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Two Charged In Home Invasion And Stabbing In Karns City

Two Karns City residents are being charged in connection with a home invasion and stabbing in that community. Police officials say the incident occurred at about 2:00 AM Saturday morning when two individuals forced their way into an Olive Street residence.  An occupant of the building, identified as 34 year-old Adam Bell, was stabbed numerous…

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Pilot Who Crashes At Clarion County Airport Is Hospitalized in Pittsburgh

An unidentified pilot from eastern Pennsylvania was hospitalized in Pittsburgh over the weekend after a plane he was flying crashed upon takeoff from Clarion County Airport in Paint Township. The crash occurred shortly before 2:00 PM Saturday. The Federal Aviation Administration responded to the scene to investigate the incident.  Airport officials were able to tow the aircraft…

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Sunday Morning Fire Damages Oil City Kitchen

Oil City firefighters were on the scene of a small residential fire for about a hour Sunday morning. When they arrived, a couple and their young child had safely escaped the fire which broke out at about 7:30 AM at a home on the 700-block of West First Street.  Responders contained the blaze to the kitchen.…

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Two Hurt In Three-Vehicle Crash West Of Clarion

A Cranberry resident and a woman from Blair County were injured late Friday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash on Route 322 west of Clarion. State Police officials say a vehicle driven by 36 year-old Jawnee Leadbetter, from Cranberry, had come to a stop in a line of traffic, and another car, operated by 63 year-old Michael…

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Powerball Jackpot Expected To Reach $225 Million

Lottery officials are estimating that the annuity value of the jackpot for Wednesday night’s drawing of the Powerball Lottery will reach $225 million. No one matched all numbers necessary to win Saturday night’s $196 million prize.  The top prizes to be paid for Saturday’s game here in Pennsylvania will be $10,000 – to be awarded to…

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Range Resources Fined $4.15 Million In Washington County Drilling Wastewater Complaints

Under what is believed to be the largest fine ever levied against a Marcellus shale natural gas drilling company, Range Resources was ordered this week to pay $4.15 million as a settlement connected with a half dozen drilling and fracking wastewater complaints in Washington County. Meanwhile, a state Representative from Cecil, Jesse White, says Pennsylvania should ban…

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Three Beaver County Residents Charged After Alleged Phony Robbery Report

State Police officials in Venango County have charged three Beaver County residents after they allegedly claimed that two women robbed them at the end of an Emlenton street. Investigators say the three residents of the village of Freedom had claimed one of their group was robbed at knife point of $130.  It is now alleged…

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Car Hits Cranberry Building; Oil City Driver Uninjured

An Oil City woman escaped injuries Thursday morning when her car hit the front of a building at a business plaza in Cranberry. State Police officials say Sophie Skiba told them she was parking in front of the Comcast building on Route 322 when she inadvertently pushed the gas pedal of her vehicle.  The car…

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Diamond Woman Convicted Of Third-Degree Murder In Venango County Court

Following only about two-and-a-half hours of deliberations late Thursday, a Venango County Court jury found a woman from the village of Diamond guilty of third-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend. Sentencing is scheduled for December 9 for 39 year-old Tina Shaffer, who stood trial over the past week in the death of 49 year-old…

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Four People Hurt In Four-Vehicle Crash On Route 428

Accident investigators say four people were treated for injuries following a four-vehicle crash which occurred Thursday afternoon in Oakland Township.  One of the drivers was airlifted to an Erie hospital. State Police officials say the chain-reaction incident occurred shortly after 3:00 PM on Route 428 near the highway’s intersection with Cherrytree Road. Police reports indicate that…

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