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Marcellus Shale Production In Pennsylvania In 2013 Exceeds 2012 Total

Officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection have reported that Marcellus shale natural gas production in Pennsylvania last year easily exceeded the production reported for 2012. Production in 2013 was listed at about three-point-one trillion cubic feet.  That translates to the energy equivalent of 500-million barrels of oil, and was an increase from the previous year’s…

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Corbett Recuperating From Hernia Surgery

Doctors in Pittsburgh performed about a one-and-a-half-hour operation on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday morning to repair an abdominal hernia. Medical officials say the standard procedure, performed on an outpatient basis, went well.  They added that the 64 year-old Corbett’s overall health is excellent. The Governor was released for a few days of recuperation…

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DPW Secretary Handles More Questions About Healthy PA

While the Pennsylvania Governor’s office has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the Healthy PA plan has met the requirements for a complete application, the plan that reforms Medicaid and offers a private option for extended coverage received another airing this week in a House budget hearing. Radio PA…

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Franklin Day Reunion In Florida Scheduled For Saturday, March 1

The 53rd annual Franklin Day Reunion in Sebring, Florida is scheduled for Saturday, March 1 beginning at 11:00 AM. The event is open to all residents, former residents and the friends of residents of the Franklin area.  The only cost will be for the price of the buffet meal. Event chairpersons Judy and Fran Fry…

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Attorney General Wants Details On Customers’ Electric Bill Spikes

If you have seen a drastic and unexpected spike in your electricity bill, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General wants to hear from you. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says her office has already been contacted by hundreds of customers, and their complaints suggest the issue is mainly with variable-rate pricing deals.  Kane is telling those with complaints to…

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VisionQuest Resident Jailed On Aggravated Assault Charge

A 19 year-old man still committed to the Sandycreek Township VisionQuest facility faces an aggravated assault charge after he allegedly attacked a VisionQuest staff member earlier this week. State Police officials tell KQW the incident occurred Monday morning. Darren Johnson is accused of knocking a VisionQuest employee unconscious with several punches to the face.  Johnson…

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Pitt Losing Streak Ends At Three In Wednesday Win At Boston College

6-9 center Talib Zanna scored 21 points on Wednesday night, leading Pitt (21-7; 9-6 ACC) to a 66-59 victory at Boston College. The decision snapped a three-game losing streak for Pitt, and was only their third win in their last eight games. Lamar Patterson added 16 points for the Panthers, and Cameron Wright recorded 14.…

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Pirates Edge Yankees 5-4 In Grapefruit League Opener In Bradenton

Tony Sanchez slammed a three-run home run Wednesday, and Chris McGuiness singled home the go-ahead run in the bottom of the seventh inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates opened their Grapefruit League spring training schedule with a 5-4 win over the New York Yankees at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. The Bucs’ four-run, game-tying seventh inning…

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Wednesday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February 26

High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Wednesday, February 27 –   District 9 Girls “A” Semifinals Keystone 51, Venango Catholic 50 (OT) Clarion 54, Port Allegany 45   District 9 Boys “A” Semifinals Ridgway 49, Clarion-Limestone 46  (OT) Elk County Catholic 66, Johnsonburg 47   District 10 “A” Girls Semifinals Cochranton 51, Rocky Grove 37…

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Corbett Undergoes Surgery; Cawley Serves As Temporary Governor

The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania technically has a new temporary leader today (2/27). Governor Tom Corbett is undergoing hernia surgery in Pittsburgh, and while Corbett is under the effects of anesthesia, Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley is holding the “reins of office.” The Governor told Radio PA News on Wednesday that the surgery is an outpatient procedure,…

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