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Pirates’ Victory Over Colorado Moves Them To Within 3-And-A-Half Games Of First Place

Pinch-hitting Josh Harrison snapped a 3-3 tie with an eight-inning single, lifting the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-3 home win over the Colorado Rockies on Friday night in the first game of a three-game series at PNC Park. The win, combined with a loss by the St. Louis Cardinals, moved the Pirates (78-49) to within…

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Pennsylvania Opens Online Voter Registration

Pennsylvania residents may now register to vote online. Pennsylvania becomes the 23rd state to allow online voter registration.  Supporters say it will make sign-ups easier and more cost-effective for the state and for its counties. The Secretary of the Commonwealth, Pedro Cortes, told Radio PA News the change will mean more Pennsylvanians will exercise their…

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Penguins Sign Top Draft Pick Daniel Sprong

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed their top selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. The Penguins announced Friday they have signed forward Daniel Sprong to a three-year, entry-level deal. The 18 year-old Sprong was taken by Pittsburgh in the second draft round as the number-46 selection overall.  He had led the Charlottetown Islanders of the Quebec…

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Work Underway On Bridges In Two Venango County Cities; Bridges Reopen In Mercer, Crawford Counties

While early progress has been reported on the rehabilitation work on key bridges in two Venango County cities, PennDOT says two new bridges in neighboring counties opened late last week. A bridge on Route 965 in Worth Township in Mercer County and a span on Riceville Road in Bloomfield Township in Crawford County are now both open to…

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Franklin Man Charged In Reported Burglary Attempt; Police Say Suspect Fought Them

A Franklin man was jailed Friday following a police response to a reported burglary attempt in which officers say the man tried to fight with them. Franklin City Police officials say they arrived at a residence on the 1300-block of Eagle Street shortly after 12:30 AM Friday morning to find a man standing over and…

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Two Injured In Thursday’s Gas Tank Explosion In Texas

Officials have confirmed that two men were burned in the explosion at a gasoline tank at an oil company facility in Barkeyville on Thursday morning. The identities of the two company employees were not released.  The injuries apparently are not life-threatening. The explosion occurred shortly before 7:45 AM Thursday as the two men were working…

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Officials Caution Drivers School Is Resuming

As school classes resume, officials are reminding drivers to watch out for students and for school vehicles. PennDOT reminds us that state law requires a motorist to stop at least ten feet away in any direction when approaching a school bus with its red lights flashing and its stop arm extended.  A violator may face…

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Avian Flu Problem Covered At Ag Progress Days

The threat of avian flu on Pennsylvania poultry was a topic covered last week at Pennsylvania’s Ag Progress Days in Rock Springs. Those in attendance heard from experts in the poultry industry on the status of the outbreak which has devastated bird populations in other states. There have been no outbreaks here in Pennsylvania, but…

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Crawford County Sheriff Nick Hoke Becomes President Of Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association

Crawford County Sheriff Nick Hoke was named recently the president of the Pennsylvania Sheriff’s Association. Hoke becomes the first sheriff from the county to hold the post. Hoke has spent three years on the association’s executive committee.  His term as president will last for one year, and then Hoke is expected to be replaced by Butler…

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Joint Committee Hearing Focuses On Improving The State Budget Process

As the stalemate in reaching a finalized state budget moves through its eighth week, state lawmakers heard Thursday testimony on ways in improve the budgeting process. Financial experts with the National Conference of State Legislatures told a joint committee meeting that more than half of the states now have binding revenue forecasts.  They say that shortens…

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