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Two More Plead Guilty In California-To-Venango County Drug Operation

Two more individuals accused of being involved in a California-to-Venango County drug distribution ring entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court on Thursday. 69 year-old Dean Graham and his son, 49 year-old Graydon Graham, both pleaded guilty to charges of participating in a corrupt organization and the manufacture, delivery or possession of marijuana.  Dean Graham…

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Polk-Area Man Pleads Guilty To Child Pornography Charges

A Polk-area man will be sentenced in February following a Megan’s Law evaluation after his guilty pleas to twelve charges in connection with his arrest in a child pornography case this summer. 50 year-old Kevin Donnell pleaded guilty Thursday in Venango County Court to ten counts of the possession of child pornography and one count…

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Kershaw, Trout Are Baseball’s MVP Award Winners

Los Angeles Dodgers southpaw Clayton Kershaw has become only the eighth pitcher, and the first since Bob Gibson in 1968, to win the National League’s Most Valuable Player award. Mike Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels, is the American League MVP winner. Kershaw won the NL’s Cy Young honor earlier in the week.  In 2014,…

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Kershaw And Kluber Are Cy Young Award Winners

Clayton Kershaw, of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Corey Kluber, of the Cleveland Indians, were named Wednesday as baseball’s Cy Young Award winners in balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Kershaw went 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA and a no-hitter to win the National League honors.  His wins total and earned run average…

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Pirates Trade Reliever Justin Wilson For Yankees Catcher Francisco Cervelli

The Pittsburgh Pirates have traded left-handed relief pitcher Justin Wilson to the New York Yankees in exchange for backup catcher Francisco Cervelli. The 28 year-old Cervelli has a .278 career batting average, and hit .301 with two home runs and 13 RBI’s in 49 games with the Yankees last season. Wilson went 3-4 with a…

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Legislative Leaders Chosen In Harrisburg

State Senate Republicans, who control their chamber, elected a new leader on Wednesday. In their first legislative session since the general elections, the chamber chose Senator Jake Corman, from Centre County, as Senate Majority Leader.  Corman was tabbed to replace Dominic Pileggi who had served in the post for the past eight years. Corman said…

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Two Erie Men, Including Heroin Supply Suspect, Arrested At Franklin Traffic Stop

As local law enforcement continues to work with state officials to control the trafficking of heroin in Venango County, Franklin City Police say they arrested an Erie man who is suspected of being a supplier of the drug at a traffic stop in the city. Police officials say 35 year-old Marlon Rumph was a passenger…

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UPDATE: I-80 Westbound Closed After Crash Involving Two Tractor-Trailers Early Wednesday Morning

The westbound lanes of Interstate 80 in Clintonville were closed early Wednesday morning due to a crash that involved a pair of tractor-trailers.  Miraculously, neither driver was seriously injured. The incident occurred at about 1:30 AM Wednesday.  Officials finally opened one lane of travel at about 5:30 AM.  The entire highway was not reopened until…

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Two Franklin Residents Arrested In Heroin Sting

Two Franklin residents were arrested Monday and charged in a heroin sting operation conducted by Franklin City Police. Police officials say 30 year-old Christopher Carlson and 26 year-old Barbara Ghering are accused in three incidents of selling heroin to an undercover police officer.  Investigators say the buys were arranged through a confidential informant. The arrest…

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Lickingville Teen Hospitalized Following Tuesday Morning Crash

A teenager from Lickingville was hospitalized Tuesday morning following a one-vehicle crash in northern Clarion County. Police officials were not releasing the 17 year-old driver’s name. The crash occurred at around 8:00 AM on Sunny Road in Farmington Township.  The teen’s S-U-V left the road, dropping off a berm, and rolled over at least three…

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