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Former State Treasurer Rob McCord Pleads Guilty To Extortion Charges

Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord entered guilty pleas in federal court in Harrisburg on Tuesday to two counts of extortion.  No sentencing date was immediately set. A candidate for Governor last year, McCord has admitted trying to use his position as Treasurer to try to force donations for his campaign effort.  He was basically accused…

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Tuesday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – Feb. 17

High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Tuesday, February 17:   District 10 Boys’ “AAA”  –  Preliminary Round Oil City 58, General McLane 50 Franklin 62, Sharon 56   District 10 Boys’ “AA” Preliminary Round North East 56, Eisenhower 48 Greenville 60, Seneca 55   District 9 Boys’ “A” First Round Rimersburg Union 49, Johnsonburg 48…

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Washington Whips Pittsburgh As Pens Concentrate On Battling Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin, Joel Ward and John Carlson all scored for Washington last night as the Capitals (31-17-10) defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Ward broke a 1-1 tie with a 5-on-3 advantage score in a third period in which Pittsburgh was assessed for penalties, mainly it appeared for trying to…

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Temporary Waiver Granted For Some Restrictions On Heating Oil And Propane Haulers

PennDOT has announced a temporary waiver of some restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the uninterrupted delivery of heating oil and propane during the remaining winter weeks. The announcement by acting PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards follows an emergency declaration by Governor Tom Wolf.  Richards says the action, which temporarily waives the normal federal hours…

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Tattoo Regulation Legislation Again Sought In Harrisburg

A number of state lawmakers want once again to push legislation to regulate the tattoo industry in Pennsylvania. Proposed legislation would require tattoo parlors and ink artists to be licensed and regulated.  It would include annual inspections and penalties for parlors which do not meet certain standards of sterilization. A tattoo bill passed the state…

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Sugarcreek Bridge To Remain Closed An Extra Two Weeks

PennDOT officials say a Sugarcreek Borough bridge that has been under repair since late last month will be closed for an extra two weeks or so because of delays brought about by the winter weather. Spokesman Jim Carroll says the span on Sugarcreek Drive (Route 4010) over Sugar Creek should remain closed at least until…

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Pitt Drops 12-Point Decision At Virginia

The Virginia Cavaliers tied their best start ever, improving to 24-1 on Monday night with a 61-49 victory over visiting Pitt in Charlottesville. Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 18 points, while Anthony Gill added 12 points and London Perrantes scored 10.  Virginia is now 12-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Jamel Artis paced the Panthers…

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High-Ranking State Lawmaker Expresses Support For Governor Wolf’s Severance Tax Plan For Gas Drillers

The highest-ranking Democrat on the state Senate Education Committee has expressed his support for Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal to levy a five percent severance tax on natural gas from the Marcellus shale region. Senator Andy Dinniman says public schools need the revenue.  He told Radio PA News the tax will not hurt the natural gas…

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Electric Problem Causes Power, Internet And Phone Outages In Oil City Area

Officials say some 1,700 homes and businesses in the Oil City area were without electricity for as long as two-and-a-half hours on Monday afternoon – on the coldest day so far this winter. Internet and telephone service was also interrupted in some places. A downed power line along Grandview Road in Cornplanter Township contributed to…

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Former Reno Financial Advisor Granted Motion To Withdraw Guilty Pleas In Case Involving Money Of Elderly Client

A former financial adviser who once had an office in Reno has been granted his motion to withdraw his guilty pleas in a case in which he was accused of stealing money from a client who is in her nineties. The motion was approved late last week in Crawford County Court. 70 year-old David Seagren,…

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