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Man Wanted In Weekend Shooting In Meadville Arrested After Standoff With Police

A man wanted in an early morning shooting over the weekend was arrested late Tuesday afternoon after a lengthy standoff with police. Police officials say 21 year-old Brian Sedlak was arrested after having barricaded himself for hours Tuesday in a house on Plank Road in East Mead Township between Meadville and Guys Mills.  No shots were…

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Mercer County Man Faces Charges After Four-Hour Police Standoff

Charges are pending against a Mercer County man after a nearly four-hour police standoff in Hempfield Township near Greenville. Police say 27 year-old Charles Wellen, from Hempfield Township, was arrested without incident after he barricaded himself in his home on Wasser Bridge Road. Mercer County’s Critical Incident Response Team was called after a report that…

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Instant Replay Rule Gives Pirates A 2-1 Walkoff Victory Over San Francisco

An overturned “out” call at home plate, brought about by a challenge under baseball’s new instant replay rules, gave the Pittsburgh Pirates (13-20) a 2-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The reversal came after Pirates left fielder Starling Marte belted a two-out triple and then raced…

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Stamp Out Hunger Day Set For Saturday; Postal Workers To Conduct Food Collection

U.S. Postal Service workers are urging you to “Fill a Bag. Feed Families.” Their 22nd annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Day is set for Saturday, May 10. Postal workers represented by the National Association of Letter Carriers will once again be collecting non-perishable food items left in bags beside our mailboxes.  The food will be distributed…

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Durant Wins NBA’s MVP Award

Oklahoma City’s Kevin Durant, who has led the NBA in scoring in four of the past five years, was named Tuesday the league’s Most Valuable Player. In the voting, Durant outpolled Miami’s LeBron James, who won MVP honors in each of the last two seasons.  Blake Griffin, of the Los Angeles Clippers, was third. Durant…

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Butler County Lawmaker Drafts Resolution To Impeach State’s Attorney General; Democrats Walk Out Of Hearing

A state House committee was to hear testimony Tuesday (May 6) regarding a resolution sponsored by a Butler County lawmaker calling for the impeachment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  Democrats who could not get the hearing adjourned walked out. Republican State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, the chairman of the House State Government Committee, says Kane broke…

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Rep. Lucas Wants Small Caliber Semi-Automatic Rifles Okayed For “Varmint Hunting”

A lawmaker representing Crawford and Erie Counties has proposed legislation in Harrisburg to allow Pennsylvania residents to use small caliber semi-automatic rifles to hunt predators and animals his office described as “varmints.” The bill sponsored by Representative Greg Lucas and referred to the House Game and Fisheries Committee would legalize the use of semi-automatic rifles of…

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Oil City Man Who Flees Sentencing In Church Burglaries Is Apprehended In Michigan

An Oil City man who was to be sentenced last week in a series of church burglaries in a three-county area, but fled the Oil Region, was apprehended over the weekend in Michigan. 31 year-old John Biddle has been returned to Venango County where he will be sentenced later this month, and where he now…

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Fleury, Penguins Record Second Straight Playoff Shutout

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 35 shots for his second straight playoff shutout, and teammate Sidney Crosby snapped a string of 13 consecutive postseason games without a goal by scoring in the second period in a 2-0 win for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Rangers on Monday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jussi Jokinen also…

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Marburger To Challenge Metcalfe As A Write-In Candidate Following Removal From Primary Ballot

A Butler County man says he will continue to challenge incumbent state Representative Daryl Metcalfe despite his removal by the state’s highest court from the May 20 primary election ballot. Gordon Marburger, from Adams Township, says he will continue his campaign in the 12th State House District as a write-in candidate. Marburger’s quest to run…

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