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Pens To Open Regular Season With Home Game vs. Anaheim

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Sunday they will open their 2014-2015 NHL season at home on Thursday, October 9 against the Anaheim Ducks. Although the second game of the year will be played in Toronto, the Penguins will be at home for seven of their first ten contests, including matchups against Philadelphia on Wednesday, October 22…

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Armed Robbery At Geneva Convenience Store

The search continued over the weekend for the man who robbed a Geneva convenience store at gunpoint early Friday morning. The store is located at the Geneva exit of Interstate 79 near Cochranton.  Police say a man walked into the business shortly before 3:30 AM Friday, produced a gun and demanded money of the on-duty…

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Former Governor Thornburgh Hospitalized After Mild Stroke

Former Governor Dick Thornburgh was hospitalized in Pittsburgh over the weekend following what doctors have diagnosed as a mild stroke. Thornburgh’s wife, Ginny, told reporters Sunday the former Governor is “resting comfortably.” The 81 year-old Thornburgh was stricken at his weekend home in Latrobe on Saturday. Thornburgh also served as United States Attorney General and…

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State Hospital Association Calls For Increase In Cigarette Tax

A hospital advocacy group says it has a remedy for the state’s budget crisis. Proposed cuts to the budget could result in the loss of federal Medicare funding. The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania is calling for an increase of sixty cents per pack in the state’s cigarette tax.  Supporters say this would generate the…

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Pirates Walk Away With Win On Walkoff Walk

A walk to Russell Martin with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th inning on Thursday afternoon gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds in the finale of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Pirates (35-37) had taken a 3-2 lead into the ninth inning, but…

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Shippenville Man Sentenced To 25-50 Years For Attack On Teenage Girl And Striking Woman With A Car

A Shippenville man was sentenced Thursday to a maximum allowable sentence of 25-to-50 years in state prison in two incidents in March of last year in which he was accused of attacking female victims, striking one woman with a car. In the cases in Clarion County Court, 23 year-old Ethan Hannold was also ruled a…

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World War II Re-enactment Returns To OC&T Railroad

For the second straight year, re-enactors will transform the Oil Creek & Titusville’s railroad car into a World War II transport train for an historical weekend in the Oil Region. This Saturday’s (June 21) re-enactment will revolve around the Perry Street Station in Titusville and the OC&T’s 13-and-a-half mile rail loop through parts of Crawford…

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Lawmakers Look Into Use Of Radar Guns By Local Police

Under current state law, only the State Police may use radar to check the speed of motorists in Pennsylvania, but there are those who want also to put radar guns into the hands of local police officials. It is a debate that goes back decades to the very creation of radar guns. Many local police…

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Corbett Signs Young Athlete Protection Bill

Governor Tom Corbett has signed legislation designed to protect youth athletes from any coaches or other sports officials who would prey on them sexually. A new state law creates the offense of sexual assault by a sports official.  It carries maximum penalties of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine. It also closes a loophole…

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Pennsylvania Earns Low Scores For Services For Seniors And The Disabled

Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom of a survey list in a report released Thursday on the quality of long-term support services for senior citizens and the disabled. The state is listed 42nd of 51 on a list that includes all states plus the District of Columbia.  The report was put together by numerous agencies, including AARP, and…

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