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Wayne County Man Arrested On I-80 In Clarion; Police Say His U-Haul Van Was Stolen

A Wayne County man was arrested on Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 80 in Clarion in what police say was a stolen U-Haul van. State Police officials say 19 year-old Marc Lewandowski, from Lake Ariel, had taken the van from a rental lot near Honesdale in Wayne County, had driven it across the state, and may…

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State Senate Prepares For Budget Vote

On the last day of the old fiscal year (Tuesday, June 30), the state Senate is set to consider the Pennsylvania budget approved on Saturday by the House of Representatives. The spending plan, backed by state Republicans, faces an almost certain veto from Governor Tom Wolf. Senate Democrats say the plan contains none of the Governor’s…

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New York’s Fracking Ban Goes Into Effect

New York state’s ban on the “fracking” method of extracting natural gas officially went into effect on Monday. A statement released by the state’s Department of Environmental Conservation, saying there are no “feasible or prudent alternatives” to deal with any risks associated with “fracking,” concluded that their finding makes the ban official. New York environmental…

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Oil City Man Charged In Police Pursuit

An Oil City man faces a dozen charges after police say he led them on a high-speed pursuit through the city and into Cranberry Township. 31 year-old Mark Fenstermaker allegedly fled police officers last Thursday as they investigated why he had stopped a truck on railroad tracks near Quaker Drive.  The Oil City Police say…

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July 4 Is Fish-For-Free Day In Pennsylvania

Independence Day – Saturday, July 4 – marks the second of two free fishing days in Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission’s Fish-for-Free days allow anyone, residents and non-residents, to legally fish without a license in the state’s waterways. The commission reminds newcomers that they may borrow angling equipment from dozens of participating fishing…

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Busch Brothers Finish 1-2 At Sonoma; Kyle Busch Wins His First Race Of The Season

The Busch brothers posted their first-ever one-two finish in a NASCAR Sprint Cup event on Sunday, with younger brother Kyle Busch besting older sibling Kurt Busch to win the Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. It was Kyle Busch’s first win of the Sprint Cup season, and came in his fifth event…

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Pirates Unable To Produce Sweep Of Braves, Lose 2-1 On Sunday

Alex Wood threw shutout ball through his seven-and-a-third innings of work on Sunday, lifting the Atlanta Braves to a 2-1 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh and keeping the Pirates from sweeping their three-game weekend series. Wood (5-5; 3.17 ERA) struck out eight hitters, hit one batter and walked none.  Former Pirate Jason…

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House Sends State Budget To Senate; Vetoes From Governor Are Expected

The state House of Representatives has passed and sent to the Senate a $30.18 billion state budget with no tax increases which Wolf administration officials indicate will be vetoed, completely or in part, by the Governor. The vote Saturday was 112-to-77 with no Democrats agreeing with the plan and two Republican Representatives dissenting, as well. Meanwhile,…

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Bubba Wins Second Travelers; Maggert Takes U.S. Senior Open

Bubba Watson made an eight-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole Sunday to edge Paul Casey in a playoff at the Travelers Championship at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. Casey, who had come from three shots behind with five holes to go, hit a bunker shot over the green and onto the cart…

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Franklin Area Man Arrested For Alledgedly Pointing A Gun At A Helicopter

State Police officials in Venango County say a Franklin-area man was arrested late last week after he allegedly pointed a gun at a helicopter flying over a section of Frenchcreek Township. Police tell KQW that 47 year-old Carl Hedglin has been charged with reckless endangerment, making terroristic threats, simple assault and harassment. Investigators allege the…

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