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Meadville Area Searched For Two Convenience Store Robbers

Police officials in Crawford County were searching Friday morning for two men who robbed a Meadville-area convenience store at gunpoint. The incident occurred shortly after 2:30 AM Friday at a store on Route 322 in Vernon Township just west of Meadville.  Two cashiers told police the men pulled a silver handgun on them, demanded and…

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Judge Restores Much Of Pennsylvania’s Tobacco Settlement Fund Money

A judge in Philadelphia on Thursday restored about $120 million of the money Pennsylvania will receive from the Tobacco Settlement Fund. The ruling by Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge Patricia McInerney means the state would receive about $270 million this year.  Originally, that figure stood at $330 million, but last fall an arbitration board ruled that…

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Trout Season Begins Saturday For Remainder Of Pennsylvania

Saturday (April 12) will mark the opening of the 2014 trout season for all of the Pennsylvania counties which were not granted early starts two weeks ago. Since the middle of February, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission and many volunteers have been busy stocking the state’s waterways with brook, brown and rainbow trout.  Before…

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Groundbreaking For New Venango County Humane Society Shelter Set For Saturday Morning

Groundbreaking for the new Venango County Humane Society shelter is scheduled for Saturday morning (April 12). After numerous delays and several changes in the proposed location for the new site, construction contracts were finalized about a week ago, and the new shelter will be built near the former Cranberry High School/Christian Life Academy building on South…

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State Revenue Department To Be Open Extra Hours Until April 15 Tax Deadline

As the April 15 tax deadline approaches, the state Department of Revenue will offer extended hours to help those filing their forms. The department’s Taxpayer Service and Information Center will be open weekdays from 7:30 AM until 7:00 PM through next Tuesday, and this Saturday from 8:00 AM until 4:00 PM. Help is available online…

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Homers By Alvarez, Snider Lead Bucs To Come-From-Behind 5-4 Victory At Chicago

Travis Snider slammed a two-run, pinch-hit home run, and Pedro Alvarez followed with a go-ahead, three-run longball in a five-run seventh inning that lifted the Pittsburgh Pirates to a come-from-behind 5-4 win over the Cubs on Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The victory highlighted the Bucs’ third straight 2-games-to-one series win to start…

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Steelers Release Preliminary Look At 2014 Preseason Schedule

The Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday released the first information regarding their 2014 preseason football schedule. Dates and times have not yet been worked out. Home games at Heinz Field will have the Steelers hosting the Buffalo Bills in preseason week two and the Carolina Panthers in week four.  Road games will be scheduled against the…

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State Senate Passes Bill To Ban Cash Gifts To Public Officials And Employees

The state Senate has passed a measure banning cash gifts to lawmakers and government employees. The Senate bill would prevent the acceptance of cash gifts for all state and local public officials and employees.  Cash gifts of $250 or more would result in felony charges. Amounts under $250 would lead to misdemeanors. The measure, sponsored…

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Lawmakers Call For Marcellus Shale Severance Tax To Benefit Public Education

As a new state budget year approaches, calls for taxing the drillers of Marcellus shale natural gas are increasing in Harrisburg. A bipartisan group of state Senators and Representatives joined together this week to call for a severance tax on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania to help fund public education. Democratic Senator Vincent Hughes says…

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Fire Rips Through A Mobile Home In Plum Township

Six fire companies responded to a mobile home fire in northern Venango County late Wednesday night. The blaze on Ridgeview Road in Plum Township was reported around 11:30 PM.  Crews remained on the scene for about four hours. No injuries were reported.  No damage estimate was available.  No other details were released.

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