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More Storms Due Thursday – Flooding Reported In Crawford County

Despite the amount of rain that fell in the Oil Region late Wednesday night, some residents may be expressing surprise that the storms were not as severe as many weather experts had been predicting. All that aside, the National Weather Service still advises that more rain is expected on Thursday, especially during the morning hours, and…

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Budget Approved By State House, Sent To Senate

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Wednesday passed and sent on to the state Senate a $28.3 million budget for the 2013-2014 fiscal year. The vote on the Republican-led spending plan fell along party lines — 108-to-92. Many Democrats said more money is needed for public education, but backers said the budget provides the most…

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Seneca Man Convicted In Rape Of An 11 Year-Old Girl

A Venango County Court jury on Wednesday convicted a Seneca man on five counts, including the rape of a child, for two reported sexual assaults on an 11 year-old girl. After only an hour-and-a-half of deliberations, the jury found 53 year-old Stuart Proper guilty of the charges against him in connection with allegations stemming from…

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E-mail From Attorney General’s Office Is Spam

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday that e-mails sent out earlier in the day, purporting to be from the A.G., are not from whom it may appear. Officials say someone else is apparently using the name “OAG” to distribute spam e-mails.  The Attorney General’s spokesperson advised against viewing the e-mail, or clicking on to any…

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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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