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Arctic Temperatures Hit The Oil Region Once Again

Bitter arctic air has once again moved in onto the Oil Region.  Forecasters are predicting Thursday night’s low temperatures to drop to about 13 degrees below zero in the Oil City and Franklin areas, and possibly to minus 17 or minus 18 over in communities such as Bradford and Coudersport. Factor in the winds, and…

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State Lawmaker Proposes Bill To Require All Pennsylvania Policemen To Wear Body Cameras

A state lawmaker from Delaware County has introduced a bill in Harrisburg that would require all law enforcement officers in the state to wear body cameras. State Representative Thaddeus Kirkland is pushing legislation that also provides the funding for the cameras.  He says the State Police would pay for the equipment through the use of…

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Franklin Man Wanted On Warrants Now Charged With Kidnapping

A Franklin man arrested last weekend for failing to appear for sentencing in two Venango County Court cases now faces charges that include kidnapping, based on what police discovered in the Oil City residence where they say he was hiding. Specific information as to why 27 year-old Jadan McDivitt was charged with kidnapping, unlawful restraint…

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Former State Treasurer Rob McCord Pleads Guilty To Extortion Charges

Former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord entered guilty pleas in federal court in Harrisburg on Tuesday to two counts of extortion.  No sentencing date was immediately set. A candidate for Governor last year, McCord has admitted trying to use his position as Treasurer to try to force donations for his campaign effort.  He was basically accused…

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Tuesday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – Feb. 17

High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Tuesday, February 17:   District 10 Boys’ “AAA”  –  Preliminary Round Oil City 58, General McLane 50 Franklin 62, Sharon 56   District 10 Boys’ “AA” Preliminary Round North East 56, Eisenhower 48 Greenville 60, Seneca 55   District 9 Boys’ “A” First Round Rimersburg Union 49, Johnsonburg 48…

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Washington Whips Pittsburgh As Pens Concentrate On Battling Ovechkin

Alexander Ovechkin, Joel Ward and John Carlson all scored for Washington last night as the Capitals (31-17-10) defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Ward broke a 1-1 tie with a 5-on-3 advantage score in a third period in which Pittsburgh was assessed for penalties, mainly it appeared for trying to…

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Temporary Waiver Granted For Some Restrictions On Heating Oil And Propane Haulers

PennDOT has announced a temporary waiver of some restrictions on commercial drivers to allow for the uninterrupted delivery of heating oil and propane during the remaining winter weeks. The announcement by acting PennDOT Secretary Leslie Richards follows an emergency declaration by Governor Tom Wolf.  Richards says the action, which temporarily waives the normal federal hours…

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Tattoo Regulation Legislation Again Sought In Harrisburg

A number of state lawmakers want once again to push legislation to regulate the tattoo industry in Pennsylvania. Proposed legislation would require tattoo parlors and ink artists to be licensed and regulated.  It would include annual inspections and penalties for parlors which do not meet certain standards of sterilization. A tattoo bill passed the state…

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Sugarcreek Bridge To Remain Closed An Extra Two Weeks

PennDOT officials say a Sugarcreek Borough bridge that has been under repair since late last month will be closed for an extra two weeks or so because of delays brought about by the winter weather. Spokesman Jim Carroll says the span on Sugarcreek Drive (Route 4010) over Sugar Creek should remain closed at least until…

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Pitt Drops 12-Point Decision At Virginia

The Virginia Cavaliers tied their best start ever, improving to 24-1 on Monday night with a 61-49 victory over visiting Pitt in Charlottesville. Malcolm Brogdon led Virginia with 18 points, while Anthony Gill added 12 points and London Perrantes scored 10.  Virginia is now 12-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Jamel Artis paced the Panthers…

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