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Oil City Man Charged With 80 Counts In Indecent Assault Investigation

An Oil City man was arraigned Tuesday on 80 counts following an investigation into allegations he had been indecently assaulting a teenage girl over a period of nearly three years. Oil City Police say the alleged victim claims the incidents began in 2012 and often occurred while she was sleeping. Police say 51 year-old Phillip…

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Titusville Man Charged With Rape Of A Child

A Titusville man was arraigned Tuesday on charges prompted by an investigation into allegations that he raped a young girl. Titusville City Police say 38 year-old Robert Burger was charged amid accusations of incidents that allegedly occurred in 2012 and 2013. Burger was arraigned in Titusville on two counts each of the rape of a…

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Centerville Woman Sentenced To Jail In Tattooing Of 12 Year-Old Girl

A Crawford County woman has been sentenced to four months to two years in jail for her role in the tattooing of a 12 year-old girl. 30 year-old Melissa Becker, from Centerville, also was sentenced Tuesday in Crawford County Court to two years probation. Becker and 33 year-old Randall Charlton entered guilty pleas last month…

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PIRATES CLINCH PLAYOFF SPOT

The Pittsburgh Pirates clinched a spot for the second straight year in the Major League Baseball playoffs with a 3-2 win over the Braves in Atlanta on Tuesday night. The victory assured the Pirates of making the postseason as a least a Wild Card contender over the Milwaukee Brewers, who lost 3-1 to Cincinnati.  It…

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Penguins Fall To 0-2 In NHL Preseason Play

Michael Chaput and Cam Atkinson both recorded a goal and an assist on Tuesday night as the Columbus Blue Jackets blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins 2-0 in an NHL preseason game played in Columbus. Blue Jackets goaltenders Sergei Bobrovsky and Oscar Dansk combined to stop all 42 Pittsburgh shots as the Penguins fell to 0-2 in…

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Crash, Tractor-Trailer Fire Block Traffic On I-80 East

A collision that occurred Tuesday morning on the eastbound lanes of Interstate 80 in western Jefferson County resulted in a fire that drew quick response from hazmat crews and forced a traffic detour for hours. The crash involved a tanker hauling propane and a tractor-trailer filled with food.  The food rig burst into flames, but…

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Another Convenience Store Robbed In Grove City

Police in Grove City were searching Tuesday for a man who robbed a convenience store at knifepoint on Monday night. The incident occurred around 11:00 PM Monday at a store on the 200-block of West Main Street in Grove City.  The robber escaped on foot with an unrevealed amount of cash. The only early description…

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Woman Leaves $5,500 In Shoe Donated To Grove City Thrift Shop

The owner of a thrift shop in Grove City is looking for a woman who apparently misplaced a large amount of money in a donation of clothing she left at the store last week. Reports indicate that some $5,500 was found by shop employees inside a shoe that was part of a donation of several…

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Is Saturday

Local law enforcement officials say that the Franklin (Cranberry Township) and Meadville stations of the Pennsylvania State Police will both be utilized Saturday (Sept. 27) as drop-off locations for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. The State Police is one of many law enforcement agencies which will be collaborating with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s efforts focused on…

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James Harrison Returns To Pittsburgh

Retired linebacker James Harrison signed a contract Tuesday morning to return to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and reports indicate that Harrison will play Sunday at Heinz Field when the Steelers (2-1) host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-3). The 36 year-old Harrison played one season for Cincinnati following his original stint covering eleven years with Pittsburgh.  He recorded…

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