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Oil City Woman Sentenced In Shaken Baby Case

An Oil City woman was sentenced in Venango County Court to nine months to two years in jail in a case prompted by the discovery of injuries sustained by a one year-old child nearly two years ago. 33 year-old Christine Silvis was also sentenced to three years probation following her guilty plea to a charge of…

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Bylsma Given Contract Extension As Pittsburgh Penguins Coach

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Wednesday that they have given head coach Dan Bylsma a two-year contract extension. The announcement was made by team general manager Ray Shero just five days after the Penguins had been eliminated from the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs by the Boston Bruins in a four-game sweep in the Eastern Conference finals.…

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Start Of Thurston Balloon Classic Delayed One Day

Officials connected with the annual Thurston Hot Air Balloon Classic in Meadville say their event will now officially be started with the annual Night Glow on Thursday night. The Thurston Classic was to have started Wednesday evening with the launch of a hydrogen gas balloon, one of the units which does not require a flame and…

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Governor Still Seeks Approval Of All Major Proposals By The End Of The Month

Governor Tom Corbett expressed a bit of frustration with Pennsylvania’s budget approval process, but he told Radio PA News this week that he does expect another on-time state spending plan. Corbett has signed two-consecutive on-time budgets.  The end-of-the-fiscal-year deadline is June 30.  In addition to a new budget, he says he wants pension reform, a…

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36-Point Blowout Gives Spurs 2-1 Lead In NBA Finals

The San Antonio Spurs set a record for any game in the NBA championship series by hitting sixteen 3-point shots on Tuesday night in their 113-77 romp over the defending champion Miami Heat. Danny Green sank seven of the treys, and finished with 27 points, and Gary Neal connected six times and scored 24 points,…

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Cole Wins In Major League Debut, Alvarez And Marte Aid With Homers

Gerrit Cole, baseball’s number-one draft pick in 2011, worked 6-and-a-third innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates’ starter on Tuesday night, winning his Major League debut in an 8-2 victory for the Bucs over the San Francisco Giants at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Pedro Alvarez and Starling Marte both homered in the Pirates’ effort.  The Bucs outhit…

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Governor, County Leaders Want Expansion Of Pilot Block Grant Program

Governor Tom Corbett and leaders from many counties from around the Commonwealth are calling for the expansion of the pilot Human Services Block Grant Program to allow any county to opt in. The pilot is designed to give counties more flexibility in using state funding for human services programs, but some lawmakers say there has…

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Seneca Man Bound For Trial In Erie Shooting Incident

A Seneca man was bound for trial Tuesday during a preliminary hearing on charges that he fired shots at a public party in Erie. An Emlenton woman was seriously injured in the incident. 25 year-old Joshua Shields is accused of firing shots at the Erie Biker Ball at Rainbow Gardens in Erie in late April during an…

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Oil City Man Sentenced To Jail In Domestic Abuse Case

An Oil City man has been sentenced to one-to-two years in jail after his guilty plea to a reduced charge in a case in which he had been accused of physically assaulting a woman over a period of three days. The victim had claimed that 39 year-old Frank Glas had repeatedly hit and choked her…

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Haz-Mat Crews Called To Pinegrove Truck Rollover

Hazardous materials crews responded Tuesday afternoon to an accident involving a box truck carrying cleaning products on Davis Road in Pinegrove Township. State Police troopers say the 19 year-old truck driver and an 18 year-old passenger received minor injuries in the incident. A police report on the matter did not indicate that any hazardous spill…

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