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Powerball Jackpot Tops $200 Million Again

Once again, the estimated annuity value of the jackpot in the Powerball Lottery game has jumped over the $200 million mark. Powerball officials on Thursday posted a $203 million estimate for Saturday night’s drawing.  This came after no one hit the jackpot on Wednesday. The estimated cash value for Saturday’s jackpot is posted at $115.5…

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Liriano Falters, Pirates Lose Series Finale In Milwaukee

Pittsburgh Pirates starter Francisco Liriano lasted only three innings on Wednesday night, giving up seven runs and seven hits, and the Pirates dropped the final game of a three-game affair in Milwaukee 9-3 to the Brewers. Liriano (15-7; 2.98 ERA) struck out four batters and walked two.  Two runs scored off Pirates reliever Stolmy Pimentel,…

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Former Venango County House Arrest Manager Charged With Rape And Bribery

A Knox man, who until December had been in charge of the Venango County Court Supervision house arrest monitoring program, has been charged with rape, bribery in official matters and other charges in a case in which he is accused of demanding sex from female offenders in exchange for promises to ignore positive tests for…

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Labor Day Weekend Crashes Were Down, But 11 Fatalities Were Reported

The number of automobile crashes to which the Pennsylvania State Police responded over the Labor Day holiday weekend dropped by 85 this year, but an agency spokesman says the number of fatalities in those incidents climbed from six to eleven. The higher fatality number was due, in part, to the fact that six people, including…

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Seawolves Drop Playoff Opener At Jerry Uht Park

Steven Souza homered to lead off the top of the ninth inning to give the Harrisburg Senators a 5-4 win over the Erie Seawolves on Wednesday night in the first game of a best-of-five Eastern League playoff series played at Jerry Uht Park in Erie. Playing in the postseason for the first time in six years,…

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Falling Tree Destroys Car, Snarls Traffic On Route 8 In Reno

Traffic on Route 8 in Reno was disrupted for more than an hour-and-a-half late Wednesday afternoon when a tree fell across the four-lane highway and onto a car whose driver had left the road in an attempt to avoid damage. Police officials say 44 year-old Dave Thomas, from Oil City, escaped injury when he swerved his…

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Identity Sought On Skeletal Remains Found Near French Creek In Meadville

Officials in Crawford County are working on identifying the skeletal remains of a man found late Wednesday afternoon along French Creek in Meadville’s Fifth Ward. Reports indicate the discovery of the remains was reported by two men who were investigating a campsite they found constructed near a trail leading to a fishing area near Lincoln…

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Butler Woman Seeks Miss America Title

A Butler woman is in Atlantic City as one of the contestants in the Miss America 2014 pageant. 21 year-old Annie Rosellini is seeking to become just the second Miss Pennsylvania to win the crown, and the first since 1954. Rosellini attends Point Park College in Pittsburgh, and graduated from Butler High School.  She won…

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Route 36 To Be Closed Tuesday Between Leeper And Tylersburg

A stretch of Route 36 between Leeper and Tylersburg in northern Clarion County will close on Tuesday (Sept.10) for a pipe replacement project. Highway crews should have the road in Farmington Township reopened by sometime the following day. The official detour, beginning in Leeper, will take traffic south on Route 66 to Route 4033, and back…

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Titusville Man Charged In Theft Of Guns From Father, Who Is A City Police Officer

A Titusville man has been charged, and two other suspects are being investigated in the thefts and resale of some fourteen guns taken from the man’s father, who reportedly is a Titusville City Police officer. Police say 25 year-old Ruel Root IV had been arraigned on 35 charges, including multiple counts of  theft by unlawful taking, receiving…

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