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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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Governor-Elect Wolf Names Choices For Safety Heads

Governor-Elect Tom Wolf has made his picks for the top public safety positions in his new administration. Radio PA News reports that, during a tour of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency headquarters on Thursday, Wolf commented that preparedness will be one of his top priorities. Wolf’s choice for State Police Commissioner is Marcus Brown, the current…

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Jim Chaney Named As Pitt’s Offensive Coordinator

30-year coaching veteran Jim Chaney was announced Thursday as the offensive coordinator for new football coach Pat Narduzzi’s coaching staff. Chaney has most recently served as offensive coordinator at Arkansas.  He has held the same post at Purdue and Tennessee, having coached present New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at Purdue and quarterback Tyler Bray,…

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Pyrofest To Be Held In Slippery Rock In 2015

For the second time in three years, a major fireworks extravaganza will be held this summer near Slippery Rock. PyroFest is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at Cooper’s Lake Campground, the same site where the Pyrotechnics Guild International Conference was held in 2013. Pyrofest was hosted in 2014 by Hartwood Acres in Allison Park.  This year’s extravaganza will…

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Young Leads Pitt Past Florida State In 73-64 ACC Victory

Michael Young paced Pitt with 16 points and 12 rebounds on Wednesday night in a 73-64 ACC win over visiting Florida State at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Chris Jones (15 points), Jamel Artis (13) and Cam Wright (10) all also reached double figures for the Panthers (12-5; 2-2 ACC).  Senior walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo helped…

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Oil City School Union Approves Severance Package

Workers in the union representing custodial and cafeteria employees in the Oil City Area School District reportedly voted Wednesday to accept the severance deal offered by the district. School administration officials believe they can save more than $400,000 a year by outsourcing the work – a plan that has created months of controversy in the community. After…

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Wednesday Night Fire Probed In Pleasantville

Officials are searching for the cause of a Wednesday night fire that has left a Pleasantville couple temporarily without a home. Five fire companies responded to the blaze shortly after 9:00 PM Wednesday on North Main Street Extension in Pleasantville.  Crews were still on the scene until well after midnight. The couple who lived in…

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