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Pennsylvania Offers Varied New Years Eve Celebrations

In addition to First Night Celebrations in Oil City, Pittsburgh and several other cities Pennsylvanians will be finding varied ways to usher in the new year on Tuesday night. While New York City traditionally drops a shiny ball during the countdown to the new year, Pennsylvania communities have substituted their own iconic images to highlight…

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Oil City Man Charged With Assaulting Woman; Charges Include Assault On An Unborn Child

An Oil City man has been charged with numerous counts after he was accused of assaulting a woman early Sunday morning at a residence in Franklin. The charges include assault on an unborn child because the alleged victim is four months pregnant. Franklin City Police say 23 year-old Kelton McClarrin was at a Dale Avenue…

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Stoneboro Man Charged After Early Morning Police Chase

A Stoneboro man has been charged after he allegedly led police on a high-speed chase through the Stoneboro and Sandy Lake areas early last Saturday morning. 20 year-old Jacob Amos is accused of fleeing an attempted police traffic stop and leading police at speeds of up to 80 miles per hour on a chase along…

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Flu Season Escalates In Pennsylvania

State health officials say flu season appears to be “in full swing” throughout at least half of Pennsylvania. Hardest-hit areas, so far, appear to be Allegheny and Blair Counties, but numerous cases are also being treated here in the Oil Region. The state Health Department is saying nearly 1,200 cases were confirmed in Pennsylvania between…

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State Police: Eight Deaths Reported In Christmas Travel Period Crashes

As we enter another holiday, the Pennsylvania State Police say eight people died in traffic accidents investigated by their troopers over the three-day Christmas holiday travel period this year.  255 other people were injured during the survey period which ran from December 24 through December 26. Seven deaths were reported during a four-day travel period last…

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As Many As 11 May Be Charged After Saturday Night Rampage At Abraxas

State Police officials in Forest County say charges are being prepared against as many as eleven juveniles following a rampage early Saturday evening at the Abraxas juvenile facility near Marienville. During the uprising four adult staff members, including a 31 year-old Oil City woman, were assaulted.  All four were taken for treatment to Clarion Hospital.…

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East Butler Man Dies, Two Are Injured In One-Vehicle Crash In Clarion

An East Butler man died and two passengers were slightly injured in a vehicle rollover in Clarion very early Sunday morning. Accident investigators say the driver, 24 year-old Joshua Bartley, was ejected from the truck and was pronounced dead at the scene.  Bartley’s passengers, identified as 23 year-old Justin Lackey, from Chicora, and 23 year-old…

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Two Safe After House Fire In Oil City

An Oil City woman and her son were both listed as safe following a Friday morning fire at their home on Orange Street in Oil City. Reports indicate that Stacey Gadley discovered smoke coming from her attic as she prepared to leave for work Friday.  Firefighters from Oil City and Seneca responded and were able…

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Arrest Made, Another Pending In Fraudulent Land Sales Case

One Titusville man has been charged and State Police are looking for a second in a case in which investigators claim that “timber rights” were fraudulently sold to land the men do not own. The alleged victims include lumber companies in Centerville and in Trumbull County, Ohio. Police say 34 year-old David Kapellusch has been…

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Oil City Man Arrested For Allegedly Molesting Teen; Child Pornography Charge Added

An Oil City man has been charged after he was accused of molesting a 13 year-old girl. One of the charges includes the possession of child pornography, because police claim the man took compromising photos of the victim with his phone. 20 year-old Braden Craig is also charged with aggravated indecent assault, indecent assault on…

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