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Lake Effect Snow Warning And Wind Chill Advisory Are Both Posted

The National Weather Service has posted a Lake Effect Snow Warning to extend until 4:00 AM Thursday morning (Jan. 8) and a Wind Chill Advisory, effective until 1:00 PM Thursday afternoon. A Lake Effect Snow Warning means lake effect snows will make travel hazardous.  Such storms may align themselves in bands and drop several inches…

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Pennsylvania’s New Legislature, Federal Lawmakers Sworn In On Tuesday

A new legislative session began in Pennsylvania on Tuesday with the swearing-in of the members of the State Senate and House of Representatives. The session will find solid Republican majorities in both chambers who will be dealing with a new Democratic Governor.  Governor-Elect Tom Wolf will take office on January 20. Former House Republican Majority…

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Nearly 9,000 Lose Power Tuesday In Warren County

Most Warren County residents who spent several hours without electricity on Tuesday had their power restored by about 10:30 PM Tuesday night. The outage, reportedly caused by the downing of a high-voltage line in the Warren area affected nearly 9,000 homes and businesses from Warren to Pittsfield.  The problem cropped up late Tuesday afternoon. There…

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Conneaut Lake Park Trustees Granted Additional Time To Prepare Financial Report

A U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge has granted the trustees of Conneaut Lake Park additional time to prepare for the filing of details regarding the park’s financial status. The trustees, who filed early last month for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, appeared before Judge Jeffrey Deller on Tuesday and were given until January 30 to coordinate their…

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Former Reno Financial Adviser Petitions To Have Guilty Plea Withdrawn

A former financial adviser who had an office in Reno has asked Crawford County Court to withdraw his guilty pleas in a case in which he  was accused of stealing money from a Meadville woman who is in her nineties. 70 year-old David Seagren, who reportedly now lives in the Bradford area, will next face a…

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One Hurt In Car-School Bus Crash In Oil City; Lone Student On Bus Was Uninjured

Although one injury was reported Monday morning in a crash between a car and a school bus in Oil City, officials say the injured party was not the lone student who had been riding the bus. The incident occurred during a snowstorm shortly after 7:45 AM at the intersection of Washington and Harriott Avenues.  An…

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One Death, 133 Injuries Reported In 404 New Years Crashes Investigated By State Police

The Pennsylvania State Police say there was one death and 133 other people were injured in the 404 automobile crashes their troopers investigated over the three-day New Years holiday travel period from December 31 through January 2. Those numbers compare to one death and 146 injuries in 836 crashes last New Years. Troopers made 271…

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Fourth Man Charged In Oil City Incident; Police Say He Brandished A Knife Around Three Others

Police in Oil City now say a fourth man has been arrested in a December 13 incident which resulted in an S-U-V being driven into the porch of a home in Oil City, and the latest suspect may have been the man who was the target of the home invasion at the outset of the…

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Seneca Man’s Minivan Hits Tree; Driver Injured, Doesn’t Remember Crash

A Seneca man was injured late Monday afternoon when his minivan left Route 157 and struck a tree. Police say 27 year-old Benjamin Renfrew was traveling west through Pinegrove Township shortly before 4:30 PM when the crash occurred on snow-covered pavement. Renfrew apparently hit his head.  He told police he had no memory of the accident. Renfrew was…

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Franklin Man Charged For Physically Assaulting A Woman

A Franklin man was arraigned on charges early Monday morning after he was accused of physically assaulting a woman at a residence on New Street in Franklin. Franklin City Police say the incident was reported around 2:00 AM. Police officials say 41 year-old Eric Duane Smith was charged with simple assault and harassment.  After his…

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