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Winter Blast Produces Crashes On Slippery Roadways

The return of winter weather on Friday led to a number of traffic accidents and a few brief road closings. In one, a Meadville woman was hospitalized in Pittsburgh after her car slid about 300 feet and struck a fire engine which was parked at the scene of a previous crash. The accidents occurred shortly…

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McKean County Man Convicted Of Vehicular, Other Charges In Venango County Court

Following an eight-day trial and about six hours of deliberations, a McKean County man was convicted in Venango County Court late last week on a number of charges, including homicide by motor vehicle while driving under the influence, stemming from a fatal traffic accident in the summer of 2015. 40 year-old Paul Morrisroe, from Marshburg, will…

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Return Of Winter Forces Closing of Franklin’s 15th Street Hill Late Friday Morning

PennDOT announced late Friday morning that Route 8 leading out of Franklin, and including the city’s 15th Street Hill, had been temporarily closed due to icy road conditions. An agency release, issued just before 10:30 AM, stated that the closing affected an area from 13th Street in Franklin to Pone Lane in Sandycreek Township. The…

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Reaction To Closing Of State Prison Facility In Pittsburgh

Even before the Wolf administration had issued official word Thursday that the state correctional institution in Pittsburgh would be closed, the state Corrections Officers Association put out its own statement, revealing the news and blasting the process. In the statement received by Radio PA News, association President Jason Bloom expressed concerns about transparency and safety. …

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Pleasantville Woman Held For Court On Vehicular Homicide Charge

A Pleasantville woman was held for court on all charges Thursday in a case involving the traffic death of a Titusville woman in October. 48 year-old Sharon Brittain will stand trial this spring on charges which include homicide by vehicle while driving under the influence, reckless driving, careless driving causing unintentional death and other DUI-related counts. On the…

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Body Of Missing Knox Woman Found Near Railroad Tracks

The body of a Knox woman who had been reported missing earlier this week was found Thursday morning near railroad tracks behind a lumber company facility near East State Street in Knox Borough. 34 year-old Misty Cain had not been seen by those close to her since about 10:00 PM Monday night. Police say their…

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Bruins’ Surge Produces 4-3 Win Over Pittsburgh

The Boston Bruins (25-21-6) shook off a 2-0 first-period deficit and defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 in Boston on Thursday night in the final game scheduled for both teams prior to the NHL’s All-Star break. Justin Schultz and Phil Kessel scored in the initial period to give the Penguins a two-goal lead.  Boston’s Brad Marchand…

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Bradleytown Road Bridge Replacement To Begin Feb. 13

The work to replace a bridge on Route 427 in Plum Township is scheduled to begin on the week of February 13. The project will result in the replacement of a bridge spanning a tributary of Sugar Creek along a section of Route 427 known as Bradleytown Road.  The bridge is currently on the list…

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State Prison In Mercer County Remains Open; Pittsburgh Facility To Close

The state prison in Mercer County will remain open, and only a facility in Pittsburgh will close. Those announcements were delivered Thursday morning by state Corrections Secretary John Wetzel. Officials had been expected to announce the closings of two state prison facilities from among a list of five candidates.  The State Correctional Institution at Mercer was…

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Car Strikes Home In Oil City

No serious injuries were apparently sustained late Wednesday afternoon when a car struck a house at the bottom of Mitchell Avenue in Oil City. Police say there were four people in the vehicle which went through a stop sign, crossed West First Street and slammed into the front porch of a home on the 11-hundred block…

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