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Flood Warning Resumes In Venango County

At 3:23 PM Thursday afternoon, the National Weather Service in Pittsburgh resumed a flood warning for Venango County. The warning will be in effect until 9:15 PM Thursday. With moderate rain continuing across the county, the NWS said “several small streams and creeks feeding into Sugar Creek and French Creek were still overflowing their banks.” …

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Chris Kunitz Gets 3-Year Contract Extension With Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Thursday that they have signed forward Chris Kunitz to a three-year contract extension. The new pact, including the one year remaining on his current contract, keeps Kunitz signed through the 2016-2017 season. Kunitz led the Penguins in goals with 22 this season, was second on the team with 52 points, and finished…

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Flooding Strikes Western Pa. – Sykesville Bridge Fails, Dam Breach Forces Evacuations

Torrential rains struck western Pennsylvania on Thursday morning leading to flooding, and even a damaged bridge. The National Weather Service reported around noon on Thursday that as much as four inches of rain had fallen on southern Jefferson County, and that a bridge in Sykesville Borough had collapsed.  Officials immediately upgraded the county’s flood warning…

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Alvarez Base Hit Starts 9th-Inning Pirates Rally In 4-2 Victory In Seattle

Pedro Alvarez, now hitting .242, went 2-for-4 on Wednesday afternoon, including a single to start a two-run, ninth-inning rally, to lead the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 4-2 victory over the Mariners in Seattle. The win was Pittsburgh’s sixth in a row, and finished a 7-2 road trip while boosting the Bucs’ interleague record this season to…

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Emlenton Man Pleads Guilty In Auto Shop Break-In

An Emlenton man has entered a guilty plea to charges of theft by unlawful taking and trespassing in a break-in at a Scrubgrass Township auto repair shop in August, 2012. In a plea bargain in Venango County Court earlier this week, charges of burglary and criminal mischief against 36 year-old Anthony Healey were dismissed. Healey…

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Three Injured In Two-Vehicle Crash In Grove City

Police officials have released the identities of two of the three injured parties in a two-vehicle crash that occurred in Grove City on Monday night. Accident investigators say 58 year-old Susan Argyle and 18 year-old Rex Gregory, both from Grove City, were taken to hospitals following the collision around 11:00 PM Monday at the intersection…

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Penguins 2013 Preseason Schedule Announced

The Pittsburgh Penguins today announced the schedule for their six NHL preseason games to be played prior to the 2013-2014 season. The Penguins will meet Columbus, Detroit and Chicago twice apiece before the regular season begins in late September. The Pens say they will open the preseason on the road at Columbus on September 15. …

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Pirates Slam 5 HR’s In 9-4 Romp In Seattle

The Pittsburgh Pirates pounded five home runs, including two by Starling Marte, in a 9-4 interleague victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night in Seattle. The victory boosted the Pirates’ record to 47-30, moving them to seventeen games above the .500 mark for the first time since the end of the 1992 season. Russell Martin,…

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Titusville Man Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide

In a plea bargain in Venango County Court, a Titusville-area man has entered a guilty plea to a charge of homicide by vehicle in a December motor vehicle crash in which a Conneaut Lake woman died. 34 year-old Bradley Russell will be sentenced on the plea on August 6. Russell was charged in the death of a…

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Storms Close Roads In Crawford County

Bands of thunderstorms which rolled through the area on Tuesday evening resulted in mostly spotty power outages, mainly due to downed trees and fallen power lines, although more than 4,000 customers in the Titusville area were left without electricity. A number of roads in Crawford and Erie Counties were closed because of flood waters.  Those…

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