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Lawmakers Look Into Use Of Radar Guns By Local Police

Under current state law, only the State Police may use radar to check the speed of motorists in Pennsylvania, but there are those who want also to put radar guns into the hands of local police officials. It is a debate that goes back decades to the very creation of radar guns. Many local police…

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Corbett Signs Young Athlete Protection Bill

Governor Tom Corbett has signed legislation designed to protect youth athletes from any coaches or other sports officials who would prey on them sexually. A new state law creates the offense of sexual assault by a sports official.  It carries maximum penalties of seven years in prison and a $15,000 fine. It also closes a loophole…

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Pennsylvania Earns Low Scores For Services For Seniors And The Disabled

Pennsylvania ranks near the bottom of a survey list in a report released Thursday on the quality of long-term support services for senior citizens and the disabled. The state is listed 42nd of 51 on a list that includes all states plus the District of Columbia.  The report was put together by numerous agencies, including AARP, and…

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Penguins Release Preseason Schedule; Will Start At Home On September 22

The Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday announced their six-game preseason schedule which includes two contests apiece against Detroit, Columbus and Minnesota. The slate will start on Monday, September 22 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh with a game against the Red Wings.  The Pens will host the Stars on September 25 and the Blue Jackets on September 27.…

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Open House And Dedication To Be Held Sunday For Refurbished Historic Neilltown Church

An open house and dedication will be held on Sunday afternoon, June 22 at 2:00 pm at the newly-rehabilitated historic Neilltown Church. Toni Kresinski, from the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry and Tourism, told KQW that a number of performers who have taken part in the past in the “Music Returns to the Neilltown…

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Kershaw Throws No-Hitter In L.A.

The Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw (7-2; 2.52 ERA) became the latest Major League pitcher to throw a no-hitter, blanking the Colorado Rockies 8-0 on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. Kershaw missed by one batter completing a perfect game.  Teammate Hanley Ramirez allowed the Rockies’ Corey Dickerson to reach base because of his throwing error, starting the seventh inning,…

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11-4 Pirates Loss Includes Controversial Ruling On Home Plate Force Play; Polanco Makes Pittsburgh Baseball History

The Cincinnati Reds exploded for seven runs in a marathon third-inning that included a controversial reversal of a force play call at home plate and the subsequent ejection of Pirates manager Clint Hurdle, and shook off a later 75-minute rain delay to win 11-4 on Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Reds’ Billy…

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New Storms Hit Oil Region; Several Roads Are Closed By Flooding, Landslides

Power outages caused by the latest round of storms to strike the Oil Region were described as sporadic, but the reports of downed trees, flooded highways and even closed roads were numerous. The rain also created landslides along highways in Kennerdell and Rockland.  PennDOT expects Belmar Road in Sandycreek Township to be closed through the…

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Identities Of Riders Released In Sunday’s ATV Crash; Prospect Man Hospitalized In Erie

State Police officials have just now released the identities of the two men involved in a serious all-terrain vehicle crash that occurred outside of Oil City in Cornplanter Township on Sunday afternoon. Accident investigators now say the ATV carrying the two men was being operated on Berry Road when it slammed into a large tree that had…

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Judge Kills Challenge To Pennsylvania’s No Hunting On Sunday Law

A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a sportsmen’s group challenging Pennsylvania’s ban on most Sunday hunting. U.S. Middle District Judge Yvette Kane ruled that there is no basis to the claim that hunting is a constitutional right protected by the Second Amendment under the right to bear arms.  Kane also ruled…

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