SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch volunteer who fatally shot unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in Florida, has been charged with second-degree murder in the 17-year-old's death. See complete story in Nation/World section.
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Sharon man dies in Griswold Avenue house fire
A Sharon man died and another was sent to the hospital Tuesday night when a fire broke out at 1188 Griswold Ave., police said. A neighbor who lives behind the house that caught fire shortly after 9 p.m. said the fire appeared to start in a back room on the main floor. She said her husband ran into the house but was unable to save the man and was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.
- More than 100 firefighters from at least four counties in the region battled an enormous fire that erupted late Friday afternoon in Greenville-Reynolds Industrial Park. Volcanic-sized plumes of black smoke could be seen five miles away as the fire swept through several buildings in the industrial complex contained in the Pymatuning Township section of the park. No injuries were reported. Story and photos in Saturday's Herald.
19 students slashed during attack at suburban Pittsburgh high school
Flailing away with two knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression stabbed and slashed 19 students and a police officer in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.
At least five students were critically wounded, including a boy who was on a ventilator after a knife pierced his liver, missing his heart and aorta by only millimeters, doctors said.
Today's playoff games postponed
Because of the inclement weather moving in today, all PIAA basketball playoff games involving District 10 teams were postponed until Thursday.
The new schedule is as follows:
We ask for your patience and understanding as we battle the elements
Because of the snow and sleet, which have made many of the roads in Mercer County hazardous, we ask our subscribers to bear with us as we try to get today's' copy of The Herald to your house as soon as conditions will safely allow.
Full text of the President's State of the Union message
Here is the full text from President Barack Obama's 2014 State of the Union address:
Mr. Speaker, Mr. Vice President, Members of Congress, my fellow Americans:
Today in America, a teacher spent extra time with a student who needed it, and did her part to lift America’s graduation rate to its highest level in more than three decades.
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Power outage delays Herald pressrun, delivery
A power outage Tuesday evening at The Herald's printing plant delayed the pressrun for Wednesday's edition. We ask for your patience and assure you that your newspaper will be in your hands shortly.
Wallace defeats Heutsche in judge's race
Republican Daniel Wallace defeated Democrat Victor Heutsche in the Mercer County Common Pleas judge race. For complete county voting totals for all local races, visit the county's election page at: http://www.mcc.co.mercer.pa.us/election/Summary.htm
Stewart found guilty on all counts in murder of Bill Basilone
See Wednesday's edition of The Herald for complete story.
Closing arguments set in Basilone murder trial
Closing arguments will be made this afternoon as Joshua Stewart's murder trial wraps up.
Stewart, 20 is charged with first-, second- and third degree murder and two counts each of robbery and conspiracy for the Dec. 30, 2011 slaying of Farrell bar-owner William Basilone.
Accused's DNA matches that taken from gray hoodie
DNA samples taken from accused killer Joshua Stewart match samples taken from a gray hooded sweatshirt. believed to be worn by the man who shot and killed Farrell bar owner William Basilone, a DNA expert testified Monday morning during the third day of Stewart's trial on charges he killed Basilone on Dec. 30, 2011.
For more details, see Tuesday's edition of The Herald
Two witnesses put suspects in vicinity of bar the night of Basilone shooting
Two witnesses testified Friday that Joshua Stewart was near Basilone's bar on Roemer Boulevard in Farrell on Dec. 30, 2011 - the night bar-owner William Basilone was shot to death outside his bar.
Stewart is charged with first-, second- and third-degree murder and two counts each of robbery and conspiracy for the slaying.
Authorities identify couple killed in Grove City fire
Using dental records, authorities identified the two people killed in a fire Monday in Grove City. The cause and manner of their deaths has not been determined, with toxicology results still to come in, said Mercer County Coroner J. Bradley McGonigle III, who released the names today.
Buhl Park's mom and dad swans killed when hit by car
According to Buhl Park's website, the male and female swans at the park were killed at 5:45 a.m. today by a car as they were crossing Forker Boulevard. Their two cygnets survived, but they are only three months old. Hermitage police have been notified.
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