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Reno Man Sentenced To State Prison For Fondling Female Inmates At County Jail

A Reno man who once served as a corrections officer at the Venango County Jail in Franklin was sentenced this week to 18 months to ten years in state prison on charges prompted by allegations from female inmates that he had fondled them while he was on duty. 51 year-old William Hunter must also register with…

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Polk Man Gets Probation In March Police Chase

A Polk-area man was sentenced this week to three years of probation following his guilty pleas last month stemming from charges filed after a police chase in Polk in early March. 51 year-old George Deemer III will serve consecutive one-year probation terms on counts of fleeing police, resisting arrest and the possession of drug paraphernalia. …

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Labor Day Travel By Pennsylvania Residents Expected To Climb Four Percent

The AAA travel agency estimates that over one in ten Pennsylvania residents will travel fifty or more miles from home over the Labor Day holiday weekend.  That would represent an increase of about four percent from last year. More than half intend to head to the beach or waterfront.  Nearly seventy percent say they will…

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Franklin Man Pleads Guilty In Police Chase, Crashing Into Franklin’s Exchange Building

A Franklin man who was seriously injured in a crash that ended a police chase in downtown Franklin early one January morning entered guilty pleas to charges in the case this week in Venango County Court in Franklin. 18 year-old Colin Agin will be sentenced on October 31. Agin pleaded guilty to charges of fleeing…

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Cranberry Man Sought Since September Wanted On Charges In May Burglary

State Probation and Parole officials and the Pennsylvania State Police say they are looking for a Cranberry Township man who absconded his court-ordered supervision last fall and is now wanted in a May burglary incident. According to a release from Venango County Crimestoppers, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole has been looking for 25…

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Holiday Travel Period Begins; Police Presence To Be Expanded On Highways

Travel experts say Friday is expected to be the busiest day for Labor Day holiday travel, and drivers can expect to find a ramped-up police presence on the nation’s highways. Here in Pennsylvania, a late summer campaign against intoxicated drivers started earlier this month, but this weekend police will also increase their attempts at combatting aggressive…

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Newcomer Byrd Homers, Morton Wins Again, Bucs Beat Brewers 7-1

In his first game for the Pittsburgh Pirates, right fielder Marlon Byrd slammed a three-run home run, helping lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 win Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.  The victory moved the Bucs back to within a half-game of the first-place St. Louis Cardinals, who were blanked 10-0 by Cincinnati.…

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Sligo Man Gets Jail Time On Assault Charges In Father’s Death

A Sligo man who was acquitted of murder but convicted of both aggravated and simple assault in the death of his father last year was sentenced Wednesday to 70-to-140 months in state prison. 55 year-old James Shimmons was convicted of the assault charges earlier this month in a Clarion County Court case surrounding the death…

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Ohio Man Charged In Stoneboro Bar Fight; Jackson Center Man Hospitalized

An Ohio man has been charged after a bar fight in Stoneboro left a Jackson Center man unconscious. State police from the Mercer County station say 42 year-old Michael Pegish, from Toledo, faces a preliminary hearing next Wednesday. Police say Pegish and 23 year-old Tanner Edwards were involved in a fight at a bar on…

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Search For Franklin Couple Wanted In Assault Incidents Continues

Venango County Crimestoppers says police continue to search for a Franklin couple in connection with a pair of physical assaults on women last month. Law enforcement officials say they have been unable to locate either 27 year-old Terence Loggins or 28 year-old Virginia Umstead. Police say the pair were identified as the man and woman…

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