All units participating in the Christmas parade on Friday must sign in at Third Avenue at Poplar Street, and the parade will form on Poplar Street, Third Avenue and Hazel Street beginning at 5 p.m.
The parade will step off at 6 p.m. and travel ThirdAvenue to Hickory Street to Pennsylvania Avenue to Liberty Street to Third Avenue and disband at Third and Liberty.
For more information or to sign up, call 730-2063.
Hospice of Warren County, a non-profit affiliate of Warren General Hospital, received contributions during November in memory of William Burd, Reese Campbell Sr., Patrick Carigan, Pete Christensen, Alan Crone, Edward Danetz, Richard Eck, Constance Fehlman, Lynne "Patsy" Fisher, Jean Giesler, Rosa Gruttaria, Donald "Zeke" Hanson, Clyde Harman, Miriam "Patsy" Hoffman, Gib and Jean Johnson, Eleanor Jones, Wayne Keister, Joseph Kelly, Winnie Kenney, Nestor Kohut, Michael Lindvay, John "Jack" Mangini, Fahey Morley, Betty Morrison, Elaine Osborne, Lloyd Paul, Anthony Pellegrino, Joseph Siliano, Dorothy Stimmel, Ann Tassone, Robert Valone, Sue Wade, Thomas White, Eugene Williams, and Janet Zandi.
Donations can be made to Hospice of Warren County at P.O. Box 68, Warren, Pa. 16365 or online at www.hospiceofwarrencounty.com/donations. Donations support the comprehensive Hospice Program, including the John and Orpha Blair Hospice residence, palliative care service, DeFrees Support Program, and extensive bereavement services.
Charge filed in
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Police say a convicted murder is the man who fired shots into a crowd outside a Philadelphia birthday party, killing a bystander who fled the gunfire.
Investigators say 33-year-old Amin Gibbs faces murder and conspiracy charges related to the Nov. 17 shooting death of college student Zykia Sanders in the city's Powelton neighborhood.
Police say Sanders wasn't the intended target when three men pulled up in a sedan and two opened fire. Sanders was struck once in the back as she tried to get away.
The Philadelphia Daily News reports Gibbs was sentenced to at least 71/2 years in prison in 1997 for a killing two years earlier.
Gibbs was arraigned Wednesday morning and held without bail. Court records don't list an attorney for him.
Man to stand trial
for shaken baby
VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) - A suburban Pittsburgh man has been ordered to stand trial on charges he allegedly shook a 2-month-old girl so hard she died from brain damage.
Thirty-year-old 30-year-old Matthew Milisits, of Vandergrift, has been in custody since police say he acknowledged shaking the girl Nov. 15 at his home about 35 miles northeast of Pittsburgh.
Police added a criminal homicide charge when 8-week-old Sophia Ludwiczak was removed from life support on Nov. 19.
Defense attorney Duke George said after Tuesday's preliminary hearing that he didn't believe police proved Milisits shook the baby or intentionally caused death or injury.
Police initially said Sophia was Milisits' daughter but he has since said he wasn't sure he was the girl's father.
cleared to go home
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A Kentucky teen who fell five stories out of an apartment window near Penn State University has recovered enough to go home.
The Courier-Journal reports doctors said they expect 19-year-old Paige Raque (RAH-kee) to be released on Wednesday from Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville, Ky., where she has been recovering since Nov. 19.
Raque, who is a cheerleader at Penn State, fell from the window of an off-campus apartment on Oct. 13 during a party. She suffered brain trauma and broke her pelvis.
Raque told reporters on Tuesday that the recovery process "has been a challenge," and she is grateful for all the support she has received.
Her next goal is to walk without a walker, and she said she wants to return to Penn State next fall.
in magazine scam
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Two Pittsburgh men were arraigned and pleaded not guilty to federal fraud and conspiracy charges for an alleged scheme in which they scammed more than 21,000 into buying $2 million worth of magazine subscriptions that were supposed to benefit children's hospitals, veterans' support groups and other charities.
Forty-three-year-old Samuel Cole and 31-year-old Larhon Buchanan have been in custody since they were arrested Nov. 11 on indictment charging them with mail and wire fraud.
Federal prosecutors say the men began the scam under the name New Image Consultants Inc. in 2007, then later changed the name of their firm as they switched its mailing address from Pittsburgh, to Seattle, to Dallas.
The men allegedly recruited sellers and told them to pose as single mothers and ex-cons who were selling magazines to make a "fresh start" in life.
Man to plead in
slaying wife, girls
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) - A district attorney says a western Pennsylvania man has been scheduled to plead guilty Friday to killing his two young daughters and his estranged wife earlier this year.
Indiana County District Attorney Patrick Dougherty didn't immediately say what charges 41-year-old Lewis Beatty, of Home, will plead guilty to or what penalty he'll face. Beatty's attorney hasn't returned a call for comment.
Daugherty planned to seek the death penalty if Beatty was convicted of first-degree murder at trial.
Beatty is also charged with arson and animal cruelty because he allegedly set fire to his home, where his daughters were killed, and his estranged wife's residence after fatally shooting the family's pet pony, goat and dog on June 1.
State police say Beatty confessed to choking and slashing the throat of 33-year-old Christine Beatty, 6-year-old Sara, and 11-year-old Amanda.