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Lawmaker From Butler Co. Introduces Bill To Make Federal Gun Controls Unenforceable

A state Representative from Butler County has introduced a bill in Harrisburg to make any new federal gun control laws unenforceable in Pennsylvania. Representative Daryl Metcalfe says his measure would prohibit the enforcement of any new federal prohibition, restriction or registration requirement on privately owned firearms, magazines and ammunition.  House Bill 357, or The Right…

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Investigators Say Ten Cows Perished In Last Week’s I-80 Tractor-Trailer Fire

A week-late news release on a tractor-trailer fire that forced the detour of traffic on the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 has revealed that ten head of cattle died in the blaze. The cows were being hauled early in the morning of Wednesday, January 16 in the trailer of a rig driven by 57 year-old…

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Pitt Holds On For 68-64 Win At Providence

Lamar Patterson paced Pitt in scoring for the second straight game as the Panthers posted a 68-64 road win at Providence on Tuesday night. Patterson was the only Panthers player to reach double figures, scoring 17 points.  He also topped his team in rebounds with seven. J.J. Moore, Tray Woodall and Talib Zanna all scored nine points…

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Charges Filed From Alleged 1996 Sex Assault

Charges were filed Monday against an Emlenton-area man in connections with allegations that he sexually assaulted a five year-old boy in 1996. State Police in Butler County say they arrested 58 year-old Roy Card following an investigation that began in Butler in August with allegations by a now 21 year-old man. Records show Card spent…

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Four Charged In Counterfeit Money Investigation In Meadville

There is another counterfeit money case in the region — this time in Crawford County. State police at the Meadville station say four individuals have been charged in connection with two phony $100 bills passed at the Walmart in Vernon Township. Investigators say 49 year-old Eric Walton and 41 year-old Ronald Clapper, both from Johnson City, New York…

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Pennsylvania Unemployment Climbs Slightly In December

Unemployment in Pennsylvania climbed from 7.8 percent to 7.9 percent in December. The state Department of Labor and Industry said the number of people working in Pennsylvania grew by 12,000, the number of unemployed increased by about 17,000, and state employers reported total payrolls dropped by nearly 5,000. The national unemployment rate in December was…

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Interstate 79 North Near Saegertown Closed For Most Of Tuesday Afternoon

The northbound lanes of Interstate 79 between Saegertown and Edinboro were closed for most of Tuesday afternoon after a pair of consecutive motor vehicle accidents blocked traffic. The incidents involved a total of five tractor-trailers and two passenger vehicles.  At least one driver was transported to an Erie hospital for treatment of injuries. The highway…

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St. Petersburg Man Hurt When Car Hits Two Trees

A Clarion County man was hurt Tuesday afternoon when his car left an Emlenton-area highway and struck two trees. The State Police say 53 year-old William Logue, from Saint Petersburg,  was taken to Clarion Hospital after the incident. The crash occurred shortly after 2:30 PM on Route 38 in Richland Township.  Police say Logue told…

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Pennsylvania’s 2012 Bear Harvest Ranks Third Highest At 3,632

The Pennsylvania Game Commission announced Tuesday that the total number of bears taken in the state in 2012 stood at 3,632, the third-highest total in state history. Only the record total of 4,350 from the previous year and a harvest of 4,164 in 2005 were higher than the 2012 number. The largest bear, with an actual live…

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House Committee Approves Bill Ending Inheritance Tax For Many Small Businesses

The state House Finance Committee on Tuesday approved a measure that would allow small business owners in Pennsylvania to transfer ownership of their businesses without having to pay the state’s inheritance tax. New state Representative Lee James, from Oil City, who is a member of the committee, said the bill would “reform our tax system…

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