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Polk Man Enters Guilty Pleas In March Police Chase

A Polk-area man will be sentenced later this month after entering guilty pleas to charges connected with a police chase in Polk in early March. In a plea bargain, 51 year-old George Deemer entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court on Monday to charges of fleeing police, resisting arrest, driving without a license, and two…

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Alvarez Homers, Liriano Wins 11th, Bucs Open St. Louis Series With 9-2 Victory

Pedro Alvarez homered, Clint Barmes drove in a pair of runs, and Francisco Liriano pitched four-hit baseball over seven innings for his 11th win, as the Pittsburgh Pirates opened a five-game home series with a 9-2 romp over first-place St. Louis on Monday night. Alvarez capped off a four-run first inning by taking over the…

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State Flags To Go To Half-Staff In Memory Of Governor William Scranton

Governor Tom Corbett has ordered all Pennsylvania flags lowered to half-staff in honor of former Pennsylvania Governor William Scranton who died Sunday night at the age of 96. Scranton passed away at a residence at a retirement community in California.  Death was attributed to a brain hemorrhage.  Scranton also owned a home in Waverly, just…

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Oil City Man Agrees To Plea Bargain In Assault On Woman In February

An Oil City-area man has entered guilty pleas to charges of simple assault and trespassing in a February incident in which he was accused of breaking into a Hoffman Avenue residence and assaulting a woman who lives there. 39 year-old Bradley Felmlee was accused of kicking in a door, hitting a woman in the face, threatening…

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Venango County Fair Has Plow, Scrap Metal Stolen

With the annual Venango County Fair about ready to begin, fair officials have discovered that a crucial piece of equipment is missing. It appears the large plow used to prepare the fairgrounds’ pulling track for the annual event’s tractor and truck pulls has been stolen sometime since the 2012 fair ended.  Replacement costs will run…

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Southbound I-79 Traffic Limited To One Lane Near Cochranton

PennDOT says the one-lane travel restriction for Interstate 79 near the highway’s Geneva/Cochranton exit is now in effect for southbound travelers. The lane restriction for northbound traffic has been lifted. The changes have been brought about because of the ongoing construction work on the Route 285 overpass. The restriction for southbound traffic should be lifted by…

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Governor Corbett Asks For Federal Disaster Aid For June Storm Damage

Governor Tom Corbett has asked for federal assistance to help the state and local municipalities deal with the costs of severe thunderstorms that rolled through the area in late June. Corbett says state officials estimate that the price of weather damage in fourteen counties is in the area of 20 million dollars, and he adds…

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Former Governor Scranton Dies At Age 96

Former Pennsylvania Governor and Ambassador to the United Nations William Scranton has died at the age of 96. Scranton died Sunday night, reportedly from a brain hemorrhage, at a residence at a California retirement community.  He had previously lived in Waverly, just outside the Pennsylvania city that was named after his family. Scranton served one…

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Wiebe Wins Senior British Open In Delayed Playoff

Mark Wiebe finished the fifth hole of a playoff at the Senior British Open with a par putt, while 2010 champion Bernhard Langer bogeyed, and Wiebe won the tournament for the first time in the only year in the 27-year history of the event that play finished on Monday. The playoff was on after Langer double-bogeyed the…

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DuBois Wins Junior League Baseball State Tournament at Cranberry

2013 Junior League Baseball Pennsylvania State Tournament Results  -  at Cranberry High School   The DuBois Junior League baseball All-Stars captured the state Junior League title with 5 wins in 5 days at the Pennsylvania State Tournament in Cranberry over the weekend.  DuBois followed last year’s runner-up finish by clinching the championship on Sunday evening with…

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