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Cranberry Fireworks Spectacular, Franklin Pet Show Set For Tuesday

With the holiday still two days away, Cranberry will celebrate tonight (Tuesday, July 2) with the seventh annual Cranberry Fireworks Spectacular. Although the fireworks display begins at dusk near the Cranberry Mall, several businesses in the Cranberry area will be featuring several free food and entertainment events through the afternoon and the early evening. Meanwhile,…

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Pirates Win 9th Straight, Sweep Brewers, Take 2-Game Lead At Season’s Midpoint

Russell Martin’s pinch-hit single in the bottom of the 14th-inning on Sunday afternoon resulted in a 2-1 win for the Pittsburgh Pirates, a sweep of their three-game home stand with the Milwaukee Brewers, and a 51-30 record with a two-game lead in their division at the midpoint of their 162-game schedule. The Pirates have won nine…

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State Budget Passed On Time – Transportation, Pension, Liquor Issues Delayed

For the third consecutive year, Pennsylvania lawmakers have passed, and Governor Tom Corbett has signed the new state budget on time. The Governor signed the budget for state fiscal year 2013-2014 on Sunday night, just two hours before the midnight deadline. The total spending plan approaches $28.4 billion, and although it includes $40 million more…

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Sharpsville Football-Basketball Star Hospitalized After Electrocution, Fall From Roof

A recent graduate of Sharpsville High School, who was a starter and All-Region selection in both football and basketball, was hospitalized in Pittsburgh on Saturday after he was electrocuted while working for his father’s roofing business. 18 year-old Tyler Luchey is listed in critical condition in the burn trauma unit at UPMC Mercy Hospital. Luchey…

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Update – Fiery Tractor-Trailer Crash Forces Another Traffic Detour On I-80 East

A crash involving a tractor-trailer, and an ensuing fire forced another detour of eastbound traffic on Interstate 80 in northern Clarion County and southern Venango County on Sunday. State Police from the Clarion station say a rig driven by 53 year-old Edward Kessler, from Michigan, traveled off the left side of the highway, sideswiped nearly…

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I-80 Chain-Reaction Victim Identified

State Police have released the identity of the victim of an Interstate 80 chain-reaction involving four commercial vehicles last Thursday evening as 54 year-old Joseph Bieganowski, from Warren, Ohio. Troopers say Bieganowski was trapped inside the cab of his car hauler, and was pronounced dead at the scene.  The eastbound lanes of I-80 between the Clintonville…

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Kayakers Said To Be Involved In Steel Theft Along French Creek

Two men and a fifteen year-old boy have been charged with theft and receiving stolen property in an incident which police say involved the use of a kayak and barge to remove steel from a Franklin business, transporting the metal along French Creek to a waiting trailer. In addition, investigators say one of the suspects…

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Local Driver Hospitalized In Meadville After Collision With Deer

A Franklin-area man was taken to a Meadville hospital early Monday morning after a collision with a deer near Cooperstown. State Police from the Franklin station say 18 year-old Matthew Burk was injured around 2:30 AM after he struck a deer on Lake Creek Road in Jackson Township.  After the impact, Burk’s  vehicle crashed in…

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Safe Stolen From Seneca Business

Police are looking for information into the theft of a safe from a business in Seneca. State Police have begun an investigation into a burglary at a fencing business located along Route 257.  The incident occurred sometime between the 22nd and the 24th of June.  Troopers say someone pried open a door, stole the safe,…

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Pens Trade Tyler Kennedy On NHL Draft Day, And Select Goalie Tristan Jarry

Left without draft picks in the first two rounds of Sunday’s NHL Draft because of trade deadline deals for Jarome Iginla and Douglas Murray, the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday  traded forward Tyler Kennedy to the San Jose Sharks for a second-round selection, and used it to draft goaltender Tristan Jarry, from the Edmonton Oil Kings…

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