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Preventing The Grandparent Scam

Experts say the Grandparent Scam is one of the most common scams targeting senior citizens these days.  In the wake of the indictments last week of four people on charges in an alleged nationwide scam being run out of Pennsylvania and New York, the state Attorney General’s office has some advice. Spokesperson Renee Martin tells Radio…

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Environmental Groups Claim Diesel Fuel May Still Be In Use In Fracking Operations In 12 States, Including Pennsylvania

An environmental group is raising concern that diesel fuel may still be in use in well “fracking” operations in twelve states, including Pennsylvania. Officials from the Environmental Integrity Project say they believe many drillers have used diesel fuel during fracking without permits.  They base their report on data submitted to FracFocus, and say it finds…

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State Police Officials Express Support For The Use Of Radar By Local Police

Legislation before the state Senate would change the way local police departments enforce the speed limit by allowing the locals the use of radar to clock passing motorists. The measure will come up for a vote when the Senate reconvenes next month. Some State Police officials are expressing their support for the proposal.  Currently, only the…

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Titusville Woman Hurt In One-Car Crash On Route 8 In Oakland Township

A Titusville-area woman was hospitalized Wednesday morning after her car left Route 8 in northern Venango County, hit a tree and rolled over. State Police officials tell KQW that 20 year-old Jennifer Kellogg was taken to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry following the crash.  Her injuries were described as “moderate.” Troopers say Kellogg was traveling south…

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Bear Hits Car On Route 322

A 22 year-old Cranberry man escaped injury in a crash involving the vehicle he was driving and a bear on Wednesday night. Actually, a State Police report says the bear “entered the highway and struck the vehicle…..” The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 PM Wednesday on Route 322 near the top of Victory Heights Hill…

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Oil City Man Accused Of Firing Gun In House During Domestic Dispute

An Oil City man was charged early Wednesday after he was accused of firing a gun inside a home on Hoffman Avenue in the city during an incident reported as a domestic dispute. 33 year-old Gary Dahle is accused of first pointing the weapon at a woman and then firing it inside a residence shortly…

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Gubernatorial Candidates Agree To Three Debates

The candidates for Pennsylvania Governor have agreed to three debates in the closing weeks leading up to the November 4 election. Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf will square off on September 22 in Hershey, on October 1 in Philadelphia and on October 8 in Wilkinsburg, outside Pittsburgh. Sources say the dates…

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Tigers Bounce Back To Beat Bucs 8-4

The Detroit Tigers (64-54) rebounded from an early 4-1 deficit on Wednesday night to defeat the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-4 as the teams’ four-game, home-and-home interleague series moved to Comerica Park in Detroit. Alex Avila homered as the leadoff hitter in the fifth inning, cutting the Pirates’ lead to 4-2.  The Tigers followed the shot in…

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Crawford County Unveils Courthouse Expansion Project

The Crawford County Commissioners have unveiled a $30-million expansion project for the Crawford County Courthouse. The plans include a new county administrative center and the demolition of the county’s former jail and sheriff’s department headquarters. The proposal has already come under extensive criticism during a pair of back-to-back town hall meetings held on Tuesday and…

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Volquez Earns 10th Victory; Pirates Beat Tigers 4-2

Edinson Volquez became the Pittsburgh Pirates’ first 10-game winner of the season, leading the Bucs (64-55) to a 4-2 win over the Detroit Tigers on Tuesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Volquez worked six innings, allowed only two runs and five hits, struck out five hitters and walked two. Travis Snider went 2-for-4 with…

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