NOON NUGGETS: Thursday, March 28, 2013
Here's what's happening in Winchester and beyond midday Thursday
WEATHER: It is overcast and 41 degrees in downtown Winchester at noon. Continued breezy and a 30 percent chance of rain this afternoon with a high of 48. Clear to partly cloudy for Friday and Saturday with a high in the low to mid-50s. A 60 percent chance of rain and a high of 54 for Easter Sunday.
IF I DON'T
IT'LL GO AWAY
Madalynn Gifford from Sewell, N.J., shies away from the Easter Bunny during a visit at the Cherry Hill Mall, Saturday, March 9, 2013 in Cherry Hill, N.J.
(AP Photo/ Camden Courier-Post, Joes M. Moreno)
MIDDAY STOCKS: The Standard & Poor's 500 index is trading above its previous closing high reached in October 2007, a year before the peak of the financial crisis.
The S&P 500 was up four points, or 0.3 percent, at 1,567 shortly before noon Eastern time Thursday. That's two points above its record close.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 46 points, or 0.3 percent, to 14,572. The Nasdaq composite rose four points, 0.1 percent, to 3,260.
HEADLINES: Arsenal of weapons found in Newtown gunman's home
US launches new batch of graphic anti-smoking ads
Boston mayor to announce he won't seek re-election
From a young age, no one could tame Evan Ebel
Budget cuts border security, immigrant detention
Ind. blast suspect charged in plot to kill witness
However court rules, gay marriage debate won't end
Scooter ads face scrutiny from gov't., doctors
Gun control backers struggle to win some Democrats
Ex-prosecutor: Death penalty decision wrenching
SOMETHING STRANGE: Police: Dog puts car into drive, injures Pa. man
Police in Pennsylvania say a dog that was left in an unattended vehicle knocked it into gear and the car struck a pedestrian.
West York Police say the accident happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. Tuesday and the pedestrian was found lying in the street.
Police say the car had been left running when the dog inside pushed it into drive, causing it to slowly start moving.
Police say the pedestrian tried to stop the car before it hit a parked truck, but was unsuccessful and was caught between the two vehicles. He hit his head, fell to the ground and was found unconscious.
He was treated at a hospital for his injuries.
TODAY IN THE STAR: The Frederick County Board of Supervisors Wednesday night unanimously approved a fee-for-service agreement for county fire and rescue companies. STORY
The Martinsburg Police Department has remianed silent about five of its officers fatally shooting a Stephens City man, the family has hired an attorney and is making a public outcry for answers. STORY
The Winchester Star Wrestler of the Year is Jordan Dowrey. David Scott is coach of the year.
SPORTS: Girls' basketball player and coach of the year, plus the All-Area Team will be announced on Friday.
Millbrook at Hedgesville (W.Va.), 7
Jefferson (W.Va.) at Millbrook, 6
Harrisonburg at Handley, 4
James Wood at Warren County, 7:30
Handley at Harrisonburg, 7
Warren County at James Wood, 7:30