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Oil City Man Sentenced To 5-And-A-Half To 20 Years In Prison For Three Area Burglaries

An Oil City man was sentenced last week to five-and-a-half to twenty years in state prison on his guilty pleas to charges connected with three burglaries that occurred in different Venango County communities on the same night last winter. 42 year-old Lawrence Henderson was also ordered to pay more than $7,200 in restitution and about $1,000…

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REVISED: PennDOT Announces Venango County Road Work, Newly-Added Paving Projects

PennDOT has announced its road maintenance schedule for Venango County for the week of July 21. Side dozing work will be conducted on Route 8 and crack sealing on Route 417, both in Cherrytree Township.  Patching is scheduled for Nickelville Road (Route 2011) in Richland Township.  Ditch work is planned for Georgetown Road (Route 3003) in…

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Two Face Charges For “Tales Of Woe” Which Cost Elderly Victim Over $2,300

A Pleasantville man and a Titusville woman face charges after they were accused of continually hounding an 82 year-old Oil Creek Township woman for money, and according to State Police, costing the older woman more than $2,300 over a period of time. Investigators tell KQW that 32 year-old Ryan Young and 22 year-old Hannah Allen…

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Franklin Woman Hurt In Perrine Corners Crash

State Police officials in Jackson Center say a Franklin-area woman was seriously injured Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle collision at the Perrine Corners intersection in eastern Mercer County. Troopers report that a vehicle being operated on Route 965 by 24 year-old Angellea Page crossed the intersection into the path of a vehicle driven by 37 year-old James…

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Construction Worker, Three Others Injured When SUV Strikes Parked Work Zone Trailer

Four people, including a road worker who was inside a stationary construction trailer, were injured late last week when a Falls Creek woman’s S-U-V traveled through work zone barriers and slammed into a stopped car, knocking the car into the trailer. State Police officials from Clarion say the incident occurred on the westbound lanes of the…

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Franklin Police Track Down Hit-And-Run Suspect Due To Lost Tire

Franklin City Police officials say they were able to track down a suspect in a Sunday afternoon hit-and-run incident because he had lost a tire in the crash and left distinguishing marks on the pavement on city streets. The trail of road marks led police to a New York state man, identified later as 22…

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Heroin Seizures In Pennsylvania Reaching Record Highs

The millions of dollars worth of illegal drugs seized by the Pennsylvania State Police in the first six months of this year has included more than 41 kilograms of heroin. That figure, in just half a year, has already surpassed 2013′s total amount of 31.5 kilos.  State officials concede that the use of heroin in…

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Greenville High School Student Faces Sentencing On Forgery Charge In Counterfeit Money Case

A Greenville High School student faces sentencing on his guilty plea to a single count of forgery in a case in which he admitted printing counterfeit money which was being passed in Mercer County last winter. 18 year-old Nicholas Davis, from Hempfield Township, could be sentenced to five-to-ten years in prison. Davis was arrested through…

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State Senate Recessed Without Passing Bill To Reduce Pennsylvania Legislature

Among the bills which were not passed before the state legislature’s summer break was a proposed Constitutional amendment which would have reduced the size of the state House and Senate. The measure would have trimmed the Senate from 50 to 45 members and the House from 203 to 153 Representatives. After it passed the House,…

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Fish And Boat Commission Director Says More Officers Are Needed To Monitor Marcellus Impact On State Waterways

The executive director of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission says he needs more Waterways Conservation Officers to watch for Marcellus shale drilling impacts on the state’s waterways. John Arway told Radio PA News his agency is understaffed to the point where they cannot do surveillance on waters near Marcellus shale drilling sites, and can…

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