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Governor Corbett Signs Medical Apology Bill

Governor Tom Corbett on Wednesday signed into law the Benevolent Gesture Bill which supporters hope will head off some potential medical malpractice suits. The so-called “apology rule” is another part of the Governor’s Healthy Pennsylvania plan. Under the law, doctors will be able to say they are sorry without fear of being sued simply for…

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State Senate Approves Small Games Law For Bars; House Democrats Say, “Hold On!”

State Senators on Wednesday passed without debate a measure that would allow “small games of chance” gambling at Pennsylvania’s bars. The state House, though, nearly immediately expressed concerns about the rush to pass the bill by its Republican Senate sponsors.  And, Governor Tom Corbett’s office said Corbett wants to make sure that the tax revenue…

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Powerball Jackpot Won In California; One Pennsylvania Player Wins $40,000

One ticket was sold in California for Wednesday night’s Powerball Lottery drawing which contained all numbers drawn, including the Powerball number, and will be the sole jackpot winner. Prior to the drawing, game officials had estimated the annuity value of the jackpot in the drawing to be about $216 million. The jackpot for Saturday’s drawing…

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Missing Former Steelers Player Found In Woods Near Harrisville – Update

Authorities say the search for a missing man who once played for the Pittsburgh Steelers ended at about 10:00 AM Wednesday morning when the man was found alive in a wooded area near Harrisville in northern Butler County. Police officials say 84 year-old Raymond Mathews had last been seen walking along a road near his home in Marion…

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New York City Man Charged With Stealing Items From A Franklin Home He Owns

A New York City man has been charged in Franklin with stealing items from a home he owns in Franklin, but which belong to someone else who was living in the house. Franklin City Police say, in May, Kevin Goldston removed more than $8,000 worth of items from a Buffalo Street residence which belong to a former tenant,…

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Tionesta Students Win In State School Bus Safety Poster Contest

PennDOT officials and the Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday honored eleven students as winners of the state’s 2013 School Bus Safety Poster Contest. The winners included Slade Gilbert and Chevelle Hinderliter, both of whom are students at West Forest Elementary School in Tionesta. The theme for this year’s contest, “At My Stop – You Stop,” stressed the…

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Fourth Red Sox-Cards World Series Begins Wednesday Night At Fenway Park

Major League Baseball’s 109th World Series, the fourth match-up between the Boston Red Sox and the St. Louis Cardinals, begins Wednesday night at Fenway Park in Boston. Boston’s Jon Lester (15-8) is scheduled to face the Cardinals’ Cy Young Award candidate Adam Wainwright (19-9).  The pessimistic weather forecast calls for a 40 percent chance of rain and temperatures in…

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Woman Accused Of Shooting Dog While It Runs Toward A Teenage Girl

A Cherrytree Township woman faces a reckless endangerment charge after she allegedly shot a dog which was running toward its teenage owner. State Police officials who are investigating did not release the name of the 50 year-old suspect. Police say the incident occurred at a location along Old Route 8 in Cherrytree Township late Monday…

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Tidioute Man Held In Disappearance Of 14 Year-Old Girl

A Tidioute man is being charged in the disappearance of a teenage girl who was the subject of a missing persons report over the weekend. Authorities say 18 year-old William Christian faces charges of the interference of the custody of a child and the concealment of the whereabouts of a child. Police officials say they…

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Powerball Jackpot Estimated At $216 Million

Powerball Lottery officials have estimated the annuity value of the jackpot in Wednesday’s drawing of the game at $216 million. The cash value of the prize was estimated at $124.8 million. Pennsylvania Lottery officials tell us that, in the most recent drawing held Saturday, two lottery players had purchased tickets in this state which contained…

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