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Federal Officials Approve Pennsylvania Medicaid Expansion Plan

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday announced their approval of Pennsylvania’s proposed Medicaid expansion plan. The Affordable Care Act included an expansion plan that would provide billions of dollars to the nation’s states, but here in Pennsylvania the Corbett administration said it would accept the money only under terms that included…

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Man Out On Bail On Venango County Charges Is Accused Of Rape In Clarion County

A New Bethlehem man, who had met bail conditions and was free while awaiting a hearing in Venango County amid accusations that he allegedly tried to pay a minor to perform sexual acts, has been charged in Clarion County with rape. State Police officials at the Clarion station say 24 year-old Douglas Greenawalt was charged Thursday with…

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Franklin Woman Charged With Assaulting Man With Baseball Bat

A Franklin woman has been charged with assault and disorderly conduct after she was accused of hitting a man in the head with an aluminum baseball bat. Franklin City Police officials say 35 year-old Angel Spencer was arrested Wednesday night after an incident at a residence on the 1400-block of Chestnut Street in Franklin.  The…

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Labor Day Travel Expected To Increase By 1.3 Percent Over Last Year

AAA Travel is estimating that Labor Day weekend travel will increase by about 1.3 percent over the same holiday weekend last year. That would mean that about 34.7 million Americans would travel fifty or more miles from home sometime between midnight Friday and midnight on Monday.  Nearly 86 percent of those travelers will reach their destinations…

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Corry Man Injured In Rollover Crash On Dirt Road In Cherrytree Township

Police officials say a Corry man was injured in a rollover crash on a section of dirt road in Cherrytree Township shortly before midnight Wednesday night. The State Police tell KQW that a pickup driven by 19 year-old Stephen Hosier went out of control. spun out and traveled off the left side of Dempseytown-Gresham Road.  The truck…

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Tionesta Woman Injured In One-Vehicle Crash In President Township

A Tionesta woman was injured when she crashed her S-U-V on Route 62 in President Township. State Police troopers say the vehicle driven by 75 year-old Diana Agren traveled off the left side of the highway and rolled over. Injuries were described as “moderate.”  Agren was taken to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry.

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Unoccupied Car Crosses Route 257, Hits Drive-Through Bank

State Police officials are saying that a car that crossed Route 257 and crashed at a drive-through bank in Cranberry Township on Tuesday afternoon was empty. Troopers say a car owned by a Franklin woman drifted from its parking space, traveled down an embankment, crossed the highway and came to rest against a drive-through pillar.  The pillar…

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Unemployment Slightly Higher In Most Of The Oil Region In July

Unemployment numbers in most of the Oil Region were slightly higher in July, according to figures released this week by the state’s Department of Labor and Industry. Venango and Mercer Counties both showed increases to 5.8 percent unemployment in July, while Crawford County’s number climbed to 6.3 percent. The smallest increases in this area occurred…

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Titusville Man, Three Oil Companies To Pay $250,000 For Clean Stream, Waste Management And Oil & Gas Act Violations

The Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday a settlement in which a Titusville man and three companies he owns will pay $250,000 in penalties for violations of the Oil and Gas Act, the Clean Stream Law and the Solid Waste Management Act. William Henderson  and three companies which he operates were accused of the unauthorized…

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UPDATE: Grove City Armed Robbery And College Lockdown

Additional information released on Tuesday morning’s lockdown of Grove City College has revealed that one of the two suspects in an early morning armed robbery had already been arrested, and police feared the second man may have been armed and hiding on the school campus. The day’s events began shortly after 6:00 AM when two…

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