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Juvenile Girl Suspected Of Sex Crimes

An investigation is reportedly underway in one Clarion County community into allegations that two young girls have been sexually abused by another juvenile female. The State Police have confirmed that an investigation continues, but they gave few details. The alleged victims are said to be four and ten years of age.  Early reports did not…

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State Lawmakers Want Pennsylvania’s Public Smoking Ban Expanded

Lawmakers in both houses of the state legislature want Pennsylvania’s Clean Indoor Air Act which restricts smoking in most public places to be expanded to include venues that have, until now, been given exemptions. Those places would include all drinking establishments, private clubs and the state’s casinos. Senator Stewart Greenleaf, from Montgomery County, and Representative Mario…

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Driver Treated, Power Restored After Route 417 Crash

One person was treated for injuries, and power needed to be restored to nearly fifty electric customers following a one-vehicle crash near Dempseytown on Friday morning. Officials say a driver, whose identity they have not yet released, left Route 417 and slammed into a utility pole.  The vehicle ended up on its side, covered by…

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Flooding Reported In Crawford And Erie Counties

Heavy rains Thursday forced the closure of one Erie County road and prompted emergency officials to issue warnings about water ponding on several other roads in Crawford County. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for Thursday afternoon into early Friday morning for both Crawford and Erie Counties. As of late Friday morning, PennDOT…

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Pirates Go With High School Talent In MLB Draft

The Pittsburgh Pirates selected three high school standouts in the first two rounds of the annual Major League Baseball first-year player draft on Thursday night. The Bucs made Georgia high school outfielder/first baseman Austin Meadows, the number-9 overall selection as a supplemental pick, drafted Washington state high school player-of-the-year Reese McGuire, a catcher, with their own number-one pick…

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Spurs Earn 92-88 Win Over Heat In Opener Of NBA Finals

Tony Parker scored 21 points, Tim Duncan added 20 points and 14 rebounds, and Manu Ginobili tallied 13 points on Thursday night as the San Antonio Spurs posted a 92-88 victory over the Miami Heat in the opening game of the NBA championship series, played in Miami. LeBron James led the Heat with his tenth…

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Clarion County Officials Investigate Two Fatal Traffic Accidents

Police officials in Clarion County have been called out to investigate two fatal traffic accident within the last 48 hours. State Police say a motorcycle operator was killed early Wednesday evening when his bike left Route 68 in Monroe Township.  67 year-old Richard Confer, from Rimersburg, died in the incident shortly before 6:30 PM Wednesday. …

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Rouseville Man Dies When His Vehicle Hits Tractor-Trailer

Police officials say a Rouseville man died Wednesday afternoon when his S-U-V slammed into a tractor trailer, just west of the Franklin city limits. The fatal incident occurred around 4:30 PM on Route 322 in Sugarcreek Borough. Accident investigators say a westbound vehicle, driven by 56 year-old Walter Pusbach, crossed the center line of the highway and…

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Corbett’s NCAA Lawsuit Is Dismissed

The federal antitrust lawsuit filed against the NCAA by Governor Tom Corbett, in response to the college sports governing body’s sanctions against Penn State University, has been dismissed. Federal Judge Yvette Kane says the suit’s claims that the NCAA had violated anti-trust regulations were not supported by the plaintiff’s arguments.  Kane did write,”In another forum the…

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Pens On Brink Of Elimination After Double Overtime Loss In Boston

Patrice Bergeron scored a breakaway goal with 4:41 remaining in the second overtime in Boston on Wednesday night, and the Boston Bruins took a 3-games-to-none lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins in the NHL’s Eastern Conference finals. The Penguins, who led all NHL teams in scoring both in the regular season and in the first two rounds…

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