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Four Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 322

Four people were hurt, one seriously, in a collision between two S-U-V’s in Cranberry Township. State Police say the crash happened early Wednesday evening when a vehicle driven by 30 year-old Kara Sayers, from Kennerdell, pulled from a stop sign at the southern end of Big Egypt Road and into the path of a vehicle…

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Pitt Eliminated By Wichita State

The Pitt Panthers (24-9) were eliminated Thursday afternoon in the “round of 64″ in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, shooting just 35 percent from the floor in a 73-55 loss to Wichita State at Energy Solutions Arena in Salt Lake City. Despite freshman Steven Adams’ second career double-double as he led the Panthers with 13 points…

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Four Additional Arrests In Mercer County Meth Lab Case

Four more arrests were made on Thursday in an investigation into the operations of a methamphetamine lab in Mercer County. The apprehensions bring to eleven the number of arrests made in the case, and investigators say two more warrants are yet to be served. On Thursday, officials charged 38 year-old John Elder, from Cochranton, 36…

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Westover Named PennDOT’s Venango County Maintenance Manager

PennDOT has named a new Venango County maintenance manager. Spokesman Jim Carroll reports that PennDOT District 1 has announced that the post has gone to Garrett Westover, from Cranberry Township. Westover started with PennDOT in 2004, and has been with the agency’s District 1 since 2006.  He will oversee a unit of about 85 employees…

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Providence To Be Next Robert Morris Opponent – Game Is Monday

Robert Morris basketball players and fans centered their attention Wednesday night on the first-round NIT basketball tournament contest between Providence and Charlotte. The attraction occurred one night after the RM Colonials knocked off defending national champion Kentucky 59-57 on the tourney’s opening night.  The Colonials (24-10) were eager to learn their next opponent. Bryce Cotton led…

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5 Homers Among 21 Braves Hits In 18-9 Win Over Pirates

The Atlanta Braves slammed five home runs on Wednesday afternoon to power past the Pittsburgh Pirates 18-9 in a preseason baseball game played in Kissimmee, Florida. The Pirates (10-14) put up 16 hits to the 21 recorded by the Braves, but 14 of the Pittsburgh base hits were singles. Freddie Freeman and Andrelton Simmons both…

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Fracking Operations To Meet Standards Of Independent Review

Officials of the energy industry and environmentalists announced Wednesday the creation of an agency that will serve as an independent review center to ensure that oil and gas companies meet stringent standards in “fracking” operations utilized in the drilling for natural gas. Based in the Pittsburgh area, the Center for Sustainable Shale Development would review steps…

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Sugarcreek Water Tank Demolished

Something is missing in Sugarcreek today. A 63 year-old landmark, a 75,000-gallon water tank near Sugarcreek Station, was demolished on Wednesday morning. The holding tank had recently been replaced by a 116,000-gallon underground tank constructed in the Buttermilk Hill area. The structure that was razed on Wednesday had been declared unsafe. Residents of the nearby Sugar…

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Three More Charged In Fatal Kittanning Fight

State Police charged three additional individuals Wednesday in the death of a Chicora man during a fight on a Kittanning street early Sunday morning.  Unlike a Monday arrest in which 27 year-old Dennis Rosenberger, from Kittanning, was charged with aggravated assault, the three new suspects are charged with homicide. Investigators say Rosenberger was involved in…

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Two Hurt In Polk Crash

Two people were hurt in a two-vehicle crash on Main Street in Polk on Tuesday. State Police say the collision occurred when a vehicle driven by 35 year-old Mendy Adams pulled from a stop sign intersection and struck a vehicle operated by 74 year-old Marcella Marshall.  Both drivers are from the Polk area. Adams and…

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