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State Department Of Public Welfare Changes Name

Monday (Nov. 24) was the day that the state’s Department of Public Welfare underwent a name change. The agency now officially becomes the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. The name change was approved by the state legislature with lawmakers saying they would minimize the costs of the change-over by having the agency use old letterhead and…

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Wind Advisory Posted On Milder Monday, Preceding Colder Temperatures Monday Night

The National Weather Service has posted a Wind Advisory for the Oil Region, effective from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM Monday (November 24). Accompanying temperatures peaking Monday well into the 60’s, wind gusts as high as 48 miles per hour are possible.  In addition to obvious potential problems such as downed tree limbs and power…

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Law Enforcement Searches For Person Responsible For Pleasantville Oil Line Damage

State Police officials say a search is being conducted for whoever is responsible for damaging an oil line on a series of oil wells near Pleasantville. The vandalism caused a large amount of crude oil to spill onto the ground and into a nearby stream. Investigators believe the incident occurred sometime Friday afternoon or early…

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Penn State Goes 2-1 At Charleston Tournament

Guard D.J. Newbill totaled 83 points over the weekend as Penn State took two of three games at the Charleston Classic college basketball tournament in South Carolina. Newbill led all scorers with 22 points, and Shep Garner added 13 as the Nittany Lions capped off tourney play with a 63-61 win over Southern California on…

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Islanders Take Two From Penguins; Teams Are Now Tied For First Place

Jaroslav Halak stopped 27 of 28 shots on Saturday night, leading the New York Islanders to their second win in two nights over the Pittsburgh Penguins, winning 4-1 in Uniondale, New York. With the win, the Islanders (14-6) tied the Penguins (13-4-2) for first place in the NHL’s Metropolitan Division. Evgeni Malkin gave the Pens…

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Cooperstown-Area Man Charged In Alleged Sexual Relationship With 12 Year-Old Girl

A Cooperstown-area man was arraigned last week on eight charges in connection with an alleged sexual relationship with a 12 year-old girl. 43 year-old Keith Moore is charged with the rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, the corruption of a minor and numerous counts of indecent assault. Investigators say Moore is accused of carrying…

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Pitt Keeps Bowl Hopes Alive With 30-7 Home Win Over Syracuse

Chad Voytik threw a pair of touchdown passes, Chris James rushed for a career-high 122 yards and a score, and Tyler Boyd caught seven tosses for 126 yards and a TD as the Pitt Panthers rekindled their fading hopes for a bowl bid by posting a 30-7 home victory over Syracuse on Saturday. Pitt (5-6; 3-4…

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State Police Child Safety Seat Check To Be Offered Tuesday In Cranberry

In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, the Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting child safety seat checks on Tuesday (Nov. 25) from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Franklin State Police station on Route 322 in Cranberry Township. The PSP says the proper installation and use of child restraint systems is the best…

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Erie Man Accused Of Making Facebook Threats Against Officials At Allegheny College

Law enforcement officials in Erie say an Erie man is undergoing a mental health evaluation after he allegedly made threats on Facebook against unidentified individuals at Allegheny College in Meadville. The suspect is identified as a 21 year-old male, but police did not release his name.  An early report indicates that the man is a…

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Penn State Loses At Illinois On Last-Minute Field Goal

David Reisner booted a 36-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining in the game on Saturday to propel Illinois to a 16-14 home victory over Penn State. The 54-yard drive that set up the winning kick was led by Illinois’ backup quarterback Reilly O’Toole, who also threw a one-yard scoring pass to tight end Matt…

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