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Pennsylvania’s New Governor To Be Sworn In Tuesday

York County businessman Tom Wolf will be sworn into office on Tuesday (Jan. 20) as Pennsylvania’s new Governor. The occasion will mark the end of the one-term administration for Governor Tom Corbett, and a switch from a Republican to a Democrat in the state’s top office in Harrisburg.  Wolf, however, will be facing a Republican-controlled state…

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Townville Woman Hurt In Weekend Fire; Armstrong Road Home Is Completely Destroyed

A Townville woman spent the weekend in the hospital after a fire destroyed her home on Friday afternoon. Patty Burger was released from a Pittsburgh hospital on Sunday. The fire, apparently having started near a wood stove, leveled Burger’s home on Armstrong Road.  Burger was reportedly rescued by neighbors who brought a ladder and helped…

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Fire Destroys Oakland Township Home

A fire that broke out late Saturday night destroyed a home in Oakland Township near Dempseytown. Six fire companies responded to the blaze on Creek Road. The fire started shortly after 10:30 PM Saturday, and forced the collapse of the structure. No other details have been released.

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Knox Store Burglarized Saturday Night

State Police officials in Clarion County are searching for the burglars who broke into and robbed a store in Knox on Saturday night. Investigators say someone smashed the window on the front door of the East State Street business and made away with money, cigarettes and other tobacco products.  Police believe the burglars then escaped…

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Franklin Woman Charged With Assaulting Another Woman: Police Say Three Small Children Were Present

A Franklin woman was jailed Saturday night after she was accused of physically assaulting another woman at a residence on 15th Street in Franklin. Franklin City Police say three young children were present when the alleged attack occurred.  They accuse 29 year-old Natasha Sabisch of punching, kicking and choking another woman.  They did not identify…

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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Now At $208 Million; MegaMillions Prize Won In Illinois

The Powerball Lottery jackpot now stands as the largest current such prize in the country after a jackpot winner was determined in the MegaMillions Lottery on Friday night.  That ticket, with an estimated annuity value of at least $270 million, was sold in Illinois. Officials now estimate the annuity value of the jackpot in Wednesday…

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Repeal Announced Of Penn State Decree With NCAA Regarding Jerry Sandusky Sanctions

Stating “The NCAA has surrendered” and claiming “complete victory,” Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman announced Friday afternoon an agreement with the NCAA in Corman’s lawsuit challenging the validity of Penn State University’s consent decree reached during the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation which the Senator says results in a complete repeal of the decree…

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Pirates Sign Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday they have finalized the signing of Korean middle infielder Jung-Ho Kang. Reports indicate the deal is for four years and is worth $16 million. The 27 year-old Kang is attempting to become the first position player from the Korean Baseball Organization to catch on with Major League Baseball.  In…

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State Police Say 2014 Drug Seizures Nearly Doubled 2013 Total

The Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police says the value of illegal drugs seized by their agency last year nearly doubled the total from 2013. Frank Noonan says the PSP seized over $107 million worth of illegal drugs in 2014, including about $14 million in heroin and marijuana in the fourth quarter of the year…

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Pennsylvania Casino Revenues Down For Second Straight Year

For the second straight year, revenue at Pennsylvania casinos has declined. The gross revenue of just over $3 billion at the Commonwealth’s twelve casinos marked a drop of about 1.4 percent from last year, similar to the dip reported in 2013. Slots play collected about $2.3 billion dollars, a decrease of 2.7 percent, while table games brought…

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