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Four Men From Same Family Arrested In South Carolina In Alleged California-To-Venango County Drug Ring

Four California men from the same family, originally from Franklin, have been arrested in South Carolina as the key suspects in a case which the Pennsylvania Attorney General described in February as involving ”a cross-country drug-trafficking ring responsible for distributing at least $700,000 worth of marijuana and $100,000 worth of cocaine in Venango County.” 69 year-old…

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Polk Woman Hospitalized In Erie Following Rollover On Route 8 In Oakland Township

A Polk woman was seriously injured Tuesday morning in a rollover crash on Route 8 in Oakland Township. A State Police official tells KQW that 69 year-old Patricia Espy lost control of her car just south of the intersection with Kaneville Road.  The vehicle twice hit a guardrail, then struck an embankment and rolled completely…

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Adams, Wong Lead Cards Again In 5-2 Win Over Pittsburgh

Slippery Rock University’s Matt Adams went 3-for-5 with two RBI’s, and Tuesday night’s hero Kolten Wong homered again as the St. Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (47-44) for the third consecutive night, posting a 5-2 victory on Wednesday at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Adams, a Phillipsburg-area native, has the second-best batting average in…

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Franklin Woman Charged With Lying To Police; Different Story Allegedly Told On Witness Stand

A Franklin woman faces charges that include making a false report to law enforcement after officials say she admitted lying about the incident during a trial in Venango County Court. Police say Bridgett Beals had accused a man of assaulting her, and had pressed charges against the man.  Beals is alleged to have said she lied…

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Thief With Trailer Steals $44,000 Tractor From Knox Business

In northern Clarion County, officials are looking into the disappearance of a $44,000 tractor. The vehicle, complete with front end loader, was taken from a business along Route 338 in Knox sometime Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.  Police investigators say it appears the tractor was removed by someone with a truck that was hauling…

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World Cup Soccer Semifinal Results And Finals Schedule

World Cup Soccer Semifinal Results:   Tuesday, July 8 Germany 7, Brazil 1   Wednesday, July 9 Argentina 0, The Netherlands 0  (Argentina wins 4-2 on penalty kicks)   3rd-Place Game  -  Saturday, July 12  (4:00 PM EDT)  at Brasilia, Brazil Brazil vs. The Netherlands   CHAMPIONSHIP  -  Sunday, July 13  (3:00 PM EDT) at Rio…

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Report: Crosby To Undergo Wrist Surgery

According to a report in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist to repair damage that reportedly affected his performance in the Stanley Cup playoffs. It is not expected that Crosby will miss any regular season action this fall.  A Post-Gazette source said the surgery will…

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Cards Walk Off On Pirates Again; Frieri Throws Wong Pitch

For the second straight night, the St, Louis Cardinals defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates on a walkoff home run. With the teams just one strike away from extra innings, Cardinals rookie Kolten Wong slammed a shot off Pittsburgh reliever Ernesto Frieri (1-4), giving St. Louis a 5-4 victory.  The winning blow came just one night after…

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Oil City Woman Dies In Car Crash; Police Say Her Car Ran A Stop Sign

An Oil City woman died Tuesday afternoon in a two-car collision at an intersection in Cranberry Township just outside of Oil City. State Police accident investigators say 93 year-old Viola Johnston ran a stop sign at the intersection of Routes 157 and 62, and her car was struck in the driver’s side by another vehicle.…

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Tornado Reported Near Mercer; 80 MPH Winds Cause Destruction In Jackson Center

National Weather Service officials have confirmed that a tornado did touch down near Route 318 just south of Mercer Tuesday afternoon during a series of strong storms that roared through western Pennsylvania. The twister reportedly stayed on the ground for about two-and-a-half miles, causing most of its damage near Hoagland. Just moments later, winds topping eighty…

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