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Johnstown Man Hospitalized In Pittsburgh After Sunday Night Motorcycle Crash In Lucinda

A Johnstown man was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital Sunday night after his motorcycle went out of control and he was thrown onto the windshield of a car. The incident occurred around 10:30 PM on Route 66 in the Lucinda area. State Police troopers say 24 year-old Bryan Burkhardt swerved his motorcycle out of the path…

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Edinboro Man Hurt In Motorcycle Crash In Cherrytree Township

An Edinboro man was treated at UPMC Northwest in Cranberry on Friday following a morning crash involving his motorcycle on Route 8 in Cherrytree Township. State Police officials say 61 year-old Christopher Horne swerved to avoid a deer, but his left footbar scraped the pavement, and the bike went out of control, throwing Horne onto…

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Rimersburg Man Charged After Three-County Police Chases

A Rimersburg man was jailed Friday after a pair of what police termed high-speed chases covering parts of three counties. State Police at the Clarion station say they responded to a call that had alleged that 20 year-old Raymond McIntyre was violating a Protection From Abuse court order, attempting to visit the home of a 20 year-old Parker…

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Franklin Teen Found Safe In Hubbard, Ohio

A teenager from Franklin who was reported missing last Thursday was found safe in Hubbard, Ohio over the weekend. Officials say the 13 year-old girl had apparently run away from home last Wednesday night. Police investigators are still trying to determine if the girl had any help in leaving the area.  They did not specify…

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Two Philadelphia Men Escape VisionQuest In Separate Weekend Incidents

State Police officials and other law enforcement personnel searched over the weekend for a pair of Philadelphia men who they say escaped a Sandycreek Township VisionQuest facility in separate incidents. Officials say 19 year-old Alexander Velez fled the facility on South Penn Road following a disturbance on Friday night, and 19 year-old Angel Torres escaped…

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Bredinsburg Road Reopens

PennDOT announced Friday that Bredinsburg Road in Cranberry Township has reopened. The section of road between Route 322 and Deep Hollow Road had been closed on April 10 after an earth slide jeopardized an embankment area and created long, deep cracks in the pavement. Four weeks worth of work involved rebuilding the embankment and installing…

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Johnson Wins At Kansas

Jimmie Johnson held off points leader Kevin Harvick at the finish line at exactly midnight Saturday night to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup SpongeBob SquarePants 400 at Kansas Speedway. It was Johnson’s third win of this season and his third career Cup victory in Kansas.  He moved to within two points of Martin Truex, Jr.,…

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Fowler Wins Three-Way Playoff At The Players Championship

Rickie Fowler made up five strokes over the final four holes of regulation play on Sunday and then dispatched Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner in a playoff to win The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Fowler birdied the course’s signature par-3 17th hole on all three of his tries on…

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Thirteen Police Officers And Firefighters To Be Remembered With Memorial In Franklin’s South Park

An event to dedicate a new memorial to honor fallen police officers and firefighters from Venango County is scheduled for Friday, May 15 at 4:30 PM in Franklin’s South Park (Bandstand Park). A black granite memorial with a bronze plaque will initially honor thirteen individuals including four members of the Pennsylvania State Police, four local law…

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Report: Repeat Offender Rate For State Prison Inmates Has Dropped

The state Department of Corrections says the rate of offenders returning to Pennsylvania state prisons continues to drop. Corrections Secretary John Wetzel says the most-recent recidivism rates available are the lowest yet recorded for a three-year period and for the latest six-month period.  The most-recent one-year recidivism rate is the second-lowest on record.  The numbers…

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