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Heroin Seizures In Pennsylvania Reaching Record Highs

The millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs seized by the Pennsylvania State Police in the first six months of this year has included more than 41 kilograms of heroin. That figure, in just half a year, has already surpassed 2013’s total amount of 31.5 kilos.  State officials concede that the use of heroin in…

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Greenville High School Student Faces Sentencing On Forgery Charge In Counterfeit Money Case

A Greenville High School student faces sentencing on his guilty plea to a single count of forgery in a case in which he admitted printing counterfeit money which was being passed in Mercer County last winter. 18 year-old Nicholas Davis, from Hempfield Township, could be sentenced to five-to-ten years in prison. Davis was arrested through…

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State Senate Recessed Without Passing Bill To Reduce Pennsylvania Legislature

Among the bills which were not passed before the state legislature’s summer break was a proposed Constitutional amendment which would have reduced the size of the state House and Senate. The measure would have trimmed the Senate from 50 to 45 members and the House from 203 to 153 Representatives. After it passed the House,…

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Fish And Boat Commission Director Says More Officers Are Needed To Monitor Marcellus Impact On State Waterways

The executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says he needs more Waterways Conservation Officers to watch for Marcellus shale drilling impacts on the state’s waterways. John Arway told Radio PA News his agency is understaffed to the point where they cannot do surveillance on waters near Marcellus shale drilling sites, and can…

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Commonwealth Court Weakens Another Aspect of 2012 Drilling Regulations Law

A Pennsylvania court ruled Thursday against a section of the state’s law concerning regulations on the gas drilling industry which allowed the Public Utility Commission to hold back drilling fees from communities they felt were illegally restricting drilling activity. Commonwealth Court ruled that the PUC cannot review how local zoning decisions affect the gas drilling…

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Fryburg Man Seriously Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 322

A Fryburg man suffered injuries described as “major” on Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash on Route 322 in Clarion County. State Police say 38 year-old Andrew Schneider was trying to make a U-turn when his car was struck from behind by an S-U-V that he apparently did not realize was traveling behind him. Schneider…

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Emlenton Man Injured When Pickup Hits Fallen Tree

An Emlenton man has been hospitalized with injuries sustained when his pickup slammed into a fallen tree. The incident occurred on Route 338 in Beaver Township in northern Clarion County. State Police officials say 21 year-old Corey Williams was driving a truck that hit a tree that had fallen across both lanes of traffic.  The…

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Mayport Man Charged With Stealing $44,000 Tractor From Knox Business

A man from southern Clarion County has been charged in that theft of a $44,000 tractor from a business in the Knox area. 28 year-old Charles Powell is accused of loading the tractor, complete with front-end loader, onto a utility trailer and hauling it away.  The theft occurred at a business on Route 338 in…

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Oil City Man Charged For Killing Bear That Invaded Colonial Village

An Oil City man has been charged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission for shooting a bear that invaded the Colonial Village neighborhood last month. In reporting the action, a Game Commission official advised residents to contact her agency should such an occurrence happen near your home. The commission report says 28 year-old Keith Volk has been…

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Pennsylvania Again Gets Low Marks For Road And Bridge Conditions

Another study has painted a negative picture of road and bridge conditions in Pennsylvania. A report from the American Society of Civil Engineers gives the state a “D-minus” for the condition of its roads.  In addition, it classifies 23 percent of Pennsylvania’s bridges as structurally deficient.  That is a higher percentage than that of any…

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