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Daily News Stories for Tuesday, September 1, 2015:
A court has upheld a murder conviction for a former Bridgewater councilman in the 1979 killing of a woman. The ruling yesterday reaffirmed Gregory Hopkin's sentence of 8-to-16 years in Catherine Walsh's killing. Hopkins was linked to Walsh's death by DNA retrieved from a cup he'd tossed out in 2010.
The cause of a Beaver Falls house fire is under investigation. The flames brokes out at an abandoned home in the 1800 block of 11th Avenue in the city yesterday afternoon. Firefighters remained on the scene through the evening. No injuries were reported.
Police have released surveillance pictures of an arson suspect in Lawrence County. An outdoor trail camera captured the man who investigators believe used an aerosol can and lighter to set a New Beaver house on fire Saturday night. No one was home at the time. The inside of the home was destroyed and is being considered a total loss.
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