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Powerball Lottery Jackpot Estimated At $202 Million

The Powerball Lottery jackpot is about to climb past $200 million for the first time since late September. Game officials are estimating that the annuity value of the jackpot prize for the upcoming Saturday night Powerball drawing will be about $202 million after no one qualified for Wednesday’s biggest prize. The one-time cash value of Saturday’s jackpot…

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State Legislators Hear Testimony On Reimbursements For Volunteer First-Responders

State lawmakers held a hearing this week on a piece of legislation that would allow volunteer first-responders to charge for their services. Several firefighters told legislators that they have a hard time recruiting new volunteers because much of the job now involves fundraising. A bill in Harrisburg would let responding volunteer companies bill a person…

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Joy Global Reports 24% Decline In Sales And $1.3 Billion Loss For Fiscal Fourth Quarter

Joy Global announced Wednesday a sales decline of twenty-four percent and a net quarterly loss of $1.3 billion for the company’s fiscal fourth quarter, ended October 30. The company says the numbers translate into a $13.43 loss per share. The figures compare with a gain of $129 million and earnings per share of $1.31 in…

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State Police Report Telephone Scam From Phony IRS Agents

The Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday issued a warning about a telephone scam reported this week by several residents of the Oil Region. A caller claiming to be an Internal Revenue Service agent often demands money or claims that previous mailings have gone unanswered, and threatens either utility shut-offs, the revocation of driver’s licenses or arrests. …

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Penguins Recall Three From Wilkes-Barre Due To Injuries; Fleury May Have A Concussion, And Will Miss Wednesday’s Game

Due to injuries to key players on their team, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday recalled from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the American Hockey League goaltender Matt Murray and forwards Kevin Porter and Conor Sheary. The Pens have been forced to place Beau Bennett and Kris Letang on the injured reserve list, and the team announced Tuesday that…

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12 Year-Old A-T-V Crash Victim Identified

The twelve year-old boy who died in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in northern Butler County over the weekend has been identified by police as Lucas Leone, from the Slippery Rock area. As KQW reported on Monday, the boy’s A-T-V crashed on private property off Wick Road in Mercer Township shortly after 4:00 PM…

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Search Continues For Oil City Man Missing From Pittsburgh-Area Corrections Facility

State Police officials in the Pittsburgh area say they are still searching for an Oil City man who never returned to a corrections facility after he was granted a “home pass” for the weekend. As a matter of fact, police say 38 year-old Phillip Schall II never showed up at his residence on Mead Street…

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Flagpole Vandalized At Cooperstown Public Library

State Police officials say someone cut a flag pole at the Cooperstown Public Library on Tuesday afternoon, and then fled the scene. It is believed a pipe-cutting tool was used to inflict the damage which occurred around 2:30 PM. Investigators did not indicate that they had a description of whoever was responsible.  Any information should…

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Proposed State Legislation Would Require New License Before The Purchase Of A Handgun

Proposed legislation in Harrisburg would require Pennsylvania residents to qualify for a particular license before they could purchase handguns. Under the bill in the state Senate, an applicant for the license must be at least 18 and a Pennsylvania resident, must have completed a firearms safety course within the last three years and must pass a fingerprint…

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Three Charged With Illegally Shooting Deer For A Party Near Cooperstown

Three Venango County residents have been charged in an October incident in which they are accused of illegally shooting deer. Investigators say the intention was to use the deer for food for a party being thrown near Cooperstown. The incident was reportedly discovered by an officer from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, who says he believes…

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