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Two Seriously Injured When Ejected From Truck During Clarion County Rollover

Two men were seriously injured early Saturday morning when their pickup rolled several times in a one-vehicle crash in eastern Clarion County. Police officials say both the driver, 24 year-old Antonio Magagnotti from Seminole, and a passenger, 24 year-old Alex Gorley from New Bethlehem, were ejected from the truck.  Both were airlifted to a Pittsburgh…

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Man Charged With Robbing Relative At Gunpoint In Grove City

A Grove City man was jailed last week after he allegedly robbed a male relative at gunpoint. 31 year-old Bryan Thompson is accused of robbing a 62 year-old man of his debit card and car keys and then tying the man to a chair. Police say the older man later freed himself and telephoned them…

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Pittsburgh “Wins” Website’s Ugliest City Accent Contest, ‘N At

The city of Pittsburgh has been declared the “winner” of a website’s “Ugliest City Accent” contest. Pittsburgh’s “Yinzers” dialect topped that of the city of another Pennsylvania city, Scranton, in the final vote of a “playoff bracket style” contest among the followers of website Gawker.com.  Site officials say some 19,000 people participated in the final…

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Governor Corbett Addresses Ebola Fears

Governor Tom Corbett on Friday attempted to ease the fears that Pennsylvania residents may have about the Ebola disease, stressing that there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in the state. Corbett claimed that, despite headlines to the contrary, the Pennsylvanians who were on the now-infamous Cleveland-to-Dallas flight where Ebola was detected, are not quarantined. …

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Oil City Woman Injured In Bredinsburg Road Rollover

An Oil City woman was hurt Friday morning when her car traveled off a Cranberry Township road and rolled over. State Police accident investigators tell KQW the incident occurred shortly after 9:00 AM Friday on Bredinsburg Road.  The driver, 35 year-old Mandi Nason, was headed west and apparently had trouble maneuvering on wet pavement on…

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New Supervisor Named For Allegheny National Forest

A new supervisor for the Allegheny National Forest was named on Friday. Sherry Tune will assume her new duties on November 17.  Since February, 2012, Tune has served as forest supervisor for Mendocino National Forest in California. Tune will replace Erin Connelly, who announced in March she was leaving the post and moving west to…

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Oil City Man Seriously Hurt When Hit By Car On Route 8 South Of Franklin

An Oil City man was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital early Thursday night after he was hit by a car while he was apparently walking on the highway on the Route 8 four-lanes in Victory Township south of Franklin. State Police officials tell KQW that 30 year-old Jeremy Sweetapple was seriously injured in the incident.…

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Franklin Man Arrested In Basement Of Buffalo Street Residence

Franklin City Police report that a Franklin man was arrested Wednesday after having been found in the basement of someone else’s home. Apparently, a neighbor had notified police that it was feared that a break-in had occurred at a home on the 100-block of Buffalo Street in Franklin.  A resident of the house in question…

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State Senate Ends 2014 Legislative Session; House To Return For Monday Only

Pennsylvania’s Senate finished their work in the current legislative session with a flurry of votes this week. Senators gave their final stamp of approval to bills that would create a prescription drug data base, prevent crime victims from being revictimized by outspoken offenders and broaden the definition of who can challenge local gun laws. All three…

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Sandy Lake Woman Injured In Rollover On Georgetown Road

A Sandy Lake woman was taken to a Meadville hospital Thursday afternoon after a rollover accident on Georgetown Road in Mercer County. State Police officials say a vehicle operated by 45 year-old Cheryl Rowland left the road around 3:00 PM Thursday, traveled into a ditch and rolled over. Accident investigators had no specific injury report. …

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