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Another State Senator Proposes A Minimum Wage Increase

Last week, KQW reported that a state Senator is proposing legislation that would increase Pennsylvania’s minimum wage by nearly three dollars an hour to $10.10.  Senator Christine Tartaglione says the time is right, what with President Obama having called for a national increase and some nearby states having already made the jump to higher pay. Now,…

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Legislation Proposed To Turn Responsibility For Issuing Antlerless Deer Licenses Over To The Game Commission

Proposed legislation would change the way antlerless deer hunting licenses are issued in Pennsylvania. The bill would give the responsibility for distributing the licenses to the state Game Commission.  Currently, they are only issued through county treasurers’ offices. Bill sponsor Representative Gerald Mullery tells Radio PA News the current system is antiquated. Mullery says licenses for…

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National Fuel Drops Gas Supply Charge By 12 Percent In Quarterly Adjustment Filing

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation announced Friday that they will be lowering their gas supply charge by more than 12 percent (12.23%). The new rate becomes effective Sunday (Feb. 1). The decrease in the rate reflects a quarterly adjustment made by the company, which is required to pass on to its customers, dollar-for-dollar, the costs…

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Pittsburgh Marijuana Charge Against LeGarrette Blount Dropped; Community Service Time Completed

Prosecutors in Allegheny County announced Friday that a marijuana charge against Super Bowl competitor LeGarrette Blount has been dropped now that Blount has completed fifty hours of community service. Blount will start Sunday night at running back for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX in Glendale, Arizona.  He helped the Patriots qualify for…

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Wind Chill Advisory Posted Through Saturday Morning

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Wind Chill Advisory which they say will be in effect from 7:00 PM Friday evening (1/30) through 10:00 AM Saturday morning (1/31). A Wind Chill Advisory means that a combination of very cold air and strong wind will produce low wind chill readings.  This could result in…

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Governor Wolf Reinstates Drilling Ban In State Parks And Forests

New Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order on Thursday which bans the issuance of new oil and gas leases in state parks and forests. That order reinstates a similar moratorium originally put into place in 2010, but lifted under the administration of Governor Tom Corbett. In signing the order, Wolf said this is…

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Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord Resigns; Reports Immediately Surface About Alleged Investigation Into Campaign Funds

Nearly immediately after Thursday’s unexpected announcement by Pennsylvania’s state treasurer Rob McCord that he has resigned, effective February 12, media reports began to surface regarding an alleged investigation into missing campaign funds and McCord’s possible involvement. McCord has been state treasurer for about six years.  Last spring, he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor…

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Oil City Man Pleads Guilty To Indecent Assault Charges Involving Three Young Girls

An Oil City man has entered guilty pleas to two counts in a case in which he was accused of inappropriate conduct with three young girls. 64 year-old Richard Keltz had originally faced 27 charges.  Among the charges which were dropped were counts of rape and aggravated indecent assault. Keltz had been accused of inappropriate…

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Former Clarion Football Coach Jay Foster Takes Job At Albany; Joins Franklin’s Nate Byham On The Great Danes’ Staff

Jay Foster, the former head football coach at Clarion University, has taken the job as defensive backs coach at Albany University. Foster spent nine seasons at Clarion, and was named PSAC Western Division Coach-of-the-Year in 2009.  Previously, he spent 18 years on the Slippery Rock University coaching staff.  Foster played at West Chester, and helped lead…

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Holtby And The Capitals Shut Out The Penguins Again

Braden Holtby (23-10-8) made 27 stops on Wednesday night and for the second time this season led the Washington Capitals to a shutout win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. Playing on their home ice, the Caps (25-14-9) posted a 4-0 win with Alex Ovechkin scoring twice and Eric Fehr and Mike Green adding third-period goals. Pittsburgh…

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