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Lawmakers, police chiefs clash over secrecy of officer names

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawmakers thought they were doing police a favor when they passed a measure that would keep secret for two months the name of any officer involved in an on-duty shooting.

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Saturday 01/24/2015
1st significant winter storm heads toward Northeast corridor
Posted: January 24, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fast-moving coastal storm is forecast to blast several major cities in the Northeast with a mix of snow, sleet and rain on Saturday in the season’s first real taste of winter along the busy Interstate 95 corridor.

Wednesday 12/31/2014
No newspaper today
Posted: December 31, 2014

The Derrick and the News-Herald will not be published today. Have a happy New Year!

Thursday 12/25/2014
No newspaper today
Posted: December 25, 2014

The Derrick and the News-Herald will not be published today. Have a happy and safe Christmas!

Tuesday 11/04/2014
Pa. absentee ballot requests drop sharply from 2010
Updated: November 04, 2014 - 4:19 pm

HARRISBURG — When the polls opened this morning, thousands of Pennsylvanians had already voted. But the number of people voting by absentee ballot is far below what it was in 2010, the previous election for governor.

Pa. governor's race enters final hours
Updated: November 04, 2014 - 4:19 pm

LITITZ, Pa. — Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf shook hands and courted voters today in the final hours of a campaign that smashed the state’s spending record.

Toledo mayor lifts water ban in northwest Ohio
Posted: August 04, 2014

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A water ban that had hundreds of thousands of people in Ohio and Michigan scrambling for drinking water has been lifted, Toledo's mayor announced Monday.

Wednesday 04/16/2014
Franklin man accused in theft of $183,000
Updated: April 17, 2014 - 8:14 am

A Franklin man operating a financial business in Reno has been charged with swindling more than $180,000 from an elderly Meadville woman.

Saturday 02/22/2014
Flood warning issued for Venango County
Updated: February 22, 2014 - 9:42 pm

The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for Venango County due to ice jams in the Allegheny River. Up to 2 to 3 feet of water has been reported in flooded areas, according to the NWS. Flooding in downtown Oil City has also reported.

Wednesday 02/19/2014
State police investigating I-80 pile-up
Updated: February 27, 2014 - 9:20 pm

Pennsylvania state police troopers from the Clearfield station are currently investigating multiple motor vehicle crashes on Interstate 80 in Clearfield County.

Thursday 02/06/2014
Check out our 2014 Winter Olympics coverage in the Sports section!
Updated: February 24, 2014 - 8:52 am

TV listings for upcoming Olympic events:

Below-zero temps push into Midwest, Northeast
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

CHICAGO (AP) - Icy, snow-covered roads and high winds made travel treacherous Sunday from the Dakotas and Michigan to Missouri as much of the nation braced for the next winter wallop: a dangerous cold that could break records.

Dangerous cold moves in
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

It's going to be a single digit day Tuesday as a cold front moves into the region.

Genetically altered ‘'Arctic' apples may be headed to market
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

WASHINGTON (MCT) - An apple genetically engineered not to turn brown is putting the Agriculture Department and the apple industry on the spot.

Frigid temperatures bring back memories of ‘'Big Chill' of 1994
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Fashionable attire be darned - dig out the long underwear, pull on some wooly socks and high boots, yank on the earmuffs and layer up on coats because oh baby, it's really going to get cold out!

Corbett opens Pa. farm show
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

HARRISBURG (AP) - Although it's prime weather for ice carving, a half-ton sculpture made of butter is a star attraction as the annual Pennsylvania Farm Show opens in Harrisburg.

Election-year politics help to shape congressional agenda
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress returns to work today with election-year politics certain to shape an already limited agenda.

Disney's ‘'Frozen' freezes out ‘'Paranormal' spinoff
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) - On a wintry weekend, Disney's "Frozen" retook the box-office top spot with $20.7 million, freezing out the horror spinoff "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones."

Tri-City customers urged to make contact
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Tri-City Monument Company operators John and Josh Kush are asking customers to get in contact with them as quickly as possible.

With advent of 2014, lights go out on incandescent bulb
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

TACOMA, Wash. (MCT) - Thomas Edison's first public demonstration of the incandescent light bulb happened 134 years ago Tuesday.

Business vows to rebuild after devastating blaze
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

A rebuilding effort is already underway after a Saturday morning blaze destroyed a third-generation Cranberry Township business.

FLEX luncheon slated Jan. 10
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The Future Leaders and Entrepreneurs Exchange young professional's group will hold its inaugural 2014 First Friday Lunch at noon Friday, Jan. 10, at the Mosaic Cafe in Oil City.

Business Review forms need to be submitted by Wednesday
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Business owners have less than a week to submit information for the newspaper's annual Business Review and Forecast.

Mitt Romney accepts apology from MSNBC host Harris-Perry
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney says he has accepted an apology from an MSNBC host who joked about a Christmas picture that included the 2012 Republican presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson.

