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New Bethlehem Man Charged In Clarion Arson

A New Bethlehem man has been charged with arson and other counts in connection with a fire that destroyed a $30,000 home on River Hill in Clarion in May, 2012. Reports show that 24 year-old James McCauley already faces charges in connection with an arson fire that destroyed a barn on Route 66 in Paint Township…

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Powerball Jackpot Winner Sold In Florida, Two PA. Tickets Win One Million Dollars

Powerball Lottery officials say one ticket, sold in Florida, has matched all of the numbers drawn in Saturday night’s Powerball game, and is worth, in annuity value terms, more than $590-million. Powerball officials had earlier estimated the jackpot would reach $600-million. It was confirmed on Sunday morning that the grand prize winner, representing the richest…

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Seat Belt Enforcement Effort Begins

A national “Click It or Ticket” seat belt enforcement campaign begins Monday, May 20, and will continue through June 9. Seat belt checks will be conducted on several streets and roads in the Oil Region and elsewhere.  The Pennsylvania State Police and more than 600 municipal law enforcement agencies will be participating. PennDOT says seat…

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Crosby Tallies Hat Trick As Pens Take 2-0 Lead In Stanley Cup Series

The Pittsburgh Penguins’ team captain, Sidney Crosby, tallied his second career postseason hat trick on Friday night, lifting the Pens to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh and into a 2-games-to-none lead in their best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs. Crosby’s three goals…

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Pirates Earn Come-From-Behind 5-4 Victory Over Mets

Travis Snider scored from third base on an error in a bases-loaded situation in the bottom of the ninth inning on Friday night, and the Pittsburgh Pirates (25-17) walked off with a 5-4 come-from-behind victory over the lowly New York Mets (11-31) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez had tied the…

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Safe Boating Week To Focus On Life Jackets

The importance of flotation devices and other watercraft safety tips will be the focus of 2013 National Safe Boating Week scheduled for May 18 through May 24. Boaters are being reminded to “practice safe and responsible boating, always wear your life jacket, and be alert while on the water,” according to Laurel Anders, who is…

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Canadian Earthquake Felt In Pennsylvania

Some residents of northwestern Pennsylvania claim they felt rumblings from an event that turned out to be an earthquake centered in Quebec, Canada on Friday morning. The quake, initially reported to have registered at 5.1 on the Richter scale but now officially recorded at 4.4, is said to have been centered about 13 miles northeast…

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Snider Homers, Bucs Collect 13 Hits In 7-1 Win Over Milwaukee

Travis Snider homered for the first time this season, and Francisco Liriano (2-0; 1.64 ERA) pitched six hit baseball over 5-and-two thirds innings on Thursday night as the Pittsburgh Pirates posted a 7-1 home win over the Milwaukee Brewers (16-23). The Pirates (24-17) have won three straight over the Brewers, and six of their last…

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Franklin High’s Abby Jones Wins 2nd D-10 High Jump Title

Franklin High School sophomore Abby Jones will represent Venango County athletes at the PIAA track-and-field championships next week after winning her second straight District 10 high jump championship. Jones won the district title with a jump of 5’7″ at the D-10 “AAA” Championships at Harbor Creek High School on Wednesday.  That mark topped her championship…

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Steelers Sign 4th-Round Draft Pick Shamarko Thomas

The Pittsburgh Steelers announced Thursday that they have signed one of their two fourth-round draft picks. Syracuse safety Shamarko Thomas was available to the Steelers on draft day after they completed a trade with the Cleveland Browns for one of next year’s draft selections.  They chose him with the 111th overall pick. Thomas started 39…

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