ABC 23 News Update 3 11/15/13
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Smoking in public places in Punxsutawney almost became illegal this week.  Borough Council voted to ban it but the Mayor quickly vetoed.  Under the ban smoking would be off limits in public areas such as parks and playgrounds.  Violators would be subject to fines up to 300 dollars but the Mayor said no to the idea.  Borough Council Members say the Mayor doesn't understand the dangers of second hand smoke.  The Council President says he plans to raise this issue again at the next meeting if they get a majority plus one vote that will override the Mayor's veto....

A local community coming together to help a family of nine who lost their home in a devastating fire Wednesday afternoon.  The couple moved to the house along Ayva Lane in Gregg Township more than a decade ago.  The place is a total loss and a State Fire Marshall continues to look for a cause.  The Penns Valley community is helping the family out by collecting donations at the Grace Baptist Church....

More than 200 students from 11 Cambria County Schools joined together for the Cambria County Junior High Chorus Festival Thursday night.  The students spent all day Thursday rehearsing and showed off a variety of songs.  The Director says bringing all of these students together helps enhance their passion for the arts.  The concert was held at Penn Cambria High School in Cresson.