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PA Game Commission: Antlered Deer Harvest Was Largest In 14 Years

The Pennsylvania Game Commission says deer hunters in the state took more antlered deer in the latest series of deer seasons than in any year since 2002. Overall, the deer harvest for the 2016-2017 seasons which concluded in January, was estimated at 333,254 deer, a six percent increase over the previous year.  The antlered deer harvest,…

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Butler County State Representative Leads Charge To Crack Down On Illegal Immigration In Pennsylvania

A package of bills designed to crack down on illegal immigration in Pennsylvania has been introduced in the state House of Representatives. The bills include a requirement that the E-Verify System be used by all businesses in the state and sanctions against any business that knowingly employs an undocumented worker. Legislation is also included to…

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PennDOT Workers And Equipment Headed East To Help In Storm Support

PennDOT’s District 1, covering the northwest corner of the state, has sent manpower and equipment to eastern Pennsylvania to help in combatting problems brought on by this week’s snowstorms. Equipment operators, supervisors and plow trucks from Crawford and Erie Counties traveled east this week to help keep Interstate 84 in Pike County safe and passable…

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Plans For New Venango County Transportation Facility To Be Unveiled March 28

The plans for the new Venango County transportation facility are to be unveiled on March 28 from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM at the PennDOT district office in Oil City. Initial information indicates that construction on the facility at the intersection of Elm and Duncomb Streets in Oil City will begin late this year and continue into…

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PIAA Basketball Playoffs Pushed To Thursday; State Swimming Championships Delayed One Day

Because of the severe weather hitting Pennsylvania, the second-round of the PIAA high school basketball playoffs – the games originally scheduled for both Tuesday and Wednesday night – have now been pushed back to Thursday. Some site and time changes will be required to make the switch work.  Some of Thursday’s winners may also be forced to…

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Penguins Lose Shootout In Calgary

Kris Versteeg scored the only goal recorded in a shootout Monday night, and the Calgary Flames posted a 4-3 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. Sidney Crosby, of the Pens, had forced overtime with a game-tying score with 3:31 remaining in the third period.  Conor Sheary and Evgeni Malkin also scored for Pittsburgh (43-16-9).  Marc-Andre…

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Monday Fire Destroys Garage, Damages Home In Cranberry Township

No injuries were reported in a fire late Monday afternoon which destroyed a garage and its contents in Cranberry Township. An adjacent home received some damage in the blaze. Also destroyed in the fire on Carey Lane off Route 322 were a truck and a camper parked inside the garage. Firefighters from five companies responded…

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Snow Snubs Venango County Monday Night; But, Winter Storm Warning Is Extended Through Wednesday Evening

While the projected snowstorms passing through Pennsylvania did not affect most of Venango County on Monday night, the National Weather Service has extended its Winter Storm Warning through early Wednesday evening. Experts say 3-to-8 inches of snow could accumulate in the area while the Warning is in effect. Very light snow was expected early Tuesday…

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Governor Wolf Announces Emergency Proclamation And Travel Restrictions Preceding Winter Storm Track

In anticipation of the incoming winter snowstorm, Governor Tom Wolf on Monday signed a Proclamation of Disaster Emergency and announced that PennDOT will both reduce the speed limit on some of the Interstate highways in Pennsylvania and restrict travel by some larger vehicles. Administration officials stressed that the proclamation does not declare a State of…

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68-Team NCAA Tournament Set; Play Starts Tuesday

The 68-team NCAA men’s college basketball tournament has been set and the brackets are finalized. Villanova, North Carolina, Kansas and Gonzaga are the regional number-1 seeds.  Kansas has opened as the bettors’ favorite at 8-to-1. Four first-round games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the contests in the traditional 64-team field will begin…

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