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Governor Wolf Calls For Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s Resignation Following Charges Being Filed Against Kane

Governor Tom Wolf has called for the resignation of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, following the filing of charges Thursday against Kane in a case involving a leak to the news media of secret grand jury information. Wolf stated that Kane cannot possibly perform her duties while she is facing these charges. The counts against…

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Friday At The Venango County Fair

Friday will be the penultimate day of this year’s Venango County Fair, concluding Saturday at the 4-H Fairgrounds off Route 62 between Franklin and Polk. Fridays morning’s activities will include the open pleasure horse show, the senior 4-H livestock showmanship contest and the first of several presentations by visitors from the Carnegie Science Center in…

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Attorney General Kane Charged With Leaking Grand Jury Information

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General Kathleen Kane was charged Thursday with crimes alleging that secret investigative information was leaked, and that Kane lied about it to a grand jury. The allegations date back to a case in 2009 and 2010 in which two employees of a non-profit organization in the Philadelphia area entered guilty pleas to charges involving…

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Rejected State Police Commissioner Nominee Chosen As Director Of State Office Of Homeland Security

The man whom the state Senate had recently rejected as Governor Tom Wolf’s State Police Commissioner has been named by the Governor to head up the state’s Office of Homeland Security. Colonel Marcus Brown has served as Superintendent of the Maryland State Police, and previously was an officer for the Baltimore City Police Department.  He…

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Pennsylvania Nursing Home Task Force Formed

In the wake of allegations recently leveled against a health care corporation and fourteen of its nursing homes here in Pennsylvania, the state’s Secretary of Health has announced the formation of a new nursing home task force. Secretary Karen Murphy says the move will ensure that the state is taking immediate steps to address the allegations,…

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Franklin Funeral Home Burglarized

Police officials in Franklin are investigating a burglary that took place at a funeral home in the city. The incident occurred at a Chestnut Street location either Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.  Reports indicate that someone entered the building by breaking the window on a door.  Once inside, an undisclosed amount of cash was taken. Any…

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McCutchen, Polanco Both Homer In Bucs’ 7-5 Win Over Chicago

Andrew McCutchen and Gregory Polanco both homered and drove in two runs on Wednesday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates posted a 7-5 win over the Chicago Cubs in the final game of a rain-shortened two-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Aramis Ramirez, Pedro Alvarez and Sean Rodriguez also drove home runs for the Pirates…

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Three Accused Of Breaking Into Store In Rocky Grove

A 19 year-old Franklin-area man and two juveniles stand accused of burglarizing a store in Rocky Grove last weekend. Sugarcreek Borough Police indicate that 19 year-old Cody Culver turned himself in after having heard that one of the juvenile suspects had been questioned.  Culver has since been charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking and…

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Thursday At The Venango County Fair

Thursday’s activities at the Venango County Fair include one of the annually anticipated favorites.  The 4-H livestock auction will be held at 6:30 PM at the Phillips Arena. The day’s events will begin at 9:00 AM with the open game horse show.  Dairy shows will follow later in the morning. A silent auction to benefit…

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Former Wolf Aide Katie McGinty Announces Bid For Pat Toomey’s U.S. Senate Seat

Governor Tom Wolf’s former top aide, Katie McGinty, did the expected on Tuesday, announcing she will run next year in the Democratic primary for the nomination for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Senator Pat Toomey. McGinty would run in the spring against former Congressman Joe Sestak, who lost a narrow race to…

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