Noon Hour Update: Court appearance in Penryn rape case; 19th-century business carries on; embezzlement case update; regional sewer and high school hoops

What’s happening and what we’re working on
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Welcome to the Auburn Journal’s “Noon Hour Update,” where we’ll present you with stories and updates on what’s going on in the news and what we’re working on for our Sunday print and online editions.

27 dead in school shooting: Follow our ongoing coverage of the school shooting in Connecticut where 26 victims have been identified.  Click here for the Associated Press’ coverage of the event and here for the photo gallery.

What we’re working on:  The man accused of allegedly raping a severely disabled woman in a Penryn care facility is in court today. Reporter Gus Thomson will be on hand to cover the proceedings. Gus is also looking into the longevity of a local business that dates back to the 19th century. Gus is also looking into the cause of a North Auburn fire.

Reporter Jon Schultz is working to update where things stand in the case of a man and his wife who allegedly embezzled money from his mother. Jon is also looking into where things are at in the regional sewer project.

Sports Editor Matthew Kimel will continue to be covering the Coach “G” Memorial Tournament for girls basektball at Earl Crabbe Gym and will have updates throughout the weekend.

What you’re talking about:  Several of our stories have you sharing your opinions this morning. Our pieces on the homeless near the Auburn Airport, the man arrested for alleged rape of a severely disable woman and our story of a teen arrested for breaking into the Auburn Police compound have people sharing their views. Readers are also weighing in on the tragedy in Connecticut today. Read these stories and more and weigh in.

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