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  • Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Alleged robbery leaves bartender scarred for life

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 22:18:38 GMT
    In Summers Countythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around 1:00AM on Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar.While this was going on, the bartender says she was cut acros...
    In Summers Countythe Lilly Pad Bar in Hilldale was taken by surprise over the weekend.According to reports, two men allegedly walked into the bar with knives demanding money. Around 1:00AM on Sundaythere were only two people in the entire bar, the bartender and a customer.Two men allegedly came in armed with knives. and tied up the customer and cut his hand.After that, deputies say the robbers took 7-8 thousand dollars from the bar.While this was going on, the bartender says she was cut acros...
  • Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Will parking be an issue for Saints fans as the State Fair of West Virginia comes to town?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:29:53 GMT
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
    Local New Orleans Saints fans continue to watch and enjoy their beloved team as they continue to practice in our area. But as the State Fair of West Virginia grows closer and closer, some are concerned if parking will soon be an issue.
  • Lane closure planned to repair East River Mountain Tunnel

    Lane closure planned to repair East River Mountain Tunnel

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:21:20 GMT
    Starting on Tuesday, July 29, the northbound lanes of Interstate-77 through the East River Mountain tunnel will be closed.  The lanes are being closed to allow crews to repair the tunnel after a fire that happened over the weekend.
    Starting on Tuesday, July 29, the northbound lanes of Interstate-77 through the East River Mountain tunnel will be closed.  The lanes are being closed to allow crews to repair the tunnel after a fire that happened over the weekend.

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WASHINGTON, May 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:

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LIFE INSURANCE

Profile America - Sunday, May 4th. Many things we take for granted in current society actually had their beginnings in Colonial America. And many beginnings in Colonial America took place in Philadelphia. The first known life insurance company was called the Corporation for Relief of Poor and Distressed Widows and Children of Presbyterian Ministers chartered this month in 1759. Given the year and location, it should not be surprising that Benjamin Franklin was involved in setting up the business. Now, there are almost 137,000 insurance agencies and brokerages in the U.S., with nearly 700,000 agents and workers. The insurance industry is a $106 billion a year sector of the economy. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the America's Economy mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.

Sources: http://www.phcmontreat.org/ThisDayInHistoryIndex-May.htm 
http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/tableservices/jsf/pages/productview.xhtml?pid=ECN_2007_US_52A2&prodType=table  NAICS 524210

Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotions of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). 

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