Monthly Archives: December 2012

NHL Talks Break Off Again

The National Hockey League collective bargaining agreement talks broke off again Thursday night after the league rejected counter-proposals from the NHL Players Association. It is unclear when talks may resume. NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr had announced that the sides had reached agreements on some issues earlier Thursday.  Apparently, the league agreed to some demands…

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19 Year-Old Charged With Pinoak Village Rape

A rape incident reported in Cranberry Township in August resulted in the arrest Thursday of a 19 year-old suspect. State Police tell KQW that Leo Rice III was charged Thursday with two counts of rape and one count of sexual assault. Rice is charged in the sexual assault of a 22 year-old female in the…

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Boyle, Holden, Krear To Join Conservation Hall-of-Fame

The Oil City Chapter of the Isaak Walton League of America and Venango College of Clarion University will induct the newest members of the Venango County Conservation Hall-of-Fame on December 16th at Rhoades Auditorium in Oil City. The event will begin at 7:00 PM, and the newest members will be E. Michael Boyle, Jim Holden…

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Mercer Man Gets 35 Years On Child Sex Charges

A Mercer man has been sentenced to at least 35 years in prison on charges he molested four juvenile girls, filmed the activity, and sold copies of the film to at least two other men. 44 year-old Armando Cruz was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court following guilty pleas he submitted in court proceedings in…

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Pitt Wins By 21 In City Game vs. Duquesne

Tray Woodall tallied 24 points on Wednesday night to lead the Pitt Panthers (8-1) to a 66-45 victory over city rival Duquesne in the annual City Game at Consol Energy Center. Lamar Patterson added 13 points, and freshman center Steve Adams pulled down 14 rebounds, and Pitt won the rivalry for the 12th consecutive year…

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Ross McGinnis To Be Honored At Fort Knox

Fort Knox will be dedicating a memorial to a soldier from Knox who died in Iraq and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. A memorial display in honor of Specialist Ross McGinnis will be unveiled and dedicated at the Kentucky military post on the afternoon of Friday, December 7th. McGinnis was credited with using…

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15 Year-Old Leads Police On Mercer County Chase

A Mercer County teenager faces charges after he allegedly led police on a chase in Liberty Township. Charges include fleeing and eluding police, reckless endangerment and several traffic violations.  Police say the boy is fifteen. The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon along Courtney Hill Road.  Because of the boy’s age, police have not released his identity.

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Cash Stolen From Woman’s Purse During Shopping

Investigators are hoping that video surveillance will help them identify the individual who stole about 400 dollars from a woman’s pocketbook while the victim was shopping Wednesday afternoon at a Cranberry Township department store. State Police tell KQW that a 68 year-old Cooperstown woman set down her pocketbook while she was paying for phone minutes…

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Texas Couple Post Bail For Fairmount City Residents

C-93 Radio reports that a couple from Texas, who did not know the Fairmount City couple who were arrested while transporting their family through the state of Indiana in a rental truck last week, has posted bail for the Clarion County residents. The report indicates that David and Julie Boenker, from Fort Worth, posted 10-thousand…

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Teen Joyrider Nearly Strikes 10 Year-Old

A Seneca teenager faces charges after he allegedly took a joyride in a vehicle that had been parked at a Horsecreek Road trailer court. State Police say the 15 year-old driver nearly struck a 10 year-old boy before coming to a stop. Troopers say the teen had briefly been traveling at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle…

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