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SEPTA Escapee To Serve Extra Prison Sentence

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The man who escaped from the Southeastern Probation Treatment Alternative (SEPTA) will now serve an extra sentence on top of his original conviction sentence. Richard P. Rush, III, 24, of Glouster, was sentenced to 18 months in prison for violating the terms of his community control, but Athens County Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy added another… Read More

West Virginia Coal, Gas Tax Gains Cut Budget Deficits

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – West Virginia’s tax collections from natural gas and coal production climbed again in May, with overall state revenues exceeding budget estimates by $53 million and prompting state tax officials to significantly lower the projected deficit that’s driving the state budget impasse. Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy says they now forecast $170 million… Read More

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Cleveland City Council Will Allow Growing of Medical Marijuana

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CLEVELAND (AP) – The city council has reversed Cleveland’s moratorium on growing medical marijuana but is keeping bans on processing marijuana into medical products and establishing dispensaries. Cleveland.com reports that the council rolled back the moratorium on cultivation Monday, after its president raised concerns that the city could miss out on substantial tax revenue if… Read More