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Grove City Fire Victims Identified

Emergency officials in Mercer County revealed over the weekend the identities of the two people who died in a house fire in Grove City last week. Police said 28 year-old Brandon Fortuna, from Grove City, and his sister, 43 year-old Kirsten Fellows, from Mercer, died in a fire that destroyed a home on McConnell Street…

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Cigarette And Oxygen Machine Combine To Cause Titusville Apartment Building Fire

Investigators believe a fire early Saturday morning that affected the residents of four apartments in a Titusville apartment complex was caused by a match being struck to light a cigarette by a woman who was also using an oxygen machine. The fire, shortly before 3:00 AM Saturday morning, apparently spread from the oxygen machine to the…

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Troopers Say They Found 91 Pounds Of Pot At I-80 Weigh Station Inspection

State Police in Clarion County have reported that they found 91 pounds of marijuana inside a tractor-trailer during an inspection at a weigh station along Interstate 80 on Friday morning. A warrant was executed before the search.  Troopers say they arrested 41 year-old Duane Willis, from Carson, California, at the weigh station in Beaver Township…

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Dropped Cigarette Leads To Injuries For Michigan Man In Tractor-Trailer Rollover

State Police troopers say a tractor-trailer rollover in which a Michigan man was injured was instigated when the driver reached down to retrieve a dropped cigarette. 71 year-old Charles Harrison, from Newaygo, Michigan, was taken to Grove City Medical Center after the crash early Friday morning on Interstate 80 in Scrubgrass Township in southern Venango…

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Travel Agency Projects Fewer 4th of July Holiday Travelers

AAA projections point to a decrease in Fourth of July holiday travel this year. More than 40-million travelers are expected to hit the road — or the skies — over the five-day Independence Day holiday.  That would mark a decline of just under one percent from last year. Most will visit relatives or friends, sightsee…

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State Budget Secretary Believes Corbett Initiatiatives Can Still Be Accomplished

Governor Tom Corbett’s budget secretary believes there are still enough time and votes to approve three major policy initiatives and a state budget by June 30. State budget secretary Charles Zogby said this week the Corbett administration still wants to see legislative action on alcohol privatization, transportation funding and pension reform, along with a 2013-2014 spending…

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Police: Driver Apparently Fell Asleep Before Crash That Killed Three, Injured Two

Accident investigators believe that the woman who was driving the minivan that crashed in northern Butler County, killing two others and herself and injuring two children, had fallen asleep at the wheel. Police based their theory on a statement from one of the survivors who reportedly made a phone call to her grandparents, saying “Mommy…

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Miami Heat Win 2nd Straight NBA Title 95-88 Over San Antonio

LeBron James scored 37 points, shot 5-for-10 from three-point range, and grabbed 12 rebounds, and the Miami Heat won their second consecutive NBA championship, taking the seventh game of the final series at home 95-88 over the San Antonio Spurs. James was named series MVP. Dwyane Wade added 23 points for the Heat, while Shane…

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Pedro Drives Home Five In Bucs’ 5-3 Victory In Cincinnati

Pedro Alvarez drove home all five of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ runs on Thursday afternoon in a 5-3 win over the Reds in Cincinnati. Alvarez slammed a solo home run (his 16th of the year), a three-run double and an RBI single, raising his RBI total for the season to 48, and ensuring a 2-2 split…

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Two Hospitalized In Pittsburgh After Car Hits Horse-Drawn Buggy

A Knox woman and a teenager were flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Wednesday evening after the horse-drawn buggy in which they were riding was struck from behind by a car. State Police at the Clarion station say the incident happened around 7:15 PM on Route 208 in Salem Township, near Knox.  Troopers say the buggy…

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