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Emlenton Hill Reopens Following Nearly Two-Year Road Improvement Project

PennDOT reopened Route 38 in the Emlenton Hill area with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday afternoon. The event marked the completion of an $18.9 million project that began in January, 2013. The job included the reconstruction of a mile-and-a-half section of Route 38 in Emlenton Borough and Scrubgrass Township, the construction of a half-dozen reinforced…

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Pens Blow Late 3-1 Lead, Lose In OT At Detroit

For the third time in eight days, the Pittsburgh Penguins allowed an opponent to dominate the late stages of the third period, losing 4-3 in overtime in Detroit on Thursday night. The Penguins (3-2-1) led the Red Wings 3-1 with under three minutes remaining in regulation before surrendering empty-net goals to both Henrik Zetterberg and…

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Fire Destroys Titusville-Area Home

A fire that broke out on Wednesday night has destroyed a Titusville-area home and left a family homeless. Officials believe the blaze broke out in the kitchen of the residence on Spring Creek Road.  The home has been declared a total loss. Six fire companies responded.  No injuries were reported.

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Rape, Related Charges Against Clarion University Student Are Dropped

Charges of rape and seven other counts filed nearly a year ago against a Clarion University student from Philadelphia have been dropped due to insufficient evidence. 23 year-old Tafari Haynes had also been charged with sexual assault, unlawful restraint, false imprisonment, harassment and three counts of indecent assault. Haynes was accused of raping a 19…

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Titusville Man Charged For Alleged Attempt To Take Taser From Police Officer

A Titusville man has been charged in a case in which he is accused of trying to remove a taser from a city police officer’s holster. Police say the incident occurred when 21 year-old Michael Buck was being jailed in a holding cell after his arrest for an unrelated offense. Charges against Buck include a felony count…

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Umberger Stars In Return Home And Flyers’ 5-3 Win Over Penguins

Plum Township native R.J. Umberger and teammate Matt Read scored exactly two minutes apart in the third period on Wednesday night to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-3 road win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in an NHL contest played at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. The victory improved the Flyers’ record at Consol to…

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Royals Score Five In 6th Inning, Beat Giants 7-2, Even World Series At 1-1

Omar Infante homered, and Salvador Perez and Billy Butler both drove in runs in a five-run sixth inning Wednesday night as the Kansas City Royals defeated the San Francisco Giants 7-2 and evened the 2012 World Series at one game apiece. Gregor Blanco led off the game with a home run off Kansas City starter…

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Pennsylvania Asked To Participate In Active Ebola Monitoring Program For Travelers To West Africa

Pennsylvania is one of six states being asked by the Centers For Disease Control to actively monitor travelers who have been to parts of West Africa as part of a stepped-up response to the spread of Ebola. People who have been to Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea and are at risk of developing Ebola will…

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Water Line Break Repaired On Oil City’s North Side

Many residents of Oil City’s North Side neighborhoods were without water service on Wednesday after a water main break occurred near the intersection of Plummer and Mylan Streets. The incident occurred around 2:00 PM Wednesday. Traffic was rerouted off Plummer Street between Bissell and Washington Streets until the problem was corrected and a section of…

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Titusville Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

A Titusville man was arraigned Wednesday on nine counts connected with the possession of child pornography and a tenth charge of the criminal use of a communications facility. Officials say a preliminary hearing for 20 year-old Daniel Titus is scheduled for November 5. Charges were brought against Titus by the office of the state’s Attorney…

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