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Oil City Woman Injured In Bredinsburg Road Rollover

An Oil City woman was hurt Friday morning when her car traveled off a Cranberry Township road and rolled over. State Police accident investigators tell KQW the incident occurred shortly after 9:00 AM Friday on Bredinsburg Road.  The driver, 35 year-old Mandi Nason, was headed west and apparently had trouble maneuvering on wet pavement on…

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New Supervisor Named For Allegheny National Forest

A new supervisor for the Allegheny National Forest was named on Friday. Sherry Tune will assume her new duties on November 17.  Since February, 2012, Tune has served as forest supervisor for Mendocino National Forest in California. Tune will replace Erin Connelly, who announced in March she was leaving the post and moving west to…

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Oil City Man Seriously Hurt When Hit By Car On Route 8 South Of Franklin

An Oil City man was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital early Thursday night after he was hit by a car while he was apparently walking on the highway on the Route 8 four-lanes in Victory Township south of Franklin. State Police officials tell KQW that 30 year-old Jeremy Sweetapple was seriously injured in the incident.…

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Franklin Man Arrested In Basement Of Buffalo Street Residence

Franklin City Police report that a Franklin man was arrested Wednesday after having been found in the basement of someone else’s home. Apparently, a neighbor had notified police that it was feared that a break-in had occurred at a home on the 100-block of Buffalo Street in Franklin.  A resident of the house in question…

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State Senate Ends 2014 Legislative Session; House To Return For Monday Only

Pennsylvania’s Senate finished their work in the current legislative session with a flurry of votes this week. Senators gave their final stamp of approval to bills that would create a prescription drug data base, prevent crime victims from being revictimized by outspoken offenders and broaden the definition of who can challenge local gun laws. All three…

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Sandy Lake Woman Injured In Rollover On Georgetown Road

A Sandy Lake woman was taken to a Meadville hospital Thursday afternoon after a rollover accident on Georgetown Road in Mercer County. State Police officials say a vehicle operated by 45 year-old Cheryl Rowland left the road around 3:00 PM Thursday, traveled into a ditch and rolled over. Accident investigators had no specific injury report. …

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Governor Sent Measure To Allow Many Pennsylvanians To Remain Eligible For State’s Property Tax And Rent Rebate Program

Legislation has been sent to the desk of Governor Tom Corbett that is intended to allow many Pennsylvanians to remain eligible for the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program if Social Security cost-of-living increases should bump their SSI receipts above state eligibility limits. The bill’s sponsor, state Representative Michele Brooks, whose office represents parts of Crawford, Mercer and…

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State Senate Votes On NRA Lawsuits And Pigeon Shoots

The state Senate passed a couple of amendments related to gun owners on Wednesday night. The amendments include a ban on popular pigeon shoots and a measure that gives groups like the National Rifle Association the legal standing to sue local governments over strict gun laws. The measures were passed on to the state House…

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Governor Signs Legislation For Increased Screenings Of Newborns

Governor Tom Corbett has signed a bill to expand the requirements for screenings of newborns in Pennsylvania. It’s known as “Hannah’s Law” in honor of a Bucks County girl who was born with a rare disorder that could have been slowed with what is called a cord blood transplant.  By the time the girl was…

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Amendment To Prohibit Deductions Of Political Contributions And Union Dues From Public School Employees Fails In State Senate

Concerning an issue that has caused friction between state Senate Republican leaders and some rank-and-file members, an amendment aimed at “paycheck protection” fell short in the Senate on Wednesday. The amendment would have stopped automatic deductions of political contributions or union membership dues from the wages of public school employees. Radio PA News reports that Senator…

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