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Clarion River Floods; Advisory Issued For Allegheny River Due To Release Of Water From Kinzua Dam

Some flooding was reported late Wednesday on the Clarion River in the Cooksburg area near the Clarion-Jefferson County line. Nearly four inches of rain earlier in the day further north in New York and through parts of the Allegheny National Forest resulted in a dramatic rise in river levels in the Cook Forest area.  The water level…

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Franklin Man Acquitted Of Charges In Death Of Brother-In-Law

A Mercer County jury has acquitted a Franklin man on all charges connected with the death just before Christmas, 2012 of his brother-in-law. 46 year-old Ralph Young was found not guilty Wednesday on charges of first and third-degree murder, the abuse of a corpse, reckless burning and the illegal possession of explosive materials. Young had been…

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Polk Man Dies In Three-Vehicle Crash On Route 8 Near Barkeyville

A Polk man died early Wednesday morning in a three-vehicle crash on Route 8 just north of Barkeyville. Accident investigators say 61 year-old Robert Shaffer passed away at Grove City Hospital before he could be airlifted to another medical facility. Shaffer was driving a pickup that was involved in a head-on collision with a minivan. …

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Corbett Will Not Appeal Ruling That Lifted Pennsylvania’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

Governor Tom Corbett says he will not appeal the ruling by a U.S. Middle District judge against Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage. Judge John Jones III ruled on Tuesday that the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. Corbett said Wednesday an appeal is unlikely to succeed.  In his statement, the Governor stated that the…

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Seneca Man Honored With State PennDOT Award

A Seneca man was recognized Wednesday by being presented PennDOT’s Star of Excellence Award. Bill Carr was one of 27 PennDOT employees awarded the honor by state Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch at an awards luncheon at the Governor’s Residence in Harrisburg. Carr works as a PennDOT materials manager, who was credited with implementing the agency’s…

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$149 Million MegaMillions Lottery Ticket Sold In Pennsylvania – Update

Pennsylvania Lottery officials have indicated that the winning jackpot ticket in Tuesday night’s MegaMillions Lottery drawing was sold here in Pennsylvania. Prior to the drawing, game officials were estimating the annuity value of the jackpot prize at $149 million. Reports from Allegheny County indicate the ticket was sold at a grocery store in McKeesport.  Although…

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Friday’s District 10 High School Baseball Semifinal Playoff Schedule

District 10 High School Baseball Semifinal Playoff Schedule  -  Friday, May 23:   “AA” Franklin vs. Mercyhurst Prep  -  6:30 PM  -  Slippery Rock University Northwestern vs. Saegertown  -  6:30 PM  -  Ainsworth Field in Erie   “AAA” Grove City vs. Corry  -  4:00 PM  -  Slippery Rock University Cathedral Prep vs. Harbor Creek  -  3:30 PM …

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Wolf Wins Democratic Nomination For Pennsylvania Governor

Former state revenue secretary Tom Wolf, a businessman from York County, is the winner in the race for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Governor. Wolf will run against incumbent Governor Tom Corbett, the unopposed Republican candidate, in the general election on November 4. With 99.6 percent of the state’s voting precincts having tallied their vote totals, Wolf had…

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Strano Taylor Wins Bid To Face Thompson In 5th Congressional District; Brooks, Muha To Vie For 50th District Senate Seat

Jefferson County attorney Kerith Strano Taylor has won her bid to face incumbent Republican Congressman Glenn “G.T.” Thompson in November for Thompson’s 5th U.S. District seat. Strano Taylor won a two-way race for the Democratic nomination in Tuesday’s primary elections, taking about 55 percent of the vote from her opponent, retired Army paratrooper Thomas Tarantella,…

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Pennsylvania’s Ban On Same-Sex Marriage

A federal judge on Tuesday overturned Pennsylvania’s ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the state’s Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional. The law had also barred Pennsylvania from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in other states. U.S. Middle District Judge John Jones, a Republican appointed in 2002 by President George W. Bush, made his ruling on the…

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