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Jackson Center, Mercer County (Photo Credit: John Shumway/KDKA)

NWS: Tornado Touches Down In Mercer Co. During Storms

Severe weather tore through the area this afternoon prompting tornado and thunderstorm warnings and leaving behind uprooted trees and property damage in West Deer in Allegheny County and Jackson Center in Mercer County.

07/08/2014

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2 FirstEnergy Coal-Fired Plants To Close Next Week

FirstEnergy says it will close two coal-fired power plants in southwestern Pennsylvania as scheduled next week with no expectations that they will be sold or reopened under stricter environmental regulations.

10/04/2013

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Beaver County Residents Concerned Over Well Water Contamination

More than a hundred concerned citizens packed the Hookstown fire hall in Beaver County to hear plans by First Energy to close a coal waste disposal site.

08/15/2013

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Environmental Groups To Sue Over ‘Little Blue’

Today, environmentalists put the First Energy Corporation on notice they will be suing them, saying Little Blue Run is leaking toxic chemicals into the stream and groundwater of neighboring communities.

05/30/2012

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Neighbors Oppose Expansion Of Little Blue Lagoon

Fly ash and calcium sulfate trapped at First Energy’s Bruce Mansfield plant is pumped through a seven mile long pipeline into the three-square mile Little Blue lagoon — creating what environmentalists call a dangerous cocktail of chemicals and heavy metals.

05/17/2012

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Do Your Homework On Electricity Deals

Electricity is essential in every home and delivered through large transmission lines across the nation, but is it time to switch from Duquesne Light to a lower priced electricity supplier?

02/03/2012

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Cranberry Twp. Police Offer Reward For Information In Copper Theft

Police and First Energy are offering a $1,000 reward for information in a copper theft that caused a power outage for 4,000 customers.

06/24/2011

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Power Restored In Cranberry Twp.

A copper wire theft knocked out power for thousands of people in Cranberry Township.

06/22/2011

(Credit: KDKA)

Thousands Without Power In Allegheny, Butler Counties

The people without power are apparently customers of Penn Power who live in areas including, Mars, Ross Township, Cranberry and Seven Fields.

05/25/2011

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Beaver County Power Plant Makes NRC List

A new list from Nuclear Regulatory Commission puts the nuclear power plant in Beaver County in the top five of those most at risk of being damaged during an earthquake. But are we really at risk?

03/16/2011

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