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Study: Deer Collisions Decrease; Probability Of Hitting A Deer Declines Slightly

An annual insurance company study shows that the odds that any one driver will hit a deer in the upcoming year have declined by 4.3 percent, based on claims data from the last five years and state licensed driver totals from the Federal Highway Administration. The State Farm study shows that the number of vehicle collision…

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Four Score, And Penguins Win Sixth Of Seven

Four key members of the Pittsburgh Penguins scored Thursday night in a 4-1 road win over the Philadelphia Flyers (1-7) as the Pens improved to 6-1 this season. Sidney Crosby set a personal best with his goal, tallying a point in each of the first seven games of the season.  Jussi Jokinen, Chris Kunitz and…

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Red Sox Within One Win Of American League Championship

Mike Napoli recorded three hits, including his second home run of the series, as the Boston Red Sox moved to within one victory of a league title with a 4-3 win over the Tigers on Thursday night in game five of the American League Championship Series at Comerica Park in Detroit. The win gives the Red…

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Dodgers, Tigers Bounce Back With Wednesday Wins

Adrian Gonzalez went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs, and Carl Crawford and A.J. Ellis both went deep with solo shots, lifting the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The win means the Cardinals’ lead in the National League Championship Series…

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Government To Reopen Following Passage Of Congressional Agreement

An agreement has been approved to avoid a federal Treasury default and to restart the government after a 16-day partial shutdown. Both Houses of Congress then gave their approval to the plan on Wednesday evening.  The Senate vote was 81-18, while the House tally came in at 285-144. President Barack Obama said he would sign the measure as soon…

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16 To Face Charges In California-To-Venango County Drug Connection

Franklin City Police officials say a dozen warrants were issued in Venango County last Friday, and another four in California for individuals wanted in a California-to-Venango County narcotics connection. The police report did not name names, or specify the drug or drugs involved.  Numerous felony charges are pending Reporting officer Kurt Gindhart says the warrants…

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Mercer-Area Woman Dies In Thursday Morning Crash In Sandy Lake

A Mercer-area woman died early Thursday morning in a one-vehicle crash on North Main Street in Sandy Lake. State Police officials say 21 year-old Amanda Jones was killed when she was ejected from her vehicle when it ran off the street, hit a tree, traveled across a sidewalk and clipped the top of a stone…

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Tionesta Man Hospitalized In Pittsburgh Following Route 208 Crash

A Wednesday afternoon crash has sent a 61 year-old Tionesta man to a Pittsburgh hospital. The man, whom police did not identify, was traveling on Route 208 in Washington Township in northern Clarion County at about 3:30 PM Wednesday when the vehicle left the pavement, struck a mailbox, and rolled several times, coming to rest…

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Governor Signs CHIP Extension, Calls Again For Action On Transportation Funding

As he signed a bill to extend the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) on Wednesday, Governor Tom Corbett again called on state lawmakers to take action on transportation funding. Corbett said, if lawmakers can put policy ahead of politics on the CHIP extension for Pennsylvania’s children, they can do the same thing for the state’s…

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State Legislature Okays Lower Limit For Funds For Economic Development Projects

Governor Tom Corbett’s office indicates that the Governor will sign a measure passed by the state legislature Wednesday that cuts the amount of money the state can borrow for economic development projects, and puts into law restrictions on the way the program operates. Both the House and Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to cut $600-million from…

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