Flooding, Redner’s Won’t Reopen In Edwardsville

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People have forgotten about the devastation caused by September’s flooding in various parts of Pennsylvania.  Here is a good example of the where things are five months later!

Redner’s Warehouse Market will not reopen in the Mark Plaza, Edwardsville, Pa., a spokesman said Tuesday.

The store was under water in September when the Susquehanna River crested at 42.66 feet and has been closed since the flooding.

“Due to it being in a known flood zone, it was cost prohibitive for us to reopen the store,” said Redner’s spokesman Eric White. “The lease has been terminated for that location and we will not be rebuilding or relocating our store in the Mark Plaza.”

The store had been in the Mark Plaza for more than 10 years. Mr. White said Redner’s has not chosen a new location, but customers who have suggestions can send them through its website at http://www.Rednersmarkets.com

Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/business/shut-by-flooding-redner-s-won-t-reopen-in-mark-plaza-1.1268723#ixzz1m6KBmoF9

Moody’s Withdraws Lackawanna County’s Bond Rating

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More than six months after Lackawanna County asked Moody’s Investors Service to withdraw its bond rating, the rating agency has complied.

It is what happened in the interim that the county hoped to avoid.

In the past 12 weeks, the county has borrowed $21 million to clear its books of unfunded debt, including repayment of last year’s tax anticipation loan; increased property taxes 38 percent to balance its 2012 budget; and completed the overdue audit of its 2010 finances.

But all of that financial housekeeping came too late for Moody’s, which quietly withdrew its rating on the county’s $202.7 million in outstanding general obligation bonds two weeks ago after downgrading the debt to the equivalent of junk status back in September.

Read more: http://thetimes-tribune.com/news/moody-s-withdraws-lackawanna-county-s-bond-rating-1.1270446#ixzz1m6HXW5GI

Harrisburg International Airport To Begin Offering Nonstop Flights To Denver

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Harrisburg International Airport has used a new tool to arrange nonstop service to a new destination.

The airport will offer nonstop flights to Denver, Colo., starting May 22, it announced Thursday.

The service, provided by Frontier Airlines, will be offered Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays through Sept. 9 on a 138-seat Airbus 319 aircraft.

That’s the farthest west that nonstop service ever has been provided out of Harrisburg, airport spokesman Scott Miller said.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/584605_Harrisburg-International-Airport-to-offer-nonstop-flights-to-Denver.html#ixzz1m6DLq2GX

Boyertown Man Charged In Alsace Killing

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Is there something in the air or water around here lately???

A Boyertown man was arrested at his home Friday about six hours after state police say he fatally shot a friend during an argument at an Alsace Township home.

Robert W. Pfanders Jr., 25, of the 300 block of East Third Street surrendered to troopers who surrounded his residence about 9:30 a.m., investigators said.

He was committed to Berks County Prison without bail following arraignment before District Judge Kim Bagenstose late Friday on homicide charges. He told the judge at Reading Central Court that he is single and a landscaper.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=364663

Sands Bethlehem Event Center’s First Acts: Beach Boys Reunion, Blink 182, Incubus And Alan Jackson

The Beach Boys’50th anniversary reunion tour, pop-punkers blink 182 and country megastar Alan Jackson lead a hefty lineup of acts that will play the new Sands Bethlehem Event Center in its first months.

They’re names that officials think will draw big enough crowds to help put the center in the Top 10 venues its size in the world.

Representatives from builders Vision Entertainment, the Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem and promoter Live Nation announced the lineups at a news conference Friday, then offered media tours of the construction.

Incubus, one of the most popular alternative rock bands of the 2000s, will perform the arena’s first concert on May 16.

Read more: http://www.mcall.com/entertainment/music/mc-sands-bethlehem-events-concerts-20120210,0,3724048.story