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Daily News Stories for Wednesday, August 20, 2014:
An underground coal waste-pile fire that threatens air traffic visibility at Pittsburgh International Airport will be extinguished. That announcement made today by the Department of Environmental Protection. The site of the fire is near runways on airport property in Findlay Township. Smoke from the fire has been burning for several years. The one-year project is expected to begin in September.
A vigil was held last night for a woman who police say was killed by her boyfriend in Aliquippa. Police say Patricia Thompson was stabbed in the neck a number of times by James Turner. Thompson's body was found inside her Adams Street home Friday. Turner turned himself in and police charged him with murder. Tuesday's vigil took up almost an entire block. Turner's preliminary hearing is set for next week.
Aliquippa police are warning residents and local business owners of counterfeit $20 bills being circulated and distributed. City police are investigating after several of the counterfeit bills have been found. According to police, all of the bills have the same serial number: IL92438455G. Police advise that producers of the bills may change the serial number. Aliquippa police ask that anyone who receives a counterfeit bill or has any information call the department at (724) 375-6682.
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