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July 4 Is A Fish-For-Free Day In Pennsylvania

The Fourth of July will be Pennsylvania’s second and final Fish-for-Free Day of 2013. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds anglers and would-be anglers that anyone, residents and non-residents, may legally fish, even without a Pennsylvania fishing license this Thursday.  All other state fishing regulations apply. Fish-for-Free Days are designed to serve as introductions…

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Homer Bailey Fires No-Hitter Vs. Giants

The Cincinnati Reds’ Homer Bailey became the first Major League pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2013 season, turning the trick Tuesday night in a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants in Cincinnati. Bailey, who also fired the last no-hitter of 2012 some ten months ago, struck out nine Giants batters and walked…

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Phillies Use Seven Pitchers To End Pirates’ Win Streak 3-1

The Philadelphia Phillies utilized seven pitchers who combined on a six-hitter, ending the Pittsburgh Pirates’ winning streak at nine games in a 3-1 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Only Garrett Jones, who hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, could provide a score for the Bucs…

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Pens To Sign Kris Letang To 8-Year Contract Extension, Sign Dupuis For Four Years

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang on an eight-year, $58-million contract extension, and have re-signed forward Pascal Dupuis for four years at an average annual value of $3.75 million. Letang’s new deal begins with the 2014-2015 season, will keep Letang signed through 2021-2022, and has an average…

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Cranberry Township Man Charged With Promoting Prostitution

A Cranberry Township man has been charged by the Oil City Police with promoting prostitution in connection with incidents in June in Oil City. Investigators say 53 year-old Charles Barnes is also charged with luring a child into a vehicle, simple assault and harassment. Police did not give details, but stated that the charges stem from activity…

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House Republicans Kill Medicaid Expansion Requirement For Pennsylvania

Republicans in the state House have stripped a Senate provision in a budget-related bill that would have required Governor Tom Corbett to seek federal approval for Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Health Care Act. The senate had approved the package on Sunday, but a key House committee on Monday killed the Medicaid provision, and…

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Rep. Lee James Applauds New State Budget

Responding to the state’s legislature’s passage of an on-time state budget for the third straight year and Governor Tom Corbett’s signing of the spending plan on Sunday night, state Representative Lee James, from Oil City, says he is pleased that it is a fiscally conservative budget that also provides support for education and public safety.…

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Flooding Reported In Clintonville – Two Crawford County Roads Closed

More heavy downpours on Monday caused flooding in the Clintonville area in southern Venango County, and have left two Crawford County roads closed. Nearly an inch-and-a-half of additional rain in Clintonville led to an overflow of a small dam, and caused flooding problems on Route 208. In Crawford County, PennDOT reports that two roads were closed…

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Emlenton Woman Wanted In Search For Missing Rental Car

Police in Butler County say they are looking for an Emlenton-area woman in connection with a car that was rented in January and has never been returned. Troopers say they were charging 28 year-old Jaimie King with the theft of a motor vehicle and the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  King reportedly rented the…

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Cranberry Fireworks Spectacular, Franklin Pet Show Set For Tuesday

With the holiday still two days away, Cranberry will celebrate tonight (Tuesday, July 2) with the seventh annual Cranberry Fireworks Spectacular. Although the fireworks display begins at dusk near the Cranberry Mall, several businesses in the Cranberry area will be featuring several free food and entertainment events through the afternoon and the early evening. Meanwhile,…

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