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State Lawmakers Respond To Governor’s Line Item Vetoes In New State Budget

Many legislative leaders are unhappy with Governor Tom Corbett’s decision to slash their operating budget while signing the new state budget. Radio PA News reports that House Majority Leader Mike Turzai says he believes the Governor used lawmakers as scapegoats, and suggests that his line item vetoes of parts of the state legislature’s budget were off…

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Volquez Earns Complete Game Victory; Bucs Best Cards 9-1

Edinson Volquez (8-6) threw the first complete game by a Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher this season on Thursday night, aiding the Pirates (48-44) in their 9-1 romp over the Cardinals in St. Louis. Volquez gave up one run and six hits, struck out five batters, walked two and hit another.  The last complete game pitched by a Pittsburgh hurler…

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Hearing On Heroin Use In Rural Pennsylvania To Be Held Next Month At Clarion University

The final in a series of four public hearings on the use of heroin in rural Pennsylvania will be held next month at Clarion University. The first hearing was conducted Wednesday in Williamsport. The meetings are being coordinated by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, because experts say heroin use is on the increase in areas…

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Governor Signs, But Announces Line Item Vetoes In State Budget

Governor Tom Corbett signed into law the new fiscal budget for Pennsylvania on Thursday morning, but with more than $72 million in line item vetoes in legislative spending. On the final day of ten days after which the spending plan would have become law without his signature, Corbett again stressed that state lawmakers “need to…

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Former Clarion University Football Star Sentenced to 4-8 Years In Erie Drug Case

Former Clarion University football star Roosevelt Benjamin was sentenced Thursday to four-to-eight years in state prison for his role in a large marijuana dealing operation in Erie. In Erie County Court, the 37 year-old Benjamin, who is from Erie, was also sentenced to thirty months probation and to perform 500 hours of community service. Erie…

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Four Men From Same Family Arrested In South Carolina In Alleged California-To-Venango County Drug Ring

Four California men from the same family, originally from Franklin, have been arrested in South Carolina as the key suspects in a case which the Pennsylvania Attorney General described in February as involving ”a cross-country drug-trafficking ring responsible for distributing at least $700,000 worth of marijuana and $100,000 worth of cocaine in Venango County.” 69 year-old…

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Polk Woman Hospitalized In Erie Following Rollover On Route 8 In Oakland Township

A Polk woman was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a rollover crash on Route 8 in Oakland Township. A State Police official tells KQW that 69 year-old Patricia Espy lost control of her car just south of the intersection with Kaneville Road.  The vehicle twice hit a guardrail, then struck an embankment and rolled completely…

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Adams, Wong Lead Cards Again In 5-2 Win Over Pittsburgh

Slippery Rock University’s Matt Adams went 3-for-5 with two RBI’s, and Tuesday night’s hero Kolten Wong homered again as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-44) for the third consecutive night, posting a 5-2 victory on Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Adams, a Phillipsburg-area native, has the second-best batting average in…

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Franklin Woman Charged With Lying To Police; Different Story Allegedly Told On Witness Stand

A Franklin woman faces charges that include making a false report to law enforcement after officials say she admitted lying about the incident during a trial in Venango County Court. Police say Bridgett Beals had accused a man of assaulting her, and had pressed charges against the man.  Beals is alleged to have said she lied…

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Thief With Trailer Steals $44,000 Tractor From Knox Business

In northern Clarion County, officials are looking into the disappearance of a $44,000 tractor. The vehicle, complete with front end loader, was taken from a business along Route 338 in Knox sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.  Police investigators say it appears the tractor was removed by someone with a truck that was hauling…

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