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Pitt Keeps Bowl Hopes Alive With 30-7 Home Win Over Syracuse

Chad Voytik threw a pair of touchdown passes, Chris James rushed for a career-high 122 yards and a score, and Tyler Boyd caught seven tosses for 126 yards and a TD as the Pitt Panthers rekindled their fading hopes for a bowl bid by posting a 30-7 home victory over Syracuse on Saturday. Pitt (5-6; 3-4…

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State Police Child Safety Seat Check To Be Offered Tuesday In Cranberry

In preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday travel period, the Pennsylvania State Police will be conducting child safety seat checks on Tuesday (Nov. 25) from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Franklin State Police station on Route 322 in Cranberry Township. The PSP says the proper installation and use of child restraint systems is the best…

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Erie Man Accused Of Making Facebook Threats Against Officials At Allegheny College

Law enforcement officials in Erie say an Erie man is undergoing a mental health evaluation after he allegedly made threats on Facebook against unidentified individuals at Allegheny College in Meadville. The suspect is identified as a 21 year-old male, but police did not release his name.  An early report indicates that the man is a…

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Penn State Loses At Illinois On Last-Minute Field Goal

David Reisner booted a 36-yard field goal with eight seconds remaining in the game on Saturday to propel Illinois to a 16-14 home victory over Penn State. The 54-yard drive that set up the winning kick was led by Illinois’ backup quarterback Reilly O’Toole, who also threw a one-yard scoring pass to tight end Matt…

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Saturday’s Freezing Rains Lead To Numerous Accidents, Including At Least Five Rollovers

Area residents were looking with anticipation to the warmer temperatures and the snow-clearing rain that were forecast for the past weekend.  Not everyone, though, was expecting the freezing rain that was to occur during the transitional period. Those freezing rains led to numerous Saturday traffic accidents, including at least five rollover incidents, although no major injuries…

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Polk-Area Man Hurt In Friday Morning Crash On Snow-Covered Route 8

A Polk-area man was injured early Friday morning when his vehicle went out of control on snow-covered lanes on Route 8 south of the Polk Cutoff. State Police officials say a southbound vehicle driven by 19 year-old Clayton Warrington traveled off the left side of the highway, slammed into the guardrails and then re-entered the…

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High School Football Playoff Results – Weekend Of Nov. 21, 22

High School Football Playoff Results  –  Weekend of November 21 and 22:   District 10 “A” Championship Sharpsville 29, West Middlesex 14   District 10 “AA” Championship Hickory 12, Greenville 7   District 9 “A” Championship Kane 33, Brockway 14   PIAA “AA” Sub-Regional Karns City 23 Chestnut Ridge 14   WPIAL (District 7) Championships  –  all Friday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh…

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Hawaii Edges Pitt 74-70 For Panthers’ First Loss

Five players reached double figures on Friday as Hawaii (4-1) handed the Pitt Panthers their first loss of the season, 74-70 in Hawaii. Isaac Fleming led the Rainbow Warriors with 15 points, while Michael Thomas added 12, Nequs Webster Chan and Garrett Nevels both contributed 11 points and Aaron Valdes scored 10. Chris Jones paced…

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Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Reaches 6-Year Low In October

State labor officials say unemployment in Pennsylvania reached a six-year low in October. The Department of Labor and Industry reports that the jobless rate in the state in October stood at 5.4 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from September. Nationally, unemployment in October stood at 5.8 percent.  County-by-county numbers will be released December…

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Oil City Council Nixes Budget With Nearly Two Mill Tax Hike; Extra Meeting Scheduled To Deal With Spending Plan

Oil City Council has been forced to add a third meeting to their December calendar after they nixed a proposed $16.9 million budget for 2015 on Thursday which would have included a nearly two mill real estate tax increase. The spending plan would have raised property owners’ tax bills by $19.60 for every $10,000 worth…

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