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Victim In Three-Vehicle Crash On Route 62 Identified As 17 Year-Old Mercer Girl

State Police officials have identified the teenager who died early Wednesday evening in a three-vehicle crash on Route 62 near Mercer as 17 year-old Samantha Coast, from the Mercer area. Troopers say the crash occurred in Coolspring Township around 6:00 PM Wednesday when a car driven by 18 year-old William Cupic, from Mercer, went out of control…

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Oil City Man Charged In DUI Flight From Police In Stolen Vehicle

An Oil City man was sentenced this week in Venango County Court to up to a year-and-a-half in jail in a January incident in which he was accused of fleeing police while driving under the influence in a vehicle that had been reported stolen. 25 year-old Ronald Feely was sentenced Tuesday on charges of the…

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Strong Storms Sweep Through, Pittsburgh Area Hardest Hit, Tornado In Lawrence Co.

Strong storms that swept through the Oil Region late Wednesday afternoon brought with them some flooding problems and downed trees, but not the same impact that earlier storms had caused to areas south of us. Wednesday morning storms caused flooding problems in Butler and in many Pittsburgh suburbs, including Bridgeville, Mount Lebanon, Oakdale, Castle Shannon and…

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Sigel Man Pleads Guilty In Heroin Death Of Brookville Woman

A Sigel man entered guilty pleas Wednesday in the drug-related death of a Brookville woman whose body was found in her car in southern Clarion County in January. 30 year-old Shawn Carr will be sentenced in August on his pleas to counts of the delivery of drugs resulting in death, delivery of a controlled substance,…

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Sharon Assault Suspect Arrested Wednesday Just Across The Ohio State Line

A Sharon man who was wanted by police since he allegedly assaulted another man late Saturday night was apprehended Wednesday afternoon in Hubbard Township, Ohio, just outside Sharon. 43 year-old Kyle Cheza, a former star athlete at Hickory High School in nearby Hermitage, stands accused of dragging a 37 year-old Sharon man over a short fence and hitting him…

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Oil City Man Charged In Attacks On Girlfriend

An Oil City man has been charged with false imprisonment, assault and harassment following an investigation into a domestic dispute at a residence on Plum Street in Oil City on July 5. Oil City Police say they charged 20 year-old Dylan Brown following accusations by an Oil City woman that Brown kept her from leaving…

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Man Hospitalized After Fall At McConnells Mill State Park

A visitor to McConnells Mill State Park in eastern Lawrence County was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon after he fell a distance of at least fifteen feet. The man’s identity has not been released, and there were no immediate details as to the location or circumstances of the fall. Emergency crews from the Portersville…

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Liriano, Two Relievers Combine On Rain-Delayed 5-0 Shutout

Francisco Liriano and relief pitchers Justin Wilson and Jeanmar Gomez combined Wednesday night on a 5-hit shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (54-36) ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-0 home win over the Oakland Athletics (54-37). Delayed two hours and 50 minutes because of severe weather, the game at PNC Park ended at 12:43…

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Tuition Hikes Approved For Pennsylvania’s State-Owned Universities

The State System of Higher Education this week approved increases in tuition at the 14 state-owned universities, including Clarion, Slippery Rock and Edinboro Universities. Resident students will now pay an additional 194 dollars per year, or about three percent, beginning this fall.  There will also be a ten dollar annual increase in the “technology fee.” …

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Appeals Court Upholds Gary Wiley Murder Convictions

A state appeals court has upheld the first-degree murder and burglary convictions against a Linesville man in the deaths of a Linesville-area couple in their home in April, 2010. Pennsylvania Superior Court this week refused to overturn the verdicts of guilty of murder and burglary against 41 year-old Gary Wiley in the deaths of 51 year-old…

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