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Jolly July 3rd In Oil City

Once again this year the city of Oil City will observe the Fourth of July — on the Third of July! Jolly July 3rd activities will run from 4:00 PM Wednesday until about 10:30 PM in and around Justus Park on the city’s North Side. Children’s events, beginning at 4:00 PM, will include clowns, face…

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$3,600 Jewelry Theft Reported In Sandycreek

A Sandycreek Township woman tells police someone stole more than $3,600 worth of jewelry from her residence. State Police at the Franklin station say the incident apparently occurred Monday. Specifically, the victim estimated the value of the missing jewelry at $3,680.  Investigators released no other details.

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Oil City Woman Hurt In Route 8 Rollover

An Oil City woman was injured late Tuesday morning in a rollover accident on Route 8 just outside of Oil City. The State Police say a car driven by 21 year-old Bethany Shontz went out of control from the inside southbound lane of the highway and struck a vehicle that had been passing hers on…

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Impaired Driving And Boating Enforcements Stepped Up Over Holiday

Drivers will notice an increase in the number of law enforcement officials and vehicles across Pennsylvania throughout the Fourth of July holiday and the following weekend. It’s all part of a nationwide “Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over” initiative, which runs through July 8, and it’s an effort to make Pennsylvania highways safer during the…

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July 4 Is A Fish-For-Free Day In Pennsylvania

The Fourth of July will be Pennsylvania’s second and final Fish-for-Free Day of 2013. The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission reminds anglers and would-be anglers that anyone, residents and non-residents, may legally fish, even without a Pennsylvania fishing license this Thursday.  All other state fishing regulations apply. Fish-for-Free Days are designed to serve as introductions…

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Homer Bailey Fires No-Hitter Vs. Giants

The Cincinnati Reds’ Homer Bailey became the first Major League pitcher to throw a no-hitter in the 2013 season, turning the trick Tuesday night in a 3-0 win over the San Francisco Giants in Cincinnati. Bailey, who also fired the last no-hitter of 2012 some ten months ago, struck out nine Giants batters and walked…

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Phillies Use Seven Pitchers To End Pirates’ Win Streak 3-1

The Philadelphia Phillies utilized seven pitchers who combined on a six-hitter, ending the Pittsburgh Pirates’ winning streak at nine games in a 3-1 victory over the Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night. Only Garrett Jones, who hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, could provide a score for the Bucs…

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Pens To Sign Kris Letang To 8-Year Contract Extension, Sign Dupuis For Four Years

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Tuesday that they have agreed to terms with defenseman Kris Letang on an eight-year, $58-million contract extension, and have re-signed forward Pascal Dupuis for four years at an average annual value of $3.75 million. Letang’s new deal begins with the 2014-2015 season, will keep Letang signed through 2021-2022, and has an average…

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Cranberry Township Man Charged With Promoting Prostitution

A Cranberry Township man has been charged by the Oil City Police with promoting prostitution in connection with incidents in June in Oil City. Investigators say 53 year-old Charles Barnes is also charged with luring a child into a vehicle, simple assault and harassment. Police did not give details, but stated that the charges stem from activity…

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House Republicans Kill Medicaid Expansion Requirement For Pennsylvania

Republicans in the state House have stripped a Senate provision in a budget-related bill that would have required Governor Tom Corbett to seek federal approval for Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Health Care Act. The senate had approved the package on Sunday, but a key House committee on Monday killed the Medicaid provision, and…

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