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PITTSBURGH (AP) – Gov. Tom Corbett says he believes oil and gas giant Royal Dutch Shell is on track to build a multibillion-dollar petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania after meeting with people higher up in the company. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Friday that Corbett says he thinks the project is going in the right direction and that last week’s meeting went well. The company has an end-of-year deadline on a deal for land about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. A Shell spokeswoman says the company continues to evaluate the site. Beaver County Commissioner Joe Spanik says county and municipal officials are waiting to hear which portions of the 1,000-acre industrial site Shell will use. He says identifying the approximately 350 acres for development is necessary to start an application for tax exemptions there.

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania veteran’s affairs officials says they no longer have to limit taxpayer-paid military funeral honors to burials within 100 miles of Philadelphia and central Pennsylvania. Two state senators protested the policy in a letter this week. But the state now says that a commitment of additional federal money this month by the National Guard Bureau resolves the need for the limit.

 

YORK, Pa. (AP) – A carbon monoxide leak at a south central Pennsylvania prison appears to have been caused by a problem with the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system that serves the affected housing unit. York County Prison in Springettsbury Township sent 49 female inmates to various hospitals late Wednesday night and early yesterday morning. County officials said in a statement that they all had been returned to prison today.

 

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The Latest Business News

 

NEW YORK (AP) – Stocks rallied in an abbreviated Black Friday session. Trading was light, but the Dow jumped 173 points to 13,010, closing above 13,000 for the first time since Election Day. The S&P 500 rose 18 points to 1,409 and the Nasdaq added 40 to 2,966.

 

UNDATED (AP) – Retail analysts say Black Friday has grown into a two-day event, incorporating Thanksgiving this year and likely from now on. It won’t be clear for a few days exactly how many shoppers took advantage of Thanksgiving hours, but a survey early this month suggested about 17 percent of shoppers planned to go to the store on the holiday. Meanwhile, experts estimate Black Friday sales will be up 3.8 percent this year.

 

UNDATED (AP) – A union-backed group says Wal-Mart workers and supporters are protesting at 1000 stores in 46 states today. They are blasting the company’s wages, benefits and treatment of employees. Wal-Mart says the group is grossly exaggerating the extent of the protests.

 

NEW YORK (AP) – The first day of the holiday shopping season will be the last full day of post-Superstorm Sandy gasoline rationing in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the odd-even license plate system will end at 6 a.m. Saturday. He says more than 85 percent of gas stations in the city are now running, compared to 25 percent two weeks ago.

 

NEW YORK (AP) – The NHL is calling off all games through Dec. 14, plus the 2013 NHL All-Star Weekend schedule. The all-star festivities had been scheduled for late January in Columbus, Ohio. The league and the NHL Players Association had an unproductive negotiating session on Wednesday. The two sides have reached an impasse over how to split more than $3 billion in revenue and on player contracts.

 

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved)

 

Pennsylvania Lottery Numbers

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:

 

Cash 5

19-28-30-35-38

 

Evening Big 4

1-1-1-1

 

Evening Daily Number

4-9-7

 

Evening Quinto

4-5-4-7-8

 

Mega Millions

08-37-44-47-48, Mega Ball: 27

 

Megaplier

4

 

Midday Big 4

4-7-0-7

 

Midday Daily Number

8-8-3

 

Midday Quinto

7-9-8-2-7

 

Treasure Hunt

08-12-16-17-20

 

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved)

 

Features & Entertainment

 

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Actor Larry Hagman started out as a nice guy in “I Dream of Jeannie” but it was evil that made him famous as J.R. Ewing, a business cheat, faithless husband and bottomless well of corruption in “Dallas.” Hagman died yesterday at the age of 81. His family says in a statement that Hagman died Friday in Dallas. The statement was provided to The Associated Press by Warner Bros., which produces the new edition of the show “Dallas.” Hagman had returned as J.R. in this year’s new edition of “Dallas” on TNT. Linda Gray, his on-screen wife and later ex-wife in the original series and the sequel, says Hagman “brought joy to everyone he knew. He was creative, generous, funny, loving and talented.” Victoria Principal, who co-starred in the original series, recalled Hagman as “bigger than life, on-screen and off.” She calls Hagman “unforgettable, and irreplaceable.” Jeannie star Barbara Eden says Hagman was more than a great actor and television icon. She calls him “an element of pure Americana.”

 

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey residents devastated by Superstorm Sandy are being reunited with lost photographs and objects through social media. There are at least four Facebook pages targeted to New Jersey residents that help connect them with their possessions. People who find lost mementos can post photos of them on the site. Thousands of people have viewed the pages. Their creators say dozens of residents have been reunited with photographs. One woman got her wedding dress back, and a family found an urn holding cremation ashes. Social media is playing a pivotal role after the Oct. 29 storm. Facebook and Twitter pages and websites in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are helping connect people with aid and volunteer opportunities. Creators say they will keep the sites going for months.

 

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – Ten years after her kidnapping, Elizabeth Smart is telling her story. St. Martin’s Press bought the rights to the Salt Lake City woman’s memoir. It’s being written by a congressman-elect from Utah, Chris Stewart, who has authored books with religious and patriotic themes. Smart’s publicist says the book won’t just be a story of Smart’s nine months of captivity, but how she turned it into a cause for child advocacy after her improbable rescue by police along a suburban street in March 2003. Smart says she was waiting for the conviction of Brian David Mitchell before collaborating on her story. Mitchell is serving two life sentences for snatching the then-14-year-old Smart from her bedroom at knifepoint.

 

(Copyright 2012, The Associated Press, All Rights Reserved)

 

Sports

 

High School Football

 

Dunmore 35

Southern Columbia 29

 

Danville 28

Mount Carmel 21 Danville now plays Wyomissing in the state quarterfinal playoffs

 

Today on Eagle 107 at 1pm: Selinsgrove vs. University Prep

 

 

College Basketball

 

Penn State 60

Bucknell 57 This game was on Eagle 107 and Newsradio 1070 WKOK

 

College Football

 

Today on Newsradio 1070 WKOK 2pm: Wisconsin vs. Penn State