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  1. Dressbarn is going out of business, will shut down all 650 stores No timeline was provided as the women's retailer starts a "wind-down of its retail operations," the company said in a statement. May 21, 2019, 8:27 AM EDT / Source: TODAY By Eun Kyung Kim The Dressbarn clothing chain will wind down operations as part of a larger plan to close all of its stores, the company has announced. No timeline was given for the closure of its approximately 650 locations, but the women’s retailer will remain open for business for the time being, along with its website, the company said in a statement. There will be no changes to the company’s return, refund, or gift-card policies or its loyalty-rewards programs. Dressbarn stores have failed to operate "at an acceptable level of profitability in today's retail environment," the company said in a statement.Getty Images “This decision was difficult, but necessary, as the Dressbarn chain has not been operating at an acceptable level of profitability in today’s retail environment,” Steven Taylor, the company’s chief financial officer, said in the statement. “During the wind down process, we will continue to provide our customers with the same great experience both in-store and online, offering them even better deals and value,” he continued. “We will work to assist our associates through the transition and maintain existing relationships with our vendors, suppliers, and other key stakeholders through this process. Ascena Retail Group, Dressbarn’s parent company, said the decision to shut down operations will have no impact on the operations of its other brands, which include Ann Taylor, Lane Bryant, Catherines and Justice. “Dressbarn’s wind down is another significant step taken to advance Ascena’s ongoing transformation,” it said in a separate statement. “This move is in line with the Company’s commitment to comprehensively assess and optimize its portfolio by focusing resources on its most profitable brands to position the business for long-term growth and enhance shareholder value.” Video Will Begin In... 3 Payless to close all 2,100 stores Feb. 16, 201900:3O Dressbarn’s news is the latest among a string of closures announced this year for brick-and-mortar stores that used to be shopping mall staples. In February, Payless ShoeSource said it had started its liquidation process in anticipation of closing all 2,100 of its U.S. stores. The news came shortly after Charlotte Russe, a clothing store aimed at teens and young adults, announced it would shutter all of its 500 locations. And while not closing shop, Victoria’s Secret’s parent company, L Brands Inc., said earlier this year it would close 53 of its 1,143 Victoria’s Secret and Pink stores. The downsizing reflects an era when physical store outlets find themselves scrambling to compete against internet sales and big-box stores such as Target and Walmart. https://www.today.com/style/dressbarn-going-out-business-will-shut-down-all-650-stores-t154519
  2. Couple credits love of chocolate as the secret to their 79-year marriage After nearly 80 years together, Curtis and Virginia Peters are still very much in love ... with each other and with chocolate. May 21, 2019, 4:53 PM EDT / Source: TODAY By Erica Chayes Wida It's hard to say exactly what keeps two people happily married for decades. But for one couple, their own sweet secret might just boil (or melt) down to chocolate. For as long as Susan Peters Cathoir can remember, her parents, Curtis and Virginia Peters, have loved Hershey's chocolate, especially the bars. As the fourth-born of the Peters' five children (now aged 77 through 65), Cathoir still remembers how the classic candy was always a staple in their home because her parents simply couldn't get enough. "They love the Hershey's. It melts in their mouth just the way want it," Cathoir told TODAY Food. Curtis and Virginia Peters married in 1940. On Saturday, now 100 and 103, they celebrated their 79th wedding anniversary.Susan Peters Cathoir Curtis, 100, and Virginia, 103, first met at the University of Northern Iowa (then Iowa State Teachers College) during World War II. In 1940, they married, began having children, and ran a printing shop together. The shop, a truly family-owned business, was even connected to their home in Waterloo, Iowa. The couple, according to Cathoir, always shared everything — and that included the Hershey's chocolate bars they enjoyed almost every day. Throughout their lives, the couple always kept plenty of Hershey's chocolate in the house. Cathoir recalled there were Kisses in candy bowls and plenty of bars in the kitchen. Her parents would even melt Hershey's bars for everyone to dip their ice cream into. In the late 1950s, the couple even treated themselves — and their kids — to a dream vacation: they packed up the family and took a bus from Iowa to Hershey, Pennsylvania, to see where and how their favorite candy was made in Hersheypark. The Peters are still happily married after 79 years and share everything.Teresa (Cathoir) Hamann Curtis and Virginia, who moved from Iowa to a nursing home in Geneseo, Illinois, to be closer to Cathoir, are still enjoying their daily ritual of a shared chocolate bar. Knowing how much their parents loved Hershey's, their kids began bringing plenty of chocolate with them on their visits so Curtis and Virginia can enjoy a piece whenever they like. "I keep a pack in the freezer and go and give them