The pretty to the ugly: 2013's key fashion moments
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) - It was a year for pixie haircuts, chunky flat shoes, bangs on our first lady and bare skin ... lots of it, on movie actresses and pop stars. Fashion always has its royalty, and this year, Kerry Washington was a queen. For real royalty, we had Kate Middleton, making the rest of us mortals feel a little better by flashing her mommy tummy. If Kate made us feel good, Lululemon didn't, when its chairman appeared to blame women's own bodies for problems with those popular yoga pants. A look back at these and other key fashion moments of 2013:

Construction costs continue to decline in Franklin
Updated: January 06, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Building permits issued in Franklin - and construction costs linked to those permits - continued to decline in 2013, compared to previous years.

Friday 01/03/2014
2 plan to run for seat of retiring state senator Robbins
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

MEADVILLE (AP) - Two Republican state representatives say they'll run to replace the retiring Republican state senator in whose northwestern Pennsylvania district they reside.

Strong winter storm pushes into the Northeast
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

BOSTON (AP) - A storm expected to bring more than a foot of snow, stiff winds and punishing cold pushed into the Northeast on Thursday, extending Christmas break for some students while posing the first test for New York's new mayor and perhaps the last challenge for Boston's outgoing one.

Top 10 gifts of 2013 show rebound in philanthropy
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Philanthropy made a comeback in large donations in 2013 with the nation's wealthiest donors giving more than $3.4 billion to charity, according to a new tally of the top 10 gifts of 2013 by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

National Fuel gas cost projection about same as current prices
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

National Fuel Gas Distribution Corp. has submitted to the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission its required annual projection for gas purchases to be made beginning Aug. 1 through July 31, 2015.

Not much new OC construction last year
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

New construction within Oil City last year fell to one of its lowest levels in several years.

Game Commission finds latest case of deer with deadly disease
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

HARRISBURG (AP) - The Pennsylvania Game Commission says it's detected chronic wasting disease in a white-tailed deer for the first time in a year.

Toronto Mayor Ford files to run again
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

TORONTO (AP) - Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has put his name on the ballot to run for another term, defying repeated calls for him to step down after admitting he smoked crack "in a drunken stupor."

Pigs killed in Irwin Township barn fire
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

An Irwin Township couple lost 10 pigs and a barn after a late night fire Wednesday on Mills Road.

Pa. lawyers ask court to rethink gas drilling case
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

HARRISBURG (AP) - Lawyers for two state agencies on Thursday asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reconsider its decision last month that struck down key components of a state law that regulates natural gas drilling.

Scientists harness the sun to help sharks
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (MCT) - Researchers are looking to the sun to give hunted and overfished sharks a new ray of hope.

Poll: Americans have little faith in government
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans enter 2014 with a profoundly negative view of their government, expressing little hope that elected officials can or will solve the nation's biggest problems, a new poll finds.

Highland Oaks welcomes new administrator
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

SHIPPENVILLE Highland Oaks personal care community in Shippenville has a new administrator.

Pa. Farm Show opening expected to draw thousands
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

HARRISBURG (AP) - The 98th Pennsylvania Farm Show, an eight-day celebration of the state's agricultural products and rural life that opens Saturday, offers something for just about everybody.

Original Cheerios to be made without genetically modified ingredients
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) - General Mills says some Cheerios made without genetically modified ingredients will start appearing on shelves soon.

Judge again denies Paint cellphone appeal
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

CLARION - Paint Township asked Clarion County Judge James Arner to reconsider his order to release cellular telephone records, but the judge denied the request and ordered the township attorneys to explain why they think he erred.

Second suspect in timber thefts in custody
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

The second of two men accused by police of forging a total of more than $240,000 in timber contracts for land they did not own was apprehended Tuesday by U.S. Marshals and state police.

After year of stock records, 2014 off to a weak start
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) - Investors may already feel a little nostalgic for 2013.

Warning issued about oil shipped from Northern Plains
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - Following a string of explosive accidents, federal officials said Thursday that crude oil being shipped by rail from the Northern Plains across the U.S. and Canada may be more flammable than traditional forms of oil.

Deadline for Business Review forms is Wednesday
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

Business owners have less than a week to submit information for the newspaper's annual Business Review and Forecast.

Egypt: Revolution, turmoil has impact on pop culture
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's dizzying ride over the past three years since the toppling of autocratic Hosni Mubarak has not only shaken up the country's politics. It has revolutionized its pop culture scene, from language to music and art, bringing in a vibe of rebellion and voices from the urban poor.

A new year means time for new ‘'Dogs of the Dow'
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

NEW YORK (AP) - It's a new year, so once again it's time to take "Dogs of the Dow" out for a run.

Another round of snow hits region
Updated: January 03, 2014 - 3:30 pm

A round of snow Thursday morning followed by falling temperatures later in the day again brought out the snow blowers, hats and heavy jackets for area residents.

Thursday 01/02/2014
Venango County to add med drop-off boxes
Updated: January 02, 2014 - 3:31 pm

Starting in the new year, police stations in Venango County will be taking part in a concerted statewide effort to get expired prescription medications off the streets via permanent medicine return boxes.

Snowy owls ‘'invade' parts of Pennsylvania
Updated: January 02, 2014 - 3:31 pm

This winter will be remembered as one of the "most spectacular migrations of snowy owls in history," according to the Pennsylvania eBird website.

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