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Oil City Purse Theft Leads To Two Arrests

An Oil City couple faces charges in a Monday incident that police say began with the theft of a purse. Oil City Police say a man was arrested after he fled the parking lot of an East Side pharmacy with a purse he snatched from a woman early Monday afternoon.  In the course of the…

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Governor Corbett Mobilizes Help For Connecticut Blizzard Cleanup

Governor Tom Corbett on Monday revealed the details on his administration’s mobilization of equipment and crews over the weekend to aid in blizzard cleanup efforts in Connecticut. Corbett also said his direction to the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission to mobilize crews to help Massachusetts residents was cancelled after Massachusetts responded that they were receiving help from another…

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Meadville Scam Exploits Salvation Army

Police in the Meadville area say several residents have recently been approached by someone claiming he can help them with their finances if they help obtain some funding themselves. The scammer claims that the procedure would involve the Salvation Army. Police say Meadville-area residents have been approached with this scheme at their homes, in their…

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Emlenton Man Wrecks Into Knox-Area Home

The State Police say an Emlenton man who was driving a car that struck a house near an intersection in the Knox area on Sunday afternoon received only minor injuries. Troopers identified the driver as 40 year-old Brian Criswell. Accident investigators say Criswell lost control of his car on a curve shortly before 4:00 PM on Sunday near the…

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Pens Drop Back-to-Back 3-1 Decisions To Devils

The New Jersey Devils ended the Pittsburgh Penguins’ winning streak with a 3-1 win in Newark on Saturday afternoon, and then duplicated the feat with a Sunday night win by the identical score in Pittsburgh. Matteau, Henrique and Butler found the net for the Devils (8-1-3) on Saturday, while David Clarkson scored twice and Ilya…

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Pitt Beats Cincinnati For 20th Win

#23 Pitt posted a 62-52 win over #17 Cincinnati on Saturday night for their seventh victory in the last eight games and their 20th of the season. Tray Woodall paced the Panthers (20-5; 8-4 Big East) with 14 points.  Steven Adams added 13 points, and Talib Zanna tallied 11. Sean Kilpatrick scored 16 points for the…

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Local Officials Investigate Numerous Accidents

The numerous weather transitions over the last several days spawned several traffic accidents in the region.  One crash resulted in the arrest of a State College man. A Cochranton man may have been the most seriously injured of any of the drivers who were involved. Accident investigators say 73 year-old Richard Clevenger was rushed to…

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State University Faculty Reps Approve Contract Agreement

The tentative contract agreement to cover faculty members at Pennsylvania’s state-owned universities was approved, nearly unanimously on Friday by the union’s leadership. Members of APSCUF, the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties will vote on the deal early next month. The faculty members have been working without a new contract since the middle…

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Fire At Kennerdell Mobile Home Doused Quickly

Clintonville firefighters were on the scene of a mobile home fire for less than an hour Friday morning, having extinguished the blaze within minutes of the emergency call. Officials say the fire broke out in the kitchen of a mobile home on Village Archers Road shortly after 5:00 AM Friday.  The resident of the home,…

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5-Goal Second Period Lifts Pens To Fifth Straight Win

The Pittsburgh Penguins scored five times in the second period on Thursday night, and rolled to their fifth straight victory, a 5-2 home win over the Washington Capitals (2-8-1). Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin both scored a goal and added two assists.  Pascal Dupuis, James Neal and Matt Cooke also found the net for the…

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