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Sandy Lake Woman Injured In Rollover On Georgetown Road

A Sandy Lake woman was taken to a Meadville hospital Thursday afternoon after a rollover accident on Georgetown Road in Mercer County. State Police officials say a vehicle operated by 45 year-old Cheryl Rowland left the road around 3:00 PM Thursday, traveled into a ditch and rolled over. Accident investigators had no specific injury report. …

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Governor Sent Measure To Allow Many Pennsylvanians To Remain Eligible For State’s Property Tax And Rent Rebate Program

Legislation has been sent to the desk of Governor Tom Corbett that is intended to allow many Pennsylvanians to remain eligible for the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program if Social Security cost-of-living increases should bump their SSI receipts above state eligibility limits. The bill’s sponsor, state Representative Michele Brooks, whose office represents parts of Crawford, Mercer and…

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Pirates’ Banister Named Texas Rangers Manager

Pittsburgh Pirates bench manager Jeff Banister has been named the new manager of the Texas Rangers. Banister was reportedly selected from among a list of eight candidates who applied for the position.  He was said to have been one of three finalists for the job. Banister replaces Ron Washington, who was fired in early September. …

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Giants Down Cards 6-4; SF Is One Win From 2014 World Series

Buster Posey drove home three runs on Wednesday night, leading the San Francisco Giants to their third consecutive victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and boosting their lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series to three-games-to-one. The Giants can advance to meet another Wild Card team, Kansas City, in this year’s Fall Classic with…

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Royals Reach World Series For First Time Since 1985; Orioles Are Eliminated In Four-Game Sweep

The Kansas City Royals have reached baseball’s World Series for the first time since they won the Fall Classic in 1985. Becoming the first team to start a postseason at 8-0, the Royals completed a four-game sweep of the Baltimore Orioles in the American League Championship Series with another 2-1 victory in Kansas City on…

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State Senate Votes On NRA Lawsuits And Pigeon Shoots

The state Senate passed a couple of amendments related to gun owners on Wednesday night. The amendments include a ban on popular pigeon shoots and a measure that gives groups like the National Rifle Association the legal standing to sue local governments over strict gun laws. The measures were passed on to the state House…

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Governor Signs Legislation For Increased Screenings Of Newborns

Governor Tom Corbett has signed a bill to expand the requirements for screenings of newborns in Pennsylvania. It’s known as “Hannah’s Law” in honor of a Bucks County girl who was born with a rare disorder that could have been slowed with what is called a cord blood transplant.  By the time the girl was…

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Amendment To Prohibit Deductions Of Political Contributions And Union Dues From Public School Employees Fails In State Senate

Concerning an issue that has caused friction between state Senate Republican leaders and some rank-and-file members, an amendment aimed at “paycheck protection” fell short in the Senate on Wednesday. The amendment would have stopped automatic deductions of political contributions or union membership dues from the wages of public school employees. Radio PA News reports that Senator…

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Injured Parties In Monday’s Three-Vehicle Crash Near Harrisville Are Franklin-Area Residents

State Police officials in Butler County are now saying that the two injured parties in a three-vehicle accident just north of Harrisville on Monday morning are both residents of the Franklin area. The crash around 7:00 AM Monday on Route 8 involved a log truck, a pickup and an S-U-V.  Troopers say that, after the…

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PennDot To Update Emlenton Hill Improvement Project On Thursday Night

PennDOT is inviting the public to an update on the Emlenton Hill improvement project. That meeting is scheduled for Thursday (Oct. 16) at 6:30 PM in the auditorium of the Crawford Center on Hill Street in Emlenton. The two-year, $17.1 million project which began in March of last year is nearing its completion.  It has involved…

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