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Federal Government Sues Pennsylvania State Police, Says Fitness Test Discriminates Against Women

The federal government is suing the Pennsylvania State Police, alleging that the physical fitness tests given to candidates for state trooper positions discriminate against women. In a 10-page lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Harrisburg, the U.S. Justice Department alleges that the tests amount to employment discrimination.  It says that, if female applicants had passed…

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Unemployment Dropped In June, Except In Forest County

Unemployment numbers dropped in the month of June in all counties in Pennsylvania except for nearby Forest County. The numbers combined to give Pennsylvania a 5.6 percent unemployment rate for June, compared to the nation’s number of 6.1 percent. In Venango County, the jobless rate dropped from 5.9 percent in May to 5.5 percent, the…

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Sandycreek Township Man Dies From Injuries Sustained When He Was Struck By A Vehicle While Sitting On His Front Porch

The Sandycreek Township man who was knocked off his porch by a vehicle that struck his home earlier this month has died in an Erie hospital. Richard Mong, from Pittsburgh Road, was 83. Mong was airlifted to an Erie hospital on the evening of July 12 after a vehicle left Route 8, hit an industrial business…

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Oil City Man Charged In Alleged Gun Threat Against Woman Who Honked Her Car Horn

Oil City Police have filed charges against an Oil City man in a June 18 incident in which the man allegedly threatened a woman with a gun because she honked her car horn in front of his home. 23 year-old Tyler Hutchinson was arraigned on the charges on Friday. Hutchinson allegedly accosted the woman while…

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Five Pennsylvania Congressmen Ask NCAA To Rescind Two Sanctions Against Penn State

Five Pennsylvania Congressmen have signed a letter to the National Collegiate Athletic Association asking that two of the sanctions remaining against Penn State University in the Jerry Sandusky investigation be rescinded. Among the lawmakers endorsing the letter were two from this area of the state, Congressmen Glenn Thompson and Mike Kelly. The letter seeks to…

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Clarion University Police Officer Accidentally Shoots Self; Injuries Not Thought Life-Threatening

The injuries sustained by a Clarion University public safety officer in an accidental shooting over the weekend are not thought to be life-threatening. The incident occurred around 10:00 PM Friday at the University Police Building in Clarion.  Officials say the officer was about to clean a gun when it accidentally discharged. The officer was treated…

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Worley Pitches Complete Game Shutout In Bucs’ 5-0 Win In San Francisco

Vance Worley (4-1; 2.54 ERA) threw a four-hit, complete game shutout on Monday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Giants 5-0 in the opening game of a three-game series in San Francisco. Worley delivered exactly 100 pitches and, helped by two double plays and a pickoff, faced just 29 batters – only two above the minimum. …

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Police Say Franklin Woman Lied About Break-In And Sexual Assault

Franklin City Police say a Franklin woman lied when she told them a man had broken into her home and sexually assaulted her. 28 year-old Alisha Fischli is charged with making false reports to law enforcement and unsworn falsification. Investigators say Fischli told various versions of a story about what had occurred at her home…

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Franklin Man Now Charged With Retaliation Against A Victim/Witness

A Franklin man who was charged earlier this month with assaulting a man and a woman now faces new charges after he was accused of assaulting a man with connections to the first case. 47 year-old Darnell “Kato” Butler is accused of assaulting a man walking home along Grant Street in Franklin this past Saturday.…

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Pittsburgh Steelers Open Training Camp In Latrobe

Pittsburgh Steelers players and hopefuls reported Friday and began working out on Saturday as the team opened its annual training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe. In addition to their draft selections and undrafted free agents, newcomers to the Steelers’ preseason roster include free agent wide receivers Lance Moore and Darius Heyward-Bey, running back…

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