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Rabid Bat Found In Franklin Area

State officials have confirmed that a bat found recently in the Franklin area has tested positive for rabies. Tests results from the Pennsylvania Veterinary Laboratory show a bat captured at a residence along Route 62 between Franklin and Polk did have rabies.  The man who brought the animal to the attention of the proper authorities…

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I-80 West Between Knox, Emlenton Closed Wednesday Morning For Tractor-Trailer Crash

The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 between Knox and Emlenton were closed to traffic for nearly an hour-and-a-half on Wednesday morning following a crash involving a tractor-trailer. The incident, reportedly occurring at about 8:30 AM, also resulted in traffic tie-ups on Route 338 and other roads in the Knox area due to the detour of…

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State Senate Committee Votes To Cut Size Of Penn State’s Trustees Board

A state senate committee voted Tuesday to cut the number of members on the Penn State University board of trustees. The vote by the Senate State Government Committee was 11-to-0.  Under the legislation, the numbers of seats would be trimmed from 30 to 23. The bill’s sponsor, Senator John Yudichak from Luzerne County, says the…

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Vandals Tear Through Titusville Park Activities Building

Officials in Titusville say vandals caused extensive damage to the interior of the city’s Burgess Park activities building on Monday. Police are investigating the damage to counters, plumbing and toilet facilities and much of the rest of the inside of the building. It is not expected that the building will be open for quite some time.…

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Rizzo Leads Cubs To 7-3 Win At Pittsburgh; Polanco Goes 1-For-5 In Major League Debut

On the night on which “AAA” outfield sensation Gregory Polanco finally made his Major League Baseball debut for the Pittsburgh Pirates, the spotlight at PNC Park in Pittsburgh shone, instead, on Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Rizzo homered, doubled twice and drove home three runs, leading the last-place Chicago Cubs (26-36) to a 7-3…

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Leonard Sets New High With 29 Points As Spurs Beat Heat 111-92 In Game Three Of NBA Finals

Kawhi Leonard’s career-high 29 points on Tuesday night lifted the San Antonio Spurs to a 111-92 win over the defending champion Heat in game three of the NBA Finals in Miami. The victory pushed the Spurs into a 2-games-to-1 lead in the best-of-seven series.  Game four will be played in Miami on Thursday night. San…

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Game Commission To Eliminate Hunting Camp “Rosters”

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners this week gave their preliminary approval to the elimination of a requirement for hunters that has mandated that groups of five or more who are members of a permanent hunting camp must fill out duplicate paper rosters and post one copy at their camp for a period of at least 30 days.…

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Fire Destroys Utica Garage; Mobile Home Is Saved

Leaking gasoline is being blamed for the fire that destroyed a residential garage in Utica on Monday night. The five fire companies who responded to the scene of the blaze on Utica Road were able to keep the flames from spreading to a nearby mobile home. Compounding the problem were the explosions set off by…

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Monday Evening Power Outage In Titusville And Pleasantville Blamed On Downed Tree

Penelec officials now say the power outages that affected many on Monday night were caused by a fallen tree in Oil Creek State Park Over 6,000 electric customers in Crawford County and in northern Venango County lost power for more than two hours. The tree brought down with it some high voltage lines.  The power outage affected…

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State Courts Officials Warn Of E-mail Scam Involving Supposed Court Appearances

State officials are warning Pennsylvanians about yet another e-mail scam — this one involving the court system/ Radio PA News reports that the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts says someone has been sending e-mails notifying residents that they are required to appear in court.  Office spokesman Steve Schell says it’s a scam, and that court…

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