Pittsburgh Police Arrest Teenager In East Busway Killing, Search For Others

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A map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with its neighborhoods labeled. For use primarily in the list of Pittsburgh neighborhoods. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pittsburgh police said today they have arrested one teenager and are looking for leads on two other people in connection with the killing and robbery last week of a man in Homewood along the East Busway.

Police said Jordan Bey, 16, of Homewood shot Omar Islam, 21, once in the leg, five times in the back and once in the head while Mr. Islam waited for a bus.

Detectives arrested Jordan at relative’s home in Duquesne on Monday night.

Detectives are also looking for Desmond Young, 20, of Homewood, who has not been charged but who is listed in court documents as conspiring with Jordan and for leads on a Homewood man known to police only as “Blue.”

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-city/pittsburgh-police-arrest-boy-16-in-east-busway-killing-707666/#ixzz2hpRCKjD7

Shaub’s Opens In Lititz

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Lancaster County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Shaub’s, the longtime retail staple of downtown Lancaster, has opened a new store in Lititz after buying Hess Clothing store at 11-15 Broad St.

The store opening comes about two weeks after Shaub’s closed its store at Shoppes at Landis Valley, where it moved after closing its store at 18 N. Queen St. in downtown Lancaster last summer. Shaub’s opened that store in 1880.

Read more: http://lancasteronline.com/article/local/906527_Shaub-s-opens-in-Lititz.html#ixzz2hpOvtj4n

Kingston Police Arrest Man On Heroin Charges; Find Lackawanna County Sheriff Badge

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Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Luzerne County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

KINGSTON, PA — Police arrested a man they allege sold heroin and detained another man who was in possession of a Lackawanna County Special SheriffDeputy badge on Tuesday.

Drug agents allegedly bought heroin from Barry James Gately, 44, on Oct. 9 and 11. When police searched Gately’s residence at 380 Wright Ave., he wasn’t there.

Gately and Mark Broody, age and address unknown, entered the residence through a rear door as police were inside the house, according to charges filed.

Read more: http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/909676/Kingston-police-arrest-man-on-heroin-charges;-find-Lackawanna-County-sheriff-badge

Prospect Of Jobs Draws Thousands To Camden Site

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Map of New Jersey highlighting Camden County (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The news that a company coming to Camden would be accepting applications for as many as 1,000 positions brought double that number of people to a job fair whose organizers combined it with a political rally Monday afternoon.

Amir Khan, a Camden mayoral candidate, hosted the ribbon-cutting for Acts Industries L.L.C., a maker of modular temporary housing units that is leasing a former factory building at East State Street and River Avenue.

Khan, who said he has no financial stake in the company, said he was a friend of Acts owner Irv Richter, who is also chairman and chief executive of the Evesham-based construction management company Hill International.

Khan, who last year failed in a bid to open a charter school catering to suburban children, said he persuaded the businessman to locate Acts, a subsidiary of AlphaGen International, in Camden instead of Mississippi.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/business/20131015_Prospect_of_jobs_draws_thousands_to_Camden_site.html#rzHGfjxPUWvGmlOb.99

Reading City Council Moves On Plan To Fix Aging Sewer System

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Map of Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The administration and City Council on Monday revved up the plan to fix the city’s estimated 170 miles of sanitary sewer pipe, awarding an $847,747 contract to a firm just to oversee other contractors’ investigations of what’s wrong.

Hazen & Sawyer, Philadelphia, will use the voluminous data coming in from those other probes to build a computer model of the pipe system, assess where its problems are and what repairs are needed, and evaluate which areas will need more capacity in coming years.

“It’s important to have a firm that can handle the data,” Deborah A.S. Hoag, city utility systems manager, told council members.

She said the data coming from other contractors – who have built a special map of the system and televised and smoke-tested many of the pipes – is phenomenally huge.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=516474

Reading Airport Approves $1.8 Million Budget

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English: Reading Airport, Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Reading Regional Airport Authority today approved an operating budget of $1.8 million that includes a buffer of only $38,000 for its fiscal year that began Oct. 1.

Board members also authorized airport manager Terry Sroka to plan the airfield’s 75th anniversary celebration next year.

Sroka said he plans to showcase the original City Hangar, now used by Millennium Aviation, by re-enacting the opening ceremonies in October 1939.

Read more: http://readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=516536