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CHIP Insurance Program Continued Through 2017

Governor Tom Wolf has reauthorized the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) for the next two years. More than 150,000 children are currently enrolled in CHIP.  Lawmakers say it is a critical program that provides families which do not qualify for medical assistance the access to services such as immunizations, routine check-ups and emergency care. Radio PA…

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Proposals Presented To Expand Passenger Rail Service In Pennsylvania

Amtrak and PennDOT are looking over proposals to expand passenger rail service in Pennsylvania. One plan would increase from one to three the number of trips between Pittsburgh and Harrisburg.  Other, more ambitious proposals would create a pair of new routes between New York City and Scranton and the Lehigh Valley. Mark Spada, a spokesman…

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Oil City Football Coach Matt LaVerde Resigns

Oil City High School will be looking for a new head football coach following the official resignation Wednesday of Coach Matt LaVerde.  The Oil City Area School Board had been notified before the start of the school year that this would be LaVerde’s final season. LaVerde expressed a desire to spend more time with his…

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Pitt Goes Into Christmas Break At 10-1 Following 79-73 Win Over Western Carolina

Jamel Artis made 11 of his 16 shots from the floor and all eight of his free throws on Wednesday night, leading Pitt to a 79-73 home victory over Western Carolina. The win puts the Panthers’ record at the Christmas break at 10-1.  Pitt will host Syracuse on Wednesday, December 30. Michael Young and Sheldon…

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Penn State Wins Consolation Game In Las Vegas Classic

The Penn State Nittany Lions shook off a 3-for-15 night from three-point range, and completed 54.5% of their two-pointers (26-for-44) in beating Kent State 75-69 on Wednesday night in the consolation game of the Las Vegas Classic. Brandon Taylor exploded to lead Penn State (9-4) with 29 points.  Reserve forward Deividas Zemgulis added 11 points,…

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State Senate Approves House Budget Bill, But House Adjourns Without Voting On Senate Spending Plan

The state Senate voted 33-to-17 on Wednesday in favor of a $30.3 billion budget bill previously passed in the House. It is smaller than the framework bill favored by Governor Tom Wolf and supported by House and Senate Democrats and Senate Republicans, but Radio PA News reports that Senate GOP leader Jake Corman said a budget bill…

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UPDATE: Counterfeit 100-Dollar Bills Passed At Clarion And Cranberry Walmart Stores

Police officials now say multiple counterfeit 100-bills were passed over the weekend at Walmart stores in both the Clarion and Cranberry areas. State Police from the Clarion County station reported Tuesday that someone passed eight counterfeit 100’s between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM Sunday at the Walmart in Monroe Township near Clarion.  The State Police in Venango…

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Clarion Woman Accused Of Using B-B Gun To Shoot Ex-Roommate’s Car

A Clarion woman has been charged after she allegedly shot the car containing her departing ex-roommate with a B-B gun. Police reports indicate that 30 year-old Alexis White claims she was shooting at a squirrel and inadvertently hit the vehicle.  There were three children inside the car at the time.  The vehicle reportedly is owned and…

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Pennsylvania Dog Licenses Due January 1

State officials remind dog owners that dog licenses are due to be renewed by January 1. Licenses, available at county treasurer’s offices and at authorized vendors are $8.50, although there is a two-dollar discount for spayed and neutered dogs. Officials with the state Department of Agriculture warn that buying from an unauthorized third-party seller could…

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Roethlisberger, Brown, DeCastro Named To 2016 Pro Bowl

Three Pittsburgh Steelers players have been named to the 2016 Pro Bowl roster. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, wide receiver Antonio Brown and guard David DeCastro were selected for the NFL’s version of an all-star game to be played on January 31 in Honolulu. Roethlisberger was named to the Pro Bowl for the fourth time.  He has…

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