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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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State Senate Approves Small Games Law For Bars; House Democrats Say, “Hold On!”

State Senators on Wednesday passed without debate a measure that would allow “small games of chance” gambling at Pennsylvania’s bars. The state House, though, nearly immediately expressed concerns about the rush to pass the bill by its Republican Senate sponsors.  And, Governor Tom Corbett’s office said Corbett wants to make sure that the tax revenue…

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Powerball Jackpot Won In California; One Pennsylvania Player Wins $40,000

One ticket was sold in California for Wednesday night’s Powerball Lottery drawing which contained all numbers drawn, including the Powerball number, and will be the sole jackpot winner. Prior to the drawing, game officials had estimated the annuity value of the jackpot in the drawing to be about $216 million. The jackpot for Saturday’s drawing…

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Missing Former Steelers Player Found In Woods Near Harrisville – Update

Authorities say the search for a missing man who once played for the Pittsburgh Steelers ended at about 10:00 AM Wednesday morning when the man was found alive in a wooded area near Harrisville in northern Butler County. Police officials say 84 year-old Raymond Mathews had last been seen walking along a road near his home in Marion…

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New York City Man Charged With Stealing Items From A Franklin Home He Owns

A New York City man has been charged in Franklin with stealing items from a home he owns in Franklin, but which belong to someone else who was living in the house. Franklin City Police say, in May, Kevin Goldston removed more than $8,000 worth of items from a Buffalo Street residence which belong to a former tenant,…

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Tionesta Students Win In State School Bus Safety Poster Contest

PennDOT officials and the Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday honored eleven students as winners of the state’s 2013 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The winners included Slade Gilbert and Chevelle Hinderliter, both of whom are students at West Forest Elementary School in Tionesta. The theme for this year’s contest, “At My Stop – You Stop,” stressed the…

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