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State Attorney General Warns Of Scams And Price-Gouging Following Winter Blast

Pennsylvania’s Attorney General is warning the public about the possibilities of scams and price-gouging following the winter storms which left hundreds of thousands of Pennsylvanians without power and prompted emergency declarations to be issued by both President Obama and Governor Corbett. As of Friday morning, an estimated 257,000 electricity customers across the state remained without…

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Pirates Home Run Legend Ralph Kiner Dies At 91

Baseball slugger and long-time broadcaster Ralph Kiner died Thursday at his home in Rancho Mirage, California.  Kiner was 91.  His death was attributed to natural causes. Kiner’s playing career was cut short after ten years due to back problems, but he retired with 369 home runs which, at the time, was sixth-best in baseball history. …

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Oil City Man Seriously Injured In Clarion County Crash

An Oil City man was seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on Route 66 in Farmington Township in northern Clarion County State Police described the injuries sustained by 40 year-old Eric Streczywilk as “major.” Troopers say the collision occurred when an S-U-V, driven by 39 year-old Christopher Yaworsky, from Erie, slid on a curve and…

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Franklin On Ice Scheduled For Saturday

The Franklin Fine Arts Council has announced many of the events to be held on the annual “Franklin on Ice” day, scheduled this year for Saturday, February 8. Ice carving will begin at 10:00 AM, and the event’s Speed Carving Competition is scheduled to start at 3:00 PM. The day will also include a chili…

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Powerball Jackpot For Saturday Estimated At $247 Million; MegaMillions At $107 Million

Powerball Lottery officials, who say that no one hit the jackpot in their game’s drawing on Wednesday night, have estimated the annuity value of Saturday night’s jackpot at $107 million. The one-time cash value of the prize is currently estimated at $142.5 million. The annuity value of Wednesday’s jackpot would have been valued at more…

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Patterson Paces Pitt To A 59-55 OT Victory At Miami

Lamar Patterson scored 10 points in overtime on Wednesday night, lifting Pitt (19-4; 7-2 ACC) to a 59-55 Atlantic Coast Conference victory at Miami. Patterson finished with 25 points, leading all scorers, while teammate Cameron Wright scored 12 and Talib Zanna added 10. Rion Brown paced Miami (11-11; 2-7) with 21 points. Pitt will host…

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Pens Beat Sabres 5-1, Reach 40 Wins In Shortest Time – 57 Games

Five different Pittsburgh players scored on Buffalo ice on Wednesday night, and the Penguins reached the 40-victory mark in a season for the earliest time ever – in 57 games – in a 5-1 victory over the Sabres. Pittsburgh’s previous quickest road to 40 wins covered 65 games in 1995-96. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, James Neal, Brian…

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Local Unemployment Numbers Drop To Lowest Marks In Five Years

Statistics for the Oil Region for the month of December show some of the lowest unemployment numbers in the area in more than five years. Labor analysts attribute the improvement, even though it may be temporary, to holiday hires, a boom in new jobs in the health industry and no major layoff announcements during the month. Venango…

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Franklin Man Arrested On Charges He Sexually Assaulted A Four Year-Old Girl Ten Years Ago

A Franklin man has been charged after a teenage girl claimed he twice sexually assaulted her back in 2004 when she was four years old. 23 year-old Mark DeLuca was arraigned on charges of indecent assault, indecent exposure and the corruption of a minor.  He was lodged in the Venango County Jail with bail set…

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Kentucky Man Wanted On New York City Warrant Arrested Near Clintonville

State Police officials say a Kentucky man wanted on a warrant in New York City was arrested at a traffic stop near Clintonville. Troopers at the Franklin PSP station say 38 year-old Julius Doe, from Louisville, was taken into custody after his vehicle was stopped on the westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Clinton Township…

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