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Polk Man Arrested A Second Time On Meth Manufacturing Charges

A Polk-area man has been arrested for a second time on charges related to the manufacturing of methamphetamine – this time in Mercer County. 39 year-old Louis Irwin III was charged Tuesday night by State Police in an investigation at a location near Grove City.  Charges before a district magisterial judge in Mercer County include the…

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House Health Committee Chairman Says He Will Not Take Up State’s Medical Marijuana Measure

The chairman of the state House committee where the Senate’s new medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent says he has no plans to take up the bill. Representative Matt Baker, from Tioga County, the chairman of the House Health Committee, says the state legislature has never approved a drug contrary to the approval process…

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Route 666 Reopens

PennDOT says the section of Route 666 in Forest County which had been closed since late fall has reopened to traffic. The highway had been closed since December 9 from Mayburg Road in Kingsley Township to Minister Road in Howe Township for the replacement of a bridge damaged in flooding last June.  The bridge spanned Porcupine…

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Someone Steals Marker From Child’s Grave In Sandycreek Township

State Police officials are looking for leads into the disappearance of a burial marker from a child’s grave at a cemetery in Sandycreek Township. Investigators say the theft was discovered on Tuesday, but may have occurred as far back as last September 17. The theft took place at Graham Cemetery along Belmar Road.  The investigation is…

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Incumbents To Run Again In November For Venango County Commissioner

Two incumbents will be on the ballot in November looking to remain as Venango County commissioners, facing a former commissioner and a newcomer in the general election. In Tuesday’s primaries, Republican incumbents Vince Witherup and Tim Brooks held off three challengers for their party’s nominations.  They will face former commissioner Deb Lutz and political rookie…

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Two Incumbent Commissioners Are Also Re-nominated In Clarion County

As was the case in Venango County on Tuesday, the two Clarion County commissioners who are seeking reelection were nominated by their parties in the spring primary elections. Wayne Brosius received a nod from the Republican Party, and Gregory Faller was re-nominated by the Democrats.  George “Butch” Campbell did not run for reelection. Brosius and…

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Barbara Litten Nominated To Return As District Attorney In Forest County

Barbara Litten, who served as Forest County District Attorney from 2003 through 2007, was nominated by Republican voters on Tuesday to return to that position. Litten received about 55 percent of the vote to approximately 34 percent for her opponent, Paul Rockwell.  Ironically, Litten had been appointed to the D.A. post when Rockwell resigned in…

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Grove City Man Faces Life In Prison In Second-Degree Murder Conviction

A Grove City man faces an automatic sentence of life in prison after having been convicted of second-degree murder in a Mercer County Court trial. 24 year-old Ryan Bowers was also found guilty of robbery, burglary and conspiracy. Bowers was convicted in the death of 60 year-old Michael Johns, of Pine Township, whose body was…

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Two Hurt In Collision On Route 8 In Cornplanter Township

Two people were injured late Tuesday afternoon when a pickup slammed into the rear of a car that was stopped to make a left turn into the parking lot of a Cornplanter Township convenience store. State Police officials say  the incident happened on Route 8 just after 4:30 PM when a truck operated by 19…

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Property Tax Reduction Plan To Be Introduced In The State Senate

A Democratic Senator is ready to introduce new legislation he says will lower property taxes by fifty percent once state lawmakers return to session next month. State Senator Vincent Hughes told Radio PA News on Tuesday his measure is modeled after Governor Tom Wolf’s proposal which differs from the House of Representatives’ plan in a…

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