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Pitt Finishes Strong, Beats Syracuse 72-61 in ACC Opener

The Pitt Panthers finished with a 14-2 run Wednesday night, and won their Atlantic Coast Conference opener 72-61 over Syracuse at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Sheldon Jeter scored seven of his eleven points during that stretch as Pitt improved to 11-1.  Jamel Artis paced the Panthers with 18 points, and Michael Young added 15.…

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Penn State Drops Big Ten Opener 70-64 To Maryland

The Penn State Nittany Lions opened Big Ten Conference play on Wednesday with a 70-64 loss at fourth-ranked Maryland. Maryland freshman Diamond Stone paced the Terrapins with 39 points, 32 coming in the second half, including 10-for-15 shooting from the floor and a 19-for-25 performance from the foul line.  Melo Trimble sank back-to-back three-pointers late in…

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Oil City’s First Night Rings In 2016

First Night Oil City will once again be one of the nation’s many events ringing in the new year on Thursday night. The event, billed as family-oriented and alcohol-free, will start with hat and craft-making at 5:30 PM, and will run through a second fireworks display at midnight.  In between, music, comedy, magic, juggling and many…

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Wolf Vetoes Total About $700 Million

Governor Tom Wolf on Tuesday used his line-item veto powers on about $700 million of budget money he says has not received spending approval. The vetoes were utilized on a $30.3 billion budget approved just before Christmas by the State Senate and House of Representatives. Wolf did authorize the release of emergency funds for public…

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Franklin Man Accused Of Scamming Money From Oil City Church Through False Claims He Has A Brain Tumor

A Franklin man has been charged in an investigation in which police claim he scammed the pastor and members of an Oil City church out of money while claiming he needed funds for the treatments of a brain tumor. 36 year-old Matthew Wilson is also charged with forgery for allegedly signing and cashing a $300 check through an…

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Pennsylvania Turnpike Fare Increases To Take Effect Sunday; Rate Hikes Expected Each Year Through 2044

Tolls on the Pennsylvania Turnpike will increase by about six percent for the new year. The new rates will take effect on Sunday, January 3. The toll hikes will be used in part to repay loans for highway projects which were approved by the state legislature in 2007 and again in 2013.  The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission…

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Seneca Man Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 322

A Seneca man was treated Monday night for injuries sustained early that evening in a two-vehicle crash on Route 322 in Cranberry Township. State Police accident investigators say a vehicle driven by 40 year-old Anthony Andres was struck by a pickup traveling thorough an intersection near the Walmart complex.  Andres was treated at UPMC Northwest…

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Rimersburg Man Hurt In Richland Township Crash

A Rimersburg man was injured late Monday morning when his pickup went through a southern Venango County intersection and slammed into an embankment. State Police officials say the crash occurred at the junction of Routes 478 and 38 in Richland Township.  Troopers believe the truck had not stopped at the stop sign at that intersection.…

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UPDATE: Wolf To Line-Item Legislature’s Budget Proposal, But Will Release Funds To Keep Schools Open

As we approach the exact middle of the state’s fiscal year (Thursday), Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he will line-item veto the $30.3 billion budget the state legislature sent to his desk just before Christmas. But, the Governor also said he will release funding to keep Pennsylvania’s public schools open. Wolf did not specify…

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Governor Wolf To Line-Item Veto $30.3 Billion State Budget

Governor Tom Wolf will exercise his line-veto power to cut into a $30.3 billion state budget that went to his desk just before Christmas. The plan contains few of Wolf’s priorities, and would provide considerably less for education funding than Wolf had wanted. The Governor could have vetoed the entire budget, signed it as is,…

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