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Pirates Sign Number-1 Draft Pick Kevin Newman

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday signed their number-one draft pick, University of Arizona shortstop Kevin Newman. The 19th selection overall, the 21 year-old Newman hit .370 this past season at Arizona with two home runs, 19 doubles and 22 stolen bases.  He was named to the All-Pacific 10 team in each of his three seasons…

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Oil Region Weather Problems Continue

The rockslide on Oil City’s so-called “Hogback Hill” early Monday, on which KQW reported Monday, was only one of the area’s weather-related problems. Numerous roads were either flooded or blocked by fallen trees, and a power outage affected Seneca Street on Oil City’s North Side early Monday. Flooded roadways included Hamilton Corners Road in Cherrytree Township, Fauncetown Road…

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S-U-V Strikes Clarion Hospital Facility

A driver was treated at Clarion Hospital early Monday evening after a vehicle struck the side of one of the hospital’s buildings. The identity of the driver of the S-U-V was not immediately released, and no injury report was made available. The affected building, called the Health Complex of Clarion Hospital, was being inspected Tuesday for…

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State House Passes Bill Banning Sale Of e-Cigarettes And Vaping Products To Minors

The state House of Representatives on Monday unanimously passed a measure banning the sale of electronic cigarettes and vaping products to minors. The measure sponsored by state Representative Kathy Rapp, from Warren County, would add so-called “nicotine delivery products” to the list of tobacco products that are illegal for sale to minors in Pennsylvania. Rapp’s…

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Governor Reinstates Open Records Office Director; State Police Commissioner Nominee’s Name Withdrawn

Governor Tom Wolf has conceded the position of executive director of the state Office of Open Records back to Erik Arneson, an appointee of outgoing Governor Tom Corbett. The Wolf administration, though, will apparently continue its appeal of the Commonwealth Court ruling from last week that Arneson should be restored to the position with back…

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Flash Flood Watch Extended Until 2:00 PM Tuesday

Additional heavy downpours Monday night have prompted the National Weather Service to extend their Flash Flood Watch for our area until 2:00 PM Tuesday. The watch area extends from Venango County south through the remainder of western Pennsylvania and into the panhandle of northern West Virginia, and includes portions of east central Ohio. The NWS…

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Woman Charged With Stealing Safe, Guns And Ammo From Elderly Venango County Man

A Cooperstown woman was charged over the weekend with burglary after she was accused of stealing a safe, two handguns and ammunition from an 84 year-old man. State Police reports indicate that 25 year-old Heather Barker was lodged in the Venango County Jail after her arraignment with her bond set at $50,000. Officials gave few…

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Flash Flood Watch Posted Through Tuesday Morning

The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch, effective from Monday, June 15 through 8:00 AM on Tuesday, June, 16, for western Pennsylvania, east central Ohio and the northern panhandle of West Virginia. In this part of Pennsylvania, the Watch covers Venango, Clarion, Forest, Armstrong, Butler, Mercer and Lawrence Counties. A Flash Flood…

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Governor Wants Task Force To Study Natural Gas Pipelines

Governor Tom Wolf has called for a task force to study how pipelines can effectively carry Pennsylvania’s natural gas. Now that the Marcellus shale boom is about six or seven years old, there is a greater need for ways to deliver the gas to the marketplace.  The distribution network would probably include pipelines. The Governor…

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Curry Tallies 37 As Warriors Take Advantage In NBA Finals

Stephen Curry hit seven 3-pointers and scored 37 points on Sunday night, lifting the Golden State Warriors to a 104-91 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers and to a 3-games-to-two lead in the best-of-seven NBA championship series. The Warriors pulled off the go-ahead victory, despite a 40 point night from Cleveland’s Lebron James, who is now…

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