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Oil City Woman Pleads Guilty In Case In Which She Fled To Michigan In Someone Else’s Car

An Oil City woman has entered guilty pleas to two counts in Venango County Court in a case in which police say she took a Franklin resident’s car to Michigan to avoid sentencing in a previous case. 29 year-old Rachel Shotts entered pleas of guilty this week to charges of theft by unlawful taking and…

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Governor Tom Wolf Visits Shippenville And Erie

Governor Tom Wolf visited Clarion and Erie Counties on Thursday as he continued his “Jobs That Pay” tour. The Governor made a late morning stop at the Clarion County Career Center in Shippenville before visiting Central Tech High School in Erie during the afternoon. Wolf’s tour is intended to stress workplace development.  Of course, the…

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Titusville Pedestrian Dies When Hit By Vehicle On Enterprise Road

A Titusville-area man died early Thursday morning after he was hit by a vehicle while he was walking along a road in Oil Creek Township in southern Crawford County. State Police officials at the Corry station say 65 year-old Cecil Swanson was struck as he walked along the berm of Enterprise Road at around 5:00…

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Pirates’ Offense Erupts In 8-1 Win In Chicago; Cole Improves To 4-0

Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte and Jung-Ho Kang each drove in two runs on Wednesday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates (12-10) avoided being swept in a three-game series in Chicago, beating the Cubs 8-1. Pittsburgh starter Gerrit Cole, now 4-0, allowed only one run and three hits over six innings.  Cole struck out eight batters and…

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NHL/NBA Playoff Results – Wednesday, April 29

NHL Playoff  –  Wednesday, April 29  (best-of-seven opening-round series):   Tampa Bay 2, Detroit 0  (Lightning win series 4-games-to-3)     NBA Playoff Results  –  Wednesday, April 29  (best-of-seven opening-round series):   Memphis 99, Portland 93  (Grizzlies win series 4-games-to-1) Atlanta 107, Brooklyn 97  (Hawks lead series 3-2)

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300 Pennsylvania State Police Agents Headed To Baltimore

The Pennsylvania State Police will be sending about five percent of its force to Baltimore to aid in the city’s current state of emergency. The PSP will help the Maryland National Guard, Baltimore police and law enforcement from numerous other areas in keeping law and enforcing a nighttime curfew following the riots which have occurred…

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Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Ruled As Cause Of Deaths Of Elderly Tionesta Couple

The cause of the deaths of an elderly Tionesta couple has been attributed to carbon monoxide poisoning. The Forest County coroner’s office says William and Delores Fleming arrived back at their home on Hunter Station Road early Wednesday morning following a long trip.  The Flemings apparently neglected to turn off their car when they parked it…

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Hearing In Pittsburgh Focused On Medical Marijuana Laws In Other States

State lawmakers gathered in Pittsburgh on Wednesday for another hearing regarding medical marijuana. Pennsylvania lawmakers are trying to get a handle on what they need to know from the experience of other states that can be used in crafting, or opposing, legislation here.  Twenty-three other states and the District of Columbia have already legalized medical…

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Cranberry Township Home Damaged By Wednesday Morning Fire

A fire that began around daybreak on Wednesday damaged a home near the top of Seneca Hill in Cranberry Township. The fire appears to have started on or near a back deck of a residence on West Avenue.  Fire officials say it spread into an upstairs bedroom in the rear of the home.  Firefighters from…

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Congressman Thompson Chairs Hearing To Review The National Forest System

U.S. Congressman Glenn Thompson, the chairman of the House Agriculture Committee’s Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee, chaired a public hearing Wednesday to review the national forest system and active forest management. Chief among the hearing’s witnesses was Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service.  Thompson’s office says subcommittee members urged Tidwell to use the tools…

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