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NCAA Division II Women’s Elite Eight Results – From Erie

NCAA Division II Women’s College Basketball Tournament Results – “Elite Eight” National Quarterfinals – Played Tuesday, March 25 at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie:   Cal Poly Pomona 81, Edinboro 61 Bentley 74, Drury 66 West Texas A&M 81, Limestone 44 Nova Southeastern 72, Concordia – St. Paul 64  

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County Commissioners Association Calls for Funding For 9-1-1

The state’s county commissioners are renewing their call on the Pennsylvania legislature to upgrade funding for the 9-1-1 system. At the forefront of discussion this week at the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania’s meeting in Harrisburg was reform of, and increased funding for, 9-1-1, whose billing has not kept up with technology. CCAP President Jeff…

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Warren High School Student Arrested Following Monday Lockdown

A Warren High School student reportedly faces charges following an incident which resulted in a lockdown of the school late Monday morning. Officials say the facility was locked down around 10:45 AM after a note was found in a boys’ restroom that contained a threat of “an act of violence.” Police and school officials did…

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Woman Charged After Allegedly Attacking A Man Inside His Home In Rocky Grove

A Franklin-area woman has been charged after she allegedly broke into a Rocky Grove residence and allegedly assaulted a man who lives there. Sugarcreek Borough Police say 30 year-old Roxsand Tompkins was arraigned on charges of burglary, trespassing and simple assault.  She was then lodged in the Venango County Jail on $10,000 bail. Police say…

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Steelers Receive Three Compensatory Draft Picks And Sign LB Arthur Moats

The National Football League has awarded the Pittsburgh Steelers three compensatory draft picks, based on the net loss of players to free agency in 2013. The extra picks will be available in the third, fifth and sixth rounds of the NFL draft in early May. In another move involving the Steelers on Monday, Pittsburgh signed…

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Trout Season Opens Saturday In 18 Counties; Oil Region Opener Is April 12

You will be hearing in the next few days about this weekend’s opening day of trout season in much of Pennsylvania, but officials remind us that here in the Oil Region, the opener does not arrive until April 12. In 18 southeastern Pennsylvania counties, trout season begins this Saturday (March 29). Hatchery trucks from the Pennsylvania…

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Penn State Loses IN CBI Quarterfinals, Ends Year With Losing Record

Penn State shot just 29.8 percent (17-for-57) from the field and 55 percent (12-for-22) from the foul line, and was eliminated from the CBI tournament in a 54-52 quarterfinal loss to Siena in a game played in Albany, New York on Monday night. The Nittany Lions closed the season with a 16-18 record.  Siena (17-17) advances…

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Pirates And Tigers Rained Out On Monday

The first game of the final week of preseason play for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers was rained out at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida on Monday afternoon. The contest will not be made up. Pittsburgh (12-9-3 in the Grapefruit League) will host Toronto on Tuesday afternoon. The Bucs will open the regular…

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Two Heroin Arrests Reported In Oil City

Oil City Police report a pair of separate heroin-related arrests late last week. Police say 28 year-old Ashley Feely, from Rouseville, was arrested for allegedly selling heroin to a confidential informant.  Feely was charged with four felony counts and two misdemeanors.  She was lodged in the Venango County Jail on $20,000 bail. Officials say they arrested…

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Blues Blank Pens 1-0; Pittsburgh Settles For Split Of Weekend Home Games

David Backes deflected the puck into the net off Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on Sunday afternoon for the only score in a 1-0 win for the St. Louis Blues (48-16-7) over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. While the loss was the fourth in the last six games for the Penguins, it…

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