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Governor Wolf Continues Push For His Proposed Budget On Radio PA’s “Ask The Governor” Program

Governor Tom Wolf continues to push for his proposed budget, complete with tax hikes and levy shifts. Last month in his budget address to state lawmakers, Wolf proposed an ambitious plan to change numerous tax rates in Pennsylvania.  Since then, he has been on the road trying to sell his ideas to the people. Now,…

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State System Of Higher Education Audit Shows Needs For Improved Safety And Cost-Cutting

An audit of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PSSHE) has found the system needs to both improve safety procedures and cut costs. Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says the PSSHE is generally on track with regulations meant to end sexual discrimination and sexual violence on campus, but added that officials need to do more…

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Pirates’ Winning Streak Ends At Five In 4-0 Loss In Chicago

The Pittsburgh Pirates were held to only four hits on Monday night, and they were blanked 4-0 by the Cubs at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The game ended a five-game winning streak by the Pirates (11-9).  Pittsburgh starter Vance Worley (2-2) took the loss, allowing four runs and nine hits with three strikeouts and one…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Monday, April 27

NHL Playoff Results  –  Monday, April 27  (best-of-seven opening-round series):   Washington 2, NY Islanders 1  (Washington wins series 4-games-to-3) Tampa Bay 5, Detroit 2  (series tied 3-3)     NBA Playoff results  –  Monday, April 27  (best-of-seven opening-round series):   Milwaukee 94, Chicago  88  (Bulls lead series 3-2) Brooklyn 120, Atlanta 115  (OT)  (series…

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PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Work For Week Of April 27

Now that the weather is improving, local PennDOT crews have resumed spring road work in the area. Venango County maintenance manager Garrett Westover has given KQW a listing of the planned projects for the week of April 27. The jobs will include bridge cleaning on Routes 62 and 322 in the Franklin area and on…

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Daytime Closings Announced For Road Work On Route 89

PennDOT has announced that portions of Route 89 in southern Crawford County will be closed during daylight work hours over the next two-and-a-half weeks for a drainage pipe replacement project. The road is expected to be closed weekdays from approximately 7:00 AM until about 3:00 PM between Park Avenue and Bethel Church Road in Oil…

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Handgun Sales In Pennsylvania Have Increased By 171 Percent Since 2001

State Police numbers released by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette show that the sales of handguns in Pennsylvania have increased by 171 percent in the last dozen or so years. The numbers represent sales during the years 2001 through 2013.  Concealed-carry permits have climbed during the same time period by about 166 percent, and sportsmen’s licenses have…

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Emlenton Man Charged In Butler Township In April 8 Gun Incident

Law enforcement officials in Butler County have charged an Emlenton-area man in an April 8 incident in which he is accused of pulling a gun on another man whom he had accused of consorting with his wife. Butler Township Police documents indicate that 27 year-old Brett McHenry has been charged with reckless endangerment, simple assault…

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Bankruptcy Court Judge To Decide On Additional Prep Time For Conneaut Lake Park Trustees

A federal bankruptcy court judge is expected to rule Tuesday whether the trustees of Conneaut Lake Park will be granted additional time to file a reorganization plan. The plan was originally to have been submitted earlier this month, but the park trustees asked the court for an extension until the end of June.  The park’s…

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Titusville Man Charged In Weekend Police Chase

A Titusville man has been charged in connection with an automobile chase which police officials say covered several miles through Oil Creek Township in southern Crawford County over the weekend. State Police from the Corry station say the chase began as they tried to stop 19 year-old Scott Fry for a traffic violation on Route…

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