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Three Escape From Franklin-Area VisionQuest Facility

State Police officials have filed escape charges against three individuals who they say escaped the VisionQuest facility in Sandycreek Township south of Franklin. The names of the escapees were not released since all three suspects are juveniles. The three walked away from the Hudmont Lane VisionQuest facility around 11:00 PM Tuesday.  No other details were released.

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Egg Prices Are Up About 85% Since Start Of Avian Flu Scare; State Officials Insist All Is Being Done To Prevent The Virus From Spreading Here

State officials continue to assert, nearly daily, that all is being done to keep the Avian flu from spreading into Pennsylvania. The disease has not reached Pennsylvania chicken flocks as of yet, but it has happened once before – in the 1980’s.  This time around, according to Radio PA News, Indiana is the nearest state…

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Franklin Bowling Icon John Hricsina Dies At Age 77

John Hricsina, the retired mailman from Franklin who turned bowling professional after age 50 and who won the PBA Senior Tour’s Player-of-the-Year honor in 1990 has passed away. Hricsina died at a Pittsburgh hospital early Tuesday morning.  He was 77. Hricsina rolled in 193 PBA Tournaments, including 48 televised events, earned seven titles and garnered nearly $400,000…

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Two Errors Lead To Pirates’ 3-1 Loss In Kansas City; Bucs Lose Runner At Home Plate And Strand The Bases Loaded In The Ninth

Two eighth-inning errors by the Pittsburgh Pirates helped break a scoreless tie, leading to three runs by the Kansas City Royals, but it was the Pirates’ ninth-inning offensive problems that stymied a promising rally and resulted in a 3-1 Pittsburgh loss at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City. Errors in the bottom of the eighth frame…

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Pirates Show Ventura The Highway In 10-7 Victory In Kansas City

With starters Jordy Mercer and Josh Harrison both sidelined for several weeks, and while losing Francisco Cervelli to an apparent injury somewhere during the game, the restocked Pittsburgh Pirates belted out 17 hits on Monday night in a 10-7 interleague victory over the Royals at Kaufman Stadium in Kansas City. The win snapped a three-game…

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Zach Johnson Adds British Open Championship To Masters Title

While much of the pre-tournament hype centered on whether Jordan Spieth could add the third leg of golf’s Grand Slam to his wins in the Masters and the U.S. Open, it turned out to be Zach Johnson who would win the British Open, the second leg on his attempt at a career Grand Slam, following…

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President Obama Visits Pittsburgh Tuesday; Speaks AT VFW National Convention

President Barack Obama spent part of his Tuesday in Pittsburgh. The President was a special midday speaker at the 116th national convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, which has been in session since Saturday at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Obama touched on revisions to the Military Lending Act, the recent shootings in…

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State House Lawmakers Return To Session

Despite recent reports that they would not be back until next month, state House lawmakers returned to Harrisburg this week. Following a session day with no votes on Monday, legislators were scheduled to enter into a full session on Tuesday.  Radio PA News reports that no major votes were expected.  All of the action regarding…

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Experts Remind Pennsylvania Residents Of The Dangers Of Snake Bites

The death of a Beaver County man due to the effects of a rattlesnake bite is prompting experts to remind Pennsylvania residents that, even though such deaths are rare in this state, they do happen and precautions should be taken. 39 year-old Russell Davis, from Freedom, died over the weekend from a rattlesnake bite he…

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“Vintage Baseball” To Be Featured Sunday At Pithole

“Vintage baseball” games involving teams from Pittsburgh and Somerset County will be a featured attraction this coming Sunday, July 26 as Drake Well Museum and The Friends of Drake Well continue to observe the 150th anniversary of Pennsylvania’s historic oil boomtown, Pithole. All of the day’s activities will take place at the Pithole Historic Site on…

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