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Authorities say a Miami-Dade police officer was critically wounded and an armed robbery suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire during a car chase. Officials say the suspect smashed his vehicle into a police cruiser and another car while trying to flee Monday night following a reported armed robbery near the Liberty City neighborhood. Police say “an altercation ensued and shots were fired.” The suspect died at the scene. The officer is hospitalized in critical condition. TV news footage showed a line of police cars outside the hospital where the officer was being treated.

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The brother of retired NFL cornerback Aqib Talib turned himself in to authorities Monday after being identified by police as the suspect in the shooting death of a coach at a youth football game in Texas. Police in the Dallas-area city of Lancaster say that Yaqub Salik Talib is suspected in the Saturday night shooting that killed Michael Hickmon. Yaqub Talib’s attorney told The Associated Press that his client “regrets the tragic loss of life but self-surrendered this morning so that he may have the chance to say his side of the story.” Yaqub Talib is the brother of Aqib Talib, who announced his retirement in 2020.

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A hospital was reportedly on lockdown early Tuesday while treating multiple victims of a shooting involving two crime scenes in in Memphis, Tennessee. A sedan was left riddled with bullet holes outside Methodist North hospital. Police also taped off the scene at a gas station several miles away where an assault rifle could be seen on the pavement near the pumps. WREG reported that at least seven victims were being treated and that the hospital began allowing people to leave shortly before 3 a.m.

Experts who are visiting disaster centers in Kentucky can help people whose heirlooms and keepsakes were damaged in recent flooding. The Federal Emergency Management Agency says experts from the Heritage Emergency National Task Force may be able to help save photos, artwork, quilts, important documents and other items. The experts are visiting Clay County Community Center this week Friday through Sunday, Knott County Sportsplex Tuesday through Sunday and Hazard Community College First Federal Center Wednesday through Sunday. FEMA says the experts will discuss how to handle, dry and clean the items, and can provide information about personal safety during the restoration process.

West Virginia's health agency has bought 16 vans to provide free COVID-19 testing and vaccines at school and community events. The state Department of Health and Human Resources says a grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention paid for the vans. Some of the vans have already been deployed to health departments. Others will be delivered in the coming months. The DHHR says schools that are interested in having a van come to an event should contact their local health department. The department also is offering to send free rapid COVID-19 test kits to interested schools and provide them with air purifiers and sanitizing supplies.

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For one weekend in August, the best of Titusville is on display for all to see. For the annual Oil Festival, taking place tomorrow and Saturday, relatives and friends come back to town to celebrate the Titusville community, eat good food, watch the parade and enjoy all that the town has to offer.

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PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Warren County — The Warren County Fair had the first full day of activities on Tuesday. The rides were full of kids, stomachs were full of food and the show ring full of spectators for the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Demonstration.

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FRENCHCREEK TOWNSHIP, Venango County — At the beginning of the 2022 Toyota Rodeo at the Venango County Fair, which took place this past Saturday night, the announcer said that this country could use less politicians, and needs more cowboys. Little did he know, one man, Venango County Commiss…

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PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Warren County — After a record breaking 2021 fair, the Warren County Fair returns this coming week for the 2022 fair, and according to Dale Bliss, director of the fair board, he expects this year’s fair to be the best one yet.

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Two new CEOs took the helm of the Crawford County Federated Library System (CCFLS) starting June 1, 2022. After the retirement of longtime CCFLS CEO John Brice at the end of May, Jessica Hilburn and Dan Slozat were named co-CEOs and System Administrators. In addition to their new roles, Hilb…

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The Northern Pennsylvania Regional College (NPRC) and Commonwealth University (CU), recently signed a guaranteed transfer agreement, which allows NRPC students to put all completed credits toward a bachelor’s degree, and not lose any of the progress they have made.

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Titusville Community Development Agencies (TCDA) recently wrote a grant application to PetSafe brand to be selected for a chance to win funds for a new dog park at the Ed Myer Complex. Titusville was chosen and is one of 30 finalists for the popular Bark for Your Park grant contest. This yea…

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MEADVILLE — For only a couple days notice, Nerissa Galt, who is the Democratic nominee running for election to the State House in the Sixth District, was happy with the “medium turnout” for the pro-choice rally she organized — what was called by one speaker on the bullhorn a “small local act…

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It was a busy night at the Titusville Police Department on Tuesday. There were people going in and out of the cells, and plenty of citizens in the back of cop cars.

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Kids love making a mess. Becky Stahl, Benson Memorial Library’s youth services librarian, understands that while kids like playing in the dirt, not all parents want to clean up from these type of activities. So, the Benson Memorial Library, at their STEM ocean experiments activity on Thursda…

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Pleasantville Borough Council explained poor water pressure and how impressed they were with the Pleasantville Community Festival at their regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night, before going into a closed session.

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The summer season is full of high temperatures, when just walking from your front door to the car can lead to some sweat on the brow. While there are many ways to cool off, who doesn’t love going down to the pool, or creek, and going for a swim.

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PITTSBURGH — Heading into the bottom of the seventh inning of Saturday night’s Major League Baseball game between the Miami Marlins and the Pittsburgh Pirates, the public address announcer at PNC Park announced a few defensive changes for the Marlins.

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Over the past weekend the Titusville Fire Department responded to two structure fires within the city limits. The fires, according to Titusville Fire Chief Joe Lamey, were initially determined to be intentional, which lead to the Titusville Police Department and State Police Fire Marshal inv…

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The Titusville Area School District Board of School Directors does not typically meet in the month of July. With a couple time- sensitive matters and personnel recommendations needed to be approved, the school board held a special meeting Monday night and discussed recent changes in state al…

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Hundreds packed into the Titusville Iron Works on Thursday to celebrate the life of Ralph Kerr, a figure in the community who passed away this past weekend after a short battle with cancer.

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CRANBERRY — A new facility is being built to help area veterans with their health care needs. The Erie Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center is in the process of constructing a brand new outpatient facility on Route 322 in Cranberry right in front of Home Depot.

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Hydetown Borough Council held a special meeting Monday night to discuss a few issues. The main topic that took up a majority of the more-than-90 -minute meeting was what to do about a need for an increased police presence in the borough.

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Titusville City Council had a large agenda Tuesday night and discussed a wide variety of topics including a new ordinance for city sidewalks, alternate parking on city streets, fencing around dumpsters and the refuse situation in the city. However, one topic dominated the nearly three hour m…

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The Pioneer Steam and Gas Engine Society of Northwest Pennsylvania will hold its Annual Summer Show on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 15, 16 and 17 at their show grounds located at 16601 State Hwy 198 Saegertown. 

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The Titusville Council on the Arts’ Annual Music Festival has gone by many names. While the festival is used to change, this year even the format and location will be different, as on June 24 and 25 local and regional artists will spread out, playing concerts in various local businesses incl…

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For those who gathered to honor and pay respect to the American Flag at the annual Flag Day ceremony, the flag is much more than a piece of cloth — it’s a representation of American values. They represent America, the servicemen who fought for this country, and therefore deserve the utmost r…

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During the May Titusville Area School District Board of School Directors meetings, District Business Manager Shawn Sampson said that numbers could change before the school board accepted the final budget at their June meetings.