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Oil City Man Acquitted Of All 22 Charges In Underage Sexual Assault Trial

An Oil City man, who had originally been charged last fall with eighty counts after he was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl over a period of nearly three years, was acquitted this week of all the remaining charges against him. 51 year-old Phillip Munoz had gone on trial Monday in Venango County Court on twenty-two…

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“Sounds Of Passion” Heard Tuesday Night On Local Emergency Radio Frequency

Local residents, including 9-1-1 center workers, were startled early Tuesday night to hear what one listener termed “the sounds of passion” emanating from a frequency on their emergency radio receivers. It was not immediately known how anyone would begin an investigation into the incident, but the audio was heard at least three times in under…

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Venango County 911, Verizon Land Line Problems Corrected By Wednesday Night

Venango County 9-1-1 officials told KQW early Wednesday afternoon (June 17) that the country’s 9-1-1 landlines, as well as many Verizon land lines in the area, were not operating. The cause of the outage and the expected length of the problem were not available to KQW News. Officials were asking anyone who had an emergency requiring…

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U.S. House Committee Approves Federal Forests Bill

The federal House Agriculture Committee has approved a bill aimed at expediting and improving forest management activities in federal forests. The measure was cosponsored by Congressman Glenn Thompson, of Pennsylvania, who is the chairman of the House Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee. Sponsors say the bill addresses the consequences of catastrophic wildfires, invasive species and disease infestations,…

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Route 965 Bridge Closed For Rehab Work

Motorists who use Route 965 as a shortcut to places like Jackson Center, Mercer and Sharon should be advised that PennDOT began work Wednesday (June 17) on a bridge in Worth Township that will force a detour, beginning for westbound traffic at Route 173 in the Perrine Corners neighborhood. The work on the bridge, about a…

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State Senate Approves Higher 9-1-1 Phone Line Fees

The state Senate has unanimously approved a bill that would impose up to an additional 65 cents per month per phone line and fees of 52 dollars per household to help individual counties pay for the increasing costs of their 9-1-1 communications operations. The phone line fees currently range from $1.00 to $1.50 monthly, and…

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Five Arrested In Clarion County Bath Salts Mail Delivery

Federal, state and regional law officers surrounded the Clarion Post Office late Tuesday morning, and eventually arrested five people who they say intended to take possession of a package they say contained about a kilogram of the synthetic drug known as “bath salts,” which officials say were mailed “from overseas.” Clarion Police officials say they do not think…

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Golden State Warriors End 40-Year NBA Championship Drought; Cleveland Settles For Runner-Up Status

The Golden State Warriors captured their first NBA championship in forty years on Tuesday night, defeating the Cleveland Cavaliers 105-97 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Stephen Curry and Andre Iguodala scored 25 points apiece, and Draymond Green recorded a triple-double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists as the Warriors posted a four-games-to-two…

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Pirates Win 6th Straight; Morton Now 5-0; Bucs Pitchers Toss 30 Consecutive Scoreless Innings

The Pittsburgh Pirates pitchers continued their mastery on Tuesday night in a 3-0 shutout in an interleague home contest against the Chicago White Sox. Charlie Morton (5-0; 1.62 ERA), Tony Watson and Mark Melancon combined on a four-hitter for the Bucs’ sixth consecutive victory and their third straight shutout, a feat the team had not performed…

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Bank Branches In Hermitage And Elsewhere Closed Tuesday Due To Bomb Threats

Bank branches in Hermitage were included among several in western Pennsylvania which were shut down temporarily and evacuated on Tuesday because of a bomb threat made against many of the company’s offices. In Hermitage, the investigation into the call also prompted the temporary closing of three branches, a Wal-Mart store in which a bank branch is located…

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