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Pittsburgh Marijuana Charge Against LeGarrette Blount Dropped; Community Service Time Completed

Prosecutors in Allegheny County announced Friday that a marijuana charge against Super Bowl competitor LeGarrette Blount has been dropped now that Blount has completed fifty hours of community service. Blount will start Sunday night at running back for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona.  He helped the Patriots qualify for…

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Wind Chill Advisory Posted Through Saturday Morning

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Wind Chill Advisory which they say will be in effect from 7:00 PM Friday evening (1/30) through 10:00 AM Saturday morning (1/31). A Wind Chill Advisory means that a combination of very cold air and strong wind will produce low wind chill readings.  This could result in…

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Governor Wolf Reinstates Drilling Ban In State Parks And Forests

New Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order on Thursday which bans the issuance of new oil and gas leases in state parks and forests. That order reinstates a similar moratorium originally put into place in 2010, but lifted under the administration of Governor Tom Corbett. In signing the order, Wolf said this is…

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Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord Resigns; Reports Immediately Surface About Alleged Investigation Into Campaign Funds

Nearly immediately after Thursday’s unexpected announcement by Pennsylvania’s state treasurer Rob McCord that he has resigned, effective February 12, media reports began to surface regarding an alleged investigation into missing campaign funds and McCord’s possible involvement. McCord has been state treasurer for about six years.  Last spring, he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor…

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Oil City Man Pleads Guilty To Indecent Assault Charges Involving Three Young Girls

An Oil City man has entered guilty pleas to two counts in a case in which he was accused of inappropriate conduct with three young girls. 64 year-old Richard Keltz had originally faced 27 charges.  Among the charges which were dropped were counts of rape and aggravated indecent assault. Keltz had been accused of inappropriate…

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Former Clarion Football Coach Jay Foster Takes Job At Albany; Joins Franklin’s Nate Byham On The Great Danes’ Staff

Jay Foster, the former head football coach at Clarion University, has taken the job as defensive backs coach at Albany University. Foster spent nine seasons at Clarion, and was named PSAC Western Division Coach-of-the-Year in 2009.  Previously, he spent 18 years on the Slippery Rock University coaching staff.  Foster played at West Chester, and helped lead…

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Holtby And The Capitals Shut Out The Penguins Again

Braden Holtby (23-10-8) made 27 stops on Wednesday night and for the second time this season led the Washington Capitals to a shutout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Playing on their home ice, the Caps (25-14-9) posted a 4-0 win with Alex Ovechkin scoring twice and Eric Fehr and Mike Green adding third-period goals. Pittsburgh…

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Penn State Holds Off Minnesota For 63-58 Big Ten Win

D.J. Newbill’s 12 points were enough to lead Penn State on Wednesday night as the Nittany Lions (14-7; 2-6 Big Ten) held off a comeback attempt by Minnesota (13-9; 2-7) and defeated the Gophers 63-58 at the Bryce Jordan Center in State College. Penn State received 27 points from their bench, including nine from reserve…

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Winter Weather Advisory Posted Through Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for the Oil Region, effective until 10:00 AM Friday morning (1/30). A wintry mix of snow, rain and freezing rain is expected throughout Thursday afternoon, and is expected to change to all snow early Thursday evening. There could be a thin accumulation of ice developing on…

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Nine Homeless, Post Office Destroyed In Fire In Western Crawford County

Nine people were left homeless and a postal office was destroyed in a fire that leveled two buildings in Adamsville in Crawford County on Wednesday night. One report indicates that thirty fire departments responded to the scene on the 39-hundred block of Main Street in Adamsville.  Several apartments were totaled in the fire.  Also destroyed…

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