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$29 Billion State Budget Passes, But Governor Corbett Is Not Yet Signing It

State lawmakers late Monday night passed a $29.1 billion budget for the new fiscal year which begins today (7/1), but Radio PA News reports Governor Tom Corbett is, so far, refusing to sign it. The legislature met their deadline for passing a spending plan, and previously Corbett would have put pen to paper and would…

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Tree Falls On Tractor-Trailer Cab, Kills Oil City Man In Warren County

Officials in Warren County say an Oil City man died Monday afternoon when a large tree fell on the cab of his tractor-trailer as he traveled along Route 27 in Pittsfield. State Police officials from the Warren station say the tree fell directly onto the windshield of a rig operated by 54 year-old Lanny Ross.  After the…

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Oil City Man Faces Indecent Assault Charge; 11 Year-Old Girl Is Alleged Victim

An Oil City man is charged with indecent assault and other counts following an incident in early June in which he is accused of having inappropriate contact with an 11 year-old girl. Oil City Police say 43 year-old Herbert Reese entered a home on East Second Street while he was drunk and initiated contact with…

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More PennDOT Fees Climb As New Fiscal Year Begins

A few new driver and vehicle fees go into effect today (7/1) as a new fiscal year begins in  Pennsylvania and as PennDOT continues to implement the state’s new transportation funding law. This round of fee increases primarily affects specialty and commercial vehicles, but the cost of a replacement license plate will climb by $3.50,…

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Weekend Budget Work Could Lead To Monday Vote; Committee Passes Watered-Down State Pension Reform Plan

Pennsylvania lawmakers spent much of the weekend putting together a new state budget that boosts spending, and does not include new taxes or revenue increases, even though the state faces a shortfall approaching one-and-a-half billion dollars. The Senate Appropriations Committee advanced a $29.1 billion plan, and final budget votes could be taken Monday (6/30) in both the state House…

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Alvarez Homers, Drives In 3 In Bucs’ 5-2 Victory Over Mets

Pedro Alvarez homered, doubled and drove in three runs on Sunday afternoon as the Pittsburgh Pirates won for the third time in a four-game home series with New York, beating the Mets 5-2. Ike Davis added two runs and two RBI’s for Pittsburgh (42-40), and starter Edinson Volquez combined with relievers Justin Wilson and Tony…

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Langer Wins Senior Players Championship At Fox Chapel

Bernhard Langer earned both his third victory of the year and his third Major on the Champions Tour with Sunday’s win at the Senior Players Championship at Fox Chapel Country Club near Pittsburgh. Langer took the Players event by sinking a five-foot birdie putt set up by a pitch from the rough on the par-5 18th…

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Rose Wins Congressional Playoff As Stefani Finds The Water On 73rd Hole

Justin Rose captured the Quicken Loans National golf tournament with a par putt on the first playoff hole after Shawn Stefani’s second shot on the hole found the water at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland. Ironically, Rose had found the same water hazard on the final hole of regulation play, and that problem had forced…

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Kane Man Injured When Motorcycle Hits Deer On Route 62 Outside Oil City

A Kane man was injured Saturday afternoon when his motorcycle hit a deer on Route 62 in Cranberry Township near Oil City. State Police officials say they did not have an injury update on the accident victim. 59 year-old Edward Bostaph was hurt around 3:00 PM Saturday when he struck a deer near the highway’s intersection…

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Keselowski Wins From The Pole At Quaker State 400 in Kentucky

Brad Keselowski won from the pole position Saturday night at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Quaker State 400 at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Kentucky. Keselowski also won at Las Vegas this season, now stands at fourth place in the series points standings and marks two wins in Kentucky. Sixth on a restart after 248 laps, Keselowski…

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