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Tuesday, November 4, 2014

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gov. Tom Corbett says he called Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf to concede defeat and congratulated him on a well-fought fight for Pennsylvania's highest office.

Appearing at a post-election gathering at a Pittsburgh hotel Tuesday night, the Republican governor thanked his supporters and said he's proud his administration cut waste in the state government, reduced state spending for the first time in 40 years and put the state's economy on the right track.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

By Bill O'Boyle

WILKES-BARRE - Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta and Democrat Matt Cartwright easily won re-election in their respective congressional districts Tuesday.

U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, R-Lycoming Township, also cruised to victory in the 10th Congressional District to win his third term.

Barletta, R-Hazleton, had to celebrate his victory in a hospital bed, having had a medical procedure done at Hershey Medical Center on Monday evening.

Barletta's office released the following statement, attributable to Communications Director Tim Murtaugh:

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Republican Jack Rader Jr. has won his first state candidacy, defeating Hope Smith for the 176 district of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. With all precincts reporting. Rader has 7,321 votes and Smith has 4,760 votes.

Republican Rosemary Brown has defeated Liz Forrest, with 5,635 votes to Forrest's 3,412 votes in the race for the 189th district.

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Marian advances to the PIAA Volleyball A Quarterfinals with a game 3 win over Lititz Christian. Marian won 25-15, 25-18, 25-13.

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LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters say about 20,000 baby chickens have died in a central Pennsylvania barn fire.

WHP-TV reports ( ) the fire broke out around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday and quickly spread through the North Cornwall Township barn, causing it to collapse.

Officials estimated damage at $500,000. They say the chicks were about five weeks old.

No injuries to firefighters were reported.


Information from: WHP-TV,

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Incumbent Doyle Heffley has been elected for his third term for the 122nd district in the House of Representatives, representing Carbon County.

With all of the votes tallied, Heffley, a Republican, garnered 10,275 votes to Patti Borger's 5,654 votes.

Gathered with supporters at Bowmanstown Fire Company, Heffley said, "I'm excited and really humbled by the support we received from the residents of Carbon County."

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Republican David J. Moylan III, 62, Auburn, who ran against Democrat Matt Cartwright for the 17th district congressional seat, trailed with 57,743 votes, according to unofficial tallies.

Cartwright had 78,471 votes.

At 11:15 p.m., with 507 or 732 precincts reporting, he appeared to accept defeat.

“I prayed about this, and our prayers were answered. This is what God had in store. I’m ok with it,” he said. “I guess God had other plans for me.”

A political newcomer, Moylan was up against an incumbent with two years of experience.

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Associated Press

The former fugitive charged with ambushing a Pennsylvania state police barracks had a laptop computer and used the Internet while evading hundreds of law enforcement officials, according to court documents released Tuesday.

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Gas drops below $3 a gallon Lehighton station changed to $2.98 this morning

Joe Solt Jr. pulled his pickup up to the gas pump at the Exxon station on Blakeslee Boulevard in Lehighton early Tuesday morning, happy to see that a gallon of regular was selling for $2.999 a gallon.

"I was actually shocked," said Solt, of Lehighton. He typically spends $60 or $70 a week on fuel.

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SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Views from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary provide birdwatchers with beautiful spots to watch hawks and other raptors during migration periods.

With only one week left to vote, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary needs your help.

The popular destination for local birdwatchers, located at 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, has been nominated by USA Today in its 10 Best Readers' Choice Award contest. Voting is open at until 3 p.m. (noon, Pacific time) on Monday.

"I think it is really cool that we are up against huge regions," Mary Linkevich, director of communications and grants at Hawk Mountain, told the Times News recently.