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Cranberry Township Man Charged With Promoting Prostitution

A Cranberry Township man has been charged by the Oil City Police with promoting prostitution in connection with incidents in June in Oil City. Investigators say 53 year-old Charles Barnes is also charged with luring a child into a vehicle, simple assault and harassment. Police did not give details, but stated that the charges stem from activity…

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House Republicans Kill Medicaid Expansion Requirement For Pennsylvania

Republicans in the state House have stripped a Senate provision in a budget-related bill that would have required Governor Tom Corbett to seek federal approval for Medicaid expansion in Pennsylvania under the Affordable Health Care Act. The senate had approved the package on Sunday, but a key House committee on Monday killed the Medicaid provision, and…

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Rep. Lee James Applauds New State Budget

Responding to the state’s legislature’s passage of an on-time state budget for the third straight year and Governor Tom Corbett’s signing of the spending plan on Sunday night, state Representative Lee James, from Oil City, says he is pleased that it is a fiscally conservative budget that also provides support for education and public safety.…

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Flooding Reported In Clintonville – Two Crawford County Roads Closed

More heavy downpours on Monday caused flooding in the Clintonville area in southern Venango County, and have left two Crawford County roads closed. Nearly an inch-and-a-half of additional rain in Clintonville led to an overflow of a small dam, and caused flooding problems on Route 208. In Crawford County, PennDOT reports that two roads were closed…

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Emlenton Woman Wanted In Search For Missing Rental Car

Police in Butler County say they are looking for an Emlenton-area woman in connection with a car that was rented in January and has never been returned. Troopers say they were charging 28 year-old Jaimie King with the theft of a motor vehicle and the unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.  King reportedly rented the…

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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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