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Bill Would Allow For DNA Testing On Arrest Suspects, Not Just Those Convicted

The state Senate is considering a bill which would allow for the DNA testing of those not yet convicted of a crime in Pennsylvania. The measure would allow the police or prosecutors to collect DNA evidence for those arrested for criminal homicide, sex crimes, all felonies and certain lesser crimes such as trespassing.  It would…

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Congressman Thompson Hails Forest Service’s Withdrawal Of Proposed Directive For Groundwater Management

A Congressman from Pennsylvania has hailed the decision by the United States Forest Service to withdraw its proposed directive on groundwater management. Congressman Glenn Thompson said Wednesday that the agency’s presumed legal authority to regulate groundwater as they were proposing infringed upon the rights of states, and “would supersede the longstanding precedent of state management.”…

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Teen Driving Contest Winners Announced

Students at three area high schools earned the cash prizes in the fourth annual Venango and Forest County Teen Driving Competition, held Wednesday at the Rocky Grove Fire Department. First place went to Jacob Gomola, from Cranberry High School, who was followed by Brandon Dittman, from East Forest High School and David Zlotnicki, from Venango…

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Greenville Man Arrested In Armed Robbery – Of A Pet Store

A Greenville man has been arrested for allegedly holding up a pet store. 24 year-old Lucas Miller is accused of walking into a pet store in East Lackawannock Township in Mercer County on Tuesday afternoon, producing a handgun and escaping with an undisclosed amount of money. Law enforcement officials say Miller was later arrested on…

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Bucs Are Blanked Again; Lose 1-0 On Homer By Detroit’s Rajai Davis

This time, the Pittsburgh Pirates were blanked on only two hits. Following a 2-0 home loss to Detroit on Tuesday night in a game in which they managed just three hits, the Pirates (3-6) were shutout 1-0 on Wednesday evening on a sixth-inning leadoff home run by Rajai Davis in the rubber game of a…

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Legislation In Harrisburg Would Ban Making Calls While Driving

It is already illegal to text while driving in Pennsylvania and now, during Distracted Driving Awareness Week, legislation is being introduced in Harrisburg which would also ban making calls while driving. State Senator Rob Teplitz has unveiled a measure which would make using a handheld device to place a call while driving a secondary summary offense. …

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Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty Of First-Degree Murder

Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder on Wednesday morning in the death of a semi-pro football player who had dating his fiancée’s sister. The 25 year-old Hernandez was also convicted of four weapons and ammunition charges connected with the shooting death of 27 year-old Odin Lloyd in a…

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Tigers Blank Pirates 2-0

Shane Greene and Joakim Soria combined on a three-hitter on Tuesday night, and the Detroit Tigers (7-1) blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 2-0 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Greene (2-0) worked eight innings, and allowed just three singles, including two infield hits, while striking out three batters and issuing no walks.  Soria pitched a one-two-three ninth…

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April 15 – Tax Deadline Time

Another April 15 has arrived, and with it another income tax deadline. April 15 normally marks the deadline for filing federal, state and local income taxes.  In most cases, your forms should be postmarked by midnight. A Postal Service courtesy that had once consisted of keeping post office branches open until midnight is apparently no longer being…

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Titusville Man Gets Up To 20 Years In State Prison For Sexual Abuse Of A Child

A Titusville man has been sentenced in Crawford County Court to five-to-twenty years in state prison on his guilty plea to the sexual crime of unlawful contact with a minor. 39 year-old Robert Burger must also register as a sex offender for twenty-five years following his release from prison.  He will be given credit for…

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