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Doe License Applications Accepted Monday

Monday (July 8) marks the first date that the Pennsylvania Game Commission will be accepting applications for 2013-2014 antlerless deer licenses. For the first three weeks of the application process, only residents of Pennsylvania may apply.  Non-resident applications will be accepted beginning on July 29. Starting on August 5, residents and non-residents alike may apply for…

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Rocky Grove Firemen’s Fair Begins Tuesday

The annual Rocky Grove Volunteer Fire Department’s Firemen’s Fair, moved back to July this year, is scheduled to begin on Tuesday (July 9). Opening night will mark the event’s second bike night, and the fair will continue through Saturday (July 13), a day which will feature the event’s first classic car show. Wednesday will be…

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Phillies Hand Cole His First Loss, 6-4 On The Fourth In Pittsburgh

The Philadelphia Phillies struck for four runs in the sixth inning, and the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen was unable to save a game for rookie starter Gerrit Cole.  The results were a 6-4 win for the Phillies (41-45) over the Pirates (52-32) on the Fourth of July at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, and a 2-games-to-one win…

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Leeper Soldier Dies In Middle-of-the-Night ATV Crash In Missouri

A former Leeper man, stationed at an Army base in Missouri, died on the Fourth of July in the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in the south-central part of that state. A passenger who also is stationed at Fort Leonard Wood was seriously injured. Officials say the crash occurred around 2:30 AM on a road in…

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Franklin Man Jailed In Oil City Stabbings And Theft

A Franklin man was sentenced this week to up to 6-and-a-half years in state prison on charges connected with the multiple stabbings of a man in Oil City and the theft of a wallet from a woman who later offered him a ride. 40 year-old Thomas Peeples was convicted in May on charges of aggravated and simple…

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Emlenton Woman Charged In Damage To Two Others People’s Property

An Emlenton woman faces criminal mischief charges after she was accused of causing damage to a car and a garage. State Police say 36 year-old Stephanie Kotkoski is accused of damaging a Parker woman’s car and the door to a Richland Township man’s garage.  Investigators did not offer a possible motive. The incident occurred shortly after…

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Jobless Numbers Slide Slightly In May, Except In Forest County

Unemployment numbers in most of the Oil Region were down slightly in May. Forest County was the lone exception in our area, with a jobless number that climbed from 9.7 percent in April to 10 percent in May. In Venango County, where about 2,100 people were looking for work, unemployment in May was registered at 8…

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Seneca Man Charged In Drug Probe From January Traffic Stop

A Seneca man was charged this week in an investigation which began when he was checked out at a traffic stop in Sugarcreek Borough in January. Police officials claim 21 year-old Cody Prenatt was in possession at the time of the traffic stop of heroin, cocaine, morphine and marijuana. Prenatt was arraigned Monday on four…

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Alvarez, McCutchen Lift Bucs Past Phils 6-5, Locke Improves To 8-1

Pedro Alvarez slammed a three-run home run, and Andrew McCutchen reached base five times in five plate appearances as the Pittsburgh Pirates edged the Philadelphia Phillies 6-5 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night. A 13-hit night for the Pirates (52-31) gave starter Jeff Locke his eighth win of the season.  Locke (8-1; 2.12…

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Wanted Meadville Man Apprehended In Franklin

A Meadville-area man allegedly wanted for absconding parole on charges that included statutory rape was arrested Wednesday morning in a Franklin apartment complex. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Office says 28 year-old Dane Hamilton was apprehended by officials of a U.S. Marshal’s Office Task Force and the Franklin City Police. Authorities say Hamilton was also on…

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