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State Police Easter Holiday Traffic Law Enforcement Period Begins At Midnight Friday

The official State Police traffic law enforcement period for the Easter Holiday weekend will run from midnight Friday through midnight Sunday (April 3 – April 5). The PSP stresses that they will continue their stepped-up efforts to provide safety over the holiday weekend. Troopers, including those working in extra patrols, will especially be looking for…

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Senate Majority Leader Says The Budget Debate May Now Begin

The state legislative budget hearings are over.  Now state lawmakers and the Governor face a three-month period of tense and potentially combative negotiations. Governor Tom Wolf rolled out an ambitious budget plan, but Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman tells Radio PA News reality will set in as the Governor gets ready for negotiations with the…

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Trout Season Starts Saturday – For Some Pennsylvanians

While anglers in this part of the state must wait another two weeks until the start of Pennsylvania’s trout season, fishermen in eighteen counties in the opposite corner of the Commonwealth may hit the streams starting this Saturday, April 4. Yes, there are actually two opening days for trout season, including another early start for the…

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Pirates Acquire First Base Prospect Hunter Morris

The Pittsburgh Pirates have acquired first base prospect Hunter Morris from the Milwaukee Brewers in exchange for a player-to-be-named-later. The 26 year-old Morris, who spent part of last season with a broken right arm, recorded 11 home runs and 42 RBI’s in 91 games for “AAA” Nashville. A 4th-round draft pick of the Brewers in…

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Crosby Scores Goal #300, But Pens Lose 4-1 To Philadelphia

The NHL’s leading scorer, Sidney Crosby, recorded his 300th career goal on Wednesday night, but his Pittsburgh Penguins team dropped another decision to the Philadelphia Flyers. Brayden Schenn scored twice and Steve Mason (16-17-11) stopped 24-of-25 shots in the Flyers’ 4-1 victory.  Philly is 3-0 against the Pens this season, and a combined 11-1-1 at…

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Alvarez Joins Cervelli With Five Spring Homers In Bucs’ Preseason Tie With Baltimore

Pedro Alvarez slammed a two-run homer, his fifth of the spring exhibition schedule, on Wednesday night in the Pittsburgh Pirates’ 3-3 preseason tie with the Baltimore Orioles in Sarasota, Florida. Alvarez, who is leading the Grapefruit League with 17 RBI’s, joined new teammate Francisco Cervelli as co-leaders in home runs for the Bucs (15-10-4) this spring.…

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Fire Levels Home On Belmar Road Near Franklin

The search continues for the cause of a fire that destroyed a home on Belmar Road near Franklin late Wednesday afternoon. Four fire departments fought the blaze at the Doug Taylor residence.  Taylor had discovered the fire himself upon returning home late Wednesday. Taylor had remodeled the home himself, and had lived there for about…

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Shippenville Man Sentenced To State Prison For Manufacturing Methamphetamine

A Shippenville man could serve as much as ten years in state prison on his guilty pleas in two cases to manufacturing methamphetamine in a mobile home park in Clarion Township. 28 year-old Tony Odom was sentenced in Clarion County Court to two consecutive terms of two-and-a-half to five years on his guilty pleas entered…

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Investigation Begins Into Counterfeit $20 Bill Discovered At Cranberry Walmart

State Police investigators say a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill was discovered on Wednesday at the WalMart store in Cranberry Township. While they look into the phony money, officials are encouraging all businesses to utilize available counterfeit bill detection devices and to promptly notify the police upon the discovery of any counterfeit bills. Anyone with any information…

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Pending Bill Aims To Clarify Arrest Powers For Police At State-Owned Universities

Legislation proposed in Harrisburg is intended to clarify the authority of campus police at the fourteen state-owned universities. The bill states that the arrest powers of campus police will extend to the roads and grounds surrounding the schools. The measure is the result of a D-U-I arrest in October in which a judge threw out…

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