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Crash Involving Three Tractor-Trailers Halts Westbound Traffic On I-80 On Thursday Morning

A crash involving three tractor-trailers stopped westbound traffic on Interstate 80 in southern Venango County on Thursday morning. State Police officials tell KQW that the incident occurred near the site of an earlier accident and began when the operator of one rig failed to slow in time for slow-moving traffic and struck a tractor-trailer ahead…

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PennDOT Unveils License Plate Reader As New Traffic Enforcement Tool

PennDOT officials have given state lawmakers and law enforcement officers a look at new technology that should give the police a better tool to verify motor vehicle registrations. The Automated License Plate Reader will allow a law enforcement officer to check the status of license plates using information from PennDOT’s database to determine if registrations…

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Rangers Again Beat Pens With Lundqvist In Goal; NY Blanks Pittsburgh 3-0

Henrik Lundqvist beat the Pittsburgh Penguins again – shut them out actually, stopping 34 shots in a 3-0 win for the New York Rangers in a game played Wednesday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Lundqvist (27-14-4) posted his third shutout of the season and the 58th of his career.  Kevin Hayes, Dominic Moore…

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Charges Withdrawn Against Cochranton Man Accused Of Striking Sugarcreek Resident With Vehicle; Charges May Be Refiled

In lieu of a preliminary hearing on Wednesday, all charges against a Cochranton man accused of striking a Sugarcreek resident with his vehicle on New Years Eve were withdrawn in Venango County Central Court. Court officials, however, indicated they may re-file similar charges. 62 year-old Lawrence Melvin had been accused of intentionally striking 68 year-old Jim…

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State Senate Vote To Remove AG Kane Fails; House Approves Resolution To Investigate Kane

A measure to remove Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane from office failed to pass the state Senate on Wednesday. The 29-to-19 vote fell four votes short of the two-thirds majority needed to advance the measure.  It followed an investigation and series of hearings by a special Senate committee. Those defending Kane point out that her law…

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Dozen Vehicles Involved In Interstate 80 Crash And Traffic Tie-Up

A snowstorm and the subsequent decline in visibility are blamed on a chain-reaction traffic tie-up which occurred on Interstate 80 on Tuesday afternoon. The subsequent logjam caused westbound traffic to be restricted to one lane for about three-and-a-half hours. State Police officials say the tie-up began when a tractor-trailer jackknifed and was struck from behind…

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Crawford County Officials To Manage Venango County Transportation

The Venango County commissioners have approved an agreement that would turn the management of the county’s public transportation program over to the Crawford Area Transportation Authority (CATA).  The new merger would be operated from Meadville. In Venango County, the program oversees the Venango “GO” Bus which services Franklin, Oil City, Cranberry, Rocky Grove and parts…

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Point Guard Tips In Game-Winner In Miami’s 65-63 Victory Over Pitt

Point guard Angel Rodriguez tipped in a missed shot with 1.4 seconds remaining in the Game Tuesday night, lifting Miami to a 65-63 home win over Pitt (17-6; 6-5 ACC). Rodriguez led all scorers with 17 points, while Davon Reed added 12 points for the 12th-ranked Hurricanes (19-4; 8-3), and Tonye Jekiri and Sheldon McClellan…

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Carter Mansion Near Titusville Destroyed By Fire

An historic mansion near Titusville which was once home to the Carter family after whom many local properties were later named was destroyed by fire on Tuesday night. Early reports indicate that some demolition work had been recently undertaken on the eighty-seven year-old structure. Four fire companies responded to the blaze on the Hydetown Road section…

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Clarion Psychiatric Center CEO Charged With Forging Prescriptions

The Chief Executive Officer of the Clarion Psychiatric Center has been charged with forging prescriptions for pharmaceutical drugs. Law enforcement officials in Clarion County say 40 year-old Robert Scheffler, from DuBois, awaits a preliminary hearing on his arraignment on two charges each of forgery and attempting to acquire or possess a controlled substance.  Bail for Scheffler…

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