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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — First Niagara Financial Group Inc. says it will eliminate up to 200 jobs companywide in a move aimed at better serving customers and boosting competitiveness. The Buffalo-based bank announced Thursday that it will cut 150 to 200 management positions at its operations in New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. The cuts are expected to be completed next month. Despite the layoffs, the bank says it still plans to hire 200 people across the company.
State police at the Schuylkill Haven were summoned to quell a verbal argument that escalated to a confrontation at 7 p.m. Thursday at 112 Pottsville St. in Cressona. Police said a 30-year-old Cressona man will be cited for harassment after he allegedly spit in the face of a 31-year-old Cressona woman and choked her with his hands.
Tigers' Herb an all-around player
No one can be in two places at the same time. If that were possible, then Brandon Herb would have played both midfielder and defender at the same time for the Northwestern soccer team. He was that good and he was that versatile. For his excellent overall performance, he has been selected as the 2014 Times News Boys' Soccer Player of the Year. "Wherever our team needed me to play to give us the best chance to win, then that's what I would do," said Herb, a three-time First Team Colonial League...
There was no way that the teenaged Butchy Sochorow would miss the final concert of his first tour with the Grateful Dead, his favorite musical tribe. It was one of many examples of "Deadication" for Sochorow, who attended more than 200 shows by the Grateful Dead from 1984 to 1995, the year the band disbanded after Garcia died. Sochorow and his Splintered Sunlight mates will perform Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, where 15 months ago they re-created a Dead Halloween gig from 1980, which...