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Travel Agency Projects Fewer 4th of July Holiday Travelers

AAA projections point to a decrease in Fourth of July holiday travel this year. More than 40-million travelers are expected to hit the road — or the skies — over the five-day Independence Day holiday.  That would mark a decline of just under one percent from last year. Most will visit relatives or friends, sightsee…

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State Budget Secretary Believes Corbett Initiatiatives Can Still Be Accomplished

Governor Tom Corbett’s budget secretary believes there are still enough time and votes to approve three major policy initiatives and a state budget by June 30. State budget secretary Charles Zogby said this week the Corbett administration still wants to see legislative action on alcohol privatization, transportation funding and pension reform, along with a 2013-2014 spending…

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Police: Driver Apparently Fell Asleep Before Crash That Killed Three, Injured Two

Accident investigators believe that the woman who was driving the minivan that crashed in northern Butler County, killing two others and herself and injuring two children, had fallen asleep at the wheel. Police based their theory on a statement from one of the survivors who reportedly made a phone call to her grandparents, saying “Mommy…

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Miami Heat Win 2nd Straight NBA Title 95-88 Over San Antonio

LeBron James scored 37 points, shot 5-for-10 from three-point range, and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat won their second consecutive NBA championship, taking the seventh game of the final series at home 95-88 over the San Antonio Spurs. James was named series MVP. Dwyane Wade added 23 points for the Heat, while Shane…

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Pedro Drives Home Five In Bucs’ 5-3 Victory In Cincinnati

Pedro Alvarez drove home all five of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ runs on Thursday afternoon in a 5-3 win over the Reds in Cincinnati. Alvarez slammed a solo home run (his 16th of the year), a three-run double and an RBI single, raising his RBI total for the season to 48, and ensuring a 2-2 split…

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Two Hospitalized In Pittsburgh After Car Hits Horse-Drawn Buggy

A Knox woman and a teenager were flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Wednesday evening after the horse-drawn buggy in which they were riding was struck from behind by a car. State Police at the Clarion station say the incident happened around 7:15 PM on Route 208 in Salem Township, near Knox.  Troopers say the buggy…

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Strattanville Man Seriously Injured When Ejected From Car In Route 322 Crash

A Strattanville man was seriously injured Wednesday afternoon when he was ejected from his car during a rollover accident on Route 322 in Clarion County. 55 year-old Henry Swires was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital after the crash for the treatment of head injuries. State Police at the Clarion station say Swires was westbound on…

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Clarion Pharmacy Robbery Investigated

Police in Clarion are continuing to investigate a robbery that occurred at a Clarion pharmacy on Monday night. Clarion Borough Police say pharmacy employees believe five individuals may have been involved.  Reports indicate that five people, four men and one woman, walked into a store on Main Street in Clarion around 8:45 PM on Monday.  Four of…

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Youngsville High School Damage Estimate Now At Nearly $140,000

School district officials now estimate damages in a weekend vandalism spree at Youngsville High School at nearly $140,000. In a special meeting held Wednesday, the Warren County School Board was updated on the types and extent of damage and the progress of cleanup work.  The new damage estimate does not include the potential replacement values…

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First Firefly Festival To Be Held In Kellettville

So, you’ve said it’s the rare summer weekend without a local festival. Look toward Kellettville in Forest County.  That is where the first Pennsylvania Firefly Festival begins today (June 21). The weekend will feature guided nighttime walks to see firefly displays, along with music, arts and crafts and educational programs. The festival begins at 5:00…

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