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Gov. Wolf increases jail time for slavery (yes, there are still slaves in the U.S.) Gov Tom Wolf signed new, stronger white slave bill making the definition of child in sex trafficing from 16 to 18

PA region with most fracking also has dramatic # of extremely rare cancers (Ewing's Sarcoma 70% survival rate) A cancer you've never heard of MUST be linked to the "secret" chemicals used in fracking. Wall St. Journal

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Teens identified as Brookville High students in horrific 30-second deer torture video, WICU reports one was ID'd by Brookville police chief Vince Markle as his 18-yr. old stepson, other student is 16.

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President Trump's 2020 budget saves $10 billion by kicking sick and disabled people off Social Security Disability. The administration ended SNAP benefits for 668, 000 poor on December 5. Another rule change would deny 3 million people SNAP food benefits. Analysis by an independent UK news service. Proposed Trump 2020 budget.

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Premium dog food scam?? The latest premium dog food ads tout fresh meat, fresh fish, and fresh veggies - the table scraps were told 20 years ago not to feed dogs. They presume customers stupid or just gullible. http://t.ly/peJ7O

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REVIEWS

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Quick review - Biggie's Quality Meat (119 between Punxy and DuBois) Great service, terrific meat, try the leek sausage! WARNING, closed Mondays, despite schedule on some of their web site (e.g. Value Packs).

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Find Punxy Phil photos by clicking above at Photos Here and links to millions of free books and movies at FREE on Internet

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GM recalls 500k pickup trucks due to fire risk. Search by VIN.

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Preventing Animal Cruelty and Torture (PACT) Act Formerly S.654 Animal cruelty now a Federal Felony Even distribution of animal cruelty videos can get you up to 7 years as a guest of Uncle Sam. This does not apply to hunting, ranching, or slaughter for food.

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Dog age vs Human new scientific study

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New scientificly accurate dog vs human age. Dogs mature very fast at first then slow down. Dog Human 15 yrs Dog 74.3 yrs Human 10-D 67.8-H 9-D 66.2-H 8-D 64.3-H 7-D 62.1-H 6-D 59.7-H 5-D 56.8-H 4-D 53.2-H 3-D 48.6-H 2-D 42-H 1-D 31-H

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Hospital Price Lists

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Here are the Punxy Hospital price lists. Insurance pays a lot for many people and prices can be flexible, but now you can compare with DuBois prices for the same procedure. Chargemaster DRG Penn Highlands (DuBois, Brookville, Clearfield and elsewhere) Prices: Chargemaster DRG One example Heartfailure and shock PAH $12,420 Penn H. $19,339

---------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------SEEN a Dog being kept outdoors? The new dog law protecting animals in PA dog tethering in extreme temperatures is illegal as is it illegal for a tethered dog to be left unattended outdoors for more than nine hours within a 24-hour period. Under Libre's Law, a dog cannot be left leashed for longer than 30 minutes in cold weather temperatures below 32 degrees Fahrenheint or above 90.

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local Child Porn arrest (link)

WJAC-TV reported that in October 59-year-old Peter Hayes was charged with at least 20 counts of child pornography. Further reports say the actiion was prompted by multiple tips from Microsoft Corp. Hayes' home and business at 678 Fordham Road were searched based on a warrant issued to find evidence of child pornography.

A policeman told 15767.com Hayes reportedly said he had been viewing child port for years. Hayes was given his rights and police say he agreed to speak. He told police he had images of children between 6 and 9 years of age on his computer. He was promply arrested and jailed on $25k bond. Microsoft monitors Bing searches and Hayes reportedly told police he used Bing and Google to find child porn. Additional info at ExploreJefferson and elsewhere on the web.

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Local news, the 300k gallon punxy water tower is a finalist in annual continental water tower decoration contest placing on the Tnemec annual calendar. https://www.tnemec.com/about/tankoftheyear/ Get a free calendar.

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Impeachment will be in the news for months so what do you really know about it?mpeachment equals indightment, it is a civil act THE WORST PUNISHMENT IS MERELY EXPULSION FROM OFFICE - I.E. FORCED RETIREMENT TO PLAY GOLF EVERY DAY. VP WOULD TAKE OFFICE. Impeachment, what it is and what it isn't.

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BULLETIN Chronic Wasting Disease. One of the big concerns is how to clean (decontaminate) knives or meat processing equipment such as grinders, or surfaces of any processing station. Research by Rocky Mountain Labs shows bleach is all you need. Soaking equipment in a 40 percent solution of ordinary household bleach for five minutes is enough to destroy the prions which are the cause of CWD. Even cooking to 400 degrees for an hour won't destroy prions.

