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State Prison Population Drops By 842 In 2015

The Wolf administration announced Tuesday that the inmate population in Pennsylvania’s state prisons dropped by 842 people last year. Radio PA News reports that marks the largest decline in forty years. The Governor says the reduction is the result of fewer people coming into the system, fewer returning, and what he called smart and fair parole…

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Titusville City Council Sworn In; Esther Smith Repeats As Mayor

Following the swearing-in ceremonies for Titusville City Council members on Tuesday night, the board voted to retain Esther Smith as city mayor. Smith and another incumbent, Bill Adelman, took their oaths of office along with new council member Heather Leonardi.  Adelman was selected deputy mayor. Smith, Adelman and Leonardi were all elected or reelected to…

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Cold Shooting Hurts Pitt In 78-61 Home Loss To NC State

The Pitt Panthers made only 22-of-60 shots from the floor (36%) on Tuesday night in a 78-61 home loss to North Carolina State. Pitt was only 5-for-17 (29%) from three-point range as they fell to 15-3 (4-2 in the Atlantic Coast Conference). Anthony Barber paced the Wolfpack (11-8; 1-5) with 31 points, Abdul-Malik Abu added…

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Cooperstown Man Convicted In Child Sex Case

A Cooperstown-area man has been convicted by a Venango County jury in a case in which he stood accused of carrying on a physical relationship with a twelve year-old girl over a period of about three months in 2013. 44 year-old Keith Moore was found guilty on four of eight counts against him, including statutory…

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PennDOT Restores Reduced Speed Limit On Interstates 80 And 79

PennDOT late Tuesday morning (Jan. 19) temporarily reduced the speed limit on portions of Interstates 80 and 79 due to what they termed “the severity of the winter storm.” The sections of highways involved included I-80 in Venango and Mercer Counties, and I-79 north of Interstate 80. Although some of these regions had not experienced…

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State Senate Set To Address Fiscal Code Bill As Pennsylvania Budget Stalemate Continues

Pennsylvania’s budget for a fiscal year which began on July 1 remains incomplete, but there may be a glimmer of hope for some progress. Following Governor Wolf’s line-item vetoes, the state has essentially half of a budget, and a number of related pieces of legislation are up in the air.  State Senators who reconvened on…

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Friday Snowstorm Could Miss Us, But Give Central Pennsylvania Up To A Foot Of Snow

A snowstorm expected to hit parts of Pennsylvania by midday Friday could dump up to a foot of snow on central and eastern parts of the state while leaving little to nothing to us here in northwestern Pennsylvania. The system should especially affect Harrisburg, Reading and Allentown on its way to New York City and…

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Congressman Thompson Announces Reelection Bid

Pennsylvania 5th District United States Congressman Glenn Thompson has embarked on a tour of his district to announce his bid for reelection. Representing the largest Congressional District in the state, Thompson is currently in his fourth term and serves on the House Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Education and Workforce Committees. Kicking off the early part…

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Three-Goal 3rd-Period Sinks Penguins In St. Louis

The St. Louis Blues scored three times in the third period on Monday night, taking a 5-2 home victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Troy Brouwer snapped a 2-2 tied early in the final frame, and Paul Stastny and Kevin Shattenkirk followed up with insurance scores.  Alexander Steen and Vladimir Tarasenko also scored for the Blues…

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Franklin High’s Chris Matthews Named PSAC Wrestler-Of-The-Week

Franklin High School graduate Chris Matthews has been named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference Wrestler-of-the-Week. A Kennerdell native who is a sophomore at Gannon University, Matthews is ranked #4 at 174 pounds in NCAA Division II Super Region 1.  He went 2-0 against a pair of nationally-ranked opponents last weekend, defeating fifth-ranked Joe Welk 5-2…

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