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Rebert Starts Appeal Process

The Emporium man convicted of killing a Brockway couple in 2010 has filed post sentence relief motions.Last month, Steven Rebert was sentenced to four consecutive life sentences for killing Wayne and Vicky Shugar.The post sentence relief motions are the first step in the appeal process. Judge John Foradora is expected…

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Thompson, Others to Salazar:Expand Offshore Energy Production

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson today joined 182 Members in sending a bipartisan letter to Department of the Interior Secretary Ken Salazar requesting new, expanded access to offshore energy production in order to encourage new job creation, reduce America’s reliance on foreign energy and generate new revenue.…

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Truck Hits Utility Pole

A Kersey woman escaped injury in an accident earlier this month on Cuneo Road in Fox Township.Police say a pickup truck driven by 54-year-old Cindy Taylor went out of control on loose gravel on the road, and then hit a utility pole.The pickup had to be towed from the scene.…

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Frustration at Foster Township Meeting

Anger and frustration freely flowed into and infiltrated last night’s Foster Township supervisors meeting, when the better part of two hours was taken up by a variety of sewer line-related issues.Even before supervisors introduced a motion to appoint a township engineer, residents – who packed the meeting room in the…

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Causer: Budget Needs Careful Study

HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled his 2012-13 state budget proposal before a joint session of the General Assembly on Tuesday, said Rep. Martin Causer (R-Turtlepoint).The $27.1 billion plan includes no new or increased taxes and represents a 0.1 percent reduction in spending when compared to the current year’s budget.…

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Marilla Winter Trek on Saturday

Come rain or snow or shine – the Marilla Winter Trek will take place on Saturday. The annual event, now in its third year, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the Marilla Reservoir, located five miles west of the City of Bradford on Route 346. Sponsored by…

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Marcellus Shale Bill Passes in Senate

The state Senate passed a Marcellus Shale regulatory and impact fee measure this morning.A six-member conference committee of Republican and Democratic lawmakers from both chambers gave a party-lines approval to the measure Monday evening.The fee is projected to raise more than $190 million retroactively for 2011, and should rise $333…

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AG: House Arrest is Not a House Party

Jerry Sandusky wants copies of secret grand jury testimony to help him prepare for trial on charges he sexually abused 10 boys.Sandusky’s lawyer Joe Amendola has filed a court motion seeking transcripts of testimony by any witness the attorney general intends to call to testify.This hearing will be added to…

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Governor Unveils 2012-13 Budget

Harrisburg –Governor Tom Corbett today unveiled his 2012-13 budget to the General Assembly, asking legislators to continue the path of fiscal restraint and to encourage free enterprise for a more prosperous Pennsylvania.“Last year, we accomplished much of real consequence. For the first time in 40 years, we spent less,’’ Corbett…