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Another Rabies Case – This Time In Mercer County

The latest confirmed case of an animal testing positive for rabies comes from Mercer County, In Coolspring Township near Mercer, a woman turned over a dead bat that two pet cats found in her home to be tested.  The bat showed a positive test for rabies. Officials say the woman’s cats have been quarantined for a six-month…

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More Weather Damage Wednesday In NW Pennsylvania

The confirmed tornado touchdowns in northwestern Pennsylvania on Tuesday night were followed up Wednesday with a late afternoon downburst in the Cambridge Springs area. There were reports of homes and vehicles damaged by falling trees caused by the strong winds, and the roof of an auto repair shop was blown off.  No injuries were reported.…

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Butler Man Drowns In Slippery Rock Creek

The body of a Butler man was pulled from Slippery Rock Creek on Wednesday night after he went under water while swimming with friends near the Kennedy Mill Bridge in Slippery Rock. Companions said 22 year-old Mazzarny Sanford disappeared under water at about 6:30 PM.  His body was discovered about 90 minutes later some 500…

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Oil City Man Arrested In Heroin Investigation

An Oil City man was arrested Wednesday in an investigation into the delivery of heroin – a probe that involved local police departments and the state Attorney General’s office. Oil City Police say 50 year-old Lee Hazlett was arrested at his home on East Fourth Street, where they say they found heroin, packaged as though…

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Franklin Man Faces Charges After 2 Year-Old Is Found Alone In Playground

A Franklin man faces a charge of endangering the welfare of a child following the discovery of a two year-old boy who police say was wandering alone through a city playground. Franklin City Police say Community Ambulance Service employees tended to the child after they spotted him in the 11th Street Playground across the street…

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Franklin Man Arrested For Stealing Grave Markers

A Franklin-area man was arrested this week in connection with the thefts of about four dozen bronze grave markers from the Franklin Cemetery in Rocky Grove last summer. Sugarcreek Borough Police say 27 year-old Preston Guisewite is charged with theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.  Guisewite was lodged in the Venango County Jail…

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Pirates Score Four In 7th To Beat Tigers 5-3

Pedro Alvarez’s two-run double tied the score and kicked off a four-run seventh-inning rally that led the Pittsburgh Pirates to a come-from-behind 5-3 interleague victory over the Detroit Tigers on Wednesday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. A double by Travis Snider scored Alvarez, putting the Pirates up by a 4-3 margin.  Snider then advanced…

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Rabid Fox Discovered In Forest County

The latest confirmed testing for rabies has come from a fox found in Forest County. State officials say the fox attacked a dog at a residence on Oak Lane Road in Harmony Township.  The dog’s owner captured the ailing fox, and turned it over to the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Lab tests confirmed the animal had…

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Route 8 Bridge To Be Replaced In Northern Butler County

A 72 year-old bridge over Route 8 in northern Butler County is to be replaced, with work scheduled to begin Monday (June 3). The Adams Corner Bridge on Route 8 between Branchton and Boyers Roads is to be replaced by a concrete box culvert. During the initial stages of the work, flaggers will maintain single-lane traffic.  Eventually, temporary…

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Pens-Bruins Series To Begin Saturday In Pittsburgh

The National Hockey League has announced that the Eastern Conference finals between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Boston Bruins will begin Saturday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Game two, also in Pittsburgh, will be contested on Monday night before the series will move to Boston for games three and four next Wednesday and…

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