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Other State Lawmakers Propose Severance Tax On Natural Gas Drilling

Another group of state lawmakers has unveiled legislation to impose a severance tax on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus shale region. The prime sponsors of the bill are three Democrats from the Philadelphia area.  State Senator Art Haywood tells Radio PA News he is being joined by Senators Larry Farnese and Vincent Hughes in…

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Oil City Man Jailed In Shooting Death Of His Wife

An Oil City man was arrested over the weekend and was charged in the shooting death of his wife at the couple’s home on Saturday night. Oil City Police say 49 year-old Jeffrey Goodman, Sr. is accused of killing Cathy Goodman by shooting her in the head with a hunting rifle.  Officials tell KQW the incident occurred…

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Patriarch Of California-To-Venango County Marijuana Operation Sentenced To State Prison

The former Franklin man said to be one of the organizers of an operation that shipped marijuana packages through the mail from California to Venango County for nearly a year was sentenced Friday to two-and-a-half to ten years in state prison. 69 year-old Dean Graham did receive credit for about seven-and-a-half months already served. Graham,…

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Fire Destroys Clarion County Mobile Home

Firefighters from five companies, including some who had spent all of Thursday night battling a massive fire in Emlenton, were unable to save a mobile home from a blaze that roared through it in northern Clarion County late Friday morning. The residence on Miola Road in Highland Township between Clarion and Cook Forest was reported…

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Ohio Man Charged In Physical Assault On Rocky Grove Woman

An Ohio man was charged late last week in a reported physical assault on a Rocky Grove woman at her home on Park Avenue. Sugarcreek Borough Police say 26 year-old Richard Pankey, from Hubbard, has been charged with simple assault, making terroristic threats and theft by unlawful taking in an incident they say occurred on…

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Powerball Jackpot To Soar To At Least $450 Million

The annuity value of the Powerball Lottery jackpot is expected to soar to at least $450 million by the game’s next drawing Wednesday night. Powerball officials say no one selected all the numbers drawn in Saturday’s game.  They are estimating the one-time cash jackpot for Wednesday game will climb to at least $304.1 million. One…

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Major Fire Destroys Old Emlenton Mill And Affects Homes And Other Businesses

Firefighters from five different counties spent the entire night battling a fire that began in the historic Old Emlenton Mill on Main Street in Emlenton in southern Venango County, and threatened nearby homes and other businesses. The blaze broke out around 10:00 PM Thursday, destroyed the Mill complex and spread hot ash to buildings at…

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Franklin Residents, Meadville Man Seriously Hurt In Meadville-Area Crash

Two Franklin residents and a Meadville man were injured Thursday afternoon in a serious two-vehicle crash near Meadville. A Vernon Township official says the incident occurred around 1:30 PM when a vehicle driven by Roger Turner, from Franklin, crossed the center line of Mercer Pike and was hit by a pickup operated by Larry Lambert,…

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Gov. Wolf Nominates Two For Pennsylvania Supreme Court

New Governor Tom Wolf has made a pair of appointments to fill two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Wolf this week nominated Centre County Judge Thomas Kistler and Ken Gormley, the Dean of the Duquesne University School of Law, to seats on the state’s highest court.  Political experts say the nominees are both likely to be approved…

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Oil City Plans Friday Night Snow Removal On Seneca Street; PennDOT Tells Residents: Keep Snow Off The Roads

Oil City officials say an all-night snow removal project is scheduled for Friday night (2/6) on Seneca Street on the city’s North Side from Duncomb Street to Justus Park. Any parking meters on the street will be “bagged” by the Oil City Police Department beginning at 8:00 PM, and any vehicle left on the street…

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