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Daily News Stories for Thursday, January 29, 2015:
A wintry mix of precipitation moved into the Beaver Valley late this morning and is having an effect on the roads. State Police and the National Weather Service have reported slick road conditions in Chippewa and Blackhawk. According to PennDOT, their crews got out ahead of the storm and were able to salt some roadways before this system arrived. They are hoping it will help curb icing on the roadways until temperatures warm up this afternoon. According to the National Weather Service, the high today will be 39.
Homicide charges have been filed against a Beaver man who police say killed a Clinton County woman in 1991. 65-year-old Loyd Groves has been charged at the recommendation of a statewide grand jury. That's according to the Pennsylvania Office of the Attorney General. Court records show Groves was charged with first- and third-degree murder related to the disappearance and death of Kaherine Heckel 24 years ago. According to investigators, Groves killed Heckel after she ended their brief relationship.
Beaver County's longtime director of public works is retiring after more than 40 years with the department. In a resignation letter dated Tuesday, Jim Camp says he plans to retire after having worked under 17 different county commissioners over 42 years. The 63-year-old Camp says his biggest accomplishment was his work for the Veterans Memorial Bridge. Jim Camp will retire on April 2nd.
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