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Youngstown Man Could Face Death Penalty In Murder Of Teen Found In Grove City Landfill

The Youngstown man accused in the stabbing death of a Texas teenager whose body was found in a landfill near Grove City could face the death penalty if he is convicted in the case. A grand jury in Youngstown this week indicted 18 year-old Ricki Williams IV and indicated that the death penalty could be pursued…

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Woman Assaulted At Hospital In Cranberry

State Police officials in Venango County are investigating a physical assault on a woman that was reported Wednesday night at UPMC Northwest in Cranberry. The victim was identified as a 32 year-old female.  A police report issued late Friday night said only that the assault allegedly occurred at about 9:30 PM Wednesday in the hospital’s…

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District 25 Baseball Tournament Results; Clarion Wins D-25 Junior League Title

District 25 Baseball Tournament Results And Schedules:   LITTLE LEAGUE  (11 and 12′s) Thursday, June 26 Results: East Butler 3, Oil City 2 Franklin 14, Cranberry 1   Friday, June 27 Results:  (Winners’ Bracket Semifinals) Butler Township 10, Franklin 7 Clarion 12, East Butler 2   Saturday, June 28 Schedule:  (Elimination Games) Cranberry 11, East Butler 6  (East Butler…

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Franklin Man Accused Of Assaulting Two People

A former Franklin man faces charges after a reported assault incident investigated on Thursday night. Franklin City Police say 47 year-old Darnell “Kato” Butler is accused of assaulting an ex-girlfriend and of twice assaulting another male.  Initial reports indicate that both alleged victims were treated for injuries. The incident was reported at an Elk Street…

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PennDOT: Avoid Buying Secondhand Child Seats And Bicycle Or Motorcycle Helmets

PennDOT officials are urging yards sales buffs and the rest of us to not buy secondhand child car seats, bicycle helmets or motorcycle helmets. Regarding car seats, experts say there is no way to confirm the history of the items.  They may have been recalled, involved in a crash, passed an expiration date or have structural…

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LeBron Is Headed Back To Cleveland

NBA star LeBron James made his long-awaited announcement on Friday – he is heading back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Akron native left Cleveland for the Miami Heat four years ago.  Miami went to the NBA finals in each of the last four seasons, winning the league championship twice.  This past season, they were beaten in the…

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Pens Sign Top Draft Pick Kasperi Kapanen

The Pittsburgh Penguins have wrapped up a three-year contract agreement with their number-one draft pick, 17 year-old Finnish forward Kasperi Kapanen. The pact will begin when Kapanen turns professional. NHL Central Scouting rated Kapanen the top European skater following his successful season in the top pro league in Finland.  He won a bronze medal with…

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State Lawmakers Respond To Governor’s Line Item Vetoes In New State Budget

Many legislative leaders are unhappy with Governor Tom Corbett’s decision to slash their operating budget while signing the new state budget. Radio PA News reports that House Majority Leader Mike Turzai says he believes the Governor used lawmakers as scapegoats, and suggests that his line item vetoes of parts of the state legislature’s budget were off…

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Volquez Earns Complete Game Victory; Bucs Best Cards 9-1

Edinson Volquez (8-6) threw the first complete game by a Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher this season on Thursday night, aiding the Pirates (48-44) in their 9-1 romp over the Cardinals in St. Louis. Volquez gave up one run and six hits, struck out five batters, walked two and hit another.  The last complete game pitched by a Pittsburgh hurler…

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Hearing On Heroin Use In Rural Pennsylvania To Be Held Next Month At Clarion University

The final in a series of four public hearings on the use of heroin in rural Pennsylvania will be held next month at Clarion University. The first hearing was conducted Wednesday in Williamsport. The meetings are being coordinated by the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, because experts say heroin use is on the increase in areas…

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