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PennDOT Safety Patrol Vehicles Now Have A Sponsor And A New Look

Those PennDOT safety vehicles that patrol major Pennsylvania highways are sporting a new look these days. The update goes hand-in-hand with a new PennDOT partnership with a leading insurance company to sponsor the vehicles. Radio PA News reports that Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley has announced that the agreement should save the state nearly eleven percent…

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Some Pennsylvania Drivers Must Now Pass A Physical At License Renewal Time

When your Pennsylvania driver’s license comes up for renewal, you may find there is an additional requirement. The Mature Drivers Re-examination Program requires some motorists over the age of 45 to undergo a physical examination as a condition for license renewal. If you are selected, the notice requiring your exam will arrive in the same mailing as…

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Survey Finds Skipping Drivers Education Can Lead To More Vehicle Crashes

A new survey finds that teenagers who skip driver’s education are involved in more automobile crashes and receive more driving citations. The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds that, as fewer new motorists participate in driver’s education, those teens are more vulnerable to being involved in crashes than are their peers who take the formal…

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Erie Man Hospitalized After Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 8 In Victory Township

An Erie man was hospitalized locally on Monday afternoon following a two-vehicle crash on Route 8 in Victory Township in southern Venango County. State Police officials say 34 year-old Eric Phillips was trapped in his pickup and had to be freed by first responders before he could be transported to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry. Troopers…

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PENN STATE”S POSTSEASON FOOTBALL BAN DECLARED OVER

The NCAA announced on Monday that they have lifted the ban on postseason participation for Penn State University’s football program. The announcement came just moments after such a recommendation was made in an annual report by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell, who had been assigned as the school’s “athletics integrity monitor.”  Penn State will also…

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New Report Criticizes Pennsylvania’s Pension System

A new report criticizes the pension system that exists for state workers in Pennsylvania. Radio PA News reveals that the report comes from the Urban Institute, a non-partisan think tank based in Washington, D.C.  One criticism relates to a disadvantage that has emerged for those planning to remain on the job past the 25-year mark. Senior Fellow…

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State Legislature Holds Hearing On Issues Related To The Elderly

A recent joint state House-Senate hearing centered on issues affecting older Pennsylvanians and those who care for them. Radio PA News reports that a major focus of the hearing was on the desire of seniors to “age in place,” that is, to remain in their homes and in familiar surroundings for as long as possible. Senator…

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Oil City Man Accused Of Threatening A Woman And Her Dogs With A Gun

An Oil City man was charged over the weekend after he allegedly pointed a gun at a woman during a domestic dispute and then allegedly threatened to shoot the woman’s dogs. Oil City Police say the incidents occurred early Saturday morning at a residence on the 400-block of Central Avenue. Police say 35 year-old James…

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Oil City Man Charged With Exposing Himself To His Neighbors

An Oil City man faces charges after neighbors turned over to police photos they had taken of his exploits around his property on Crawford Street. Police say 54 year-old John Staub is accused of repeatedly wandering around while naked or in his underwear, and of making provocative advances toward female neighbors. Oil City Police say…

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Four Escape Injury When Car Travels Through Stop Sign At I-80 Barkeyville Exit

Four occupants of a car from Michigan escaped injury early Saturday morning when their vehicle traveled through the stop sign at the end of an Interstate 80 off-ramp in Barkeyville and drove over an embankment. State Police accident investigators say 19 year-old Batyr Karayev, from White Lake, Michigan, was headed eastbound on I-80 shortly before…

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