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State Senate Passes Bill To Allow Schools To Hire Local Police For Security

The state Senate has passed a bill that would allow many school districts the option of contracting for security posts with local municipal police officials, and would not limit the districts to dealing with the State Police. The bill would give school districts in communities where police services are furnished solely by the State Police…

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May Garden Mart Weekend Is Here

The Franklin Gardeners Association’s 14th annual May Garden Mart is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, May 3 and 4. Most activities will take place in Franklin’s West Park (Fountain Park).  The event will run from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Saturday, and from 11:00 AM until 4:00 PM on Sunday. Over forty vendors…

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10th-Inning Walkoff Homer Gives Orioles Doubleheader Sweep Of Pirates

Baltimore Orioles catcher Matt Wieters, leading off the bottom of the tenth inning, punched a walkoff home run off Pittsburgh Pirates reliever Stolmy Pimenetel (2-1), and the Orioles (14-12) completed a doubleheader sweep of the Pirates with a 6-5 victory on Thursday night at Orioles Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The Pirates (10-18) lost…

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Mentored Youth Fishing Day Now Set For May 10

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds us that this spring’s Mentored Youth Fishing Day is now scheduled for Saturday, May 10 on forty-one waterways across the state. The program was originally scheduled to be held over two days, March 22 and April 5, but was postponed because of extended cold weather and the ice…

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74 Gambling Machines, $80,000 Seized In Lawrence County Gambling Raids

Officials with the state’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement now say they seized 74 video gambling machines and more than $80,000 in cash while serving warrants at 37 Lawrence County addresses on Wednesday afternoon in a continuing investigation meant to address illegal gambling in the county. Although 110 members of the LCE and the Pennsylvania State…

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Rangers Beat Flyers In Game 7; New York To Play Pittsburgh In Second Round

With Daniel Carcillo and Benoit Pouliot both scoring goals in the second period, the New York Rangers defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 in the seventh and deciding game of their opening-round Stanley Cup playoff series, played Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Jason Akeson tallied the only Flyers goal. With the…

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California Chrome Is 5-2 Favorite For Saturday’s Kentucky Derby

With a field of 20 horses entered Wednesday for Saturday evening’s 14oth Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Kentucky, California Chrome was posted as the early 5-2 favorite. California Chrome  will be ridden from the number-5 post position by the 2002 Derby’s winning jockey, Victor Espinoza.  The horse was trained by 77 year-old Art Sherman,…

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Pirates Washed Out Again; Thursday Doubleheader Scheduled In Baltimore

For the second consecutive day, a scheduled game between the Pittsburgh Pirates (10-16) and the Baltimore Orioles (12-12) was postponed on Wednesday because of heavy rains at Camden Yards in Baltimore. The two teams, neither of whom have played since Sunday, have scheduled a twi-night doubleheader for 4:05 PM Thursday. The scheduled starting pitchers will…

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Dog Law Enforcement Scheduled For Early May In Venango County

Venango County officials say dog law enforcement officers will be canvassing the county during the first two weeks in May to ensure that dogs are licensed and vaccinated, and are not being permitted to run at large. Pennsylvania law requires that all dogs three months of age and older must be licensed, with their license…

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Pirates-Orioles Rained Out On Tuesday; Makeup Day Will Be Thursday

The Tuesday night game at Camden Yards in Baltimore between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Baltimore Orioles was postponed because of the heavy rains which plagued the mid-Atlantic on Tuesday. The game is tentatively scheduled to be made up on Thursday night, on a date on which the Pirates and the Orioles were both scheduled to…

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