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What News You Need to Know For January 11th

Here is today’s top news stories in case you missed them this morning or are looking for more in depth details of a particular story.
GOP Presidential Front Runner Mitt Romney
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New Hampshire – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney claimed the nation’s first primary in Manchester, New Hampshire Tuesday.  The 64-year old became the first non-incumbent to win both Iowa’s first-in-the-nation Republican caucuses and New Hampshire’s leadoff primary.  Ron Paul, a congressman from Texas, finished second behind Romney.  He led the 30 candidates on the ballot with 38-percent of the votes.

Wisconsin – The son of the offensive coordinator for the Green Bay Packers, Joe Philbin, was found dead in Wisconsin’s Fox River Monday.  21-year old Michael Philbin had been missing since early Sunday.  No cause of death was immediately determined, but an autopsy was conducted yesterday.  Philbin had been in Oshkosh, Wisconsin visiting friends.


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Maine – Divers will begin today searching a water area in Maine for a missing 21-month old girl.  Ayla Reynolds has been missing since mid-December.  The search  is now in its fourth week.  She went missing from her father’s home back on December 16th.  He said he put her to bed at 8pm and reported her missing at 9am.  Police do suspect foul play in this case.

Clifton Park – A Board of Education meeting was held Tuesday at the Gowana Middle School in Clifton Park.  More than 200 people attending the meeting to speak or at least learn about the Shenendehowa School District’s recent decision to cease sexual education classes put on by Planned Parenthood.  For two decades, Planned Parenthood came into the district middle and high schools as part of their health education classes.
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Greenfield Center – A trail is set for Ann Arnold, the woman accused of starving and neglecting her horses.  The date was set yesterday.  Arnold surrendered 14 of the horses, but faces 19 counts of animal cruelty.  Arnold’s trial is set to begin on March 27th with two days set aside for its completion.  Two horses of the 14 have been adopted, but four are still available.

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