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Identity Of Clarion Shooting Victim Released – Police Call Incident A Drive-By

The Clarion University student who was injured in what police now term a drive-by shooting has been identified as 19 year-old Rakeeah Merritt. Clarion Borough Police say Merritt was taken to a Pittsburgh hospital after she was shot in the right leg shortly after 2:00 AM on Saturday morning.  The incident occurred on Leatherwood Drive near…

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Pitt Upsets Syracuse 65-55

The Pitt Panthers shook off a loss to one highly-ranked team earlier in the week, and posted a 65-55 home upset over #6 Syracuse on Saturday afternoon. Tray Woodall led a list of nine Panthers players who scored with 13 points, and Pitt improved to 18-5 overall and 6-4 in the Big East Conference. Syracuse…

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Emlenton Man Sitting On Guardrail Arrested On 12 Warrants And New Charges

An Emlenton man whom police found sitting on an Interstate 80 guardrail after he experienced vehicle problems has been jailed in Franklin. State Police troopers say 50 year-old Kenneth Gratzinger and another man were discovered sitting on a guardrail, accompanied by a case of beer and a beef brisket.  Police tell KQW Gratzinger then gave them a…

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Nickleville Man Charged For Child Pornography

A Nickleville-area man was charged with 26 counts last week after state officials said they found child pornography on his computers. The state Attorney General’s office says 25 year-old Shane Niederriter was lodged in the Clarion County Jail after his arraignment on 25 charges of the possession of child pornography and one count of the…

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Franklin Man Charged For Alleged Attempted Drug Sales

A Franklin man was sentenced last week to up to 12 years in state prison on charges that he was attempting to sell drugs while on parole. 27 year-old Robert Williams was accused of being in possession of cocaine, marijuana and other controlled substances when a parole officer made an unannounced visit to his home…

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Clarion University Student Shot In Early Morning Incident

More information is expected today in the shooting of a Clarion University student early Saturday morning. Reports indicate a young woman was shot in the leg in an incident near the campus shortly after 2:00 AM Saturday.  Over the weekend, investigators had not released information on the incident or the name of the woman who…

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Woman Burned, Injured In Home Fire Near Clarion

Fire officials believe a candle set off a fire that damaged a home near Clarion and sent an occupant to the hospital early Friday night. Fire officials say 52 year-old Wendy Walters escaped the blaze by breaking and crawling through a kitchen window.  Walters was treated for burns, smoke inhalation, and cuts caused by broken…

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Maple Month In Pennsylvania Kicked Off In Meadville

The state’s Agriculture Secretary kicked off Maple Month in Pennsylvania in the Meadville area on Friday. Secretary George Greig, from nearby Linesville, joined Crawford County maple producers in tapping a sugar maple tree before delivering a proclamation from Governor Tom Corbett announcing Maple Month. The state Agriculture Department says Pennsylvania’s 96,000 gallons of maple syrup…

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Punxsutawney Phil Predicts An Early Spring

In Jefferson County on Saturday morning, famed groundhog Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow and did not see his shadow. Legend maintains that lack of a shadow during the traditional February 2 event in Punxsutawney means Phil’s weather prediction is for an early spring. It was only the sixteenth time in more than 125 years of…

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Walker, McDonald Have New Pittsburgh Pirates Contracts

The Pittsburgh Pirates avoided arbitration with second baseman Neil Walker and pitcher James McDonald by signing both players to new one-year contracts on Thursday. The moves mean Pittsburgh will face no arbitration hearings with players.  They reached earlier agreements with first baseman Gaby Sanchez, first baseman-outfielder Garrett Jones, and pitchers Jeff Karstens and Charlie Morton.…

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