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South Dakota’s Republican governor is pledging to bar mail-order abortion pills but says women shouldn't face prosecution for seeking them. Kristi Noem's stand appears to be in defiance of legal guidance by the Justice Department after the Supreme Court last week stripped away women’s constitutional protections for abortion. The governor is indicating that she'd put in place a plan approved by state lawmakers to restrict the abortion pills. The ruling Friday by the court’s conservative justices triggered abortion bans in South Dakota and elsewhere. But Noem says in new show interviews that doctors, not their patients, would likely be prosecuted for knowing violations of what would be one of the strictest laws on abortion pills in the United States.

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Alabama's Republican Party has declared a tie in the primary race for a state Senate seat and says the winner will be chosen by lot. The party's Candidate Committee held a hearing Saturday and said the District 27 race between Auburn City Councilman Jay Hovey and incumbent Tom Whatley was officially a tie. It said the winner would be determined in accordance with the state election code. The code says the Secretary of State shall decide the winner by lot. The district covers Tallapoosa, Lee and Russell counties. The GOP news release did not provide details on when the winner would be selected or the method to be used.

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Grand Canyon National Park has decided not to extend a pilot project this fall that used volunteers to kill bison to downsize the herd. New surveys show the herd roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona is closer to the goal of about 200. Park officials also say the gunfire and presence of humans wasn't enough to push the bison outside the park boundaries where they can be hunted. The park approved a plan in 2017 to quickly reduce the herd to around 200 animals. It's now working with other agencies to develop a long-term plan to manage the massive animals.

Officials say that a West Virginia aviator who trained more than 40,000 pilots has been honored at a memorial service at a county courthouse. The Kanawha County Commission said the flag at the courthouse in Charleston was lowered to half-staff Saturday in honor of Benny Mallory, described by officials as a local aviation pioneer. West Virginia International Yeager Airport said Mallory died Monday at age 91. Officials said he owned Mallory Airport in South Charleston. Mallory trained more than 40,000 pilots and charted over 35,000 flight hours. Commissioners have issued a resolution in honor of Mallory’s life.

Gun deaths in Oklahoma have increased since a “permitless carry” law allowing people over the age of 21 to carry a gun without a permit or training went into effect in 2019, according to a newspaper’s review of data. The Oklahoman analyzed state medical examiner data. It found that Oklahoma has recorded some of its deadliest months in history since the law took effect. In the decade before “permitless carry,” there had only been 10 months with 70 or more firearm deaths. From November 2019 until January, there were 10 months with more than 70 gun-related deaths. Following recent mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, Uvalde, Texas, and in Tulsa, Republican leaders in Oklahoma have not shown an interest in any gun control measures.

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Titusville Police Chief Dustin LeGoullon was having a conversation with a city firefighter when he found out that a big building downtown had recently added multiple security cameras.

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Pennsylvania State Police were dispatched to Crossingville Road in Elk Creek Township, Erie County  on Sunday at 2:21 p.m. for the report of a motor vehicle crash, in which the operator fled the scene, according to a report from state police.

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The Titusville Police Department has received several reports of car ransacking/theft from motor vehicles over the past couple of days.

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MEADVILLE—Jack Turner, the subject of a national manhunt in 2019 after he committed a double homicide, pleaded guilty Thursday morning at the Crawford County Courthouse in the killing of his stepmother and stepbrother in August of 2019.

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TIDIOUTE, Warren County — Warren-based Pennsylvania State Police report they were dispatched to The Tidioute Pub on Sept. 16 for a report of a burglary. Troopers discovered someone stole money on Sept. 16 at approximately 3:23 a.m. while dressed in a Halloween outfit with a mask, dark pants …

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OIL CREEK TOWNSHIP — Corry-based Pennsylvania State Police report they attempted to stop a black and white Yamaha Blaster ATV in the area of Springcreek and Willey Roads on Sept. 9 at approximately 11:15 a.m. When troopers activated the lights and sire, the ATV driver fled north on Springcre…

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The Titusville Area School District entered a safety lockdown on Thursday after the discovery of an alleged shooting threat made on social media. However, Titusville Police located the Titusville High School student allegedly responsible for the threat and believe it was not credible.

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A Titusville woman who allegedly evaded police during a high-speed car chase on July 12 was apprehended Thursday morning by Warren-based State Police before being turned over to the Titusville Police Department.

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The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department recently saw several changes made, including the naming of a new deputy sheriff and the creation of a corporal position.

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Thursday proved to be a bad day for multiple area motorists, as pieces of metal spilled out onto the street from a commercial vehicle led to dozens popped and damaged tires in the Titusville area.

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MEAD TOWNSHIP, Warren County — State Police are on the search for a missing Mead Township man who reportedly left his home, located in a heavily wooded area, overnight on Sunday.

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SLIPPERY ROCK — Felony charges were filed against Michael Simmons, former Titusville police chief, for using a fake PayPal account to hide fraudulent activity during his tenure as Slippery Rock University’s Chief of Police.

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A Titusville man has been arrested in connection with an assault with a baseball bat which took place Monday night.

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Editor’s note: The following is an account of an active shooter drill at Titusville High School on Friday as if it was happening.

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OIL CREEK TOWNSHIP — A Florida man is in custody after he allegedly killed a Titusville man in a camper on Howe Lane near Windfall Road Thursday evening at around 7.

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A Titusville police officer recently resigned his position on Monday following an internal investigation into the officer discharging his weapon during a police chase on Jan. 28.

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When sirens wail and Titusville High School is surrounded by police Friday morning, residents in Titusville need not be alarmed — it is just a drill.

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A Titusville man allegedly found with bags of cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana waived his right to a preliminary hearing in front of Magisterial District Judge Amy Nicols, of Titusville, on Thursday, and will face a number of charges in court.

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Three Oil City residents are accused of being connected to a meth distribution ring in Oil City which was purportedly bringing meth into the city by mail and selling it.

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One of two Titusville Police officers involved in a Jan. 28 non-lethal shooting has returned to work after being placed on a mandatory administrative leave.