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“Revenge Porn” Bill Headed To Governor Corbett

Legislation outlawing the so-called practice of “revenge porn” in Pennsylvania appears to be on its way to the desk of Governor Tom Corbett. The bill, introduced and approved in the state Senate, has passed the House unanimously, but House lawmakers added amendments which will face concurrence by Senators. The measure would make it a crime to publish…

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Federal Education Department Says Pitt, Penn State Charge Most For Tuition In The Country

A recent release by the United States Department of Education says the main campuses of the University of Pittsburgh and Penn State University charge four-year undergraduate students more in tuition rates than any other publically funded schools in the nation. As a matter of fact, both universities charge more than twice the national average. According…

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PennDOT’s Venango County Work Schedule For Week Of July 7

PennDOT has released its list of road-related work projects for the week of July 7. In addition to previously started jobs, such as a bridge replacement on Old Route 322 in Canal Township and storm damage rehabilitation in several areas in Cherrytree Township, PennDOT county maintenance manager Garrett Westover says crews will be sealing cracks…

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Pirates Explode In 4th Of July Win Over Phillies; Follow Loss To Arizona With 8-2 Win

Jordy Mercer drove in a career-high four runs, and Andrew McCutchen went 4-for-5 with 2 RBI’s as the Pittsburgh Pirates (45-41) rebounded from a 10-2 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks with an 8-2 Fourth of July victory over Philadelphia (37-49) in the opening game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Pirates starter Gerrit…

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Pension Reform Postponed Until Fall In State Legislature

There will not be a vote by state lawmakers on pension reform legislation until the fall, but that did not stop the issue from being revived on Wednesday, one day after the state House had sent a pension bill back to committee. House Majority Leader Mike Turzai tried to undo the vote, and during a…

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“Rocco’s Law” Signed To Protect Police Animals In Pennsylvania

Governor Tom Corbett has signed into law a bill referred to as “Rocco’s Law,” which toughens the penalties for anyone convicted of injuring or killing a police animal. The law was named after a Pittsburgh police dog who was stabbed to death by a police suspect in January.  Nearly 1,200 people attended the dog’s funeral.…

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McCutchen Named NL Player-Of-The-Month

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has earned his third career National League Player-of-the-Month honor. In June, McCutchen led the league with 20 extra base hits (8 home runs and 12 doubles), and tied for league-best in homers and RBI’s. He helped lead the Pirates to a 17-10 record in the month. Other players who…

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Oil City’s Center Street Bridge To Be Closed For Much Of 2015

Officials announced Wednesday that the Center Street Bridge in Oil City will be closed for much of 2015 due to a major rehabilitation project planned by PennDOT. The state agency required the approval Wednesday of the Oil City Redevelopment Authority to use a portion of the new King Memorial Park at the intersection of Main…

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18 Year-Old Transient Arraigned In Death Of Teen Whose Body Was Found In Grove City Landfill

An 18 year-old transient from Ohio was arraigned Wednesday in the stabbing death of a 16 year-old girl whose body was found last week in a garbage landfill near Grove City. Ricki Williams IV was charged with aggravated murder and kidnapping with more charges expected to follow.  He was held without bail.  Officials in Mahoning County,…

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Oil City To Observe Jolly July 3rd

An annual event, Oil City is preparing to observe Jolly July 3rd this Thursday. Activities will run from 4:30 PM until after 10 o’clock.  Most will take place in Justus Park. Children’s activities will include a petting zoo, face painting, caricature drawings, clowns, inflatable playground toys, a balloon shoot and trinket sales.  Musical entertainment in…

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