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Steelers Place Keisel On Injured Reserve, Sign Veteran Clifton Geathers

The Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday placed veteran defensive end Brett Keisel on the season-ending injured reserve list and signed former Washington Redskins defensive lineman Clifton Geathers to their 53-man roster. Keisel tore a triceps muscle in the Steelers’ home loss to New Orleans on Sunday.  In his return to Pittsburgh, the 13-year veteran recorded 17…

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Pirates Acquire Utilityman Sean Rodriguez In Trade With Tampa Bay

The Pittsburgh Pirates announced Monday that they have acquired utilityman Sean Rodriguez from the Tampa Bay Rays for cash and a player to be named later. Rodriguez has played the past five seasons for the Rays and appeared at every infield and every outfield position.  In 2014, he batted .211 with 12 home runs and…

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Five Die On Pennsylvania Highways Over Thanksgiving Holiday

The Pennsylvania State Police say five people died and 239 others were injured in the 1,268 traffic accidents their troopers investigated across the state during the five-day Thanksgiving weekend holiday travel period. Last year, nine died and 236 were injured, but the PSP responded to 332 more crashes this year, an increase of about 35…

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Winter Winter Advisory Posted For Icy Precipitation For Tuesday, December 2

The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh has posted a Winter Weather Advisory for parts of western Pennsylvania, most of eastern Ohio and for northern West Virginia for Tuesday, December 2. The advisory runs until 2:00 PM, and includes Venango, Mercer, Armstrong, Butler and Lawrence Counties in western Pennsylvania. A Winter Weather Advisory means that snow,…

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Tionesta Woman Charged In Weekend Stabbing Of A Leeper Man

A Tionesta woman has been jailed, and a Leeper man is hospitalized in Pittsburgh following a stabbing incident that police attributed to a domestic dispute early Sunday morning. It is believed the argument began in a car while two people were traveling on Route 66 in the Leeper area.  Police say the stabbing incident was…

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Fire Destroys Drilling Company Building In Rockland Township

A fire early Sunday destroyed a building utilized by a petroleum drilling company in Rockland Township. Neighbors first noticed the blaze shortly before 6:30 AM Sunday at a building along Route 38.  Nine fire companies responded to the scene, but they were unable to save the building. Fallen power lines also proved to be a problem, so…

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Steelers’ Playoff Hopes Take Hit In 35-32 Loss To New Orleans

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees threw five touchdown passes and Pittsburgh’s signal-caller, Ben Roethlisberger, was intercepted twice as the Saints dropped the Steelers 35-32 in a game played Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. Brees found five different teammates for scoring tosses – Kenny Stills, Ben Watson, Marques Colston, Erik Loring and Nick Toon. …

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Tionesta Man Faces Charges Involving Underage Girls

A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for December 9 for a Tionesta man who has been arraigned on thirteen counts regarding his alleged inappropriate conduct with three underage girls. At least one of the alleged victims is reportedly under age 13. 22 year-old Shane Silvis faces charges that include the sexual abuse of a child, indecent…

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Franklin Man Gets 2-And-A-Half To Ten Years For Sexual Relationship With 15 Year-Old Boy

A Franklin man was sentenced last week to two-and-a-half to ten years in state prison after his guilty plea in Venango County Court to a charge of aggravated indecent assault on someone under sixteen years of age. 28 year-old Terrance Smith had originally been charged in February with 48 counts.  He will be credited with…

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Oil City Family Escapes Injury When Minivan Hits Bear On Interstate 80

An Oil City family of five escaped uninjured Saturday night when their minivan hit a bear on Interstate 80. The incident occurred in the eastbound lanes of the highway in Clarion Township. State troopers say the vehicle, operated by 52 year-old Kenneth Brannon, hit the bear with its right side.  Brannon, his wife, and three…

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