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Burned Meadville Apartment Complex To Be Demolished

As many as twenty people were left homeless by the fire that swept through a residential apartment complex in downtown Meadville Tuesday night.  A State Police fire marshal has ruled the cause of the blaze “undetermined.” And, reports indicate that city officials are preparing today (Thurs.) to demolish the remnants of the three-story structure to…

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State Attorney General: 22 Deaths In Pennsylvania Due To Heroin “Theraflu” Mixture

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General said Tuesday there have been 22 deaths in the state attributed to a lethal mixture of heroin and the narcotic Fentanyl. Most of the deaths have occurred in Westmoreland and Allegheny Counties, but the deadly drug mixture has also been found in Armstrong, Butler, Lawrence and Beaver Counties.  Attorney General Kathleen Kane said…

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Steelers Hire Former Vikings Assistant James Saxon As Running Backs Coach

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced they have hired former Minnesota Vikings assistant coach James Saxon as their new running backs coach. Saxon will replace Kirby Wilson, who left Pittsburgh to take the same position with, ironically, the Vikings. Saxon played eight NFL seasons from 1988 through 1995, and ran for a total of 533 yards…

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President Proposes Higher Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers

Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey has joined union officials and labor activists in positive reaction to President Obama’s executive order that would increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers. But, Casey cautioned that Congress would need to act to bump up the minimum wage for others. The President made his announcement during his annual…

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State Senate Committee Hears Testimony On Legalizing Medicial Marijuana In Pa.

The state Senate Law and Justice Committee heard testimony on Tuesday for the legalized use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The parents of children with epilepsy and seizures insisted their children can benefit from medicinal cannabis. Meanwhile, medical professionals shared conflicting opinions.  An addiction psychiatrist from Pittsburgh cited overseas studies which showed that drivers on drugs…

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PennDOT Extends Easements On Drivers Hauling Heating Oil And Propane Gas

PennDOT officials have announced they have extended the temporary waivers of certain restrictions on the haulers of heating oil and propane gas. The waivers were first issued on January 10.  The decision was based on the cold snap earlier that week which brought Pennsylvania residents some of the coldest temperatures in twenty years, and the other…

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Ohio Residents Charged In Death Of Infant At Clarion County Camp

Two Ohio residents face charges in the death of a nine-month-old child who was injured during a camping outing at a cabin in northern Clarion County over Labor Day weekend. 22 year-old Chad Chadwick and 23 year-old Kelly Hemminger, both from Ashtabula, are being lodged in the Ashtabula County Jail in Ohio pending extradition to Pennsylvania.  Bail…

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Man Suspected In Computer Business Burglary Now Charged With Audio Store Break-In

An Oil City man who has already been charged with forcing his way into a Seneca business and stealing two computers is now also charged with a break-in in Franklin in which an audio speaker was taken. The incidents apparently occurred about ninety minutes apart. Officials in Franklin now say 42 year-old Lawrence Henderson broke…

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Meadville Apartment Building Destroyed By Fire

Another major fire drew responses from multiple fire companies in Crawford County on Tuesday night. Officials say a fire that was reported shortly before 6:00 PM  destroyed a three-story apartment complex at Chestnut and Liberty Streets in downtown Meadville.  Ten fire companies responded, and many firefighters were on the scene well into the middle of…

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State Senate Approves “Revenge Porn” Law

The state Senate of Pennsylvania has voted unanimously to create a new crime imposing penalties including jail time and fines in connection with so-called “revenge porn.” The bill would make it illegal for anyone to post videos of a former “intimate partner” depicting the person naked or engaged in sexual activity without that person’s consent. The crime…

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