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Plum Township Woman Charged In Shooting Death Of Boyfriend

A Plum Township woman was charged with homicide early Wednesday morning after her live-in boyfriend died of a gunshot wound he had sustained on Tuesday night. State Police officials from the Franklin and Corry stations say 39 year-old Tina Shaffer was lodged without bail in the Venango County Jail. Troopers called to the scene of…

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Governor Corbett Returns To Work Following Hernia Surgery

Governor Tom Corbett returned to work Wednesday after a few days of recuperation at home following surgery last week on an abdominal hernia. Corbett told a news conference his wife wouldn’t even let him out of their suburban Pittsburgh residence until Tuesday.  He added he was glad to have taken care of the medical problem that…

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Two Grove City Men Charged In 2012 Fight That Involved A Machete

Two Grove City men have been charged in connection with a fight at a campsite at Fisherman’s Cove in southern Venango County nearly two years ago that police say involved a machete, and in which two other men were injured. Investigators say the charges stem from a June, 2012 fight that apparently started over the…

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“Pick It Up PA Days” Set For April 12 Through May 5

PennDOT officials and the state’s Department of Environmental Protection announced Wednesday the details of the annual clean-up of roadways, trails and shorelines in Pennsylvania. As part of this year’s Great American Clean-up of Pennsylvania effort that runs through May 31, registered events during “Pick It Up PA Days” from April 12 through May 5 will…

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Niskanen, Kunitz Lift Penguins To 3-1 Victory In Nashville

Matt Niskanen tallied two goals Tuesday night, and Chris Kunitz scored his 200th career goal as the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Predators 3-1 in Nashville for their first win in their last four games. Patric Hornqvist scored for Nashville (26-26-10).  An apparent goal by the Predators’ Paul Gaustad was disallowed when a replay showed Gaustad…

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Win Over Detroit Bumps Pirates Up To 5-1-1

Charlie Morton pitched three innings of one-hit baseball on Tuesday, setting the stage for a 5-2 Grapefruit League win for the Pittsburgh Pirates over the Detroit Tigers in Lakeland, Florida.  The Bucs are now 5-1-1 in preseason play. Gregory Polanco provided two hits and a run-batted it for the Pirates’ cause.  Austin Jackson homered for…

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MegaMillions Jackpot Jumps To $270 Million

With no player able to claim the top prize in Tuesday’s MegaMillions Lottery drawing, game officials are estimating the jackpot for Friday night’s drawing in the game at $270 million The one-time cash value of the jackpot is currently estimated at $151 million. Tuesday’s jackpot was estimated at $240 million. Three tickets sold in Pennsylvania…

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Southern Residents Receive Scam Calls Purporting To Come From Clarion University

Although the telephone calls in question have all been received by residents in three other states, local police officials are warning of a phone scam in which a caller purports to be representing Clarion University, and asks for personal information such as Social Security numbers, birthdates, and loan, mortgage and credit card data. Apparently, caller…

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Harrisburg Hearing Held On Proposed North-Central Pennsylvania Community College

A recent hearing before the state House Education Committee centered around a lawmaker’s proposal to create a pilot program for a community college to serve an 11-county area in north-central Pennsylvania. Community colleges are normally funded locally and on the county level.  Under the proposal from state Representative Marty Causer, the new college would draw…

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Drake Well Museum To Celebrate Pennsylvania’s 333rd Birthday On Sunday

Administrators at Drake Well Museum and Park will observe the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s 333rd birthday in a Charter Day program on Sunday afternoon (March 9). Charter Day is a statewide celebration that will commemorate the founding of Pennsylvania through the charter granted in 1681 to William Penn by King Charles II of Great Britain. During Sunday’s…

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