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Month: December 2016

Weather Forecast – December 8th, 2016

High 46/ Low 25 Cloudy today with winds coming out of the est at 7 to 13 mph.  Gusts will reach as high as 26 mph. Into the night, expect some snow showers, with no significant accumulation expected.  It will be mostly cloudy into the night, with winds staying roughly the same as the morning hours....

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This Day in History- December 8th, 2016

John Lennon was assassinated on this day by Mark David Chapman.  He was shot and killed outside his Manhattan Apartment.   Mark David Chapman shot him four times at close range with a .38-caliber revolver. Lennon was pronounced dead before he arrived at the hospital. On this day, in 1941, Jeanette Rankin, a representative from Montana, ad the the first woman elected to Congress was the sole member of congress to vote against declaring war on Japan.  She also voted against declaring war on Germany before World War One. Finally, on this day, in 1775, Colonel Benedict Arnold and General Richard Montgomery began the siege of Quebec in an ill-fated bid to tilt Canadian resources towards the American cause.  The siege would until December 31st, when the Americans launched an assault on the city that led to the death of General Montgomery and left Arnold seriously wounded....

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Travel Alert- December 8th, 2016

Travel Alert 220 LANE RESTRICTION Piatt Township, Lycoming County- 220 Between Level Corners Road and Route 287 there will be lane restrictions on the southbound lane between 7AM and 3PM today due to road construction.  Fiber Optic Cables will be installed on Utility Poles along that route. The weather this morning is cloudy, but no precipitation is expected.  Visibility is also good, with no reports of fog for your morning commute. The weather this morning is cloudy, but no precipitation is expected.  Visibility is also good, with no reports of fog for your morning...

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December 7th, 2016- This Day in History

At 7:55 a.m. Hawaii time, a Japanese dive bomber bearing the red symbol of the Rising Sun of Japan on its wings appears out of the clouds above the island of Oahu. A swarm of 360 Japanese warplanes followed, descending on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in a ferocious assault. The surprise attack struck a critical blow against the U.S. Pacific fleet and drew the United States irrevocably into World War II. With diplomatic negotiations with Japan breaking down, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and his advisers knew that an imminent Japanese attack was probable, but nothing had been done to increase security at the important naval base at Pearl Harbor. It was Sunday morning, and many military personnel had been given passes to attend religious services off base. At 7:02 a.m., two radar operators spotted large groups of aircraft in flight toward the island from the north, but, with a flight of B-17s expected from the United States at the time, they were told to sound no alarm. Thus, the Japanese air assault came as a devastating surprise to the naval base. Much of the Pacific fleet was rendered useless: Five of eight battleships, three destroyers, and seven other ships were sunk or severely damaged, and more than 200 aircraft were destroyed. A total of 2,400 Americans were killed and 1,200 were wounded, many while valiantly attempting...

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