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FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOUR DECADES … A LOCAL RESIDENT WILL NOT REPRESENT THE JOHNSTOWN AREA IN THE U.S. SENATE.   REPUBLICAN CHALLENGER KEITH ROTHFUS HAS UNSEATED CONGRESSMAN MARK CRITZ IN THE NEWLY-REDRAWN 12TH CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.  CRITZ REPLACED JOHN MURTHA WHEN MURTHA DIED IN EARLY 2010.

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DEMOCRAT BRYAN BARBIN WON A 3RD TERM IN THE 71ST LEGISLATIVE DISTRICT BY DOWNING FORMER TV REPORTER SHERRY STALLEY.    OTHER LOCAL WINNERS INCLUDE INCUMBENT GARY HALUSKY IN THE 73RD DISTRICT AND STATE SENATOR JOHN WOZNIAK

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IN BEDFORD COUNTY COURT TODAY, A PRELIMINARY HEARING IS SCHEDULED FOR 51 YEAR OLD RANDY FOOR OF BEDFORD.  HE’S CHARGED WITH INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN THE DEATH OF 49 YEAR OLD DENNIS SPRIGG OF MANNS CHOICE.   POLICE SAY THE MEN HAD BEEN DRINKING AT A PARTY ON AUGUST 11TH WHEN AN ARGUMENT BEGAN. IT TURNED PHYSICAL, SPRIGG FELL AND HIT HIS HEAD ON THE BLACKTOP. HE DIED MORE THAN A MONTH LATER. 

BAIL IS SET AT 75-THOUSAND DOLLARS.

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FORMER PITTSBURGH STEELER FRANCO HARRIS WILL HOST A TOWN HALL MEETING SATURDAY TO ANALYZE THE FREEH REPORT…THE NCAA SANCTIONS ON PENN STATE…AND THE FIRING OF JOE PATERNO.  THE MEETING WILL BE HELD FROM 10 TO 12:30 AT THE HARRIS THEATER ON LIBERTY AVENUE IN PITTSBURGH. IT IS FREE AND OPEN TO

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FORMER PENN STATE PRESIDENT GRAHAM SPANIER IS SCHEDULED TO BE ARRAIGNED TODAY ON CHARGES INCLUDING PERJURY, FAILURE TO REPORT SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE, CHILD ENDANGERMENT, OBSTRUCTION, AND CONSPIRACY.   THE CHARGES WERE ANNOUNCED LAST WEEK BY STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL LINDA KELLY WHO SAYS SPANIER, FORMER VICE PRESIDENT GARY SCHULTZ, AND FORMER ATHLETIC DIRECTOR TIM CURLEY PARTICIPATED IN A “CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE TO COVER UP JERRY SANDUSKY’S ABUSE WITH TOTAL DISREGARD FOR THE CHILDREN WHO WERE HIS VICTIMS.”   SCHULTZ AND CURLEY WERE ARRAIGNED ON THE ADDITIONAL COUNTS LAST WEEK.

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