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BREAKING NEWS: Venango County Couple Accused of Keeping Woman Locked in Bedroom, Abusing Her

EMLENTON, Pa. (EYT) – Arrest warrants have been issued for an Emlenton couple who are wanted on a slew of charges including kidnapping, false imprisonment, and assault. Court documents released Thursday indicate Emlenton Borough Police have issued arrest warrants for Britany Nicole Hoover, 27, and G


Police Seeking Information on Hit-and-Run Crash in Oil City

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver in a hit-and-run crash that occurred Monday afternoon in Oil City. According to police, around 1:00 p.m. on Monday, February 18, a hit and run accident occurred on Petroleum Street between West First and West Fro


Police Respond to One-Vehicle Crash in Cornplanter Township

CORNPLANTER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – Police say a one-vehicle crash occurred on Wednesday afternoon along Route 8 in Cornplanter Township. According to Franklin-based State Police, around 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 37-year-old Dana A. Sunderlin, of Oil City, was operating a 2009 Subaru Legacy, tr


12th Annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival Kicks Off Tonight

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The 12th Annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival kicks off tonight at the Days Inn in Oil City. CASA of Venango County and the Oil City Arts Council have once again teamed up to host Oil City’s Annual Oil Country Bluegrass Festival.


New Life and Second Chances for Dogs Rescued from Venango County Trailer

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – Of the 51 dogs that were rescued from a trailer in the Utica area late last year, most have already found second chances in new homes. (Photos courtesy of A.N.N.A. Shelter.)


County, Franklin get grant for home upgrades

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development on Thursday announced it has awarded Venango County a $300,000 HOME Investment Partnerships Program grant. Funding for the grant originates with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), according to a news release f


TSA Stops Venango County Man With Loaded Gun At Pittsburgh International Airport

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Police are investigating after detaining a man for having a loaded gun at the security checkpoint at Pittsburgh International Airport. According to officials, TSA officers stopped the Venango County man on Wednesday and called in Allegheny County Police.


Former Detroit Man Facing 23 Charges in Pennsylvania

NEW CASTLE, PA – A 35-year-old man, formerly of Detroit, is in custody facing 23 charges in Pennsylvania after being on the run for 2 1/2 years. According to New Castle News, Ernest Chapman was arrested by New Castle police on January 31st, 2019. 2 1/2 years ago Chapan was involved in a police pursu


Oil City Police Calls: Suspended Driver, Drug Possession, Theft

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – The Oil City Police Department responded to the following calls:. Oil City Police conducted a traffic stop at the North Side Country Fair around 6:50 a.m. on Wednesday, February 20, after observing 34-year-old Leon Patrick Wagner Jr., of Oil City, operating a vehicle.


Franklin Man Accused in Missing Oil City Man’s Death Back in Court Tomorrow

VENANGO CO., Pa. (EYT) – A Franklin man accused in the death of an Oil City man in a drug deal gone wrong is due in court on Wednesday. According to court documents, the preliminary hearing against 23-year-old Eric Francis Beichner, of Franklin, that was continued last week will resume at 8:30 a.m.


Pennsylvania to auction over 360 used, seized vehicles

GRANTVILLE, Pa. (WHTM) - More than 360 vehicles, either seized by police or formerly used by state agencies, will go on sale by auction next week. The state's first vehicle auction of the year will be held Tuesday at Manheim Keystone Pennsylvania, at 488 Firehouse Road in Grantville, beginning at 10


5 men shot, one of them dead near Pennsylvania Ave and Bloom Street

BALTIMORE, Md. — Baltimore Police are investigating reports of five men shot near the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bloom Street. According to police, around 6:15 p.m. Thursday, patrol officers heard gunshots coming from the area of Pennsylvania Avenue and responded to the scene.


OC Woman Accused of Threatening to Send Daughter to School With Knife to Stab Minor Child

OIL CITY, Pa. (EYT) – An Oil City woman is behind bars after she allegedly threatened to send her daughter to school with a knife to stab a minor child. Court documents indicate the Oil City Police Department filed criminal charges against 33-year-old Erika Estrada, of Oil City, in Magisterial Distr


Alaina’s Dream: Venango County Fair Playground to Host Craft & Vendor Event on Saturday

FRANKLIN, Pa. (EYT) – Alaina’s Dream: Venango County Fair Playground is holding a craft and vendor event at the Venango County Fairground on Saturday, February 23. The event will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the fairgrounds.


Pennsylvania prison guard sentenced for sexual abuse of inmate

SCRANTON, Pa. (WHTM) - One of seven prison guards charged with sexually abusing female inmates at a jail in Scranton has pleaded no contest to a count of official oppression. Jeffrey Staff was sentenced after the plea Thursday to nine months of probation. As part of the sentence, Staff is barred fro


Oil Region Alliance Makes Room for Congressman G.T. Thompson

OIL CITY, Pa. – The Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism recently completed a renovation of the second floor of 229 Elm Street, Oil City, to make room for Congressman “G. T.” Thompson’s office in the ORA’s main building, directly adjacent at 217 Elm.


Authorities: 3 people found stabbed in Pennsylvania home

FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say three people have been stabbed at Pennsylvania home. But it's not yet clear what sparked the stabbings, which occurred around 10 a.m. Thursday in Ridley.


Pennsylvania couple accused of stealing $1.2M from church to pay for Walt Disney vacations, Pittsburgh Pirates tickets

A trusted Pennsylvania church administrator and his wife stole around $1.2 million to use on a slew of personal items, including vacations, sporting events and restaurants, officials said.


Woman charged with terroristic threats

An Oil City woman is accused of threatening to send her daughter to school with a knife to stab another girl. Oil City police said they were contacted by an Oil City School District official on Tuesday and found through investigation that Erika Estrada, 33, sent text and social media messages that c


Knox Woman Caught Driving Under the Influence with Children in Her Vehicle Sentenced Up to Six Months in Jail

CLARION, Pa. (EYT) – A Knox woman who was caught driving under the influence with two children in her car was sentenced up to six months in jail this week. On Wednesday, February 20, President Judge James Arner sentenced 49-year-old Brenda Lee Feingold, of Knox, to 72 hours to six months incarcerati