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Venango County Jail Inmate Faces Charges For Allegedly Attacking Guards

Authorities say an inmate at the Venango County Jail in Franklin faces charges after he allegedly attacked multiple prison guards last week. A man identified as Jonathan Sloss was charged with aggravated assault by a prisoner and, after his arraignment, was returned to the county jail. Although official reports do not contain details of the incident,…

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Number-One Seeds Denver, Seattle Advance To Super Bowl XLVIII

The Denver Broncos held off the New England Patriots 26-16, and the Seattle Seahawks edged the San Francisco 49ers 23-17 on Sunday in the NFL’s conference championship games, putting the two number-one seeds up against each other in Super Bowl XLVII, scheduled for Sunday, February 2 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. In the AFC title…

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Pitt Loses 59-54 At Syracuse In ACC First-Place Battle

Undefeated Syracuse, ranked number-2 in the country, used a 10-2 run at the end of the game to hold off Pitt (16-2; 4-1 ACC) and defeat the Panthers 59-54 on Saturday at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse in a battle for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Orange shot 51 percent from the…

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Corbett Mum On Strikedown Of Voter I-D Law; Democrats Applaud Judge’s Decision

As of the weekend, Governor Tom Corbett’s office had been virtually silent on the Friday ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley striking down Pennsylvania’s Voter Photo I-D Law. A statement from Corbett’s general counsel, James Shultz, says the administration continues to evaluate the opinion and will shortly determine whether post-trial motions are appropriate. McGinley…

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Tionesta Woman Dies Following Saturday Morning Fire

A Tionesta woman died Saturday in a Pittsburgh hospital several hours after a fire roared through her apartment. 50 year-old Diana Barnes-Clark died hours after she was rescued from the fire, which was reported by a neighbor shortly before 3:30 AM Saturday morning.  Barnes-Clark reportedly worked at the Abraxas facility near Marienville. Four fire companies responded…

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Saturday Fire Damages Hydetown Residence

A fire early Saturday evening caused extensive damage to the second floor of a two-story home in Hydetown. No one was in the house when the fire started around 8:00 PM.  Hydetown and Titusville firefighters responded.  Early reports indicate the blaze may have originated in the chimney of a wood stove. The house was being renovated,…

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Two Hurt As Deer Crashes Through Two Vehicles

State Police say a couple from Grove City was hospitalized Sunday after an incident involving a deer and two vehicles on Route 8 in northern Butler County. Investigating troopers say the deer first crashed through the windshield of a southbound vehicle driven by 46 year-old Jessica Hartle, from Grove City, and then ricocheted through the…

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Pothole Patching Has Already Begun In Pennsylvania

PennDOT has taken advantage of some brief recent thaws to begin patching the thousands of potholes that have formed around the state. Ironically, winter’s severe temperature swings are usually to blame for the problem.  Water collects under pavements, and a constant shift between freezing and thawing can cause damage beginning underneath the pavement. The patching of…

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Frank Agnello Is New Knox Mayor

At a special meeting Thursday night, Knox Borough Council appointed Frank Agnello as Knox mayor. Council also appointed Jason Bowen as the borough’s new police chief. Agnello replaces Mayor-elect William Peck who moved out of Knox Borough during the election campaign.  Peck reportedly never contacted Knox officials about his plans. Bowen succeeds Jeff Prugh as police chief…

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Expanded Replay Approved Unanimously By Baseball Owners

The 30 Major League Baseball owners on Thursday unanimously approved an expansion of baseball’s instant replay regulations, effective with the 2014 season. The deal was approved late Thursday by the Major League Baseball Players Association and the Major League Umpires Association. Disputed home runs will still be reviewed under existing rules, and will not fall…

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