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I-80 Tractor-Trailer Crash Victim’s Identity Not Yet Released

Officials are withholding the release of the name of the individual who was killed in the Wednesday crash of two tractor-trailers on Interstate 80 pending the notification of the next of kin. The incident occurred around 7:20 AM Wednesday on westbound I-80 just east of the Barkeyville exit, and resulted in the closure of the…

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Jailed Mercer County Man Charged In 2012 Supermarket Robbery In Oil City

A Mercer County man has been arrested in the armed robbery of an Oil City supermarket which occurred nearly three-and-a-half years ago. Oil City Police officials say they are charging 28 year-old Adrian Dignard, from Fredonia, in the June, 2012 robbery of a store in the Hasson Heights area on Grandview Road.  Dignard has spent…

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Local Youth Baseball League Treasurer Charged; Accused Of Using More Than $10,000 In League Funds

The former treasurer of an Oil City youth baseball league has been charged in an investigation in which he is accused of using more than $10,000 in league funds for his personal use. Oil City Police say 44 year-old Michael Griffin resigned from his post on Christmas Eve, the same day in which he allegedly…

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Franklin Man Accused Of Repeatedly Prank Calling, Threatening 87 Year-Old Woman

A Franklin man was charged Tuesday in an investigation in which he is accused of repeatedly phoning prank calls to an 87 year-old woman, and at times threatening the victim. 33 year-old Michael Perry allegedly used a telephone “app” which can be programmed to play a variety of prerecorded messages, recording the calls as they…

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Fleury Earns 42nd Shutout As Pens Blank New Jersey 2-0

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 25 shots and earned his 42nd career shutout Tuesday night as the Pittsburgh Penguins blanked the New Jersey Devils 2-0 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Sidney Crosby and Phil Kessel scored the game’s only goals in the Penguins’ final game before the National Hockey League All-Star break.  Fleury (19-11-5) posted his…

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Governor Wolf Explains Why Travel Ban Was Not Issued For Last Weekend’s Storm

Last weekend’s snowstorm was a record-breaker for many communities in southern Pennsylvania, but no travel ban was put into place in this state. Governor Tom Wolf now says the reason for no such ban was because the effort would have diverted critical equipment from the main task of snow removal.  Radio PA News reports that,…

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Police Say Nine Pounds Of Raw Heroin Was Seized at A Mercer County Traffic Stop

State Police officials in Mercer County say they seized about nine pounds of what they believe to be raw heroin at a traffic stop on Interstate 80 on Tuesday morning. Two New York City men were arrested in the investigation. Police say Habys Meran and Juan Hernandez have been charged in the incident.  Troopers say…

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Man Sought On Colorado Warrants Arrested At Oil City Traffic Stop

Police officials in Oil City say they discovered that a man involved in a crash at about 2:00 AM Tuesday morning is wanted in Colorado. Charges in that state against 24 year-old Ryan Licht reportedly include flight to avoid apprehension, receiving stolen property and giving false information to law enforcement. Oil City Police say Licht was turned…

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91 Year-Old Seneca Man Injured In Route 8 Rollover

A Seneca man was injured Tuesday afternoon in a rollover incident on Route 8 in northern Venango County. State Police officials say 91 year-old Edward Marvin traveled off the highway near Kaneville Road in Oakland Township shortly after 2:00 PM Tuesday.  Marvin’s car hit an embankment, became airborne, struck the ground again, rolled over once and…

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Center Street Bridge Closing In Oil City Prompts Changes For Oil Heritage Festival; Details Wednesday Morning On Sam Gordon Show On 96.3 KQW

The upcoming closing of the Center Street Bridge in Oil City has prompted the Oil Heritage Festival committee to make changes in a number of traditional favorites in the city’s annual summer celebration. The bridge is to close again for rehabilitation work in late March, and will not be reopened until fall.  The 39th annual…

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