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New Road Work Projects Include Route 8 Paving In Titusville, And Route 8 Bridge Closing Near Slippery Rock

Two repaving projects in the Titusville area and bridge work on Route 8 near Slippery Rock highlight PennDOT projects that are now underway and which should continue well past the current week. PennDOT officials say they have begun paving projects on Route 8 between Franklin Street in Titusville and Route 408 in Hydetown Borough.  Separate…

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Work To Begin Monday On Another Bridge On Deep Hollow Road

PennDOT announced Friday that another bridge on Deep Hollow Road in Cranberry Township is being closed for repairs. The 84 year-old, 17-foot bridge carries the road over Deep Hollow Run and is located between Bredinsburg Road and the Oil City line. PennDOT spokesman Jim Carroll says the three-week job will begin Monday (April 20), and will…

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Butler Man Charged In November Clarion County Crash Which Injured Four

A Butler man was charged last week in a November automobile crash in northern Clarion County which injured four people, including himself. 32 year-old Anthony Smith was charged last week with three counts of aggravated assault while driving under the influence, two other DUI counts and several other traffic offenses. Smith is charged in a crash…

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Sunday Fire Destroys Rouseville Home, Damages Adjacent Hair Salon Business

A fire that shut down Main Street in Rouseville early Sunday afternoon destroyed a home and damaged an adjacent hair salon. Seven fire companies responded to the blaze on the 400-block of Main Street at about 12:30 PM Sunday.  The fire may have been started by an electrical problem, but the official cause is still…

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Corry Man Dies in Townville-Area Motorcycle Crash

A Corry man died Saturday afternoon in a motorcycle crash on Route 408 near Townville. State Police officials say 58 year-old Mark Purpura died when he was traveling through Richmond Township and his motorcycle went out of control on a right curve and flipped over. Purpura, who had not been wearing a helmet, was pronounced…

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New Kensington Teen Seriously Hurt In Emlenton-Area U-T-V Accident

A teenager from New Kensington was seriously injured early Sunday afternoon when the utility vehicle he was driving left an Emlenton-area road and struck a tree. The fourteen year-old victim was airlifted to a Pittsburgh hospital following the crash. Police officials say the boy was not wearing a seat belt or a helmet when the crash occurred…

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Nine Year-Old Girl Shot By Younger Child While Father Fished Nearby

A nine year-old girl has been hospitalized in Pittsburgh after she was shot by a younger child while her father fished in a nearby stream late Saturday afternoon. Police say the victim’s father had left a loaded 12-gauge shotgun at a pavilion near where two children under the age of five had been playing.  One…

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Shots Fired, Two Injured At Monroeville Party Allegedly Hosted By A Slippery Rock University Fraternity

Reports from Allegheny County indicate that a weekend party in Monroeville which culminated in shots being fired and two people being injured, and which nearly escalated into a riot, was organized by a fraternity from Slippery Rock University. Some police officials estimated that the party had been attended by well over five hundred people, many…

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Lickingville Man Accused Of Making Methamphetamine

A Lickingville man was arrested on Friday on charges connected to the alleged manufacture of methamphetamine at his residence on Watkins Lane. State Police officials say 19 year-old Adam Eisenman was charged following an investigation they began which started with a call they received from probation officers who were making a house check on Eisenman on March…

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Registration Deadline For Voting In Pennsylvania’s May Primaries Is Monday

The deadline for registering to vote in Pennsylvania’s primary elections is Monday (April 20). You must be registered and enrolled in a major political party to be eligible to vote in the Republican or Democratic primary.  In addition to new registrants, those who need to change their address or switch party affiliation are also looking at…

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