one every day. I always leave chocolate in their drawer so in case I can't make it or I'm late, one of the [nurses] can make sure they still get it," Cathoir told TODAY. Curtis Peters, now 100-years-old, in the Army as a young man.Susan Peters Cathoir According to their daughter, Curtis will open the bar and break off a piece for his wife, or sometimes a nurse will feed a bite to each of them. "Hershey's chocolate just keeps him alive, and he keeps her alive," Cathoir added. "He shares it with her all the time — he shares everything with her and she with him. When he drinks something, he shares it." A joint fondness for Hershey's is one thing that's always kept the Peters together, but it's certainly not the only special bond they share. "They pray a lot and they love. It's just pretty special," Cathoir said, adding that her parents have always been affectionate towards each other. The Peters at their 79th Wedding Anniversary celebration on Saturday, May 18.Teresa (Cathoir) Hamann On Saturday, Curtis and Virginia celebrated their 79th wedding anniversary. They were surrounded by family and everyone enjoyed a couple Hershey's chocolate bars. "Mr. and Mrs. Peters are a true testament to living a life full of love and warmth, together, for nearly 80 years. We are honored to learn that they choose to share Hershey’s chocolate to have a heartwarming connection each and every day of their lives," Hershey's brand senior director Ian Norton told TODAY. A Hershey spokesperson said the company will soon be sending the Peters a "very special anniversary gift," full of their favorite goodies. Said Cathoir of her parents' sweet sharing ritual, "They just love each other very much. They always share, and they taught us [the children] to do the same." https://www.today.com/food/couple-credits-love-chocolate-secret-their-79-year-marriage-t154472
  3. Over 200 jobless after Duncansville company closes doors by Sabrina Silva Tuesday, May 21st 2019 AA A mailing company's headquarters in Duncansville closed its doors this week for good, leaving hundreds of people without a job. (WJAC) DUNCANSVILLE, Pa. (WJAC) — A mailing company's headquarters in Duncansville closed its doors this week for good, leaving hundreds of people without a job. North American Communications announced its closing Monday. On Tuesday, 6 News spoke with Stephen McKnight, who’s the president and CEO of Altoona-Blair County Development Corp. -- he's been in meetings with both the company and its employees after the news of the closure was released. He says the company simply could not afford to stay open, which is why it had to abruptly close its doors. McKnight says over 200 employees have been displaced following this decision, which is why the main focus is getting them back on track. "All the employees will be getting an interaction,” McKnight said. “If they choose to take it on with the Career Link system, they'll be registered as a displaced worker, and immediately a match will begin to take place in the database for open positions to match those positions with the rates of those individuals. That will happen almost immediately.” The employees aren’t the only ones hurting from this decision, according to Blair County's Chamber of Commerce, Duncanville will also be paying a price and that's because the company will no longer be paying them the taxes it was while open. McKnight also says North American Communications closed its Mexico branch, on which it relied for a lot of its equipment. He says that could have potentially played a role in this closure. SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://wjactv.com/news/local/over-200-jobless-after-mailing-company-closes-in-duncansville
  4. Probably delayed because PennDOT must not have all their ducks in a row.
  5. CRIME Published 7 hours ago Off-duty FDNY firefighter attacked by teens after defending elderly couple, cops say By Paulina Dedaj | Fox News close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 21 Fox News Flash top headlines for May 21 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A New York City Firefighter sustained a concussion and several broken teeth Saturday after police say he was assaulted while trying to stop a group of teens from harassing an elderly couple. The 38-year-old off-duty firefighter was traveling on East 86th St. in Manhattan at around 9:25 a.m. Saturday when he noticed six teens “harassing” an elderly couple, a spokesperson with the New York City Police Department told Fox News. WISCONSIN FIREFIGHTER DIES AFTER BEING SHOT RESPONDING TO MEDICAL CALL, OFFICIALS SAY The man reportedly tried to intervene -- and police say that’s when one unidentified member of the group punched the firefighter “with a closed fist,” knocking him to the ground. The suspect then continued assaulting the man while he was down, officials said. The firefighter was taken to Columbia University Medical Center and treated for the head and mouth injuries. Police describe the suspects as three males and three females between the ages of 15 and 17. No arrests had been made as of Tuesday and police say anyone with information should call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-8477. https://www.foxnews.com/us/off-duty-fdny-firefighter-attacked-by-teens-after-defending-elderly-couple
