Monthly Archives: December 2012

New State Laws Target Underage Drinking, Detecting Child Abuse

Among the new laws taking effect in Pennsylvania as the new year begins are laws that increase fines for underage drinking, mandate training for certain school employees on the warning signs of child abuse, and prohibit some forms of euthanasia for animals. The new law regarding underage drinking raise fines from $300 to $500 for…

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Oil City Man Charged With Having Sex With A 13 Year-Old

An Oil City man faces charges after he was accused of having sex with a thirteen year-old girl. 19 year-old Austin Colburn was arrested by Oil City Police last week in connection with an incident that allegedly occurred at a North Street residence in July. Colburn reportedly faces four charges, including two felony counts.

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Three Injured In Titusville Stabbings

Three people required medical treatment in a stabbing incident reported early Sunday morning at a Titusville residence. Police say the injuries occurred during a fight between two men at a location on the 200-block of East Spruce Street shortly after 2:30 AM Sunday.  One of the men was stabbed in the side, and the other…

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First Night In Oil City Is Monday

A People’s Procession will kick off Oil City’s annual First Night activities on New Years Eve. The foot parade from the National Transit Building on Seneca Street to Justus Park will precede the first of two fireworks displays at 7:00 PM. At 7:00 PM, a variety of entertainment, including music, dance and theatre performances will…

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Seven Die In Pennsylvania Holiday Accidents

Seven people died and 315 others were injured in 1,336 vehicle crashes investigated by the Pennsylvania State Police over the Christmas holiday traffic period. The State Police say 108 of the accidents they investigated were considered alcohol-related. Last year, during the same five-day travel period (Dec. 21 – Dec. 25), five people died and 169…

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Bill Would Require University Fine Money To Be Used In State

A state Senator from Centre County, whose district includes Penn State University, has introduced a bill in Harrisburg that would require the money from fines assessed against state-supported colleges and universities to be used for programs inside Pennsylvania.  Meanwhile, other lawmakers from the state have spoken out against the recent sanctions against Penn State and…

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State Gun Violence Task Force Proposed

One of the state’s highest-ranking senators says he will propose a resolution which would create a state gun violence prevention task force. Republican Stewart Greenleaf, from Montgomery County, who is the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, says the resolution would allow the task force to examine issues dealing with gun violence, including proposals to…

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Grand Valley Man Injured In S-U-V Crash

A Grand Valley man has been injured in a two-vehicle crash in Oil Creek Township near Titusville. The State Police say an S-U-V driven by 88 year-old Karl Burger went out of control early Wednesday afternoon on a curve on Dotyville Road.  Burger’s vehicle hit an oncoming S-U-V operated by 32 year-old Carrie Kinnear, from…

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Two Charged in Christmas Day Property Dispute

Two people are being charged with disorderly conduct for repeatedly calling police over a property dispute. C-93 Radio reports that the disagreement was taking place concerning a property along Route 38 in Salem Township in northern Clarion County. State Police tell KQW’s sister station that, on Christmas Day, they had informed 35 year-old David Borrows,…

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Anna M. Cooper, 92, of Sligo, passed away Monday, December 24.  Arrangements are being made by the H. Jack Buzard Funeral Home.

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