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Former Parker Postal Employee Sentenced To Probation For Stealing Money From Greeting Card

A woman who had worked in the post office in Parker has been sentenced to probation for stealing money from a greeting card last February. 44 year-old Pamela Vogt was sentenced in federal court to two years probation, three months of which is to be served in house arrest.  Vogt was also fined $500. Vogt was…

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Three Sustain Minor Injuries In Multiple Rollover On I-80 Near Barkeyville

Three occupants of a pickup sustained only minor injuries over the weekend when the truck left Interstate 80 and rolled over several times. State Police on Monday said the incident occurred near Barkeyville around 7:00 PM Saturday. A truck driven by 20 year-old Jordon Johnson, from Knox, went out of control on the westbound lanes…

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PA Lottery Games Get A Makeover

Some changes will be seen starting today (1/27) in certain Pennsylvania Lottery games. Officials of the Lottery tell Radio PA News they are looking to re-energize their daily drawings with a new family of games, most of which are really rebranded and renamed games.  The motto, “Easy To Say, Simple To Play” is being introduced. The…

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Governor Wolf Reviews Winter Preparedness With PennDOT Executives

Even as a major winter storm bore down on Pennsylvania in the last couple of days, new Governor Tom Wolf was meeting with PennDOT executives and reviewing the state’s winter storm preparedness plans. Wolf said he wanted to “visit with the people out on the front lines.” The Governor learned that PennDOT storm managers have been…

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Stafford And Ryan Lead Way For Team Irvin’s Win In Football’s Pro Bowl

Matthew Stafford and Matt Ryan both threw touchdown passes to both Emmanuel Sanders and Jimmy Graham on Sunday night as “Team Irvin” defeated “Team Carter” 32-28 in the NFL’s Pro Bowl game, played this year in Glendale, Arizona. Stafford, “Team Irvin’s” starter, completed 15-of-35 passes for 316 yards with one interception.  Ryan went 11-for-16 for…

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NHL Sets All-Star Record With 29 Goals In Midseason Classic In Columbus

National Hockey League players set a record with 29 total goals on Sunday as “Team Toews” defeated “Team Foligno” 17-12 in the annual NHL All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio. John Tavares, of the New York Islanders, tied the game’s record with four goals, and Philadelphia’s Jake Voracek matched another mark with six points (3 goals,…

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Louisville Tops Pitt 80-68 In Sunday ACC Action

Terry Rozier scored 26 points, and Montrezl Harrell added 18 as 10th-ranked Louisville downed Pitt 80-68 in a late Sunday afternoon ACC game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. The Cardinals (16-3; 4-2 ACC) shot 65 percent from the floor. Leading Pitt (13-7; 3-4) was Jamel Artis with 18 points.  The Panthers will…

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Bill Haas Ekes Out Win At Humana Challenge

Bill Haas held off challenges by numerous other golfers on Sunday and pulled out a one-stroke victory at the Humana Challenge golf tournament in La Quinta, California. Haas finished with a 5-under-par 67 to post a four day total of 22-under-par 266 (67-63-69-67).  He won $1.026 million. Charley Hoffman, Brendan Steele, Sung Joon Park, Steve…

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Northeast Braces For Major Storm; Venango County’s Monday Snowfall Total Should Be About 3 Inches

While eastern Pennsylvania, parts of New York and all of New England are bracing for snowfall accumulations measured in feet and accompanied by wind gusts of up to fifty miles per hour, Venango County forecasts intimate that the storm should only clip this corner of the Oil Region. Monday’s snowfall totals in and around Oil…

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Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Falls Below Five Percent For First Time Since 2008

State officials say Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate has dropped below five percent for the first time since early 2008. The state’s jobless figure dipped from 5.1 percent in November to 4.8 percent in December.  That is our lowest unemployment number since March, 2008.  The nationwide jobless rate in December was 5.6 percent. The state Department of Labor…

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