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President Proposes Higher Minimum Wage For Federal Contract Workers

Pennsylvania U.S. Senator Bob Casey has joined union officials and labor activists in positive reaction to President Obama’s executive order that would increase the minimum wage for federal contract workers. But, Casey cautioned that Congress would need to act to bump up the minimum wage for others. The President made his announcement during his annual…

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State Senate Committee Hears Testimony On Legalizing Medicial Marijuana In Pa.

The state Senate Law and Justice Committee heard testimony on Tuesday for the legalized use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. The parents of children with epilepsy and seizures insisted their children can benefit from medicinal cannabis. Meanwhile, medical professionals shared conflicting opinions.  An addiction psychiatrist from Pittsburgh cited overseas studies which showed that drivers on drugs…

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PennDOT Extends Easements On Drivers Hauling Heating Oil And Propane Gas

PennDOT officials have announced they have extended the temporary waivers of certain restrictions on the haulers of heating oil and propane gas. The waivers were first issued on January 10.  The decision was based on the cold snap earlier that week which brought Pennsylvania residents some of the coldest temperatures in twenty years, and the other…

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Ohio Residents Charged In Death Of Infant At Clarion County Camp

Two Ohio residents face charges in the death of a nine-month-old child who was injured during a camping outing at a cabin in northern Clarion County over Labor Day weekend. 22 year-old Chad Chadwick and 23 year-old Kelly Hemminger, both from Ashtabula, are being lodged in the Ashtabula County Jail in Ohio pending extradition to Pennsylvania.  Bail…

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Man Suspected In Computer Business Burglary Now Charged With Audio Store Break-In

An Oil City man who has already been charged with forcing his way into a Seneca business and stealing two computers is now also charged with a break-in in Franklin in which an audio speaker was taken. The incidents apparently occurred about ninety minutes apart. Officials in Franklin now say 42 year-old Lawrence Henderson broke…

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Meadville Apartment Building Destroyed By Fire

Another major fire drew responses from multiple fire companies in Crawford County on Tuesday night. Officials say a fire that was reported shortly before 6:00 PM  destroyed a three-story apartment complex at Chestnut and Liberty Streets in downtown Meadville.  Ten fire companies responded, and many firefighters were on the scene well into the middle of…

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State Senate Approves “Revenge Porn” Law

The state Senate of Pennsylvania has voted unanimously to create a new crime imposing penalties including jail time and fines in connection with so-called “revenge porn.” The bill would make it illegal for anyone to post videos of a former “intimate partner” depicting the person naked or engaged in sexual activity without that person’s consent. The crime…

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Duke Drubs Pitt 80-65 At Petersen Events Center

Jabari Parker scored 21 points on Monday night and teammate Andre Dawkins added 20, and Duke (17-4; 6-2 ACC) left the city of Pittsburgh with an 80-65 Atlantic Coast Conference victory over the Pitt Panthers (18-3; 6-2) in a game played at the Petersen Events Center. Amile Jefferson added 14 points for the Blue Devils,…

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Pens Blank Sabres 3-0; Fleury Earns 27th Career Shutout, 29th Win Of The Season

Chris Kunitz, Deryk Engelland and Tanner Glass all scored Monday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins rebounded from a 3-0 loss at Dallas with their own 3-0 shutout — at home against the Buffalo Sabres (14-30-7). Marc-Andre Fleury, who now leads all National Hockey League goaltenders this season with 29 wins, earned his fourth shutout of…

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Former Franklin Mayor Jack Sanford Dies

Former Franklin mayor Jack Sanford died Sunday morning at his home in Franklin.  Sanford was 92. Sanford served as mayor from  1990 through 2002. His other community involvement included stints on Franklin City Council from 1966 through 1977, as well as terms on the Franklin General Authority, the Franklin Area School Board and the Franklin…

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