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Remains Found In Jefferson County Confirmed As Those Of Woman Who Jumped From Car On I-80 Last Year

Forensics tests conducted in Erie have confirmed that the remains of a woman found Wednesday in a wooded area of Jefferson County are those of a woman who jumped from a moving car on Interstate 80 on the Fourth of July, kicking off an extensive search. 37 year-old Susan Bachman, from Juilan, was last seen disappearing…

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U.S. House Votes To Repeal “Death Tax”; Thompson Applauds Decision; Opponents Say Move Only Helps The Rich

The U.S. House voted 240-179 on Thursday to repeal the so-called “death tax” which is assessed against the estates of the deceased. Opponents say the move would only help the ultra-rich, but supporters insist it can prevent small business owners from passing their businesses on to their heirs.  Rick Ebert, the president of the Pennsylvania…

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Four Injured In Rollover On Route 322 In Rockland Township

Four people were injured early Thursday evening in a rollover accident on Route 322 in Rockland Township. State Police officials say a westbound car driven by 19 year-old Daniel Mackie, from Oil City, traveled off the right berm of the highway and up an embankment, rolling over and coming to rest on its roof. Troopers…

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Trout Season Opens Saturday; 72-Degree High Expected

Pennsylvania’s trout season opens Saturday (April 18), and local anglers may be interested in knowing that neither snow nor freezing temperatures are expected. As of matter of fact, Saturday’s projected high temperature for much of the Oil Region is 72 degrees. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says some 3.2 million adult trout have been stocked…

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Stanley Cup Playoff Opener Results – April 15 & 16

Stanley Cup Playoff Opener Results :   Wednesday, April 15: NY Islanders 4, Washington 1 Montreal 4, Ottawa 3 Chicago 4, Nashville 3  (2 OT) Calgary 2, Vancouver 1   Thursday, April 16: NY Rangers 2, Pittsburgh 1 Detroit 3, Tampa Bay 2 Minnesota 4, St. Louis 2 Anaheim 4, Winnipeg 2

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Emlenton Man Charged In St. Petersburg Burglary

An Emlenton man who has been charged in the burglary of a home in St. Petersburg reportedly had borrowed the victim’s truck, and allegedly used a garage door opener on the truck’s key ring to gain access to the house. 28 year-old Randy Risinger was charged with burglary, theft by unlawful taking  and receiving stolen…

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Measure In Harrisburg Would Eliminate State Background Check For Gun Buyers

Proposed legislation in Harrisburg would eliminate the requirement for a state background check in order to purchase a firearm in Pennsylvania. The bill would do away with the Pennsylvania Instant Check System in favor of its national counterpart. Pennsylvania is one of thirteen states which require both state and federal background checks, while thirty-six others…

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Bill Would Allow For DNA Testing On Arrest Suspects, Not Just Those Convicted

The state Senate is considering a bill which would allow for the DNA testing of those not yet convicted of a crime in Pennsylvania. The measure would allow the police or prosecutors to collect DNA evidence for those arrested for criminal homicide, sex crimes, all felonies and certain lesser crimes such as trespassing.  It would…

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Congressman Thompson Hails Forest Service’s Withdrawal Of Proposed Directive For Groundwater Management

A Congressman from Pennsylvania has hailed the decision by the United States Forest Service to withdraw its proposed directive on groundwater management. Congressman Glenn Thompson said Wednesday that the agency’s presumed legal authority to regulate groundwater as they were proposing infringed upon the rights of states, and “would supersede the longstanding precedent of state management.”…

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Teen Driving Contest Winners Announced

Students at three area high schools earned the cash prizes in the fourth annual Venango and Forest County Teen Driving Competition, held Wednesday at the Rocky Grove Fire Department. First place went to Jacob Gomola, from Cranberry High School, who was followed by Brandon Dittman, from East Forest High School and David Zlotnicki, from Venango…

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