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Faster Play Please

WGRC News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:24pm

Speed it up! In an effort to cut down on the length of games and speed things up, Major League Baseball introduces its new pace-of-play initiatives during spring training games in Arizona and Florida.

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U.S. Crude Oil Glut

WGRC News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:21pm

It sounds odd but right now the U.S. has a glut of crude oil, so much that we are running out of places to put it and that analysts say could drive gas prices down. Drivers are likely to fill up more often on low gas prices and the increased could help clear out the glut!

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Alabama Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same Gender Marriages

WGRC News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:16pm

The Alabama Supreme Court orders a halt to same gender marriages. Pushing back against numerous federal rulings, Alabama Supreme Court Justices instructs the state’s probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-gender couples.

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State Lawmakers React to Wolf Budget Proposal

WGRC News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:13pm

State lawmakers react to Governor Tom Wolf’s new budget proposal released Tuesday. Wolf wants to increase personal income and sales tax but lower taxes for homeowners. His plan also includes a big investment for education. The Governor’s proposal closes the $2.3 billion dollar deficit the state faces. Republicans say the proposed budget appears to provide solutions, just too good to be true. Democrats say the plan has merit.

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Teen Dies in Icy Wreck

WGRC News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:07pm

A Union County teenager is dead after a weather related wreck in Lycoming County.
Police say 16 year old Dionna Satteson from Allenwood crashed after hitting ice on Brouse Road near Montgomery Monday evening. Satteson was driving her friend’s SUV when she lost control on the slippery road and crashed on Brouse Road near Montgomery. Two passengers traveling with Satteson were not seriously hurt.

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TEEN DIES IN ICY ROAD WRECK

WGRC News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:03pm

Another area teenager dies in a weather related car wreck this time in Lycoming County.
Police say 16 year old Dionna Satteson from Allenwood crashed after hitting ice on Brouse Road near Montgomery Monday evening. Satteson was driving her friend’s SUV when she lost control on the slippery road and crashed on Brouse Road near Montgomery. Two passengers traveling with Satteson were not seriously hurt..

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Prison fire may have been deliberately set

WGRC News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:24pm

A report in the Sunbury Daily Item this morning says an investigation has been underway into the recent fire which destroyed the Northumberland County Prison. The report says an inmate there says that prison guards were attempting to pay off inmates to set the fire inside the prison which occurred back on January 14th. The inmate told investigators that staff members were unsatisfied with the work environment and were concerned with health and security issues in the 139 year old building. The official cause of that fire was ruled as undetermined.

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WOLF BUDGET

WGRC News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:50am

Governor Tom Wolf delivers his budget address to the General Assembly this morning. Lawmakers expect proposals for significant tax changes. Wolf has already said he will seek a five percent tax on natural gas drillers and rework the state’s corporate tax guidelines. Other tax hikes are likely to help the state eovercome a projected two billion deficit and pay for Wolf’s promise to boost state funding for education. How to deal with rising healthcare costs and pension payments also items to watch for. An Income tax exemption aimed at the middle class and some kind of property tax relief plan might also be included.

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SUSPICIOUS DEATH

WGRC News - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:49am

Residents of a Pottsville neighborhood shocked by the suspicious death of a neighbor. Schuylkill County police investigators showed up to a home on West Norwegian Street. It’s not clear exactly what happened or how the man died. State police and the members of the DA’s office are also helping with the investigation.

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GAS PRICES

WGRC News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:09pm

Cold weather causing problems at midwest and northeast oil refineries is cited for rising gas prices. Triple says the national average for regular unleaded gas has gone up more than 34 cents over the last 31 days. You are still paying less for gas than you were last year at this time. Triple A predicts gas prices will continue to rise thru the spring but stop short of going over three dollars a gallon for the rest of the year.

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GRIEF

WGRC News - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:00pm

Grief counselors will be at Panther Valley High School in Carbon County again today, available for students impacted by the weekend death of classmate 17 year old Autumn Young. Young of Nesquehoning lost control of her vehicle on the snow-covered Route 309 in Tamaqua and hit another car on Sunday morning. Young was thrown out of her vehicle. Young was a senior at Panther Valley and school officials say grief counselors will be available for as long as students need. Young’s friends said it has been a rough year for the family. Back in May, the teenager’s mother died.

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FCC to vote on net neutrality

WGRC News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:16pm

The FCC is due to vote today on net neutrality regulations, which makes Internet service providers treat all traffic on their networks the same way, and would prevent them from intentionally slowing some traffic as a way to boost revenue. Critics its a government power grab and that rules will remove the incentive to improve Internet networks.

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Bank in Lycoming County robbed twice in one week

WGRC News - Thu, 02/26/2015 - 1:15pm

For the second time in a week, a Lycoming County bank was robbed, and it’s believed the same man was responsible. Yesterday afternoon, a man walked into the Susquehanna Bank Branch along Lycoming Creek Road in Old Lycoming Township, pulled a gun and demanded money from two tellers. It’s believed he is the same man who robbed the First National Bank on Broad Street in Montoursville last Thursday afternoon.

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Obama vetoes Keystone Pipeline

WGRC News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:57pm

President Obama vetoed a bill approving the the Keystone XL oil pipeline. The bill aimed to bypass the President’s authority and authorize construction of the pipeline. GOP House Speaker John Boehner called Keystone an important jobs bill and said the veto is a “national embarrassment.” He accused the President of being “too invested in left-fringe politics” and said he is not putting the “national interest first.”

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Guilty verdict in Sniper Trial

WGRC News - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 12:56pm

The jury found the man accused of killing “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, guilty of capital murder. Closing arguments wrapped up yesterday in a Texas courtroom, and the jury reached their verdict last night. Eddie Ray Routh shot and killed Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield at a gun range in 2013. Defense lawyers argued Routh, a former U.S. Marine, should be found not guilty by reason of insanity. Rowth will face life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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