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State Republicans Draw New Congressional Map; Democrats Urge Gov. Wolf To Reject

Pennsylvania’s House and Senate Republicans have submitted a new Congressional districting map which Democrats have already asked Governor Tom Wolf to reject. The map was drawn up over just two days to beat a Friday night deadline mandated by the state Supreme Court who recently threw out the old map, declaring it unconstitutional and saying…

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Keselowski Opens Speedweeks With Clash Win In Daytona

Brad Keselowski opened Speedweeks at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday with a victory in the Advance Auto Parts Clash. Keselowski earned his first win in the Daytona competitions, finishing ahead of Joey Logano, Kurt Busch and Ryan Blaney. Speedweeks will climax with NASCAR’s Daytona 500 next Sunday, February 18.  Live race coverage is scheduled to…

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Potter Wins At Pebble Beach

Ted Potter, Jr., who shot a 62 on Saturday, completed play with a 3-under-par score of 69 on Sunday to win the AT&T Pebble Beach National by three strokes over four other golfers. Potter’s only other win was in 2012 at the Greenbrier Classic in West Virginia.  On Sunday, he won $1.332 million. #1-ranked Dustin…

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Pittsburgh Man Gets 9-18 Years In Clarion County Heroin Delivery Case

A Pittsburgh man who was convicted in December on five charges involving the delivery of heroin in Clarion County has been sentenced to nine-to-eighteen years in state prison. The case of 24 year-old Todd Carter included an investigation into his possible connection with the drug overdose death of a Rimersburg man in January, 2016.  Carter…

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Franklin Man Charged In Assault On A Woman In The City’s Third Ward

A Franklin man has been jailed after he allegedly burst into a home in the Third Ward and physically assaulted the woman who lives there. Franklin City Police say 37 year-old Antonya Campbell entered a the home of a woman on Grant Street, struck her several times in the chest, threw her to the floor…

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New Castle Area Targeted For State’s Third Mini-Casino

The third mini-casino license to be awarded following the passage of Pennsylvania’s expanded gambling legislation has been awarded to a corporation which plans to build the facility in Lawrence County. There is already speculation that the gambling site will be located in New Castle. The Mount Airy Corporation operates a casino resort in the Poconos. …

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Hundreds Attend PennDOT Meeting On Route 8 Corridor Study

PennDOT officials said Thursday night the Route 8 Corridor Study is continuing as they addressed the worries of many Venango County residents who have been concerned that the highway between Franklin and Barkeyville may be changed back to a two-lane highway. PennDOT District 1 executive Bill Petit and others spoke before hundreds of local residents…

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Pittsburgh Pair Arrested For Clarion Convenience Store Hold-Up

A pair of Pittsburgh residents have been arrested in connection with a hold-up Wednesday at a Clarion-area convenience store. Local law enforcement officials say 48 year-old Ronald Lintner and 38 year-old Alicia Palmquist were apprehended in Armstrong County after they became involved in a crash and allegedly attempted to flee the scene.  The pair had…

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Water Advisory Posted For Franklin’s Third Ward

Residents in much of Franklin’s Third Ward were being warned Thursday to not use their water for drinking, cooking, bathing or even washing dishes. The advisory covers residents on, and west of, Orchard Street. City officials say that boiling the water will likely not purify it.  They also warn against giving the water to pets.…

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Clarion Man Gets 18-to-36 Years In State Prison On Conviction In The Rape Of An 11 Year-Old Girl

A Clarion man has been sentenced in Clarion County Court following his convictions in October on forty-one counts in a 2015 case in which prosecutors say he raped an eleven year-old girl. Other charges against 70 year-old Bassam Yakteen included making terroristic threats and conspiracy.  The conspiracy charge came by way of accusations that Yakteen…

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