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State Senate Wants Study On The Role Of The Private Sector In The Care Of Veterans

A resolution approved by the state Senate is meant to involve the private sector in the care of military veterans in Pennsylvania. The resolution directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to study the potential cost savings and cost-effectiveness of allowing the state Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to partner with the private sector…

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Bill Would Limit The Collection Of Union Dues For Government Employees

Legislation approved by the state Senate would place limits on the collection of union dues for government employees. The measure would bar unions representing state, school district and local government workers from deducting any portion of union dues for the purpose of political activity.  Only deductions that pay for contract negotiations and similar costs would…

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State Officials Warning Motorists About Dangers Of Encountering Deer

PennDOT and other state officials are reminding drivers that we have moved into another time of the year in which the possibility of encountering deer on the highways has increased. Last year, there were more than 4,800 deer-related automobile crashes in Pennsylvania, resulting in twelve deaths and 1,249 injuries.  The one deer-related fatality in PennDOT’s…

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Toronto, Kansas City Win To Advance To The ALCS

The Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals will meet in the American League Championship series, beginning Friday night in Kansas City following their wins on Wednesday in the fifth games of the American League Division Series. The Blue Jays eliminated Texas in a 6-3 game in Toronto, and the Royals posted a 7-2 home…

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Minnesota Wins 3rd WNBA Title

The Minnesota Lynx, behind 20 points and 11 rebounds from Sylvia Fowles, won their third championship in five years on Wednesday night, defeating Indiana 69-52 in the fifth game of the WBNA finals. Seimone Augustus chipped in with 16 points for the Lynx, and Rebekkah Brunson led on the boards with 14 rebounds.  The Minnesota…

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Meadville Man Charged In Father’s Shooting Death In Townville

Three weeks after he was arrested in Centre County, a Meadville man has been arraigned on charges in the shooting death of his father in Townville. 33 year-old Dustin Halsaver was returned to Crawford County on Wednesday, and was arraigned on charges that included criminal homicide, fleeing police, resisting arrest, theft by unlawful taking, attempted…

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Governor Wolf Remains Staunch On Budget Impasse

There appears to be no sign of a thaw in the frigid impasse between the Democratic Governor and the Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania legislature as we reach three-and-a-half months without a new state budget. Governor Tom Wolf reiterated on Wednesday that he is not giving in as lawmakers insist they get their way in the…

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Former Allegheny College Student Gets Five Years Probation For Threats Against Students And Faculty

An Erie man has been sentenced to five years probation for online threats he made last winter against students and faculty members at Meadville’s Allegheny College, a school he had once attended. 22 year-old Luong Phan entered a guilty plea in August to a charge of making terroristic threats.  Phan had been accused of making Facebook threats…

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Two Elementary School Students Injured In Separate Incidents During Mercer High School’s Homecoming Parade

Two elementary school students from Mercer were injured Wednesday evening in separate incidents that occurred in connection with the Mercer High School Homecoming parade. First-responders say the initial incident happened during the parade when a student fell from a float and was struck by the vehicle.  That student, identified as 10 year-old Nicholas King, was rushed to a Pittsburgh…

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Shale Gas Development Agreement Signed Between Pennsylvania, Ohio And West Virginia

Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia have agreed to cooperate in attracting shale gas development and jobs to the region, rather than competing with each other. A three-year agreement was signed Tuesday during the Tri-State Shale Summit in Morgantown, West Virginia. Radio PA News reports the states have agreed to coordinate marketing efforts, workforce development, investment strategies…

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