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No One Hurt In Car-Ambulance Collision

Police say there were no injuries Sunday afternoon when a car driven by a teenager from Franklin slammed into the rear of a second vehicle which was slowing because of the approach of an ambulance. Accident investigators say the ambulance was not involved in the crash. State Police troopers did not release the name of the…

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New Oil City Manager Begins Job

Today marks the date that Oil City’s new city manager is to begin his duties. Eric Strahl was hired in November.  He replaces Ryan Eggleston, who resigned last year and has taken the job as city manager in South Fayette in Allegheny County. Strahl most recently has served as interim clerk and treasurer in Menominee,…

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Carlton Man’s Death Ruled A Homicide

The Mercer County coroner’s office has ruled the shooting death of a Carlton man last month a homicide. The announcement was made Friday following the disclosure of the results of an autopsy conducted in Erie. The body of 58 year-old David Dignall was found on the afternoon of December 20 outside a partially-burned minivan along…

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Driver In Police Chase Hospitalized In Erie

The State Police have not released the identity of a man they say led them on a nearly ten-mile chase which culminated in the suspect’s pickup slamming into a building in Franklin early Sunday.  The driver of the truck was subsequently hospitalized in Erie. Troopers say the chase began when they attempted to pull the pickup…

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Penguins Open Short Season Saturday – 1st Home Game Jan. 23rd

The National Hockey League has announced the team schedules for the shortened NHL season which will begin this weekend. The slates have been shortened to 48 games due to the just-completed league lockout.  Teams began their official practices on Sunday, although players on most teams had already been meeting for informal workouts, and many international…

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Titusville Man Pleads Guilty To Soliciting Harm To Estranged Wife

A Titusville man will be sentenced on January 31 following his guilty plea in Venango County Court to a charge connected with the solicitation to commit harm to his now ex-wife. 35 year-old Ronald Henry entered a guilty plea last week to a single charge of criminal solicitation to commit simple assault.  Henry was accused…

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3 Of 4 Teams Repeat As NFL Conference Finalists

With the NFL playoff field whittled down to four teams, the schedule shows three have repeated as conference finalists this season. Following the highest-scoring four-game playoff weekend in league history, New England, Baltimore and San Francisco are joined by Atlanta as the four remaining NFL teams still eligible for a chance to win Super Bowl…

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Corbett Administration Picks Firm To Run State Lottery – State Senate Covers Matter Today

The Corbett administration announced Friday that the firm that runs the British national lottery has been selected to take over the management of the Pennsylvania Lottery. Meanwhile, a state Senate committee was scheduled to hear testimony on the controversial topic of lottery privatization today (Mon.).  The Senate Finance Committee, a panel on which Senator Scott Hutchinson, from…

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Marquette Trips Pitt In Overtime

The Pitt Panthers fell to 1-3 in Big East Conference play on Saturday afternoon with a 74-67 overtime home loss to Marquette (12-3; 3-0). Vander Blue led the Golden Eagles with 22 points.  Lamar Patterson finished with 22 points for Pitt (13-4 overall), forcing overtime with a three-pointer at the buzzer that ended regulation play.…

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Trial For Two Cochranton-Area Murder Suspects Delayed Until March

A Crawford County judge Friday delayed the trial of two Cochranton-area women who are charged with killing and burying an Ohio woman last May. Judge Mark Stevens ordered a hearing to determine if 19 year-old Ashley Barber is mentally competent to stand trial, and a psychiatric hearing for 19 year-old Jade Olmstead. Barber and Olmstead are…

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