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House Approves Small Games Of Chance In Bars; Senate To Consider Changes To Bill

The state House of Representatives on Wednesday approved by a narrow margin a bill that would allow Pennsylvania bars to offer “small games of chance.” The Senate bill, which would allow bars to offer pull-tab games, daily drawings and raffles, was sent back to the Senate for their approval of some House changes apparently intended…

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Endangered Species Bill Passes State House Committee

A bill that would require the political oversight of decisions regarding endangered species in Pennsylvania passed the state House Game and Fisheries Committee on Wednesday, and is on its way to the full House. Much debate has been produced over the measure which proposes to give the decision-making process regarding endangered and threatened species over…

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As Many As Three Hurt When S-U-V Hits Tree Near Hannaville

A Franklin-area man was hurt, and two children in safety seats were being checked for injuries after a sport-utility vehicle slammed into a tree near Hannaville in western Venango County. State Police say the incident occurred early Tuesday night on State Route 322 in Canal Township. Troopers tell KQW that a westbound S-U-V driven by 42…

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Apartment Damaged By Fire In Oil City

Firefighters from Oil City and Seneca responded overnight to a fire that broke out in a second-floor apartment in an Oil City South Side house. The fire was reportedly confined to a bedroom and the attic of a building on West First Street, but the apartment sustained substantial smoke and water damage.  The occupants lost…

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Clint Hurdle Named Manager-Of-The-Year

Pittsburgh Pirates manager Clint Hurdle was an overwhelming choice as National League Manager-of-the-Year in this year’s balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Not only did Hurdle lead the Pirates to their first winning season in 21 years, the team posted 94 regular season victories, won the league’s Wild Card game and forced the…

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Zanna Leads Pitt To 75-54 Win Over Fresno State

Talib Zanna recorded his seventh career double-double, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds in a 75-54 victory over Fresno State in a game played Tuesday night in Pittsburgh. Cameron Wright added a career high-tying 13 points as Pitt improved to 2-0.  The Panthers had opened the season with an 88-55 win over Savannah State…

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Venango County Assault Suspect Arrested In Detroit

A Franklin man, wanted locally since July in assault cases in both Franklin and Oil City, has been apprehended in Detroit and is awaiting extradition back to Venango County. 27 year-old Terence Loggins was wanted in the physical assault of a woman in the parking lot of a Franklin bar, in connection with an Oil…

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Seneca Man Charged With Assaults On Two People, And Threats With A Shotgun

A Seneca man faces numerous charges after he allegedly assaulted two individuals and threatened a woman with a shotgun. Police officials, describing the details of an incident Sunday on Main Street in Seneca, say 22 year-old Jordan Sloan hit and kicked a 19 year-old Franklin woman, and threw her headfirst into the back of a…

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Up To Nine Inches Of Snow Reported In Parts Of Northwestern Pennsylvania

While many parts of the Oil Region were just experiencing their first snow accumulations over the last two night, many Snow Belt communities have now witnessed their fourth major snowfall already. Weather experts say the snow totals in some Titusville-area neighborhoods had reached nine inches by Wednesday morning following winter’s latest blast.  Saegertown was reporting eight…

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Two Hurt In Titusville-Area Crash

Two drivers were hurt Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on an icy stretch of Route 8 just south of Titusville. State Police troopers say the crash occurred when a northbound S-U-V, driven by 36 year-old Syed Ali from Franklin, swerved on ice and traveled into the path of a vehicle operated by 58 year-old Daniel Dunlap,…

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