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Video poker machines seized from bars

| Saturday, May 12, 2012, 4:45 p.m.

Agents from the state police Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement raided a Westmoreland County bar Wednesday and seized video poker machines.

Five machines were removed from the Tin Lizzy, located at Main and Latrobe streets in Youngstown, according to Bob George, supervisor of the bureau's office in Pittsburgh. The bar is owned by John E. Pawlosky, he said.

George said no charges have been filed in the matter, although the investigation continues.

Three video poker machines also were removed from a Pittsburgh bar, Ryan's Pub and Grill, in an unrelated raid yesterday, George said.

The bureau works almost exclusively investigating complaints from the public, he said.

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