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Lancaster City Morning Buzz: Wednesday, 11 December

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Lampeter-Strasburg graduate James Wolpert was eliminated last night from The Voice. The show airs on NBC.

Wheatland Middle School remains closed due to a fire Monday night at the school. Material outside a kiln had caught on fire last night. Wheatland is one of the schools within the School District of Lancaster.

Due to weather conditions yesterday, trash and recycling were suspended. Collections will proceed under the “holiday” schedule for the rest of the week. This means that collections will occur a day later. Although some collections were made on Tuesday, the route will be run again on Wednesday. Residents whose collection is normally scheduled Wednesday to Friday, should set out trash and recycling a day later. Readers with questions should call Solid Waste Hotline at 717-291-4744.

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:

Lock Haven University (LHU) freshman Camille Bomboy was hunting on her family farm in Mill Hall when she was attacked by a black bear. She saw three cubs run past her then a large black bear attacked her, reports the Lock Haven Express. Bomboy was treated at Lock Haven Hospital then transferred to Geisinger Medical Center where she underwent surgery. She is recovering well.

Governor Tom Corbett signed execution warrants yesterday for two men convicted of murder, according to press release from his office. Robert Gene Rega was convicted of killing a night watchman during a robbery in Jefferson County. Laquaille Bryant was convicted of killing two women in Philadelphia.

The six people who went missing in Nevada after going to play in the snow have been found, reported CNN.

Bitcoin has been getting a lot of ink lately. JPMorgan Chase has filed a US patent application for a Bitcoin like system, according to Financial Times.

A Marine sergeant who died while serving in Greece was sent home to the Philadelphia area to be buried. He was, Time reports, sent home without his heart. His parents are suing the Department of Defense.

Around the World:

The Memorial Service for former South African leader Nelson Mandela was yesterday. At a time to remember him and his life, traditional media seemed to only focus on the fact that President Obama shook hands with Fidel Castro’s brother.

The Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii remains under a Watch status. The volcano remains active.

Anti-government protestors in Kiev have progressed inside city hall. BBC reporter David Stern reports that the riot police have withdrawn.

Spies are using games like World of Warcraft and Second Life to communicate, according to many media sources including the New York Times. These role playing atmospheres are the perfect breeding ground for new recruits.

Parents are supposed to protect their children. That seems like an obvious statement but, as CNN reports, some women in Cambodia are selling their daughters into the sex trade.

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