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Bald Eagle Nest Count Hits Modern Record High In Pennsylvania

Just in time for the Fourth of July holiday comes a report on the resurgence in Pennsylvania of one of the nation’s enduring symbols – the bald eagle. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s annual mid-year survey shows that 277 bald eagle nests have been reported in the state.  That would mark a modern day record, topping…

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Wolf Vetoes Liquor Privatization Bill, School Funding Measures

Governor Tom Wolf pulled out his veto pen again on Thursday, beginning with a veto of a Republican-backed liquor system privatization bill. The Democratic Governor said selling off the state liquor store system is not a good business decision, and he said the move would have led to higher prices. The plan would have phased…

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Truck Crashes Into Wine And Spirits Store Near Clarion

State-employed crews raced to secure a wine and spirits shop near Clarion on Thursday afternoon after a pickup crashed through four windows in front of the store. State Police officials say the driver of the truck was pulling into a parking space in front of a state store in a plaza in Monroe Township when…

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Oil City Seeks $14 Million In Loans For Water And Sewer Improvements

Oil City has begun the process toward being approved for the loans for a major upgrade to the city’s water and sewage systems. The initial plan is to apply for a pair of 25-year loans totaling some $14 million.  Reports indicate the updates will cost at least $12 million. Among the scheduled jobs will be the replacement…

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Bridge Replacement On Patchel Run Road, Resurfacing In Crawford And Forest Counties To Start Soon

PennDOT says a bridge replacement project on Patchel Run Road in Jackson Township should begin next week. The 27-foot box beam bridge spans Wolf Run, and is located just north of Bowman Road. The project is set to begin on Tuesday, July 7 and run through mid-August.  The posted detour will utilize Meadville Pike and…

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Highway Traffic Expected To Increase Over 4th Of July; Officials To Also Stress Safe Boating

Nearly 42 million Americans are expected to travel fifty or more miles from home this holiday weekend. That would mark an increase of about seven-tenths of one percent from the Fourth of July holiday last year. One-and-a-half million Pennsylvanians will travel by car this weekend, and most travelers will find gasoline prices in most areas to…

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Files Suit Against Golden Living Centers’ Parent Company

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has announced that their Health Care Section has filed a legal action against the parent corporation of subsidiary Golden Living Centers, which operates 36 nursing home facilities in Pennsylvania. The suit names Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC, and claims that Golden Living Centers violated the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer…

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Governor, Lawmakers Vow To Resume Budget Talks; Non-Profits Would Suffer Under Lengthy Delay

After a very brief meeting on Wednesday, the first day of the state’s new fiscal year and just hours after Democratic Governor Tom Wolf had vetoed a Republican-led budget proposal, the Governor and state lawmakers promised to resume budget talks. No Democrats voted to approve the $30 billion spending plan.  Both houses of the state…

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Weather Service Confirms Microburst Near Clarion On Tuesday Evening

The National Weather Service has confirmed that is was a microburst that caused considerable damages between Clarion and Strattanville early Tuesday night. The winds measuring close to 70 miles per hour ripped the roof off one business in Clarion Township, threw debris into neighboring yards and uprooted numerous trees. The incident seemed to have affected…

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Oil City Woman Injured In Northern Venango County Rollover

An Oil City-area woman was injured early Tuesday morning in a rollover crash in Oilcreek Township in northern Venango County. State Police officials tell KQW that a vehicle driven by 35 year-old Cynthia Richar went out of control on the crest of a hill on Jerusalem Corners Road.  The vehicle traveled off the right side of…

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