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Meadville Family Loses Home To Tuesday Evening Fire

A family of six was left homeless Tuesday evening by a fire that swept through their home in Meadville. Five fire companies responded to the blaze on the 100-block of Columbia Avenue.  All family members escaped the flames safely. Officials are saying the fire at about 6:00 PM Tuesday apparently broke out on a second-story…

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East Brady Woman Loses Home In Monday Morning Blaze

Damages are estimated at around $100,000 in the loss of a home to fire in the East Brady area on Monday. Responders from five fire companies spent nearly five hours on the scene after the blaze was reported shortly after 10:30 AM Monday.  The owner of the home was identified as 78 year-old Marjorie Bailey,…

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Pleasantville Teen Investigated In Alleged Sexual Assault On Children

State Police officials in Forest County say a 15 year-old boy from the Pleasantville area is a suspect in an investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of two young children. The alleged victims are reportedly both boys – one ten years old and another four years old.  Law enforcement officials say they are investigating multiple…

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Pennsylvania Gasoline Prices May Climb At Start Of New Year Due To State’s Transportation Funding Bill

Motorists in Pennsylvania may see a jump of ten cents or more per gallon in the price of gasoline when the new year begins on Thursday. January 1 is when the state will “uncap” more of its oil company franchise tax under stipulations of the recently-passed state transportation funding law.  That will increase the tax by…

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State Senator To Propose Severance Tax For Marcellus Shale Drillers

A state Senator from Allegheny County is proposing a severance tax on Marcellus shale natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania. Democrat Jim Brewster wants a five percent tax which he tells Radio PA News would generate between $700-million and one billion dollars a year and which would be targeted toward public education. Brewster’s “Extraction for Education” plan would…

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Eight Traffic Deaths Reported By Pennsylvania State Police During Christmas Travel Period

The Pennsylvania State Police say eight deaths were reported in traffic accidents investigated by their agency over the five-day Christmas holiday travel period last Wednesday through Sunday. The number matched last year’s fatality total recorded over a four-day travel period.  224 other people were injured in this year’s crashes, a number that is down from…

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Crosby Nets Only Goal In Pens’ 3-1 Loss In New Jersey

Team captain Sidney Crosby was the only Pittsburgh player to find the net on Monday night, scoring his team’s lone goal in the first period in the Penguins’ 3-1 loss to the Devils in New Jersey. Devils goaltender Cory Schneider made stops on Pittsburgh’s other 26 shots to earn the win, while teammates Travis Zajac.…

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State Senator Wants To Impose An Impact Fee For Gas Pipelines

A state Senator from Chester County plans to propose legislation that would impose an impact fee on natural gas companies for the construction of pipelines, similar to the fees assessed on their drilling sites. Senator Andy Dinniman tells Radio PA News the funds generated under the measure which he will introduce along with Senator John Rafferty, from Montgomery…

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Clarion Man Jailed In Sexual Assault Investigation Is Identified; Charges Include Rape

A Clarion man who spent Christmas in jail following accusations that he had sexually assaulted a woman early Wednesday morning has now been identified as 36 year-old Troy Dew. Investigators say the man was arraigned on multiple charges and was lodged in the Clarion County Jail on $100,000 bail.  The charges include two counts apiece…

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18 Year-Old Driver Gives Up After 10-Mile Police Chase In Clarion And Venango Counties

An 18 year-old man faces numerous charges after what police say was a ten-mile chase on Friday night. State Police officials from the Clarion station say the incident began around 9:00 PM when they attempted to pull over the suspect for a traffic stop on Route 208 in Washington Township in Clarion County.  Troopers say the…

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