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Tornado Warnings, Flooding Reported, One Death In Northern Stretches Of Oil Region

Tornado warnings were issued on four different occasions in northwestern Pennsylvania on Tuesday night, and severe flooding was reported in some parts of the Oil Region as the result of storms that mostly spared Venango and Clarion Counties. The first of the warnings came shortly before 8:00 PM when weather spotters reported a possible tornado…

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Franklin Brine Plant Settles On EPA Pollution Violations

A company which runs several wastewater treatment plants, including one in the Franklin area, has reached agreement with the federal Environmental Protection Agency to settle what the EPA calls water pollution violations occurring between 2007 and 2011. Fluid Recovery Services, formerly operating as Hart Resources Technology, which runs the Pennsylvania Brine Treatment Plant off Route…

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Pirates Lose In Detroit After Series Win In Milwaukee

The Pittsburgh Pirates dropped a 6-5 interleague game in Detroit on Memorial Day in the first game of a four-game “home-and-home” series with the Tigers.  The first two contests are being played at Comerica Park in Detroit, while games on Wednesday and Thursday nights are scheduled for PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Jhonny Peralta led Detroit…

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Four More To Be Sentenced In Texas-To-Pennsylvania Marijuana Operation

The final four suspects in a Texas-to-Western Pennsylvania marijuana smuggling operation will be sentenced in the next few weeks following their guilty pleas to charges connected with an investigation which began in 2010. 25 year-old Adam Wood, from Venango, and three Meadville residents, 26 year-old Jeramie Ebbert, 30 year-old Robert Conaway and 25 year-old Elizabeth…

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Shippenville Man Dies In Crawford County Crash

A Shippenville man died early Sunday morning when his truck left a Crawford County road and rolled over. 48 year-old Timothy Aaron was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Route 285 in North Shenango Township. Accident investigators say Aaron’s truck left the highway, hit a culvert and rolled numerous times.  Aaron was…

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Parker Motorcyclist Injured When Hit By Car

A Parker man was hurt Sunday evening when his motorcycle was hit by a car in an incident in the Emlenton area. State Police say 54 year-old Terrence McGuirk was wearing a helmet.  The severity of his injuries is unknown. Troopers tell KQW that McGuirk’s motorcycle was struck at the intersection of Airport and West…

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Four Hurt In Two-Vehicle Crash On Route 322

Four people were injured Saturday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident on Route 322 in Cranberry Township. State Police investigators identified the drivers as 34 year-old Denise Little, from Brookville, and 20 year-old Cassandra Lindsey, from Clintonville.  Troopers tell KQW that Little’s S-U-V struck Lindsey’s car at a Route 322 intersection shortly before 2:30 PM Saturday.…

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Damage To Cranberry Township Farm Investigated

Regional police are investigating an estimated $6,000 worth of damage caused to freshly-planted crops on a Cranberry Township farm. State Police investigators say someone drove a vehicle in circles through fields along Tarkiln Road sometime around 3:00 AM Monday morning, damaging at least three different types of crops. Troopers at the Franklin station in Cranberry…

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Man Jailed For Allegedly Physically Assaulting A 19 Year-Old Woman

A local man was  jailed Friday night after he allegedly physically assaulted a younger woman at a location in Scrubgrass Township. State Police investigators did not release details on the incident, but described it as a domestic dispute. Troopers tell KQW that 48 year-old Chris Drake was arrested and was charged with simple assault after…

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Harvick Wins Holiday Weekend’s Coca-Cola 600

Kevin Harvick pulled away from Kasey Kahne on a restart with eleven laps remaining on Sunday and captured the checkered flag at NASCAR’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. Harvick won the Sprint Cup series’ longest event for the second time in three years. The race was stopped for almost 30…

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