Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (a.) Of or pertaining to a particular place, or to a definite region or portion Of space; restricted to one place or region; as, a local custom.
2. (n.) A train which receives and deposits passengers or freight along the line of the road; a train for the accommodation of a certain district.
3. (n.) On newspaper cant, an item of news relating to the place where the paper is published.