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Tionesta Man Faces Charges Involving Underage Girls

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for December 9 for a Tionesta man who has been arraigned on thirteen counts regarding his alleged inappropriate conduct with three underage girls. At least one of the alleged victims is reportedly under age 13. 22 year-old Shane Silvis faces charges that include the sexual abuse of a child, indecent…

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Franklin Man Gets 2-And-A-Half To Ten Years For Sexual Relationship With 15 Year-Old Boy

A Franklin man was sentenced last week to two-and-a-half to ten years in state prison after his guilty plea in Venango County Court to a charge of aggravated indecent assault on someone under sixteen years of age. 28 year-old Terrance Smith had originally been charged in February with 48 counts.  He will be credited with…

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Oil City Family Escapes Injury When Minivan Hits Bear On Interstate 80

An Oil City family of five escaped uninjured Saturday night when their minivan hit a bear on Interstate 80. The incident occurred in the eastbound lanes of the highway in Clarion Township. State troopers say the vehicle, operated by 52 year-old Kenneth Brannon, hit the bear with its right side.  Brannon, his wife, and three…

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Penguins Split Home-And-Home Series With Carolina

Christian Ehrhoff’s first goal of the season, coming with 4:33 remaining in a Saturday night game in Raleigh, gave the Pittsburgh Penguins a 3-2 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes and a split in the teams’ weekend home-and-home series. With the win, the Penguins (16-5-2) remain tied for first place with the New York Islanders in…

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Panthers Shock Miami To Qualify For Bowl Consideration

James Conner shook off a sore hip to score twice and set three University of Pittsburgh rushing records, and Chad Voytik played with the flu as Pitt defeated Miami for the first time in nine meetings, recording a 35-23 win in Miami Gardens on Saturday night and earning bowl eligibility with a 6-6 regular season…

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Nittany Lions Slump To 6-6 As Regular Season Ends

Jeremy Langford ran for 118 yards and two touchdowns at Beaver Stadium in University Park on Saturday afternoon, lifting Michigan State to a 34-10 victory over Penn State, dropping the Nittany Lions to 6-6 at the end of their regular season schedule. Penn State lost six of their last eight contests after opening the season…

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PIAA Football Playoff Quarterfinal Results

PIAA High School Football Playoff Quarterfinal Results:   “A” Sharpsville 50, Kane 14 Clairton 52, Berlin-Brothersvalley 14 Bishop Guilfoyle 62, Camp Hill 21 South Williamsport 69, Pius X 41   “AA” South Fayette 42, Karns City 15 Hickory 28, Tyrone 0 Wyomissing 45, Montoursville 28 Dunmore 30, Neumann-Goretti 18   “AAA” Central Valley 52, Conneaut 23 Bishop McDevitt 41, Cocalico 0 Archbishop Wood 44, Great Valley 7 Somerset 30, Bethlehem…

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Pennsylvania Still Number-Two In Number Of Collisions With Deer

With hunters flooding to the woods to flush out deer, here is a reminder from a major insurance company. State Farm’s 2014 survey has shown once again that Pennsylvania is second only to West Virginia in the number of collisions between motor vehicles and deer. Experts say deer collisions are most likely to occur around…

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Game Commission Hints At Successful Rifle Deer Season In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Game Commission expects about 750,000 hunters to participate in the first day of the state’s two-week rifle deer season which begins Monday (Dec. 1). The season will run through December 13. The Game Commission says deer populations are being tracked as “stable or increasing” in most of the state, but they add that…

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Holiday Shopping Starts Before Black Friday; Pennsylvania Retailers Hope For More Shopper Dollars This Year

The so-called “Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, might no longer be considered the unofficial opening day of the Christmas shopping season. For some, the rush actually began a day earlier on Thanksgiving Day. Some retailers opened up as early as 6:00 AM on the holiday, and many others opted to open Thanksgiving evening.  Store…

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