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State’s Department Of Public Welfare About To Get A New Name

The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare is about to get a new name. The state House has concurred on a bill with a Senate amendment to rename the agency the Department of Human Services.  Governor Corbett is expected to sign the measure. The amendment adds a toll-free hotline by which residents may report suspected waste,…

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Titusville Duplex Damaged By Wednesday Night Fire

A fire early Wednesday evening caused heavy damage to a Titusville duplex residence. The fire apparently began in the kitchen of one of the two residences, spreading up to the attic.  That half of the duplex was the most heavily damaged.  Damage to the other half of the building was mainly due to smoke and…

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Polanco, Walker, Davis Homer In Bucs’ 9-1 Romp Over Boston

Gregory Polanco, Neil Walker and Ike Davis all homered in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 9-1 defeat of the Boston Red Sox in a game played Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Clint Barmes added a two-run double, and Josh Harrison and Starling Marte both drove home runs.  Barmes went 3-for-4, and Harrison, Walker and Andrew…

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Rouseville ‘Boil Water’ Advisory Lifted

Officials in the Borough of Rouseville announced on Thursday morning that the advisory for residents to boil any water to be used for consumption has been lifted. A spokesman for Rouseville said tests have proven the water is safe, and the ‘boil water’ advisory that was issued about a week ago has been lifted. The…

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Pittsburgh Man Charged After Early Morning Incident At Reno Gas Station

State Police officials say a Pittsburgh truck driver has been charged after an early morning incident at a Reno gas station that later led to a traffic accident involving an Oil City man. Police did not release the identity of the 50 year-old Pittsburgh man. Troopers say the truck driver, who had just filled his…

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State House Adds Amendments, But Passes ‘Good Samaritan’ Bill

The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would shield from prosecution those who assist the victims of drug overdoses, but they added several amendments to the measure before sending it back to the state Senate. Under the legislation, those who alert authorities to a drug overdose would be protected from prosecution for…

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State House Passes BIll To Keep Out-Of-State Utility Workers From Being Taxed For Work Following Pennsylvania Emergencies

The state House of Representatives has passed a bill that would remove a provision that requires out-of-state utility workers to pay Pennsylvania income taxes even on work performed in the state following emergencies here. Currently, the workers are responsible for paying state income tax, and any local municipal income taxes and other municipal fees. State…

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Repairs To Deep Hollow Road Bridge To Begin September 29

PennDOT announced today that repairs to a bridge on Deep Hollow Road in Cranberry Township are scheduled to begin on Monday, September 29. The work on the span should continue through the month of October. The 57 year-old bridge over Lower Two Mile Run, has been declared structurally deficient.  The job will include the rehabilitation…

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Senate Committee Hears Testimony On Guns For Pennsylvania Teachers

The state Senate Education Committee has heard testimony this week on a bill which would allow school personnel to carry firearms. Senator Don White, the measure’s prime sponsor, says the bill increases the options school districts would have for dealing with violence, and adds the weapons may be crucial in rural areas where police response…

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The EV-D68 Virus Has Been Confirmed In Pennsylvania

Health officials have confirmed that a virus that has made headlines by sickening children in at least a dozen states has arrived in Pennsylvania. Radio PA News reports that officials from the Centers For Disease Control have confirmed three cases of EV-D68, based on samples sent them from a hospital in Philadelphia. The virus is…

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