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Chronic Wasting Disease Confirmed In Pennsylvania Wild Deer

For the first time, chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed in tests of wild deer in Pennsylvania. The state becomes the 23rd in the country to discover positive CWD results.  To date, chronic wasting disease in Pennsylvania was believed to have been confined to the results taken from captive deer. The positive CWD results were…

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Titusville Man Hurt In Early Morning Rollover

The State Police say charges are pending against a Titusville man after a rollover accident in Rocky Grove early Sunday morning. Troopers say a car driven by 27 year-old Mark McConnell left Rocky Grove Avenue, struck a driveway culvert and overturned.  The incident occurred shortly after 3:00 AM on Sunday. Reports indicate McConnell sustained moderate…

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Three Hurt In Route 8 Collision

An Oil City woman was taken to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry following a two-car collision Saturday morning on Route 8 between Franklin and Oil City in Sugarcreek Borough. Police say 44 year-old Tami Horne was headed toward Franklin shortly after 10:00 AM when a vehicle driven by a Punxsutawney man turned left in front of…

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Titusville Woman Sentenced In Stabbing Of Husband

A Titusville woman who entered a guilty plea to a charge of assault for stabbing her husband during a picnic last summer has been sentenced to up to two years of house arrest. 53 year-old Sally Nichols entered the guilty plea in exchange for the dismissal of four other charges. Nichols had been accused of…

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New Assault Charge Filed Against Incarcerated Ohio Man

An Ohio man who has already been charged with assaulting two State Police officers at Grove City Medical Center now faces a third assault charge for allegedly attacking a corrections official at the Mercer County Jail. 47 year-old Salvatore Scavone was initially charged with attacks on two troopers who say they found him on Interstate…

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Alleged Drug Network Leader Arrested On Venango County Charges

A man described as “the head of a local drug distribution network” was arrested last week on drug delivery and possession charges. 40 year-old Marco Perez, said to have “ties to New York,” is charged with the manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance, and the possession of a…

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Oil City Woman Gets Up To 10 Years In Forgery Case

An Oil City woman was sentenced last week to 14 months to 10 years in state prison for forging checks belonging to three other people and cashing them for more than $11,000. Authorities say 40 year-old Cara Salsgiver had worked for at least one of the victims. Salsgiver was also sentenced to five years probation…

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Woman, 3 Year-Old Son Die When Tractor-Trailer Hits Minivan

A Centerville woman and her three year-old son were killed late Friday morning when their minivan was struck by a tractor-trailer. The fatal incident occurred shortly after 10:30 AM on Friday when a minivan driven by 42 year-old Susan Martin went out of control on snow and ice on Route 408 in Richmond Township.  The…

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Oil City Man Gets Up To 13 Years For Sex Assault On A 12 Year-Old

An Oil City man could serve as much as 13 years in state prison in his sentencing in a case involving the sexual assault of a 12 year-old girl. 24 year-old Matthew Wade was sentenced in Venango County Court to consecutive terms of 21 months to five years on charges of statutory sexual assault and…

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Troy Township Man Faces Possible Jail Time For Starving Dog To Death

A Crawford County man faces sentencing after he entered a guilty plea to a cruelty to animals charge after he left a dog behind in a house he says he was forced to vacate.  The dog died after about an estimated six weeks. 22 year-old William Daly, of Troy Township near Titusville, will be sentenced…

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