Drilling Boom Brings Surge In Crime To Small Towns

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By Marc Levy


TOWANDA, Pa. (AP) -- In a modern-day echo of the raucous Old West, small towns enjoying a boom in oil and gas drilling are seeing a sharp increase in drunken driving, bar fights and other hell-raising, blamed largely on an influx of young men who find themselves with lots of money in their pockets and nothing to do after they get off work.