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Arrieta Wins 12th As Cubs Blank Bucs 5-0

Jake Arrieta won his 12th game of the season on Tuesday night, combining with Tommy Hunter and Justin Grimm on a four-hitter as the Chicago Cubs blanked the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-0 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Arrieta (12-6) is now 5-1 against the Pirates and, in his last nine starts this season, has gone 6-1…

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PUC To Evaluate EPA’s Clean Power Plan

The state Public Utility Commission will be evaluating how the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s new Clean Power Plan will impact utilities and consumers in Pennsylvania with a focus on reliability and affordability. Press secretary Nils Hagen-Frederiksen told Radio PA News the PUC will also take a look at regulations already passed in Pennsylvania, such as…

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Ten-Dollar All-Day Parking Spots Proposed For Franklin’s Applefest

Franklin City Council this week gave first-reading approval to a plan that would provide ten-dollar parking spots in some areas of city parking lots during Franklin’s Applefest held annually on the first full weekend of October. Under the proposal, a vehicle could be parked indefinitely in a 10-dollar space between 6:00 AM and 5:00 PM…

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Knoxdale Man Sentenced To State Prison In Burglary In Which Cohort Was Shot By Property Owner

A Knoxdale man has been sentenced to serve two-and-a-half to five years in state prison for his role in a Clarion County burglary in which another suspect was shot by the property owner. 28 year-old Shane Bundy had entered a guilty plea in May to one count of burglary in a plea bargain in which…

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Wednesday At The Venango County Fair

The annual Venango County Fair reaches its midpoint Wednesday with horse and beef shows, magic and more highlighting its daytime schedule. Also during the day Wednesday will be the Barnyard Olympics’ hay bale throwing contest, a Lego building contest and something called a towel folding contest. A pedal tractor pull will start at 5:00 PM,…

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Magistrate Rules Crawford County Pastor Has No Claim To Troy Township Church And Parsonage

A magisterial district judge in Titusville has dismissed an eviction lawsuit filed by a preacher from Conneaut, Ohio which sought to evict an 80 year-old pastor and his wife from their church and parsonage in Troy Township. Judge Amy Nichols ruled Monday the evidence does not exist to prove that 66 year-old Rudolph Babcock has…

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Reaction Is Immediate To EPA’s New Power Plant Rules

Reaction was swift and mixed following the release Monday by the federal Environmental Protection Agency of new power plant emissions standards. The most ambitious regulation calls for greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced by thirty-two percent below 2005 levels within the next fifteen years. Pennsylvania U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson called the move the continuation of…

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Former U.S. Senator Richard Schweiker Dies At Age 89

Former United States Senator from Pennsylvania Richard Schweiker has died at the age of 89. Schweiker’s family announced on Monday that Schweiker died Friday at a medical care facility in New Jersey. A native of Norristown, Schweiker was elected to the U.S. House in 1960 and to the Senate in 1968.  Although a Republican, he…

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Pirates’ Burnett Has Strained Flexor Tendon, Is Told Not To Pitch For Four Weeks

Pittsburgh Pirates right-hander A.J. Burnett has been diagnosed with a strained flexor tendon in his right elbow, and has been told by doctors not to pitch for four weeks. The condition is not as serious as a torn ligament, an injury some feared the 38 year-old Burnett may have sustained.  Reliever Jason Grilli had the…

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Major Tyree Blocker Is Governor Wolf’s New Choice For State Police Commissioner

Governor Tom Wolf’s new choice for State Police Commissioner is retired state police Major Tyree Blocker. The 62 year-old Blocker was with the Pennsylvania State Police for thirty years.  He has since headed a consulting company, served as minister for national security for Trinidad and Tobago, and has run a fitness company. Wolf’s press secretary,…

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