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Connect FM Events local events news radio events calendar https://www.connectradio.fm/events

Kahn Academy. K through college education for free

Municipal office Borough Office Address: 301 E Mahoning St # 3, Punxsutawney, PA 15767 Phone: (814) 938-4480 _____________________________________

FACEBOOK pages of local interest

Antiques and Collectibles for Sale

https://t.ly/8qemB

Fix my house (local handyman services)

https://t.ly/ZxRNe

St.Bernard / Rottweiler aka St Weiler Cross breed

https://t.ly/dxDLw

Marketplace a local buy/sell site https://t.ly/W6Lbm

DuBoisClassified https://t.ly/lg39E

punxsy classifieds

https://t.ly/MKjx0

Indiana Area Flea Market https://t.ly/P0dwX

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Books by local author John McCormick 

"Preparing for Climate Change: Coastal flooding will cost the U.S. billions of dollars within two decades."

second edition https://www.amazon.com/dp/1082060615

ebook

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07TYTG6ZC/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0#customerReviews

"Blockchain Made Simple" Blockchain is poised to revolutionize business and government data management."

ebook or paperback

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07HCY7QPZ

"Everywhere I Turn There's A Wet Nose" a book about the love for and science of dogs

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B078LYCL82/ref=kinw_clar_choose1?_encoding=UTF8&%2AVersion%2A=1&%2Aentries%2A=0

"Saving the World from Asteroids and Planning for Coronal Mass Ejection threats.: What isn't being done to protect us from impacts and the power grids from the coming disaster"

https://www.amazon.com/Asteroids-Planning-Coronal-Ejection-threats-ebook/dp/B00M2I68HC/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

St. Weiler puppies growing up - photos and stories http://puppybyday.blogspot.com/

"Sheep in the Rafters 2nd. ed. paperback https://www.amazon.com/dp/1521253676

All books: amazon.com/author/jmccormick My linkedin profile https://www.linkedin.com/in/John-A-McCormick

 

 

Ever wonder what your child's favorite (or least favorite) teacher makes?

It is a public record, just go here. Courtesy York Daily Record

https://www.ydr.com/story/news/watchdog/2019/08/29/pennsylvania-teacher-salaries-2018-19-see-how-much-educators-paid/2155129001/

Just enter district name and county for full list.

That includes Punxsutawney, DuBois, Purchase Line, etc, every public school in the state.

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BTW, if your young student or an older adult wants a world class education for free or just some tutorials, check out Kahn Academy. K through college for free.

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Is ASPCA really helping animals, or helping themselves?

CEO salary for 2018? $852,231 according to Animals 24-7.org "At the end of 2017, the ASPCA claimed $273 million in assets.

Chief executive Matthew Bershadker took home $804,372 in pay for the year, including a bonus of $276,000, and received benefits of $47,859, for total compensation of $852,231." $56 Million is spent on those tear jerking TV ads yearly. I donate directly to local shelters - used to own and run one myself. ____________________________________________ Former excellent County Market now Shop 'n Save rapidly falling standards. It is obvious enough that there is trouble here because they cut hours drastically (which is fine with me, no one here shops at 1 am.) but they are also advertising for new employees, you might think that all those from night shift would just move to day shift. Unfortunately the quality control is also failing rapidly NEW Sept. 25 I bought a pork loin, nice quality, cheap, perfect. Unfortunately, also bought several bags of potatoes and when I reached into the first bag I got a handfull of slime from a totally rotten potato. An unpleasant experience to say the least and powerful indication of poor quality control. In two decades previous that never happened once in that store. The produce quality has plunged. back a few months ago I bought 2 bags of Sunkist lemons on Thursday 5/3, one bag was OK, the other had 5 rotten lemons. I bought 2 cauliflower, one was OK, the other was badly rotted, not just the minor surface black fungus you often see, but black liquid rot to the center, but not visible because of the wrap. Others should post, was this just my bad luck that half the produce I bought was spoiled? Since buying chicken breasts a few months ago and finding them slimy I no longer buy any meat which I think was cut and packaged at this store. Not just my opinion (although I did work with Julia Child and grew up in a hotel run by my parents) slimy chicken is spoiled chicken. I try them occasionally in case of improvement but have been disappointed every single time. I mostly shop at Aldi and Walmart now. https://spoonuniversity.com/how-to/raw-chicken-ways-to-tell-when-bad ___________________________________