Redbank Valley Trails Association is holding a December fundraising challenge to raise money for purchasing and applying crushed limestone to refresh the trail’s surface where it has worn thin in spots since the first crushed limestone was put down in New Bethlehem and Heathville in December 2011.

CLARION — The murder trial of Damien Lawrence Ditz, 22, of Clarion got underway before Judge James Arner on Tuesday at the Clarion County Courthouse.

BROOKVILLE — The Brookville Area School Board voted Monday night to hire Rodney Green of Roaring Spring and Thomas Frantz of Punxsutawney to conduct a superintendent search for the school district.

The Spice Girls' Mel B shared on social media she was recovering from a three-hour surgery to repair a "severed right hand" following an accident.

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DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge has accepted a plea bargain that allows a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor students.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A western Michigan man accused of raping a teenager and later killing her after he was released on bond has been sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for the sexual assaults, though he still faces a murder trial .

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