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Ennis’ 35-Foot,Three-Point Buzzer-Beater Sinks Pitt

Freshman Tyler Ennis drained a 35-foot, three-point shot at the buzzer Wednesday night, giving still-undefeated Syracuse a 58-56 victory over Pitt in an ACC game played in Pittsburgh. It marked the first loss by Pitt in the ten games they have played against top-5 teams in the 12-year history of the Petersen Events Center. C.J.…

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Harrisville Man Found Dead In A Backyard Near A Slippery Rock Bar

The State Police have begun an investigation into the death of a Harrisville man whose body was found early Wednesday evening in a yard near the rear of a bar in downtown Slippery Rock. The deceased was identified as 28 year-old Aaron Cook. As of Thursday morning, officials had released few details, but Cook had reportedly been seen leaving the bar…

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Erie Man Accused Of Threatening 13 People From His Forest County Jail Cell

A state prison inmate from Erie is accused of threatening thirteen different people with mailings sent from the State Correctional Institution in Forest County. Officials claim 25 year-old Adam Mallin sent a total of 17 letters in October, January and early this month threatening violence against police and probation officials, judges, prosecuting attorneys and court…

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Butler Man Gets Life Sentences In Tionesta Murders

A Butler man was sentenced Wednesday to consecutive terms of life in prison without parole upon his guilty pleas entered the same day in the deaths of two people near Tionesta last April. 38 year-old Scott Black entered pleas of guilty in Forest County Court to charges of second-degree murder in the deaths of 42…

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Driver Hurt, Students Safe As Vehicle Hits School Bus In Oil City

One adult was injured in a collision between a motor vehicle and a school bus following classes in Oil City on Tuesday. Officials say all of the students riding the bus escaped injury. The incident occurred at about 3:40 PM at the intersection of Harriott and Bissell Avenues in Oil City.  Police say the bus…

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Police Say Oil City School Lockdown Friday Was Prompted By Guns Found In A Car

Police officials in Oil City said Tuesday that the partial lockdown of Oil City High School last Friday afternoon was ordered after two guns were found in a car parked on school property. Authorities say they do not believe that the weapons were ever intended to be taken into the school.  Classes continued, but the…

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Ohio Man Charged After Six Guns Were Found In A Trunk Wheel Well In His Car

An Ohio man has been charged after State Police say they found six handguns hidden in his car during a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Barkeyville. Officials say 35 year-old Timothy Holmes, from Akron, was charged with six counts of carrying a firearm without a license. Troopers say they stopped Holmes shortly after 8:30…

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Oil City Man Jailed On Siverly Assault Charges

An Oil City man has been charged with assault, harassment and public drunkenness following an incident Sunday in which he is accused of slamming a woman’s head against a wall numerous times. Oil City Police who responded to the accusations say they found 22 year-old Shannon Hager yelling at two women from the porch of…

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Three State Reps Hold Town Meeting In Titusville; 2nd Get-Together Set For Meadville

If you missed Tuesday night’s town hall meeting at Henne Auditorium in Titusville in which three northwestern Pennsylvania state Representatives discussed and answered questions about Governor Tom Corbett’s proposed budget, you may want to clear your schedule for the second of the two meetings, slated for Thursday evening. The Thursday event will begin at 7:00…

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House Budget Hearings Start With Independent Fiscal Office

The state House Appropriations Committee opened budget hearings Monday with the Independent Fiscal Office. IFO Director Matthew Knittle told the committee that conditions are favorable for stronger growth in the U.S. economy this year. Knittle testified that credit card and mortgage debts are being paid down, individual spending is being restrained, and businesses currently in…

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