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FEMA Urges Attention To National Preparedness Month

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is urging us to review this month what we need to know and do in the event of an emergency. September is National Preparedness Month, and it is stressing this year the necessary steps to ensure readiness if the need to evacuate arises. FEMA regional administrator Mary Ann Tierney tells Radio…

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Cochranton Woman Accused Of Drug Sales, Keeping Money From Undercover State Trooper

A Cochranton woman faces charges after she was accused by the State Police with selling drugs to an undercover officer and of keeping money furnished by law enforcement for one of the buys. Investigators claim that arrangements were made on three different occasions for the undercover trooper to purchase drugs through 28 year-old Lindsay Baker,…

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Bonuses Available To Veterans Of Operations Desert Shield And Desert Storm

Veterans who served in the Persian Gulf Theatre are eligible to receive bonuses from the state. Those who served in Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm may apply for bonuses of up to $525.  Joan Nissley, a spokesperson for the state Department of Veterans and Military Affairs, tells Radio PA News the bonuses are based…

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Meadville Man Dies In Labor Day Weekend Crash

One of the victims of a fatal Labor Day weekend crash in Pennsylvania was a Meadville-area man who died when his vehicle slammed into a tree after it left Route 322 early Sunday morning. Police investigators identified the deceased as Kyle Gillette.  A 17 year-old male passenger was treated for minor injuries at Meadville Medical…

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DuBois Woman To Be Charged With Fraudulently Obtaining Prescription Drugs At UPMC Northwest Emergency Room

State Police officials in Venango County say they will be filing charges against a DuBois woman for fraudulently obtaining prescription drugs from the emergency room of a local hospital through the use of false identification. Police have not released the real name of their suspect. Officials tell KQW that the woman arrived with her two young…

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Pleasantville Resident Bilked Of $2000 Through Grandparent Phone Scam

State Police officials continue to urge residents to not be taken in by the so-called “grandparent scam.” A Pleasantville resident lost $2,000 due to the scam last week. Similar to many other scams reported recently, the Pleasantville resident was contacted by telephone by an individual who said that $2,000 was needed to keep the victim’s grandson…

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Juveniles Charged In Thefts Of Golf Carts And An ATV In Sugarcreek Borough

Charges have been filed against six juveniles in the thefts of numerous golf carts from a golf course in the Galloway area in June and July. Over the course of an investigation by Sugarcreek Borough Police, the vehicles were eventually found in wooded areas outside Rocky Grove and near Two Mile Run County Park.  Some…

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State Welfare Secretary Speaks Up On State’s New Medicaid Plan

It is being hailed as an historic agreement by the Corbett administration, as the federal government has given its conditional approval to a state-specific plan to reform Medicaid, but a top official says it should not be confused with an expansion. The current Medicaid program will change from fourteen benefit plans to both low and…

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State Looks At Noise Associated With Natural Gas Processing

The state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources is taking a closer look at the noise produced by the processing of natural gas and how it may impact nearby wildlife and people. An acoustics professor from Penn State University has spent two weeks recording a natural gas compressor in a state forest in the north-central part of…

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PennDOT Announces Road Work For First Week In September

PennDOT officials have announced a short schedule of maintenance work for the shortened work week that begins after Labor Day. In addition to ongoing repaving projects,  the jobs are scheduled to include crack sealing on Route 8 in the Barkeyville area, patching on Route 268 near Emlenton, ditch work along Rockland Road in Rockland Township…

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