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Senators Rescind Support for Paterno Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Bob Casey (D-Pa.) announced today that they are rescinding their support for the nomination of former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno for the Presidential Medal of Freedom. They issued the following statement:“In light of the recent events in State College,…

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A Pair of Pretty Puppies

Tony Danias from the McKean County SPCA stopped by the station with these two puppies this afternoon. They were dropped off outside the shelter overnight. They’re perfectly healthy, and have had their shots. They’ll be ready for adoption in about a week.

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Sam Smith: Spanier Had to Go

HARRISBURG – Speaker of the House Samuel H. Smith (R-Jefferson County) today released the following statement regarding the Penn State tragedy and removal of university president Graham Spanier:“There are certain obligations we all share as a society; topping the list is protecting our children. “If the findings of the grand…

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Man Accused of Pushing Woman, Baby

A Cattaraugus man is accused of pushing a woman to the floor while she was holding an infant.25-year-old Jonathan Huchingson is charged with endangering the welfare of a child and harassment. He allegedly pushed the woman onto a bedroom floor while she was holding a one-month-old baby, then punched the…

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Paterno, Spanier Fired

Penn State’s Board of Trustees has fired football coach Joe Paterno and university president Graham Spanier amid the child sex scandal involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.Paterno statement:”I am disappointed with the Board of Trustees’ decision, but I have to accept it. A tragedy occurred, and we all have…

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78-Year-Old Man Missing

Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Deputies say 78-year-old John Kircher walked out of an assisted living facility at lunch time today and has not been seen since. He has no money on him, but is likely to hitchhike. Kircher is a white male 5’2″ 120 lbs. with thinning brown and grey hair…

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Artist Removes Sandusky from Mural

An artist from Emporium has removed Jerry Sandusky from a mural he painted in State College about 11 years ago.Every year Michael Pilato adds people who inspire him and one of those was Sandusky for his work with The Second Mile and his impact on Penn State football.Sandusky was accused…

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Senator Calls for the Fast Tracking of His Sex Crimes Legislation

PHILADELPHIA – State Sen. Larry Farnese (D-Phila.) today called on the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate’s Finance Committee to fast track his legislation that would keep state and municipal workers who are convicted of a sex crime against a minor from collecting their public pension. Senate Bill 1290 was introduced…