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Governor, House Majority Leader Urge End To University Faculty Strike

Governor Tom Wolf on Wednesday urged both sides to get back to the bargaining table and hammer out a contract agreement for the faculty at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities. The faculty members, represented by the Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties, walked off the job at 5:00 AM Wednesday following the latest five-day negotiating session which…

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Is Saturday

State Police officials in Venango County will be among those participating this Saturday, October 22 in National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The day is aimed at “encouraging the public to dispose of expired, unused or unwanted prescription drugs that (may be) prone to abuse and theft.” Organizers say the non-medical use of controlled substance medications…

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Steelers’ Injury List Lengthy; Tomlin Rules Out Roethlisberger, Heyward For New England Game

At his weekly press conference on Tuesday, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin ruled out both quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and defensive end Cam Heyward for Sunday’s home game (4:25 PM) with the New England Patriots. Roethlisberger underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Monday morning, and is out at least until after the Steelers’ bye…

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Pens Blanked 4-0 In Montreal

The Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-1) suffered their first loss in regulation in their initial road game of the season Tuesday night, a 4-0 defeat in Montreal. Veteran Al Montoya, the Canadiens’ backup goaltender, stopped 36 shots to post the shutout.  Pittsburgh also apparently lost both forward Conor Sheary and defenseman Kris Letang to injuries. David Desharnais…

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State University Faculty Members Strike

The first strike by university faculty in the 34-year history of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education is underway. Five days of contract negotiations between the PSSHE and the Association of Pennsylvania College and University Faculties (APSCUF), the union representing more than 5,000 faculty members at the fourteen state-owned universities, ended Tuesday night without…

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State Senate Forwards Bill To Give Radar Authority To Local Police

The state Senate has passed legislation which would allow all municipal police departments in Pennsylvania to use radar units to detect speeding motorists. The measure would permit the use of radar units or infrared laser light devices by local police departments.  Local police would be required to take a training course on the equipment. Supporters…

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Health Insurance Costs To Skyrocket In Pennsylvania Next Year

Certain health insurance policies in Pennsylvania will cost considerably more next year. State Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller says that, in 2017, coverage under the Affordable Care Act will increase an average of 32-and-a-half percent for individual plans, and 7.1 percent for small group plans. Miller explained that health insurance rates have yet to stabilize in…

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Tionesta Man Gets House Arrest, Probation After Indecent Assault Plea

A Tionesta man who was initially charged with rape has been sentenced to six months of house arrest and three years of probation after he entered a guilty plea to a count of indecent assault. Two other charges against 33 year-old Mark Deloe were also dismissed in the plea bargain in Clarion County Court. Deloe,…

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Poll Shows Clinton Now Leading Trump By Six Percentage Points In Pennsylvania

The latest Quinnipiac University Poll shows Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton is leading Republican Donald Trump by six percentage points among likely voters in Pennsylvania. The survey of 660 people taken last week shows Clinton with 47 percent of the projected vote to 41 percent for Trump, six percent for Gary Johnson and one percent for…

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Penguins’ First Loss Comes In Overtime

Gabriel Landeskog scored the deciding goal just 22 seconds into overtime on Monday night, lifting the Colorado Avalanche to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh. The Penguins (2-0-1) had held leads of 2-0 and 3-2 with Phil Kessel, Matt Cullen and Trevor Daley scoring their goals.  A score…

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