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UPDATE: Grove City Armed Robbery And College Lockdown

Additional information released on Tuesday morning’s lockdown of Grove City College has revealed that one of the two suspects in an early morning armed robbery had already been arrested, and police feared the second man may have been armed and hiding on the school campus. The day’s events began shortly after 6:00 AM when two…

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Meadville Man Pleads Guilty To Setting March Apartment Complex Fire

A Meadville man has entered a guilty plea in Crawford County Court in connection with an arson fire in March that left the residents of eight apartments homeless. 21 year-old Brandon Irwin, who reportedly is a former volunteer firefighter, will be sentenced on October 10. The fire on March 11 in West Mead Township near…

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Crawford County Fair Cuts New Checks Following Accounting Error Involving Closed Banking Account

Crawford County Fair officials say they are cutting new checks for winners from last week’s fair because the original premiums were paid with checks from a closed bank account. Last week, checks were apparently used from an account closed two years ago before the fair board switched banks.  Officials were apparently unaware that not all…

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Davis Slams Pinch-Hit Homer As Bucs Beat Cards 5-2; McCutchen And Alvarez Leave Game Hurt

Ike Davis belted a three-run, pinch-hit home run in the bottom of the eighth inning on Tuesday night, breaking a 2-2 tie and giving the Pittsburgh Pirates a 5-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals in the middle game of a three-game series at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The blast was Davis’ ninth homer of…

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Pleasantville Man Pleads Guilty To Falsifying Paperwork Involving Plugging Of Abandoned Oil Wells

A Pleasantville man has entered a guilty plea in federal court in Erie to a single charge involving false statements made in paperwork certifying that abandoned oil wells had been plugged according to legal regulations. 45 year-old Ronald Wright will be sentenced in December. Wright was accused of claiming to have met regulations while plugging…

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State Senator Wants Marcellus Shale Drillers To Use American Steel

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is proposing legislation that would require casings and any safety devices used in gas well drilling in this state to contain American-made steel. State Senator Jim Brewster, from Allegheny County, says too many steelworkers in Pennsylvania have lost their jobs to rationalize the use of foreign-made steel in such a thriving industry.  Brewster also tells…

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State Considering Fee For Non-Hunters Who Use Trails On State Game Lands

Pennsylvania may soon charge a fee to certain individuals such as snowmobile operators, horse riders and mountain bikers who use the trails on state game lands. The proposed fee of thirty dollars would help with the upkeep and maintenance of the trails.  Hunters and fur takers would not be charged since their licenses provide access…

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Utica Man Escapes Injury In A Crash Involving A Cow

Police officials say a Utica man escaped without injury early Monday morning when his pickup struck a cow that had wandered onto a highway in western Venango County. The incident occurred shortly after 5:00 AM Monday on Route 322 in Canal Township, State Police troopers say 36 year-old Chad Reitz encountered the animal while headed…

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Armed Robber Arrested On Campus Of Grove City College; Classes Resume After Brief Lockdown

State Police officials in Mercer County say an armed robber was arrested Tuesday morning on the campus of Grove City College. The school was placed on lockdown until a police chase that reportedly ended on the campus culminated with the arrests of one of two suspects.  A second man fled the scene.  Classes were to resume at…

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14 Year-Old Boy Charged In Fatal ATV Crash In Eau Claire

Butler County officials say a 14 year-old boy was charged Monday in connection with the crash of an all-terrain vehicle in which a 20 year-old passenger was killed. The teen, whose identity is not being released, was charged through juvenile court proceedings with an accident involving death or personal injury, reckless endangerment and several traffic…

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