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Thursday Storms Prompt Tornado Warning

Storms that moved through northwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon were rather harmless when you consider they prompted the issuance of a tornado warning for southern Crawford County.  The warning, prompted by severe weather in the Meadville and Linesville areas shortly before 3:00 PM, was discontinued by 3:45 PM.  Other areas, including Venango County, found themselves under a…

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Officials Probe Shootings Of Dozen Of Birds

Officials of the Pennsylvania Game Commission are investigating the shooting deaths of more than six dozen birds and the subsequent disposal of the creatures on a street in Franklin’s Third Ward. Officials say 73 birds, including sparrows, swallows, finches, blackbirds and mourning doves were discovered last Saturday morning, dumped unceremoniously onto Atlantic Avenue in Franklin. …

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Titusville Man Sentenced To Prison In Motor Vehicle Death Of Conneaut Lake Woman

A Titusville man was sentenced this week in Venango County Court to as many as fourteen years in state prison in the death of a Conneaut Lake woman in a car crash in Plum Township last December. 35 year-old Bradley Russell had entered guilty pleas in June to charges that included vehicular homicide.  He was charged…

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Friday Events At The Venango County Fair

Just two days remain in the 2013 Venango County Fair. Friday morning brings the Senior 4-H Livestock Showmanship Contest. In the afternoon,  a miniature horse show, the Supreme Livestock Contest and the first-ever UFO Contest are scheduled. At night, it’s the 4-H Horse Costume Show, the 4-H Cheese Yield Auction, a talent show and a…

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Two Charged After Confrontation At Traffic Light; Police Say Gun Was Involved

Two drivers are being charged following an incident at a traffic light in northern Butler County on Wednesday morning. State Police from the Butler station say the incident started when one man left his vehicle and walked up to another driver, only to discover that the second man had a gun pointed at him. The incident…

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Emlenton Man Sentenced In 1996 Indecent Assault On A Young Boy

An Emlenton man has been sentenced to three-to-ten years in state prison for the indecent assault of a young boy some seventeen years ago. 58 year-old Roy Card must also be registered for the rest of his life as a Megan’s Law sex offender. Card entered a guilty plea in Venango County Court in May to a…

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Warren Man Charged In Warren County Courthouse Threat; Building Security Elevated

A Warren man was jailed Wednesday after a letter containing a threat against the Warren County Courthouse was discovered the previous night. Meanwhile, county officials announced Wednesday that courthouse security has been “elevated,” and access to the building will be restricted “until further notice.” Law authorities say 41 year-old Scott Muzzy, from Warren, was arrested…

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Woman Accused Of Stealing From Cub Scouts, Cemetery Association Goes To Trial

A Titusville woman facing charges involving the disappearances of funds from two different organizations remains in the Venango County Jail after her court appearances in both cases on Wednesday. 34 year-old Stephanie Mullen is accused of stealing more than $35,000 from the Cherrytree Cemetery Association, for whom she served as treasurer from 2006 until 2012,…

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Bucs Pull Out Come-From-Behind 4-2 Win Over Miami

Andrew McCutchen homered, and Charlie Morton helped his own cause with an RBI single as the Pittsburgh Pirates rebounded from an early 2-0 deficit to defeat the Miami Marlins 4-2 Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. After the Marlins (43-69) took a fourth-inning lead off Morton on two singles, a double and a double…

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DuBois Juniors Are Eliminated In Freehold; Lionville Is Top-Seed In Bristol Semifinals

The DuBois Junior League baseball all-stars were eliminated on Wednesday afternoon in the losers’ bracket final of the double-elimination Eastern Region Tournament in Freehold Township, New Jersey. The 9-5 loss came at the hands of Manchester, New Jersey, a team DuBois had defeated 3-1 in the second round of tournament play on Monday.  DuBois, the Pennsylvania State…

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