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Oil City Man Arraigned In Postal Theft Investigation

An Oil City man accused of stealing over $1,500 in postal funds when he worked for the U.S. Postal Service was formally arraigned in federal court last week. 45 year-old James Reisinger is charged with theft by unlawful taking and the misapplication of the entrusted property of the government or a financial institution. Reisinger is…

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Butler Man Faces Multiple Charges; Police Say He Pointed Gun At Them And Threatened Others

A Butler man faces as many as 22 charges after police who responded to a call about a shot being fired say he pointed his weapon at them. The suspect was shot in the arm by one of the responding police officers and was being treated Sunday at a hospital in Pittsburgh. State Police from the…

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PLCB Says Pennsylvania Beer Distributors May Sell 12-Packs

Lawyers for the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board issued an advisory opinion last week that states the PLCB may allow beer distributors in Pennsylvania to sell 12-packs. Most beer handled by distributors in Pennsylvania has always been sold by kegs or cases of 24 or more bottles or cans. Governor Tom Wolf expressed his support of the…

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Pitt Drops Third Straight To End Regular Season At 19-13

The Pitt Panthers shot just 33 percent from the floor on Saturday and were outrebounded 37-28 as they lost their third straight game, finishing the regular season with a 61-52 defeat at Florida State (16-15; 8-10 ACC). The Panthers (19-13; 8-10) made just five of 21 three-point shots, and only Jamel Artis (17 pts.) and Josh…

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Car Hits Rear Of Tractor-Trailer On Route 322 In Clarion County; Clintonville Man Is Injured

A Clintonville man was injured Friday morning when his car slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer on Route 322 in Clarion County. State Police officials say 21 year-old Dillon Geisler told them he was traveling east at about 8:00 AM and was blinded by the early-morning sun.  His car hit the rear of a…

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Only Minor Injuries Reported In Two-Car Crash In Front Of Rocky Grove Church

Two Franklin-area drivers received only minor injuries in a two-vehicle crash in front of a church in Rocky Grove on Sunday morning. State Police officials say the incident occurred shortly after 9:30 AM near the top of Rocky Grove Avenue Hill when a minivan operated by 87 year-old Leanore Smith pulled from the church parking…

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GEER WINS STATE TITLE AT PIAA WRESTLING CHAMPIONSHIPS

Franklin High School junior Dakota Geer has become only the second Knights wrestler to ever capture a state title at the PIAA wrestling championships. Wrestling at 182 pounds this season following his third-place finish at states at 170 pounds last year, Geer scored seven third-round points on Saturday afternoon en route to a 10-3 victory in…

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PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – Saturday, March 7

PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Saturday, March 7:   Boys’ “AA” Seton LaSalle 70, Cranberry 32 Redbank Valley 60, Bellwood-Antis 53 West Middlesex 76, Lincoln Park 63 Fairview 52, Quaker Valley 49 West Branch 69, Mercyhurst Prep 66   Girls’ “A” California 40. Venango Catholic 28 Cardinal Weurl North Catholic 54, Cochranton 40…

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PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results – Friday, March 6

PIAA High School Basketball Playoff Results  –  Friday, March 6:   Boys’ “A” Monessen 76, Venango Catholic 41 Kennedy Catholic 73, Eden Christian 45 Farrell 76, Jeannette 55 Clarion-Limestone 60, Cardinal Weurl North Catholic 45 Cameron County 55, Saltsburg 29 Elk County Catholic 56, Bishop Carroll 50  (OT)   Boys’ “AAA” Cathedral Prep 86, Hampton…

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Hornqvist Scores Twice As Penguins Cool Off Ducks In 5-2 Win At Anaheim

Patric Hornqvist scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season on Friday night, lifting the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 5-2 victory over the league-leading Ducks in an NHL game played in Anaheim. The Pens have now won four of their last five games, ending a Ducks’ four-game winning string.  Anaheim had won seven of…

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