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Accused Franklin Car Thief Sought In Michigan

A woman who police say stole a car and other items in Franklin and drove to Michigan is the subject of a search which now includes United States Marshals. Franklin City Police say 29 year-old Rachel Shotts, whom they list as a transient, entered a New Street home last Friday afternoon while the occupant of…

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Worker Hurt At Oil City Plant; Employee Trapped Under Metal Piping

An unidentified worker was treated at an area hospital late Tuesday afternoon following an accident at an industrial plant on Oil City’s North Side. Reports reveal that the employee’s legs became trapped under some metal piping sometime around 5:00 PM Tuesday.  After co-workers freed the trapped employee, the accident victim was transported to UPMC Northwest…

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Medical Marijuana Measure Reintroduced In Harrisburg

Legislation to legalize marijuana for medical use in Pennsylvania has been reintroduced in the state Senate. Such a bill won rather solid Senate approval in the last legislative session, but was never brought up for a vote in the House of Representatives. Senators Daylin Leach and Mike Folmer have brought back the legislation, and Folmer…

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Liquor Privatization Talks Resume In The State Legislature

With a new legislative session in Harrisburg, the debate over liquor privatization has resumed. A plan to phase out state wine and spirits stores passed the state House about two years ago, but was shut down in the Senate.  Now, some House Republicans have listed privatization among their top priorities.  House Majority Leader Dave Reed told…

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Forecasters: Punxsutawney Phil To Be Greeted By Snow And Single Digits Temperatures

With Groundhog Day ready to be observed in Punxsutawney on Monday (2/2), weather forecasters have delivered a prognostication that would prompt revelers to bundle up warmly. Along with a prediction for snow showers, the long-range forecast on Tuesday called for a morning low temperature of three degrees next Monday. Each February 2, thousands of people…

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Bill Would Require Drivers Of Large Trucks To Clean Snow And Ice Off Their Vehicles

A state Senator has reintroduced a bill that would require truck drivers to clear the ice and snow from their vehicles before they take to Pennsylvania roadways. Senator Lisa Boscola tells Radio PA News her bill would provide for fines for drivers of trucks weighing more than 48,000 pounds if they fail to clear snow…

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Late Winter Highway Project On Interstate 79 Begins Monday

Despite the fact that we are in the middle of winter, PennDOT says motorists on one section of Interstate 79 should expect delays due to a highway construction project beginning Monday, February 2. An emergency pipe repair project which is expected to continue through late March will begin Monday at 7:00 AM.  Crews will be…

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Zac Rinaldo Suspended For Eight Games For Hit On Penguins’ Kris Letang; Pens’ Sidney Crosby To Miss Tuesday’s Game

The National Hockey League on Monday suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo for eight games without pay for boarding Pittsburgh’s Kris Letang in a game last Tuesday. Letang missed a game the following day for fear that he might have sustained a concussion.  The Penguins have since been idle because of the NHL’s All-Star Game. …

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Irwin Township Couple Charged With Manufacturing Methamphetamine

An Irwin Township couple have been charged for allegedly making methamphetamine at their home in southern Venango County. Officials say they charged 38 year-old Joseph Cooke and 52 year-old Zetha Martin after serving a warrant at their home on Duncan Road on Friday.  The investigation was started after the couple was accused of making numerous…

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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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