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Attorney General Wants Details On Customers’ Electric Bill Spikes

If you have seen a drastic and unexpected spike in your electricity bill, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General wants to hear from you. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says her office has already been contacted by hundreds of customers, and their complaints suggest the issue is mainly with variable-rate pricing deals.  Kane is telling those with complaints to…

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VisionQuest Resident Jailed On Aggravated Assault Charge

A 19 year-old man still committed to the Sandycreek Township VisionQuest facility faces an aggravated assault charge after he allegedly attacked a VisionQuest staff member earlier this week. State Police officials tell KQW the incident occurred Monday morning. Darren Johnson is accused of knocking a VisionQuest employee unconscious with several punches to the face.  Johnson…

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Pitt Losing Streak Ends At Three In Wednesday Win At Boston College

6-9 center Talib Zanna scored 21 points on Wednesday night, leading Pitt (21-7; 9-6 ACC) to a 66-59 victory at Boston College. The decision snapped a three-game losing streak for Pitt, and was only their third win in their last eight games. Lamar Patterson added 16 points for the Panthers, and Cameron Wright recorded 14.…

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Pirates Edge Yankees 5-4 In Grapefruit League Opener In Bradenton

Tony Sanchez slammed a three-run home run Wednesday, and Chris McGuiness singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates opened their Grapefruit League spring training schedule with a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. The Bucs’ four-run, game-tying seventh inning…

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Wednesday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February 26

High School Basketball Playoff Results  -  Wednesday, February 27 -   District 9 Girls “A” Semifinals Keystone 51, Venango Catholic 50 (OT) Clarion 54, Port Allegany 45   District 9 Boys “A” Semifinals Ridgway 49, Clarion-Limestone 46  (OT) Elk County Catholic 66, Johnsonburg 47   District 10 “A” Girls Semifinals Cochranton 51, Rocky Grove 37…

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Corbett Undergoes Surgery; Cawley Serves As Temporary Governor

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania technically has a new temporary leader today (2/27). Governor Tom Corbett is undergoing hernia surgery in Pittsburgh, and while Corbett is under the effects of anesthesia, Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley is holding the “reins of office.” The Governor told Radio PA News on Wednesday that the surgery is an outpatient procedure,…

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Farrell Man Could Serve Up To 28 Years For Clarion Drive-By Shootings

A Mercer County man was sentenced Wednesday in Clarion County Court to 14-to-28 years in state prison on charges stemming from a drive-by shooting incident in which a woman in a crowd outside a party near Clarion University was seriously injured in February of last year. 21 year-old Kevin Austin, from Farrell, was reportedly one…

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Venus Man Charged With Making Murder Threats During Domestic Dispute

A Venus man was placed in the Venango County Jail this week after a domestic dispute incident in which he is accused of assaulting and threatening to kill a woman. State Police officials say 52 year-old Rick Ritchey is accused of shoving a 52 year-old woman against a piece of furniture and threatening to kill…

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Franklin Man Accused In Sexual Relationship With 15 Year-Old Boy

A Franklin man was jailed Tuesday on $150,000 bail after his arraignment on 48 charges stemming from his alleged sexual relationship with an underage boy. State Police investigators say the charges against 27 year-old Terrance Smith include multiple counts of sex with a person under 16, statutory sexual assault and the corruption of a minor.…

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Oil City Warns Of Contamination Contained In Floodwaters

Oil City’s engineering department is warning residents to assume that “raw sewage could be present” in any floodwaters that may enter the buildings in which we live and work. Other contaminants may include oil, gasoline and other discarded or spilled fluids. It is possible in many cases that a drainage system that allows water and…

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