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Legislation Proposed To Turn Responsibility For Issuing Antlerless Deer Licenses Over To The Game Commission

Proposed legislation would change the way antlerless deer hunting licenses are issued in Pennsylvania. The bill would give the responsibility for distributing the licenses to the state Game Commission.  Currently, they are only issued through county treasurers’ offices. Bill sponsor Representative Gerald Mullery tells Radio PA News the current system is antiquated. Mullery says licenses for…

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National Fuel Drops Gas Supply Charge By 12 Percent In Quarterly Adjustment Filing

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation announced Friday that they will be lowering their gas supply charge by more than 12 percent (12.23%). The new rate becomes effective Sunday (Feb. 1). The decrease in the rate reflects a quarterly adjustment made by the company, which is required to pass on to its customers, dollar-for-dollar, the costs…

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Wind Chill Advisory Posted Through Saturday Morning

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has issued a Wind Chill Advisory which they say will be in effect from 7:00 PM Friday evening (1/30) through 10:00 AM Saturday morning (1/31). A Wind Chill Advisory means that a combination of very cold air and strong wind will produce low wind chill readings.  This could result in…

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Governor Wolf Reinstates Drilling Ban In State Parks And Forests

New Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order on Thursday which bans the issuance of new oil and gas leases in state parks and forests. That order reinstates a similar moratorium originally put into place in 2010, but lifted under the administration of Governor Tom Corbett. In signing the order, Wolf said this is…

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Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord Resigns; Reports Immediately Surface About Alleged Investigation Into Campaign Funds

Nearly immediately after Thursday’s unexpected announcement by Pennsylvania’s state treasurer Rob McCord that he has resigned, effective February 12, media reports began to surface regarding an alleged investigation into missing campaign funds and McCord’s possible involvement. McCord has been state treasurer for about six years.  Last spring, he unsuccessfully ran for the Democratic nomination for Governor…

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Oil City Man Pleads Guilty To Indecent Assault Charges Involving Three Young Girls

An Oil City man has entered guilty pleas to two counts in a case in which he was accused of inappropriate conduct with three young girls. 64 year-old Richard Keltz had originally faced 27 charges.  Among the charges which were dropped were counts of rape and aggravated indecent assault. Keltz had been accused of inappropriate…

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Winter Weather Advisory Posted Through Friday Morning

The National Weather Service has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for the Oil Region, effective until 10:00 AM Friday morning (1/30). A wintry mix of snow, rain and freezing rain is expected throughout Thursday afternoon, and is expected to change to all snow early Thursday evening. There could be a thin accumulation of ice developing on…

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Nine Homeless, Post Office Destroyed In Fire In Western Crawford County

Nine people were left homeless and a postal office was destroyed in a fire that leveled two buildings in Adamsville in Crawford County on Wednesday night. One report indicates that thirty fire departments responded to the scene on the 39-hundred block of Main Street in Adamsville.  Several apartments were totaled in the fire.  Also destroyed…

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State Senator Wants To Raise Minimum Wage To $10.10

The state legislature last raised Pennsylvania’s minimum wage in 2006.  It remains at $7.25 an hour, and now a state Senator wants to bump it up to $10.10. Democrat Christine Tartaglione also wants to have the tipped wage made equal to seventy percent of the standard minimum by the start of next year. Tartaglione says…

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Senator Boscola Once Again Criticizes State Police For Crackdown On Super Bowl Pools

A state Senator has once again criticized the Pennsylvania State Police for conducting raids on non-profit organizations who were conducting Super Bowl pools in her district. Senator Lisa Boscola, from Northampton and Lehigh Counties, says legislation signed last year allows such sports betting by non-profit groups under the state’s small games of chance law.  Boscola aired…

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