  6. 300 Pounds of Marijuana Seized During Brookville Traffic Stop May 21, 2019 12:42 am· Author: Aly Delp PINE CREEK TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A recent traffic stop on Interstate 80 in Pine Creek Township led to the seizure of approximately 300 pounds of marijuana. Court documents indicate the Pennsylvania State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations filed criminal charges against 47-year-old Sophia Ming Xia Lin, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and 47-year-old Guang Hui Li, of Flushing, N.Y. According to a criminal complaint, around 11:59 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, Trooper Hoy of the Pennsylvania State Police SHIELD section (Safe Highways Initiative for Effective Law Enforcement and Detection) initiated a traffic stop on Interstate 80 eastbound at mile marker 80.9 in Pine Creek Township, Jefferson County. According to the complaint, upon approaching the vehicle and after speaking with the occupants, identified as Sophia Ming Xia Lin and Guang Hui Li, consent to search was requested from Li and was denied. A Pennsylvania State Police K-9 Unit was then called to the scene, and, according to the complaint, the certified Drug Detection K-9 alerted police that drugs may be inside the vehicle. A search resulted in the seizure of 300 vacuum sealed bags of marijuana totaling approximately 300 pounds. Li and Lin were arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Gregory M. Bazylak on Friday, May 17. They each face the following charges: – Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony – Use/Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor They were each lodged in the Jefferson County Jail pending $250,000.00 monetary bail. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 11, with Judge Bazylak presiding. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/300-pounds-of-marijuana-seized-during-brookville-traffic-stop/
  7. Start Date Changed for Local Enhancement Project on Beaver Drive Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by Gant Team in Local News DUBOIS – The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has announced that the start of work has been changed for a local enhancement project on Beaver Drive in DuBois. The project had been expected to start May 20, but has now been changed to June 3. The work zone will stretch east from Division Street almost to Shaffer Road. Beginning June 3, crews will be working to install sidewalk, ADA compliant ramps, and bus pull-off areas. No major traffic delays are anticipated but drivers may encounter intermittent flagging of traffic, if project activity makes it necessary. Drivers should always be alert for the potential of flaggers in the roadway. All work will take place during daylight hours. The City of DuBois is the project sponsor and Francis J. Palo Inc. of Clarion is the contractor for the $577,000 job. Completion is expected before Nov. 5. PennDOT reminds drivers to use caution in all work zones, obey posted speed limits and always buckle up. PennDOT encourages drivers to “Know before they go” and to check conditions on more than 40,000 roadway miles by visiting www.511PA.com. 511PA is free, available 24 hours a day, and provides traffic delay warnings, weather forecasts, traffic speed information, and access to more than 860 traffic cameras. 511PA is also available through a smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, by calling 5-1-1, or by following regional Twitter alerts accessible on the 511PA Web site. Subscribe to PennDOT news in Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin and Potter counties at www.penndot.gov/District2. For regional updates on Twitter, follow www.twitter.com\511PAStateCOLL.
  8. Jefferson County Woman Faces Charges for Theft of Game System May 20, 2019 12:30 am· Author: Aly Delp BELL TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Charges have been filed against a Jefferson County woman who allegedly admitted to stealing and then selling a game system. Court documents indicate the Punxsutawney-based State Police filed criminal charges against 23-year-old Melissa Denise Dillard, of Punxsutawney. According to a criminal complaint, around 3:45 p.m. on April 16, Trooper Green, of the Punxsutawney-based State Police, interviewed Melissa Dillard at the PSP Punxsutawney barracks. According to the complaint, during the interview, Dillard admitted to stealing a missing Xbox. Dillard allegedly stated she was at the residence the Xbox was taken from and excused herself to go to the restroom, but instead, she took the Xbox out of the bedroom and took it to her boyfriend’s vehicle, the complaint states. Dillard stated that her boyfriend had no involvement or knowledge of her actions. She added that after they left the residence, they went directly to Game Stop in Johnstown and sold the Xbox. Dillard also provided a written statement explaining her actions, according to the complaint. The Xbox was subsequently recovered from Game Stop and returned to the victim. Based on the investigation, the following charges were filed against Dillard in Magisterial District Judge Jacqueline J. Mizerock’s office on Wednesday, May 15: – Theft by Unlawful Taking – Movable Property, Misdemeanor 1 – Receiving Stolen Property, Misdemeanor 1 A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 2, with Judge Mizerock presiding. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/jefferson-county-woman-faces-charges-for-theft-of-game-system/
  9. Should have at least bought her a box of chocolate covered peanut butter or as most know them as Reese' Peanut Butter Cups.
