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Franklin Man Charged In Knife Threat, Taking Woman’s Car

A Franklin man was charged Wednesday in a Monday incident in which he was accused of threatening a woman with a knife and taking her car. Franklin City Police say the incident occurred around 4:30 PM Monday afternoon at an apartment building on the 1100-block of Liberty Street in Franklin.  48 year-old Louis Frady is accused…

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Clarion Rape Suspect Held For Trial On Eight Counts

A Philadelphia man was ordered held for trial on Wednesday in the reported rape of a Clarion University student at a university housing complex two weekends ago. Police say the suspect, 22 year-old Tafari Haynes, also is a Clarion student. Haynes is accused of raping a 19 year-old woman at a Clarion Township location during…

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Karns City Woman Charged In Chicora School Scare

Law enforcement officials in Butler County say a Karns City woman faces charges after an incident Wednesday which resulted in a lockdown at an elementary school. State Police say 27 year-old Ashley Soose called Chicora Elementary School just after noon on Wednesday to say that her son’s father, who was about to pick up their…

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Rangers Beat Penguins For Just 2nd Time In Last 11 Meetings

Five different New York players scored on Wednesday night as the Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins for just the second time in the last eleven meetings between the two teams. In a game played at Madison Square Garden in New York, the Rangers posted a 5-1 victory. Kris Letang recorded the only goal for Pittsburgh…

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Flags To Fly At Half-Staff For Congressman Coyne

United States and Pennsylvania flags will be flying at half-staff this Thursday (Nov. 7) to honor former Congressman William Coyne who died Sunday at age 77. Governor Corbett issued the executive order for flags in the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at all state facilities in Coyne’s home region, Allegheny County. Coyne served as a…

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White Chosen Venango County D.A.; Dunham, Poff Win Oil City Council Seats

Republican Shawn White was overwhelmingly elected Venango County’s district attorney on Tuesday.  White garnered 79.6 percent of the vote to win in a landslide over Democrat Jim Carbone, a former assistant district attorney. Other county races saw Susan Hannon take 76.2 percent of the vote in the register-recorder race to defeat Alexandre Motzer, while incumbent…

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NO CHARGES TO BE FILED IN OIL CITY POLICE SHOOTING

The Venango County District Attorney’s office has ruled there will be no prosecution in the shooting death of an Oil City woman by a city police officer in July, and the Pennsylvania State Police have pronounced their investigation complete. A State Police statement issued Tuesday afternoon indicates that District Attorney Marie Veon has determined that…

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Game, Fish Officials And Lawmakers Oppose Change Regarding Endangered Species

The directors of Pennsylvania’s Game Commission and Fish and Boat Commission will be joined by lawmakers, environmentalists and outdoorsmen at a news conference in Harrisburg on Thursday morning (10:00 AM) to discuss their opposition to a bill in the state House of Representatives regarding the decision-making process concerning endangered species in Pennsylvania. Joining the Game…

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Tuesday’s Ballots Feature Mostly Local Races

Voters go to the polls Tuesday (Nov. 5) in the 2013 municipal elections in Pennsylvania. Locally, most contested races are on the township and borough levels. There is a race for District Attorney in Venango County, although the Democratic candidate has little been heard from since the May primaries.  James Carbone, a former assistant D.A., ran…

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Body Of Transfer Canoeist Found By Friends Who Continued Search

The body of a Mercer County man who had been missing since his canoe capsized last Wednesday has been found by a group of friends who continued looking for the man after an official search had been ended. The body of 47 year-old Eric Metz, from Transfer, was discovered in about eight feet of water…

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