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Governor Signs, But Announces Line Item Vetoes In State Budget

Governor Tom Corbett signed into law the new fiscal budget for Pennsylvania on Thursday morning, but with more than $72 million in line item vetoes in legislative spending. On the final day of ten days after which the spending plan would have become law without his signature, Corbett again stressed that state lawmakers “need to…

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Former Clarion University Football Star Sentenced to 4-8 Years In Erie Drug Case

Former Clarion University football star Roosevelt Benjamin was sentenced Thursday to four-to-eight years in state prison for his role in a large marijuana dealing operation in Erie. In Erie County Court, the 37 year-old Benjamin, who is from Erie, was also sentenced to thirty months probation and to perform 500 hours of community service. Erie…

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Four Men From Same Family Arrested In South Carolina In Alleged California-To-Venango County Drug Ring

Four California men from the same family, originally from Franklin, have been arrested in South Carolina as the key suspects in a case which the Pennsylvania Attorney General described in February as involving ”a cross-country drug-trafficking ring responsible for distributing at least $700,000 worth of marijuana and $100,000 worth of cocaine in Venango County.” 69 year-old…

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Polk Woman Hospitalized In Erie Following Rollover On Route 8 In Oakland Township

A Polk woman was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a rollover crash on Route 8 in Oakland Township. A State Police official tells KQW that 69 year-old Patricia Espy lost control of her car just south of the intersection with Kaneville Road.  The vehicle twice hit a guardrail, then struck an embankment and rolled completely…

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Adams, Wong Lead Cards Again In 5-2 Win Over Pittsburgh

Slippery Rock University’s Matt Adams went 3-for-5 with two RBI’s, and Tuesday night’s hero Kolten Wong homered again as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-44) for the third consecutive night, posting a 5-2 victory on Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Adams, a Phillipsburg-area native, has the second-best batting average in…

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Franklin Woman Charged With Lying To Police; Different Story Allegedly Told On Witness Stand

A Franklin woman faces charges that include making a false report to law enforcement after officials say she admitted lying about the incident during a trial in Venango County Court. Police say Bridgett Beals had accused a man of assaulting her, and had pressed charges against the man.  Beals is alleged to have said she lied…

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Thief With Trailer Steals $44,000 Tractor From Knox Business

In northern Clarion County, officials are looking into the disappearance of a $44,000 tractor. The vehicle, complete with front end loader, was taken from a business along Route 338 in Knox sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.  Police investigators say it appears the tractor was removed by someone with a truck that was hauling…

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World Cup Soccer Semifinal Results And Finals Schedule

World Cup Soccer Semifinal Results:   Tuesday, July 8 Germany 7, Brazil 1   Wednesday, July 9 Argentina 0, The Netherlands 0  (Argentina wins 4-2 on penalty kicks)   3rd-Place Game  -  Saturday, July 12  (4:00 PM EDT)  at Brasilia, Brazil Brazil vs. The Netherlands   CHAMPIONSHIP  -  Sunday, July 13  (3:00 PM EDT) at Rio…

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Report: Crosby To Undergo Wrist Surgery

According to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist to repair damage that reportedly affected his performance in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It is not expected that Crosby will miss any regular season action this fall.  A Post-Gazette source said the surgery will…

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Cards Walk Off On Pirates Again; Frieri Throws Wong Pitch

For the second straight night, the St, Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on a walkoff home run. With the teams just one strike away from extra innings, Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong slammed a shot off Pittsburgh reliever Ernesto Frieri (1-4), giving St. Louis a 5-4 victory.  The winning blow came just one night after…

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