  10. Brookville Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash May 20, 2019 12:35 am· Author: Aly Delp LEEPER, Pa. (EYT) – A 35-year-old Brookville man died Sunday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a pickup truck on Route 66 in Farmington Township, Clarion County. Marienville-based State Police Trooper Bloom said the accident happened around 3:35 p.m. on State Route 66 near its intersection with Tylersburg Road. Trooper Bloom said 22-year-old Jordan T. Sleppy, of Tylersburg, was traveling north on State Route 66 and attempting to turn left onto Tylersburg Road when his 2014 Ford F-250 collided with a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja traveling south on State Route 66. The operator of the motorcycle – 35-year-old John I. Ross of Brookville – was pronounced dead at the scene. Sleppy was not injured in the collision. Pennsylvania State Police CARS (Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Specialist) unit was called to the scene to conduct an accident reconstruction. Farmington Township Volunteer Fire Company, Knox Ambulance, PennDOT, and Snyder’s Auto Body also assisted at the scene. The investigation is ongoing. https://www.explorejeffersonpa.com/breaking-news-brookville-man-killed-in-motorcycle-crash/
  11. Mom diagnosed with cancer the day her husband died passes away at 38 Most important to Tessie Sylvester was that her sons maintain strong ties to their family. May 17, 2019, 1:11 PM EDT / Source: TODAY By Rachel Paula Abrahamson When Tessie Sylvester’s husband, John, was diagnosed with ALS in 2012, she had a serious talk with her sister Jenny Halverson. “Tessie was like, 'if anything happens to me, you and Chris need to take the kids,’" Halverson told TODAY Parents. “It just all seemed so farfetched at the time.” Tessie Sylvester and her husband John had two boys when they found out he had ALS. Courtesy of the Halverson family Then, on June 17, 2017 — the same day Tessie became a widow — a doctor called with devastating news. Tessie had stage 4 adenocarcinoma, an aggressive gland-based cancer. “We sat down and she said, ‘Jenny, if I die promise you’ll be a mom to my boys,’ and I said, ‘Of course I will, Tessie, but we’re gonna fight this. We’re not going to think about anything of this other stuff,’” Halverson said. “I needed her to be OK.” When John was diagnosed with ALS, Tessie asked her sister, Jenny, to take care of her kids if anything happened to her. Courtesy of the Halverson family But the cancer was relentless and the Minneapolis dentist began to share her wishes for Gus, 8, Freddy, 7. “One day, Tessie called me and said, ‘They can’t date until after high school,’” Halverson recalled. Tessie was also adamant that her children not feel pressure to be good at soccer. (Tessie was on an award-winning college team while John played professional for the Minnesota Thunder.) But most important to Tessie, who was one of six siblings, was that Freddy and Gus maintain strong ties to their family. “We’re all incredibly close,” Halverson said. “That will never change.” John Sylvester died on June 17, 2017. That day, Tessie received her diagnosis: She had adenocarcinoma, a gland-based cancer.Courtesy of the Halverson family In April, Tessie sensed that death was nearing and held an adoption ceremony with Jenny and all of their children at the hospital. (Jenny and her husband, Chris, are parents of Oscar, 15, Edith, 12, and Hazel, 10.) “Tessie did so much to lay the groundwork to help Freddy and Gus face life without her,” Jenny said. “During the ceremony she was like, ‘My brothers and sisters are my greatest blessing. I was one of six and now you get to be one of five. You will always have each other and look after each other.’ Her words brought the boys so much comfort.” Tessie, 38, died two weeks later on May 1. As she fought her cancer, foremost in Tessie's mind was that her boys be close to their family. Courtesy of the Halverson family Gus and Freddy have been sleeping on a big pullout couch with Oscar, Edith and Hazel in Jenny’s basement. They have beds, but prefer having a slumber party. “There is an overwhelming amount of love there,” Halverson said. “They are all taking care of each other and I know Tessie is watching and she’s smiling. As much as they’ve lost they have this huge family network.” Tessie's sister Jenny and her husband officially adopted Freddy and Gus in April 2019. Courtesy of the Halverson family Soon, Jenny and Chris will be moving their brood — which includes Tessie’s English Mastiff — into a larger home just two miles down the road. “Tessie chose the house,” Halverson said. “She wanted something with a big backyard where everybody could gather for barbecues and that is exactly what we’ll be doing this summer.” In a sweet twist, Tessie’s brother Frank purchased her house so that Freddy and Gus can always come and visit. The family has also set up a Go Fund Me for the kids. Gus and Freddy have returned to school and are beginning to process life without their mom. Some days are harder than others. “I will make certain they know how hard she fought for them,” Halverson said. “Tessie was courageous and selfless and strong and I am so grateful for the gift of her boys. We are so blessed to be the ones to have Gus and Freddy.” https://www.today.com/parents/mom-2-dies-cancer-two-years-after-husband-dies-als-t154348
