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Franklin Man Charged In The Physical Abuse Of A Child

A Franklin man faces charges in the alleged physical abuse of a child. Franklin City Police say the charges are connected with an incident that reportedly occurred last Thursday afternoon at a residence on the 1000-block of Elk Street in Franklin. Police say 38 year-old Jason Covington was charged Monday with simple assault and endangering…

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Results Released Of Efforts To Trim Civil Court Backlogs

The results of an effort to reduce backlogs in the state’s civil court system have been released. The effort started in the fall of 2012 when county courts with the help of the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts started work to dispose of cases which had already been settled or where both sides no longer…

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Penguins Give Up 3rd-Period Hat Trick To Pominville In 4-1 Preseason Loss At Minnesota

Jason Pominville scored three times in the third period on Monday night, lifting the Minnesota Wild to a 4-1 home victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Pominville’s hat trick dropped the Penguins to 2-3 in preseason play with one game remaining. Minnesota’s Zach Parise started the game’s scoring late in the first period, and Pittsburgh’s Steve…

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Gordon Wins Chase Race At Dover; Chase Field Trimmed To 12 Drivers

Jeff Gordon won for the fifth time on the Monster Mile at Dover International Raceway on Sunday, automatically qualifying for the next round of Chase for the Sprint Cup races in an event in which the lowest four points holders among the Chase’s 16 qualifiers were eliminated. Taking the checkered flag at the AAA 400 for his 92nd…

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Grove City Teen To Face Charges; Allegedly Claimed To Be Drug Dealer On Social Media

A Grove City teenager is facing juvenile charges after he allegedly tried to convince a younger boy through social media that he is a drug dealer. Grove City Police say the 15 year-old suspect contacted an 11 year-old through social media with a message that he could provide the younger boy with drugs.  The older…

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Sun Glare Becomes A Hazard To Drivers In The Fall

Highway traffic safety officials are reminding drivers that we are moving into the season when the “sun is lower in the sky,” and sun glare becomes a problem for motorists. Compounding the problem each year is the fact that the days get shorter, and the glare of the sun now affects drivers during the late…

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Police Arrest Driver Who Allegedly Damaged Numerous Yards Before Fleeing Disabled Vehicle

Local police officials over the weekend were considering what charges to file against a man who they say was driving under the influence, caused damage to several yards and then abandoned his vehicle when it broke down on him. The incidents occurred early last Wednesday evening.  Police authorities have not released the identity of the…

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Harrisville Man Involved In Saturday Morning Rollover On Georgetown Road; Injuries Termed Minor

Accident investigators say a Harrisville man escaped serious injury Saturday morning when his car left the road and rolled over. The incident occurred shortly after 11:00 AM Saturday on Georgetown Road in Irwin Township in southern Venango County. State Police officials say 43 year-old Joseph Blair was operating a car that traveled off the road…

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Steelers Blow Late Lead vs. Tampa Bay, Lose on TD With 7 Seconds Left

With the game seemingly well in hand, the Pittsburgh Steelers gave up a 5-yard touchdown pass with seven seconds remaining in a 27-24 loss to Tampa Bay on Sunday afternoon in a game played at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The winning score, on a pass from Mike Glennon to Vincent Jackson, was set up by…

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Pirates Lose Last Two; Will Host Giants In Wild Card Game Wednesday Night

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen surrendered nine runs in five innings in games played in Cincinnati on Saturday and Sunday.  The Pirates lost both contests and finished two games behind National League Central Division champion St. Louis (90-72). The Pirates’ 88-74 record, with six wins fewer than in 2013, still gives Pittsburgh the home site for the…

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