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New Legislative Session Begins Tuesday; Budget And Pension Challenges Await

A new Pennsylvania legislative session begins Tuesday (Jan. 6) with the swearing-in of the members of the state’s Senate and House of Representatives. The biggest challenge facing lawmakers and Governor-Elect Tom Wolf who will take office on January 20, will probably be the budget deficit, reportedly closing in on two billion dollars.  The new fiscal year…

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Steelers Bounced From NFL Playoffs’ Opening Round; Lose To Ravens 30-17

Joe Flacco threw for  259 yards and a pair of touchdowns on Saturday night, and the Baltimore Ravens posted a 30-17 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, knocking the Steelers out of the NFL playoffs on Wild Card weekend. Playing without their team’s MVP, running back Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh managed a…

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Guys Mills Man Hospitalized In Erie Following Accidental Shooting

A Guys Mills man is listed in stable condition in an Erie hospital following an accidental shooting at his home on Friday. State Police officials from the Meadville station say 62 year-old Jack Bingham was carrying a loaded handgun inside a holster he was wearing when he bent over to pick up some items his wife…

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Missing Cherrytree Teen Found In The Erie Area

A teenage Cherrytree Township girl reported missing last Tuesday was found at a location near Erie on Friday. The 14 year-old girl was located in Millcreek Township, police say.  They gave no details either as to the reason the girl left home or how she was found. The girl was the subject of a missing…

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Oil City Man Arrested After Police Chase Late Friday Night

Police have not released the identity of a 23 year-old Oil City man who they say led them on a chase through parts of Cranberry Township and Oil City late Friday night. State Police officials say the man failed to stop for one of their cruisers in the area of Innis and Orange Streets, and…

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NFL Wild Card Weekend Results

NFL Wild Card Weekend Playoff Results:   AFC Baltimore 30, Pittsburgh 17 Indianapolis 26, Cincinnati 10   NFC Carolina 27, Arizona 10 Dallas 24, Detroit 20   (AFC Byes  –  New England, Denver) (NFC Byes  –  Seattle, Green Bay)

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Three Arrested In Oil City Incident In Which S-U-V Rammed The Porch Of A Plummer Street Home

Local law enforcement officials revealed over the weekend that all suspects have now been charged in a December 13 incident in which three men forced their way into an Oil City home, threatened a resident of the house and then rammed an S-U-V into the porch of the home. Investigators say the men were also…

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Mega Millions Lottery Jackpot Now At $206 Million

Another national lottery jackpot has surpassed the $200 million mark. Officials are estimating the annuity value of the jackpot for Tuesday night’s drawing of the MegaMillions lottery will reach $206 million.  The one-time cash value of the jackpot is estimated at $131.1 million. In Friday night’s game, one Pennsylvania player won $5,000 and four others…

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National Fuel Files With PUC, Anticipating 2 Percent Drop In Gas Bills Next Winter

National Fuel Gas has filed with the state Public Utility Commission their purchased gas cost projection for the billing year beginning August 1. The company is projecting a decrease in overall gas supply charges which they believe should lead to a decrease in a typical residential customer’s monthly natural gas bill of just over two…

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New State Senator Proposes To Limit Number Of Handguns That May Be Purchased

A brand-new state Senator says he plans to introduce a bill in Harrisburg that would limit the number of handguns sold in Pennsylvania. Incoming Senator Art Haywood, from Philadelphia, says one of the first measures he will push would limit the purchases of handguns to one per person per 30-day period.  He tells Radio PA…

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