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Rep. Lucas Wants Small Caliber Semi-Automatic Rifles Okayed For “Varmint Hunting”

A lawmaker representing Crawford and Erie Counties has proposed legislation in Harrisburg to allow Pennsylvania residents to use small caliber semi-automatic rifles to hunt predators and animals his office described as “varmints.” The bill sponsored by Representative Greg Lucas and referred to the House Game and Fisheries Committee would legalize the use of semi-automatic rifles of…

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Oil City Man Who Flees Sentencing In Church Burglaries Is Apprehended In Michigan

An Oil City man who was to be sentenced last week in a series of church burglaries in a three-county area, but fled the Oil Region, was apprehended over the weekend in Michigan. 31 year-old John Biddle has been returned to Venango County where he will be sentenced later this month, and where he now…

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Fleury, Penguins Record Second Straight Playoff Shutout

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 35 shots for his second straight playoff shutout, and teammate Sidney Crosby snapped a string of 13 consecutive postseason games without a goal by scoring in the second period in a 2-0 win for the Pittsburgh Penguins over the Rangers on Monday night at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jussi Jokinen also…

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Marburger To Challenge Metcalfe As A Write-In Candidate Following Removal From Primary Ballot

A Butler County man says he will continue to challenge incumbent state Representative Daryl Metcalfe despite his removal by the state’s highest court from the May 20 primary election ballot. Gordon Marburger, from Adams Township, says he will continue his campaign in the 12th State House District as a write-in candidate. Marburger’s quest to run…

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Bucs Blow 8-2 Lead Over Giants, Lose 11-10 In 13 Innings

The Pittsburgh Pirates squandered an 8-2 lead on Monday night, and lost an 11-10 decision to the visiting San Francisco Giants in a wild 13-inning game at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Bucs grounded into four double plays, left nine runners on base and struck out twelve times.  The winning run for the Giants (21-11)…

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Lee Brice, Frankie Ballard To Appear At Crawford County Fair

Fair officials have announced the performers for another major concert attraction at this year’s Crawford County Fair in Meadville. Organizers say a country music concert featuring Lee Brice and Frankie Ballard has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30 PM.  Tickets will go on sale on Monday, May 19 both online and at the Crawford County…

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New Historical Marker In Franklin Honors Civil War General Alexander Hays

A new historical marker was unveiled in Franklin on Monday.  It honors Civil War Major General Alexander Hays. General Hays was born in Franklin, and attended Allegheny College in Meadville before going to West Point. As a lieutenant, Hays served with the Fourth Infantry in the Mexican War.  After that war, Hays worked in the…

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Pens Post 3-0 Shutout Over New York To Tie Stanley Cup Series At 1-1

Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 22 shots in recording his seventh career postseason shutout, and the Pittsburgh Penguins threw up a 3-0 shutout against the visiting New York Rangers, tying their NHL Eastern Conference semifinal series at one game apiece on Sunday night at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Game three will be played Monday night at 7:30…

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East Brady Man Dead After Shooting Incident At Home Of Ex-Girlfriend’s Parents

Officials in Clarion County say an East Brady man is dead of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound following an altercation early Sunday morning at the home of his former girlfriend’s parents in East Brady. Authorities say 26 year-old Bryan Collar died at his own residence shortly after an altercation in which he allegedly shot and…

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Ohio Man Arraigned In Labor Day Weekend Death Of 6 Month-Old Boy At Clarion County Campsite

An Ohio man was formally arraigned in Clarion County last week in the death of a 6 month-old boy in his care at a campsite in the northern part of the county last Labor Day weekend. Investigators say 22 year-old Chad Chadwick, from Ashtabula, and the infant’s aunt had taken weekend custody of the baby and two…

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