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Motorcycle Rider From New York City Seriously Injured In I-80 Crash In Southern Venango County

A New York City man was seriously injured on Interstate 80 in southern Venango County when his motorcycle slammed into two vehicles traveling ahead of him. In releasing the details of the Sunday evening crash, State Police officials report that 29 year-old Kashif Edwards was airlifted to a hospital in Youngstown.  The operators of the two…

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Clarion Advances To State Little League Tournament; Franklin 9-10’s Bumped To “B” Bracket At Meadville

Clarion’s Little League baseball All-Stars defeated Punxsutawney 10-1 in a game played in Saegertown on Tuesday night to win the Section 1 tournament and advance to the state Little League Tournament which begins Sunday morning. Clarion (6-0) will compete in an 8-team tourney hosted by the Lower Perkiomen Little League in Skippack Township in Montgomery…

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American League Wins All-Star Game, Grabs World Series Home Advantage; Mike Trout Earns MVP

Mike Trout gave the American League leads with both an RBI triple and a run-scoring double, and the junior circuit defeated the National League 5-3 on Tuesday night in Major League Baseball’s annual All-Star Game played at Target Field in Minneapolis. Trout was named the game’s Most Valuable Player after going 2-for-3 with a run…

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Penguins: Crosby Will Not Have Surgery

Contrary to a published report from last week, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will not be undergoing arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist. Team general manager Jim Rutherford said in a statement released Tuesday that Crosby will “continue treatments and be evaluated regularly while he prepares for training camp in September.”  Rutherford had admitted last…

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Oil City Police Discount Reports Of Attempted Kidnapping, But Are Investigating Online Rumors

In Oil City, police say online stories regarding alleged attempted abductions in the Hasson Heights area are exaggerated, but they have been investigating the reports and are keeping a close eye on the neighborhood and the rest of the city. Oil City Police have investigated three different stories reported by the social media, all involving…

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Former Titusville Policeman Gets 10-25 Years In State Prison In West Virginia Sexual Assault Case

A retired Titusville policeman was sentenced Monday to 10-to-25 years in state prison on his convictions in a West Virginia sexual assault case. 58 year-old Richard Wakefield IV was convicted in February in Jefferson County, West Virginia on two counts apiece of second- and third-degree sexual assault.  Wakefield had been accused of molesting a 25 year-old…

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Police: Three Hurt As North Carolina Minivan Hits Franklin Teen’s Pickup

Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash last Friday morning in Sugarcreek Borough. Police officials say the accident occurred when a minivan driven by a North Carolina man, 66 year-old Michael Schneider from Fayetteville, struck a pickup operated by a seventeen year-old boy from the Franklin area.  Reports indicate the teen’s vehicle had pulled onto…

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Cooler Weather Moves Into The Oil Region

One so-called weather expert has incorrectly blogged that a summer version of the polar vortex is on its way. While more informed experts point out that her report is incorrect, we are about to see an influx of cooler air for the midweek.  The system bringing the lower temperatures could bump readings down into the 40’s…

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Neilltown Road Closed Due To Bridge Damage

PennDOT announced Monday (7/14) that a portion of Neilltown Road in western Forest County is closed to traffic because of a damaged bridge over Pithole Creek. The bridge problem was reportedly the result of creek flooding. The road, officially State Route 4003, is closed from Fogle Farm Road to McCarthy Run Road in Harmony Township. PennDOT’s official…

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LeBron Has A Two-Year Deal With Cleveland, Reportedly Worth $42.1 Million

On Saturday, one day after he announced through Sports Illustrated that he would be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA star and Akron native LeBron James signed a two-year deal with the team for which he played during his first seven seasons in the league. The deal is reportedly worth $42.1 million.  ESPN.com first reported…

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