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Game, Fish Officials And Lawmakers Oppose Change Regarding Endangered Species

The directors of Pennsylvania’s Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission will be joined by lawmakers, environmentalists and outdoorsmen at a news conference in Harrisburg on Thursday morning (10:00 AM) to discuss their opposition to a bill in the state House of Representatives regarding the decision-making process concerning endangered species in Pennsylvania. Joining the Game…

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Tuesday’s Ballots Feature Mostly Local Races

Voters go to the polls Tuesday (Nov. 5) in the 2013 municipal elections in Pennsylvania. Locally, most contested races are on the township and borough levels. There is a race for District Attorney in Venango County, although the Democratic candidate has little been heard from since the May primaries.  James Carbone, a former assistant D.A., ran…

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Body Of Transfer Canoeist Found By Friends Who Continued Search

The body of a Mercer County man who had been missing since his canoe capsized last Wednesday has been found by a group of friends who continued looking for the man after an official search had been ended. The body of 47 year-old Eric Metz, from Transfer, was discovered in about eight feet of water…

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New Enterprise Road Bridge Opens; New Weight Limits On Other Bridges Now In Effect

PennDOT says the new Enterprise Road Bridge has opened to traffic in Oil Creek Township in southern Crawford County. The new span replaces a 73 year-old bridge over Pine Creek that had been declared structurally deficient.  Crews had been working on the project since August 5. Meanwhile, PennDOT reminds truckers that the new weight restrictions posted for…

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Franklin Man Sentenced In Stolen Vehicle, Police Chase Incident

A Franklin man has been sentenced to seven months to two years in the Venango County Jail and one year probation for an incident in April in which he was involved in a police chase in a stolen vehicle. 22 year-old Sean Reed had entered guilty pleas to charges of driving under the influence of…

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First Reading Of Franklin Budget Passes; No Tax Hike Is Expected

Franklin City Council on Monday unanimously passed a preliminary draft of a 2014 city budget that would contain no real estate tax hike. The general fund budget is initially set at $5.01 million, with the sewer fund budget at nearly $2.5 million.  Council will need to deal with an anticipated $692,000 in additional expenditures. Council…

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Franklin Man Sentenced In Police Chase, Crash Into Historic Franklin Building

A Franklin man has been sentenced to four months to two years in the Venango County Jail, two years probation and fifty hours of community service in an incident involving a stolen truck, a police chase, and a crash into an historic building in downtown Franklin. 18 year-old Colin Agin must also pay over $14,000…

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NFL Results – 2013 Week 9

NFL Results – Week 9   Thursday, October 31: Miami 22, Cincinnati 20  (OT)   Sunday, November 3: New England 55, Pittsburgh 31 Cleveland 24, Baltimore 18 Kansas City 23, Buffalo 13 Philadelphia 49, Oakland 20 Dallas 27, Minnesota 23 NY Jets 26, New Orleans 20 Washington 30, San Diego 24 Tennessee 28, St. Louis…

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Two Charged In Weekend Crimes In Oil City

Oil City Police feel they have found answers to several weekend crimes through the arrests of two men they believe are responsible in each incident. Investigators say 24 year-old Shane Vitka, from Oil City, and 18 year-old Dustin Perry, from Polk, have been charged in incidents that included the vandalism of several cars in two Oil City…

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Steelers Score 31 Against Patriots, But Give Up Team Record 55 In Sunday Road Loss

Despite 400 passing yards by Ben Roethlisberger and a season-high 31 points scored, the Pittsburgh Steelers (2-6) lost 55-31 on the road to the New England Patriots on Sunday. The 55 points allowed against the Steelers’ defense, and the 610 total yards surrendered were both all-time records by Pittsburgh opponents. New England’s Tom Brady threw…

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