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Supreme Court Justice Fingered In State Government E-Mail Porn Probe Annouces Retirement

State Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffrey, who was suspended pending an investigation into sexually explicit e-mails that he has admitted sending to people in state government, announced his retirement Monday. The state’s Judicial Conduct Board says it will close its investigations regarding McCaffrey, who has agreed not to seek senior judge status or another elected judicial…

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Tidioute Man Charged With Stealing Meds From Community Charter School

A Tidioute man has been arraigned on multiple charges after being accused of stealing prescription drugs from the medication locker at Tidioute Community Charter School. According to State Police at the Warren station, 37 year-old Ryan Myers, who reportedly worked at the school, was caught on video on at least three occasions taking medications which…

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Home South Of Barkeyville Ripped By Fire

A State Police fire marshal will investigate the cause of a fire that ripped through a home on Route 8 south of Barkeyville on Monday afternoon. Officials among the five fire companies which responded to the scene of the fire on the Venango-Butler County line believe the blaze was caused by an electrical problem. The…

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NFL Results – 2014 Week 8

NFL Results  –  Week 8   Thursday, October 23 Denver 35, San Diego 21   Sunday, October 26 Pittsburgh 51,  Indianapolis 34 Cincinnati 27, Baltimore  24 Cleveland 23, Oakland 13 Arizona 24, Philadelphia 20 Buffalo 43, NY Jets 23 New England 51, Chicago 23 New Orleans 44, Green Bay 23 Miami 27, Jacksonville 13 Kansas…

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Karns City Man Charged With Impersonating District Attorney To Get Free Beer And Pizza

Officials in Butler County are claiming it was a Karns City man who made away with free beer and pizza after telling two different vendors he was the Allegheny County District Attorney, and that his staff had been shortchanged in its orders for an office get-together. 49 year-old Russell Miller has been arraigned on charges…

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Flu Cases Already Reported In Pennsylvania

Officials at the Centers For Disease Control say flu cases have already been detected in 41 states, including Pennsylvania, this early in the season, but the flu is not considered to be widespread as of yet. Five states are reporting localized outbreaks and 36 others, including Pennsylvania, have seen sporadic cases. Radio PA News reports that…

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Penguins’ Olli Maatta To Have Surgery On Thyroid Gland Tumor

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced on Monday that defenseman Olli Maatta will undergo surgery next week for the removal of a thyroid gland tumor from his neck. Maatta has apparently been playing with the condition since before the start of the season.  In seven regular season games this month, he has scored five points (1 goal,…

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Emergency Response Drill Set For Monday At Venango County Courthouse In Franklin

Venango County officials are reminding citizens that an emergency response drill will be conducted in and around the Venango County Courthouse in Franklin late Monday afternoon (10/27). The exercise will also involve closing the 1100-block of Elk Street in Franklin for about ninety minutes from approximately 4:00 PM until 5:30 PM. Venango County Sheriff’s Department…

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Saegertown Man Dies In Sunday Morning Crash

A Saegertown man died Sunday morning in a one-car crash in Venango Township in Crawford County. State Police officials say 19 year-old Rien Wetmore died shortly before 7:00 AM when his vehicle skidded off Plank Road and slammed into a utility pole.  Wetmore was pronounced dead at the scene. No other vehicles were involved.  Troopers…

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House Fire Last Week Near Pleasantville Blamed On Wood Stove

Officials say a fire last week that destroyed a home in a rural area near Pleasantville was either caused by a wood stove or started in the stove’s chimney. The fire on Wednesday night, at a residence owned by Paul Turner left six people from two families homeless. Five fire departments responded to the blaze at…

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