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Fire Damages Home In Cornplanter Township

Four fire companies fought a fire at a residence in Cornplanter Township outside Oil City for about three hours Wednesday night. The fire, reported shortly before 8:30 PM, broke out at a home on Scotts Lane. No injuries were reported.  There has been no word yet on the cause of the fire.

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Fire Damages Home Near Cooperstown

Five fire companies spent about four hours Tuesday night at the scene of a fire at a home on Route 427 in Sugarcreek Borough near Cooperstown. The fire was reported shortly before 11:30 PM. A State Police fire marshal was called in on Wednesday morning to begin an investigation into the cause of the blaze. …

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Polanco Homers In Pirates’ 5-1 Win Over Arizona

Pirates rookie sensation Gregory Polanco homered, doubled, walked and scored twice on Wednesday night as the Bucs defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-1 in a game played at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Polanco’s homer, his third in 21 Major League games, was a two-run shot in the second inning off another rookie, Arizona’s Chase Anderson (5-4). …

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Forward Steve Downie Signed By Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have signed veteran free agent forward Steve Downie to a one-year contract reportedly worth one million dollars. Downie played for both Colorado and Philadelphia this past season, and recorded 24 points (4 goals, 20 assists) and 106 penalty minutes in 62 games. A first-round draft choice (29th overall) of the Flyers in…

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Police Search For Stop Sign Vandal

State Police officials were looking for the driver or drivers who spent Tuesday night knocking down stop signs at Rockland Township intersections. Troopers say the vandal or vandals took out the signs at multiple intersections in Rockland.  It appears whoever was responsible intentionally ran a vehicle off the roadways and through the signs. State Police…

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41 Million To Travel More Than Fifty Miles Over Holiday Weekend

It appears that higher gasoline prices will not keep U.S. travelers off the road over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. AAA projects that, overall, 41-million motorists and other American travelers will spend holiday time fifty or more miles from home over the weekend.  That is an increase of nearly two percent over last year’s Fourth…

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July 4 Is Another Fish-For-Free Day In Pennsylvania

This Friday, the Fourth of July, will mark the second of Pennsylvania’s two Fish-for-Free Days this year. As a way to encourage youngsters and beginners to start fishing, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission schedules two such days each year in which anyone, residents and non-residents, may fish without a license.  The first Fish-for-Free Day…

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School Security Bill Sent To Governor’s Desk

The state legislature this week sent to Governor Corbett’s desk a bill connected to school safety. The measure, sponsored by state Senator Don White whose office represents Armstrong County and parts of Butler County, would allow school districts the option to contract out to local police departments to provide school security, and not limit them…

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Man Arrested In Death Of Teen Whose Body Was Found In Grove City Landfill

The man arrested in the stabbing death of an Ohio teenager whose body was found last week in a garbage company landfill near Grove City has been identified as 18 year-old Ricki Williams IV. Williams was arrested in Youngstown early Tuesday evening and was to be arraigned on Wednesday.  He is currently lodged in the…

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House Tables Governor Corbett’s Prioritized Pension Reform

One of Governor Tom Corbett’s top priorities has stalled in the state House of Representatives, and a vote may not be taken until late summer. A pension reform measure did reach the debate stage in the House on Tuesday, but Berks County Democrat Gene DiGirolomo, who opposes the bill, asked that it be referred back…

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