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NCAA Restores Some Penn State Football Scholarships

The NCAA announced Tuesday morning that they will restore some of the Penn State University football scholarship numbers previously reduced as part of the penalties imposed against the school in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case. Acknowledging the school has made changes recommended in the Freeh report, and acting on a…

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State Treasurer Announces Bid For Governor; Democratic Field Now At Eight

State Treasurer Rob McCord announced Tuesday his intention to run for Governor next year. McCord becomes the eighth Democrat to announce an election bid for a run versus a presumed re-election effort by Republican Governor Tom Corbett. In the Democratic field, McCord joins Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, former state Revenue Secretary Tom Wolf, Former Secretaries of the…

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PIRATES MAKE PLAYOFFS FOR FIRST TIME IN 21 YEARS

A home run by Starling Marte in the top of the ninth inning propelled the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 2-1 victory over the Cubs on Monday night in Chicago and into the Major League playoffs for the first time since 1992. Pittsburgh’s Justin Morneau sealed the victory by throwing out the Cubs’ Nate Schierholtz on…

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Manning Nearly Perfect In Broncos’ 37-21 Win Over Oakland

Peyton Manning completed 32-of-37 passes for 374 yards and three touchdowns on Monday night, and led the Denver Broncos (3-0) to a 37-21 NFL victory over the visiting Oakland Raiders (1-2). Manning threw TD tosses to Eric Decker, Wes Welker and Julius Thomas, while Ronnie Hillman ran for a Denver score and Matt Prater added…

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Pens Win Last Home Preseason Game In A Shootout Over Chicago

Kris Letang forced overtime by scoring two third-period goals, and teammates James Neal and Sidney Crosby scored goals in a 2-0 shootout, as the Pittsburgh Penguins posted a 3-2 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks in their final home preseason game played Monday night at Consol Energy Center. The Pens (2-3) had fallen behind on a…

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Riverside Drive To Re-Open Tuesday Evening; Three-Way Stop At Rt. 257 Intersection

The long-awaited re-opening of Route 62 (Riverside Drive) north of Oil City should happen sometime Tuesday evening (Sept. 24). Motorists are reminded that, while the Seneca Hill realignment project continues, a three-way stop will be in effect at the intersection of Routes 62 and 257 at the bottom of the hill.  Eventually, new traffic signals…

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Vision Quest Escapee Sought, Suspected In Burglary At Sandycreek Couple’s Garage

Law enforcement officials have issued bulletins regarding the escape of a Vision Quest resident who is suspected in a Monday morning burglary at a garage at a residence in Sandycreek Township. State Police officials from the Franklin station believe 18 year-old Tyree Catledge, from the Erie area, fled the Vision Quest facility in Sandycreek around…

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Crawford County Fire Chief Jailed In DUI, Assault Case

Law enforcement officials in Crawford County say the chief of a Meadville-area volunteer fire department was arrested over the weekend for allegedly assaulting a woman at her home on Route 18. State Police investigators from the Meadville station say 34 year-old Gig King, from Harmonsburg, drove to the victim’s home early Saturday morning and physically…

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Polk Man Injured In Weekend Rollover

A Polk man was treated for injuries over the weekend after his vehicle left a Sandycreek Township road and rolled over several times. State Police troopers say the incident occurred late Saturday afternoon on the Polk Cutoff. 30 year-old Brian Mook apparently lost control of his vehicle during a heavy downpour.  The vehicle went through…

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Franklin Man Charged With Assaulting A Woman

A Franklin-area man has been charged after he allegedly assaulted a woman during an incident last Thursday night. Franklin City Police officials say Ronald Wise is also being charged with the possession of a controlled substance. Officers did not reveal all of the details of the incident.  Their report did not indicate Wise’s connection with…

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