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Missing Children Found In Woods After Their Disappearance During A Campground Walk

Three children reported missing on Wednesday night after they took a walk away from their family’s campsite in Forest County were found safe after midnight Thursday morning. The three children, from Westmoreland County, apparently became disoriented after darkness fell and decided to remain in one spot.  Among two dozen searchers who combed the area for…

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Three Injured In Georgetown Road Rollover

Three Crawford County residents were injured Thursday evening when their truck left a highway in western Venango County and rolled through a cornfield. State Police officials say the incident happened shortly after 6:30 PM Thursday on Georgetown Road in Frenchcreek Township.  A pickup operated by 28 year-old Jonathan Mast, from Hartstown, went out of control on a…

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Pirates Claim Veteran Reliever John Axford Off Waivers

The Pittsburgh Pirates on Thursday claimed veteran right-handed relief pitcher John Axford off waivers from the Cleveland Indians. Having being signed to a one-year deal by the Indians last winter, the 31 year-old Axford will be eligible for arbitration after this season.  Thus the Pirates will reportedly be responsible for the remainder of his 2014…

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Scherzer Strikes Out 14 Pirates In Detroit’s 5-2 Win Thursday Afternoon

Reigning American League Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer (14-4) struck out 14 Pittsburgh Pirates batters on Thursday afternoon, pacing the Detroit Tigers to a 5-2 victory over the Bucs and giving them a 2-2 split in the teams’ four-game, home-and-home series in a contest played at Comerica Park in Detroit. Delivering a season-high 121 pitches,…

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Manfred Elected As Baseball’s Tenth Commissioner

Rob  Manfred will become Major League Baseball’s tenth commissioner, succeeding Bud Selig next January. Manfred was elected Thursday by baseball owners over Boston Red Sox chairman Tom Werner.  Another candidate, the MLB executive vice president of business Tim Brosnan, had pulled his name from consideration for the job. The 55 year-old Manfred has worked for…

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Fire Ravages Home South Of Titusville

A half dozen fire companies spent several hours late Thursday night at the scene of a house fire south of Titusville. The fire reportedly caused heavy damage to a residence on Old Route 8 owned by Jeff and Jan Kilner. Reports indicate the Kilners came home at around 11:00 PM Thursday to find the house…

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Preventing The Grandparent Scam

Experts say the Grandparent Scam is one of the most common scams targeting senior citizens these days.  In the wake of the indictments last week of four people on charges in an alleged nationwide scam being run out of Pennsylvania and New York, the state Attorney General’s office has some advice. Spokesperson Renee Martin tells Radio…

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Environmental Groups Claim Diesel Fuel May Still Be In Use In Fracking Operations In 12 States, Including Pennsylvania

An environmental group is raising concern that diesel fuel may still be in use in well “fracking” operations in twelve states, including Pennsylvania. Officials from the Environmental Integrity Project say they believe many drillers have used diesel fuel during fracking without permits.  They base their report on data submitted to FracFocus, and say it finds…

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State Police Officials Express Support For The Use Of Radar By Local Police

Legislation before the state Senate would change the way local police departments enforce the speed limit by allowing the locals the use of radar to clock passing motorists. The measure will come up for a vote when the Senate reconvenes next month. Some State Police officials are expressing their support for the proposal.  Currently, only the…

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Titusville Woman Hurt In One-Car Crash On Route 8 In Oakland Township

A Titusville-area woman was hospitalized Wednesday morning after her car left Route 8 in northern Venango County, hit a tree and rolled over. State Police officials tell KQW that 20 year-old Jennifer Kellogg was taken to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry following the crash.  Her injuries were described as “moderate.” Troopers say Kellogg was traveling south…

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