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Lawmakers Want “In God We Trust” In All Pennsylvania Schools

A state House committee has approved a bill that would require public school districts in Pennsylvanian to post the motto, “In God We Trust,” in every school building. The House Education Committee forwarded the measure to the full House with a 14-to-9 vote. The bill was sponsored by Republican Representative Rick Saccone, from Allegheny County,…

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Saturday Earmarked For Giveback Of Expired Prescription Drugs

National Take Back Day, earmarked for the proper disposal of expired and unused prescription drugs, is scheduled for this Saturday (Oct. 26), but there is a plan to make every day a take back day in Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Corbett’s Healthy Pennsylvania plan will soon utilize some 250 collection boxes across the state for any-day…

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Police: Woman Spends $1,940 Online With Auto Garage’s Debit Card

A woman is in trouble with the law after she was accused of spending nearly $2,000 online ($1,940.17) by using a bank debit card authorized to an Oil City-area auto body shop. State Police officials who are investigating did not list the age or hometown of the suspect, but identified her as Toya Smith.  It…

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Cards Tie World Series At 1-1 With 4-2 Win In Boston

The St, Louis Cardinals scored three times in the top of the seventh inning Thursday night, and went on to defeat the Boston Red Sox 4-2 at Fenway Park in Boston, evening up the 2013 World Series at one game apiece. Game three will be played Saturday night at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The…

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7 Inches Of Snow In Guys Mills?

While most of us living south of the Snow Belt saw only a dusting from the season’s first snowfall, some Crawford and Erie County residents are already digging out from more than a half-foot of the white stuff. Areas near Guys Mills in Crawford County saw seven inches of accumulation — and that was their…

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Experts: Flu Season Has Started Slowly

The partial federal government shutdown earlier this month kept U.S. health officials from monitoring flu activity as closely as they would normally have done. But, according to HealthDay News, there wasn’t that much to monitor. Doctor Joe Bresee, from the Centers For Disease Control, says most of the early flu reports have come from South Carolina,…

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Parents Are Reminded Of Their Roles Regarding Teen Safe Driving

As Teen Driver Safety Week wraps up here in Pennsylvania, state and travel officials continue to remind parents that they play key roles in their teenagers’ safe driving habits. Automobile accidents make up the number-one cause of death for teenagers in this state.  From 2008 through last year, more than 103,000 car crashes in Pennsylvania…

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Napoli, Ortiz Slug Sox To 8-1 Win In World Series Opener; Cards Make 3 Errors

Mike Napoli and David Ortiz both drove home three runs for the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday night, and the St. Louis Cardinals made three errors in the Bosox’ 8-1 win in the first game of the 2013 World Series at Fenway Park in Boston. Napoli delivered a three-run, bases-loaded double in the first inning. …

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AMVETS Asks Washington To Avoid V-A Program Lapses During Federal Shutdowns

In the wake of the recent partial federal government shutdown, a key veterans organization is asking Washington to forward-fund the Veterans Administration. AMVETS officials say the government’s treatment of veterans during the recent shutdown was “deplorable,” and they are pushing legislation to prevent a repeat of the situation.  They cite as examples of their dissatisfaction the halt…

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Governor Corbett Signs Medical Apology Bill

Governor Tom Corbett on Wednesday signed into law the Benevolent Gesture Bill which supporters hope will head off some potential medical malpractice suits. The so-called “apology rule” is another part of the Governor’s Healthy Pennsylvania plan. Under the law, doctors will be able to say they are sorry without fear of being sued simply for…

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