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Bumgarner, Giants Post 7-1 Win Over Royals In World Series Game One

Madison Bumgarner threw seven innings of three-hit baseball and Hunter Pence slammed a first-inning home run as the San Francisco Giants recorded a 7-1 victory over the Royals in the first game of the 2014 World Series played Tuesday night in Kansas City. Pence and 2012 World Series MVP Pablo Sandoval both contributed two hits…

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Jackson Center Man Now Faces Attempted Murder Charge For Allegedly Shooting A Friend Last Summer

A Jackson Center man who faced a charge of attempted homicide in the shooting of a friend last summer was arraigned instead in Mercer County Court this week on a revised charge of attempted first-degree murder. 22 year-old Matthew Sines was also arraigned on charges of both aggravated and simple assault, three counts of reckless endangerment…

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Clarion Police Investigate School Bomb Threat Suspect; Brookville Authorities Make Arrests In Multiple Threats

While Clarion Borough Police report they are investigating an individual’s alleged connection to a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of Clarion Area High School on Monday afternoon, and while they say that the threatening note found on the wall of a school restroom is nearly identical to “others in the area,” police officials in…

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Oil City Man Arrested For Allegedly Attempting To Break Into A Cranberry Church Building

State Police officials say their troopers arrested an Oil City man who they believe was in the process of breaking into a building at a Cranberry Township church. Police say they arrested 18 year-old Collin Hansley on the grounds of the Victory Heights Church off Route 322 Tuesday afternoon after they received two different calls…

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Governor Signs Re-Victimization Relief Act, Is Sent “9-1-1 Calls” Bill, And Faces Pressure From Mothers On New Gun Measure

Governor Tom Corbett on Tuesday signed into law a Senate bill known as the Re-Victimization Relief Act. The law allows lawsuits against prison inmates for mental anguish.  It amends the Crime Victims Act, and gives a victim the right to obtain relief, including monetary damages for conduct which continues the effects of a crime on…

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Conneaut Lake Park Sheriff’s Sale Put On Hold By Crawford County Judge

The state Attorney General’s office says the scheduled sheriff’s sale of Conneaut Lake Park has been delayed through a court order by a Crawford County judge. A statement issued Tuesday said the sale, scheduled for November 7, was put on hold pending a hearing scheduled for November 24.  The Attorney General’s office filed a petition in…

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State House Passes Amendment To Allow Lawsuits Against Local Governments Concerning Gun Laws; Other Bills Sent To Governor After Harrisburg’s Final Voting Day

The state House of Representatives on Monday, likely the final day of voting in the current legislative session, voted to approve a controversial piece of legislation that includes an amendment that allows groups like the National Rifle Association to sue local governments over local anti-gun ordinances. Radio PA News reports that, after several failed attempts to…

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Clarion, Brookville High Schools Scenes Of Monday Bomb Threats

Officials evacuated Clarion Area High School late Monday afternoon after a threat was found scrawled on a restroom wall. Classes had already been dismissed for the day, but those who had remained for extra-curricular activities were sent home.  A search of the facilities turned up nothing, and classes were expected to resume as scheduled on Tuesday.…

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Ohio Man Found Not Guilty Of 2012 Rockland Rape Charge

An Ohio man has been found not guilty of rape, assault and sexual assault charges in a Venango County case in which he was accused of raping a Rockland woman. The jury’s decision in Venango County Court was handed down in favor of 41 year-old Mark Dick, from  Canton. Dick had been accused of sexually…

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Police Look For Individual Who Fired Nine Shots Into Vacant Building On Walnut Bend Road

State Police officials say they are looking for the individual or individuals who fired shots at least nine times into a vacant building in Cornplanter Township. Investigators say the incident occurred sometime within the last week at a building located on West Walnut Bend Road.  Metal siding on the building was damaged in the shootings.…

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