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Two Arrested In Clarion Charged With Selling Heroin

Two men arrested in the Clarion area on Thursday have been charged in connection with the sales of heroin in Clarion County. 24 year-old Duane Moore, from Pittsburgh, and 20 year-old Charles Townsend, from Penn Hills, were arrested at a motel near the Clarion Mall following what police say was an undercover buy of heroin…

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Second Cochranton-Area Murder Defendant Pleads Guilty, Gets Life Sentence

The second of two women charged in the murder of an Ohio woman in the Cochranton area last year entered a guilty plea to a first-degree murder charge in Crawford County Court on Thursday. 21 year-old Ashley Barber was then sentenced to life in prison without parole. Barber and 20 year-old Jade Olmstead were charged…

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Judge Upholds Abbott Murder Sentence; Defense Attorney To Appeal To Supreme Court

A Pennsylvania appeals court judge Thursday upheld the sentence of a New Jersey man accused of killing his father and his stepmother who lived near Slippery Rock in northern Butler County. The attorney representing Colin Abbott immediately followed the ruling by Superior Court Judge Judith Olson by stating that he would appeal to the state Supreme Court.…

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Oil City Man Pleads Guilty To 10 Counts In Child Pornography Investigation

An Oil City man entered guilty pleas Thursday to ten charges in a Venango County case in which he was charged with downloading child pornography. 22 year-old Jordon Astrove will not be sentenced until February. Astrove was charged in June by the state Attorney General’s office.  He has since been lodged in the Venango County Jail…

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Sharpsville Man Injured In Rockland Township Rollover

State Police say a Mercer County man was injured when he swerved to avoid two deer and his truck rolled over onto its roof. The incident happened shortly before 4:30 PM Thursday afternoon on Kennerdell Road (Route 2013) in Rockland Township.  Troopers tell KQW that 22 year-old Brian McClearn, from Sharpsville, was taken to UPMC…

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Pirates’ McCutchen Wins National League MVP Award

Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen collected 28 of 30 first-place votes to win National League Most Valuable player honors. McCutchen hit .317 in 2013 with 21 home runs and 84 RBI’s.  He stole 27 bases and compiled a .404 on-base percentage. Bonds is the seventh Pirates player to win the MVP award.  Barry Bonds…

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Welfare Department Apologizes For Late Paychecks For Home Health Care Workers

The state’s Department of Public Welfare has responded to the Pennsylvania Auditor General’s report regarding late payments to many home health care workers earlier this year with apologies, and with claims that the agency is making major improvements. Some home health care workers serving the disabled went months without paychecks as the state transitioned from…

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Pens’ Scoring Slump Continues In 2-1 Loss To Philadelphia

Sidney Crosby scored the home team’s only goal Wednesday night in the Pittsburgh Penguins’ 2-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers (7-10-1). It marked the third straight loss for Pittsburgh (11-7) and the sixth win in 10 games for the Flyers following Philadelphia’s surprising 1-7 start to the NHL season.  Marc-Andre Fleury (10-5) stopped 19 of…

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Kershaw And Scherzer Named Cy Young Award Winners

The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw has earned his second National League Cy Young Award. In balloting by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Kershaw garnered 29 of 30 first-place votes, and outpolled St. Louis ace Adam Wainwright and the NL Rookie-of-the-Year, Jose Fernandez, from Miami. Kershaw posted a 16-9 record, led the league with…

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Proper Murder Trial Scheduled For January

The murder trial for 14 year-old Zachary Proper has been scheduled for the January session of trials in Venango County Court. The Oil City teenager was ordered in July to be tried as an adult in the shooting deaths in October, 2012 of his grandparents, George and Dorothy Fross, from Sandycreek Township.  The couple were…

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