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Oil City Man Acquitted Of Charges Involving The Shooting Of A Bear Near His Home

A district magisterial judge has acquitted an Oil City man on a charge of illegally shooting wildlife in a case in which he was accused of shooting a bear that invaded his neighborhood in June. 28 year-old Keith Volk had been charged by the Pennsylvania Game Commission with the out-of-season shooting of a bear that…

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Knox Man Pleads Guilty To 10 Of 180 Charges In Indecent Assault Investigations

A Knox man has entered guilty pleas in Clarion County Court to ten counts in investigations concerning nine young girls who claimed the man had repeatedly had inappropriate contact with them. 44 year-old Aaron Cujas pleaded guilty this week to single counts of the aggravated indecent assault of a child and the corruption of minors,…

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61st Autumn Leaf Festival Wraps Up This Weekend

The annual Autumn Leaf Festival, bumped up to earlier dates this year, will wrap up this weekend in the Clarion area. The closing day of the 61st annual festival will be Sunday (Sept. 28) and will feature the Junior Olympics and an antique tractor show. Activities on Friday (Sept. 26), which is Farmers and Crafters…

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Final Astroblast At Two Mile Run County Park; Event To Move In 2015

It’s Astroblast weekend, and this year marks the event’s final stint at Two Mile Run County Park. Astroblast, organized by the Oil Region Astronomical Society, will move next year to a new observatory area near Camp Coffman.  Ironically, this year’s schedule includes tours of the new site. The event will officially begin at 6:00 PM Friday. …

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State Championship Fishing Tournament To Be Held In Tidioute On Saturday

The 55th Pennsylvania State Championship Fishing Tournament will be held on the Allegheny River in the Tidioute area this Saturday (Sept. 27). The grand prizes will include $1000 and a championship trophy.  In addition, a Kids Fishing Derby will be held in which the top prize will be $25 and a trophy.  It will be open…

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill; Legislation’s Future Is Hazy

The state Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that would allow the use in Pennsylvania of medical marijuana in certain forms, but the future of the legislation is unclear. Republican leadership in the state House does not favor the bill, and the measure goes beyond what Governor Corbett has said he would support.  Additionally, we…

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$225 Million Powerball Lottery Ticket Sold In California; Pennsylvania Ticket Is Worth $1 Million

Someone will be able to claim the jackpot prize from Wednesday’s drawing of the Powerball Lottery, but the winning ticket – which could be worth $225 million or more – was sold in California. With the prize being hit, Powerball officials say the jackpot for Saturday night’s drawing will be reset to $40 million. One…

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BELMAR ROAD CLOSED FRIDAY

PennDOT reports that Belmar Road in the Franklin area will be closed Friday (Sept. 26) for construction work. Spokesman Jim Carroll says the job involves the replacement of a drainage pipe near the road’s intersection with Congress Hill Road in Sandycreek Township. Weather permitting, the project should be a one-day job.

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Oil City Man Charged With 80 Counts In Indecent Assault Investigation

An Oil City man was arraigned Tuesday on 80 counts following an investigation into allegations he had been indecently assaulting a teenage girl over a period of nearly three years. Oil City Police say the alleged victim claims the incidents began in 2012 and often occurred while she was sleeping. Police say 51 year-old Phillip…

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Titusville Man Charged With Rape Of A Child

A Titusville man was arraigned Tuesday on charges prompted by an investigation into allegations that he raped a young girl. Titusville City Police say 38 year-old Robert Burger was charged amid accusations of incidents that allegedly occurred in 2012 and 2013. Burger was arraigned in Titusville on two counts each of the rape of a…

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