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Pirates Earn Right To Negotiate With Power-Hitting Shortstop From Korea

The Pittsburgh Pirates have successfully bid for the rights to negotiate with power-hitting Korean shortstop Jung-Ho Kang. The Bucs have thirty days to woo the 27 year-old Kang who hit .356 with 40 home runs and 117 RBI’s in 117 games with the Nexen Heroes in 2014, winning the Korean Baseball Organization’s Most Valuable Player…

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Pleasantville Man Gets Federal Prison In Paperwork Falsification Case Involving Plugging Of Abandoned Oil Wells

A Pleasantville man was sentenced to six months in federal prison and three years probation, including twelve months of house arrest, in a case in which he entered a guilty plea to a single charge of false statements made in paperwork certifying that abandoned oil wells had been properly plugged according to legal regulations. 45…

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Oil City Man Injured In Aires Hill Road Crash

An Oil City man was injured early Tuesday morning in a one-vehicle crash on a rural road in Cranberry Township. State Police officials say 22 year-old Mitchell Littler was taken to UPMC Northwest in Cranberry following the incident at about 1:30 AM on Aires Hill Road. Troopers say Littler’s pickup left the road, traveled through…

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Cranberry Township To Receive Funding For Traffic Signal Upgrades

Cranberry Township has been announced as one of 38 municipalities that will share some $1.8 million to underwrite the costs of upgrading traffic signals under the state’s new “Green Light-Go” program. A little more than $4,500 has been awarded to the township to change over traffic signals at eight intersections to LED systems. The money…

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Penn State Wins 10th Straight, Handles Dartmouth 69-49

The Penn State Nittany Lions (12-1) finished their pre-holiday schedule with their tenth consecutive win, a 69-49 victory over Dartmouth in a game played on Monday afternoon. D.J. Newbill led four Nittany Lions players in double figures with 17 points.  Geno Thorpe added 12 points, and Brandon Taylor and John Johnson both contributed 10.  Penn…

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State Lawmaker Proposes Severance Tax On Natural Gas Drilling

A state lawmaker is proposing a severance tax on natural gas drilling as a way to ease the state’s budget woes. State Representative Kate Harper proposes to levy a three-and-a-half percent tax on drilling in the Marcellus shale region.  She tells Radio PA News the revenue from the tax would fill a $32 billion-dollar hole…

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Steelers-Bengals Rematch Moved To Sunday Night!

The NFL season finale at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, a rematch between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Cincinnati Bengals and the game that will determine the AFC North champion, has been moved from 1:00 PM Sunday (Dec. 28) to 8:30 PM the same evening under national television’s “flex scheduling” policy. The Steelers will appear on…

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Two Sought, Two Injured In Home Invasion And Stabbings In Oil City

Two men are being treated for serious injuries in a Pittsburgh hospital, and two others are the subjects of police searches following a home invasion in Oil City on Sunday evening in which two men were stabbed. Oil City Police say the 7:00 PM incident began when two masked men forced their way inside an…

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Oil City Woman Charged For Having Minors Drove Her To Get Beer; Unlicensed Driver Crashes Vehicle

An Oil City woman faces numerous charges after police say she had an unlicensed minor drive her to several locations, including a beer stop, and after it is alleged the minor then took and crashed the vehicle while using it while the woman was passed out. State Police officials, who investigated the crash in Cornplanter…

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Steelers Reach Playoffs With 20-12 Win Versus Kansas City; Can Win Division Title Against Cincinnati

Ben Roethlisberger threw a touchdown pass to Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell scored on a one-year touchdown run, boosting the Pittsburgh Steelers into the NFL playoffs for the first time in three years with a 20-12 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs (8-7) on Sunday at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. The Steelers (10-5) can clinch…

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