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Man Gets 10-20 Years In Prison, Probation For Home Invasion And Shooting

A Youngstown man was sentenced Wednesday to 10-to-20 years in state prison and seven years probation for breaking into a home and shooting a woman in the back near Transfer last February. Jessi Hudson, in a plea bargain in Mercer County Court, entered guilty pleas to charges of aggravated assault and possession of an unlicensed…

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Pittsburgh Man Charged In Leeper Bar Assault Now Faces Attempted Homicide Charge

A Pittsburgh man, who already had been charged with seven counts in an assault with a car jack lever outside a Leeper-area bar, now faces the additional charge of attempted homicide. 31 year-old Sean Smith is accused of attacking and beating a 38 year-old Leeper man outside a bar in Farmington Township on August 17. …

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Seneca Man Charged After Mall Incidents

Investigators say a Seneca man was charged late Wednesday after a pair of incidents at the Cranberry Mall. State Police troopers say 59 year-old Larry Harkless knocked over display case items, used profanity and removed an item from a bed and bath shop, and journeyed to another part of the mall where he was accused of taking…

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Pirates Sweep Rangers, Finish 5-4 Road Trip With 7-5 Victory

Justin Morneau shrugged off an o-for-14 slump with a 4-hit afternoon, and Clint Barmes homered and drove in two runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a three-game sweep of the Texas Rangers and a 5-4 road trip with a 7-5 win at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington, Texas on Wednesday. The victory kept the Pirates within…

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Powerball Jackpot Climbs Again — To An Estimated $317 Million

With no grand prize winner in Wednesday’s drawing, game officials have estimated the jackpot for the Saturday night drawing of the Powerball Lottery at $317 million. The cash value of the jackpot prize is estimated at $176.3 million. The top prize to be paid from the Wednesday drawing to the holder of a ticket purchased…

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20,000 Affected By Erie Power Outage; Effects May Have Been Felt In This Area

A late afternoon power outage left more than 20,000 customers in the Erie area without electricity on Tuesday. The incident occurred on a September day that, for many, was the hottest day of the summer, a day in which power use had spiked in many areas. About 100 customers were still without power just before…

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Titusville Woman Uninjured In Cherrytree Township Rollover

A Titusville woman escaped injury in a Monday incident in which her car left a Cherrytree Township road and rolled over. State Police troopers identified the driver as 40 year-old Sharon Burkett. Police say Burkett’s vehicle left Tarr Road on a curve at about 5:00 AM Monday morning and struck an embankment. Burkett was wearing a…

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Ohio Man Charged With Public Drunkeness After Alleged Train Hijacking Attempt

An Ohio man was arrested early Wednesday morning after railway authorities say he threatened to take over a train he had apparently hopped earlier in the morning. Millcreek Township Police say 28 year-old Robert Nerone, from Jefferson, was charged with trespassing and with public drunkenness.  Other charges may be filed by railroad police. Police say it…

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Michigan Truck Driver Faces DUI, Other Charges In Crashes Through I-80 Work Zone

A truck driver from Michigan faces multiple charges, including driving under the influence, after he was arrested in an Interstate 80 work zone through which State Police say they saw his rig plow early Tuesday morning. Troopers say 29 year-old Taran Singh, from Canton, Michigan, was arrested after a crash shortly before 2:00 AM Tuesday…

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Penguins Training Camp Opens

The Pittsburgh Penguins began their training camp sessions at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh on Wednesday morning. The Penguins have announced that 55 players — 31 forwards, 18 defensemen and six goalies –were invited, After Wednesday’s team meetings and physicals, the first on-ice practice session will be held Thursday and the Pens will play their…

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