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Governor Still Seeks Approval Of All Major Proposals By The End Of The Month

Governor Tom Corbett expressed a bit of frustration with Pennsylvania’s budget approval process, but he told Radio PA News this week that he does expect another on-time state spending plan. Corbett has signed two-consecutive on-time budgets.  The end-of-the-fiscal-year deadline is June 30.  In addition to a new budget, he says he wants pension reform, a…

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36-Point Blowout Gives Spurs 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals

The San Antonio Spurs set a record for any game in the NBA championship series by hitting sixteen 3-point shots on Tuesday night in their 113-77 romp over the defending champion Miami Heat. Danny Green sank seven of the treys, and finished with 27 points, and Gary Neal connected six times and scored 24 points,…

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Cole Wins In Major League Debut, Alvarez And Marte Aid With Homers

Gerrit Cole, baseball’s number-one draft pick in 2011, worked 6-and-a-third innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starter on Tuesday night, winning his Major League debut in an 8-2 victory for the Bucs over the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte both homered in the Pirates’ effort.  The Bucs outhit…

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Governor, County Leaders Want Expansion Of Pilot Block Grant Program

Governor Tom Corbett and leaders from many counties from around the Commonwealth are calling for the expansion of the pilot Human Services Block Grant Program to allow any county to opt in. The pilot is designed to give counties more flexibility in using state funding for human services programs, but some lawmakers say there has…

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Seneca Man Bound For Trial In Erie Shooting Incident

A Seneca man was bound for trial Tuesday during a preliminary hearing on charges that he fired shots at a public party in Erie. An Emlenton woman was seriously injured in the incident. 25 year-old Joshua Shields is accused of firing shots at the Erie Biker Ball at Rainbow Gardens in Erie in late April during an…

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Oil City Man Sentenced To Jail In Domestic Abuse Case

An Oil City man has been sentenced to one-to-two years in jail after his guilty plea to a reduced charge in a case in which he had been accused of physically assaulting a woman over a period of three days. The victim had claimed that 39 year-old Frank Glas had repeatedly hit and choked her…

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Haz-Mat Crews Called To Pinegrove Truck Rollover

Hazardous materials crews responded Tuesday afternoon to an accident involving a box truck carrying cleaning products on Davis Road in Pinegrove Township. State Police troopers say the 19 year-old truck driver and an 18 year-old passenger received minor injuries in the incident. A police report on the matter did not indicate that any hazardous spill…

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Chicora Woman Charged With Stealing Wedding Gifts At Weekend Reception

State Police say a Chicora woman has been charged after she was accused of stealing gifts at a wedding reception last Saturday night. Investigators say 40 year-old Jennifer Martz was charged after she allegedly stole about eleven cards from a reception table, took them into a bathroom and tried to stuff the cash and checks…

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Oil City School Board Outlines Renovation Plan Pending A Vote

The Oil City School Board has reportedly chosen one of the options presented by consultants regarding renovation plans involving the school district’s elementary schools. An official vote will be taken at a later date. The chosen plan would result in the construction of a new school facility for third- through fifth-graders, possibly on school property…

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Jackson Center Motorcycle Rider Hospitalized In Youngstown

A Jackson Center man has been hospitalized in Youngstown following the crash of his motorcycle on a road in New Vernon. State Police say a motorcycle operated by 48 year-old Brett Fetty left Lake Wilhelm Road on a curve and struck a culvert.  Fetty was thrown from the bike and sustained what troopers described as…

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