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Local Woman Arrested On Military Warrant

A Franklin-area woman whom police say they found crawling through the window of a Rocky Grove home was jailed last week on a warrant that had been issued by military authorities. Sugarcreek Borough Police say they apprehended 30 year-old Laura Brown when they responded to a call about a possible burglary in progress on Thursday afternoon…

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Nineteen Warrants Issued On Clarion County Drug Charges; 13 Suspects Arrested

The Clarion County District Attorney’s office announced Friday that nineteen warrants were issued in one day for suspects in various drug investigations, and that thirteen arrests were made on Friday alone. Fourteen of the suspects are from Clarion County, two are from Forest County, two reside in Jefferson County, and one is from Pittsburgh.  Charges…

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Kentucky, Connecticut To Meet In NCAA Final

Aaron Harrison hit yet another game-winning shot Saturday night as Kentucky defeated Wisconsin 74-73 in a Final Four semifinal in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Arlington, Texas. The 28-footer gave the Wildcats (29-10) the lead with 5.7 seconds remaining, and a berth in Monday night’s championship game, also in Arlington. Wisconsin, who set…

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Oil City Visitor Center To Be Dedicated Thursday

A dedication event will be held Thursday, April 10 for the new Oil City Visitor Center, located inside the Venango Museum of Art, Science and Industry in Oil City. An open house is scheduled at the museum, located at 270 Seneca Street, from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.  The formal dedication will begin at 2:15…

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PUC Adopts Rules Requiring More Transparency From Power Suppliers

The Public Utility Commission has adopted new regulations that will require power suppliers to disclose more information about their rates and provide customers with the chance to change companies more quickly. After hearing complaints about unexpected skyrocketing rates from about 9,000 Pennsylvania customers, the PUC voted Thursday to require more information and provide greater protections…

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Smoke Said To Have Been The Problem In Emergency Response To Polk Center

Officials now say it was smoke, not fire, that turned out to be the problem that prompted the response by eight fire departments to the cafeteria building at Polk Center early Wednesday evening. A Polk employee reported the smoke at about 7:45 PM Wednesday.  Firefighters declared the area safe after about fifty minutes, although some…

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Martin Returns, Leads Penguins To Division Title-Clinching 4-2 Win In Winnipeg

Playing in his first contest since he broke his hand in a Winter Olympics game, Paul Martin scored a goal that helped lead the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 4-2 win at Winnipeg on Thursday night – a victory that clinched for the Pens the NHL Metropolitan Division title. With five regular season games remaining, Pittsburgh (49-23-5)…

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Hammel, Bonifacio Lead Cubs To A 3-2 Win At Pittsburgh

New Cubs starter Jason Hammel pitched six-and-third innings of two-hit baseball on Thursday afternoon as Chicago (1-2) avoided a three-game sweep at the hands of the Pittsburgh Pirates with a 3-2 win at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Hammel allowed one run, struck out five batters and walked one. The Cubs’ Emilio Bonifacio, off to an…

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Wolf Holds Large Lead In Democratic Gubernatorial Poll; Nearly Half Of Surveyed Voters Are Still Undecided

Although a large number of voters apparently remain undecided, a new poll shows that York County businessman Tom Wolf still holds a large lead over his Democratic primary opponents. The Franklin and Marshall College poll shows 46 percent of those surveyed are still unsure for whom they will vote in the May 20 primary. 33…

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PennDOT: 72 Road And Bridge Projects To Be Tackled In Northwestern Pennsylvania

A PennDOT official announced on Thursday that Pennsylvania’s new transportation funding plan will enable the agency’s District 1 office, covering northwestern Pennsylvania, to begin 20 more road and bridge projects than would have been possible this year, bringing to 72 the total of state highway projects to be tackled in this corner of the Commonwealth this…

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