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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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Knox Man Sentenced To State Prison On Conviction In Child Rape Case

A Knox man has been sentenced in Clarion County Court to 11-to-33 years in state prison following his conviction in August on charges that included rape, statutory sexual assault and the corruption of a minor. 58 year-old Thomas Servey was accused in the rape of a 15 year-old girl said to be developmentally disabled. Prosecutors…

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No Injuries In I-80 Tractor-Trailer Rollover

State Police officials say the driver of a tractor-trailer which overturned on Interstate 80 near Clintonville on Wednesday morning was not injured. Troopers say 25 year-old Guuled Issa, from Columbus, Ohio, was traveling in the westbound passing lane when his rig traveled off the left side of the highway.  The tractor-trailer went down a slight…

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Route 8 Corridor Meeting Scheduled For February 8

PennDOT has scheduled an “open house forum” meeting regarding the Route 8 Asset Management and Corridor Improvement Study to introduce the study to and gather input from the community. The meeting will be held on Thursday, February 8, starting at 6:00 PM in the auditorium of Franklin High School. The PennDOT study covers Route 8…

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Wolf Budget Proposal Represents 3.1% Spending Increase; State Lawmakers React

Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday presented a $33-million dollar state budget for fiscal year 2018-2019 which represents a 3.1 percent increase in spending over the present fiscal year. The Democratic Governor is calling for more money for education.  As a matter of fact, education spending will become the largest segment of the budget pie, overtaking…

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Pens Edge Expansion Golden Knights 5-4; Former Pens Goaltender Fleury Takes The Loss

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored three times in the second period Tuesday night, and added a pair of goals in the final frame to beat the expansion Vegas Golden Knights and former Pens goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury 5-4 in NHL play at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. Trailing 2-0 after one period, the Pens got second-period goals…

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Winter Storm Warning Now In Effect For Wednesday

The National Weather Service has upgraded a Winter Weather Advisory to a Winter Storm Warning for western Pennsylvania, east-central Ohio and northern West Virginia, effective through 6:00 PM Wednesday (Feb. 7). A Winter Storm Warning means significant amounts of snow could make travel very hazardous, or even impossible.  Travel conditions will be difficult, including during…

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U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Allows Pennsylvania Redistricting To Continue

A ruling by the United States Supreme Court on Monday denied a request by Pennsylvania Republican leaders to put a hold on the recent state Supreme Court ruling that the state’s Congressional district map must be reworked because it appears to have been drawn up in a partisan manner. According to the state court’s recent…

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