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Pirates And Tigers Rained Out On Monday

The first game of the final week of preseason play for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers was rained out at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Florida on Monday afternoon. The contest will not be made up. Pittsburgh (12-9-3 in the Grapefruit League) will host Toronto on Tuesday afternoon. The Bucs will open the regular…

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Two Heroin Arrests Reported In Oil City

Oil City Police report a pair of separate heroin-related arrests late last week. Police say 28 year-old Ashley Feely, from Rouseville, was arrested for allegedly selling heroin to a confidential informant.  Feely was charged with four felony counts and two misdemeanors.  She was lodged in the Venango County Jail on $20,000 bail. Officials say they arrested…

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Blues Blank Pens 1-0; Pittsburgh Settles For Split Of Weekend Home Games

David Backes deflected the puck into the net off Pittsburgh goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury on Sunday afternoon for the only score in a 1-0 win for the St. Louis Blues (48-16-7) over the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. While the loss was the fourth in the last six games for the Penguins, it…

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Bucs Post Preseason Win And Tie Over The Weekend

Andrew McCutchen and Starling Marte both homered for the Pittsburgh Pirates in a Sunday preseason game in Sarasota, Florida, but the Bucs settled for a 7-7, 10-inning tie with the Baltimore Orioles. McCutchen, Marte and Pedro Alvarez each recorded two hits.  McCutchen also doubled, and has now hit safely in all 12 Grapefruit League games…

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Kyle Busch Repeats At Auto Club Speedway

Kyle Busch took advantage of a caution flag that came out with two laps remaining, and won NASCAR’s Auto Club 400 under a green-white checkered finish on Sunday at Auto Club Speedway of California in Fontana, California. Busch won the event for the second straight year, holding off Kyle Larson with brother Kurt Busch finishing…

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Every Wins At Bay Hill As Adam Scott Fades

Matt Every fashioned a 2-under-par 70 in the final round on Sunday, watched early tournament leader Adam Scott fade badly, and saw Keegan Bradley miss a 30-foot putt for birdie which would have forced a playoff as he won for the first time on the PGA Tour, capturing the Arnold Palmer Invitational at the Bay…

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Independent Fiscal Office Reports Pennsylvania’s Drilling Taxes Are Among The Nation’s Lowest

A report from the state legislature’s Independent Fiscal Office ventures that the levies imposed on the drillers of natural gas in Pennsylvania are among the lowest in the country. In an attempt at matching up various taxes imposed by eleven states on drillers, the IFO says energy companies in Pennsylvania are being taxed at a rate…

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Former Oil City Man Is Convicted In Convenience Store Robbery, But Is Acquitted Of Robbing Dollar Store

A former Oil City man was convicted last week in the robbery of a convenience store in Cranberry Township, but was acquitted of charges connected with a robbery at a Seneca dollar store. Both robberies occurred a week apart in December, 2011.  In both incidents, the robber was wearing a mask, and could not be…

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Burglary Thwarted In Northern Clarion County; Suspect Accused Of Threatening Residents He Startled

Investigators did not immediately release the name of the suspect they have in custody in an attempted burglary Sunday night at a residence in Elk Township in northern Clarion County. State Police at the Clarion station say someone broke the glass on a storm door and entered the residence, only to be confronted by someone…

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Penn State Wins 4th Straight NCAA Wrestling Title; Taylor, Ruth Earn Championships

Penn State won its fourth consecutive NCAA wrestling championship in Oklahoma City over the weekend, taking two individual titles and edging Minnesota 109.5-104 to win the team crown. Oklahoma State, who placed four wrestlers in the final, won two of the four championship matches and placed third with 96.5 points.  Iowa finished fourth, and Edinboro was…

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