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Phone Scam Purportedly Concerning Grandson Costs Local Man $1,000

Police officials in Venango County say a local man was scammed out of $1,000 late last week after a phone call in which he was told that his grandson who lives in Pittsburgh was in trouble in Houston, Texas and needed money. It was only after the victim wired the money that he discovered that…

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Jeffrey Misko Named Venango County’s Chief Public Defender

Jeffrey Misko, an attorney from Erie, has been named chief public defender for Venango County. Misko replaces Amy Johnston, who resigned last month.  He has been an assistant public defender in Crawford County for nearly eight years. Also joining the public defender’s office is Oil City attorney Jeannine Botta-Guth, and rejoining the office where she…

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Governor Corbett Unveils His Proposed Commonwealth Budget

Governor Tom Corbett unveiled his proposed Pennsylvania budget for the Commonwealth’s next fiscal year on Tuesday. Speaking to a joint session of the state legislature and outlining his budget plans for the 2014-2015 fiscal year which will begin July 1, the Governor proposed a spending plan totaling $29.4 billion, a one billion dollar increase — or…

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Neal’s Goal Gives Pittsburgh A 2-1 Overtime Win Over Ottawa

James Neal scored the game-winning goal with 3:05 remaining in overtime on Monday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins bested the Ottawa Senators 2-1 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh for their 16th win in their last 17 home games. Brian Gibbons also scored for Pittsburgh (39-15-2), recording his first NHL power play goal.  Stephane Da…

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Winter Storm Warning Posted For Oil Region

A Winter Storm Warning will go into effect for most of the Oil Region at 7:00 PM Tuesday (2/4) and will extend through 7:00 PM Wednesday. The National Weather Service has upgraded the previous Winter Storm Watch to a Warning for snow. The Venango County forecast calls for the possibility of three-to-seven inches of snow…

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Knox Man Accused Of Trying To Strike Girlfriend With His Truck

A Knox man has been jailed following the filing of charges against him in an incident in which he was accused of twice trying to strike his girlfriend with his truck — once while she was driving her own vehicle and once while she was standing beside her car. State Police from the Clarion station say…

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Poll Shows Many Pennsylvanians Support Marcellus Shale Drilling

A new poll indicates that most people in Pennsylvania support the boom in Marcellus shale natural gas drilling. The latest Franklin and Marshall College poll finds that 64 percent of the survey’s respondents favor, strongly or somewhat, the expansion of the gas drilling industry. Poll director Dr. G. Terry Madonna told Radio PA News the…

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Seattle Routs Denver 43-8 For First Super Bowl Win

The Seattle Seahawks’ defense forced four turnovers, picking off two passes by Denver’s Peyton Manning and recovering two fumbles on the way to their first-ever NFL championship, beating the Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII AT MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The defense helped Seattle become the first Super Bowl team to ever…

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Spartansburg-Area Sawmill Destroyed By Fire

A sawmill in the Spartansburg area was destroyed by fire early Monday morning. Officials say the fire on Sportsman’s Road in Sparta Township, south of Route 77, was reported at about 4:00 AM.  Spartansburg and Bloomfield Township firefighters responded, and were on the scene for about two-and-a-half hours.  They said the sawmill was fully involved in…

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Knox Man Injured In Crash During Police Chase

A Knox man was taken to Clarion Hospital after what police describe as a high-speed chase in Beaver Township in northern Clarion County. State Police at the Clarion station say an S-U-V driven by 21 year-old Justin Harkness left Knox Road, and traveled through a fence and into a pasture.  Officials say a trooper making…

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