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Steelers Ready To Open Preseason Schedule; Burress May Miss Entire Season

As the Pittsburgh Steelers prepare to take on the New York Giants in their NFL preseason opener on Saturday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, word comes that Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress has a torn rotator cuff and may miss the entire season. An unnamed source has told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that…

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New York Squad Wins Junior League Easter Regional; DuBois Finishes Third

A team from Massapequa, New York shook off a 7-4 loss earlier in the day to Manchester, New Jersey, and defeated the same squad 8-3 in the decisive game later in the day Thursday to capture the Eastern Region Junior League Baseball Tournament championship in Freehold Township, New Jersey. New York had come through the…

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Martin’s Walkoff Single In The 10th Inning Gives The Bucs A Sweep Over Miami

Russell Martin scored Josh Harrison with a walkoff pinch-hit single with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning on Thursday afternoon, and the Pittsburgh Pirates completed a 9-2 homestand and a three-game sweep of the Miami Marlins with a come-from-behind 5-4 victory at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The win was the 70th of…

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Thursday Evening Fire Destroys Clinton Township Home

A fire that broke out early Thursday evening destroyed a home near Clintonville. Five fire companies responded to the blaze at a residence on Harmony Grove Lane in Clinton Township shortly after 6:00 PM.  Officials say the home was completely leveled. Responders remained on the scene until after dark.  A State Police fire marshal will…

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Thursday Storms Prompt Tornado Warning

Storms that moved through northwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday afternoon were rather harmless when you consider they prompted the issuance of a tornado warning for southern Crawford County.  The warning, prompted by severe weather in the Meadville and Linesville areas shortly before 3:00 PM, was discontinued by 3:45 PM.  Other areas, including Venango County, found themselves under a…

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Officials Probe Shootings Of Dozen Of Birds

Officials of the Pennsylvania Game Commission are investigating the shooting deaths of more than six dozen birds and the subsequent disposal of the creatures on a street in Franklin’s Third Ward. Officials say 73 birds, including sparrows, swallows, finches, blackbirds and mourning doves were discovered last Saturday morning, dumped unceremoniously onto Atlantic Avenue in Franklin. …

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Titusville Man Sentenced To Prison In Motor Vehicle Death Of Conneaut Lake Woman

A Titusville man was sentenced this week in Venango County Court to as many as fourteen years in state prison in the death of a Conneaut Lake woman in a car crash in Plum Township last December. 35 year-old Bradley Russell had entered guilty pleas in June to charges that included vehicular homicide.  He was charged…

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Friday Events At The Venango County Fair

Just two days remain in the 2013 Venango County Fair. Friday morning brings the Senior 4-H Livestock Showmanship Contest. In the afternoon,  a miniature horse show, the Supreme Livestock Contest and the first-ever UFO Contest are scheduled. At night, it’s the 4-H Horse Costume Show, the 4-H Cheese Yield Auction, a talent show and a…

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Two Charged After Confrontation At Traffic Light; Police Say Gun Was Involved

Two drivers are being charged following an incident at a traffic light in northern Butler County on Wednesday morning. State Police from the Butler station say the incident started when one man left his vehicle and walked up to another driver, only to discover that the second man had a gun pointed at him. The incident…

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Emlenton Man Sentenced In 1996 Indecent Assault On A Young Boy

An Emlenton man has been sentenced to three-to-ten years in state prison for the indecent assault of a young boy some seventeen years ago. 58 year-old Roy Card must also be registered for the rest of his life as a Megan’s Law sex offender. Card entered a guilty plea in Venango County Court in May to a…

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