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Scarnati To Continue As State Senate President Pro Tempore

Jefferson County lawmaker Joe Scarnati was re-elected Tuesday to the post of state Senate President Pro Tempore. Scarnati will serve his eighth year in the high capacity.  Tuesday’s vote was declared unanimous. Scarnati would preside over the State Senate in the absence of Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley, and would be the designated successor to Cawley if…

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St. Petersburg Man Charged In New Years Eve Police Chase

A 20 year-old St. Petersburg man has been charged in a police chase that occurred in the Emlenton area on New Years Eve. Brendan Golden is charged with fleeing or eluding police, as well as three traffic violations. Emlenton Police say they attempted to stop a car that passed a stopped vehicle at a stop sign…

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Titusville Woman Reappointed As City Mayor

Titusville City Council on Tuesday reappointed Esther Smith as Titusville mayor. The vote was 4-1.  Smith will be serving a second term. Council followed the move with a unanimous vote to reappoint Bill Adelman as deputy mayor. Don Frazier and Jeff Thomas were sworn in as new Council members.   Keith Bromley also serves on…

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Oil Region Rebounds From Tuesday’s Quick Freeze

As projected, the polar vortex system which dropped Oil Region temperatures to their lowest marks in twenty years, was short-lived. After lows that reached down to -17 on Tuesday, temperatures Wednesday are expected to climb into the upper teens, and the mercury should peak in the mid-forties over the weekend. After the past mild weekend, the temperature…

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Power Outages Brought On By Frigid Weather; Lamartine Residents Without Heat Provided Shelter At Fire Hall

The St. Petersburg Fire Hall was opened up Tuesday morning to accommodate Lamartine-area residents who were without electrical power, and thus in many cases without heat. Officials estimated that upwards of 170 customers lost power Monday night when the temperature in Clarion County dropped to as low as -17.   Most electric service was restored…

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Franklin Man Gets Jail Time In Police Chase And Georgetown Road Assault Incident

A Franklin man has been sentenced to serve from thirteen months to two years in the Venango County Jail in connection with charges stemming from both a police chase in June and an assault incident the following month. 21 year-old Nathan McAninch had entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court.  In exchange for his pleas, several…

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Pens’ Comeback Results In 5-4 Shootout Win In Vancouver

The Pittsburgh Penguins squandered a 2-0 lead, fell behind by a 4-2 margin, scored twice with their goaltender pulled from the net in the closing minutes of regulation play, and beat the Canucks 5-4 on a Sidney Crosby shootout goal in an NHL game played Tuesday night in Vancouver. The Penguins (32-12-1) won for the…

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Seven Penguins Players Chosen For Winter Olympics Hockey Games

In addition to Brooks Orpik and Paul Martin who were announced last week as members of Team USA in the upcoming Sochi (Russia) Winter  Olympics games, five other Pittsburgh Penguins hockey players have been named to national squads for the games’ men’s hockey competition, which will begin on February 13. Team captain Sidney Crosby and…

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Winston TD Toss With 13 Seconds Left Lifts Florida State To BCS National Title

A 2-yard touchdown pass from Jameis Winston to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left in the final BCS college football title game gave Florida State a 34-31 victory over Auburn, preserved a perfect season for the ACC’s Seminoles (14-0) and ended the SEC’s string of consecutive national championships at seven. The winning pass capped off…

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Zach Johnson Wins 2014′s Inaugural Golf Event

Zach Johnson won the first pro golf event of 2014 on Monday, closing with a 7-under-par 66 for a one-shot victory over Jordan Spieth at the Tournament of Champions at the Kapalua Resort’s Plantation Course in Kapalua, Hawaii. The win was worth $1.14 million. After recording a 74 in Sunday’s third round, Johnson found himself…

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