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Pirates Send Reliever Vic Black To Mets As Player-To-Be-Named-Later

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Thursday that they have sent right-handed relief pitcher Vic Black to the New York Mets as the player-to-be-named-later in the trade earlier this week in which the Bucs acquired veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and veteran catcher John Buck. Black had recorded 17 saves and a 2.51 ERA with the Pittsburgh’s “AAA”…

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Pretrial Hearing Held For Cochranton-Area Murder Suspects

Two Cochranton-area women facing trial in the murder of an Ohio woman went through a pretrial hearing in Crawford County Court on Thursday. 20 year-old Ashley Barber and 19 year-old Jade Olmstead are charged in the murder of 19 year-old Brandy Stevens. from Beaver Township, Ohio in May, 2012.  The victim’s body was found in…

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Reno Man Sentenced To State Prison For Fondling Female Inmates At County Jail

A Reno man who once served as a corrections officer at the Venango County Jail in Franklin was sentenced this week to 18 months to ten years in state prison on charges prompted by allegations from female inmates that he had fondled them while he was on duty. 51 year-old William Hunter must also register with…

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Polk Man Gets Probation In March Police Chase

A Polk-area man was sentenced this week to three years of probation following his guilty pleas last month stemming from charges filed after a police chase in Polk in early March. 51 year-old George Deemer III will serve consecutive one-year probation terms on counts of fleeing police, resisting arrest and the possession of drug paraphernalia. …

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Labor Day Travel By Pennsylvania Residents Expected To Climb Four Percent

The AAA travel agency estimates that over one in ten Pennsylvania residents will travel fifty or more miles from home over the Labor Day holiday weekend.  That would represent an increase of about four percent from last year. More than half intend to head to the beach or waterfront.  Nearly seventy percent say they will…

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Franklin Man Pleads Guilty In Police Chase, Crashing Into Franklin’s Exchange Building

A Franklin man who was seriously injured in a crash that ended a police chase in downtown Franklin early one January morning entered guilty pleas to charges in the case this week in Venango County Court in Franklin. 18 year-old Colin Agin will be sentenced on October 31. Agin pleaded guilty to charges of fleeing…

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Cranberry Man Sought Since September Wanted On Charges In May Burglary

State Probation and Parole officials and the Pennsylvania State Police say they are looking for a Cranberry Township man who absconded his court-ordered supervision last fall and is now wanted in a May burglary incident. According to a release from Venango County Crimestoppers, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole has been looking for 25…

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Holiday Travel Period Begins; Police Presence To Be Expanded On Highways

Travel experts say Friday is expected to be the busiest day for Labor Day holiday travel, and drivers can expect to find a ramped-up police presence on the nation’s highways. Here in Pennsylvania, a late summer campaign against intoxicated drivers started earlier this month, but this weekend police will also increase their attempts at combatting aggressive…

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Newcomer Byrd Homers, Morton Wins Again, Bucs Beat Brewers 7-1

In his first game for the Pittsburgh Pirates, right fielder Marlon Byrd slammed a three-run home run, helping lift the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-1 win Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh.  The victory moved the Bucs back to within a half-game of the first-place St. Louis Cardinals, who were blanked 10-0 by Cincinnati.…

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Sligo Man Gets Jail Time On Assault Charges In Father’s Death

A Sligo man who was acquitted of murder but convicted of both aggravated and simple assault in the death of his father last year was sentenced Wednesday to 70-to-140 months in state prison. 55 year-old James Shimmons was convicted of the assault charges earlier this month in a Clarion County Court case surrounding the death…

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