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$225 Million Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold In California; Pennsylvania Ticket Is Worth $1 Million

Someone will be able to claim the jackpot prize from Wednesday’s drawing of the Powerball Lottery, but the winning ticket – which could be worth $225 million or more – was sold in California. With the prize being hit, Powerball officials say the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing will be reset to $40 million. One…

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Pirates Drop 6-2 Decision In Atlanta

The Pittsburgh Pirates (86-72) stranded eleven baserunners Wednesday night, and got a rare sub-par starting pitching performance in a 6-2 defeat to the Braves in Atlanta. The loss was only Pittsburgh’s fourth in their last nineteen games, and the Braves’ victory was just their fifth in twenty contests played in September. Andrew McCutchen’s two-run home run in…

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BELMAR ROAD CLOSED FRIDAY

PennDOT reports that Belmar Road in the Franklin area will be closed Friday (Sept. 26) for construction work. Spokesman Jim Carroll says the job involves the replacement of a drainage pipe near the road’s intersection with Congress Hill Road in Sandycreek Township. Weather permitting, the project should be a one-day job.

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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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