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State Supreme Court Will Not Hear Abbott Appeal

The state Supreme Court this week refused to hear an appeal by a New Jersey man who was sentenced last year to 35-to-80 years in prison in the murders of his father and step-mother. 43 year-old Colin Abbott had entered no contest to two charges of third-degree murder, and has since attempted to obtain a…

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Bucs Homer Four Times In 11-2 Home Win Over Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates broke open a 2-2 game with nine runs in the seventh and eighth innings Thursday night, and the Bucs defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 11-2 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The game marked the first road loss of the season for first-place Milwaukee (11-5 overall). For Pittsburgh (8-8), Pedro Alvarez slammed his sixth…

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First DCNR Report Issued On Impact Of Marcellus Shale Drilling On State Forest Lands

For the first time since they started a monitoring program in 2011, the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has issued a report on the impact of Marcellus shale natural gas development on the state’s forest lands. The Shale Gas Monitoring Report looks at water, wildlife and recreation, and other potential impacts of drilling. …

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Fire Levels 100 Year-Old Eau Claire Supermarket

A fire Thursday night destroyed a 100 year-old supermarket in Eau Claire. Firefighters from sixteen fire crews were unable to quell the blaze which destroyed the former Thompson’s Market on East Main Street.  The store had reportedly opened under new management about six months ago. Officials say the fire was reported around 9:00 PM Thursday. …

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Knox Couple Hospitalized In Pittsburgh After Rollover Accident On Route 208

An elderly Knox couple was hospitalized in Pittsburgh Thursday following a late afternoon rollover crash on Route 208 in Salem Township. Donna and Raymond Hogue, both age 81, had to be extricated from their car following the crash. State Police from Clarion say the car, driven by Donna Hogue, crossed the center line of the…

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Clarion Man Sentenced To 5-To-10 Years For Abuse Of Two Young Children

A Clarion man who entered guilty pleas in November to five of 252 charges in a child sex abuse case has been sentenced to five to ten years in state prison. 40 year-old Kirk Andreas was sentenced in Clarion County Court on his pleas to three counts of the indecent assault on a person under thirteen,…

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PennDOT Looks For Input On Long-Term Planning

State transportation officials are asking the public for input on long-range planning efforts. PennDOT is updating its Long Range Transportation Plan while, at the same time, developing the state’s first Comprehensive Freight Movement Plan.  We are being asked to help identify the state’s transportation priorities among all assets from freight connections to pedestrian and bicycle…

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Sutter Goal Caps Penguins Comeback In Stanley Cup Opener

A goal by Brandon Sutter with 11:42 remaining in Wednesday night’s game snapped a 3-3 tie, completing a comeback from a 3-1 disadvantage, and the Pittsburgh Penguins won the first game of their Stanley Cup playoff opener 4-3 over the Columbus Blue Jackets at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Game two will be played Saturday…

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No Injuries Or Spills Reported In Franklin Train Derailment

No injuries were reported and officials say they discovered no hazardous material spills after five cars of a railroad train derailed in Franklin’s Third Ward. The incident occurred late Wednesday afternoon along Pacific Street near a Franklin Industries lot.  New York and Western Railroad officials said one of the derailed train cars was hauling a…

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Butler County Commissioners To Allow “In God We Trust” To Be Displayed; Wednesday’s Vote Was 2-To-1

By a 2-to-1 vote, the Butler County commissioners on Wednesday opted to allow the display of the motto “In God We Trust” in their meeting room at the county government building. The resolution on which they voted Wednesday had been proposed by Commissioner Dale Pinkerton in conjunction with a national initiative pushed by non-profit organization…

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