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Franklin Woman Charged With Assaulting Another Woman: Police Say Three Small Children Were Present

A Franklin woman was jailed Saturday night after she was accused of physically assaulting another woman at a residence on 15th Street in Franklin. Franklin City Police say three young children were present when the alleged attack occurred.  They accuse 29 year-old Natasha Sabisch of punching, kicking and choking another woman.  They did not identify…

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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Now At $208 Million; MegaMillions Prize Won In Illinois

The Powerball Lottery jackpot now stands as the largest current such prize in the country after a jackpot winner was determined in the MegaMillions Lottery on Friday night.  That ticket, with an estimated annuity value of at least $270 million, was sold in Illinois. Officials now estimate the annuity value of the jackpot in Wednesday…

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Repeal Announced Of Penn State Decree With NCAA Regarding Jerry Sandusky Sanctions

Stating “The NCAA has surrendered” and claiming “complete victory,” Pennsylvania Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman announced Friday afternoon an agreement with the NCAA in Corman’s lawsuit challenging the validity of Penn State University’s consent decree reached during the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse investigation which the Senator says results in a complete repeal of the decree…

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Pirates Sign Korean Shortstop Jung-Ho Kang

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced on Friday they have finalized the signing of Korean middle infielder Jung-Ho Kang. Reports indicate the deal is for four years and is worth $16 million. The 27 year-old Kang is attempting to become the first position player from the Korean Baseball Organization to catch on with Major League Baseball.  In…

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State Police Say 2014 Drug Seizures Nearly Doubled 2013 Total

The Commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police says the value of illegal drugs seized by their agency last year nearly doubled the total from 2013. Frank Noonan says the PSP seized over $107 million worth of illegal drugs in 2014, including about $14 million in heroin and marijuana in the fourth quarter of the year…

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Pennsylvania Casino Revenues Down For Second Straight Year

For the second straight year, revenue at Pennsylvania casinos has declined. The gross revenue of just over $3 billion at the Commonwealth’s twelve casinos marked a drop of about 1.4 percent from last year, similar to the dip reported in 2013. Slots play collected about $2.3 billion dollars, a decrease of 2.7 percent, while table games brought…

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Governor-Elect Wolf Names Choices For Safety Heads

Governor-Elect Tom Wolf has made his picks for the top public safety positions in his new administration. Radio PA News reports that, during a tour of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency headquarters on Thursday, Wolf commented that preparedness will be one of his top priorities. Wolf’s choice for State Police Commissioner is Marcus Brown, the current…

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Jim Chaney Named As Pitt’s Offensive Coordinator

30-year coaching veteran Jim Chaney was announced Thursday as the offensive coordinator for new football coach Pat Narduzzi’s coaching staff. Chaney has most recently served as offensive coordinator at Arkansas.  He has held the same post at Purdue and Tennessee, having coached present New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees at Purdue and quarterback Tyler Bray,…

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Pyrofest To Be Held In Slippery Rock In 2015

For the second time in three years, a major fireworks extravaganza will be held this summer near Slippery Rock. PyroFest is scheduled for Memorial Day weekend at Cooper’s Lake Campground, the same site where the Pyrotechnics Guild International Conference was held in 2013. Pyrofest was hosted in 2014 by Hartwood Acres in Allison Park.  This year’s extravaganza will…

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Young Leads Pitt Past Florida State In 73-64 ACC Victory

Michael Young paced Pitt with 16 points and 12 rebounds on Wednesday night in a 73-64 ACC win over visiting Florida State at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Chris Jones (15 points), Jamel Artis (13) and Cam Wright (10) all also reached double figures for the Panthers (12-5; 2-2 ACC).  Senior walk-on Aron Phillips-Nwankwo helped…

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