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Cards Beat Bucs In Extra Innings Again

Matt Holliday drove home Matt Carpenter with the winning run in the bottom of the 12th inning on Thursday afternoon, lifting the St. Louis Cardinals (69-51) to their second extra-inning win in three days over the Pittsburgh Pirates, and moving the Cards back to within two games of first-place St. Louis in the National League…

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Olympics Wrestler Jimmy Carr, From Erie, Dies Of Injuries From July Car Crash

Jimmy Carr, who in 1972 became the youngest freestyle wrestler to compete for an Olympics medal, died Thursday from injuries he sustained in a car crash last month. Carr was 58. Carr qualified for the United States Olympics team while still a student at Erie East High School, and was 17 when he competed in…

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Clarion University To Lay Off Many; Plan Would End Of College Of Music Education

Clarion University announced Thursday a restructuring plan that would include the layoffs of as many as 40 employees, and the intention to dissolve the school’s College of Education. The layoffs could include as many as 22 faculty members.  In addition to those 40 job moves, 14 other position vacancies will go unfilled. The University Workforce Plan,…

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Oil City Man Pleads Guilty In Physical Assault On 13 Month-Old Boy

An Oil City man faces sentencing next month following his guilty pleas Thursday in a case in which he was accused of physically abusing a 13 month-old boy who was in his care. 22 year-old Dustin Irwin entered guilty pleas to charges of simple assault and reckless endangerment in a plea bargain in which other…

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Emlenton Man Faces Sex Charges Concerning 14 Year-Old Girl

An Emlenton-area man was charged Thursday following accusations that he had on at least two occasions engaged in sex with a 14 year-old girl. State Police at the Franklin station say 24 year-old Donald Delo was arraigned on numerous counts, including statutory sexual assault and the corruption of minors. Investigators say the incidents occurred at…

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Sigel Man Sentenced To State Prison In Drug Death Of Brookville Woman

A Sigel man was sentenced this week to 8-to-16 years in state prison and four years probation in the drug-related death of a Brookville woman in January. 30 year-old Shawn Carr entered guilty pleas last month to charges of drug delivery involving death, the delivery of a controlled substance, abuse of a corpse and the…

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Little League World Series Begins In South Williamsport

The annual Little League World Series began Thursday in South Williamsport. Sixteen teams, eight U.S. regional champions and eight international champs, are competing for the right to be called world champions.  Among the competitors is the defending champion from Tokyo, Japan. The U.S. Mid-Atlantic champ is Newark, Delaware, who defeated Pennsylvania’s champion, Lionville, in the regional title…

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Crawford County Fair To Open Saturday

The annual Crawford County Fair opens in Meadville on Saturday (Aug. 17). Opening morning activities will include farm and antique tractor pulls and the judging of fair exhibits. Also on Saturday, the fair schedule includes 4-H dog demonstrations, an auction of baked goods and a 7:30 PM concert featuring country singer Richie Fields, whose music…

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Report: Marcellus Shale Gas Production In PA And WV Is Up 50 Percent

2013 has been a good year in the Marcellus shale regions of Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Radio PA News reveals that a report from a Colorado company that analyzes trends in Marcellus drilling shows production is up by about fifty percent in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. An analyst for the company says the amped-up production…

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Endangered Status Of Bald Eagles May Be Changed In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s bald eagle restoration program may have been successful enough to warrant a change in the bird’s status. The Pennsylvania Game Commission’s Bureau of Wildlife Management is recommending that the bald eagle be upgraded in the state from “threatened” to “protected.”  A formal proposal to “de-list” is expected at the commission’s board meeting next month,…

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