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NCAA Division II Women’s Semifinal Results – From Erie

NCAA Division II Women’s College Basketball Tournament Semifinal Results  -  Wednesday, March 26 (Games are hosted by Gannon University, and are being played at Erie Insurance Arena in Erie):   Bentley  77, Cal Poly – Pomona 62 West Texas A&M 80, Nova Southeastern 66   Bentley (34-0) will face West Texas A&M (32-2) for then…

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LIHEAP Home Heating Assistance Application Deadline Extended Until April 18

The Commonwealth has announced that the deadline to apply for financial assistance to help pay home heating bills through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) has been extended through April 18. That gives potential applicants an extra two weeks in which to sign up for LIHEAP help. The state’s Department of Public Welfare has…

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Two Plead Guilty In Halloween Vandalism, Assault And Robbery Case

Two men entered guilty pleas in Venango County Court this week to charges stemming from a series of Halloween night incidents which police said included vandalism, assault and robbery. 24 year-old Shane Vitka, from Oil City, pleaded guilty to counts of robbery and the possession of an instrument of crime, while 19 year-old Dusty Perry,…

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Vehicle Document Fees In Pennsylvania Will Increase April 1

The costs of vehicle-related documents in Pennsylvania will increase in price, beginning Tuesday (April 1) in the first wave of fee changes brought about by the state’s $2.4 billion transportation funding law. The fees for title certificates, for duplicate drivers licenses and photo I-D cards, and for documents regarding title security interest and vehicle and driver…

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Oil City Man Sentenced For Downloading Child Pornography Via Neighbor’s Wireless Internet Connection

An Oil City man has been sentenced to county jail time for using his neighbor’s wireless Internet access to download child pornography. Police said they had initially been investigating the neighbor until evidence led them to 23 year-old Jordon Astrove.  In Venango County Court proceedings in November, Astrove entered guilty pleas to ten charges. On Tuesday,…

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17 Year-Old To Be Charged In Alleged Rapes Of An 8 Year-Old Boy

State Police officials in Clarion County are preparing to press charges against a 17 year-old boy who allegedly raped a younger boy on multiple occasions earlier this month. The alleged victim is eight years old. Investigators say the incidents are alleged to have occurred in Beaver Township, near Knox, between March 10 and March 19. …

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Titusville Man Sought On Three Different Warrants

Law enforcement officials in the Oil Region are searching for a Titusville man who they say is wanted on warrants in three different places. The Crawford County Sheriff’s office says 25 year-old Joseph Gaydosh is wanted for violating his parole on a statutory sexual assault charge from 2011. State Police at the Corry station say…

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Pens Lose For 5th Time In 7 Games; Malkin May Miss Rest Of Regular Season

The Pittsburgh Penguins managed only two scores off the Phoenix Coyotes’ backup goaltender, Thomas Greiss, on Tuesday night and lost for the fifth time in their last seven games, dropping a 3-2 home decision at Consol Energy Center. With the Penguins (46-21-5) needing only one more win to qualify for their eighth straight appearance in…

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Pirates Acquire Vance Worley – Minnesota’s 2013 Opening Day Starter

In a cash deal Tuesday, the Pittsburgh Pirates acquired right-handed pitcher Vance Worley from the Minnesota Twins. Worley was the Twins’ opening day starter last season, but went 1-5 with a 7.21 ERA in ten starts, and spent most of the rest of the year at “AAA” Rochester. The Twins had obtained Worley in a…

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29 Hits, 22 Runs In Pirates’ Romp Over Blue Jays

Starling Marte, Jose Tabata and starting pitcher Wandy Rodriguez all homered, and the Pittsburgh Pirates pounded out a total of 29 hits off four Toronto pitchers in a 22-5 preseason romp of the Blue Jays on Tuesday afternoon at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida. Marte went 5-for-6, Tabata was 4-for-4, and both players scored twice…

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