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State Senator Seeks To Lessen Penalties For Possession Of Marijuana

Now added to the numerous pieces of legislation in Harrisburg concerning the use of marijuana, including bills to legalize pot for medical and/or recreational uses, is a measure that would lessen the penalties for the possession of small amounts. Under state Senator Mike Stack’s bill, the first two convictions on the charge of possession of…

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Pirates Win On Bases-Loaded Error

The Pittsburgh Pirates scored both of their runs Wednesday on an error with the bases loaded and two outs in the top of the eighth inning, and held on for a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Twins in a Grapefruit League preseason baseball game played in Fort Myers, Florida. Tito Polo and Jordy Mercer both…

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NCAA Division II Women’s Semifinal Results – From Erie

NCAA Division II Women’s College Basketball Tournament Semifinal Results  –  Wednesday, March 26 (Games are hosted by Gannon University, and are being played at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie):   Bentley  77, Cal Poly – Pomona 62 West Texas A&M 80, Nova Southeastern 66   Bentley (34-0) will face West Texas A&M (32-2) for then…

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LIHEAP Home Heating Assistance Application Deadline Extended Until April 18

The Commonwealth has announced that the deadline to apply for financial assistance to help pay home heating bills through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended through April 18. That gives potential applicants an extra two weeks in which to sign up for LIHEAP help. The state’s Department of Public Welfare has…

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Two Plead Guilty In Halloween Vandalism, Assault And Robbery Case

Two men entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court this week to charges stemming from a series of Halloween night incidents which police said included vandalism, assault and robbery. 24 year-old Shane Vitka, from Oil City, pleaded guilty to counts of robbery and the possession of an instrument of crime, while 19 year-old Dusty Perry,…

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Vehicle Document Fees In Pennsylvania Will Increase April 1

The costs of vehicle-related documents in Pennsylvania will increase in price, beginning Tuesday (April 1) in the first wave of fee changes brought about by the state’s $2.4 billion transportation funding law. The fees for title certificates, for duplicate drivers licenses and photo I-D cards, and for documents regarding title security interest and vehicle and driver…

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Oil City Man Sentenced For Downloading Child Pornography Via Neighbor’s Wireless Internet Connection

An Oil City man has been sentenced to county jail time for using his neighbor’s wireless Internet access to download child pornography. Police said they had initially been investigating the neighbor until evidence led them to 23 year-old Jordon Astrove.  In Venango County Court proceedings in November, Astrove entered guilty pleas to ten charges. On Tuesday,…

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17 Year-Old To Be Charged In Alleged Rapes Of An 8 Year-Old Boy

State Police officials in Clarion County are preparing to press charges against a 17 year-old boy who allegedly raped a younger boy on multiple occasions earlier this month. The alleged victim is eight years old. Investigators say the incidents are alleged to have occurred in Beaver Township, near Knox, between March 10 and March 19. …

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Titusville Man Sought On Three Different Warrants

Law enforcement officials in the Oil Region are searching for a Titusville man who they say is wanted on warrants in three different places. The Crawford County Sheriff’s office says 25 year-old Joseph Gaydosh is wanted for violating his parole on a statutory sexual assault charge from 2011. State Police at the Corry station say…

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Pens Lose For 5th Time In 7 Games; Malkin May Miss Rest Of Regular Season

The Pittsburgh Penguins managed only two scores off the Phoenix Coyotes’ backup goaltender, Thomas Greiss, on Tuesday night and lost for the fifth time in their last seven games, dropping a 3-2 home decision at Consol Energy Center. With the Penguins (46-21-5) needing only one more win to qualify for their eighth straight appearance in…

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