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Senator Hutchinson, Wife Safe After Minor Traffic Accident

State Senator Scott Hutchinson and his wife, Mary Beth, are reported to be fine following a minor traffic accident late Friday afternoon. State Police officials say the accident occurred on Pittsburgh Road just south of Franklin when a teenage driver traveling in the right southbound lane of traffic swerved into the Hutchinson’s vehicle in the…

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Friday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February 28

High School Basketball Playoff Results  -  Friday, February 28 -   District 10 Boys “AAA” Championship  -  Farrell 83, Erie East 78 3rd-Place Game  -  Strong Vincent 60, Oil City 59   District 10 Boys “AA” Championship  -  West Middlesex 55, Fairview 54 3rd-Place Game  -  Mercyhurst Prep 64, Reynolds 44   District 10 Boys…

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Winter Storm Watch Posted For The Oil Region

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Storm Watch, effective from 3:00 PM Sunday until 6:00 PM Monday, due to what NWS officials believe will be a “prolonged snowy period.” Although some snow is expected during the day Saturday, the NWS expects most of the accumulation to occur between Saturday night and early Monday…

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Penguins Resume Play With 6-5 Shootout Loss To Montreal

Following their 20-day break for the Winter Olympics Games, the Pittsburgh Penguins went 0-for-3 in a shootout Thursday night, dropping a 6-5 decision at home to the Montreal Canadiens.  (33-21-7). Montreal’s David Desharnais scored the only goal for either team in the post-overtime shootout.  Pittsburgh’s last two games have both been shootout losses. For the…

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Polanco, Rojas Homer In Pirates’ 8-2 Win Over NY Yankees

Gregory Polanco homered in his first at-bat of the spring, and another Pittsburgh centerfield hopeful, Mel Rojas, Jr., slammed a home run as the Pirates defeated the New York Yankees for the second straight afternoon in a Thursday afternoon Grapefruit League game played in Tampa. The Pirates (2-0) pounded out 13 hits in the 3-2…

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Thursday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February 27

High School Basketball Playoff Results – Thursday, February 27 -   District 9 Girls “AA” Semifinals Clarion-Limestone 53, Kane 32 Karns City 57, Redbank Valley 33

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Winter Storms Cause Crashes, Tie-Ups On I-80; School Bus Crash Reported In Franklin

Two multi-vehicle pileups on Interstate 80 near the Mercer exit during a snow squall on Thursday morning resulted in numerous injuries and tied up the eastbound lanes of the highway for nearly four hours. The first chain-reaction, shortly after 11:30 AM, involved a reported eight vehicles.  Police officials say a driver who crested a hill and spotted…

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Marcellus Shale Production In Pennsylvania In 2013 Exceeds 2012 Total

Officials from the state Department of Environmental Protection have reported that Marcellus shale natural gas production in Pennsylvania last year easily exceeded the production reported for 2012. Production in 2013 was listed at about three-point-one trillion cubic feet.  That translates to the energy equivalent of 500-million barrels of oil, and was an increase from the previous year’s…

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Corbett Recuperating From Hernia Surgery

Doctors in Pittsburgh performed about a one-and-a-half-hour operation on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett on Thursday morning to repair an abdominal hernia. Medical officials say the standard procedure, performed on an outpatient basis, went well.  They added that the 64 year-old Corbett’s overall health is excellent. The Governor was released for a few days of recuperation…

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DPW Secretary Handles More Questions About Healthy PA

While the Pennsylvania Governor’s office has been notified by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the Healthy PA plan has met the requirements for a complete application, the plan that reforms Medicaid and offers a private option for extended coverage received another airing this week in a House budget hearing. Radio PA…

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