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Blues Blank Pens 3-0; Four-Game Winning Streak Snapped

Despite a four-game winning streak in which they had averaged six goals per game and had outscored their opponents 24-10, the Pittsburgh Penguins could not manage a single goal on home ice on Tuesday night and lost to the St. Louis Blues 3-0. The loss was only the third of the season at home and…

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State Lawmaker Wants To Raise Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage To $15/Hour

A state lawmaker from Dauphin County wants to more than double Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. State Representative Patty Kim is introducing a bill in Harrisburg that would hike the minimum wage to fifteen dollars an hour by the year 2023.  The minimum is currently $7.25 an hour. Kim told Radio PA News the increase is long…

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Carfentanil – An Elephant Tranquilizer – Is Pennsylvania’s Newest Drug Problem

The battle against opioids in Pennsylvania has taken a new twist – a deadly one – in the form of fatal overdoses. Two recent deaths in Beaver County have been linked to Carfentanil, a synthetic opioid described as much more powerful than other substances linked with heroin. Amazingly, Carfentanil is a product used as an…

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Pitt, Penn State Both Suffer Lopsided Losses

The Pitt Panthers sustained their second-worst defeat ever on Tuesday night, losing 106-51 to Louisville in an Atlantic Coast Conference home game for the Panthers (12-8; 1-6 ACC). The 55-point loss was the worst for Pitt since a 106-13 thumping by Westminster in 1905 – the first year of the Panthers’ basketball program. Pitt shot 25…

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Rep. James Named To Four State House Commitees

State Representative Lee James has been named to four committees in the House of Representatives for the new legislative session in Harrisburg. A House spokesman said this will ensure residents in the 64th Legislative District a strong voice on issues related to taxes, energy development, municipal governments and veterans concerns.  The 64th District covers Venango…

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State Prison Closings To Be Announced Thursday

Thursday is the day in which the Wolf administration is scheduled to announce which two state prisons will be closing. The Mercer State Correctional Institution is on a list of five prisons under consideration for the moves. The process has sparked debate over how the prison staffs will be affected. When the state closed two…

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Oil City Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Woman In Domestic Dispute

An Oil City man was remanded to the Venango County Jail after police say he threatened to kill a woman during a domestic dispute on Monday afternoon. Oil City Police say 25 year-old Shannon Hager was arrested after he threatened to kill a woman they identified as his girlfriend. The incident allegedly occurred at Hager’s…

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Oil City Man Charged With Assault; Police Say He Punched A Male Nurse

An Oil City man faces several charges after he allegedly assaulted a male nurse at UPMC Northwest in Cranberry early Sunday morning. Oil City Police say they were called to a report of an intoxicated individual in the neighborhood of Seeley and Linden Avenues at shortly after 5:00 AM Sunday.  Officers say they discovered 20…

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Oil City Man Charged For Stealing Gift Cards From Employer

An Oil City man has been charged after having been accused of stealing gift cards from his employer. State Police officials say 19 year-old David Campbell took the “prepaid” cards over a period of five days earlier this month while he worked for a department store in Cranberry, and loaded them with a total value…

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Severance Tax On Marcellus Shale Drilling Introduced Again In Harrisburg

Legislation to be introduced in the new session in Harrisburg would place a tax on the drilling for natural gas in the Marcellus shale region. Currently, shale drillers pay a fee based on the number of wells they are operating. The newest proposal, from state Representative Kate Harper, would impose a three-and-a-half percent severance tax…

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