  12. CRIME Published 3 hours ago Veteran impaled by stolen tripod dropped on California freeway By Bradford Betz | Fox News close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 20 Fox News Flash top headlines for May 20 are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com A California veteran riding passenger in a van was severely wounded Thursday after a yellow-and-red tripod smashed through the windshield and impaled his lung, authorities said. The tripod was stolen from a California Department of Transportation crew and dropped off an overpass onto Interstate 5 around 10:30 a.m. Thursday, authorities said. A stolen tripod smashed through the glass of a van last Thursday, injuring the passenger, authorities said. (CHP) Tim Page, the driver, told KCRA-TV he was on Interstate 5 when the tripod broke through the front windshield. He said it went through his passenger’s lung and popped out. The passenger survived. Matthew Adam Thompson is suspected of having dropped a tripod over an Interstate 5 overpass last Thursday, impaling an oncoming passenger, authorities said. (CHP) The suspect, whom authorities have identified as 32-year-old Matthew Adam Thompson, was arrested on an active warrant and resisting an officer, KCRA-TV reported. California Highway Patrol is pursuing an attempted murder charge, the report said. Page volunteers with El Dorado Veteran Resources and had picked up his passenger from the airport. No further details were released on the veteran's condition. https://www.foxnews.com/us/veteran-impaled-by-stolen-tripod-on-california-freeway
  13. South Carolina Published 2 hours ago South Carolina dad fatally shoots daughter he thought was intruder: report Fox News Authorities in Greenville, S.C., responded to a deadly shooting early Sunday. (Fox Carolina) A South Carolina father fatally shot his adult daughter early Sunday after mistaking her for an intruder, authorities said. The shooting occurred at a Greenville home at about 1 a.m. The victim was identified as Nadeja Jermainequa Pressley, 23. Her father reportedly shot through a door at the home. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Fox Carolina reported that the shooting is being investigated. Video A neighbor told another local outlet that she heard two gunshots and saw police everywhere. “That’s just a sad feeling,” she said. https://www.foxnews.com/us/south-carolina-dad-fatally-shoots-daughter-he-thought-was-intruder-report
  14. Sunday - Spaghetti, salad, dessert at Brockway Depot.
  15. Loved ones stunned as authorities allege illegal cemetery likely dug up, reused caskets by Cory Pippin, WPMI Friday, May 17th 2019 AA Loved ones stunned as authorities allege illegal cemetery likely dug up, reused caskets PRICHARD, Ala. (WPMI) - Loved ones of people buried in a Prichard cemetery are stunned and disgusted after authorities allege caskets may have been dug up and reused. For those with friends or family buried in the Heritage Memorial Garden Cemetery, the news from the Mobile County Sheriff’s Officer comes as a shock. Angela Dortch has spent the last few months grieving the loss of her daughter Tamara. But Dortch is now facing an unimaginable question; is her child even in the cemetery at the corner of Cheeseman Street and Owens Avenue where she was supposedly buried? “This is heartbreaking, and it’s scary to think my baby might not be in her casket. She might not even be in a casket,” said Dortch. Dortch was visibly shaken as she watched NBC 15’s exclusive coverage of the raid on the New Ship Ministries Church by Mobile County Sheriff’s deputies on Friday. The church is believed to be connected to the alleged illegal cemetery run by Cedric McMillan. Authorities said cadaver dogs discovered a funeral home inside with caskets that appeared to have been dug up and reused. “That was one of my nightmares. I already thought that he was reusing those caskets,” Dortch said. Dortch was one of numerous people who raised concerns about the cemetery’s operations, which led to NBC 15’s investigation. Deep down, Dortch said she always felt there was something horrid below the surface. “This is devastating, and it’s hurting a lot of people. It really hurts,” said Dortch. Other families have also contacted NBC 15 with concerns that their loved ones may not be inside their caskets anymore. Folks are expected to get answers as the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office investigation continues. For all of our previous stories on this cemetery, click the links below: NBC 15 investigation into alleged illegal cemetery leads to raid on Prichard church Families trying to exhume loved ones from Prichard cemetery Accused pastor in court over alleged illegal cemetery in Prichard "They can't rest, We can't rest" Families protest alleged illegal graveyard Prichard cemetery temporarily shut down SEE VIDEO REPORT ; https://wjactv.com/news/nation-world/loved-ones-stunned-as-authorities-allege-illegal-cemetery-likely-dug-up-reused-caskets
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