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Allegheny College Professor, Charged In Child Pornography Investigation, Resigns

An Allegheny College professor has resigned following the filing of charges against him this week in a federal child pornography investigation. 57 year-old literature professor Kirk Nesset was charged Wednesday by the FBI with two counts of the possession of child pornography based on images involving children that they say were found on Nesset’s computer…

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Bucs Blanked By Bumgarner, Bounced From Baseball’s Postseason

Madison Bumgarner blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates on four hits in a complete-game shutout on Wednesday night as the San Francisco Giants eliminated the Bucs from postseason play by winning the one-game National League Wild Card contest 8-0 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Offensively, the big blow for the Giants was a grand slam home run…

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Penguins Blank Red Wings 2-0 To Finish Preseason At 3-3

Marc Andre-Fleury made saves on all 25 shots he faced Wednesday night for a goaltender save in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ final preseason game, a 2-0 victory over the Red Wings in Detroit. The Pens finished their preseason schedule with a 3-3 record.  Their regular season will begin on Thursday, October 9 with a 7:00 PM…

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Butler County Woman Tries To Retrieve Dropped Camera, Falls To Death At McConnells Mill State Park

Sources in Lawrence County say a woman who had dropped her camera fell to her death early Wednesday evening when she tried to scale a ledge to retrieve it. The victim has been identified as 58 year-old Cheryl Goebel, from Cranberry Township in Butler County. The incident occurred around 7:00 PM Wednesday in McConnells Mill…

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Latest FHS Hall-Of-Fame Class To Be Inducted Thursday Night

The newest five members of the Franklin High School Hall-of-Fame will be inducted on Thursday night (Oct. 2) during an Applefest lead-in event to be held at the Quality Inn and Conference Center in Franklin. The inductees will include Jim Hedglin, Sr., Rich Hancox, Jill Wilkinson-Blaylock, Hilary Hager-Carter and the Reverend Ronald Witherup. The FHS…

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Knox Woman Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash On Interstate 80

A Knox woman was injured late Wednesday afternoon when her car was struck from behind in the Emlenton bridge construction area along Interstate 80 in southern Venango County. State Police officials say the incident occurred in a work zone limited to one lane on the westbound lanes of the highway in Scrubgrass Township.  They say a…

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Franklin Man Faces Charges For Allegedly Assaulting Two People At Two Different Locations

A Franklin man waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday on charges connected with the alleged assaults of two people at two different locations last Saturday evening. Franklin City Police have accused 34 year-old Eric Mix with threatening and assaulting a man at one residence, and then returning home and assaulting his girlfriend.  Police say both incidents…

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McIlroy Voted PGA Tour Player-Of-The-Year

Rory McIlroy has been voted PGA Tour Player-of-the-Year for the second time in three years. Chesson Hadley was voted tour Rookie-of-the-Year. McIlroy reached the status of the world’s top-ranked golfer late this summer when he won the British Open, the World Golf Championship’s Bridgestone Open and the PGA Championship in consecutive outings.  He won three…

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Charges In Clarion Shooting Threat Withdrawn After Alleged Victim Fails To Appear At Hearing

Charges against a Clarion man were dropped Tuesday after a man he allegedly threatened failed to appear on time for a hearing in Clarion County Central Court. The charges against 28 year-old Bryan Tavel had included two counts each of simple assault, making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment. Tavel had been accused of firing a shotgun toward a…

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Police Investigating Vandalism To FedEx Vehicles In Sandycreek Township Over Six-Month Period

State Police in Venango County are investigating a series of incidents in which someone has been tampering with vehicles that are contracted to the FedEx company and which were stored inside a facility in Sandycreek Township. Company officials say the incidents can be traced back to mid-March. Investigators say the damaged vehicles have been parked…

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