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Fire Destroys Automotive Garage Near Cochranton

A fire early Wednesday morning destroyed an automotive garage near Cochranton. No one was in the establishment, and no injuries were reported.  A passer-by spotted the fire shortly before 2:30 AM. A State Police fire marshal is already investigating the cause of the blaze.  The building was declared a total loss.

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Clarion Man Injured In Knox-Area Rollover

A Clarion man was injured Tuesday morning in a rollover accident on Interstate 80 near Knox. State Police say 31 year-old Frederick Christensen was traveling west on I-80 at about 7:00 AM when his S-U-V left the highway, hit an embankment and rolled over. Troopers say Christensen was not wearing a seat belt and suffered…

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MegaMillions Lottery Jackpot Reaches $216 Million

Another lottery jackpot has climbed above $200 million. Officials say the estimated annuity value of the Friday jackpot in the MegaMillions Lottery is currently at $216 million after no one matched all numbers needed to win Tuesday’s $195 million prize. The one-time cash prize for the next drawing is estimated at $119.6 million. One player…

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Tuesday’s High School Basketball Playoff Results – February 25

High School Basketball Playoff Results – Tuesday, February 25 -   District 10 “AAA” Boys Semifinals Erie East 53, Oil City 41 Farrell 71, Strong Vincent 69   District 10 “AAAA” Boys Championship McDowell 66, Cathedral Prep 52   District 10 “AA” Boys Semifinals Fairview 64, Reynolds 28 West Middlesex 58, Mercyhurst Prep 42  …

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VC-Keystone Game Moved To Cranberry High School

District 9 basketball tournament officials have acquiesced to followers of both Venango Catholic and Keystone High School basketball, and have moved Wednesday night’s girls class “A” semifinal game between the Lady Vikings (19-4) and the Lady Panthers (17-7) to Cranberry High School. The game will start at 7:00 PM. The contest had originally been slated…

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Franklin Home Destroyed By Monday Morning Fire

A fire that broke out around 9:30 AM Monday morning destroyed a home in Franklin’s Third Ward. The resident of the home on the 300-block of Grant Street, identified as Robert Laing, Jr., was able to safely escape the flames. Franklin firefighters were on the scene until early afternoon.  The cause of the fire was…

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Former Chapmanville VFD Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Theft Charges

A former treasurer for the Chapmanville Volunteer Fire Department will serve seven years probation following her guilty pleas entered Monday in a case in which she was accused of misappropriating about $33,000 in department funds. 42 year-old Kimberly Keener entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court to charges of theft by deception and theft by failure to…

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$10,000 In Cash Stolen From Grove City Residence

Police in Grove City are investigating the reported theft of $10,000 in cash from a residence in their community sometime earlier this month. It is believed the money was stolen on February 5 or 6 from a home on Broad Street in Grove City.  Police say they found no signs of a forced entry. The…

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Tidioute Man Charged With Sexual Assault On A Teenager

State Police officials say a 70 year-old Tidioute man has been charged in the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl. Investigators say Lawrence McGuigan is accused of assaulting a now-17 year-old girl last November.  McGuigan was charged last week with two counts of sexual assault and one count of the corruption of a minor.…

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Flooding Reported In Parker; Flood Warning Continues For Clarion And Armstrong Co.’s

The National Weather Service reported early Monday morning that they have extended their Flood Warning for Clarion and Armstrong Counties due to flooding in Parker. The flooding is attributed to the backflow of water caused by an ice jam. Route 268 is flooded at points between Parker and Foxburg, and the NWS reported the ice…

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