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Sigel Man Pleads Guilty In Heroin Death Of Brookville Woman

A Sigel man entered guilty pleas Wednesday in the drug-related death of a Brookville woman whose body was found in her car in southern Clarion County in January. 30 year-old Shawn Carr will be sentenced in August on his pleas to counts of the delivery of drugs resulting in death, delivery of a controlled substance,…

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Sharon Assault Suspect Arrested Wednesday Just Across The Ohio State Line

A Sharon man who was wanted by police since he allegedly assaulted another man late Saturday night was apprehended Wednesday afternoon in Hubbard Township, Ohio, just outside Sharon. 43 year-old Kyle Cheza, a former star athlete at Hickory High School in nearby Hermitage, stands accused of dragging a 37 year-old Sharon man over a short fence and hitting him…

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Oil City Man Charged In Attacks On Girlfriend

An Oil City man has been charged with false imprisonment, assault and harassment following an investigation into a domestic dispute at a residence on Plum Street in Oil City on July 5. Oil City Police say they charged 20 year-old Dylan Brown following accusations by an Oil City woman that Brown kept her from leaving…

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Man Hospitalized After Fall At McConnells Mill State Park

A visitor to McConnells Mill State Park in eastern Lawrence County was rushed to the hospital on Wednesday afternoon after he fell a distance of at least fifteen feet. The man’s identity has not been released, and there were no immediate details as to the location or circumstances of the fall. Emergency crews from the Portersville…

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Liriano, Two Relievers Combine On Rain-Delayed 5-0 Shutout

Francisco Liriano and relief pitchers Justin Wilson and Jeanmar Gomez combined Wednesday night on a 5-hit shutout, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (54-36) ended a four-game losing streak with a 5-0 home win over the Oakland Athletics (54-37). Delayed two hours and 50 minutes because of severe weather, the game at PNC Park ended at 12:43…

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Tuition Hikes Approved For Pennsylvania’s State-Owned Universities

The State System of Higher Education this week approved increases in tuition at the 14 state-owned universities, including Clarion, Slippery Rock and Edinboro Universities. Resident students will now pay an additional 194 dollars per year, or about three percent, beginning this fall.  There will also be a ten dollar annual increase in the “technology fee.” …

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Appeals Court Upholds Gary Wiley Murder Convictions

A state appeals court has upheld the first-degree murder and burglary convictions against a Linesville man in the deaths of a Linesville-area couple in their home in April, 2010. Pennsylvania Superior Court this week refused to overturn the verdicts of guilty of murder and burglary against 41 year-old Gary Wiley in the deaths of 51 year-old…

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Neil Walker Goes On 15-Day Disabled List

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Tuesday placed second baseman Neil Walker on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sunday. Walker has been suffering from soreness in his right side.  Pirates manager Clint Hurdle now says the injury involves the oblique.  Walker has not played since Saturday night. To take Walker’s spot on the active roster, the…

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Moss Homer Hands Pirates Another 2-1 Loss

Former Pirate Brandon Moss slammed a two-run home run off Pittsburgh rookie Gerrit Cole in the top of the fourth inning on Tuesday night, lifting the Oakland Athletics to their second straight 2-1 win over the Bucs at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The homer followed a double by Oakland’s John Jaso, giving the A’s 11…

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FEMA, PEMA Officials To Assess June Storm Damage In Venango County

At least fifteen communities in Venango County are awaiting inspections by federal and state officials to see if disaster relief money will be made available for damages sustained in a series of storms that struck the county during the last week in June. Officials of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Pennsylvania Emergency…

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