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Sheakleyville Church Burglary Investigated

In Mercer County, the State Police are investigating the burglary of a church. Investigators say someone broke into the Sheakleyville United Methodist Church and stole an undisclosed amount of money. Troopers say the incident occurred between the second and the fourth days of this month. State Police at the Mercer Station in Jackson Center are…

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Pens End 2-Game Slide With Shootout Win Over Rangers

Newly-acquired forward Jussi Jokinen scored the Pittsburgh Penguins’ only two goals on Friday night, but they were enough to end a two-game Pittsburgh losing streak and lead the Pens (29-10) to a 2-1 shootout victory over the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Jokinen, obtained in a deadline-beating trade with Carolina on…

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Routes 62-and-257 Intersection Work Begins – Traffic Delays To Start Next Week

Now that the first stages of construction on the realignment project at the intersection of Routes 62 and 257 in Oil City have begun, PennDOT tells us that the first short-term traffic stoppages should begin next Monday, April 15. For most of the $2.8 million project which should continue through the end of November, traffic…

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Clarion Runaway Found In South Dakota, Leeper Man Charged With Kidnapping

Authorities in Clarion County say a missing 13 year-old Clarion girl has been found safe in South Dakota, and a Leeper man with whom she was traveling has been charged with kidnapping and other counts. 13 year-old Alexandra Sewell left her home early in the morning of March 28.  31 year-old Joshua Baker, from Leeper, disappeared…

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Appeal Expected On Court Ruling Against Jury Commissioners on Primary Ballots

The Pennsylvania State Association of Jury Commissioners is expected to appeal to the state Supreme Court Friday’s Commonwealth Court ruling that races for jury commissioners will not appear on the May 21 primary election ballots. Citing the late date and the costs that would be involved in reprinting ballots and reprogramming voting machines. Judge James…

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Warnings Against Outdoor Burning Are Continued

With none of the expected rain from our weekend weather forecast having fallen, authorities are continuing their advisories against outdoor burning. More than a dozen brush and grass fires in Venango County between Friday and Sunday resulted in responses by area fire companies.  A brush fire in Lawrence County charred more than 500 acres. The combination of…

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Woman Hospitalized In Pittsburgh After A-T-V Crash

A Slippery Rock woman was hospitalized in Pittsburgh after a weekend all-terrain-vehicle crash in northern Butler County. Police say 39 year-old Paula Speicher suffered major injuries when her A-T-V left a Clay Township road and flipped over the berm. The incident occurred around 7:30 PM Sunday.  State Police troopers say Speicher may be facing charges upon…

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Groundbreaking Held At New Butler VA Facility Site

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday at the site of a new Veterans Administration health care facility in Butler County. Construction on the new 168,000 square-foot facility should be completed before the end of the summer of 2014, and the center should be in operation by 2015. The VA expects that the services they provide…

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Two Rabid Raccoons Confirmed In Crawford County

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture confirmed this week that two raccoons captured after fights with dogs in Crawford County in late March have tested positive for rabies. The raccoon incidents were reported in Woodcock and Union Townships.  No humans were exposed to the diseased animals. One of the two dogs involved in the raccoon fights…

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Limestone Teen Charged For Knife Threats

A Clarion County teenager is being charged through juvenile authorities after he allegedly threatened to stab four people in his home. State Police say the 15 year-old boy had been disciplined by being told he would not be allowed to play video games for one week.  The boy allegedly found an eight-inch knife, and police…

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