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Kennerdell Man Killed, Three Hospitalized Due To Rockland Township Crash

A Kennerdell man died and three members of another family were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Rockland Township early Wednesday evening. State Police officials late Thursday released the name of the deceased as 50 year-old Roger Gourley. Troopers say Gourley’s S-U-V traveled off the left side of Rockland-Cranberry Road shortly before…

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Meadville Man Sentenced In String Of Bar Robberies

A Meadville man has been sentenced to 35-to-73 years in state prison on his convictions on charges stemming from three armed bar robbery attempts in Crawford County last year. 38 year-old Michael Ferguson was convicted in August in Crawford County Court on more than 40 counts.  He had been the prime suspect in the armed robberies of…

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Oil City Men Now Charged In 23 Church Break-Ins And A Penelec Burglary

The two Oil City men who were arrested on September 30 as suspects in a break-in at a Frenchcreek Township church are now charged in the burglaries of 23 churches in late September in Venango, Crawford and Mercer Counties. 31 year-old John Biddle and 31 year-old Steven Kostenbauder  also stand accused in a burglary at a…

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Governor Corbett Begins Re-election Campaign

Governor Tom Corbett kicked off his re-election campaign on Wednesday, the day after Pennsylvania’s municipal elections. Starting a cross-state tour in Pittsburgh, Corbett told a crowd of supporters at the Heinz History Center that he has kept his promises from his first campaign, reducing spending, producing on-time budgets and balancing budgets without increasing taxes. With what…

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Franklin Man Charged In Knife Threat, Taking Woman’s Car

A Franklin man was charged Wednesday in a Monday incident in which he was accused of threatening a woman with a knife and taking her car. Franklin City Police say the incident occurred around 4:30 PM Monday afternoon at an apartment building on the 1100-block of Liberty Street in Franklin.  48 year-old Louis Frady is accused…

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Karns City Woman Charged In Chicora School Scare

Law enforcement officials in Butler County say a Karns City woman faces charges after an incident Wednesday which resulted in a lockdown at an elementary school. State Police say 27 year-old Ashley Soose called Chicora Elementary School just after noon on Wednesday to say that her son’s father, who was about to pick up their…

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Rangers Beat Penguins For Just 2nd Time In Last 11 Meetings

Five different New York players scored on Wednesday night as the Rangers defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins for just the second time in the last eleven meetings between the two teams. In a game played at Madison Square Garden in New York, the Rangers posted a 5-1 victory. Kris Letang recorded the only goal for Pittsburgh…

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Flags To Fly At Half-Staff For Congressman Coyne

United States and Pennsylvania flags will be flying at half-staff this Thursday (Nov. 7) to honor former Congressman William Coyne who died Sunday at age 77. Governor Corbett issued the executive order for flags in the Capitol Complex in Harrisburg and at all state facilities in Coyne’s home region, Allegheny County. Coyne served as a…

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White Chosen Venango County D.A.; Dunham, Poff Win Oil City Council Seats

Republican Shawn White was overwhelmingly elected Venango County’s district attorney on Tuesday.  White garnered 79.6 percent of the vote to win in a landslide over Democrat Jim Carbone, a former assistant district attorney. Other county races saw Susan Hannon take 76.2 percent of the vote in the register-recorder race to defeat Alexandre Motzer, while incumbent…

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NO CHARGES TO BE FILED IN OIL CITY POLICE SHOOTING

The Venango County District Attorney’s office has ruled there will be no prosecution in the shooting death of an Oil City woman by a city police officer in July, and the Pennsylvania State Police have pronounced their investigation complete. A State Police statement issued Tuesday afternoon indicates that District Attorney Marie Veon has determined that…

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