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State House Votes To Limit Coverage Of Abortions Under Affordable Care Act

Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives approved and sent to the Senate on Tuesday a bill that would ban coverage for most abortions in the state under the upcoming federal Affordable Care Act. The measure would provide exceptions only in the cases of rape or incest, or if the mother’s life is in danger. The bill passed…

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Disappearances Of Dogs In Crawford County May Be Linked To Dog-Fighting Operation

Reports indicate that the investigation of the disappearances into several dogs in Crawford County may include a probe into a potential dog-fighting operation. There have been numerous reports of people seeing the occupants of a vehicle trying to lure dogs in with them.  A blue van is reportedly at the center of the investigation. Investigators have…

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Woman Who Sued Michael Jordan Is Charged In Meadville Stalking Case

The Meadville woman who became infamous for filing lawsuits against celebrities Michael Jordan and Paris Hilton has been charged in Meadville with stalking and other counts in a case in which she is accused of continually harassing another woman. 41 year-old Lisa Miceli was also charged  Monday with harassment and disorderly conduct. Miceli was once…

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Sabres Snap Another Penguins Winning Streak

Exactly three weeks after they snapped the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 15-game winning streak, the Buffalo Sabres (20-21-6) ended a new Pens streak at seven victories with a 4-2 win in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. A debated goal by Buffalo’s Steve Ott with 2:34 left in the game broke a 2-2 tie.  Thomas Vanek added two goals,…

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Locke, Pirates’ Bullpen Combine On 4-Hit Shutout

Jeff Locke and three Pittsburgh relievers teamed up on a four-hit shutout in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and the Pirates (11-9) blanked the Phillies 2-0. For Pittsburgh, it was the 10th win in the last 14 games.  The Phillies (9-12) have been blanked in 3 of their last 8 outings. Locke (2-1) worked six innings,…

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Townville Man To Face Trial For Firing Gun During Domestic Dispute

A Townville man will face trial after he waived his preliminary hearing in a case in which he is accused of firing a gun during a dispute with a woman earlier this month. 40 year-old Philip Palmer is charged with simple assault, reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. The incident allegedly occurred before daybreak on March…

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Fire Battled At VisionQuest Wood Shop

Firefighters responded late Monday afternoon to the wood shop at the VisionQuest facilities in Sandycreek Township. The fire was reported shortly before 4:30 PM.  Reports indicate that eight fire companies responded. The contents of the shop were destroyed, but the structure of the building did not appear to be affected. No injuries were reported.  As of…

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State Black Fly Spraying Program Begins

The Department of Environmental Protection began the state’s annual black fly control aerial spraying program on Monday with treatments in four eastern Pennsylvania counties. Some 1,500 miles of 45 waterways in 32 counties will be sprayed, targeting the larval stages of four specific black fly species.  The program will continue through August. Waterways in this…

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License Plates Designed For Paratroopers And WWII Merchant Mariners

PennDOT announced Tuesday that new Pennsylvania license plates are available for those who have served with a U.S. Military airborne unit or as a World War II Merchant Mariner. The new registration plates for those who are members or veterans of an airborne unit exhibit the standard plate configurations with images of jump and glider wings. …

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Pens Take 7th Straight, Beat Senators 3-1 In Ottawa

Dustin Jeffrey, Jarome Iginla and Tyler Kennedy all scored for the Pittsburgh Penguins (35-10), and the Pens won their seventh straight game and for the 22nd time in their last 24 tries, beating the Senators 3-1 in Ottawa on Monday night. Still without the services of Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal and Paul Martin, the Penguins…

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