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Pitt Earns Winning Season With 30-27 Bowl Victory Over Bowling Green

Freshmen James Conner and Tyler Boyd set school records on Monday night for most rushing yards and most receiving yards in a bowl game, and led Pitt to a 30-27 win over MAC champion Bowling Green (10-4) in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl in Detroit. The win gives Pitt (7-6) a winning record for the…

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Steelers Name Antonio Brown Team MVP

Pittsburgh Steelers players have voted wide receiver Antonio Brown as the team’s Most Valuable Player for the second time in three years. Going into the Steelers’ regular season finale against Cleveland on Sunday, Brown has already set Pittsburgh’s single season receiving yardage record with 1,412 yards, and with 101 receptions stands 11 catches behind Hines…

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Monday Night Fire Battled At Erie’s Hammermill Center

A fire late Monday night at Gannon University’s Hammermill Center in downtown Erie apparently began in an electrical panel in the building’s basement. A small explosion in a breaker box apparently caused flames to climb a wall to the upper floors.  The fire was discovered around 10:45 PM.  Power was shut off to the surrounding neighborhood while…

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Lancaster County Drug Suspect Arrested In Titusville; Gun Cache Discovered

Police in Titusville now say their arrest last week of a man wanted in Lancaster County turned up a cache of guns, including one semi-automatic weapon that was loaded with ballistic-tipped bullets which are able to penetrate law officials’ protective apparel. 22 year-old Nicholas Reynolds was apprehended December 19 at an apartment building in Titusville.  He had been…

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Franklin Man Faces Mercer County Charges After Alleged Assault With His Truck

A Franklin man has been charged in Mercer County after he allegedly hit another man’s truck with his own and injured another person while leaving the scene of the incident. State Police at the Mercer station in Jackson Center say 23 year-old Jonathan Wakefield was charged following the Sunday evening incident with simple assault, reckless…

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Experts: Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Medical officials are reminding us about the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning from heating equipment and other sources. A working carbon monoxide detector can give you an early warning that could save your life. The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians reminds us that experts say using a kerosene heater for supplemental…

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Gun, Chainsaw, Bottle Used In Fryburg Bar Fight

Police in Clarion County entered the Christmas holiday still trying to determine what charges should be filed against which individuals in connection with a bar fight in the Fryburg area last weekend. Police reports indicate that 37 year-old Shawn Jay, of New Bethlehem, is accused of punching a 25 year-old Shippenville man in the face…

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Bill Would Allow Pennsylvania School Employees To Carry Firearms

A state Senator is considering legislation that would allow trained school staff members to carry firearms. Senator Don White told Radio PA News that teachers within his district in the Indiana County area have approached him, suggesting they be given access to firearms in the schools so they can protect and defend students and themselves. …

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LIHEAP Crisis Grants To Be Ready January 2

Emergency home heating assistance will be available statewide, starting next week. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) crisis grants will be given out, beginning January 2, to provide emergency home heating support to those struggling to heat their homes this winter. Department of Public Welfare spokesperson Kate Gillis tells Radio PA News grant qualifications…

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Property Tax/Rent Rebate Application Deadline Is December 31

The deadline to apply for property tax and rent rebates from the state falls next week. Rebates of up to $975 are available to qualifying homeowners and renters through the Pennsylvania Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program.  The application deadline is Tuesday, December 31. Those who qualify may include income-eligible Pennsylvania residents 65 and older, widows…

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