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Alleged Sexual Assault By Employee At Abraxas

State Police in Forest County revealed Thursday they are investigating an accusation that an employee of the Abraxas rehabilitation program sexually assaulted a male teen who had been assigned to the program. The initial police report issued in Marienville, where Abraxas is located, did not list the name of the suspect. Investigators say a seventeen year-old former client of…

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Pennsylvania Political Science Professor/Pollster Remembers JFK

Friday (Nov. 22) marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Much attention has been focused over the past several days on the shooting death of the nation’s 35th President and the questions still surrounding the 1963 assassination. Franklin and Marshall College political science professor and pollster Dr. G. Terry Madonna…

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Transportation Funding Plan Clears The State Senate

The major transportation funding plan passed by the state House on Tuesday cleared the Senate on Wednesday and was sent back to the House for concurrence. Some objection was raised in the Senate regarding the House adding the “prevailing wage” issue. The bill would remove the cap on a tax paid by oil companies, and…

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Slippery Rock Man And Dog Saved From Swamp Mud

A Slippery Rock man and his dog are both okay after they were rescued by a neighbor from a swamp near the man’s home early Wednesday evening. The neighbor reportedly used a kayak to work his way toward 70 year-old James Hogue, who later said he became stuck in knee-high mud while he was searching…

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Prince Fielder Traded For Ian Kinsler

The Detroit Tigers on Wednesday evening traded first baseman Prince Fielder to the Texas Rangers in exchange for second baseman Ian Kinsler. The Rangers will also receive $30 million in “cash considerations” to cover part of the $168 million that Fielder will still be owed over the next seven seasons. The 29 year-old Fielder hit…

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Pens Blank Caps 4-0; Fleury Records 25th Shutout

Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his second shutout of the season, and the 25th of his career, leading the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-0 blanking of the Washington Capitals in a game played Wednesday in Pittsburgh. Fleury (13-6) needed to stop only 18 shots in a contest in which the Penguins outshot their opponents 40-18.  Pittsburgh (14-8)…

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Zanna’s Double-Double Leads Pitt Past Lehigh 77-58

Talib Zanna scored a career-high 23 points Wednesday night as the Pitt Panthers (4-0) defeated Lehigh (1-4) 77-58 in a game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Zanna also grabbed 14 rebounds, Durand Johnson scored 15 points and James Robinson tallied a career-high 11 assists. Tim Kempton paced Lehigh with 20 points. Pitt…

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Erie Man Wanted In Crawford Co. Was Passed Out In Car; Suspected Meth Lab Found

An Erie man who was wanted on warrants in Crawford County has been found. Police say 31 year-old Timothy Goodwill was discovered passed out in the driver’s seat of his car at a business in Millcreek Township on Tuesday afternoon.  Millcreek Police called in representatives of the state Attorney General’s Drug Control bureau when they…

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State House Passes Transportation Funding Package

Lawmakers in the state House of Representatives finally voted Tuesday to approve a comprehensive transportation funding package. The approval came one day after House legislators had defeated a package by just four votes. Radio PA News reports the funding plan would raise $2.3 billion dollars a year for roads, bridges and mass transit.  Apparently six…

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Tentative Venango County Budget Approved; No Tax Hike Is Included

The Venango County commissioners have given their approval to a preliminary $51.3 million county budget that does not contain a real estate tax increase. Expenses for 2014 are listed at about a two-percent higher level than for this year.  The spending plan anticipates a deficit of more than $2.8 million. The general fund budget in the…

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