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PennDOT Passes Halfway Mark Of Winter Maintenance Budget

With eight major statewide snow and ice storms already this winter, and an arctic cold snap that gave us the coldest temperatures in twenty years, PennDOT officials have been very busy since before Thanksgiving. We are not yet halfway through winter, and PennDOT has passed the halfway mark of its seasonal budget for handling the…

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Allegheny River Flood Watch Extended Into Thursday Afternoon

The National Weather Service has extended the Flood Watch for the Allegheny River until Thursday afternoon (Jan. 16) at 4:00 PM. The watch area extends from West Hickory southward to the CW Bill Young Dam in the Pittsburgh area. A river Flood Warning issued Friday afternoon was downgraded on Sunday to a Flood Watch, which was originally expected…

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Erie Motorist Injured In Collision With Franklin Man

A Franklin-area man has been identified as one of the drivers in a two-vehicle crash in Erie County which left an Erie man seriously injured. State Police from the Corry station say the collision occurred around 7:00 AM Monday on Route 8 near Union City when an S-U-V driven by 44 year-old Russell Price, from…

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Meadville Man Dies In Crash Near Erie’s Casino

Police in Erie County have identified the man who died in a two-vehicle crash Saturday night near the casino in the Erie area as 76 year-old Albert Metheney, from Meadville. Accident investigators say Metheney was traveling south on Route 97 when he traveled into the opposite lane of traffic and into the path of an…

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Franklin Man Charged In Crash Involving Injury And With Fleeing The Scene

A Franklin-area man will be charged following an early morning accident on Route 965 that resulted in a passenger being seriously injured. Police say Travis Shingledecker fled the scene, leaving the passenger lying under a guard rail. State Police officials say the crash occurred at about 3:00 AM Sunday.  Shingledecker’s car reportedly left the road and flipped numerous…

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Man Survives 150-Foot Fall From Cook Forest Mountain Trail

An unidentified man was hospitalized Saturday afternoon after falling about 150 feet down a mountainside from a steep trail in Cook Forest. The 46 year-old victim landed above the north banks of the Clarion River.  Rescue crews were forced to cut through trees for nearly two hours to reach the man. Reports indicate the man was lowered with…

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NFL Divisional Playoff Results

NFL Divisional Playoff Results  (Conference Semifinals):   AFC Denver 24, San Diego 17 New England 43, Indianapolis 22   NFC San Francisco 23, Carolina 10 Seattle 23, New Orleans 15

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James Franklin Is New Penn State Football Coach

Penn State University officials made the announcement official on Saturday afternoon.  Vanderbilt coach James Franklin has become the Nittany Lions’ new head football coach. Franklin succeeds Bill O’Brien, whose Penn State teams went 15-9 over two seasons.  O’Brien accepted the head coaching position with the NFL’s Houston Texans at the end of December. Franklin tied…

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Penguins Split Weekend Games In Western Canada

The Pittsburgh Penguins returned home from a three-game swing through western Canada after splitting two weekend games and claiming five of a possible six points from the road trip. The Pens (33-12-1) finished the trip with a 2-1 victory over the Flames (15-24-6) in Calgary on Saturday night.  Chris Kunitz and Matt Niskanen scored the…

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Pitt Improves To 3-0 In ACC, Finally Makes Top 25, But Loses Johnson For Season

Lamar Patterson scored 27 points, and Talib Zanna added 16 as the Pitt Panthers (15-1; 3-0 ACC) bested Wake Forest 80-65 Saturday at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. The win, keeping Pitt perfect in league play in their initial season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, also propelled the Panthers for the first time this year…

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