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Three Arrested In Pleasantville Bank Robbery

Three people were arrested Thursday morning following a bank robbery in Pleasantville. The robbery took place at about 9:15 AM at a bank on East State Street.  State Police officials tell KQW that a man in a disguise handed a teller a note which said he had a weapon and demanded money. The man fled…

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E-Mail Scam Mimics PennDOT Communication, Demands Fine Money

An e-mail received by a Sugarcreek Borough resident and appearing to be from PennDOT is being termed a scam attempt by local police. Sugarcreek Borough Police officials say the e-mail claims that the recipient had been spotted running a red light and owes a fine.  They add that the communication appears to be on PennDOT…

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Penn State Sports Broadcaster Fran Fisher Dies At Age 91

Long-time Penn State Nittany Lions sports broadcaster Fran Fisher has died at the age of 91. Fisher spent two stints as Penn State football radio play-by-play announcer and hosted the “TV Quarterbacks” program in central Pennsylvania which featured legendary Nittany Lions coach Joe Paterno.  He later served as an assistant athletic director at Penn State,…

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Utica Man Sentenced To State Prison On Corruption Of Minors, OtherCharges

A Utica man was sentenced this week to thirty months to twelve years in state prison in four different cases which prosecutors say started with a corruption of minors investigation and moved on to where he had at one time been accused of the intimidation of a witness. 19 year-old Tyler Brown had entered guilty pleas…

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Oil Region Alliance Joins Coalition To Connect Trails In Five States

The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism has joined more than twenty other agencies in the Industrial Heartland Trails Coalition in an effort to connect biking and hiking trails in fifty-three counties in five states. The coalition’s goal is to complete the trails network by 2030, connecting some 1,600 miles of shared use…

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Out At Home Plate Ends Pirates’ Four-Game Winning Streak

The Pittsburgh Pirates’ four-game winning streak was snapped in Philadelphia on Wednesday night when Pittsburgh pinch-runner Steve Lombardozzi was thrown out at home plate by Phillies right-fielder Jeff Francoeur in an attempt to score the tying run from third base on a fly ball by Jordy Mercer. The tag at the plate ended the game…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Wednesday, May 13

NHL Playoff Result  –  Wednesday, May 13  (best-of-seven conference semifinals):   NY Rangers 2, Washington 1  (OT)  (Rangers win series 4-games-to-3)     NBA Playoff Results  –  Wednesday, May 13  (best-of-seven conference semifinals):   Atlanta 82, Washington 81  (Hawks lead series 3-games-to-2) Golden State 98, Memphis 78  (Warriors lead series 3-games-to-2)

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Harrisville Apartment Building Fire Leaves Six Homeless

Six people were left homeless after a fire swept through a Harrisville apartment building early Thursday morning. Three fire companies responded at about 2:00 AM to a blaze on the 600-block of East Mercer Street (Route 58, the same highway on which the Harrisville Volunteer Fire Company is located). Officials say the lone resident of the apartment where…

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State House Approves Property Tax Reform Bill; Plan Would Raise State Sales And Income Taxes

A plan to sharply reduce property taxes is now before the state Senate after having been approved in the House of Representatives. Similar to a plan favored by Governor Tom Wolf, the measure would cut local property taxes by forty to sixty percent, but would raise the state’s sales tax from six to seven percent…

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State Senate Okays Overhaul Of State’s Two Main Pension Plans

The state Senate on Wednesday voted in favor of a major overhaul of the state’s two main pension plans. Senators voted 28-to-19 along party lines in favor of a measure which would switch retirement plans for future teachers and state workers from traditional pensions to 401(k)-style defined contribution plans.  It would also require concessions from…

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