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Pitt Ends 3-Game Losing Streak, Beats Virginia Tech 21-16

Chad Voytik hooked up with Tyler Boyd on a 53-yard touchdown pass play, and James Conner rushed for 85 yards and two scores as the Pitt Panthers ended a three-game losing streak by edging Virginia Tech 21-16 in Atlantic Coast Conference action on Thursday night at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Voytik also ran for 118…

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Penguins Lose With 2.9 Seconds Left In Game

Tyler Seguin scored a power play goal with 2.9 seconds remaining in the game on Thursday night as the Dallas Stars handed the Pittsburgh Penguins their first loss of the NHL season, winning 3-2 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Dallas had tied the contest at 2-2 with a score with 2:57 left, and it…

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Ishikawa, Giants Walk Off With National League Pennant

Travis Ishikawa, who started the 2014 season with the Pittsburgh Pirates, slammed a three-run, walk-off home run Thursday night, giving the San Francisco Giants a 6-3 home victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and a 4-games-to-one win in the National League Championship Series. The blast marked the first time a walk-off home run has sent…

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Oil City Man Seriously Hurt When Hit By Car On Route 8 South Of Franklin

An Oil City man was rushed to a Pittsburgh hospital early Thursday night after he was hit by a car while he was apparently walking on the highway on the Route 8 four-lanes in Victory Township south of Franklin. State Police officials tell KQW that 30 year-old Jeremy Sweetapple was seriously injured in the incident.…

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Franklin Man Arrested In Basement Of Buffalo Street Residence

Franklin City Police report that a Franklin man was arrested Wednesday after having been found in the basement of someone else’s home. Apparently, a neighbor had notified police that it was feared that a break-in had occurred at a home on the 100-block of Buffalo Street in Franklin.  A resident of the house in question…

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State Senate Ends 2014 Legislative Session; House To Return For Monday Only

Pennsylvania’s Senate finished their work in the current legislative session with a flurry of votes this week. Senators gave their final stamp of approval to bills that would create a prescription drug data base, prevent crime victims from being revictimized by outspoken offenders and broaden the definition of who can challenge local gun laws. All three…

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Sandy Lake Woman Injured In Rollover On Georgetown Road

A Sandy Lake woman was taken to a Meadville hospital Thursday afternoon after a rollover accident on Georgetown Road in Mercer County. State Police officials say a vehicle operated by 45 year-old Cheryl Rowland left the road around 3:00 PM Thursday, traveled into a ditch and rolled over. Accident investigators had no specific injury report. …

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Governor Sent Measure To Allow Many Pennsylvanians To Remain Eligible For State’s Property Tax And Rent Rebate Program

Legislation has been sent to the desk of Governor Tom Corbett that is intended to allow many Pennsylvanians to remain eligible for the state’s Property Tax and Rent Rebate Program if Social Security cost-of-living increases should bump their SSI receipts above state eligibility limits. The bill’s sponsor, state Representative Michele Brooks, whose office represents parts of Crawford, Mercer and…

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Pirates’ Banister Named Texas Rangers Manager

Pittsburgh Pirates bench manager Jeff Banister has been named the new manager of the Texas Rangers. Banister was reportedly selected from among a list of eight candidates who applied for the position.  He was said to have been one of three finalists for the job. Banister replaces Ron Washington, who was fired in early September. …

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Giants Down Cards 6-4; SF Is One Win From 2014 World Series

Buster Posey drove home three runs on Wednesday night, leading the San Francisco Giants to their third consecutive victory over the St. Louis Cardinals and boosting their lead in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series to three-games-to-one. The Giants can advance to meet another Wild Card team, Kansas City, in this year’s Fall Classic with…

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