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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Monday, 9 December

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Schools across the County, including the School District of Lancaster, are under delays or closings after a winter storm blanketed the area in snow and ice. The weather was more than local forecasters called for, leaving roads treacherous. A pile up on the Pennsylvania Turnpike left one dead, reports the Daily Local News. Millersville University Meteorologist Eric Horst tweeted the County saw an average of four inches. The County remains under a Winter Weather Advisory until 10 a.m.

Philadelphia Eagles won yesterday, 34-20, at home in at least six inches of snow against the Detroit Lions! As the snow began to fall harder, the Eagles came from behind to claim the win.

“Irish Christmas in America” will be performed at the Ware Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission and may be purchased online at The Ware Center is located at 42 N Prince Street.

The Fridge will be tonight offering Music Monday with Hogmaw. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. Enjoy drinks, pizza and music. Must be 21. The Fridge is located at 534 North Mulberry Street. For more information, visit the event on Facebook.

Lampeter-Strasburg graduate James Wolpert returns as one of the Top 5 on The Voice tonight. The show airs on NBC.

Music lovers can now get advance tickets for February’s Lancaster Roots and Blues Festival. The Festival will be held at several venues throughout the City. It is slated for 21-22 Festival.

Around the Nation:

Many of our neighbors enjoyed their community Christmas parades over the weekend. Santa arrived throughout the State, including Lock Haven and Coatesville.

The Ten Commandments may soon come under attack in Oklahoma. Satanists there want to build a monument to the Devil outside the State Capital in Oklahoma, according to Aljazeera America. The monument is in response to a Ten Commandments monument there.

Flags though will continue to fly at half mast until sunset today in memory of Nelson Mandela. President Obama had ordered a proclamation recognizing the memory of former South African leader Nelson Mandela. Mandela’s funeral is tomorrow. Obama is expected to attend.

Around the World:

Lenin fell in Kiev. Protestors in the Ukraine toppled a huge statue of Vladimir Lenin yesterday, according to NPR.

Radiation has been detected outside the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. According to RT, the radiation level is enough to kill someone in less than a half hour.

Thailand Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolves parliament. Her actions come after approximately 150 members of parliament said they would resign en masse, according to CNN.

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