NOON NUGGETS: Thursday, March 28, 2013

Posted: March 28, 2013

With Wire Reports

Here's what's happening in Winchester and beyond midday Thursday

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. 


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.

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

Boys' Soccer
Harrisonburg at Handley, 4
James Wood at Warren County, 7:30

Girls' Soccer
Handley at Harrisonburg, 7
Warren County at James Wood, 7:30