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July 26, 2012

W. Pa. police seek fire hydrant thief

PLATTSBURGH — LAUGHLINTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police in western Pennsylvania say they're seeking tips about a stolen fire hydrant.

The hydrant vanished between Tuesday evening and Wednesday morning in Laughlintown, which is about 55 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.

Authorities say someone entered a construction site and took the fire hydrant, which is valued at about $1200.

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