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Eight Charged In Pennsylvania Turnpike Scandal

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General announced on Wednesday that eight people, including a former state Senator and a former CEO for the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, have been charged in connection with accusations of bribes involving political contributions. A.G. Kathleen Kane listed among the names of those charged former state Senator Robert Mellow and one-time turnpike CEO Joseph…

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Bucket List Bandit Pleads Guilty To 11 Bank Robberies

A Florida man, dubbed the “Bucket List Bandit,” entered guilty pleas in federal court in Erie on Wednesday to charges involved with the robberies of eleven banks in ten states, including a robbery in Erie last September. 54 year-old Michael Brewster had been arrested at a traffic stop in Oklahoma three days after the last…

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911th Airlift To Remain Open Through Next Year

A Pittsburgh-area Congressman has announced that he has learned that the 911th Airlift Wing will remain open at least through next year. Congressman Tom Murphy announced that the Air Force has said they will keep open the Pittsburgh-area base complete with its eight C-130 refueling planes.  And, sixteen refueling tankers will stay in service at the…

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Mike Wallace Reportedly Signs With Miami

The NFL Network reported on Tuesday that former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Mike Wallace has signed as a free agent with the Miami Dolphins. Wallace has a career 17.2 yards-per-reception average, and leads all receivers in the NFL since 2009 in most catches of forty or more yards. It was the second move Miami has…

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Farrell Man Held For Trial In Clarion Apartment Shootings

A Farrell man was ordered held for trial on Tuesday in a drive-by shooting incident at a Clarion apartment complex that left a Clarion University student injured. 20 year-old Kevin Austin is accused of firing at least a half-dozen shots toward an apartment occupied by a group of individuals at a party on Leatherwood Drive in…

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Groundbreaking For Emlenton Hill Project Set For Thursday

PennDOT has announced that a groundbreaking ceremony for the Emlenton Hill Improvement Project will be held Thursday morning (March 14) at 10:30 AM. PennDOT District One executive William Petit will attend, along with other state and local officials. The event will take place near the end of the project work zone, near the intersection of…

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Pens’ Late Flurry Sinks Bruins

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three times in a 4:15 span late in the third period Tuesday to defeat the visiting Boston Bruins in come-from-behind style 3-2 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Until Chris Kunitz broke the ice with his 18th goal of the season with 6:18 left in the game, the Bruins (17-4-3) were…

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Steelers Re-sign Plaxico Burress And Larry Foote

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced on Tuesday they have re-signed wide receiver Plaxico Burress and linebacker Larry Foote. The team did not release financial details. The re-signing of former Pittsburgh cornerback William Gay also became official.  Sources close to the Steelers had reported last week that the team had agreed to bring Gay back with a…

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Boldin, Harvin Traded – Steelers Sign Foster, Tend Offers To 4 Free Agents

On Monday, the day before the new NFL year begins and free agent signings may be announced, two trades made major news. The Super Bowl champion Baltimore Ravens sent wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers — who they beat in the big game — and the Minnesota Vikings dealt Percy Harvin to…

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Decision On Closing Of 911th Airlift Wing Expected Wednesday

One state lawmaker says he expects a decision from the Air Force on Wednesday on the closing of the 911th Airlift Wing, an Air Force base in the Pittsburgh area. The Air Force listed the base last year on its list of facilities around the nation that would be closed in a massive cost-cutting effort. …

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